Meet our instructors.


Nicky Twitchell

Owner, Instructor
Barkan Method, Vinyasa, Classic Flow, Lunges n Twists, Balance,
Somatic Release.  *Yoga for TMI, Chair Yoga coming soon!

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

StrongBody LIFT, 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. Nancy also offers private personal training sessions! Email us to inquire.


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!

Jill Melcher

Instructor -Gentle Flow + Kriya, Restore, Yin
Jill’s Tuesday night Gentle Flow class is like nothing other! Learn different breath cycles (Kriyas) that will benefit your body, mind and LIFE!

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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 – Hot Buti Yoga™

Adria has been a student for over 9 years and certified in Hot Buti Yoga™ in 2022! Adria takes time to expertly craft every class and brings GODDESS energy that will get you moving in ways you never have! (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!  With Lisa’s help, we are auditioning new Barre instructors in November!


Danielle “Dani” Verlanic

Instructor – Hot Buti Yoga™, StrongBody LIFT/SLAY, 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 Tuesday evenings when she teaches Buti, Thursday 6am w StrongBody SLAY and Saturday mornings with StrongBody LIFT!

Virginia Reeves

Instructor – Vinyasa, Yoga Pump

Virginia is a thoughtful, articulate teacher that will guide you gently through each sweaty sequence.  When you’re done with her class you’ll feel the burn but forget how you got it! Virginia teaches Mondays at 12:05pm and subs in often so watch that sign up!


Amy Braml

Instructor – Power Flow, 26&2

Amy is our newest instructor and is guiding Power Flow on Monday evenings at 6pm and Wednesday mornings at 6am!

Are YOU interested in joining our team?

We love new energy and guest teachers

We are always looking for talented, well trained instructors that have a passion for Hot Yoga! Please inquire by attending one of Nicky’s classes and introducing yourself afterwards!

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