About Buff & Flo
We are focused on offering quality & variety with our classes, teachers, apparel, and studio space
About Buff & Flo
Buff & Flo was created and built around bringing unique styles and variety into one space. We are a group of individuals dedicated to sharing yoga and fitness classes to help you connect your physical, mental and emotional body. Our teachers have trained under an assortment of styles so you can expect to get more out of belonging here. We aim to provide a one stop shop for you to explore and benefit from all that we have to offer.
With a dedicated staff who will offer a space of growth, each person will come into a welcoming environment. We will provide the tools needed to begin or help you continue along your fitness journey. Our name and logo alone stands for a creative statement of diversity as we believe not just in a physical fitness practice, but a way of living authentically.
Our mission statement is simple:
Build a place of balance with a wide range of adult and children's classes.
Inside Our Studios
Buff & Flo's studio space is located on the 2nd floor in one of Orchard Park's beautiful downtown historic buildings. The original hard wood floors were restored from 1927 to bring the authenticity of the space back to life. With large windows letting in tons of natural light, the consciously designed space is filled with thoughtful amenities. The studio has built in sound proof walls with plenty of space including elevated platforms for our teaching staff to utilize during classes.
We were inspired to construct a space with convenience and comfort so you can effortlessly come to your class or classes with ease and purpose. From our fully lined wall of hooks for your clothing and coats, to shoe spaces and 2 changing room areas for those wanting to store their personal belongings, we've put thought into every square foot so you can step into our world with contentment.
We supply blocks, straps and bolsters. Mats are available for purchase in our front room shop, when in stock. Additional equipment for specific classes provided can be found inside the studios. All you need to bring is a water bottle, a yoga mat when applicable (see class descriptions) and our recommendation of wearing fitted work out clothes, ones that wick moisture are best!
Jessica Radon is the owner at Buff & Flo. She relocated to Orchard Park in 2016 from Dallas, TX. While she enjoyed taking classes in different places, she longed for something close to her house that would not only bring community but also mirror studios she was active with in other parts of the country. She loved the idea of renovating an older historic building and bringing back the original character with mixing in her full time career of design into the aesthetics. Missing practicing somewhere with Infrared heating, she knew she needed to also bring the immense benefits of that style to Buffalo. Introducing people to the amazing feeling of taking heated classes in a style that has many health benefits is so fulfilling to her goal of bringing wellness in all forms to Orchard Park.
Jessica began her passion and love of teaching others growing up in Connecticut and teaching summer camps for the National Cheerleader Association. She traveled the entire Northeast instructing athletes and camps of all sizes for 10 years as a Head Instructor for the company. At the same time, her career on the other side of the brand in the apparel division also began where she lived all across the country the past eight years. She currently is the National Director of Design for Varsity All Star Fashion. Her job would lead to a lot of responsibility and team leading, where yoga totally came into play as the perfect balance to her life.
Through the years her journey teaching choreography, judging and instructing continued and she was introduced to Yoga, another passion she was instantly hooked to. She loved the physical benefits but also the mental connection she gained from practicing. After suffering 6 months of postpartum after having her son, she truly began "the work" and connection gained from yoga and credits her practice to helping her overcome that stage in her life. Eager to learn more she had discovered many variations of styles of yoga and wanted to further pursue her ambition of teaching. Jessica completed both Level 1 and Level 2 with the Baptiste Institute and enjoys leading power flow classes at the studio.
In addition to yoga, she enjoyed taking Barre classes and decided to add that to her portfolio as well. She trained in Nashville and loves bringing a totally different approach and style to Orchard Park. Many of the teachers have a similar relocation story to Jessica and training outside of the Buffalo area to bring unique variety and passion to every class. She loves teaching as well as guiding her instructors to being the best versions of themselves they can be.
She has built a very welcoming environment that aims to have classes for every age and ability level. Recognizing not everyone likes the same type of yoga or style of class the studio offers uniqueness and the teachers are encouraged to be hands on and lead technique driven classes.
Cat Henry is a barefoot (grippy sock) workout enthusiast. As a health communication professional, she lives and shares her passion for wellness. Cat is barre certified by Barreworks in Toronto, Canada and Vault Fitness in Boca Raton, Florida. She is also a pilates lover, certified through Classical Pilates Education for Mat Pilates. Born in the South, and raised in the Midwest, she found her way to Boston and Los Angeles before becoming a farmer's wife and mother of two in Eden, New York. Cat is very excited to connect with like-minded individuals in the Southtowns. She believes in kindness, karma, and creating your own journey - with a glass of wine.
Brooke was trained and certified in Mind Body Barre in 2015. She has taught for a year at Orchard Park Country club, pop up classes at a studio in San Diego, California, and has also been teaching in a private studio in her home. Brooke is excited to share her love for barre- combining an awesome workout with a lot of fun.
Caitlin is Southtowns born and raised. Growing up in Hamburg, she graduated from Frontier High School, then headed down the street to Hilbert College and stayed in the Village of Hamburg post graduation. Having a gymnastics background, she has always leaned towards workouts that use our body's weight over weights and machines at the gym. Barre provides the desired body weight workout while also strengthening that mind body connection giving you 55 minutes to focus on you. Caitlin is certified through the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association. While barre draws inspiration from dance, there is no dance experience required to participate in a barre class. We guarantee you'll feel those muscles working and booty's will be burning no matter what prior experience you have!
Jen has always enjoyed different forms of movement to help reduce stress and feel good. The first yoga class she ever went to was a challenging heated vinyasa class that not only physically pushed her but mentally pushed her to different edges. Immediately she was hooked. Yoga turned out to not just be a good workout, but an amazing work in that has helped her grow, nurture and discover more about herself and the people around her.
We get to experience many sensations on our mats in order to help us experience and feel everything off of our mats. Yoga creates a beautiful community that allows us to find our most authentic selves with all different kinds of people.
Jen loves practicing yoga, teaching yoga and connecting with people through yoga. She’s so excited to teach again after moving from Minnesota.
Jill Wojcik Pula
Jill grew up in Buffalo where she completed her Master's Degree in Social Work. Following her graduation, she was blessed with the opportunity to live in Hawaii and travel to the Pacific and Asia. These experiences opened her eyes to different cultures and spiritual practices. After leaving the islands she moved to Tennessee where she took the next step in shaping and advancing her interest in Yoga. She completed her 500-hour teacher training (with a specialty in Ayurvedic Wellness - one of the world's oldest whole-body healing systems) and her teacher certification in Kids, Youth and Family Yoga. Jill integrates these practices in her work as a child and family therapist. To enhance her mind-body education, Jill completed her certification in Mat and Advance Apparatus Pilates through Classical Pilates Education.
Jill is grateful for all her gurus/teachers who have shared their wisdom and knowledge with her. They have taught her that life can be messy, but that is what makes it beautiful. The power is to be able to sit with it (feel it fully), learn and evolve.
Training – Certified Yoga Teacher - 500hr
Child, Youth and Family Yoga Teacher
Mat and Advanced Apparatus Pilates Instructor
Deeply intrigued by meditation from an early age Katherine has always been a student of the mind/body connection. Drawn to yoga in her teens from a background in dancing, she lost touch with it as she pursued more aggressive sports like running. When she was living in Pittsburgh getting her undergrad, a wise guru set her on her path to becoming a yoga teacher. A short time after beginning her first YTT200, she had to relocate back to Buffalo (her hometown). Unable to find find a yoga studio that felt like home, she became a running coach with a side focus on teaching private meditation sessions.
In 2019, seeking a life change after a back injury she was brought back to yoga by the casual mention of a neighbor in Orchard Park. Her first time at this new studio reignited the long-lost passion and desire to use yoga to heal both mind and body. Yoga was the foundation on which she built a new, healthier life, leading her to lose 100 pounds and find the path back to the joy of teaching and sharing. She obtained her RYT200 from Moksha Yoga Amazonica in Peru and is certified in Vinyasa and Yin. As of March 2022, she is also certified in Barre Intensity. Her passion is sharing the gift of yoga, meditation, wellness, and joyful movement with everyone and encouraging every single person as they move through their unique journey.
Kelsey's yoga journey began in 2016 when one of her first yoga experiences turned into a gut-punch of enlightenment. Leaving class that day feeling deeply inspired, connected, and fueled to dive deeper into the possibilities of uncovering more of the goodness of yoga.
Kelsey is trained in a variety of styles of yoga including vinyasa flow, bikram, and prenatal yoga. She also has her certification in barre, and beginner Pilates. She loves to create and guide unique classes with playlists that can take you deeper into your practice, and yourself. Her intention for every class she teaches is to hold space for her students to show up exactly as they are. She hopes that every student who comes to her class can find something in themselves that they needed that day, and keep coming back for more.
Kennedy Jordan graduated from the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance. She just moved back home to Buffalo after traveling the world perusing her career in performing arts. She has danced at theme parks, on cruise ships, and while residing New York City. She has also worked with local theaters. Her passion for movement has led her to Buff & Flo where she throughly enjoys taking class and improving her fitness and mindset. The positive environment gave her the urge to inspire, like she had been inspired. She got certified in barre, by Barre Intensity, and is SO excited to share her love for fitness and dance with the community. Get ready to have fun, sweat, and unlock your fullest potential in her high energy classes!
