artists in residence
Our beautiful studio is the creation of our owner, Robert Turner, who opened breathe in 2014. He envisioned inviting select wellness professionals to share the space, serving clients with the highest quality of care and expertise. In addition to Pilates, the breathe studio is home to the dedicated practices listed below, all of which are locally-owned and managed. We’re proud to offer our clients the only GYROTONIC® studio in Central Kentucky, and we invite you to learn more about all of our unique practices listed below. All are available by appointment only, so please register for a session on their MINDBODY app or call the individual professional before you visit us at 250 Walton Avenue, Suite 156.
Yoga at Breathe
Laura Cox is a Certified Yoga Teacher who graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising in 2009. She completed her Hot Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles in 2011 and subsequently completed a 200-hour teacher training program with Amanda McMaine. She presently offers in-person yoga classes suitable for all levels of clients in small groups of up to 5 people. Laura also leads virtual classes for those who prefer to practice yoga from their home or office. Yoga poses or “postures” can enhance your ability to create strength in your body, length within your muscles, and range of motion within your joints. Laura begins by bringing awareness to the breath, and invites your mind into the body. She not only helps you strengthen your body, she will build your confidence and improve your balance and posture. Laura has a devoted local following thanks to her reputation for her thoughtful and expert teaching. Yoga classes may be scheduled on MindBody or on the Breathe website. Contact Laura directly by calling 859-494-7075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shayne Brakefield is a proud graduate of the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City, where he completed a 1200 hour Massage Therapy program. He has extensive education/experience in eastern and western modalities, including Swedish relaxation, Deep tissue, Sports, Therapeutic, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu, Tui na, Vedic Thai, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Kinesio Tape, and Ashiatsu. Shayne is the only (male) licensed massage therapist in the state of KY certified to practice Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. He is a teacher of movement (Alexander Technique/Feldenkraise/Trager techniques) at Lexington Healing Arts Academy, where he teaches/lectures on proper body mechanics, and somatic intelligence and awareness. Shayne operated his own studio in NYC, as well as working for Equinox and Clay Fitness in NYC, and whose client list consists of Oscar/Tony/Emmy/Grammy winners. Shayne’s bodywork objective is to gently guide and inspire people towards homeostasis through somatic awareness, stress reduction, pain relief, and health maintenance. He will tailor all massage/bodywork to meet your specific needs and concerns.
Contact Shayne to book a massage (859) 433-0245 by text or call, email at email@example.com, or on Facebook at Shayne Brakefield Massage.
Tim Lester has recently relocated to Kentucky from Chicago where he owned 5th Line Studio, a Pilates and GYROTONIC® Studio. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in performing arts and has an extensive background as a dancer, singer and choreographer. He is a certified Pilates teacher through the Physical Mind Institute of New York and has certification in GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, ladder®, leg extension unit®, and jump stretch board®. The GYROTONIC® Method is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and improving strength and movement efficiency. He completed his training in GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® with master trainers Alissa Seim, Juergen Bamberger and Lisa Marie Goodwin. Tim enjoys working with all levels of clients to achieve physical balance, integrity and wholeness. He has been fortunate to work with members of the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Bears as well as numerous celebrities.
Appointments with Tim may be made through the MindBody app or by contacting him at The5thline@me.com or via phone at (773) 531-6952
Sarah Varga, owner of Corrective Therapies, received her diploma in massage and bodywork at The School of Body Therapies in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She also received the valedictorian award on the 250-hour Deep Tissue and Anatomy training class. Sarah is certified in over 18 types of massage and bodywork including Deep Tissue, cupping and magnet therapy, Thai massage, Reflexology as well as energy work and equine massage. She considers herself a healer at heart, assuring that client’s current issues are addressed and working to help them feel pain-free and on the road to their health and fitness goals. She creatively combines many modalities to give her clients the best possible outcome. For more information, see the website here. To schedule a session, please contact Sarah at 267-394-2866.
250 Walton Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: 859-BREATHE (859-273-2843)
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm