Meet our instructors.


Nicky Twitchell

Owner, Instructor
Barkan Method, Vinyasa, Hot 28, Lunges n Twists, Balance,
Somatic Release.

Nicky has been practicing Hot Yoga since 1999 and is a 300+ hour trained instructor. Certified in Barkan Method Level 1 in 2010 and Barkan Method II Vinyasa in 2012. She has also Trained with Baron Baptiste, Sadie Nardini, Shiva Rea, and many others over many, many years. Nicky built Hot Yoga Helena with her own two hands and invites you to experience the love and peace of her beautiful little studio.

Nancy Wikle

Owner, Instructor
Iron Yoga, Baptiste, Yin, Root 2 Rise

Nancy has been a fitness instructor for over 30 years and brings her expertise in exercise physiology and anatomy to a variety of classes at HYH, AS WELL as being a new Partner beginning January of 2022!


Michele Zentz

Barkan Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha Flow

Yoga trained in Advanced Barkan Method, Meghan Currie, Anna Forrest, and Yoga 4 Classrooms. “My time spent as a physical therapist tech, a collegiate/semi-professional soccer player, a high school English teacher, a counselor, and a perpetual student of brain neurology all fuel my teachings.”  Michele is part of the ‘soul’ of HYH and has been leading mindful practices since Day ONE!


Tyrel Suzor-Hoy

Instructor – Buti Yoga™, Slow Flow

Tyrel has been a student and instructor at HYH for 6 years! In 2021, Tyrel certified in Buti Yoga and teaches every other Monday evening as well as his own sequence of Slow, vinyasa flow on Tuesdays!  Have a healthy back and knees or the experience and ability to modify for Buti.  All Levels will feel comfortable and safe in Slow Flow!

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Deb Halliday

  Instructor – Prana Vinyasa, Yin

Deb Halliday has been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years, and is certified in Prana Vinyasa Flow through Shiva Rea’s Yoga Alchemy Institute. Deb is teaching Prana Vinyasa Flow and Yin classes at the studio!
Deb has been PRACTICING at HYH since the very beginning, July 10th, 2011!


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Bob Cochran

Instructor – Baptiste

Bob has been a student and instructor at HYH for over 5 years! Certified in Baptiste Power Yoga, you can find Bob every Thursday evening! Bob’s classes are quiet and SWEATY.  Some experience is recommended, however, modifications are always available.


Adria Willis

Instructor – Buti Yoga™

Adria is one of our newest instructors at HYH, but has been a student for over 8years! Come check out Adria’s Buti Yoga class on Fridays at 12:05pm and every other Monday evening at 7:30pm! (Please have healthy knees and back or the experience and ability to modify for your own body)


Lisa Reynolds

Instructor/Hot Booty Kicker Barre™

Lisa Zooms in from Dallas, Texas every other Wednesday at 4:15pm to lead us in an INCREDIBLE, Hot Barre practice!  When Lisa first experienced barre, she knew it was just the right fit for her as it combined her love for high-energy, musically-driven classes with the classic training she had learned from years of ballet, yoga, and pilates. Lisa is a Master Trainer for PulsePointe barre/ Barre Above® program and is passionate about helping people to live healthier, happier lives.


Danielle Verlanic

Instructor – MamaSlay

Dani is our SUPERHERO!  Mama to FIVE kiddos (including TWO sets of twins) this lady does all the things and will make you feel right at home in the studio on Tuesdays at 9:45am. MamaSlay is a HIIT class done SAFELY for new Mommas – but open for all!  The heat is OFF but the studio stays on the warmer side so wear light clothing.  Bring the kids! – older ones can quietly watch the iPad in the lobby, littles come right on in and are welcome to nap, play, cry… whatever!  This class is for ALL LEVELS and even if you don’t have a kid to bring, pick one up and raise that cardio!

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