Barbara Jean began practicing and studying yoga in 2008 while living on the North Shore of Lake Superior under the instruction of Kathy Horak, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Following a move to Minneapolis in 2012 Barbara Jean found Modo Yoga and fell in love with the all aspects of the studio: the fantastic community, knowledgeable instructors, the philosophy, and the HEAT all kept her coming back for more. After more than a year participating in the studio’s Energy Exchange Program as a musician (playing live music monthly during yoga classes) Barbara Jean decided to pursue her 500 hour YTT in January of 2016. She joined the team of teachers upon her return and in February of 2017 completed an additional 100 hours of training focusing on Modo Flow.
In addition to her passion for yoga, Barbara Jean also loves music; she plays violin, viola and banjo and writes songs. When not at Modo, she is likely out on tour in her band Dusty Heart. You may also find her in the woods with her dog Kentucky.