Your Instructors

The instructors at Shakti Yoga Shop are enthusiastic practitioners of Hatha Yoga. Each of our instructors bring their unique style of sharing their love and knowledge of yoga. They have all studied intensively with the country’s top teachers and collectively have accumulated thousands of hours of training. The trainings have included asana, philosophy, and therapeautics. Students can expect to find a positive and uplifting environment, strong understanding of alignment and philosophy, and continuity within our classes.

Brette Berlin ScottBrette Berlin Scott
Brette is an enthusiastic student and teacher of yoga. Her love for the practice began nearly two decades ago while she studied and trained at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, CA. In 2000 she returned to her Iowa roots and opened Yoga on 5th in West Des Moines. It’s expansion into Shakti Yoga Shop makes it the metro’s longest operating studio. Brette is an E-RYT 500 instructor and continues to seek out teachers who challenge and inspire her practice and teaching. With nearly 20 years on the mat and 15 years teaching experience she aims to offer classes that are skilled, dynamic and thoughtful.


Joseph SchneiderJoseph Schneider
Joseph began practicing yoga more than 20 years ago.  Early drawn by Iyengar Yoga, he met Desirée Rumbaugh in the late 1990s and became an Anusara-Inspired teacher.  More recently, he has pursued new lines of study and practice that draw on Douglas Brooks and Rajanaka Tantra and the teachings of Christina Sell.  Joseph’s enthusiasm for the practice spills into his classes in equal measures of kindness, humor and sensibility. He would like to think that he is a living testament to the promise of starting yoga “late in life” (as in over 50 at the time) and has found it deeply transformative.


Marialyce Eilts

Marialyce Eilts
Marialyce – RYT-500 – embarked on her yogic journey more than twelve years ago and immediately discovered that yogahas so much more to offer than physical exercise. As a former Anusara-Inspired Instructor, her generosity of spirit and knowledge of the practice leaves her students inspired, enthused, and more physically fit. Marialyce lives the concept of lifelong learning with every practice and session, challenging us to more fully embraces ourselves and our joys.


Rita Henry
Rita is the Founder and CEO of Inner Prosperity, an organization dedicated to helping you say “Yes!” to life and discover who you really are. Inner Prosperity fosters self-love and empowerment through personal coaching, healing work, qigong, classes, workshops, and meditation. Inner Prosperity promotes self-awareness, honesty, and growth on all levels — spiritually, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Rita passionately invites people to transform, to feel good about themselves, and to live their lives to the fullest.

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