Dharma Yoga Teachers
Keith Kachtick 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, Esquire, Texas Monthly, and the New York Times Magazine, and is author of two books on Buddhism: Hungry Ghost (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), and You Are Not Here & Other Works of Buddhist Fiction. Keith was a presenter this year at both the Texas Yoga Retreat and the Texas Yoga Conference.
is Dharma Yoga's co-director, a master's level social worker and clinical therapist, and a certified teacher of Thai Yoga Massage, Dharma Yoga, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy at the 650-hour level. She has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and brings to her teaching a love for Buddhist meditation and a powerful belief in the transformative capabilities of asana practice for emotional and spiritual growth. Camilla is deeply grateful for the guidance of Saul David Raye in her certification in Thai Yoga Massage, Katchie Ananda and Alexis Britton of Anusara Yoga, Thomas Fortel of Esalen, and Frank Jude Boccio for his Buddhist-inspired yogic philosophy. Find out more about Camilla's blend of yoga and therapy at www.DharmaYogaTherapy.com.
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.
Alli Horan 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.
Hilly Flora is originally from New Mexico and has been calling Austin home since 2009. Since earning a bachelor's degree in Eastern Philosophy and Religion and studying with a wide range of master teachers throughout the United States and India, she has accumulated more than 2,000 hours leading yoga classes emphasizing Vinyasa flow as a fun and vigorous physical discipline and path to self-realization. Find out more about Hilly at Nadiyogi.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.
Candice Hammack has been practicing Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga since 2006. Certified in Dharma Yoga at the 300-hour level, a lover of painting, cooking, and world travel, Candice brings to her classes the guiding principles of exploration and non-judgment, the promise of surprise and a bit of perspiration, and an infinite abundance of joy and light.
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.