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.

Meet Our Instructors

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 activities and workshops. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Peru State College and have worked as a school guidance 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.

Sarah Wilson

Yoga has been a 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.

I completed my 200 hour training with EnergiZen Yoga and Yoga Maya in the summer of 2017 in the jungle of Costa Rica. Both programs are certified by the Yoga Alliance. Instructors Cynthia Meher and Deborah Krejci passed on their wealth of knowledge in the areas of Vinyasa (flow), Hatha (traditional), Yin, & Yoga Nidra. While I will always be a student of the practice, I am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teacher have shared with me.

In class, I am to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to deepen your practice. I seek to help others thrive n 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.