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I vow to always be authentic, moving from that beautiful place of love. I invite you to come as you are and take what you need from the practice. Yoga requires no modifiers, it simply asks that you show up.
Sarah is also a prenatal yoga certified teacher and a member of Yoga Alliance YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) educator. I enjoy helping students as well as other teachers further their study and understanding of yoga, meditation and movement.
Sarah is a M.A., E-RYT200, RYT500, CPYT, YACEP and is the Yoga Designer for Vybe 5 in Frisco, Texas.
Jessica is the Owner of Slate Lifestyle and Media Co., a small business offering Website Design, Social Media Maintenance and Marketing, as well as Photography. Jessica and her Mom, Sharon, also just launched a Sister Brand of Slate called, Slate Designs.
Aside from Slate and teaching Yoga, Jessica is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
Chrystal Rae Andres Illera, Gaia Flow
“Yoga for me is as natural as breathing." Yoga for me is as natural as breathing. As I travel down this yogic path, it is my hope and intention to share what I learn and discover as each day unveils the many gifts of a yogic life. My personal style of teaching is a unique blend of yoga that focuses on empowerment of the mind, body and spirit—both on and off the mat. -Andres Illera
Yoga changed my life. I know that yoga works and thats why I am so happy to share the gift and the love of yoga with you. Yoga will change your life. All you have to do is show up. Experience it for yourself. Just unroll your yoga mat. That’s it. It is that easy. You will be glad you did. YOGA changes lives. -Chrystal Rae
Ricky Tran, BBA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, CBA, serial yoga-preneur, creator and owner of Addison Circle Yoga, Breakfast Yoga Club (Houston), the Tranband yoga prop, Krama Yoga Center, Castle Hills Yoga, Yoga South Side, Navanga Yoga Shala, and traveling teacher, is widely recognized as an accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher. Coming from a life-changing addiction, Ricky found yoga as a way to heal his stiff and aging body, clear his troubled mind and awaken to the highest spiritual Self.
He currently lives in Dallas, TX and leads teacher trainings and workshops, while building his online yoga subscriber community. Learn more at www.RickyTranYoga.com.
Mastermind provides research-driven mindfulness and emotional intelligence learning for corporations, nonprofits and individuals across the U.S.. Mastermind’s science-based approach is designed to support mental wellbeing and build focus, awareness, compassion and connectivity that help us all build stronger, healthier lives and relationships.
Mindfulness for Healthcare Heroes. We’ve created a special 6-week mindfulness series for healthcare heroes to help you destress, build resilience, and integrate new brain healthy habits for calm and focus amidst crisis. Please join Mastermind teachers Dorsey Standish and Adrianne Bagley, MD for these restorative and inspiring 30-minute mindfulness sessions.
Stef Tovar, Hanuman Homies
Stefanie Tovar is a Yoga Facilitator, Storyteller and Healer, Recording Artist, and Founder and CEO of nonprofit organization, Hanuman Homies.
Stefanie has facilitated yoga for over 12 years and brings with her about 20 years of teaching other modalities of movement to Include Dance and Fitness methods. Stefanie is also the only facilitator in Dallas Fort Worth that facilitates the Physical Yoga practice alongside Yoga of Sound, Bhakti Yoga. Stefanie plays live music and sings in every class! Her Debut EP Album, Shine a Light charted the Billboards in New Age Music and she looks forward to recording a single soon to offer more support to people through Healing Arts.
Katherine Galligan, Yoga Chikitsa
Katherine Galligan, EYRT500, is the founder and director of Yoga Chikitsa where she shares her passion for using yoga and ayurveda to create a healthy mind, body and lifestyle. An Ayurvedic health practitioner, her love for cultivating her students' wellbeing and growth bring great meaning to her life. Her biggest joy in teaching yoga is the people who make it possible.
Trained by Toni Farris, EYRT500, Ricky Tran, EYRT500, DeAnna Shires, EYRT500, Arpita Shah, Patricia Wickman, Myra Lewin and Dr. Vasant Lad
Empowered. A word I live by.
