Studio Owner & Instructor
When creating Bryony & Birch, I dreamt of a home for our yoga, fitness and wellness classes. I am so excited to now have that home located in beautiful Exeter NH. When I am not behind the chair styling hair in our Hair loft in Amesbury MA, you will find me In Bryony Body helping run the studio and getting to know the members of this wonderful community.
Studio Manager & Instructor
Jessalynn Hudgins, is an avid yoga practitioner, teacher, and student who began her practice in 2007 after leaving college and entering the corporate world.
Personal Trainer & Instructor
Ashley Roy started her journey into training after completing her Associates Degree in Exercise Science and has been an ACE certified trainer since 2016.
Becky Kollmorgen is a licensed physical therapist with 25 years of experience in the rehabilitation and wellness industry. As an ACSM certified group exercise instructor and YA-certified 200 hour RYT, she teaches a variety of classes through the Seacoast.
Allison Parks Dugas
Allison Parks Dugas began practicing Classical, vinyasa and Ashtanga style yoga in 1999 and viewed her practice as a “meditation in motion”. She was drawn to the benefits of physical practice, connecting the mind and body through the breath, becoming more present, gaining strength and flexibility and reducing stress.
Jennifer Freeman has been teaching yoga around the Amesbury area since she moved to town in 2010. She feels strongly that yoga should be accessible to all people.
Gail Picillo began her yoga practice about 20 years ago when she recognized her body needed love while being a rigorous athlete as a semi-pro beach volleyball player. What she discovered was that the practice of yoga not only helped heal her body, but also guided her back to a positive emotional and spiritual well-being.
Jessica Gutstein has been practicing yoga since 2002 and began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in the Boston area in 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher certification.
Rob first met yoga and mediation as a way to focus as a wrestler and football player. Many years later as part of his weight loss journey, he came back to yoga in a more formal manner.
List Hopper is a certified yoga teacher, wife, mother and speech language pathologist. Her 16 years of experience give her the philosophy, alignment and breathwork needed to lead our vinyasa flow classes at Bryony Body.
Caroline found yoga during her first year of college as a way to relax at the end of a long day. The more she practiced on her mat, the more she was drawn towards yoga, deepening her practice and learning how to incorporate yoga into her life on and off of the mat.
Kacy is a traveling yoga instructor throughout Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire and occasionally may be found guest teaching abroad in countries such as Kenya, Sri Lanka, Bali, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy and Belize. She hosts local and international yoga retreats focusing on soul balance and personal transformation.
Meghan found yoga during a difficult time in her own life. Thanks to her thoughtful teachers, the practice quickly stole her heart. She began to feel more at home in her skin and continues to build on that feeling every day. Meghan believes yoga should be accessible, approachable, supportive and judgement free.