| Andy | Barbara | Candace |
Cindy | Louise | MiMi | Reanee
Tammy | Terry | Tida | Tifany | Valerie
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Yoga Fundamentals & Flow, Chair Yoga
|Louise has enjoyed robust careers in marketing, event planning, retail, arts management and journalism. In 2007, she shifted gears to earn her Yoga teaching certification and begin her teaching practice. Louise studied ballet and modern dance for many years and incorporates that grace and precision into her practice and teaching. She also emphasizes play, laughter and lightness. |
In Louise's Restorative Yoga classes, students are able to experience pure bliss in supported poses that energize and circulate the breath, and lengthen and brighten the spine. Restorative Yoga is a full-body experience of release and relaxation; and its meditative quality allows the mind to enjoy a much-needed respite from constant churning and thought.
Louise unabashedly credits Yoga with changing her life and is grateful for the emotional and physical health benefits and balance it fosters. Some of her greatest pleasure, however, comes from sharing those benefits with others as a teacher.
Yoga, Pilates, Tone & Sculpt, Restorative Yoga,
Yoga for Back Health,
Raise the Barre
|Candace Bordelon, Ph.D., has been exploring movement since her first dance class at the age of 4. After a 15-year career in professional dance, she discovered the strong healing power of yoga when she was diagnosed with a herniated disc in her lower back. Now a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar yoga, Candace has spent many hours of teacher training with Judith Lasater, Peggy Kelley, and Dean Lerner. Her teaching method is rooted in honoring the anatomical integrity of the body, and her own back injury led her to create the "Yoga for Back Health" class at MoveStudio. |
Candace earned a Ph.D. in Dance Studies from Texas Woman’s University, where she did her Pilates training. She is an Associate Professor of Dance for North Central Texas College and has taught in the dance departments of Texas Woman's University as well as the Dallas and Collin County Community College systems. With a background in ballet, modern, Middle Eastern and African dance, yoga, somatics, and bodywork, she brings a well-rounded perspective to her classes. Her company “Movement for Healing” combines yoga therapy, Pilates, fitness, and dance to assist clients battling back injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, cancer, and other variety of other challenges.
Candace is a MoveStudio legacy instructor, having taught at the studio since 2001.
Yoga, Yoga Flow
|Yoga has been a source of healing for Cindy, which is why she is so passionate about sharing it with others. She discovered yoga in 2000 at the urging of her chiropractor to ease chronic back pain and instantly found a connection and awareness that had been missing in her life. She became a certified yoga teacher in 2010 and certified in Thai Yoga Therapy in 2011 from The White Lotus Yoga Foundation in Santa |
Barbara. She has completed her 500 hour certification in Yoga Therapy from Priya Yoga in Dallas.
Cindy considers yoga an expression of creativity and self discovery, and she brings this to her teaching. In Relief & Release Yoga, with a focus on releasing blocked energy and in Yoga Flow, connecting movement with breath, she guides her students to discover their own path to healing and wellness.
Yoga, Yoga Flow
|For Tida, the gift of teaching yoga comes from the opportunity to help heal and transform lives. As yoga has helped her to access greater understanding and wisdom within, she has experienced healing on the mental, emotional, energetic and physical levels. Tida’s main ideal is to help her students transform the body, mind, heart, and therefore, life, and move to greater wholeness. |
Tida encourages her students to develop a mindful, present-moment awareness to more deeply connect with their mind, body, and to consciously use their breath for greater awareness. Consistent practice not only builds greater strength and flexibility in the physical body, but also internal strength and flexibility for both heart and mind.
Her studies include a BA in Psychology, Masters in Business with focus on Health Management, and 3 years of study in Metaphysics. Her yoga path began in 1998 to help her deal with stress and cross train for competitive racewalking. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching yoga for more than 9 years. She holds an ERYT 500 certification through Yoga Alliance, and studied with teachers such as Manju Pattabhi Jois, (Ashtanga 2004), Erich Schiffman (Yoga and Meditation 2004), Sharon Gannon and David Life (Jivamukti Yoga 2005), Rod Stryker (Para Yoga/Yoga Marma/Prana/ Yoga Fulfillment, 2007 to current). Tida also studied and completed Yoga Calm/Yoga for Kids in 2009, and has been teaching Yoga to kids and teens in after-school programs, camps since 2005, and at Greenhill School for the last three years.
