Earth & Owl Yoga, located at 1900 O street in Auburn, provides a serene, safe and welcoming environment for people of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities in order to bring greater health, happiness and well-being into the lives of those in our community. Yoga is a journey that encourages us to honor our true authentic selves. It teaches us to mindfully move and connect with our breath in order to bring peace, balance and harmony into our daily lives.


Nikki Hayes

My calling to become a yoga instructor came after years of working closely with the environment. The Earth has been my greatest teacher of all and I honor all she has given me through my service as a yoga teacher. Yoga is about energy and movement. Through holding various poses we calm the mind, engage the body, and awaken the spirit. I enjoy practicing all types of yoga and find that a thoughtful balance of all the various styles is a wonderful way to combine peace and fun into my journey as both teacher and student of yoga.

Off the mat, you'll find me working with honeybees. I am co-founder and president of Aunt Bea's Apiary, a 501c3 non-profit organization that educates people of all ages about the importance of pollinating insects through hands on activities and workshops at our educational center in Auburn, NE. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Peru State College and have worked as a school counselor and preschool teacher. I have been married to Danny, an educator at Peru State College, for 18 years and we have three children ages 16, 12 and 10. I also work along side my talented sister, Molly, designing beautiful graphics, business branding and stationary for weddings and other events on our Etsy website www.ggprints.etsy.com

Sarah Wilson

Yoga has been part of my life for many years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.  In class, I aim to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to deepen your practice. I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

Rock climbing, repelling, white water rafting, cliff jumping, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, hiking, parasailing, race car driving, bungee jumping, kayaking, scuba diving, wake boarding, mountain climbing...wherever the adventure is you will find me. "Life is short. Live it big!" When I'm not off chasing a new thrill, I work alongside my husband, Brett, at our family owned electrical company.