|Angela Alston | Kimberly Beroset | Sifu Chris Bouguyon |
Lisa Carmen |Lynn Fabia | Bobby Garcia
Debbie Martin | Phyllis Smith
|Angela first sought out the Feldenkrais Method for persistent neck and shoulder spasms. After the spasms cleared up, she continued to attend classes with Cynthia Allison in Austin, finding greater ease of movement and relief from chronic tension. She was drawn to learn more about the method and in 2005 began studying to be a practitioner at the Feldenkrais Institute under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin, one of Moshe Feldenkrais’ original students. She completed at the Feldenkrais Center of Houston in 2012. Angela’s teachers include Sheryl Field, Anna Johnson-Chase, and Deborah Bowes. Angela was certified to teach Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) classes in 2008. |
Movement has been an essential part of Angela's life since childhood. She has studied a variety of movement forms, including modern and jazz dance and has practiced yoga for 10 years. She regularly attends Nia and Pilates classes and has recently begun studying bellydance. Angela is also a filmmaker, with a long-standing interest in filming movement. Her award-winning dance films include Lament, Dream Time, and The Weeping Woman: Tales of La Llorona.
Angela offers classes and workshops, as well as private sessions in Funtional Integration®, the hands-on version of Feldenkrais.
Laughter Yoga, Nia™,
|Kimberly Beroset, MBA, MA, RYT, is a somatic educator, business coach and community catalyst. Kimberly’s intro to somatic education began in 2004 when she moved to the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy immediately after receiving her MBA from the University at Buffalo. In the last decade, she has facilitated various holistic movement modalities and completed certifications in Trance Dance, JourneyDance, Let Your Yoga Dance, Nia, Zumba, YogaEd, Laughter Yoga, Ananda Yoga, and Phoenix Rising Yoga. In 2008, she received her MA from Goddard College in Health Arts and Sciences, with a concentration in Somatic and Contemplative Movement. Kimberly’s master’s thesis culminated in the creation of Yoga for Curvy Figures, yoga education for fuller figured women and the yoga teachers that guide them. Kimberly is a graduate of The Leven Institute’s SomaSoul: Soul-Centered Somatic Therapy program and is finishing requirements to register as an RSME with ISMETA. |
Kimberly believes that dance, yoga and the expressive arts can assist us in remembering our true, peaceful nature and support our healing process. Whether leading conscious dance class or facilitating a somatic education workshop, Kimberly infuses her offerings with sensuality and somatic awareness. She encourages students to surrender to the movement, to intuition and to sensation, without judgment, and invites them to experience the body as HOME. Although extensively educated, Kimberly believes that personal experience is more valuable than method. Thus, Kimberly facilitates from her own somatic discovery process and creates opportunities for others to make their own unique, embodied discoveries. She holds safe space for students to explore their core aliveness and child like spontaneity through movement, in addition to wounds and traumas. When she’s not rocking out the dance floor, you can find Kimberly assisting busy wellness entrepreneurs growing, managing and organizing their businesses through marketing, social media, community and program development, events, business planning, leadership and team building. Kimberly is also Reiki Master/Trainer and is a Cuddle Party Facilitator.
Ayurveda/Nutrition, Iyengar Yoga, Meditation/Pranayama, Restorative, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga
|Peggy began to practice yoga 30 years ago. She has experienced how it opens her body and mind to the power that resides within her to shape her life, and it has strongly influenced her approach to wellness. She has come to understand that good health is a balance between our spiritual self and physical being in action. Through the years, she has accumulated over 10,000 hours of hands-on experience and an extensive background in Yoga Asana, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Pilates, and Exercise Science. |
Peggy has been teaching yoga for over 18 years, focusing on Yoga Therapy and Integrated Health Coaching. She is a 500-E Registered Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Specialist from the Himalayan Institute as well as a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Reformer Instructor, Spin Teacher, and is currently working on a Masters Degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition. She has graduated from Kripalu and has an Ayurveda Diet and Lifestyle Consultation Certification.
Whether she is teaching a specific posture or teaching yoga to help an athlete rehabilitate a torn hamstring, she approaches each of these situations with the same goal – to help her students unify and balance their inner and outer body with their mind and spirit so that they can realize their full potential.
|Sifu Chris Bouguyon
Tai Chi, Qigong
|As a 33+ year veteran martial arts instructor, Sifu Chris has trained with many talented teachers. As he continues to pursue his lifelong passion for the martial arts, his path has shifted to helping people prevent or rehabilitate injuries and manage chronic pain conditions. This change in focus began in May of 1991 with his first Tai Chi/Qigong teacher who generously shared his knowledge of the healing arts. This healing focus continues with his current mentor of over 10 years, Dr. Alan Chen. Sifu Chris' training in Medical Qigong as well as Physical and Recreational Therapy are combined in his classes to help students find their healing path and deepest internal strength. |
Sifu Chris is a Professional Member of the National Qigong Association and a Certified Level II Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Back Pain Instructor under Dr. Paul Lam.
Sifu Chris and his wife Fayne Bouguyon founded SimplyAware in 2003 with the desire to combine their love of learning and teaching with a pure passion for the healing and wellness techniques of the ancient Eastern cultures.
|Lisa's been creating workshops and events for women in Dallas for 13 years. For nearly 8 years, she was the Marketing and Communications Manager at MoveStudio and she is excited to return, offering deeply personal, heart-inspired sessions with the community.|
She defines herself as "Soul Provocateur, Professional Instigator, Devout Sensualist, Writer, Guide, Creator, Lover." She's the creator of SacredSexyU & The Burlesque Experience, and author of "Truth or Dare Living: Wild Adventures for your Sacred, Sexy Soul."
