Yama Yoga Instructors






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. 
I have been practicing yoga since 2011 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 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 have been practicing yoga since 2015 and became a 200-hour RYT in September of 2017. Originally, I began practicing yoga as a way to get in shape, but as time progressed, I realized that I was getting much more out of the practice. Yoga has given me self-confidence and helped me appreciate my whole self. I love all types of yoga - from a sweaty Vinyasa class, to a relaxing stretch class! My hope is to inspire others to use yoga as a way to find beauty and strength within themselves, no matter their ability level. When I’m not practicing yoga, I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends, and cat, Gustavo.
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 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.
My name is Samantha and I have lost 50lbs after discovering Buti Yoga in April of 2018! Whenever I first started Buti, I could hardly make it through 15 minutes before I had to stop and take a break or just sit down and watch these crazy women do this even crazier practice. It kicked my butt for sure! I hadn’t moved like THAT in such a long time! It felt amazing! I felt ALIVE!! My body slowly started changing and becoming stronger and more flexible. I started SMASHING GOALS and the weight began to fall off. I loved it, everything about it. It spoke to me and made me open up and touch base with my inner goddess. It made me feel strong, sexy, elegant and bad ass all at once! Buti Yoga has grounded me in my practice and uplifted me as a woman. THIS is what you have been missing! THIS is YOUR SOULMATE WORKOUT!
My name is Macy Keels :)
I am a wife, bonus mom, doodle mom, sister, and nurse.
I started practicing Buti Yoga in June of 2018. At the time I needed to break the monotony of lifting weights. I've lifted weights since my early teens- and although I do love it, I was looking for some excitement! I wanted to challenge myself in a new way. My story is a little different.. I lost my mother in July unexpectedly and needed an outlet. She was my person in life and I felt completely, and utterly lost without her. Buti Yoga came knocking on my door just when I needed it to. It not only granted me the ability to improve my physique, but it has transformed who I am on the inside in so many ways. The way Buti guides you to move your body allows me to feel empowered, strong, courageous, beautiful, and so much more. Buti is defined in the Indian Dialect Marthi as "A cure that has been hidden away or kept secret", and I believe there is real value in a workout that provides you the power to heal and transform yourself. I am living proof! I cannot wait to share this practice with you all and let you embark on the feeling of "Buti Bliss".
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