West East Yoga Team

Jaime Sanchez

Founder of West East Yoga

Naturopathic Doctor

Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-500) Founder of West East Yoga


Passionate about teaching the skills needed to practice yoga safely and effectively, Dr. Jaime Sanchez founded West East Yoga in 1997. He is also the founder of a number of other yoga and wellness centers in Venezuela and the United States and is an international lecturer for East-West Natural Healing, Inc. speaking at events in Spain, China, and across the Americas.

Jaime started practicing yoga at the age of eight in Venezuela and became a yoga teacher in 1967. Certified at the 500 E-RYT level, recognized by Yoga Alliance, he has taught yoga at Saint Louis University and Christian Hospital for over 10 years. He is also educated in the Solar, Iyengar, and Sivananda methods as well as yoga philosophy and Sanskrit.

A naturopath doctor since 1995, Jaime also studied acupuncture extensively in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

With over 65 years practicing yoga, Dr. Jaime has helped himself along with countless others to age happily and healthily, without relying on medications

Jennifer J Andrade


This class incorporates yoga postures, gentle movement sequences, breath work, supported silent meditation, and guided relaxation to support increased awareness and mindfulness of the breath and body, and quieting of the nervous system.


Dr Jennifer J Andrade has a strong desire to share her skills through core development and practice, as well as ascertain new competencies to further enhance achieving inner peace. Utilization of teaching knowledge, expertise, and learning to guide others through meditation and movement. Self-discipline and the ability to impart knowledge is a key strength which affords her an opportunity to assist students within a positive judgement free environment. Teaching strategies, breath management, focus, and positive thinking are specialties of her extensive experience.

Shannon Johme



My roots are in Iowa, but St. Louis is where I call home. My yoga journey began in the mid 2000’s as I was looking for something to help relieve stress from the overwhelming demands of this fast-paced world. I also wanted something different to spice up my regular workout routine. What I discovered was much more than I could have ever imagined. Not only did I find tension relief from my entire body, but also, I found a magnitude of peace and healing from within! My hunger for yoga continued to grow through the years and I opened my mind and took many classes consisting of different styles with a variety of teachers, which led me to receiving my YTT 200 hour certification. My favorite styles of yoga are Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative. My focus is to invite mindfulness and relaxation into your practice, connecting the breath with movement, while strengthening and protecting the body from tightness and pain. I look forward to sharing space with you. Namaste.




I was introduced to yoga in 2017 and it has been instrumental to my health and wellbeing ever since. The gifts of this practice are surprisingly robust, as I have learned, as it has transformed my disdain for exercise into a passion and taught me so much about mindfulness. I completed my 200 hour YTT in 2022 and am excited to share my practice. Yoga, through breath work, focus, strength training and meditation, is how I can always find my center no matter what else is happening in my life.

Vinyasa Remixed:

This class is more fast paced than traditional yoga, with plyometrics, cardio sprints and spiral techniques weaved between static postures and vinyasa flow. Each class will focus on warming up the body, getting the heart rate up, core work, strength, stretching and cool down with an oh-so-wonderful shavasana. All levels welcome

Kay Brown


Introducing Ms. Kay Brown, born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Kay is a recently certified yoga instructor and also a local/national DJ of 6 years. She is currently a DJ for 88.1fm KDHX and host of her own show entitled, She HEALz Radio, sending healing frequencies through the airwaves.

Kay is a sound healer, not only as a DJ but as a sound bowl facilitator as well. She also is a energy reader and possesses a vast knowledge about the energy centers (chakras) in our bodies. Kay brings both of these gifts to the mat along with an restorative flow that includes postures designed to help us holistically release, heal, & replenish.

A journey of self healing and self love led her into a deep dive of spirituality, nutrition, religion, quantum physics, and yogic principles leading her to discover and strengthen her intuitive and empathic gifts. Therefore, Kay also offers energy readings, spiritual guidance, and stone/crystal jewelry through her online holistic shop, shehealz.com.


“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.”

– Buddha