Dharma Yoga Teachers
is founder and
director of Dharma Yoga
and has taught meditation and yoga nationally and internationally for
fifteen years. A University of Texas Plan II graduate, he was from
1998-2005 senior instructor for the Lineage Project, a Buddhist
nonprofit that offers meditation and yoga asana in New York City
prisons. Keith's yoga classes, which combine elements of the Jivamukti
and Anusara traditions, are infused with warmth and humor, his training
in Tibetan Buddhism and the martial arts, and a love of music and world
literature. He has written for Yoga Journal, Newsweek,
Texas Monthly, and the New York Times Magazine,
author of two books on Buddhism: Hungry Ghost (a
New York Times
Notable Book of the Year), and You Are Not Here
Works of Buddhist Fiction. Keith was a presenter this year at
the Texas Yoga Retreat and the Texas Yoga Conference.
Kelly Lindsey is a Staff Teacher for the Yoga Studies Institute, certified in both the practice of Tibetan Heart Yoga and the philosophical teachings of the classics of yoga. Her classes are inspired by more than fourteen years of yoga and meditation practice and over 700 hours of teacher trainings. Kelly is a graduate of Diamond Mountain University's Advanced Buddhist Studies Course, a six-year exploration of Tibetan Buddhism, meditation and yoga, guided by her teachers Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally. Find out more at http://www.yogastudiesinstitute.org.
has been practicing Hatha yoga for over eleven years. She gained her
certification to teach hatha yoga five years ago and has taught weekly
at Dharma Yoga ever since. As an Applied Clinical Nutritionist,
Ayurvedic Health Educator, and Dharma Yoga instructor, Alli's teaching
and counseling is grounded in the belief that we each have the capacity
to tap into our inner truth, release negative patterns, and create
harmony of body and mind. Alli also holds a Master's degree in Public
Health and owns and operates Innovate Wellness Solutions, LLC, a health
promotion company that offers wellness programs, yoga and preventive
health education to businesses and organizations in the central Texas
area. Find out more at www.innovatecorporatewellness.com.
Shawn Kent has a Masters degree in Counseling, is a registered massage therapist, and is a certified Dharma Yoga instructor. Shawn works full time as a counselor at Austin Child Guidance Center where he runs mind-body therapy groups for adolescents in juvenile detention. He also works part time as a massage therapist, specializing in Thai Yoga massage therapy. Shawn brings a gentle, practical, and therapeutic approach to the healing art of yoga.
Kate Bero is certified in Dharma Yoga at the 300-hour level and has been practicing yoga for seven years. Kate recognizes that we often have emotions and memories held deep within our bodies, sometimes for decades, and offers her Dharma Yoga classes as an Awareness-based exploration of how to interact with this inner landscape in ways that are healthy and self-nurturing.
Erinn Lewis has been teaching yoga for over a decade. Before moving to Austin in 2007 with her husband and two daughters, she studied Chinese medicine and taught yoga in the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Canada and throughout the United States. In addition to amassing over a thousand hours of teacher trainings, Erinn helped create a program for foster care children in Austin by infusing her background with Street Yoga and The Art of Yoga Project. Join Erinn Mondays at noon for an uplifting and transforming All Levels hatha practice. Be ready to sweat, laugh, shed a tear, open your heart, and everything in between. Find out more at www.erinnlewis.com.
Margo Johnson is certified in Dharma Yoga and has trained extensively in acrobatic, therapeutic, and partner yoga. Her classes emphasize mindful play and community-building by incorporating Buddhist-inspired meditation, creative vinyasa sequences, partner assists, and Thai Yoga massage. Margo strives to cultivate positivity, compassion, strength and bravery in her students both on and off the mat. Find out more at www.communityheartyoga.com.
Mandy Eubanks is one of Austinʼs most beloved hatha yoga teachers. She began teaching yoga professionally in 2003 after receiving her 200-hour certification with the Living Yoga Program. In 2005 she started her training in the Anusara Yoga tradition and earned her 500-hour certification in 2009. Mandy has made teaching yoga her career and is passionate about sharing the practice with others. Her teaching style is methodical, safe, and light-hearted, and she's known for her ability to create a sense of joy and community in her classes. Find out more about Mandy at www.theyogisnest.com.
Sheila Singh draws from the rich wisdom of Buddhism and yoga to provide a warm and inviting space for students to find their own inner teacher and to move through life with greater freedom, clarity and ease. A graduate of MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, an engineer by training, Sheila keeps classes contemplative yet light, using the beauty and play of breath and alignment-driven asana as a vehicle for deeper inquiry. Find out more at www.sheilasingh.com.
offers dynamic, self-reflective classes that combine elements of
meditation, vinyasa, core exercises, Thai yoga partner massage and
restorative poses. Anna Lisa, a Texas native, discovered yoga and
meditation when she began her career as a master level social worker
and needed a compassionate and effective way to care for herself,
emotionally and physically. As a student of Buddhism, Anna Lisa found a
home at Dharma Yoga and completed her teacher training under
the guidance of Keith and Camilla.
Janice Samuelson has been teaching yoga in Austin for fifteen years, with a background in both Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. She has also trained with Shakta Kaur Khalsa in the Radiant Child Program and has studied with Gabrielle Roth and the Five Rhythms. Janice is a massage therapist, musician and dancer, and brings to her classes a vivacious spirit of creativity, renewal and healing.
Gigi Mao found yoga in the summer of 2006 and immediately fell in love with the healing power of the practice. She holds a 300-hour teaching certificate from Dharma Yoga and has completed the Anusara Immersion Program. Offering classes that are strong, playful, and introspective, Gigi believes persistence and dedication can help us more fully experience life and connect deeply with the innate truth and light within us.
Bekkah Schear holds a Master’s Degree in international affairs and is a certified Dharma Yoga instructor. Her experiences working in communities around the globe have deeply informed her yoga practice. For Bekkah, the mat provides a sacred space for cultivating spirituality and connecting with our shared humanity. She finds nourishment in empowering fellow yogis to explore the true Self. Bekkah is humbled to have trained with Keith and Camilla, and is filled with gratitude for the guidance offered by her mentor Kate Bero.
Ashley Sherman is a professional dancer with Ballet Austin, an instructor at the Ballet Austin Academy, and has fifteen years of experience teaching dance and movement. She is certified in Dharma Yoga and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. In her yoga classes, Ashley invites her students to challenge themselves in a healthy way, focusing on breath and alignment, while encouraging a sense of gratitude and gentle kindness toward themselves and their bodies.
Sherrie Nguyen leads a powerful vinyasa flow class that blends a strong physical practice with Buddhist meditation and self-inquiry in order to empower students to access their potential for spiritual growth. Having trained with Baron Baptiste and with yoga masters in Rishikesh, India, she believes deeply that all human beings have endless potential to realize their purpose on this planet. Learn more at www.sherrienguyen.com.