Tida integrates other wellness training into her teaching, which includes Accutonics/Golden Water/Fibanacci Ascending Resonance (Sound Healing) and Theta Healing and Energy Healing.
Tida’s wish and intention is that each student begins their own path and journey to experience the greatness that lies within.
Yoga for Better Health, Core & More, Tone & Sculpt, Ballet Raise the Barre! Workout
|Transplanted from Northern Virginia, Barbara has been studying alignment-based yoga since 2004, completing her teacher training in 2006 at the Health Advantage Yoga Center in Herndon, Virginia. She has studied with Doug Keller and Susan Van Nuys. She is an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM, Mad Dogg Certified Spinning Instructor, Concept 2 and Rowbics certified for Indoor Rowing, and Group Exercise Certified Instructor with AFAA. While living in Virginia, Barbara had been pursuing a degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University and hopes to finish her degree here in Texas. |
Her passion for yoga began with a desire to create strength and flexibility and prevent injury through yoga, and she was inspired to help others do the same. Barbara believes that an alignment-based practice brings strength, flexibility, balance, restoration and deeper understanding of asanas, while helping to prevent injury and aiding in injury rehabilitation.
Iyengar Hatha Yoga,
|Terry started his yoga practice in 1983 with George Purvis in Dallas. Six months later he attended his first workshop with Ramanand Patel and has studied with him several times a year ever since. Terry also has studied with many other notable Iyengar teachers over the years for workshops and teacher training, including: Mary Dunn, Judith Lasater, Dean Lerner, John Schumacher, Manouso Manos, Gabriella Giubilaro, Vera Sida and Rodney Yee. He has traveled to Pune, India numerous times to study with BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, and Rishekesh with Ramanand Patel. Since 1986 he has been teaching yoga at Richland College. Terry holds an ERYT (expert registered yoga teacher) certificate with Yoga Alliance. |
Yoga, Restorative Yoga
|Tifany teaches a blend of Hatha Yoga styles to warm the heart, focus the mind, and strengthen the body. Teaching from the heart what she has learned along her own yoga journey, she helps students increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind. Modifications are offered for each student’s body type, challenges, and level of expertise. When Tifany took her first yoga class in 1997, she had no idea it would have such an impact on her that she would start teacher training the following year. Under the direction of her teachers Claude Grimes and Ranjana Pallana, she learned how to communicate the essence of yoga and develop her own teaching style. She received her teaching certification from Ranjana Pallana in 2000 and has been teaching at MoveStudio since 2004.|
Tifany has attended workshops and teacher trainings with master teachers Irene Beers, Kofi Busia, Judith Lasater, Kausthub Desikachar, Rodney Yee, John Friend, Gary Kraftsow and others. Locally she has studied with Cynthia Pierro, Vicki Johnson/Namaste USA, Annette Doody and Ruth Lurie. Tifany has a bachelor’s degree in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas.
