The Living Yoga Dallas story
Kendall Inman, founder of Living Yoga Dallas, began practicing Ashtanga yoga in college over 25 years ago. During a successful career in business, marketing and sales for Donna Karan, Guess and Tommy Hilfiger brands, her fitness life consisted of scattered yoga classes, aerobics, weights and running. After transitioning to life as a stay-at-home mom raising four children, she began craving a more peaceful personal life. The practice of yoga found her again.
In 2002, after an inspiring summer spent in Tulum, Mexico, Kendall returned to Dallas and recognized that there was a hole that needed to be filled within Dallas' yoga community. She had discovered in her travels that an intensive afternoon or weekend experienced with a true master yoga instructor could lead to huge strides in an incredibly forward direction in one's own practice. Kendall set out to bring these master teachers to Dallas.
An email sent to Beryl Bender Birch, one of yoga's most innovative and inspiring yoga masters, resulted in the birth of Living Yoga Dallas. Beryl's agreement to present a workshop in Dallas was the first step to creating the company that started in a kitchen office with a mission to enhance and expand the practice of yoga in the Dallas/Fort Worth community, by providing an ongoing schedule of programs featuring the world's most gifted and talented yoga teachers.
Now entering its 10th year of business, Living Yoga Dallas has hosted over 60 events, bringing many of the world's finest, most inspiring yoga teachers to Dallas. The Dallas yoga community has found a place to grow and learn, get certified to teach, and connect with studios and like-minded individuals. Living Yoga Dallas has touched the hearts and minds of thousands, and has been a resource not only for local yogis, but also for those from around the world who have come to Dallas to attend amazing and fulfilling events.
In 2009, Kendall and her longtime web designer Valarie Martin Stuart began working towards the next dream of Living Yoga Dallas. Their vision was to develop a comprehensive portal for the entire Dallas/Fort Worth yoga community, where yoga enthusiasts throughout the area could find information on all the wonderful yoga events, studios, teachers, and yoga-related businesses with products and services of interest to our yoga community.
Living Yoga Dallas continues to host the world's finest yoga masters whose teachings are rooted in tradition. And with the introduction of our new website in 2009, we are also the place where all yoga studios, teachers, schools, health and wellness facilities, merchandise vendors, and yoga retreat venues can come together with yoga enthusiasts to share their services and announce events to the entire thriving Dallas/Fort Worth yoga community.