Aikido Instructor, Speaker
|Lynn Fabia is a highly regarded teacher, author and visionary with more than 30 years of extensive experience in Aikido, carrying the rank of 6th degree black belt. With this rank Fabia Sensei joined a small and prestigious group of high-ranking Aikido practitioners in the U.S. and established herself as the female Aikido pioneer in the southwest. In 2002 she founded Society of Aikido Centers, becoming the first female chief instructor of an international Aikido organization in the United States. In 2004 she was recognized by the Texas Martial Arts Hall of Fame for her dedication and accomplishments as a martial artist. |
She has also been publicized widely in various media: television, popular magazines (D Magazine) and newspapers. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise makes her ground-breaking book The Martial Art of Life, The Art of Intentional Living a highly readable and useful publication.
She teaches the art of Aikido from the physical, mental and spiritual aspects and is able to bring both inspiration and motivation through her philosophical insights on movement, energy and vibration. Lynn reveals that life is an energetic flow, a process that needs to be understood. A technique is shown in the art of Aikido and all of life that can take you to a place in your mind and spirit that will change your life forever.
Note: Lynn's classes and private lessons are held at MoveStudio but registration and payment is through Lynn. You may contact her for more information through her website.
|Bobby Garcia began his martial arts education in 1988 with Okinawan Karate, Taekwondo, and Western Boxing. In 1996 he went on to study Judo, Ju-Jitsu (Japanese and Brazilian) and Aikido. Additional training came in the arts of Modern Arnis and Escrima, Kendo, and Kobudo (traditional Okinawan weaponry). |
Bobby's desire to serve the public led him to work 6 years in the field of emergency medicine as an EMT, begin his teaching career in 2000, and most recently graduate as Valedictorian of his Del Mar Regional Police Academy class in 2013.
In the summer of 2001, Bobby's life changed. He fractured his pelvis and nearly lost his leg in a serious motorcycle accident. Doctors told him that he may never walk normally again. While recovering, he read about a martial art called “Tai Chi” and its associated therapeutic and health benefits. In 2002, with physical therapy completed, he still had limited mobility and decided to begin training in Yang Style Tai Chi. Noticing dramatic improvements in his mobility and strength, Tai Chi / Kung Fu training quickly warranted all his attention. Bobby discontinued other training paths to focus on Kung Fu training which included Yang Style Tai Chi, Yin Style Baguazhang and Northern Praying Mantis.
This focus on traditional Chinese martial arts and associated health exercises (Neigong and Qigong) picked up where physical therapy left off. Using these tools, Bobby has been able to recover from his accident and continues to cultivate his personal healing path.
In 2005 Mr. Garcia began teaching the traditional Chinese martial arts to both children and adults. In 2014, he was welcomed by SimplyAware to continue developing his skill as a therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor.
Bobby Garcia teaches the martial as well as health aspects of the traditional Chinese martial arts, viewing them as two sides to the same whole. He has served as both an adult and youth tournament judge, and attended numerous and varied workshops and seminars to expand knowledge and ability.
|Debbie Martin was a Music Major at Paris Junior College and Texas Woman's University. She sang professionally for many years as lead vocalist and worked with the best jazz and studio musicians in Dallas. She changed careers and became a Massage Therapist and owned a Day Spa for 8 years. |
She has recently begun to sing again after going through a spiritual awakening and devastating loss. She is singing and speaking with a new voice, connecting it to the heart and soul's truth. She is enrolled as a student at Sound & Consciousness Institute in San Francisco.
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| Liz Tucker
||Liz is a transpersonal eco-psychologist and sacred movement teacher who is passionate about elevating the consciousness of the collective. She says, "As a truth-seeking visionary I have sat in the center of my own shadow. I know what it takes to crawl out from the darkness, create a life of abundance and expansion, and find the absolute joy of truth. I want to share with you the practices that got me there. The somatic experiences of yoga and conscious dance have transformed my inner landscape from fearful self-loathing to compassionate curiosity. I believe that these practices have been gifted to me from Spirit and my soul's deep longing for connection, and that my life's work is to be of service by sharing my passion for movement as a potent catalyst for transformation. All that I ask when you come to my class is to be where you are in your practice and with yourself, and to bring an open and receptive heart. I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to hold space for you." |
Liz has a certificate in transpersonal studies and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, with a specialization in creativity and innovation, through the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology's Global Program.
She is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, with formal yoga teacher training in the Para Yoga tradition inspired by Yogiraj Rod Stryker. Her dance teachers are Michael and Anneli Molin-Skelton, co-creators of Spiritweaves, a conscious dance experience based in Los Angeles. Liz's teaching style is reflective of her 17-year immersion in the yoga teachings of Para Yoga, Iyengar, vinyasa, and kundalini, and the intuitive nature of conscious dance. She facilitates her own practice, Bhavana in Motion, an integrated movement experience that combines conscious dance, tantra yoga, shamanic ritual, creative expression, and various meditation and breathing practices.
Liz is a MoveStudio legacy instructor, having taught at the studio since 2001. Find out more about Liz at her website.