Yama Yoga Instructors


I am a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher. I completed my training May 2016. I fell in love with yoga after moving to East Texas in 2013 and discovering Yama Yoga Studio. Previous to the move I spent five mornings a week in the gym weight training. Discovering yoga opened a world of physical and mental well-being and better overall health. Yin yoga is my new passion; enhancing balance and flexibility. My husband and I live on a Peach Farm with three dogs, a cat, ducks, and occasionally three grandchildren. I enjoy anything outdoors; archery, the beach, camping, plus cooking, needlepoint, and tending to my flowers.
I began teaching here at Yama Yoga in June of 2016 upon completing the 200Hr Teacher Training and also teach in Forney. I originally took up Ashtanga Yoga in college and found it was more than just a workout. It was a mode of healing for my body and mind, which inspired me to help others find the same. I began teaching a modified yoga on horseback to individuals unable to practice on the mat. Then during training, the notion of combining art and yoga came to me and I saw how people could become more inspired within themselves in a powerful and fun way. I hope to continue to give my students the tools to practice in a way that is safe and healing, while they learn to connect deeper and honor themselves where they are.
I enjoy all different forms of yoga, but stretch and restorative classes speak to me the most. I love to incorporate oils and meditation into my classes to create a calming experience for everyone in my class to be comfortable and listen to the wisdom of their bodies. I am a very nurturing and caring yogi and often incorporate hands on approaches to my class. At home in Mineola, I enjoy a wonderful life with my husband and two boys. In my free time, I am involved with the local Salvation Army and enjoy gardening, cooking, and keeping a clean home. Namaste!
I have been practicing yoga for over 6 years and was certified to teach yoga in 2014. I enjoy practicing yoga because it helps to calm my body and mind. Yoga allows me to be myself all while developing great muscle tone. I also like to run marathons in my spare time so practicing yoga helps my muscles to stay well balanced. Along with teaching yoga, I am also a high school math teacher.
I have been practicing yoga for over 3 years and received my RYT certification in 2014. When first introduced to yoga, I had some injuries that inhibited my flexibility and range of movement. Practicing yoga helped me to work through these injuries and increase both flexibility and my ROM. I really want other people to know that although they have injuries or do not feel flexible, that they can still have a great yoga practice. I also believe that age shouldn't stand in the way of anyone practicing yoga. Along with teaching yoga, I also like to spend time working on my property and spending time with my grandchildren.
I am an E-RYT yoga teacher and the owner of Yama Yoga Studio in Canton where I live with my husband and 5 boys. I opened Yama Yoga Studio in 2006 after receiving my 200 HR certification and became a RYS (registered yoga school) in 2010. My style is heavily influenced by Vinyasa Flow, paying close attention to alignment and form. My true love is in the healing arts. Stretch, Nidra and Restorative classes are my specialty. I have a love of yoga philosophy and the tradition of using malas and mantras for transformation. My classes are challenging but playful. I love working in the garden, attending yoga workshops and trainings and spending time with my family and friends. 
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