We are an Eclectic group of Yogis looking forward to meeting you.

The Yoga Bala team welcomes you to our loving space. We take pride in helping our students reach their fullest potential with strong hands and a compassionate heart. Body Alignment, adjustments, and hands on teaching is our tradition at Bala. We are here to TEACH you everything we have learned from our teacher and pass on the lineage of traditional Yoga with a modern day style.


Karrie AuBuchon is the founder and owner of Yoga Bala. She has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1991. Karrie is a yoga instructor and fitness trainer with certifications from Tim Miller Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for Parkinson's Disease, Mini Yogis, Yoga Education, and International Sports Sciences Association. She is also certified at the highest level 500 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. Karrie attended the Krishnamacharya Yoga Festival in San Francisco in 2003 where she was able to learn from the highly renowned T.K.V Desikachar. In 2004, she traveled to India for a month long study under the guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois; the true master and creator of the Ashtanga Yoga System, and his grandson Sarath Rangaswamy. Karrie has had the privilege of learning from some of the most highly regarded yoga instructors including: Noah Williams, Tim Miller, Dominique & Matt Corigliano, Rolf Naujokat, Maia Heiss, John Friend, Kate Potter and Baron Baptiste. Karrie’ s primary training and personal practice are with the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga which is true to her heart. She also enjoys mixing it up a bit in her Vinyasa Flow classes which combine the practice of Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Anusara. Karrie encourages all of her students to move past their own pre-conceived limitations, let go, and enjoy. Though she teaches yoga in its true traditional form, lightheartedness and laughter are a part of every class. Karrie regards Noah Williams and Kiki Flynn's instruction, to be the single most influence for the development of her yoga practice. It is because of their words of wisdom she founded Yoga Bala.

Yoga Bala Teachers

Carol is a retired school teacher and is now enjoying being a student of yoga and life. Carol began practicing yoga 10 years ago, she loved the benefits physically and mentally and decided to deepen her practice by joining in on her first Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 at Yoga Bala. Soon after Carol's graduation she was offered a teaching position. Carol enjoys teaching gentle and restorative classes, and loves to pass on the amazing benefits of health and wellness yoga has given her. Carol has been an instructor at Yoga Bala since 2015, and would like to continue learning and growing in her practice forever.


Chair Yoga / Gentle Yoga Teacher

Sabrina Banker attended Yoga Bala in September of 2022 after undergoing a Spinal Meningioma in July 2022 to remove a benign tumor off her T9 vertebrae. Complications left Sabrina with nerve damage, neuropathy, and limited mobility in her lower extremities.

After spending 11 days in the hospital & 16 weeks of traditional rehab, Sabrina knew she needed additional therapy to treat the entire body. Sabrina joined Yoga Bala’s Chair yoga class taught on Tues & Friday’s at 10:30. This yoga class allowed Sabrina to focus on strength, flexibility & relief from excruciating back pain while healing from mental and emotional stress.

Sabrina has made amazing improvement with muscle strength, movement and overall health & fitness.

She has also completed 50 hours of Karrie AuBuchon’s Yoga Teacher Training certification course. Sabrina loves her yoga family and continues to heal while encouraging others of the multiple benefits of yoga practice.


Hello, I’m Holly, a dedicated yoga student and teacher with a passion for promoting wellness. With 10 years of experience, I guide students through mindful practices, emphasizing the connection between breath and movement. My classes encourage movement meditation through fluid Vinyasa . Join me on the mat to explore the transformative journey of yoga and cultivate a harmonious mind-body connection.


Julie Scheck   Resorative Yoga

I completed 200 hours of yoga training in 2016 in the Chicagoland area.

In addition, I completed the Christina Phipps Foundation oncology yoga certification and recently 50 more hours of certified teacher training hours with Karrie AuBuchon at Yoga Bala in Port Orange, Florida.

My passion is gentle and restorative yoga. I have had two cancer journeys along with other health issues and continue to thrive. Many of us have limitations (speed bumps in life) and stress touches all of us.

Continuing to learn and connect with others makes my spirit lighter & brighter!

Yoga practice connecting mind, body and spirit along with meditation and breath work = de-stressing. Through body awareness, we can honor limitations. Any pose can be modified. If you can breathe, you can do yoga!

Any cancer survivors (thrivers) are welcome to practice gentle / restorative yoga with me for free. ALL are welcome to enjoy less stress.

Julie Scheck, 200 RYT, 50 CYT and CPF oncology yoga certified.

Jules is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and yoga enthusiast. She has intermittently practiced yoga throughout the last ten years. During her recent years she has primarily worked as a stay at home mom which left her in search of something for herself and led her to Yoga Bala. Here she found a place to calm and quiet her mind. You can find her at most morning classes and workshops offered by Yoga Bala. She has completed 50 RYT of Karrie AuBuchon’s Yoga Teacher Training with intent to complete the remainder. Most recently she participated in an eight-week mudra and chakras workshop led by Kate Potter.

Her latest Pain Management Nurse Practitioner job along with a decade-long nursing career allows her to help students by having insight into potential limitations from medical conditions. Her advanced education and training in anatomy and physiology similarly supports assisting students. She truly believes that as long as you are continuing to move in a healthy way then you are improving your overall wellness.

Julia Greene, AGACNP-BC, 50 RYT