Alexis is the founder and owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio, which she opened in 2005 with the goal of making yoga accessible to everyone no matter what their body type or health condition. From its humble beginnings, Dragonfly has grown into a thriving yoga community, hosting both 200 and 500 HR teacher trainings, nation-wide retreats, and internationally-known yoga teachers.

Alexis completed a 350-hour Hatha Yoga certification program at Eight Limbs Yoga in Chicago in 2003, studying under Gabriel Halpern, Per Erez, and Miguel Latronica. Alexis continually looks for inspiration and information to share with her students. She also has studied with Rolf Gates (500-hour Advanced Vinyasa) and Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply (Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga).

Alexis has over 1,000 hours combined professional training in yoga and meditation, including a certification in teaching Prenatal Yoga from Sweet Pea’s Studio in Chicago. She has studied Vinyasa Yoga under Shiva Rea and Seane Corn and Thai Yoga Massage with Mukti Michael Buck of the Vedic Conservatory. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Arizona State University.

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Joe Simek is an Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 875-Hours), a 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga. He has been teaching yoga for more than a decade. As a seasoned meditator and long-time practicing Quaker, Joe is well versed in contemplative traditions, which he has used to improve his physical health, find sobriety, and deepen his personal and spiritual evolution.

Joe has completed over a thousand hours of yoga training. He studied Yoga Therapy (including 150 clinic hours) and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga at Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy, where he was also a teaching assistant for six years. He also studied Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates.

Joe has experience bringing yoga to a variety of special populations including emotion support students in Central Bucks School District, young adults at Valley Youth House, patients at Avenues Recovery Center, and clients at the Kin Cancer Center.

In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University.

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Kelly Scotti, CHHC, RYT200, is a silly, curvy, and sassy yogini who trained in the Saraswati River Yoga tradition, and has gone on to study with Shiva Rea, Seane Corne, Ana Forrest, Elena Brower, Cameron Shayne (Budokon Yoga), Leslie Kaminoff, and more. She loves acro- and aerial yoga, teaching kids how to breathe and OM (Childlight Yoga Instructor), and teaching students how to laugh and let go in her class. You’ll find her teaching teaching All Levels and Gentle Yoga here, and in her heart she is a Vinyasa Flow Goddess.

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Kate Wilcox Tarr is a 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher from Bucks County, PA. She received her certification at Dragonfly under Alexis Ridge-Simek in 2019. Kate uses her experience as a dancer, mother, writer and yogi to help others center themselves and reap the benefits of living a strong, balanced and connected life on and off the mat. Kate has practiced yoga in all forms since she was 15 years old and has used yoga to ease all of life’s transitions. She graduated from New York University in 2009 with a bachelor’s in Journalism and Spanish. After working as a reporter telling the stories of people from so many walks of life, Kate knows everyone can benefit from some brain-body-breath connection.

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Vibha was born and raised in London, UK with Bhakti yoga and Mantra chanting as part of her everyday life. Her keen interest in the human body led her to graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brunel University. After moving to Pennsylvania, Vibha secured a position in HR at the County of Bucks, where she was the Wellness Coordinator for all 2,000 employees. She completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in July 2019 under the guidance of Alexis Ridge-Simek and Joe Simek at Dragonfly Yoga Studio. She also completed a course in “Mantra and the Dynamics of Sacred Sound” at the Himalayan Institute. Outside of Yoga, Vibha teaches Bollywood dance, allowing others to experience their own joy through movement. She is a certified level I Reiki practitioner, under the direction of Valerie Haag at Rainbows of Healing. Vibha has learned and taken comfort in spiritual and religious teachings from around the world. In her journey in life, she has found that yoga has supported her immensely in aligning with her true path.

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Theresa was drawn to yoga’s ability to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit from the inside out and truly believes that yoga is for every body at every age. Her style is playful and down-to-Earth with an emphasis on alignment, breathwork, and meditation.  She completed her RYT-500 at DIG Yoga under the direction of Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny, and has studied and earned various certifications in restorative, adaptive, wall, prenatal, and chair yoga. Theresa continues to draw inspiration from local and national yogis, practicing with Karin Eisen, Elle Kaplan, Kerri Hanlon, Jillian Pransky, Amy Ippoliti, and Noah Mazé.  Theresa is a certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and, whether she is giving assists during standing postures or shavasana, her Reiki energy comes through to complement your practice. She holds an MBA from LaSalle University.  Residing in Doylestown for nearly 25 years, in her free time Theresa enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching her grandchildren Izzie and Max grow. They have been having fun together on their yoga mats with “Mimi” since they were babies.

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Lindsay began her yoga journey after graduating college as a way to bring balance to her mind and body. The instant and constant effects were monumental; Yoga has been in her life ever since! After years of practicing, she wanted to expand her knowledge by taking the teacher training program. In 2018 she received the 200-Hour Teacher Certification with Cathy Frank at Yogasphere. She received an 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Certification in 2021 from Arhanta Yoga Academy. Starting in 2011 she has received a Reiki One and Reiki Two attunement and incorporates energy work throughout class. Lindsay holds space for yoga to be a deeply personal and community practice where students can work on their physical and emotional health. Her classes are structured with creative sequencing where students can explore poses in a safe and lighthearted environment. Lindsay is honored to share her love for yoga and bodywork with students. When Lindsay isn’t on her mat, she is spending time with her husband, son, and dog, Arnold. They like being active and outdoors all year round!

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Eileen Menz has earned her 200-Hour Teacher Training Certification from Devalila Yoga. Additionally, she has completed a 100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Immersion Training Certification, and a Svaroopa Yoga Immersion Training Certification. Eileen has also completed several other workshops with well renowned Yin yoga instructors. Her yoga practice has strongly enhanced her life and overall well-being, and she feels a need to share this positive energy with each student. She is a 25+ year resident of the Doylestown area and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and Finance from Roger Williams University. In her spare time she enjoys family, her dogs and traveling.

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