Jana Holland Co-owner, RYT 500/ERYT 200, LMT
Jana is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Third Level Reiki Practitioner. She has studied Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage. Jana enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, her friends and family and two dogs, Max and Milly.
Julie Parsons Co-owner, RYT 500
Douglas Alberts, RYT
“something” in Yoga that they have to investigate. Yoga soon became a daily event and the need to deepen his understanding led to completion of a 200 hour RYT certification program in 2009. He has taken workshops with Eric Schiffman, David Romanelli, Dharma Mitra, Judith Lasater, Rod Stryker, Wade Morrissette and Leslie Kaminoff.
Douglas likes to call attention to an increasing body of medical and scientific literature supporting the health benefits of Yoga. At the same time though he likes to point out that Yoga is more than Asana and the benefits seem to stem from following the basics of the old traditional teachings.
Mangala Allen, CSYT and RYT 500
Mangala is grateful for all she has experienced and all the teachers she has met along the way. She began yoga teacher training in 2006, training intensively in the Svaroopa® Sciences. Under Swami Nirmalananda, originator of Svaroopa® Yoga and Founder and Master Teacher of Master Yoga Foundation and Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram she became an advanced level teacher. Mangala served yoga therapy clients and taught classes and workshops in Roswell, GA at Plum Tree Yoga before moving to Ft Worth, TX. She is honored and delighted to be serving the yoga community at the Divine Center of Yoga.
Aimee Andrews, RYT
Sallie Austin, RYT
In my Vinyasa class, the sequences are meant to be powerful, invigorating and playful. My hope is that you leave feeling strong and refreshed with a sense of the mind-body connection.
Alexandra Bellamy, RYT
Kathleen Dymond, RYT
Nine years later, through my practice and teacher training I found something (yoga) that put into words and actions my beliefs and everything I was trying to express as an individual.
After completing my 200hr through Purple Lotus, as an instructor I find myself striving to give that experience and sense of self knowledge and awareness; that I discovered, back to my students. I offer a mix of Vinyasa Flow, yin and Pranayama in my classes, as a way to challenge and encourage that youthful playfulness, release pent-up stress and deep tissue tension, and to relax and calm the mind and body.
Pam Kendall, RYT 200
Stephanie Read, ERYT 200 and RPYT
Stephanie has trained extensively in Prenatal Yoga and is certified as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She deepened her knowledge by training with the Academy of Certified Birth Educators and earned her Childbirth Educator certification as well as becoming a registered and certified Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA). She teaches mothers-to-be, through yoga asanas and pranayama, how to strengthen the body for labor, birth and motherhood as well as how to breathe and to deeply relax. Each prenatal class creates a positive, supportive and well-informed environment that gives all mothers the emotional boost and self-esteem they need for motherhood. Through her prenatal classes a sense of confidence, companionship and community emerges. "The greatest tool and resource we, as women have, is the wisdom and experience of other women." - Gloria Steinem
Stephanie’s gentle style of teaching includes a focus on the connection of breath and body awareness, calmness in the mind and stimulation of the brain that activates confidence and compassion as well as the release of tension within the body. Her classes emphasize strengthening the muscles while bringing more flexibility into the body without overworking it. Her philosophy is to allow students to feel calm, peaceful, accepted and supported while enjoying a healing energy during their practice. She only asks that her students never take themselves too seriously, never push into pain or discomfort, and always remember to practice kindness and playfulness on their mat and in their daily lives.
