Meet The Team
Owner | Yoga Instructor
Sara Wallace is a believer, wife, #boymom, adventurer, RYT-500, and Young Living Crown Diamond. She & her husband, Justin, love calling Claremore home!
Sara completed her Power Vinyasa 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and immediately began teaching vinyasa-based yoga classes in downtown Claremore. She also has experience/training in teaching Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga Trapeze, and Gravity Yoga.
When it comes to fitness, “Yoga has always been there for me,” she describes. “Yoga taught me how to breathe. Yoga was the first exercise I could do after a pelvic injury. Prenatal Yoga relaxed muscles I didn’t even know were tight during my pregnancy. Hot Yoga has given me more strength, flexibility, and endurance than I’ve ever had in my life. Many days, my practice on the mat saves my sanity, and probably my liver.”
Sara is highly driven by encouraging women to know and live their purpose, in wellness and abundance.
Chelsea quickly fell in love with the challenge and results after discovering Barre fitness in 2018. She strives to make each class challenging yet accessible, with a focus on form and fun! Music plays an important part in her class. Chelsea uses the energy from carefully curated, and always changing, playlists to keep her classes feeling fresh and lively.
"I want my students to know that no matter where they are in their fitness journey, there is always a spot for them at the barre."
Yoga & Pilates Instructor
Deann brings a passion for fitness knowledge and practice to every class, to the benefit of all her students. After practicing yoga for several years, Deann completed her RYT-200 training in 2018 and then built upon her love for pilates by completing her Mat Pilates training in 2023. Deann loves helping others reach their goals, connecting people, and making them feel like a part of the ETHOS family. "Getting to know my students and knowing their goals and progress is my favorite part of teaching!"
Debbie believes that yoga is for everyone, every shape, every age! One of her greatest strengths as a teacher is her genuine love for people and her light hearted humor. Debbie is now a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher whose certifications include Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT), Yoga In Action Training, Hip Hop Hatha, RECESS + children’s yoga, and The Body in Trauma.
Debbie offers the use of props for safe alignment, a secure foundation, balancing, stretching and strengthening. She hopes you will meet her on the mat and share this ancient practice so the benefits of your yoga practice will benefit all those around you.
Jody is an experienced group fitness instructor, whose love for fitness began in 2009 while trying to make it through a deployment. She started with cycle, then quickly added bootcamp and kickboxing. Anytime life knocked her down, she found a place in the fitness world and her faith in God.
Jody holds a Sports Management degree from Rogers State University (go Hillcats!), and has taken workshops from AFAA, Fitour, Schwann, ACSM, and NETA over the years.
When not teaching fitness, she loves spending time with family and friends outdoors, having nerf wars with her son Blake, and serving the Claremore community by being active on many boards and committees.
Jody’s yoga journey began in 2018, and in 2019 she decided to begin working towards her RYT-200.
Yoga was a hard sell for her, because taking a moment for herself and to be still was not in her nature.
“Once I gave into the process, I found it was a great place for me to be at peace with the chaos that surrounds me in life. Over the years, I have learned that there is so much more to yoga, it truly is a mind body connection.. and the fact is our bodies keep score of all the events in our lives, good and bad. Through our practice we can come and leave it all on the mat!”
Yoga & Barre Instructor
Mindy is a wife, mom of two, encourager, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach, and a believer. She and her family have called Claremore home for over two decades.
A life-long fitness enthusiast, Mindy is devoted to developing her personal fitness while walking alongside others on their journey. Throughout her life, she has participated in many forms of exercise which began with her love of dance as a child. In an effort to share her passion with others, she began coaching in the online space 6 years ago. A life-long learner, she took this love a step further by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) , Barre Instructor, Yoga Instructor, and most recently, a Certified Nutrition Coach.
“I believe in the power of fitness to transform lives. My passion is helping others discover their strength and confidence through movement – a beautiful tool to empower us to live a more present and fulfilling life.”