Karen Bonds, RYT
I began practicing in 2006 at Longview Yoga Studio and immediately fell in love with yoga. I didn’t get serious about it immediately, though. After the initial excitement of the practice, I realized something about my body. I had the potential for strength but less so for flexibility. The lack of flexibility temporarily burst my yoga bubble. I stopped practicing for several months. How could I practice if I would never be able to do the beautiful postures that require great flexibility? I led a life without yoga and I missed it terribly. I reached the point where I knew I had to practice, flexible or not. I got back on the mat and let go of my desire to be something I was not. Accepting myself led me to teacher training in 2009. I am now certified to teach Hatha Yoga through the Purple Lotus Teacher Training 200-hour program in Frisco, Texas. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour RYT. I have studied Yoga Therapy with Doug Keller and I’m currently embarking on a new adventure with Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. So far, the principles of yoga and practicing the breath have allowed me to overcome the limitations imposed by my mind. Inhale. Exhale. Namaste.
Kathie Brown, LPC
I attended my first yoga class in 2006 and it was love at first breath! While I have exercised and participated in athletics all of my life, yoga is much more than exercise. In yoga, you will lengthen and strengthen and you will also encounter yourself. As you move through the asanas (postures), you will practice being fully present in now with curiousity and joy.
So come, just as you are, and be! Kathie is certified through Purple Lotus Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200.
I began practicing yoga in 2003 originally as just another exercise along with weight lifting, spinning and other aerobic workouts. It was not long before I came to appreciate the overwhelming benefits of a consistent yoga practice, and yoga became my primary source of exercise. After practicing Ashtanga for a few years, I was introduced to Yin yoga and its many benefits. I began studying the works of Paul Grilley and recently completed his course “Yin Yoga:The Functional Approach”.
Jane is also a Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher through Aura Wellness Center.
Rachel is a certified 200hr-RYT. She loves to create intelligent and purposeful movement practices that enhance mental clarity and body awareness. Her love of anatomy and yoga fuels her passion to bridge the gap between Western science and Eastern philosophy.
In 2012, Rachel started her in depth study with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. She has since continued her studies with Tiffany toward her 500 hr certification completing an in depth 60 hr workshop on shoulder mechanics in Aug.2014 and is looking forward to deepening her understanding of the body/mind connection with her. Rachel has also studied sequencing with Jason Crandell to help her build sequences that make sense in the body to get the best benefit from your practice.
Curiosity keeps Rachel motivated to explore the effects of her practice on the body, mind, and spirit and she is passionate about helping others to do the same.
I teach from the heart and encourage students towards optimum growth and strength on and off their mat. I strive to create a “no pressure”atmosphere in class where students of all levels can feel free to try something new and explore yoga at their own pace. I enjoy combining elements of traditional hatha with various other yoga lineages to allow fora transformative experience full of creativity, meaning and depth. Yoga helps me to feel better on multiple levels and when I feel my best, I live life more. This is what I strive to share.
* ERYT-200/RYT-500 *I have been practicing yoga regularly since 2008 and teaching since late 2012. I enjoy exploring a wide range of styles and techniques, including YIN and yoga nidra. I recently completed an 18 month Yoga for Basic Backcare/Scoliosis certification program with Alison West of Yoga Union in NYC. Additional trainings: Level 1 iRest© Yoga Nidra, Basic Chair Yoga with Alison West and Rewind Gold for Boomers/Seniors. I am currently pursuing a YogaFit for Warriors 100 hour Trauma Sensitive Teacher certification.