All posts by Kerry Whiteley

Taking the Leap

I searched around for over a year before walking into URU studio and being welcomed by the bright, sweet light known as Beckie. I was searching for a studio to do my 200 hour teacher training and hadn’t had any luck. I walked in, expecting to feel unwelcome, awkward, out of place; imagine my surprise that I got to meet Beckie and Chris, her special person she’s doing life with.

I was so apprehensive to being in a group of people who were obviously going to be better at yoga than I was. A group of women who would judge me and think I didn’t belong there. I thought they’d see “right through me” and know I hadn’t practiced a whole lot in awhile. That I didn’t have the right yoga clothes. Or the right personality to be a teacher. I could go on, but I won’t.

It turns out, this group of women COULD see through me. They could see me for who I was, who I am, and who I could be. I found some of the most supportive women I’ve ever met. People who believed in magic, and each other. The first few days were awkward, we danced, played weird name games, Beckie made sure that we broke the ice, and she accomplished that quickly! I was with a large group of women that I thought I’d never learn their names, or really get to know them at all. I was thankfully wrong, yet again. I got to know these women well, I made lasting friendships and connections that I know I can count on.

Over the 8 month program, we went on silent meditation walks, practiced loads of yoga, had bonding moments, difficult moments, took silly pictures together, supported the local mexican restaurant together. We had group circles where everyone got a chance to sit in the middle and hear how others saw us, it was enlightening, uplifting and empowering. We enjoyed funny videos together, stumbled through practicing sequences, especially sun salutations! We went on adventures together, whether it be walking to the cool restaurant down the street to going to Cow Fest in Mississippi together. We all cried together, laughed together, had serious moments together and made huge steps in our lives together. We all had that moment where we were practicing yoga and happened to look up, make eye contact with Beckie and just absolutely feel the love pouring out of her. It’s something I’ll never forget. All shapes, all sizes, all religions, all colors, we are all welcome at URU and it’s not hard to see that once you step inside.

Now that YTT is over, I’m fully involved in teaching. Even though I thought I would never be comfortable in front of others, let alone instructing yogis through a practice. I teach at several studios, 4-5 classes a week and I love it. YTT gave me the courage to become a life coach as well! If you’re considering taking the leap into YTT, I strongly encourage you to do so. You won’t regret it.

Let your light shine,


My 200 Hour Teacher Training Journey, by Karen Elmore

My Journey

Deciding to go thru with yoga teacher training wasn’t the scariest decision I’ve made in my life. I knew it was something I needed. I knew it would be one of the longest commitments I would make and that it would result in even more sacrifices being made to get through it. I committed to my training when I was sick. I committed to my training when I was tired. I even committed to my training when I had no one to keep my daughter, she just tagged along. I sacrificed a few events, a wedding, a baby shower, and a few girls’ night outs. I sacrificed for my practice. I wouldn’t regret it for a thing!

So, you have made the decision to go thru with yoga teacher training, or YTT.

Now what?

The first day walking into training very much felt like the first day of school. You don’t know anyone; you have no idea where to lay all your stuff down. You find the first person to make eye contact with and if they smile “bam” that will be the person I sit next to. You make little introductions; names will have to come later.

That first weekend was daunting. We sang, danced a little bit and got to know each other in small segments. It was the most uncomfortable thing ever. Ha! It’s hard trying to explain to someone you just met what yoga means to you and why you chose to go through the training. If anything, that was the most nerve wracking thing of the whole training, even more so than getting up an actually teaching.

We practiced yoga, a lot of yoga. We repeated things over and over again. I was never sorer than in that first weekend from yoga training and I loved it!

The weekends will be long and as I mentioned before, you will miss out on a lot. But you will be cultivating so much more. When I was missing out on the events I looked forward to attending, I just thought of my future and I thought of my practice. I remembered why I decided to go through with training. I met women from all walks of life. Single moms, stay at home moms, full time working moms… We all had this one thing in common, yoga. And yoga is what brought us together.

Many weekends when training was over for the month and I found myself tired and not wanting to go on, I pushed through. I knew the end result would be so much better than the present moment. I cried, so much and I questioned my decisions. But I pushed and pushed. I talked to my mentor; I talked to the other teacher trainees. You create this family of wonderful people and each and every single one of them is there for you. It’s the most amazing feeling. I found a group of like-minded people and I ENJOYED being with them.
As the months passed on, I grew close to all the other trainees. We practiced together, we laughed together, cried a lot together and we just enjoyed being in the moment with one another. I don’t think I would have enjoyed training as much as I did if it weren’t for the amazing people going through it with me and our amazing instructor/mentor/yogini mom, Beckie. Yoga teacher training was just about over and that was a bittersweet feeling.