|Andy McDonald helps people live more wakened lives through achieving greater awareness of mind, body, and breath; awareness of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual nature of their existence. Through mindful movement and breath awareness, he teaches people to connect mind, body, and spirit, and to achieve deep states of relaxation, calmness, and peace. Since 2004, Andy has been teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation techniques to a wide array of people ranging from age 7 to 90, as well as special needs groups including Parkinson's and cancer patients. He is an ERYT 500 yoga teacher who integrates his training and study in meditation, metaphysics, breathwork, and energy healing, along with his deep understanding of nature to help people realize deeper levels of personal transformation.|
|Mireille "MiMi" Mears
Viniyoga, Prenatal Yoga,
|MiMi attended her first yoga class in 1989 at the University of Namur in Belgium, her native country. Since then, her interest in yoga philosophy and in the ancient science of yoga as a healing modality and as a path to happiness has continued to grow. She has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 1996 and an Associate of the International Yoga School of England since 1997. She has trained in California and Colorado with Joseph Lepage, the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapy, and has been a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapy Instructor since 1999. She also completed the advanced training in Integrative Yoga Therapy. |
By 2000, MiMi held 3 yoga teacher certifications, but was still feeling there was much more to be learned. In late 2000, she discovered the Viniyoga style and immediately knew she had found the path of yoga she wanted to explore in depth. The teachings of Viniyoga can be traced all the way back to one of the classical texts on yoga: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In 2001, MiMi completed the prerequisites to enroll in the American Viniyoga Institute’s certification program taught by founder and director Gary Kraftsow.
When enrolling in the program, MiMi had no idea she had embarked on a four-year journey of self-discovery and in-depth study of Viniyoga that would take her to Maui, Snowbird resort in Utah, back to her home country of Belgium, and finally to Austin, Texas. MiMi completed the foundation portion of the training in 2003, and in June 2006, she received her Viniyoga Teacher Certificate. Her final project was to create a 6-week prenatal yoga series, applying the principles of Viniyoga to the teaching of Prenatal Yoga. MiMi has been a certified Mamaste(TM) Prenatal Yoga teacher since 2003, and is trained in pre- and post-natal massage therapy, including the "Baby's First Massage" program.
Her training and experience as both a registered massage therapist and a yoga therapist help MiMi tailor her classes to the physical and emotional needs of her students. She places great emphasis on the breath as a means to deepen and enliven our yoga practice and on awareness of the movements of the spine in relation to the breath. MiMi’s students enjoy her gentle style, sense of humor and wonderful French accent. Her goal is to help them develop not only greater strength and flexibility, but also a calmer, more peaceful mind.
Learn more about MiMi at her website. MiMi is a MoveStudio legacy instructor who has been teaching at at the studio since its inception in 2000.
|Tammy Owens Slauson
Viniyoga, Yoga Flow
|Tammy Slauson has now called Dallas her home for the past 4 years where she teaches therapeutic group classes and has her own Yoga Therapy Practice. She is the current Yoga Therapist for the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society and was the Yoga Therapist for the Davis Phinney Foundation Victory Summit in Dallas. Her yoga practice started 25 years ago while she was a Technical Theatre student at the University of Louisville. Tammy received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in 2007 from the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. She completed her 500 hour training in Viniyoga and her Yoga Therapy Certification at the American Viniyoga Institute in Oakland, CA. |
|Valerie is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and a Registered Massage Therapist. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style. Her abstract approach stems from eight years of studying various styles of yoga including Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. |
Her deep desire to teach derives from the positive influence and profound transformation of her own personal life through the practice of yoga. Teaching gives her the opportunity to share the joy of self-discovery with her students. She is thankful to the many that have gifted her with guidance along her journey including Rod Stryker, Sri Dharma Mittra, Erich Shiffman, Deepak Chopra, Seane Corn, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Shiva Rea, and Desiree Rumbaugh.
Valerie’s passion and love of yoga transcends throughout each class. Her dynamic slow flow offers a clear explanation of postures and modifications catering to each student’s individual needs. She brings focus to harmonizing the energy within to reverse the effects of aging, restore vitality, rejuvenate the nervous system, strengthen the body and calm the mind.
"Go with the flow, open your heart, focus within and set your spirit free."
Yoga, Partner Yoga
|Reanee started practicing yoga in college and it became a life-long passion and fascination. She has studied many styles of yoga — Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Bikram, Thai Yoga Massage, etc. — always seeking out new information and trying to grow. She has been teaching yoga since 1997 and teaching at MoveStudio since 2005. Her class is eclectic, blending what she likes most from the various styles and philosophies. Reanee loves people and enjoys all forms of movement, dance and music. Her relationship with yoga is one of pleasure and gratitude only deepening through the years. Partner Yoga is her current passion. |