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Teachers

Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson’s life mission is to share the transformative practice of yoga in all its unique capacities. She leads retreats and yoga trainings for both 200hr & 300hr as her passion is in educating others through the life-changing practice yoga offers. She specializes in teaching Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Restorative, Anatomy, Adaptive Yoga, and Children’s Yoga. Her classes are powerful, safe, and creative. 

Lauren Brown

Lauren completed her first 200hr training in 2010 in Austin, TX. Through thousands of hours of teaching & additional trainings, the more curious she became about various methodologies’ approach to the human body. Her classes meld traditional yoga metaphor & wisdom with a bio-mechanical perspective of the body; an artful balance of athleticism & alignment to create grace & ease.

Kyler Burk

Kyler has been practicing yoga and energy healing for several years and enjoys diving deep into philosophy. Kyler finished his 200 hour training in 2017 and his 300 hour advanced training in 2018 with My Vinyasa Practice. Kyler teaches a strong and deliberate Vinyasa flow that is appropriate for all levels of practitioners.  

Dee Bourtzos

Dee knew that she wanted to help people learn how to move their bodies with their breath, and to show them that they can be strong physically as well as mentally. Anyone can pull themselves up, no matter where they are in life, and yoga has shown her how to take what she has learned on her mat, and use it in everyday life. “To take the world into one’s arms and act towards it in a soul-filled and soul-strengthening manner is a powerful act of wildish spirit.” Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Tara Cleven

Trained in 2018, Tara has been a yoga practitioner for over a decade. She found My Vinyasa Practice in 2018 and went through both the 200 hour and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs. Tara is an avid practitioner who loves a good power yoga class. Tara teaches Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Power classes. 

Hannah Rose Friend

Hannah is a 500 hour RYT and has been practicing yoga since she was in middle school. She earned her 200 hour yoga certification in 2017 through Black Swan Yoga and completed her advanced yoga teacher training through My Vinyasa Practice in 2018. Hannah teaches fun and informative Vinyasa classes that allow the practitioner to express themselves and their practice. 

Leigh Fisher

Leah strives to empower people of all shapes and sizes to love themselves just as they are by creating a joyful and safe atmosphere, offering options for all levels, and a supportive environment to all students. She teaches because she hopes to share the peace and balance that I’ve found through my personal practice with as many people as she can.

Devin Grinrod

Devin is a strong advocate for empowerment and whole person healing. Having began her journey of restoration as a means to overcome trauma, she understands the importance of the mind, body, and spirit connection. Devin received her B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University and holds a graduate certification in Restorative Practices. She is a Trauma-Informed Yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance. Devin has also completed additional trainings and is a Vaginal Steam Facilitator as well as an Usui Reiki Master, Evidential Medium, and Intuitive Energy Reader.

Kendall Jurek

As a former dancer, Kendall teaches with grace and focuses on creating sequences with smooth transitions and beautiful flow. Her intentional teaching helps you feel at home and is a constant reminder to practice self-awareness. Kendall is actively involved in workshops, seminars, private lessons, and her personal practice to increase her understanding of yogic movement and philosophy.

Verra Korjala

Verra has been teaching group fitness classes for nearly fifteen years. Verre offers a wide range of services to clients as a health coach, personal trainer, Zoomba instructor and yoga teacher. Verra enjoys traveling and exploring new places when she is not helping clients reach their goals. 

Karlie Lemos

Karlie Lemos, E-RYT-500, discovered her yoga practice in 1998. In 2005 she completed her 200 hour Hatha teacher training through the lens of Iyengar Yoga. Karlie went on to complete her 500 hour certification under the guidance of Christina Sell, after years spent immersed in Anusara Yoga. Karlie also draws from her background in Ashtanga Vinysasa, Yin and Restorative yoga as well as the exploration of her own practice and her knowledge of anatomy.

 

Madeline Pesoli

I first started practicing yoga to deal with the stress of college, which is why I am dedicated to bringing yoga to as many people as possible. I am a firm believer that everyone can do yoga, so my inclusive class is designed to help students discover how yoga can benefit them. I create an invigorating flow that also helps students understand the poses better. So don’t be shy, come and see how everyone can do yoga!

Storms Reback

Storms has been practicing meditation for 15 years, yoga for 10, and received his yoga teacher training certification in the 200-hour program at Austin’s Dharma Yoga. A blend of Hatha Yoga, Zen Buddhism, yoga philosophy, and mindfulness, his classes typically revolve around a theme or intention and provide students of all levels the opportunity for self-inquiry, peace, and connection. He is influenced and inspired by the teachings of Keith Kachtick, Camilla Figueroa, Shawn Kent, and Zoe Mantarakis. 

Ana Pilar-Cruz

Ana Pilar Cruz is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). She received her first 200 hours of training through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training in Austin, TX. She completed an additional 500 hours of training with the American Viniyoga Institute under the tutelage of Gary Kraftsow.

Michelle Young

Michelle Young is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher in Austin, TX. She started My Vinyasa Practice three years ago as a way to share the wisdom teachings of Yoga with others from a digital platform. This year Michelle opened My Vinyasa Practice at ACC Highland to bring donation based yoga to ACC’s integrated campus. Michelle is currently the Yoga Therapist at Seton’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit and she leads 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings both in Austin and internationally.

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