|Ana | Ashley | Barbara | Bridget | Candace | Carlos | Christiana | Cindy|
Kate | Laura | Louise | Meg | Melanie | MiMi | Reanee
René | Stevan | Tammy | Terry | Tida | Tifany | Trina | 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 Align & Balance,
Core & More, 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.
|Kate was a yogi before she ever knew what that meant. Growing up in England she began doing yoga poses at a very young age, unaware they were an intricate part of an ancient spiritual practice. It was not until 20 years later when she attended a yoga class in Dallas that she realized there were names for the daily poses she had been doing. Needless to say, that is when her formal training began. Kate began teaching accidentally in 2004 when she filled in for an absent instructor. She was a natural, and she has been teaching vinyasa flow at various studios in the Dallas area ever since. |
Yoga is not only Kate's passion but an essential part of who she is today. She feels it is vital that we nurture the union of body, mind and spirit. Letting go of our egos allows us to understand that no one is better than anyone else. As we liberate ourselves, we come to accept what is, to live in this moment, and to make each breath the purest breath we will ever have.
As well as teaching yoga, Kate is a first grade teacher with an MA in Reading. She has been married for 26 years and her whole family practices yoga. Her husband Alan, who regularly attends her class, runs an eclectic coffee shop in Addison called Dunn Bros Coffee.
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, Yoga Flow
|For Trina, yoga is a conduit for self-knowledge, self-love, awareness and happiness. She says she developed her relationship with the divine on the yoga mat and she continues to experience the divine in all living things. She is certified at the 500-hour level by Yoga Alliance and continues to study yoga for health, healing, stress relief and therapy, feeling a deep responsibility to be a perpetual student of the ancient traditions so she can share that wisdom with her students. |
Trina also believes the creative process is a way to heal ourselves in times of trouble and get in touch with the divine aspect of the Self. She helps people uncover their inner artist using photography, cooking, painting and other modes of expression. She fell ill in 2002 and had an awakening as a result, discovering the transformative healing powers of the creative process. She now knows her life's work is using and teaching the creative process through art and yoga so others can heal themselves.
Yoga, Kids Yoga
|As a former ballet dancer with The Dallas Ballet, René has experienced many different exercise styles. The past 6 years, yoga has been her passion. Her teaching style is a fusion of her training and inspiration from her yoga and dance experiences. |
Her goal is to teach classes that are fun, challenging, and relaxing. She incorporate positive, relaxing and modern music into a yoga flow that empowers the breath, strengthens the body, and focuses the mind. While her formal training is in Hatha yoga, many students who like Power and Vinyasa classes are also attracted to her class because she incorporates the physical aspects found in a Power Yoga class with the flowing movements found in a Vinyasa yoga class. She encourages students to move with their breath throughout the practices while challenging themselves to continue to grow at their own pace. Every class is different, but the goal is always the same – improving physical health, embracing relaxation, and stilling the mind.
A Dallas Native, René is married with two young children. She worked for many years in the real estate industry as a marketing secretary. Through a series of changes due to the economy, she found herself at a crossroads midway through life. Life was leading her down another path – the path of yoga. When she quieted my mind and listened to her body, she decided that it was time to make a career change and become a yoga instructor.
Now a 200HR RYT yoga instructor, she teachs a variety of yoga classes. She also teach kids yoga as well as corporate yoga. She am registered through Yoga Alliance and also has an additional Group Fitness Certification with American Fitness Professionals & Associates which specializes in the fundamental dynamics of group fitness as well as various group fitness modalities which gives me a solid, well-rounded foundation to teach from. She is also CPR and First Aid trained as well.
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.
Yoga, Yoga Flow, Restorative Yoga,
|Laura believes that yoga is a practice for everyone and enjoys helping others meet their goals, both mentally and physically. She practices and teaches with a special regard for spinal health, as she sustained multiple spinal injuries herself before coming to yoga. Laura credits yoga with what has keep her physically moving. |
Laura finds the human body amazing and continues to study how human anatomy relates to the yoga practice. In addition to certifications in Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy, Laura has completed 500 hours of Yoga Alliance teacher training in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. She has trained with master teachers Judith Hansen Lasater, Rod Stryker, Dharma Mittra, David Swenson, and Sheri Cherokee.
Laura loved sharing yoga with her daughter, which led her to design a children’s training program. Laura is an instructor for Alpha Omega Teacher Training, the director for TreeYoga, and owner of North Texas Yoga Teacher Training.
Yoga, Yoga Flow
|After a somewhat troubled childhood, attending military boarding school and flunking out of college, Stevan found yoga. The workout and the message helped him find a beat that he could call his own. He strives to teach you how to build your own path while maximizing efficiency in your movements, muscles, thoughts and breath. |
Stevan completed his 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance through American Power Yoga. He has actively studied under Rod Stryker Para Yoga and Anna Forrest Yoga. He has continued education specializing in meditation, arm balances, restorative, backbends and inversions.