Stephanie is degreed, registered and certified:
B.A., University of Oklahoma
Prenatal Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
200 HR E-RYT, Yoga Alliance
Certified Doula, DONA
Certified Childbirth Educator, ACBE
Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga™ Trainer
Pink Ribbon Recuperative Yoga™ Specialist
Stephanie is also pretty amazing at playing pinball and random movie trivia
Sherri Ruiz, RYT
Jordan Schutt, RYT
Arpita Shah, RYT 500, ERYT 200, Nutritionist
Arpita has earned BS degree in Nutrition and MBA from Texas Woman ́s University. She is also 500-hour registered yoga teacher and Ayurveda Practitioner. She has had the privilege of studying under very talented international teachers such as Rod Styker, Dharma Mittra, Judith Lasater, Lesli Kamainof, Doug Keller, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Ayurveda Guru Dr Vasant Lad. Besides her regular teaching schedule, Arpita also offers private yoga Therapy , one on one Nutrition/Ayurveda consultation, 200 hr RYT Teacher training, and Yoga Retreats. Additionally, she regularly conducts Ayurveda and Yoga related workshops local and International.
Arpita feels tremendous gratitude to all her teachers for supporting her growth and is thankful to her students for giving her this opportunity to share the journey of yoga.
- BS in Nutrition & MBA from Texas Woman’s University
- Ayurveda Practitioner from San Diego College of Ayurveda
- Advance Ayurveda training- Dr Lad
- 500 hr. CRT, RYT
- 200 hr E-RYT
- The Ayurvedic Art of Health and Healing – Dr. Vasant Lad
- Home Remedies – Dr. Vasant Lad
- Pulse Practicum 7 Day Intensive – Dr. Vasant Lad
- Dr. Vasant Lad - Advanced Clinical Gurukula Program - Pune, India - 6 Weeks (180
- ParaYoga Master Training – Rod Stryker
- ParaYoga Marma: Principles of Enlightened Practice – Rod Stryker
- ParaYoga Tantra Yoga Immersion – Rod Stryker
- Master Class: Tantra Vinyasa: Asana, Bandha, Mudra – Rod Stryker
- Master Class: Vinyasa Krama: The Energetics of Sequencing – Rod Stryker
- Moving from the organs Experiential Advanced Teacher Training – Judith Hanson
- Yoga Anatomy and the Breathing Body weekend Immersion – Leslie Kaminoff
- Hatha Yoga and Therapeutics weekend Immersion- Doug Keller
Chris has experience in teaching Gentle, Hatha, Hatha Flow, Chair/Adaptive and Restorative Yoga. She loves the connection she feels between the breath and the body while practicing but more importantly appreciates how yoga teaches her to love her body for what it can do TODAY. Each day she steps onto her mat is a lesson in humility, gratitude and inner peace. She loves that the bigger challenge is then to take those lessons off the mat and extend those qualities to all she interacts with.
Chris’ main focus in life is spending as much time as possible with her hard-working hubby Jeff and being mom to their four kids Zachrey, Kylee, Taylor & Christian as well their two dogs Daisy and Holly! Any time ‘leftover’ is spent deepening her home practice, reading, attending workshops, and then sharing her love and excitement of yoga with anyone who will listen! She recently studied and completed her Restorative Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a registered Relax and Renew® Level 1 Trainer.
As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, Chris will be attending college in Fall 2016 as she works on furthering her education of the human body and then pursuing her dream of following the therapeutic yoga path, merging both that of Yoga Teacher and Physical Therapist. She is thankful to be able to learn from and work alongside some of THE best yoga teachers. She expresses her deepest gratitude to any and all who have led her to the mat and shared their knowledge and friendship with her!
Raven Krieg, LMT, MTI, CEP, CYT
Raven's belief in the human body's ability to maintain health and vitality inspired her to acquire her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Maggie Metzinger, ERYT, 500, so that she might further teach self care through the three main structures of Yoga: exercise, breathing, and meditation.
Inspiration also lead Raven to Master Leone and Master Campbell, Zen Wellness, Surprise, AZ to pursue the study of Medical Qi Gong. Rejuvenation of bio-energy or Chi is the main focus of their Medical Chi Gong program. The practice of Chi Gong teaches many benefits and is an important part of a total wellness program.
Raven's strong sense of commitment, dedication and professionalism is brought to every aspect of her work. She looks forward to working with you to create a treatment that enhances your ability to live comfortably in your body and to live a more abundant life.
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