Eight months later, I am here. I am a yoga teacher and I am still very much a yoga student. After graduation, I was high on the thrill of completing this HUGE goal/commitment I had made to myself. I had all these ideas of what I wanted to do and to teach. Now what do I do with all that knowledge and information?
You share it with the world and you teach yoga.

Namaste, Karen Elmore

For more information on the URU 200 hour teacher training, click here.

“I would know if I was stressed….right?”

“I would know if I was stressed….right?”

Do you feel like you could be saying this? Because the answer is no, you might be stressed and not even realize it.

The stresses and strains of modern living have become so universal that we can be under a ton of pressure and not even realize it, because that is just life. So how can we become more aware of our stress burden? A useful tool is to pause, seems simple enough. Get yourself to a quiet place and take a few deep breaths, maybe shut the eyes for a moment, and see what comes up for you. Do you feel like you need to move or do something? Will the mind and body not turn off? This is a sign that you might be so used to stress that you do not know what to do when it is not there.

Trouble sleeping, experiencing anxiety, frequent headaches, worsening chronic pain, low energy, frequent illness, changes in sex drive, digestive problems, and changes in appetite are all possible signs that you are experiencing more stress than is healthy for you. Realizing that you are stressed is the first step towards doing something about it; once you become aware that you are stressed you can work on creating periods of downtime.

Stress is a normal and needed part of life, but just as important are the stress-free periods between. These times allow us to recover between stressful events, they let us heal physically, reset mentally and emotionally, and allow us to prepare for the next stressful period in our life.

So how do we restore ourselves? Is a good night sleep enough? These are questions that we each have to ask and answer for our own self, what works for one is not necessarily going to work for another. URU offers several restorative yoga classes that are meant to create an environment where we can turn down the stimuli and reset the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Mondays at 4pm at URU 9-Mile, Melissa Garner offers Restorative Flow
  • Wednesdays at 5pm at URU by the airport, Kathea and David Bryan seek to pamper you in Restorative
  • Thursdays at 5pm at URU Gulf Breeze, Lindsey Windrow supports you in your Restorative practice
  • Fridays at 4pm at URU by the airport, Kathea Bryan helps you wind down from your work week with Restorative.

We also have a few special Restorative events to help you relax…

Mother’s Day, May 13th at 1:30pm, there is a Restorative & Tea class led by Kathea and David Bryan followed by high tea.

Advance registration is required to allow for food preparation. Please ask questions or let Kathea know about any dietary requirements at or

There is also a Chair and Restorative Yoga Workshop May 19th at 1pm led by Kerry Whiteley. In this workshop, students will practice chair yoga for the first hour and transition to restorative for the second hour. We will practice pranayama throughout and close with a seated meditation.

Coming this winter Kathea and David Bryan will offer Restore For The Holiday Weekend Retreat from Friday December 7th at 5 pm through Sunday at 10am at Navarre Beach. There will be several Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra and gentle practices as well as good food and community.

If you have any questions about stress or about Restorative practices, feel free to send David Bryan an email at

Written by David Bryan, URU Yoga instructor

THIS FRIDAY: Prema Hara Kirtan @URU Yoga Gulf Breeze

Join us for beautiful mantra music Kirtan with Prema Hara URU Yoga Gulf Breeze Friday, October 27, 2017 7:30-9:30pm Doors open at 7pm ** This is Prema Hara’s only Pensacola appearance till Fall 2018! ** Arrive early to enjoy Prema Hara’s Pop-up Shop! URU Yoga Gulf Breeze LLC 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Suite 26A in Harbourtown Village $20 Please join us in welcoming Mantralogy recording artists Prema Hara to Gulf Breeze for a blissful evening of sacred song, visiting us as part of their annual three month nationwide fall tour! Prema Hara’s music, inspiring books about the path of bhakti yoga, cool t-shirts, plus beautiful shawls & hand-made jewelry will be available at their pop-up shop before and after the concert, so arrive early! Please call 850-377-5334 for more information URU Yoga & Beyond 4 Locations Pensacola: 2400 Executive Plaza Drive 955 E. Nine Mile Road, Ste. 102 100 S. Baylen Street, Ste. D Gulf Breeze: 913 Gulf Breeze Parkway Harbourtown Shopping Center, Ste. 26 URU means spacious, broad and abundant in Sanskrit. May we move from a place of spaciousness. URU means You Are You because that is who you are meant to be. May we move from a place of Being who we are meant to be. CONTACT US URU Yoga | 2400 Executive Plaza Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503 Unsubscribe Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by in collaboration with Try it free today

