Yoga Therapy

Amy Matthews began the BMC & Yoga program with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Lisa Clark in 2000. She has been teaching movement since 1994 and is a Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a movement therapist and yoga teacher.

Amy was the Program Director for the Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga, and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga BMCSM programs in NYC and Portland OR from 2009 - 2016. She co-taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley, CA for five years.

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.

David found yoga in 1994 while receiving chair massages at Whole Foods. He started practicing daily and attended classes at Unity Church and the Ananda center. David joined friends taking The Artist’s Way workshop and discovered yoga as his Art. He began teaching at Unity in 1996 and other places soon after. He received his 500hr Yoga Teaching Cert in 2005 through Namaste’ Int'l and in 2006 a friend invited him to attend a Vedic Thai workshop with Mukti Michael Buck. David found a purpose, knowing immediately that he wished to share this graceful, ancient practice.

Laura is a mother of three lively kids and wife to an awesome husband.  She currently works at The Lifeworks Group as a yoga therapist.  She has been a yoga practitioner for 15 years, and a former studio owner.

Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee MBA, E-RYT500, RCYT Founder and Director Chidanandi Sheri, Founder and Director of Alpha- Omega Yoga, has been practicing yoga for over 40 years and teaching for over 30 years. She has continually furthered her education in many areas related to the yoga way of life. Chidanandi is a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Experienced Yoga Teacher with over 100,000 hours of Teaching Experience) She holds a Bachelors degree in Body Science, two degrees in Herbal Medicine, and a Masters in Business Administration.

Karen found the healing path of yoga as a teenager more than four decades ago. Yoga has informed her life ever since, enabling her to thrive during and after the birth of her children, after her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1997 and more recently cancer in 2012.

For nearly a decade, Christina has been sharing her passion and gift for helping others live a life of balance as an avid yogi and licensed instructor. It was in 2005 when she was introduced to Ayurveda that her life was changed. Discovering this healing science that has been practiced in India for more than 5,000 years was the catalyst for SimpleVeda. At SimpleVeda, she offers one-on-one consultations in which she takes a holistic approach to helping clients adjust their lifestyles to achieve balance, reduce stress, and lessen chronic and acute health conditions.

Kristi McDonald, E-RYT 200 & Registered Children's Yoga Specialist with Yoga Alliance, is the Director of Inspired, Best Life and creator of the Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training Program.

 

Samadhi Donna Witters Banks, E-RYT 500, YACEP, IKYTA, is the founder of Studio Samadhi, with local trainings in the Dallas - Ft. Worth and Chicago areas, as well as destination trainings and retreats, and an online yoga studio, samadhionline.com.  She is a regular presenter at The Theosophical Society in America, and featured speaker and teacher for wellness conferences and events.
 

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