Owner & Instructor
When creating Bryony & Birch, I dreamt of a home for our yoga, fitness and wellness classes. I am so excited to now have that home located in beautiful Exeter NH. When I am not behind the chair styling hair in our Hair loft in Amesbury MA, you will find me In Bryony Body helping run the studio and getting to know the members of this wonderful community. You will also find me on the class schedule teaching Vinyasa Power Flow come Jan 2022!
Studio Manager & Instructor
Jessalynn Hudgins, is an avid yoga practitioner, teacher, and student who began her practice in 2007 after leaving college and entering the corporate world.
Tayla began practicing yoga in 2011 and in May 2019 she followed one of her large dreams by completing her 200-hour RYT training through Boston Yoga School.
Personal Trainer & Instructor
Kiana has been an athlete since she was able to walk. Starting with gymnastics and eventually moving on to lacrosse and sticking with volleyball through high school and into college.
Jess has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher certification in 2015 from Three Bridges Yoga in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and has never stopped learning.
Stacey Sargent came to her mat with consistent dedication in January of 2011 and hasn’t looked back. Yoga is an integral part of her daily life and she is grateful to be able to share her love of yoga through teaching.
Veronica Woodlief began her journey in 2017, when I was working in a job that was so stressful and toxic that she was diagnosed with Panic Attack Disorder and PTSD. Searching for a way to soothe the anxiety, she committed to a 40-day Kundalini meditation practice, and her life has never been the same.
Hannah Reed began her yoga teaching journey in 2013 with a 200-hour YTT certification from Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge, MA. She has taught in both private settings as well as studio classes at CorePower Yoga in Santa Barbara, CA.
Becky Kollmorgen is a licensed physical therapist with 25 years of experience in the rehabilitation and wellness industry. As an ACSM certified group exercise instructor and YA-certified 200 hour RYT, she teaches a variety of classes through the Seacoast.
Ankati Day is a yoga teacher, sound healer, dancer, and space holder who believes that embodiment is the doorway to healing and freedom.
Allison Parks Dugas
Allison Parks Dugas began practicing Classical, vinyasa and Ashtanga style yoga in 1999 and viewed her practice as a “meditation in motion”. She was drawn to the benefits of physical practice, connecting the mind and body through the breath, becoming more present, gaining strength and flexibility and reducing stress.
Wilhelmina Bradley has certification in Hatha Yoga, and has been a yoga instructor for 13 years. In addition, she has over 200 hours of study in Anusara instruction. Her teaching focuses on proper alignment, and each varied asana class incorporates a unique theme.
Jennifer Freeman has been teaching yoga around the Amesbury area since she moved to town in 2010. She feels strongly that yoga should be accessible to all people.
Sharon Gordon took her first yoga class in 1996 while studying Sports Medicine in college. Taking that class planted a seed that has grown into a 25-year journey and continues to this day. In 2015, Sharon completed her 200 RYT training at 3 Bridges Yoga and went on to receive certifications in restorative and teen yoga.
Gail Picillo began her yoga practice about 20 years ago when she recognized her body needed love while being a rigorous athlete as a semi-pro beach volleyball player. What she discovered was that the practice of yoga not only helped heal her body, but also guided her back to a positive emotional and spiritual well-being.
Carolyn Fitzpatrick Rubin
Carolyn Fitzpatrick Rubin is a former swimmer and avid runner going back to college, where she first came to yoga for its physical benefits of strength and balance. When her first husband was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2001, yoga and meditation became a sanctuary and she began to study its ancient philosophy and numerous healing benefits.
Jessica Gutstein has been practicing yoga since 2002 and began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in the Boston area in 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher certification.