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Missy Kerner, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 - Owner & Director


Buddha Balance Yoga School is owned and operated by Missy Kerner. Missy has been studying and working in the fitness field for over 20 years. She began her career as a division I athlete for the George Mason University Women's Lacrosse team. She furthered her studies at Appalachian State University where she earned her degree in Health Promotion and Wellness with a minor in Nutrition. Upon graduation she completed an internship with World Instructor Training Schools where she taught Anatomy and Physiology to those getting Aerobic and Personal Training certifications. It was then she became certified in both of those fields.


Missy moved on to work in the field of physical therapy where she gained knowledge in the rehabilitation process. The culmination of all her experiences and education would spark her interest in Pilates. She became certified from the Pilates Certification Center in 2003. She continued to further her education by obtaining a higher level certification in 2004. In 2005 she obtained her Reformer certification from the same center.


In 2005 Missy would take her passion further and open Body Balance Studio with partner Becky Crigger. She would become the sole owner/operator in 2008 and continue to run it until December 2014. During that time Missy became certified in Yoga with more than 700 hours of study under numerous teachers. In 2013 Missy would launch Buddha Balance Yoga School. It was born out of years of experience in teaching movement with mind body connection.


Missy's approach to teaching and training is an open level technique with focus on leaving the student feeling successful. Her desire is that everyone finds a sense of peace and ease in their yoga practice.


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