Yin Yoga

Bethany found her way to her first yoga class in 2002 as a stressed out, depressed college student in Denton, TX – and one liberating, sweet savasana later, she was hooked for life. A move to Los Angeles in 2006 (and more stress!) inspired her to delve deeper into her practice and since, she has been inspired by teachers Max Strom, Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Bryan Kest, Daniel Stewart, Claire Hartley and countless others along the way. She completed her 200-RYT in 2011 with Rising Lotus Yoga in Los Angeles and has taught in LA, Houston and now Dallas.

Jacy has a multifaceted background in both the eastern philosophy of yoga and western practice of psychotherapy. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2014. She studied at Namah Shivaya Yoga receiving her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2013.

I started practicing yoga for the physical benefits, but I found myself more and more drawn to the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga. Yoga became something I did for myself every day. Hungry for more, I dove right in to my 200 hour teacher training at Lotus Yoga to attain the knowledge and a better understanding of yoga as a whole. My love for yoga grew exponentially from there. I have studied with Rod Stryker, Judith Hanson Lasater, Aaron Price, Tara Kristof, and Jennifer Hensley.

My love for Yoga started back when I was a senior in college. I’d heard about how powerful Yoga was and decided to give it a shot. It was then that I knew that I’d found the perfect medication! I started sleeping better, my back and shoulder pain lessened with each day of practice, and I was approaching life with more intention by being grounded, compassionate, and calm. From that moment on, Yoga became a constant factor in my life, and it only took a few teacher training courses before I knew what I was intended to do – Teach Yoga. I have been teaching yoga since 2008.

“I don’t know quite what hit me but it was love at first dog"

Stephen Bison brings to his teaching a quiet intensity and depth of knowledge, fueled by his advanced asana practice. Stephen’s interest in the interplay of movement, alignment and form as a means of understanding body dynamics has been a lifelong pursuit which began with the strengthening and healing aspects of Martial arts throughout the 1990’s and his introduction to yoga in 1998, an angle that continues to bring insight into his teaching.

Mallory is a RYT200 yoga teacher, graphic designer, and Embody Love Movement ™ Inner Beauty Shop Facilitator. Mallory stumbled upon yoga years ago at the gym and decided to give it a try. After discovering the many benefits it had for her mentally, spiritually and physically, she decided to become a RYT 200 yoga teacher to share the gift of yoga with others.

I first came to the mat when a friend talked me into trying a yoga class in 2008. She eventually quit, but I became hooked on that feeling of calm. I decided I wanted to take my practice a step further. I began a yoga teacher training program. Today, as a Yoga Alliance RYT 500, I believe it is my true calling to teach all levels of yogis to get out of their heads and into their bodies.

My passion for yoga began when my heart was desperate for peace.
My body was aching for balance and everything I had tried so far, wasn't working.
Thankfully...one day, I was given a book that introduced me to something new.
Something that would take me on a new journey.
A journey that would teach me about mindfulness, breath, body awareness,
energy, love and how to connect and fuel my spirit.

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.

Genesis turned to yoga during a period of darkness as a way to uncover the inner light deep within. Through her practice she found herself more capable of strength, courage, and self-transformation than ever imagined. Genesis aspires to share the knowledge and wisdom of yoga with people of all ages to inspire healthier, happier, more balanced lives. Her classes are a vibrant blend of the traditional Ashtanga style with ease, and aim to be a challenging, invigorating, and rewarding experience of self-discovery.