How Tuck Got Its Start
Callie and Hagana met in Callie’s yoga class sixteen years ago (she was his favorite teacher even though she taught at 6 am). When they opened tuck in 2017, they wanted to create a table big enough for everyone hoping for a place to belong. Their dream was to build a space where people could be warmly and wholly accepted just for being themselves, where folks could practice the art of loving, and where we could connect as humans – not transactionally – but through seeing and understanding each other as we are.
They strongly believe vulnerability builds connection. Every day, they teach you as themselves – there’s no pretense, no perfection, no pretending. They know that in sharing their vulnerability, they are letting you know, “hey, we can’t do this life alone.” And in those moments, they hope you feel more connected, less alone in the world.
Callie has been teaching yoga and other group fitness classes for over sixteen years. She has taught all abilities and levels, including total beginners, Oscar-winning actors, MLB players, professional rugby players, Olympians, and those looking to feel more energized and strong in their everyday lives.
Her fitness career began as she transitioned from a college athlete to a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She trained Olympic athletes and Olympic-hopefuls at the Australian Institute of Sport and the ACT Academy of Sport, both in Canberra, Australia. She completed her yoga teacher training in Australia in 2007, and she is certified in Thai Yoga Massage. Since her initial yoga teacher training, Callie has taken countless workshops and trainings in Pilates, barre, and yin yoga. She still considers herself a student.
When not teaching at the studio, Callie is a practicing attorney and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a Levy Scholar. She also earned a B.S. in Exercise Science, summa cum laude, from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from Saint Louis University.
Hagana is married to Callie.