URU Yoga Gulf Breeze Healing Services

Meet “The Ladies Upstairs” URU Yoga Gulf Breeze is proud to introduce you to “The Ladies Upstairs” 3 lovely women now offer healing services at URU Yoga Gulf Breeze in the Treehouse. Tiffany Cross, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tiffany provides services to kids, teens, and adults in areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, self esteem issues, stress/life balance, and relationship/communication issues. Tiffany specializes in professional Christian Counseling but offers a purely clinical approach if desired. Tiffany’s goal is to offer you a warm and welcoming environment where you can come as you are and find comfort, acceptance, support, and guidance during life’s challenging circumstances. Tiffany is in the process of getting paneled with insurance companies and is offering very reasonable rates. You can contact Tiffany at 850.323.0674 or for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can also visit her website at to learn more. FL License #: PMH1508 Anne-Marie Collins, Art Therapist The door to creativity, self-expression, and personal growth can be opened through art. Be. Made. Well. The mission of Madewell Art Studio is to provide the Gulf Breeze and surrounding communities with a safe and welcoming space for therapeutic art making. We will strive to foster personal growth, establish and attain goals, and focus on you or your child’s needs as a client. I’ve brought art therapy to several differing client populations. I have also taught graduate art therapy courses and supervised interns as they walk through the first steps of becoming art therapists themselves. Over the past decade my focus has been in the fields of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. I’ve also worked with children as young as two and adults older than 92. It is my honor to be present for my clients during some of the most challenging times of life. Visit Anne-Marie’s web page at or contact her at ATCB#11-250 Elizabeth (Lyissa) O’Connor, M.A., E-RYT Questioning and the quest for self-discovery are a natural part of emerging adulthood- those who are 17-35, and also occur during life changes/transitions. As a therapist, my training and expertise enables me to help you make sense of how you are feeling, how you got where you are, and how to make change happen. I approach therapy collaboratively- meaning you are always the expert on your life and your experiences. The mind and body connection is an important factor in my collaborative approach to therapy. Certifications in Health Psychology and Yoga inform my perspective on the effects of emotion stored in the body, and guides my work with clients who have experienced trauma or who have been diagnosed with chronic illness. Find me at Maitri Counseling Center (850) 450-0036 and I’m listed on Psychology Today. FL License # 14937 Please visit the “Counseling” section of the URU web site to learn more about these amazing women! Counseling at URU Yoga Gulf Breeze URU Yoga & Beyond 4 Locations Pensacola: 2400 Executive Plaza Drive 955 E. Nine Mile Road, Ste. 102 100 S. Baylen Street, Ste. D Gulf Breeze: 913 Gulf Breeze Parkway Harbourtown Shopping Center, Ste. 26 URU means spacious, broad and abundant in Sanskrit. May we move from a place of spaciousness. URU means You Are You because that is who you are meant to be. May we move from a place of Being who we are meant to be CONTACT US URU Yoga | 2400 Executive Plaza Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503 Unsubscribe Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by in collaboration with Try it free today

Reiki Level 1 Training This Saturday, July 22nd

Have you ever heard about Reiki and wondered what it is? Or perhaps you have wondered about the link between Yoga and Reiki?

There are many different views of what Reiki is, but the prevalent theme is that Reiki is a practice of allowing life force to flow through us to bring about a healthier flow of energy in and around the body which leads to healing. Reiki is a Japanese technique that was either developed or rediscovered in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Rei translates to soul, spirit, or god’s wisdom and ki is life force or energy, giving us Reiki as spiritual life energy. Reiki is generally administered by placing hands over or on the body and allowing the flow of life force which can be found in everything to run through the giver into the receiver, it can also be done over distance. This infusion of life force helps us deal with stress and sickness, promoting health and well-being of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The experience of Reiki is different for each practitioner and recipient and can change with time and place. It is often described as a warm sensation but can also feel cool, tingly, or there may be no sensations.
While there are no traditional ties between Reiki and yoga, we are working with the same life force. In yoga we refer to the ki as prana and many of our physical and breathing techniques are intended to open obstructions to the flow of prana as well as to increase prana within the body.
At URU you have several opportunities to learn about Reiki and how it might benefit you and those around you. July 22nd from 2-6 PM at URU1, Tonya Morris will be offering a Reiki level 1 attunement. August 4th at URU1,  Felipe Munoz, Tonya Morris, as well as other Reiki practitioners will be gathering to answer questions about Reiki and to offer the opportunity to receive Reiki energy from 5:30-6:30 PM, then starting at 6:45 all levels of Reiki practitioners will be gathering to share and receive Reiki from each other as we grow our community. There will be other opportunities for attunement held throughout the year with both Tonya and Felipe. You can direct questions about the event on August 4th to David Bryan at

Soul Coffee by Sean Seid

Technically speaking, I work at URU Yoga & Beyond…I sweep the floors, I teach the yoga, I collect the paychecks. But despite this being my “workplace”, it always feels a lot more like home, and the teachers and students that form the community feel a whole lot like family.

This morning I had some time between classes, but couldn’t think of anywhere I would have rather been so I came to the studio a few hours early.

I found a comfy spot to squat underneath a large oak tree in the parking lot and ate an apple while ants and spiders crawled across my bare foot. Continue reading

Repairing from Stress

“There are not enough hours in the day to get everything on my list done.”
“I am not doing enough or spending enough time with my family and friends.” “How am I going to pay for everything?”
“I am not taking care of myself or relaxing enough.”

Do these statements run through your mind many times per day?

We are surrounded by people, places, and circumstances that create stress in our lives and we put pressure on ourselves. What kinds of effects can we expect to see as a result of our stress-filled lives?

We know that stress plays a role in causing or making worse a number of diseases. From heart disease, depression, anxiety, diabetes, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches to increased fat storage and weakened immune response. We are learning more each year about how stress effects the body and mind. Continue reading

URU Yoga Gulf Breeze

I knew I wanted to open a yoga studio before I became a yoga teacher. And that is the funny thing about dharma…sometimes your path is clear but the reasons either are not or maybe the reasons change. I wanted a Gulf Breeze yoga studio for convenience, I was tired of driving “over the bridge”. Every Breezer understands “over the bridge” because as we joke and make fun of ourselves for dreading the 3 miles of beauty, we all get it. We all know, especially in the last few years as Gulf Breeze has become a busy thoroughfare, that we could easily get trapped due to insane levels of traffic or the daily accident. So, that was my initial intention, to avoid the bridge.

img_5350I completed teacher training in May of 2015 and had been marinating in the idea of a studio for almost a year. I was not sure it would really happen. By teacher training graduation, I was not even sure I would actually teach yoga even after the life-changing experience I had just had. My partner knew… she knew when I first brought her the idea a year earlier that this would come to be. We found a location in a space in Harbourtown, a place we initially said would never be a possibility since its walking traffic had gotten so low over the years, and we went for it. Within a month we were open for business and I was officially a yoga studio owner, 5 months after becoming a yoga teacher and I was scared to death as I sat at the front of the room to lead the studio’s first full class. Continue reading

August 2015 Yoga Newsletter


New Beginnings
August/September 2015


The summer is coming to a close. Kids are back in school beginning a new year of growth and learning. Even if we are not packing our backpacks and lunch boxes, we are each given the opportunity in every moment to grow and learn.
Life evolves and what seems like an end is a new beginning. Some times we create change and other times change occurs in our lives without actively creating it. Just as summer changes to fall in a natural rhythm, there is an undercurrent in our lives that is happening. Within this undercurrent there is opportunity to connect, share, trust, open, work together, love and create.
This month we celebrate new beginnings, growth, connection and creation… in each moment in each one of us, and collectively.


**URU Yoga-Gulf Breeze to Open Soon!**
We have exciting news. History, dreaming, talking, discussion, reflection and investigation have lead to the creation of an URU Gulf Breeze. Kerry Whiteley and I will be partnering to bring a sweet yoga studio to Gulf Breeze. Kerry and I have a history of being friends since our children did Story Sprouts together at a young age. We started dreaming deeper together in the spring of last year. Kerry had the vision to bring her love of yoga and her love of Gulf Breeze together and brought the vision to me. I was excited about the idea and we starting discussing the possibility of partnering. We have looked at many places over the summer and the sweetest place came to us. Our vision for the Gulf Breeze yoga community is now coming to fruition. Please join us on this beautiful journey.


