Welcome to Bella Rose Yoga & Fitness Studio.  At Bella Rose our goal is to  create a safe, inclusive, nurturing environment. Our mission is to empower students to find their best selves through intentional movement, meditation, and connection with others. Our unique studio located in Old Town Alpena features beautiful punched tin vaulted ceilings and original hardwood floors full of history and personality. Join us for a class and fall in love with taking care of yourself.

About Us

Jason and Jessica Beatty are the owners of Bella Rose Yoga & Fitness Studio.  Jason is an osteopathic physician trained at MSU and specializes in addiction medicine.  He is active and enjoys bike riding with his family, working out with his 2 boys, and visiting his homeland of New Brunswick, Canada.  Jessica is an MD physician trained at MSU and is the founder of Bella Rose Skin Care & Wellness Center next door to our yoga studio.  She has been doing yoga for over 10 years and teaches Buti Yoga and BellyFit classes at the studio.   Jess is passionate about empowering and healing women with her classes.  She enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her bulldogs, and riding horses.

Desiree Nowaczyk, AS, LPTA, RYT200, ACE CPT, SC-C, and certified Barre Connect instructor is an integrative practitioner.  Des hopes to facilitate well-being by honoring the student's innate wisdom to heal. Embracing and nourishing the mind, body, spirit connection leads to optimal health. Desiree's intention is to encourage and empower individuals with tools, techniques and ancient wisdom that promote transformation.  Desiree's foundation is built from years of physical movement and passionate exploration. With 2 decades of fitness experience and more than 3000 yoga classes taught, Desiree guides with compassion and confidence. Her movement practices are infused with creativity, joy, gratitude and non-judgment.  ​Within each of us there is a divine spark. Yoga guides us back to this place. Desiree believes that we are all worthy of being valued and cherished. Through self-acceptance, trust, faith, letting go, love, forgiveness and creativity we return to our treasured truth.  ​Woven through each classis Desiree's wisdom as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Personal Trainer, Spiritual Counselor, Laughter Leader, Reiki Master, Holistic Life Coach, and Longevity and Wellness Specialist. ​

Andrea Hostetler, certified barre instructor.  Andrea's love of fitness first started as a stress-reliever when she was attending the University of Wisconsin- Madison earning her Bachelors Degree in Sociology.  She would go to the gym to do cardio and lift weights in between taking classes and working full time.  Years later and after having her first daughter, Andrea discovered Barre classes and instantly fell in love.  She loved the low impact, high intensity workout that combined pilates, yoga and strength training all in less than an hour.  Andrea has a passion for helping people and sees these fitness classes as an extension of that.  She loves spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, enjoys hiking and exploring Northern Michigan and can almost always be found cooking up something delicious in her kitchen.

Sarah Hoppe is the owner and lead trainer at Light Guardians Yoga School and has been dedicated to the practice of Yoga and instructing Yoga for 20 years. Sarah's training includes a blend of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices. She is certified in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is also a Physical Therapist Assistant, Pilates Instructor, Reiki practioner, Tai Bodyworker, and  Esthetician. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and is the mother of three beautiful children and is committed to living a yogic life on and off the mat. 

Amanda Boboltz’s yoga journey began in 2003 amongst a class of fifth graders on an Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  It moved her deeply and planted a seed in her mind that came into fruition in 2007, when she began teaching and passing on the lineage.  Amanda completed her 200-hour teacher training at UpDog Yoga in Rochester, MI, but has been blessed to study with many influential teachers throughout Europe and the U.S.A.  Her lighthearted and positive approach is refreshing, and it is not uncommon for laughter to erupt in her yoga classes.  She challenges students to tap into their own innate body wisdom, and really come to know their inner teacher.  One of Amanda’s greatest passions is travel, and she particularly prides herself in the years she spent teaching, translating, and pioneering a yoga movement in a small Austrian city where she lived for several years.  She also enjoys spending time with her two nephews, lazy boat rides with her boyfriend, and all things music.  She has immense gratitude for this journey that is life.

Ingelil Eggleston is a certified Zumba instructor. She grew up with a love of dance and exercise, and was excited to discover Zumba several years ago. She loves how dance-based fitness classes like Zumba are so much fun that you forget you are working hard! She also enjoys the creativity you feel with dance-based movement. Ingelil has a bachelors degree in Health Promotion, which focused on fitness and nutrition. She enjoys painting, reading, gardening, cooking healthy recipes for her family, and she loves hanging out with her 5 children and husband. 

