Debbie Simon, E-RYT500 Debbie has been teaching yoga since 2007 and has been in the health and wellness field since 1999. She received her RYT-200 and RYT-500 training through Blue Anjou’s Breathe into Awareness teacher training program. Known for her down to earth personality, her classes are meditative in structure without losing the physical aspect. She firmly believes meditation is the foundation of a holistic yoga practice. She is inspired by the rituals and routines of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, as well as its emphasis on vegetarian food.
E-RYT 500 Hatha Breathe into Awareness Teacher Training Program
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 thousands of hours of hands-on experience and an extensive background in Yoga Asana, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Pilates, and Exercise Science.
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)
Theresa found yoga in 2003 while going through a particularly challenging time in her life. She immediately fell in love, not only with the physical practice, but also the aspect of mental and emotional healing. Theresa, teaching over ten years, specializes in nurturing yoga for the body, mind and heart for all levels of students. She is especially known for her soothing voice and calm presence. She has over 4,000 hours of teaching experience and attends yoga workshops and conferences to keep her teaching fresh and inspiring.
Since the age of 14 Kim Salisbury has been dedicated and devoted to fitness. Running, surfing, swimming, resistance training, hiking, water and snow skiing....you name it and she does it. Kim has always felt alive and invigorated when moving and challenging her body. Her passion for fitness led her to a career in personal training and later a certified Pilates instructor. With all the physical wear and tear over the years and moving all day with her profession Kim started to feel her body breaking down. She then found YOGA! "Yoga has restored, regenerated and rebuilt my body.
Toni has a reputation of honesty and kindness in her practice of sharing the benefits of yoga with others.
She is honored to share her insight and experiences with students committed to expanding the practice of yoga.
Samatva Yoga 200RYT, 500RYT, Yoga for Women, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga, Let's Play Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Founder of Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, Founder of Yoga Tree RYS.
Carla Rudiger Weaver has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga, therapeutic and creative movement. Her vast knowledge of the human body as an integrated organic whole is drawn from her study of yoga, meditation and Body Mind Centering® as well as her rich background as a professional modern dancer in NYC.
Carla is a graduate of the Embodied Developmental Movement & Yoga program from the School Of Body Mind Centering®.
* Amy Matthews – CEU’s in Anatomy Studies: Bones & Ligaments Course, 2013 – present (on-going study)
* Graduate of BMCsm : The Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga program with The School of Body Mind Centering®, 2011-2013
* Pre Natal Yoga Certification, Baby OM, NYC 2005
* 500 E-RYT
* 200 HR TT Certification from OM Yoga, NYC, 2003
* Dancer (Contemporary), NYC 1992 to 2005, including international tours in Europe, Asia and South America
* SMU, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, 1991
Jessica O’Keefe E-RYT 500, has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga and movement education. Her understanding of yoga and the human body has been influenced by Body Mind Centering, modern dance, dance therapy, and holistic health.
Jessica assists her students in knowing the joy and wonderment of integrating the mind and body. She encourages an authentic and life-nurturing practice, one that brings greater consciousness to each moment and each movement of the body.
I discovered yoga during a complicated, challenging, extremely sad time in my personal life. I had been physically active for several years, running, lifting weights, etc. Prior to my experiences on the mat, on days when I did not “exercise”, I was ridden with guilt & disappointment. Yoga began to take the place of other physical activity & within about 4 months I had stopped running/lifting weights.
RYT 200 hours - Its Yoga in Cincinnati, Ohio
RYT 200 hours - American Power Yoga in Dallas, Texas
Also a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, licensed in Texas