With love and gratitude,
Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador, Kerry Whiteley & the URU Crew
**Yoga Pricing Changes in the Community**



In an effort to create a more sustainable future for the Pensacola yoga community, URU Yoga and Beyond and Breath Yoga & Wellness joined together to ask for a greater financial contribution for yoga classes. The drop in rates for both student and regular drop-ins were raised to $7 and $12 respectively at all locations of both Breathe and URU, effective August 1st, 2015.  Please see our website for  class pass changes as well.  

If for any reason this change will cause a financial hardship for you or make you unable to continue at your current frequency of practice, please contact the director(s) of your chosen studio and talk with them about work exchange options that might make the practice more affordable. Class Packages and Unlimited Pricing will be posted on the website.



Upcoming Events
Q&A for URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training
Friday, August 28
Please join us as we delve deeper into the URU Yoga & Beyond 200 Hour Teacher Training. We will gather together to share our love of becoming a yoga teacher through URU. We can help you with questions that you have about our training and questions you have about taking any teacher training. Teacher training is a big commitment that involves a lot of growth and connection. We would love to help you in the process in any way we can.
URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance Certified Program.
MyCaa offers Scholarships for Military Spouses to participate in our training.



Kirtan with Girish

Saturday, August 29
5pm, meet at URU on Tippen 
Call or text Beckie at 850-377-5334 if you would like to join!
Please join us as we BYOP with Girish at Breathe Yoga & Wellness on Friday, the 28th at 7:30. Please call Breathe for details.

Free Introductory Talks on Transcendental Meditation with Prudence Bruns
Friday, September 11
1:30pm & 6:30pm
Prudence Bruns PhD
Improves Creativity
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Promotes Health & Longevity
Enhances Relationships

Easy to learn w Enjoyable to practice w Scientifically verified

For more info contact

An opportunity to take a workshop to learn TM will follow Saturday-Tuesday.

URU Teacher Training 2015/2016


URU offers a local Pensacola Yoga Teacher Training. We are a 250 hour training that is registered with Yoga Alliance at 200 hour level. We are registered for MyCaa scholarship for military spouses as well. We start in September and end in May each year. The strength of the URU teacher training is that you have so much hands on teaching experience through mentorship and you will be able to teach yoga with confidence and grace when you graduate. Our training takes you through personal growth as well as growth in new and old relationships. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and you will find your voice as a teacher as well as a human being.

We will study asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Thai Yoga Bodywork, mantra, mudras, anatomy and physiology and more. You will learn to teach beginner to advanced classes. You also have the opportunity to teach and mentor in hot yoga and aerial yoga if that is where you are drawn. You will begin to see where you are naturally drawn as a teacher and you will also stretch that boundary to see what your capabilities are.

The URU Yoga Teacher Training is a peak pose vinyasa based teacher training with an emphasis on alignment. An URU class contains mantra, a theme, pranayama, vinyasa flow, alignment and meditation. You will be encouraged to find your authenticity as a teacher as well as a human being. You will be encouraged to engage fully into your teaching and life.

Teacher Training is a commitment. Please be ready to commit yourself fully to the training for yourself, the teachers, and the other teacher trainees..

The time commitment is 1 weekend a month for 9 months, plus 2 yoga classes a week, home study assignments and 2 karma practicum classes at the end of the month.

We have been approved by MCAA for military spouse benefits.

The financial commitment is $2400 or

3 payments of $900 (September 1st, December 1st, and March 1st)

$200 non refundable application fee due by September 1st (this is applied to your total payment)

1st payment or full payment due by September 15th

Here are the dates for teacher training…
September 25th-27th
October 9th-11th
November 6th-8th
November 20th-22nd (possibly)
December 4th-6th
January 15th-17th
February 12th-14 or 26th-28th (will know soon)
March 11th-13th or 27th-29th (will know soon)
April 8th-10th

May 13th-15th

Book List:
Light on Life (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Light on Yoga (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translation
Bhagavad Gita Translation
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Swami Muktibodhananda)
Heart of Yoga ( T. K. V. Desikachar)

Yoga Anatomy (Leslie Kaminoff)

We love sharing the love of teaching with you.


