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
Janette is an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher whose nurturing, open, and uplifting teachings inspire her students to achieve their highest potential. Her classes are known to offer a safe environment where students of all levels can feel supported, inspired and challenged. Janette finds inner peace in her daily asana and meditation practice. Her philosophy is that ANYONE can do yoga regardless of physical capabilities and she is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with everyone.
Lori is a natural teacher with a passion for sharing the gifts of yoga. She offers a unique blend of uplifting, heartfelt insights and a powerful, yet playful practice that leaves her students feeling refreshed and inspired. With the perfect marriage of movement and attention to alignment, she therapeutically and safely aids in each students’ asana evolution. Her enthusiasm, humor, and vibrant spirit shines through as she inspires her students to live fully from the heart.
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.
Over 30 years ago I began to practice yoga. It opened my body and mind to the power that resided in me to shape my life, and led me to explore other aspects of health and fitness. Through the years, I’ve accumulated over 10,000-hours of hands-on experience and an extensive background in Yoga Asana, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Pilates, and Exercise Science.
Himalayan Institute - Certified 500-Hour Yoga Teacher
Himalayan Institute – Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist
Yoga Alliance – 500-Hour Experienced Yoga Teacher
Other Certifications and Degrees:
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America - Certified Personal Trainer
American College of Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer
Cooper Aerobics Center - Certified Water Instructor
Cooper Aerobics Center - Nutrition Specialist
Mad Dogg Athletics - Certified Spinning Instructor
Peak Pilates - Certified Pilates Reformer Instructor
Power Pilates - Certified Pilates Mat Instructor
B.S. - Colorado State University
Master of Exercise and Sports Nutrition - Texas Women’s University (In-Process)
I have been a fitness instructor for over ten years - have certifications in many forms of exercise. Aerobics, kick boxing, weight training, aqua fitness, pilates (including reformer), indoor cycle - you name it, I do it!
I got my first yoga certification through BFit, in 2005, and have been leading yoga practices since.
In 2012, I made the commitment and investment to pursue my 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training with Sheri Cherokee at AlphaOmega. What a difference it has made in my life! The journey has just begun!
200hr RYT with AlphaOmega Yoga, Dallas Texas
New Paradigm MDT Basic Master
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:
Theresa has been teaching and leading yoga retreats since 2004. She has trained primarily with Baron Baptiste and has also studied with Ana Forest, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, and Judith Lasater among others. In order to keep her teaching fresh and inspiring, she practices almost daily at Samatone Yoga by DPYP. In addition, she attends yoga conventions and workshops throughout the year.
Aminda is an E-RYT 200 Instructor, Certified in Anjali Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa(power) and Yin Yoga with Yoga Nidra, Therapeutic Yoga and Jivamukti training. (member of both YA and IAYT) She is also a Clinically Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Thai Yoga Masseuse, and Reiki Master with ongoing studies as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and in Para Yoga.
I started practicing in 2007 when I was in my last year of college. I was looking for an inexpensive way to take the edge off my stress level while I was working full time and trying to finish my BFA.
I fell in love with yoga and with the idea of the mind/body connection and decided in 2010 to become an instructor. So, I dove into Teacher Training at Blue Anjou at the 200 hour level and then right back in for the 500 in 2011.