My first experience with yoga was a Rodney Yee VHS in my living room around the age of fourteen. My mother had been injured in a car accident and yoga was suggested to aid her recovery. I was hooked immediately. The inner sense of calm it gave me was incomparable to anything else I had experienced. Since then, my understanding has deepened and I've learned to connect to my body in a whole new way. Yoga has taught me the power of breathing, the method of using meditation in my movement, and how to harness love and positivity in my thoughts.
RYT 200 Classical Hatha Yoga, Tantra, Kriya Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher, October 2012
Participated in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Chair Yoga classes for Senior Retirement Community
Received thorough training in Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda, and the Yoga Sutras
Certified in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR from the American Health Care Academy
Sydney began her yoga journey in 2005 taking a yoga class at a local community college. Over the course of the next several years enjoyed a variety of different styles of yoga classes at several area studios.
Already experiencing the benefits of yoga, in 2009 made a conscious decision to commit to consistent practice as a way to manage stress from her corporate position.
In an effort to share her “story” she began teaching yoga in 2010 obtaining her RYT 200 at The Divine School of Yoga Therapy.
Maggie discovered yoga in 2000 after recovering from surprise surgery and an auto accident. A consistent, traditional hatha yoga practice helped facilitate her healing and transformed her into a person with a passion for yoga of all kinds. A 2005 graduate of Purple Lotus Yoga, Maggie served as Assistant Director for two years prior to establishing the school’s first affiliate program in 2008. Maggie also co-wrote and co-directed the school’s 500HR training program before establishing Yoga-Gate.
Maggie has earned two 200 hour and two 500 hour certifications. Her credentials are as follows:
I have been teaching yoga since 2008 and practicing since 1998. My introduction to yoga began when I was in the second year of three years of chemotherapy for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. Yoga soon began to play a big part in my healing and recovery. I began practicing in an Iyengar style studio and soon mixed with restorative and hatha styles. My teachers have included local teachers in the Little Rock, Arkansas area and then to nationally known teachers such as Erich Schiffmann, Rodney Yee, Tias Little, John Friend and Baron Baptiste.
I am a 200 HR Divine School of Yoga Therapy certified instructor. I currently teach at several 24HR Fitness clubs as well as two of our local Fitness 2000 clubs. I like to teach a Vinyasa flow or Power class but, very much enjoy teaching an Adaptive or Restorative class when the opportunity presents itself. I have had the opportunity to practice under many great instructors in the DFW area. One in particular, truly inspired me to seek out my own journey to become an instructor.
200 HR Divine School of Yoga Therapy, Powder Blue PiYo
Kimberly's emphasis is finding the balance between effort and ease in each asana as well as learning to listen to the wisdom of your body. She is passionate about yoga and eager to share the deep, rich tradition which focus on healing from the”inside-out,” benefiting the WHOLE person, mind, body & soul. She believes every journey inward begins with a technique, but it can only progress if you allow yourself to move beyond the mechanics and into the movement. She has been practicing yoga since 2000.
I have been practicing yoga for almost 30 years now, and teaching for about 9. I received my RYT through YogaFit and also trained with American Power Yoga. The blessings of this practice and these teachings have changed my life- my health, my attitude, my relationships. My deepest honor and joy is to share with others the many and varied benefits of the practice and I do so with the greatest humility and respect. I am grateful to my family, my teachers and my students for the lessons they teach me every day.
Valerie Rogers passion for teaching derives from the profound transformation of her own personal life through the practice of yoga. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style which blossoms from ten years of studying various styles of yoga including Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow. Through her clear explanation of postures she brings awareness to harmonizing the energy within to reverse the effects of aging, restore vitality, rejuvenate the nervous system, strengthen the body and calm the mind.
Mandie is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher & Leader with a passion for helping people to discover their own inner joy. She is the owner of Universal Laughter Yoga, the premier Laughter Yoga school in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area. As a Laughter Yoga Teacher, she is qualified to train and certify future Laughter Yoga Leaders. She studied extensively under the Founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, who introduced this powerful concept in 1995. Now a world-wide phenomenon. Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound.