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Meet Our Team


Mary Helen Richards

For me, yoga is a tool, a healing art, that teaches us how to best take care of ourselves & others, a physical practice with a spiritual intention. I began teaching yoga in 2009 and am currently certified as a E-RYT® 500, YACEP® teacher with an additional 200hr certification in Ashtanga yoga.


I teach an athletic & playful style of heated vinyasa flow infused with yoga philosophy. When not on the mat, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband Danny, our 5 dogs Dot, Buster, Roxie, Derby and Seymour, fitness and going to the beach.


My daughter Falin and son Paul inspire me every day to follow my heart and take action. 


Brittany McDuffie

As studio manager, I enjoy being the  face behind the desk here at MH Yoga! I help to ensure that things are running smoothly, as well as managing the retail boutique. 

I cheered through college at Valdosta State, did Crossfit for 8+ years, and have always enjoyed being active. It wasn’t until I started working at the studio that I began my yoga practice and now I make sure to include yoga classes into my weekly schedule.

I grew up a Georgia girl and moved to Dothan in 2012. I am now happy to call the Wiregrass my home. I am married to Andy and together we have 3 awesome kids; Hill, Brooks and Mary-Hollis. I love the beach, shopping and spending time with my family. 


Jacy Tucker

I am an E-RYT® 500 and RCYT certified instructor. I began my yoga journey in 2014. My personal practice grew and I started noticing multiple mental and physical benefits within my life. This let me to my RYT® 200 hour yoga teacher training at MH Yoga to further my love of being a student I completed my RYT® 300 hour training at Balance Health Studio in Seagrove, FL.


I continue to grow both as a student and teacher. I love to help students create space in their bodies and mind. When I'm not doing handstands, I like spending time at the beach with my husband Jimmy and daughters Bella and Willow.


Valerie Vinson

I adore yoga because it helps people find their most authentic, courageous self. With 5 years of teaching as an RYT®-200, I continue to learn methods to train smarter not harder. In a one hour class, we target maximum mind, body, soul potential. We sweat but don’t stress.


We train the body to be strong and flexible, while focusing on safety and security to build a resilient nervous system. When I’m not teaching yoga, I enjoy pressing green juice for clients, spending time with my adult kids, working on t.H.e. farm with my husband Jeremy or boarding clients in the HOCATT aka the magic box.


Charlene Commerford

Yoga is my church. I was certified as an RYT® 200 right here at MH Health Studio. Believing these floorboards can heal, my style is to sweat and move “it” …what ever your “it” is…out. 

Volume up-heat temperature up-Vinyasa-Power yoga-with a touch of Ashtanga is my teaching style.


When not at the studio teaching, taking a class or doing facials you’ll find me with either my bearded husband, dogs, laughing with a friend or planning my next epic adventure! 


Chris Drake

I received my RYT® 200 training right here at MH YOGA! I then went on to pursue training and certification in Yin Yoga, kinesiology, and massage therapy.


I believe that our practice can heal our bodies, our minds, and our spirits so that we can be healthy, happy, and free. I feel a real joy and honor in sharing yoga with you and love to support you on your journey. Namaste'

Valerie Thompson

In addition to being certified as a RYT® 200, I am a health and wellness coach for middle-aged women. Therefore, I get the opportunity to see firsthand the changes a consistent yoga practice can make in peoples lives! Quite simply, yoga is a fantastic tool to help facilitate change. If you are looking to incorporate more healthy lifestyle habits, yoga is a great place to start! Moving your body, deepening your breath and meditation are all ways to manage stress. I would love to share my passion for these yoga practices with you.


When I am not teaching yoga, breath work or coaching, I am outside! I love to garden, spend time at the beach or just piddle. Spending time with my better half, walking my boxer, Buster or spending time with my sons, Will and Luke.

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