Lisa Kruse went to her first Zumba class back in August 2013 and has loved Zumba ever since! She loved Zumba so much that she became a licensed Zumba instructor in December 2015. She has been a part of the Zumba Instructor Network since December 2015. Why did she fall in love with Zumba so fast? She loves Zumba because its fun, relieves stress and you’re working out but it feels more like a party! Another reason why she loves Zumba so much is the community and friends that are brought together. She also loves going to concerts, outdoor adventures, reading and of course dancing. So come try Zumba! Let loose, smile and dance!

When Rebecca Siegel, a native of Alpena, discovered her love for yoga, 20+ years ago, she knew the practice was something transformative for both the mind and body.  In 2004, she became a certified massage therapist which expanded her understanding of the human body, especially when the mind, body and spirit are in harmony. Rebecca continued her journey as a health and wellness advocate and began teaching yoga in 2005. Since then, she has been certified with Yoga Fit 1 & 2, graduated from the Light Guardians School of Yoga’s 200-hour training program and has taught many classes over the years, including the University of Michigan’s various yoga programs. Many years of breathing, sweating, surrendering and releasing on and off the mat, has brought Rebecca to where she is today. Outside of the studio, you’ll likely find her with her husband and two daughters, out with their horses and dogs, gardening, in the woods soaking up all that nature has to offer, or in the kitchen feeding anyone who enters.

In 2007, Greg Konwinski took his first yoga class. He was an avid weightlifter and sports enthusiast with lots of strength and zero flexibility. After 6 months of regular practice and struggles, he quit. Soon after, he sustained a weightlifting injury and realized how much better he felt with yoga in his life. After recovering from his injury, he resumed his regular yoga practice and hasn't quit since. An avid traveler, Greg has had several stints in Boulder, Colorado doing Bikram Yoga, and has spent time practicing at a few ashrams throughout the country. He has taken many of the yogic teachings to heart, fashioning much of his life towards non-materialism and simplicity. In 2013, he started Alpena's first food cart, the Hungry Hippie. The following year, he started to run Lee's Miniature Golf. Some of his passions are making fresh juice, growing wheatgrass, hiking, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors. In 2016, after a winter spent doing yoga on daily basis in Naples, FL he was convinced that it was time to take the next step and become an instructor. The following spring, he completed his 200 hour training with Light Guardians Yoga and is now a certified yoga instructor. He is very excited to be Alpena's first male instructor and hopes to be able to bring new people to the practice that has helped him so much.

Dan Farrow has been active in the northern Michigan ballroom dance scene for several years.  He has organized dance events in Traverse City, Boyne City, Petoskey, and Elk Rapids.  He loves to work with beginners and is an accomplished instructor who can quickly get new students dancing and having fun.  He teaches basic Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, and Cha Cha; his specialty is Argentine Tango.  He has studied across the U.S. and in Buenos Aires, the home of Tango.  He encourages students to explore the healthy, low-impact exercise and balance benefits of dancing.  In addition to his passion for dance, Dan Farrow is an accomplished recording artist and performing musician, having been active as a musician for more than 50 years.

Chrissy Taratuta fell in love with fitness early on. At first, yoga was simply an activity to help balance a lifestyle of running but after attending outdoor yoga classes she soon found a deeper connection. The combination of nature and yoga brought a new perspective to the practice. It quickly became a necessary habit. She wanted to share the joy and peace it brought to her with others. When the opportunity to become certified in Alpena arose, she jumped at the chance. In the spring of 2017 she graduated from Light Guardians Yoga School with a 200 hour certification. Teaching is a new experience for her and she is excited to continue learning and growing on this adventure and encourages people to challenge themselves along with her. Outside of yoga, she is passionate about nature and spends most days outdoors, hiking, running and taking photos. Her dream is to continue teaching, traveling and bringing awareness to the beauty life holds in the small joys.

Brittany Szatkowski is on a mission to convert her life to embody health and nature by eliminating all toxic things.  She enjoys learning about the mysteries of the world and new ways she can improve the health of her body and soul. She is extremely passionate about spreading knowledge, and connecting with others. Everyone has a lesson to teach you, you just have to be open to learn. She is dedicated to her job at the Yoga Studio : making incredibly healthy drinks and friendships! Stop by and see her Monday-Friday mornings!

Abby Middlebrook recently relocated to the area from Nashville and brings with her over 3 years of juice bar experience! She is picking up the evening shifts from 2-7pm at the front desk, so that means you'll be able to get a shake or fresh juice evenings too! Stop by grab a juice and help us welcome Abby to our Studio.


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