Tracy Carruth, E-RYT 500, AYS, BS founded Yoga Balance Studio in McKinney, TX, in 2004. She currently serves as studio director, principal teacher and creator of the Yoga-Alliance Registered 200- and 300-Hour Yoga Balance School. Tracy has been practicing yoga since 1997, which has allowed her great opportunities for deep study and experience.
My yoga therapy practice integrates techinques of bioenergetics suchas grounding, breath-work, meditation, visualization, and body movements from yoga and somatics to release tension or holding in the body. From this place of release, we work to re-frame the automatic thinking and repetitive responses. It is a dynamic process and one which requires active participation and feedback in each session.
I graduated with my master's in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. My work as a therapist granted me clinical expertise working with the diagnosis of depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, overeating, and pain or somatic disorders. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Dallas Yoga Center and completed a 40 hour certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. I had the great privilege to work with chiropractic patients of Dr. Mark Zuber and as an instructor at Dallas Yoga Center teaching gentle yoga. Currently, I am a yoga instructor at Sync Yoga and Wellbeing and am currently completing the Healer track certification with Anodea Judith.
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)
Kristi McDonald, E-RYT 200 & Registered Children's Yoga Specialist with Yoga Alliance, is the Director of Samadhi Kids and creator of the Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training Program.
Ms. McDonald holds a Master's Degree in Education, and is an elementary school coordinator, Reiki practitioner, and licensed Massage Therapist. She is a graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler, Corepower Yoga Teacher Training, and Collinson Massage School.
M.Ed., University of Texas
ERYT - 200, Yoga Alliance
RCRYT, Yoga Alliance Licensed Massage Therapist
recognition as children's yoga specialist, Yoga Alliance Registered School
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.
Prior to teaching Awareness Through Movement®, Tadd worked as a yoga instructor at Wild Lotus in New Orleans, LA; studios and schools all over Austin, TX, including BodyBusiness Health Club and Spa; and in Dallas at Tsada Yoga and the Dallas Yoga Center.
200-hr yoga certification, Living Yoga Program; FGNA Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner