Meet our instructors.

Nicky Twitchell

Owner, Instructor/ Barkan Method, Barkan Vinyasa, Lunges n Twists, Balance,
Classic 28, Restore n Release

Nicky has been practicing Hot Yoga since 1999. Nicky is a 300+ hour trained instructor. Certified in Barkan Method Level 1 in 2010 and Barkan Method 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/ Baptiste, Iron Yoga, Restore

Nancy Wikle is HYH’s newest instructor, but NOT NEW to fitness instruction! Certified in a diverse array of styles and classes, Nancy bring us IRON Yoga (think… SLOW Slay, MIND (30 min sequences of Flexibility, Stability and Strength) and PiYO – HOT Pilates plus Yoga!

Michele Zentz

Instructor/ Barkan Vinyasa, Evolve, Yin

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!


Amber Taylor

Instructor (sub)/Vinyasa, Buti

Amber has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and obtained her 200hr YTT certificate in 2012. She became BUTI™ Yoga certified in March of 2018 and has loved sharing this with the HYH community. Yoga has been an integral part of her self-care and evolutionary process. Learning to move and be in the body and how that opens us up to deeper experience is an ongoing fascination and she loves to share this with her students. As a licensed massage therapist, she has an intimate knowledge of the body and posture and can help students in finding deeper expressions of a pose safely.

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Deb Halliday

  Instructor/ 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 yoga flow, lunar 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 other Thursday evening!

Dani Verlanic

Instructor / Buti, NamaSlay (HIIT), Piyo



Tyrel Suzor-Hoy

  Instructor/ Buti, Slow Flow



Ethan Peterson

Instructor (sub) / NamaSlay, Classic 28


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Courtney Cosgrove

Instructor (sub) / NamaSlay, Baptiste Flow

Courtney Cosgrove is a Momma to two amazing kiddos, a soccer coach, and an Attorney that specializes in civil litigation. Courtney trained in New York with the world renowned Baron Baptiste and is teaching a Baptiste inspired flow class! Courtney also studied online with Sadie Nardini and developed our NamaSlay class! (HIIT, with HEAT, plus Yoga!)

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