Please invite any friends that you think would be interested..
Question & Answer August 28th 5:30
Yoga Alignment & Ayurveda
with Cynthia Galas & Boyd Marks


Sunday, September 27
Please join Cynthia & Boyd on this journey through asana that will combine Anusara Principles of Alignment with an Ashtanga Asana Practice.
Boyd and Cynthia have been together since meeting at a 2003 yoga event in Colorado. They continually offer teaching opportunities to enhance knowledge in the yoga community. Decades of study in Ashtanga and Anusara support key refinements for your practice.
Come experience a morning of key points for all levels of yoga practitioners.
9am-11am Yoga Alignment
11:30am-1:30pm Ayurveda
$30 per session; $50 for both


Mahabhuta Yoga Festival: 
Year of the Wood Sheep 2015
The URU Acro Crew and guest Rebecca Genter will be performing and teaching Acro Yoga at Mahabhuta Yoga Festival.
Get your tickets now.  Early Bird Pricing Ends August 31st.
Very Important!!! 
Use the code MYF2015URU code  for an additional 10% off the early bird pricing, an extra $20 off the $200 early bird pricing. 
In addition, the first 20 people that use the code  MYF2015URU during the early bird pricing promotion ending August 31st, 2015 will receive a free 2015 Mahahbuta Yoga Poster and be entered into a drawing for a Mahabhuta Hoodie and Young Living’s Everyday Oils Collection (valued at $200). 
We have entered the Year of the Wood Sheep and it is time to plan for our fourth annual Mahabhuta Yoga Festival Happening November 20th, 2015 – November 22nd, 2015!

Sheep year is time for healing, kindness, and diplomacy. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of the mother and nurturer. So what is of value in Sheep year is intimacy, family, and close friendships. We can be more caring, gentle, and sensitive with each other. This is the year to develop a wild heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels. Another theme of Sheep year is to express your creative side. Now is the time for artistic development and cultivation of beauty. 

YogaMeditation, Aerial Swing Classes, Slackline & AcroYoga 

Organic Healing Foods, Artisan Vendor Village, Healing Haven
Galactic Child Yoga Village & Columbia Marionette Show

Kirtan & Healing Music, Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band,
Rahasya, Paradiso & Rasamayi,  & Circus Performing Arts

Early Bird Pricing Available from April 1st, 2015 – August 31st, 2015
Early Bird Pricing 3 Day Pass $200

Location: Sanders Beach Community Center
913 S I St Pensacola, FL 32502

No limit on workshops or evening concerts.
No refunds. Exchanges Allowed.

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu:
May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy & Free

We are so grateful for your support by attending the 4th annual annual Mahabhuta Yoga Festival!

Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

About Us

URU means “spacious” or “broad” in Sanskrit.

May we move from a place of spaciousness.

URU means You are You because that is what you are meant to be.

May we move from a place of Being who we are meant to be.

We are a multifunctional Space.  We offer a wide range of YOGA classes for all ages and comfort levels. We offer a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training that will allow you to go deeper into your practice and let you delve into teaching yoga.  We also offer aerial yoga, pilates,  yoga plus acrobatics, family fly yoga, hot yoga, birth circles, children’s classes, music, birthday parties, EVENTS and anything that is empowering, healing or uplifting for the commUnity.

We are located just north of Pensacola International Airport at:

2400 Executive Plaza Drive Pensacola, FL 32504



 Crown Chakra

I am a Divine Being.

My soul is infinite and boundless.

I am forever evolving, growing, expanding.

URU & URU2 have a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels. 
**Check the Schedule for New Classes This Fall**




Kerry Whiteley began her regular yoga practice when she was pregnant with her second child in 2010. After a couple years of regular practice, the beauty of yoga beyond asana began to open to her and she decided to deepen her practice by learning how to teach yoga in URU’s 200 hour program in 2014. She enjoys making the seemingly unattainable, attainable and assists in reaching a place of comfort in poses while also bring the beauty of yoga beyond asana in a non-invasive way. In addition to her love of yoga, she loves healthy eating. Kerry owns a raw chocolate and desserts business, Sweet & Simple Raw Treats. When not doing yoga or making raw treats, Kerry loves to be with her husband, Tim, who has supported her journey and her kids who inspire her.


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