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.
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
Heather Hopper is an E-RYT-200 yoga teacher certified through Yoga Alliance and Alpha-Omega Teacher Training in Dallas, Texas. She has studied under Steve Ross, Mark Whitwell, Baron Baptiste, Sharon Gannon, Rod Stryker, David Romanelli, Felicia Tomasko, Jason Crandell, and Judith Lasater. Heather was the first certified provider of Heavyweight Yoga in the Plano and North Dallas area. She has been teaching group yoga classes and individual clients since 2006. Heather came to yoga in 1998 as an achievable fitness program for her obesity.
E-RYT-200, YogaFit, Pre/Postnatal, HeavyWeight yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, Experential Anatomy, Yoga Tune Up Therapy Ball, yogees yoga 4 kids
From an early age Tara has been exploring the connection between mind and body through dance. In 2000, when she ventured into her first yoga class, it became very clear how vastly rich the practice of yoga is in its ability to integrate the body, mind, and spirit. Ever since Tara has been sharing yoga with as many people as she can.
- 200- hour Registered Yoga Instructor in Vinyasa - 500- hour Registered Yoga Instructor in Yoga Therapy - Certified to teach Adaptive Yoga for MS - Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists - 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor through Yoga Alliance