Yoga to the Core
Yoga, Yoga Flow
|Meg had been working in corporate America ever since she graduated in 1999 but did not feel fulfilled. She started practicing yoga in 2005, fell in love with it and took teacher training in 2009 to deepen her practice, not knowing what the path might unfold. Teacher training was an important turning point in her life. She realized she has so much to learn about yoga, not just the physical aspect, but spiritually. She knew that yoga will be her lifelong journey to self-discovery and finding inner peace. |
Yoga training has taught her about conscious living, self-awareness, compassion and more. Being physically weak and fighting asthma throughout childhood, yoga has helped improve her breathing and stamina. Her teaching focuses on breath to create a union with the body, mind and spirit. She believes yoga is for anyone and she caters her practice to her students at all levels. She is passionate about sharing yogic energy and fostering an awareness of ourselves and the present moment, bringing balance, peace and harmony with the greater whole.
|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.
|Melanie an inspiring heart-centered spiritual counselor, healer and yoga teacher. She combines elements of her history in professional dance, jungian psychotherapy and study with spiritual masters from a variety of traditions to deliver a fresh, enlivened inquiry through the body into a fearless exploration of “who we truly are.” |
She has been teaching yoga for 12 years and has a daily meditation practice that includes chakra energy healing and breath work. She is certified by the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara and has studied extensively with master yoga teachers such as Tias Little, Judith Lasater, Gary Kraftsow, and Elise Miller.
Melanie has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is very interested in somatic psychology and Jungian depth psychology. She uses all of her training and experience in her teaching, which she considers a healing art form.
|Tammy Owens Slauson
Viniyoga, Yoga Flow
|Tammy Slauson is a recent transplant from Southern CA, where she lived for the last 11 years. Her yoga practice started 20 years ago while she was a music/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 at the American Viniyoga Institute in Oakland, CA. Although she has had many teachers over the years Gary Kraftsow, Barbara Templton, and Juris Zinberg have had the greatest influence on her practice. Tammy is enjoying her time in Texas and has felt very welcomed by the yoga community in Dallas.|
Yoga, Yoga Flow, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
|Ashley’s passion for yoga developed over 12 years ago in her hometown of Austin, Texas with Bikram Yoga. While she enjoyed the initial challenge on the physical realm and the mental peace the practice brought, it left her craving something more. She found exactly what she was looking for while vacationing in Puerto Rico in 2011. Not only did she fall in love with the island, but she fell in love with the Ashtanga yoga practice at It’s Yoga Puerto Rico. Within three short weeks of returning home, she packed up and moved to Puerto Rico for the It’s Yoga 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with David Kyle. The Ashtanga practice gave Ashley new room to grow as well as the strength and deep stretching her body needed as an avid runner. As Ashley continued to teach at It’s Yoga Puerto Rico, she brought standup paddle board yoga to Puerto Rico. Not only is yoga a playful, challenging outlet for Ashley, but she has learned the importance of pranayama breath work in everyday life to revitalize your body, steady emotions, and create clarity of mind. |
Ashley encourages you to have a yoga practice that always feels good, so you can keep coming back to the mat each day. Some days you will be encouraged to push your limit, and other days the focus will be on posture, alignment, or breath work, in order to achieve a well-balanced yoga practice.
|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."
|Carlos yoga practice started in 2008, after repeated invitations from his wife who is a yoga instructor herself. He quickly felt the positive effects on his mind, body, and soul. After dealing with bouts of mild depression, and Carlos found an inner peace he had been looking for through yoga. The practice of being present, moving with breath, helped to slow down how he related to the world and brought tranquility to his day-to-day life as a musician and songwriter.|
Carlos aims to remind each student that "through this exterior shell of the body, we can gain access to a greater sense of our true self. As we connect our breath to our movements, we learn to stay in this moment. With full acceptance. Just as we are."
Carlos received his RYT200 certification thru Advanced Yoga Studies with Trina Hall. He is also proud to tell you he was born and raised in Queens, New York. When not practicing yoga, you can most often find him in his recording studio, or at home with his wife Elizabeth, and their two kids, plus 4 dogs. With a guitar in hand of course!
Kundalini Active Meditation
|Ana is committed to personal & transformational health, wellness and relational healing. She worked and trained in communities in Thailand, the Netherlands, Brazil and across the US. |
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology, Ana began a four year holistic work exchange at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. She was introduced to the revolutionary Osho Active Meditations in 2001. In 2005, Ana became a Halprin Life/Art Process practitioner from Tamalpa Institute, the first in-studio training center for body-based Expressive Arts Therapy, and art-based Somatic Movement Therapy. Ana volunteers with a local holistic rehabilitation program, RESOLANA, at the Dallas County Jail. Her favorite activities are Kirtan Chanting and Mixed Martial Arts.
Ana says to all, "Come as you are and love how you have arrived." She is enthusiastic about bringing the experience of celebrating one's own authentic movement and relational awareness to the novice and experienced alike.
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. |
Yoga, Restorative Yoga,
|Christiana's yoga journey with her first Iyengar class while living in Tokyo, Japan,in 1995 and has been teaching at MoveStudio since 2004. She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, with her primary training through Para Yoga under Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Ongoing study has included trainings with teachers Liz Tucker, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ramananda Patel, and Rodney Yee. |
Yoga has profoundly changed her life, and her greatest joy comes from sharing this with others. She was so pleased not only with the physical benefits, but found a beautiful spiritual path through yoga. Christiana’s classes, which are a blend of different Hatha Yoga styles, focus on correct physical alignment and include pranayama practices to move deeper into poses, visualizations and meditation to help students explore yoga’s mind/body/spirit connection. Through meditation practices she helps students explore yoga's mind/body/spirit connection. She incorporates some vinyasa flow in the class, but her approach is always gentle rather than forceful, encouraging students to feel contentment in each pose and honor their body. She wants her students fo feel nurtured and share the benefits of yoga with students in a way that is safe, inspiring and fun. She invites students to let yoga reveal its tranquility in a way best suited for the student.