Kristin was born and raised in Iceland. She graduated as an elementary teacher from University of Iceland and taught 1st through 4th graders for 9 years before she moved to Barboursville, WV in August 2013 with her husband, Helgi and their three children, Sigmundur, Mal (Málfríður) and K.J (Kjartan). She has been practicing yoga since fall 2013 and finished her 200-hour yoga teacher training in September 2015 and her 300-hour yoga teacher training in January 2017 at Brown Dog Yoga. In addition to her love of yoga she loves to knit, run, read and spend time with her family. She loves being a part of the Brown Dog Yoga team and enjoys teaching her classes.
Katrina Mailloux, E-RYT-500, has been teaching yoga since 2008. She left her law practice to follow her passion in 2007 and has never looked back. Katrina is the founder and owner of Brown Dog Yoga. She first began practicing yoga in an effort provide a balance to her weight training and running regimen. She obtained her RYT-200 from the Breathing Space in Blacksburg, Virginia and completed her RYT-500 training at Yoga on High, in Columbus, Ohio. She holds an advanced certificate in Yoga Therapeutics and is the Director and Lead Trainer for the Brown Dog Yoga RYT 200-hour and Advanced RYT 300-hour Teacher Training Programs. Katrina welcomes all levels of yoga practitioner to her classes with modifications and creative sequencing. Katrina’s loves helping her students find inner peace and balance and to be less about human “having” and human “doing,” and more about human being.
Rich Mailloux began practicing yoga in 2010 with his wife, Katrina. He immediately saw changes in his overall fitness, becoming stronger, faster and more flexible. Although a busy physician, he became hooked and embarked upon the yoga teacher training program. Rich currently teaches students at the MU Recreation Center and at BDY, and he embraces an approach which appeals to those who consider themselves “inflexible” in both mind and body. Rich is the Co-Director of the Brown Dog Yoga RYT-200 hour Teacher Training Program. Whether your an avid fitness enthusiast, or want to embrace a different approach to wellness, Rich has your prescription.
Torie is a Huntington native and 2013 Marshall University graduate. After completing her bachelor's degree in psychology, she began working recreational therapist at a local hospital. Torie began practicing yoga in college, but it wasn't until after her studies that she found herself in awe by the mental and physical benefits of her yoga practice. She became an RYT-200 certified teacher at BDY in 2015.
Terri Gray is a native of the tri-state area with a love for travel and adventure. She graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Nutrition from Marshall University and completed her internship at Indiana University Medical Center. She has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years and has devoted her career to promoting health and wellness in the community through nutrition. Terri completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Brown Dog Yoga in August 2016. She understands that yoga feeds not only the body but the mind and spirit encouraging health and well-being.
Larie Midkiff is an RYT-200, certified barre instructor, cycling instructor, and BDY Sculpt instructor. She enjoys spending time with her husband Wade and Baby Violet and enjoys the good vibes and cuisine at Backyard Pizza and/or Blacksheep Burritos. Her classes are about finding your limits and meeting them with a smile.
Miranda Mullins is a loving local and Huntington, WV native and 2010 graduate from Marshall University. Miranda took an interest in physical fitness and Brown Dog Yoga after moving back from Colorado in 2012. She is an RYT-200 yoga teacher and is one of Brown Dog’s Barre instructors. Miranda also teaches for Tailwind Indoor Cycling and her passion is her students to be the best they can be while having fun and embracing life.
Ivana Salazar is a first generation West Virginian with roots in Massachusetts and Venezuela. She graduated from Marshall University in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, with a focus on Exercise Physiology, and a minor in Psychology. She is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and has been practicing yoga for several years and completed her 200-hour teacher training in Hatha Yoga in 2015 and received a 200-hour Ashaya Yoga Certificate in 2017. Ivana's teaching style is alignment-and breath-focused utilizing her physical therapy background to enhance the experience of her students.
In addition to teaching vinyasa flow yoga, Valerie is one of the BDY Barre instructors. She grew up taking ballet, tap, jazz, and baton in Cross Lanes, WV for 16 years. She continued her love for dance in college where she was the Feature Twirler for Marshall University. After graduation with her bachelor’s degree, Valerie continued to train the Marshall Majorettes and Twirlers as an assistant. Valerie completed her RYT-200 yoga teacher training with Anna Pittman of Breathing Space and completed her RYT-300 Advanced Teacher Training Program at Brown Dog Yoga.
Cathy Snoddy is a native of Huntington, WV. She practiced yoga off and on for years before she felt like something was missing from her life and returned to yoga through the first Brown Dog Yoga RYT-200 Teacher Training program. She believes that laughter is important, even in her yoga practice and she loves to introduce the practice to people who think they can’t do yoga. Most importantly, she strives to share the gift of yoga through it's power to help individuals tap into their inner beauty and light. Cathy is a certified instructor in iRest Yoga Nidra and has a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.