I fell in love with yoga after taking my first class at a local YMCA many years ago. Family and career interrupted regular practice until I retired from the corporate world to nurture my love of practicing and teaching yoga. I believe yoga is a bright path that has the power to change who we are from an emotional, spiritual and physical level. It is no wonder that yoga is gaining respect with the traditional medical community, and today many physicians not only recommend but prescribe yoga for their patients!
I have been an official student of yoga since 1994 (studying with a teacher), but spent the prior decade "doing" yoga from a book. I completed my 200hr in general Hatha program, and I completed my 500hour Professional Yoga Therapist Certificate (PYT-RYT)) with Joseph LePage/Integrative Yoga Therapy, and am presently enrolled in my 1000hr PYT internship.
Christiana has been practicing yoga for eighteen years and teaching for over ten years. She is certified 200 hour with Yoga Alliance through Priya Yoga (Michelle Andre in Dallas), and 500 hour certified through ParaYoga (Yogarupa Rod Stryker). She has studied with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in classical Tantra yoga since 2003.
Yoga Allicance 200 RYT through Priya Yoga Michelle Andre
Yoga Alliance 500 RYT through Para Yoga, Rod Stryker
Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT
MBA Asia Open University, Hong Kong
In my early 20’s, studying consciousness, I came upon a book: Be Here Now by Ram Dass, which truly blew my mind wide open. This introduced me to yoga as a life path. Yoga has changed my life in so many ways. It has taught me to be healthier, happier, and take care of myself and others. After studying and practicing yoga for several years, I decided to follow my heart and become a teacher. I could not imagine my life without yoga. I am truly following my bliss.
200 Hour Yoga Alliance with Dallas Yoga Center
Currently working on 500 Hour with Blue Anjou
Living Yoga Program, Austin
Prenatal Yoga with Bridget Foley
Restorative Flow with Donna Belk
Relax and Renew (Restorative training) with Judith Lasater
Advanced Teacher Training with Judith Lasater: Moving From the Organs: Application of Yoga as Therapy (20-hour certification)
Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller
Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1-3
I began my yoga journey in the 1990’s with a love of books on meditation and pranayama. I have been blessed to learn from many great teachers taking tools and words of wisdom from each experience. I am grateful for those teachers and offer them my humble gratitude.
deAnna Anderson is a Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher trained directly by Sharon Gannon and David Life as well as a long time student of Sri Dharma Mittra. She has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2001. During this time, deAnna has presented classes and workshops internationally, had the honor of assisting Sharon, David and Manorama on their visits to Texas, played a key role in serving Sri Dharma on his Dallas visits, founded Dallas-based Karmany Yoga, co-led the nationally recognized Pure Yoga Teacher Training at Equinox and authored some yoga philosophy articles.
Skila began practicing yoga in 2002 as a healthy alternative to prescription drugs for pain management stemming from a car accident. After practicing with many respected yoga instructors & attending several clinics, she became a certified yoga teacher. Yoga has not only given her a healthy way to manage chronic back & neck pain but has also aided her in body acceptance and helped her to maintain a healthy body-weight (she has lost 50 pounds & kept it off for over 10 years).
500 E-RYT, YogaFit Senior Trainer, Restorative Yoga-Program Designer/Proctor, Meditation and Breathing (Pranayama), NASM Personal Trainer, ACE and AFAA group exercise, ACE continuing education provider, Silver Sneakers, PilatesFit, Kids In Motion, Pre/Post Natal, Seniors, Therapeutic services, Energy work, Stress Management, Life Coaching, and Mome Yoga (Yoga for moms and their babies), Yoga Nidra, Teacher Training inclusive of 500hr Yoga Alliance approved curriculum
Shanell fell in love with yoga the moment she awoke from her first Savasana with clarity, weightlessness and feeling blissed out! Since then, she has been on a mission to spread her love of wellness and yoga to anyone she can.
RYT-200, Reiki I and II, Lotus Palm Thai Yoga I, II, III, and IV
A lifelong passion for physical fitness and curious pursuit of the motivation behind human behavior brought me to yoga. The yogic message that "you are where you are and it's ok" and the non-competitive nature of the practice mesmerized me. And it was stunning to me that by embracing this mindset and continuing to practice, I could grow and go further than I ever imagined on and off the mat. Letting go, breathing, and laughing was all I need to do.
200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance through both AAAI and YogaFit. Other education, certifications, and licenses include B.S. Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Licensed Psychological Associate, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and Certified Group Exercise Instructor, American Council on Exercise.