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)
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.
Bethaney is the owner of Inspire Yoga in Highland Village, Texas. She teaches vinyasa, hatha, and yin yoga classes and is the director of teacher training at Inspire Yoga. She also leads workshops and programs including Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Partner Yoga and Kids’ Yoga. Bethaney’s passion is inspiring confidence, ease and joy in the practice through dynamic, uplifting and challenging classes.
Certified in Samatva Yoga
I’ve been interested in health & fitness for most of my life and enjoyed running, playing tennis and attending the occasional yoga class. After completing my first (and last) marathon in November 2005, I decided to run less and devote more energy towards yoga, increasing my practice to 4-5 times per week. After several months of practice, I noticed my muscles became leaner, longer, and stronger and my mind became calmer and more focused. What began as a way of staying healthy and fit soon transformed into devotion and a way of life. I became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 2005.
Kurt has spent a lifetime studying health and happiness. He is the owner and founder of American Power Yoga, is the official yoga instructor of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. He created and hosted 60 episodes of the internationally televised program "Yoga For Life". His latest DVD, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader's Body Slimming yoga was awarded "Best yoga for all levels" in Fitness Magazine Feb 2010. He has over 7500 teaching hours and has trained over 100 APY instructors. He is a master in Tibetan Kung Fu and is well versed in ju jitsu, tai chi, chi gung, herbology, and acupuncture.
Creative Yogini, Bethany Webb, is a Yoga Teacher, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, & Artist in Dallas & Austin, TX. She sees beauty and love in all types of yoga and teaches an eclectic, intuitive, and playful style of yoga honoring many traditions, and often weaves writing, art, & thai massage into her classes.
200-hr Vinyasa Yoga with The White Lotus Foundation, 500-hr Yoga Therapy with Priya Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification with Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Graduate of The School for The Work of Byron Katie (a.k.a. "the yoga of the mind")
DeAnna Shires Nielsen, M.Ed. E-RYT 500, Owner and Director of the In-Depth Studies program at Blue Anjou Yoga Studio in Lewisville, draws from her previous career as a Special Education teacher in creating a multi-stage approach to breaking down asana with awareness thus making asana approachable, safe, and exciting for both the beginner and the advanced practitioner. In 2005, DeAnna created the “Breathe Into Recovery” program for those healing from addiction and is a strong believer of Yoga for Emotional Healing which is evident in her teaching.
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
Certified in Samatva Yoga
Specializations include Yoga for Beginners, Yoga for Women, Mamaste Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy with Emphasis on Ayurveda
Certified Reiki Practitioner
Certified Prana Karma Practitioner
Currently Studying with Dr. David Frawley for Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda
Since 2004, Yahoo! Wellness Expert David Romanelli has been traveling the world sharing his Yoga for Foodies, Yoga + Chocolate, and Yoga + Wine experiences. The purists have been known to challenge his blending of ancient tradition with modern tastes, sounds, and passions. But those who prefer their wellness coated in chocolate, seasoned with humor, and lavished with Marley have enjoyed his workshops and debut book Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy through Wine, Chocolate, and Your Ipod Playlist. David will be featured in the March 2011 issue of Food + Wine Magazine.
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