The Yoga Connection is located in Be Well Now in Alton. The Yoga Connection is owned by Danette Watt.

Danette Watt is a 2014 graduate of West East Yoga, St. Louis’s oldest yoga school founded by Dr. Jaime Sanchez. She is currently enrolled in YogaU Online’s Yoga Wellness Educator 100 hour program and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She offers a number of options besides regular classes in the studio or through Zoom.

Danette believes the yoga pose should fit the body, not that the body should be forced to fit the pose. She enjoys introducing people to yoga through the studio’s Yoga Basics course and believes everyone can benefit from yoga,  whether they are athletes looking for active recovery, seniors working to maintain their functional fitness or anyone who needs to take time to decompress and unwind from the stressors of life.

Danette has an interest in the chakras and Kundalini yoga. An avid fitness advocate, she enjoys Crossfit, running, competing in triathlons and other exercise endeavors. She is available for private lessons and corporate-sponsored classes.

Andrea Chancey Chastain graduated from West East Yoga with her 200 hour certification in November 2018. The following February, Andrea began further studies at West East Yoga, completing another 300 hours of training in November 2019. Andrea has training in Y12SR, which combines the practical tools of the 12-step program of recovery with the physical and spiritual practices of yoga. She has a particular interest in the chakras.