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.
Yoga is like the Tao moving alongside the natural groove of life. We consciously tune in to our own personal flow, becoming aware of these natural cycles of change and altering our practice to meet with what harmonizes with that truth. Watching someone else in their perfect pose will not help you understand what is happening in your body or mind. Yoga looks and feels different to each person and there is always something new and amazing to learn about ourselves. Yoga to me, is ultimately the practice of deep mindfulness with the whole, or totality.
200-CYT/500hr in process through Purple Lotus Yoga
Reiki II attuned energy worker via Rica Pontenz
Vedic-Thai bodywork [assisted yoga] Mukti Michael Buck via The Vedic Conservatory
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)
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.
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.