Kit loves to switch between picking up the tempo and taking it slow to deliver the sweaty practice you know you want. She has studied Baptiste Power Yoga with founder Baron Baptiste and enjoys the changing elements of earth, fire, air and water that she feels in her body throughout her practice. Get sweaty with Kit and then get on with your day feeling a heck of a lot better.
Born and raised in Orchard Park, Nicole Keilman is a professional dancer turned health and fitness lover who specializes in group HIIT training, personal training, and Pilates!
She graduated from Point Park University where she holds her BA in Dance and a minor in business management. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach and has her Pilates certification through Classical Pilates Education.
Nicole has a passion for helping others reach their goals and becoming the best version of themselves! She loves being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and finding the best restaurants in town.
Rachna brings her peaceful essence to the studio, guiding students through a motivating, revitalizing, and strength building practice. Her classes focus on integration of breath, alignment of the body, and quietude of the mind. She concurs that this practice becomes essential in the whirlwind of life, bringing us back to balance. For Rachna, teaching and practicing yoga is pure JOY. She loves to share the practice of yoga with children, teens, and adults alike. With over 20 years of practicing and 13 years of teaching, Rachna continues to learn, share, and connect with others.
Outside the studio she enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, cooking, traveling, reading, poetry, creating mandalas, and other free forms of art. "Yoga is the emergent light that shines into your soul and radiates out into the world. It is a sacred dwelling inside your heart where mind, body and spirit become the essential harmony of your soul. Yoga is a promise of beauty blossoming every day." -Rachna
Rachna Clerici teaches Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, and Hatha classes. She also teaches Kids and Teen Yoga.
Certifications: 200 hour Essential Yoga at Open Sky 2006, 200 hour Essential Yoga at Open Sky 2016, "Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga" Judith Lasater 2008, Rainbow Kids Yoga 2011, Continuing Yoga Education and Workshops
Seeking out more understanding for the mind, body, & spirit has always been an adventure. Growing up, Robin was always searching for a connection. A connection to the magic of the world. Robin had been a very active child and teenager growing up. There were many times she questioned universal love and how one could truly find that divine love and light through self, and how to make an authentic creative connection in her own way to others.
On her 24th birthday, she hopped on a plane solo to Koh Phangan, Thailand where she received her RYT 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training for Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Primary Series. She became certified through All Yoga Thailand in November, 2016. Since then, she has continued her education in fitness and wellness. She is now certified in Yin Yoga, Buti Yoga and Barre Intensity.
Two of her favorite quotes are:
"Yoga is about stilling the turbulence of consciousness."
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."
Robin's devotion to her own practice, as well as teaching has developed into a constant desire for learning and growing. This has led her to a deeper understanding in how one can connect to their own practice and student.
Sarah Fallon discovered her love for yoga when she was a teenager and continued this love throughout college and into her adult life. After giving birth to her son in 2018, she felt inspired and compelled to share the joy of yoga with little ones of all ages. Sarah leads all of our kids classes, kid pop up classes and adult/kid combo classes. Her classes teach children the benefits of practicing mindfulness, self love and exercising the physical body through meditation, breathing exercises, playing games, stretching, and dancing. She brings fun into the mind body connection and enjoys making yoga poses kid friendly.
Sarah is currently a stay at home mom of an energetic three year old son and welcomed a daughter in June of 2021! In her spare time Sarah enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
"Don't let anyone dim your light, just because it is shining in their eyes." Sarah started her yoga journey as a way to heal her joints and help her dancing career. She quickly learned that not only did she achieve those goals but she was able to heal the mind, heart, soul and use it as a way of self love and care. In her first yoga class she can remember thinking, "Oh my gosh, these people are nuts!" As soon as the yoga teacher said Shavasana and played a song by Ray LaMontagne, she quickly got chills all up her spine and cried for the next 4 minutes of class. She was 100 percent hooked! After a year of practicing once a day, she found Africa Yoga Project and decided to do her 200 hour Baptiste Training in Nairobi, Kenya. She went alone to Africa, not knowing anyone and teaching in the slums, jails and hospitals and had a life changing experience. When she returned home she had the itch to teach and began teaching Power Yoga at Mind Body Flow, Yogi's in Service, Radiance Power Yoga, HEAL Buffalo, a women's drug rehab and many more community events! She also dove into teaching Barre Intensity as she wanted to combine her dance background with yoga and earned that certification this past April!
You can catch her teaching Power Flows, Yoga Sculpt, Barre Intensity and at Canalside in the Summer! She tells her students you can count on her for a killer playlist, a great sweat, self love, and motivation :) She cannot wait to share her light with yours and remember Yoga Is Truly For Everybody.