E-RYT-500 Yoga Therapist Breathing Deeply Yoga Bridge, Yoga for Cancer
Amber is a healthcare industry professional by day, mother of two children, and registered yoga teacher with nearly 20 years of experience moonlighting in fitness and yoga as a trainer and teacher. She earned her first personal training certification from the Cooper Institute in 2001, followed by Level I and Level II yoga certifications from the American Aerobics Institute that allowed her to follow her passion teaching yoga in her spare time for nearly ten years before taking a break to focus on her family and her own practice. In 2019, she completed her Yoga Alliance RYT-200, and is happy to be sharing the gift of yoga once again! “I was introduced to my first power yoga class in 2002, and I walked out of class that day knowing my life had changed for the better. My yoga practice has now been my constant for over 15 years. It has seen me through every stage of my adult life including the birth of my children and recovering from two c-sections to bounce back stronger than ever. Many new beginnings and tearful goodbyes have been had since I started a consistent practice, and I move through it all with more grace when I take the time to create space – in my body, in my mind, with my breath – on my mat. When I was new to yoga, I did not believe I could still my mind nor my body long enough to make it through a yin yoga or meditation class. Power yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes were the perfect fit for me because the combination of movement, strength, sweat, and breath work allowed me to move through and process the energy “build up” in my mind and body. I could finally allow both to rest in Savasana, and in those few minutes at the end of class began to experience the stillness I so desperately needed. As I processed in my body through my asana practice, I witnessed how that translated into my life. Learning to have more compassion and tolerance for myself taught me how to extend that compassion and tolerance to others. Learning how to breathe through the challenging poses without reacting taught (and still teaches) me how to breathe through the challenges of life. It is here I learned to create the space to choose a response instead of a conditioned reaction. This is how yoga truly changes lives. Although I am happy to say I can now appreciate and enjoy yin classes and have a daily meditation practice, power yoga is still my favorite for all the same reasons it was in the beginning. I enjoy the combination of movement, strength, breath, sweat, and savasana. My advice to anyone new to yoga is that if you try a class and you don’t like it – keep trying! There are so many styles and great teachers to learn from these days. Find one that works for you and stick with it. For me it started with one hot, sweaty power flow class, and that one class changed my life in so many positive ways I cannot count. Your journey begins now!”
Cami is a yoga teacher in Dallas and has an asana practice in Vinyasa based on a focus on structure and alignment. It’s extremely important to understand the fundamentals as well as experienced practice that involves inversions. We will work together to strengthen your body and mind by including meditation (guided, breath work, sound, mantra, chakra, aromatherapy) we also strengthen the connection to the mind and learn to process our emotions more thoroughly. I would be honored to guide you in this time as I feel it is extremely important to make yoga as accessible as possible. Feel free to connect with me on social media for any further questions or updates on events/workshops/retreats.
This moment matters: however, we are all in a constant state of busyness, interruptions, and life. Shana teaches others how to incorporate small mindful moments in their lives. Shana’ draws from her background in business development and leadership coaching, being a mother and wife, advanced yoga training, and mindfulness certification in her classes. Her intent is to show others how to find stillness in a chaotic environment through mental awareness and paying attention to thoughts, movements, and actions as they occur. The need for calm during a traumatic and emotional cycle of life lead Shana to Yoga and Mindfulness. She received strength and stillness through her practice, which is pivotal in healing from an autoimmune disease and finding joy in a stressful workday. Life can be stressful! Let’s be mindful and enjoy the moment! Finding calm in movement.
I am a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Instructor. I have a passion for teaching others self-care to aid in their own journey of health and healing. After years of my own struggles with self-care, I came to the realization that eastern and western science work together beautifully to restore balance in our body, mind, and spirit. My years of experience in healthcare coupled with a dedication to help others has led me to teach yoga. I especially love practicing and teaching Yin yoga and Christian based Yoga classes. Yoga has a myriad of benefits to offer everyone. I cannot bend myself into a pretzel or defy gravity, but I can practice self-acceptance on and off the mat. My desire is to learn, practice and teach yoga for my own lifelong health and wellness and to share this knowledge with you.
Maria’s yoga journey began in 2012. After falling in love with the practice and what it offered her she became an RTY 200 so that she could share what she was given through the practice of yoga. She has been teaching yoga since 2014. Maria is a mother, musician and music educator. She enjoys sharing her love and knowledge about music and yoga to help people connect to themselves and learn more about who they are. She believes that lessons learned through music and yoga can be applied to everyday life.
My name is Selwa Mitchell, RYT 200. I have been practicing yoga since 2012. I received my teaching certificate in 2013. Yoga has saved my life in so many ways. After two double-lung transplants, yoga has played a key role in my physical and mental recovery. I am strong and blessed because of yoga. It is an honor to share yoga with others and help them find strength and beauty in their lives using yoga as a tool to find their true self.