Instructors

Barb Barb Oviatt, Owner 

200  RYT
barb@themat.info

Barb has been working in the fitness industry for over 30 years.  Studying Taekwondo for the past 30 +  years.  Coordinating fitness programs and teaching a variety of classes.  Over the past 15 years her focus has turned to mind body fitness and nutrition. Nutritional coaching to help clients better their health from the inside out.   She has trained extensively in Baptiste power vinyasa yoga practice.   Barb was born and raised in Alberta Canada then moved to Missoula and on to  LasVegas  and for the last 17 years has lived in Liberty Lake with her husband and 3 amazing kids.

Mary Mary Naccarato

200 RYT Baptiste Inspired

Mary is a middle school counselor and a mother to three wonderful boys.  Her yoga journey started in 2010, and when she began to feel the transformation it was having in her life, she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others.  Mary believes that the mind, body, and soul connection is a sacred one; one that should be nurtured and inspired.  Keeping this thought as a forefront in her mind, she teaches her classes from the heart, creating an uplifting and safe environment for people to explore with their own bodies.

Kristen Wade E-RYT200

A self-confessed nerd, Kristen has been a spiritual seeker since childhood; studying yoga, Buddhism, and natural healing for over twenty years. She has extensive training in the Anusara method, with a dedicated studentship to Amy Ippoliti. She is trained in prenatal yoga, yoga therapy, Reiki level II, and as a DONA Doula. Interested in Women’s Health and Pediatrics, she is currently strengthening her knowledge and experience in yoga therapeutics and biomechanics while pursuing a career as a Physical Therapist. Her instruction aims to foster a seeking spirit intent on balancing physical expression and playfulness to develop inner wisdom. With a focus on alignment, a spiritual connection, and therapeutic attention, her classes are regarded as being challenging and lighthearted.

Kristen was born and raised in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. A bit of a nomad, she has lived in many different places including overseas. Always a mountain girl at heart, she loves skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and camping. Kristen is a mother of three sweet, mischievous children and an exuberant, hairy dog. Her aim is to keep them moderately well fed, somewhat clean, and exceptionally happy. You can find her at www.facebook.com/KristenWadeYoga

IMG_7027 Scott Brownlee

200 RYT

Scott started practicing yoga with his son because he thought it would be valuable to his son’s high school wrestling. (It was, he went on to win the state championship.) Scott has been steadily practicing yoga ever since. When the opportunity arose to take a yoga certification training, he enrolled to deepen his own practice. The experience made him want to share with others what yoga has meant in/for his own life.

After years of working in the film and television industry with clients including Disney and Marvel, Scott finds time in his busy schedule as an adjunct professor of Film Post Production at two institutions to teach yoga at The Mat and at the Airway Heights prison.