“The Studio” at Pallottine Retreat and Conference Center now offers Mind, Body and Spirit Programs!
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“The Studio” at Pallottine Retreat and Conference Center

15270 Old Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63034


$10 Drop In  /  $40 5-Class Pass

$30 Discounted 5-Class Pass for Seniors / Veterans / Teachers / Full-Time Students / Medical Personnel / Grocery Workers

Patti Alvarez


I love to teach classes that integrate body, mind and spirit.  My goal is to help people feel connected to a community of students and friends.  I want to help my students to learn to connect with their breath, to feel good, to achieve their goals and to live well in their bodies so they can live well in their lives.   I seek to inspire and to help others realize their limitless potential.  Teaching is a mission of service.  Ghandi said, “To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of other.”

• Mondays at 6pm Faith and Fitness: A Catholic program combining prayer with exercise; workout integrates core-strengthening, stretching movements with the rosary. It is open to all faiths.

• Wednesdays at 9:30am Chair Faith and Fitness: A Catholic program combining prayer with exercise; workout integrates core-strengthening, stretching movements with the rosary. It is open to all faiths.

To register for Patti’s classes, please contact Patti at pattialvareztsfl@charter.net

Karen Ryals


Karen is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor.  She also holds a specialty certification in kids yoga. Karen began practicing yoga in 2010 and immediately experienced positive mental and physical benefits. The positive effect yoga has in her life led her to pursue yoga teacher training in 2012. She wanted to be able to help others experience all the healthful benefits yoga provides.

Thursday nights: 6:30PM-7:30PM
Subtle yoga integrated with restorative poses

Saturday mornings: 8:30AM-9:30AM
Saturday morning: Subtle yoga: mindful movement and breathing practices

Thursday night & Saturday morning: Gentle Flow Yoga –  A slow pace flow class incorporating gentle stretching and strengthening movements which are performed in a sequence. Breathing techniques are demonstrated. Awareness of the breath helps to calm the mind and enables you to move deeper into the stretches.  This class is taught at a beginner to intermediate level. Props are available at the studio.

To Register for Karen’s classes please pre-register at kryals50@gmail.com/ 314-369-6650.

Crystal Wilson

My yoga journey began over fifteen years ago.  During the height of the Covid- 19 pandemic, with a lot of encouragement, I obtained my 200 – hour yoga instructor certification.  I love to guide students of all ethnicities, physical/mental challenges and anyone who wants to experience the benefits of yoga.  The use of physical and mental props such as bolsters, blocks, knee pads, the wall, chairs, asana, pranayama, Chakras, visualization and medication are essential techniques that I’ve used to expand my yoga practice.  We are all beginners, every time you come to your mat you create a new connection with your breath, body and soul. Yoga is for every individual body!

Wednesday nights: 6:00PM-7:15PM

Sunday afternoons: 3:00PM-4:15PM

Wednesdays we will focus on prana/vital energy breath control and meditation to access the functions of the autonomic nervous system which includes digestion, heart rate, stress and relaxation responses.

On Sundays we will use props and create sequences that explore the chakras, cultivate self-awareness while actively building strength and flexibility.

To register for Crystal’s classes, please contact Crystal at CRGWYOGA9@GMAIL.COM.