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)
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.
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.
DeAnna Shires, M.Ed. E-RYT 500, Owner and Director of Breath Into Awareness, 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