All of us have the ability to overcome things in our lives. Defining moments in our "story" give us a choice, the courage to either become our truth, or live in a lie.
Before yoga came into my life, I was a young mother, strapped to a corporate job, with laundry list full of guilt, shame and baggage from a turbulent youth. Fitness goals led me to yoga, and yes, I became physically strong, but slowly I began to notice changes occurring in my actual nature. The baggage from my past started to slowly get stripped away. I began to realize who I was deep down, and deep inside beauty started to unfold where there was once only pain.
My past does not define me, but I know the challenges I have been blessed with in this life are so I can empower others with the knowledge that all we have to do is look inside for the answers.
That is what yoga does for you. It strips away what is not real, replaces it with Love, and gives you back what you truly are at your core, your spirit.
And it's never too late to start.
Jason Lobo started practicing yoga at Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop in Boulder,
CO in 1999. He has been teaching asana and yoga philosophy since 2007. Jason’s
teaching is informed by his long hours of disciplined study and practice in both Anusara
Yoga and Iyengar Yoga, and by his studies and practice of Rajanaka Tantra, with Dr.
Jason teaches alignment-based asana informed by non-dual, heart centered Tantric
philosophy. Students find his teaching to be humorous and challenging as well as
nurturing, and appreciate his balance of clarity, enthusiasm, and wisdom.
An endorsement from George Purvis:
"What or who is Jason Lobo ? In today's world of "yoga" what seems to be most
important is branding or creativity just for the sake of being different . In Jason Lobo
you'll find an eclectic teacher that embraces "form follows function" and eternal virtues
such as obedience, studentship and integrity. This package is becoming a rarity . Yes,
Jason was a student of mine and considers me his mentor . However, I would be remiss if
I did not say that as much I taught Jason, I learned from Jason . Now to give an even
clearer perspective of my background, I'm an Iyengar teacher with 40+ yrs. of teaching
experience, certified at the Senior Intermediate III level since 1993. You don't want to
miss the Wolf!
Words of wisdom from a Big Ol` Turtle, Tortuga Grande, AKA George Purvis."
Christi Tracy, Grow Yoga
I have been teaching yoga for over 20 years and honestly it has been such a joy to share such a life changing practice with so many people. Yoga is so much more than a wonderful exercise. It has the power to transform all areas of life. It is incredibly beneficial for managing stress and anxiety, it allows for that inner voice to be heard in the chaos of life and it opens the body to health and vitality.
My teaching philosophy is to create an environment of full acceptance of where each student is in his/her path. To provide a safe space for all students from all backgrounds. To be open to all possibilities and miracles that happen on a yoga mat and in life.
Melissa Garrett, The Yogi Treehouse
The Yogi Treehouse was founded by Melissa. She is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 through yoga alliance. She has also received certification in (Sky) Aerial Yoga. She has been teaching in the Yoga Industry for 4 years. She has taught Power Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative yoga, as well as Aerial Yoga.
She is tremendously grateful for the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve, their Board, and their volunteers that contribute to the essence of Yoga In The Meadow.
Bianca Esposition, Alchemy Collective
Guiding students along their individual journey of greater connection feeds my soul, and providing space for students to then become their own best teacher is what drives my purpose.
My mission, and the purpose behind the Alchemy Collective is to not only guide practitioners on this path, but to cultivate a collective of wellness professionals with a passion for the whole-health approach to a better, more connected journey through life. Mind, body, heart, soul.
Phyllis has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over thirty years. Phyllis’s experience comes not only from the fitness field, but her professional experience carried over to the medical field.
Her yoga journey grew from her studies in eastern medicine and energy healing. As a Reiki master, Healing Touch level 3, and a student of shamanic work.
She has a gift in meditation, with a voice that takes you deep into the meditation. She creatively writes meditations, uses a deer skin drum for shamanic meditations to connect you with your power animal, as well as seasonal meditations, and moon meditations.
Heather Hopper, Good-Yoga
I am an E-RYT-500, RCYT certified through Yoga Alliance, Alpha-Omega Teacher Training and The Mat Yoga Studio in Dallas, Texas. I have been teaching group yoga classes and individual clients since December of 2006. I completed my 200 hour certification in November 2007 and completed my RYT 500 in May. I was a third grade teacher at Lakehill Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas until May of 2010. Yoga made me a better classroom teacher and directly impacted my relationships with my students, their parents, my colleagues, and many other relationships in my life. I brought yoga into my classroom through breathing, meditation and asana practice which I used to calm, focus and energize my students depending on the time of day and the task at hand. I was a calmer and more patient teacher thanks to yoga. During my last year in the classroom, through reflection and self-study, I came to the difficult decision to leave the classroom behind to pursue yoga as my full-time career.
I came to yoga in 1997 as an achievable fitness program for obesity. Over those years, through physical activity, healthy eating and body awareness encouraged through yoga, I have gained muscle tone, heart health and a healthy body image that I once never thought I would have. Yoga also allowed me to have a healthy body throughout my pregnancy. I have become strong, flexible and inspired by all aspects of yoga. After years of on again, off again practice, I became a dedicated yoga student in 2004. I have practiced and studied Hatha, Astanga, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Viniyoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Power Yoga as well as meditation, ayurvedics, aromatherapy, philosophy and mindfulness. I have studied under such masters as Judith Lasater, Baron Baptiste, David Romanelli, Rod Stryker, Sharon Gannon, Mark Whitwell, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Ross Rayburn and Steve Ross.
Roseann Hartlet, High Meadow Yoga
After teaching neuromuscular education in a medical setting for 10 years I decided to transfer my knowledge and experience working with bodies to the mat.
I obtained my 200RYT in 2018 and began yoga teaching but I craved to learn more and achieved the 500RYT this year.
I believe stability and mobility are crucial to a sustainable yoga practice. My favorite is Hatha style yoga with vinyasa flow. I love to be outside! I am a firm believer in a plant 🌱 based diet for optimizing wellness.
Teri Carlo, Deep Roots Yoga
I feel like I have been a yogi since I was born! (and just didn't know it). Always striving for deep connection, more creativity, spirituality, movement and love... I knew there was so much more to life than just going through the motions.
Practicing yoga for over 10 years I decided to take the leap and go to yoga teacher training for growth, not really to become an instructor. NO regrets. After obtaining my 200 hour certification I started to teach and then I went straight into 300 hour. Achieving an RYT500 is one of my most proud accomplishments. There is nothing better than watching students have aha moments, connect with their bodies, and grow in places they didn't even know existed.
Yoga is the "SO MUCH MORE" that I have always been searching for. I am all things yoga. Taking a leap of faith, long-time friend, Jan T, and I started our own studio in Allen, TX (Deep Roots Yoga Studio). When not teaching or practicing, I am studying & learning more to share with others as well as the creative love of my life, The Meditation Branch. A furniture repurposing business where I transform outdated furniture into something fantastic as well as combining my experience with Feng Shui & Vastu Shastra to help others create a beautiful energy flow in their home or business. Whether teaching yoga, transforming furniture or listening to friends, my overall motto is, "Bringing to light the beauty already within". We all have it.
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!”
Megan Huff, Breathe.Flow.Grow
Megan Huff is a RYT-200 Hour Yoga Teacher, as well as a Certified Children’s, Prenatal, Trauma Informed, Special Needs, and Aerial Yoga Teacher based out of McKinney, Texas. Megan has been teaching yoga for over four years, specializing in working with kids and families. Megan has a passion for sharing yoga and mindfulness tools to help her clients deal with anxiety. Her classes are all level and incorporate themes of practicing from where you are at each and every day, mindfulness, and gratitude.
You can find Megan online at her website, www.breatheflowgrow.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/breatheflowgrow, Instagram @breathe.flow.grow, and you can register for online and in-person kids and families classes through www.hisawyer.com/breathe-flow-grow/schedules where you can use the code SCRUBS for 100% off the price of classes with Megan! Unlimited uses.
If you need to contact Megan you can reach her through any of her online platforms or via email at email@example.com
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.