4224 Beryl Road, Suite A Raleigh, NC 27606



Buti Yoga

This class is taught by:

Megan Lively

Always interested in exercise and being mindful with nutrition, and having delivered her first child in early 2013 - she didn’t really have a plan to get her pre-child body back. Balancing work life and being a new mom, Megan found Barre-Up, thanks to Winter! Megan loved training with the fantastic instructors to gain strength, flexibility and confidence.

Fast Forward to baby #2- Megan religiously went to all the classes offered at Barre-Up through her pregnancy, due date and past. Becoming an expert in pregnancy modifications (through sheer practice) at the Barre. Megan got her Pilates Meets the Barre Certification in April 2016 and was recently was certified in Buti Yoga. 
Megan lives in Raleigh with her husband, 2 toddler daughters & boxer dog.

Winter Holbrook

Winter has been a part of the studio ever since it opened in 2013. She started as a client and fell head over heels in love with the classes, the instructors and the small, supportive environment of women. After years of going to the gym and other studios, she finally felt like this was her "home". The studio helped transform her mind, body and soul and she took the plunge to get her Buti Yoga certification and then subsequently followed with her 200hr RYT, HotCore/Sculpt and Barre Certifications.
Her passion is helping people be the best version of themselves and motivating others to push past the limits that may hold them back. She loves helping people make that mind-body connection and watching the transformation physically, but most importantly, mentally. Winter was also voted as one of two "Most Moving Instructors of 2016" for the Raleigh area!
When not in the studio, Winter works for a construction management firm and also moonlights as the Vice President of a local not-for-profit - Models for Charity. Her free time is spent enjoying life with her husband - Sam, her 2 stepchildren - and her favorite furry babies - Drake and Annabelle. 

Jen Manning

Jen is a FT mom, wife, and learner as well as joy & peace seeker. She is also a PT speech therapist, yoga instructor, runner, knitter and concertgoer. She found the Barre-up studio when looking for something more after 20+ years of running and practicing yoga (mainly Vinyasa styled). She found that Buti Yoga combined the cardio, strength and flexibility aspects nicely in one packaged hour and while she continues to enjoy recreational running and other types of yoga she was also searching for a balance. Having always been a good student, becoming an instructor allowed her to learn more, practice better and prepare to share the joy of Buti, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga with others. She is trained in RYT-200 with certifications in Buti Yoga, Kids Yoga and most recently Yin Yoga where she studied with Bernie Clark in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
She hasn't regretted one iota of the journey and thoroughly enjoys teaching classes just as much as she continues to enjoy taking classes.
Her favorite food is buttered toast, she's picky about her beer, she believes one could never have enough shoes and her favorite 2nd family is her Barre-up family.

Elisabeth Gibbons

A recent yoga-holic, Elisabeth considers Barre-Up as a second home and inspiration for her to become an instructor. She most enjoys the energy, friendly and accepting environment, and mental indulgence from the workout and classes. She has also greatly broadened her music knowledge as an instructor. Elisabeth is RYT 200 and Buti Yoga certified. She teaches Buti, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga.
Aside from yoga, Elisabeth keeps busy working and traveling for her market research company which she started with a business partner, 14 years ago. When she is not working or practicing yoga, she can be found enjoying time her with family, bicycling with her husband, or taking every opportunity to visit her two daughters.

Julie Smith

Julie has loved barre work since she was a teen. She checked out the Callanetics video so many times, that her mother finally allowed her to fail to return it!
Fast forward to an adult that needed to shape up while being mindful of old equestrian injuries, Julie discovered Pilates and fell in love. She became certified to teach in 2006, followed by full Pilates equipment and Gyrotonic certifications. She always integrated some of her old barre routines into her classes, and wanted to more fully mesh her Pilates and Barre experience. BarreAmped certification perfectly combined the precision of Pilates with the intensity of barre. The attention to detail and form allows Julie to truly educate the bodies in front of her rather than just powering through a class routine. She loves watching people re-shape their bodies and lift their spirits with mindful physical activity.
In 2013, Julie stumbled upon Buti yoga. With her kundalini-based Gyrotonic and core-focused Pilates background, she recognized the potential this movement had to break open barriers to generate strong and supple bodies. Certified in Buti yoga since 2013, Julie completed her 200RYT certification in 2015. She has also completed additional Vinyasa Flow trainings with Stephanie Keach and Tamal Dodge.
Julie lives in Raleigh with her husband, Walter, their college age son and two daughters. She continues to ride hunter jumpers, and works to create time for her high speed driving hobby with her husband at VIR.

Grace Goodwin

Grace is RYT-200 as well as Buti Yoga and Barre certified. She loves creating an environment in which women can feel healthy and challenge themselves to be stronger. She has a passion for promoting proper body alignment, to maximize safety, effectiveness, and functionality. 

Grace has a Masters of Science in Nutrition and is currently undergoing the training to become a registered dietitian. Her area of focus is maternal and infant nutrition, though she is passionate about empowering all people to gain control of their health and happiness through quality food.

When she's not at yoga, you may find Grace drinking coffee at Liquid State, wandering the NC Art Museum, or eating pizza at Trophy Brewing (nutritionists eat pizza, too!). She loves her two kittens, political podcasts, and trying new coffee shops. Grace is originally from Alexandria, Virginia, and has loved the warm and friendly people she has met in Raleigh since moving here in 2015.

BUTI is a female-empowerment lifestyle brand. Our signature movement fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics and functions as the core of our wellness approach. Derived from the Marathi word Buti meaning “the cure to something hidden or kept secret,” our goal is to guide women through movement, nutrition and wellness that supports the female spirit — transforming lives from the inside-out. ™

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Sep 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Lively
  • Sun Sep 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Tue Sep 26 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Jen Manning
  • Wed Sep 27 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Sat Sep 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Lively
  • Sun Oct 01 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Tue Oct 03 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Elisabeth Gibbons
  • Wed Oct 04 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Thu Oct 05 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Leah Ward
  • Sat Oct 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Leah Ward
  • Sun Oct 08 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Tue Oct 10 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Jen Manning
  • Wed Oct 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Winter Holbrook
  • Thu Oct 12 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Julie Smith
  • Sat Oct 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Lively
  • Sun Oct 15 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Grace Goodwin