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"Erin is a great personal trainer. I'm looking forward to maybe scheduling some more sessions with her, esp. after my 14-day trial expires and if/when I sign up for a basic membership...."
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"I enthusiastically praise Jerry as a trainer. He has solid information to pass on, he is imaginative in finding new ways to solve problems, he knows just how intense to make the..."
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Class Schedule

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 Thursday, Jul 24th Instructor Length Level Room
6 amAshtanga Mysore *separate program pass

Juan Anguiano
    Juan Anguiano, E-RYT 500, ACE-CPT is dedicated to transmitting the Ashtanga Vinyasa method according to the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Many years of practice and dedication have affirmed his confidence in the wisdom of learning Ashtanga according to abilities and not the demands of the ego. His teaching style illuminates the importance of setting and accepting limits in the practice so that patterns present throughout Ashtanga are understood and connected into an enjoyable harmony of movement and growth. Juan first experienced yoga as a child when he was introduced to some pranayama techniques to help with severe childhood asthma. He began practicing yoga asana in his late teens and explored various styles of yoga with nationally and internationally known prominent yoga teachers. He experienced Ashtanga Yoga around age twenty-one on his travels in California. Juan is a direct student of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy and brings more than fifteen years of experience teaching yoga and mentoring and training budding yoga teachers. Juan has established successful Mysore-style programs in Dallas and the first successful Mysore-style program in Austin, Texas at Castle Hill Fitness in 2005. Juan became more dedicated to other forms of fitness when he purchased his first Pinarello road bike from the Castle Hill Cycles and began triathlon training with Castle Hill personal trainers. Juan’s dedication to embracing other forms of fitness led him to obtain his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise in 2010. He is a firm believer in integrating yoga and western styles of fitness. He is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology through the University of Texas at Austin. He is working toward a degree as an Athletic Trainer which will allow him to specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses for athletes and the general population. His professional goals are to further synthesize the practice of yoga, sports and general wellness through practice, scientific research, and study.

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Juan Anguiano
 Ashtanga Mysore *separate program pass

Ashtanga Mysore Style - Juan NEEDS SEPARATE PROGRAM PASS Mysore style engages students in a self-paced, individualized practice in a group setting. This class format allows for each student to move at their own pace and to receive adjustments from the teacher. Beginners are welcome. Fridays are a program specific Led Primary class, but students can also practice Mysore in the back of the class. Mixed Levels

Juan120 minMixedChakras
9:30 amAnusaraYoga 2-3

Karlie Lemos
    Karlie is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level, but has acquired over 400 hours of formal training and is working toward Anusara Inspired Status. Her training includes work with John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Mirka Kraftsow and with Baba Hari Das at the Mount Madonna Ashram where she studied philosophy. She was introduced to the practice of yoga in 1998 and took the seat of the teacher in 2005.

    Students in Karlie's classes can look forward to an informative, introspective and challenging class that meets each student at their level. Because of her background in the Iyengar tradition and training in Anusara, alignment and patience are the cornerstones of Karlie's practice and her teaching. She believes students can discover a lot about their potential through a heart centered practice and disciplined meditation.

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Karlie Lemos
 AnusaraYoga 2-3

Anusara® Yoga is a unique blend of hatha yoga which meshes biomechanical principles of alignment with a celebration of the heart and spirit. This class will emphasize backbends, arm balances, standing poses, forward bends & twists in creative sequences to help students deepen their practice & understanding. Levels 2-3
Karlie (sub)85 min2,3Chakras

Emily Murray
    Emily’s passion for yoga was sparked after a series of knee injuries and operations that resulted from years of running. In addition to the physical benefits, the mental and emotional benefits of yoga immediately resonated with her, and Emily began her teaching journey shortly after graduating college. She started out teaching Baptiste-inspired vinyasa in Boulder, Colorado, and since has gone on to study with Ana Forrest. Emily’s therapeutic approach to yoga is complemented by physical rigor and a deeply concentrated effort. Being an instructor has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life, as it truly is a gift that keeps on giving. In addition to teaching yoga, Emily works as a holistic nutrition counselor in Austin. For more information visit: NutritionistAustin.com.

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Emily Murray

Forrest Yoga uses dynamic pose sequencing, taught with compassion, to deeply engage the breath into every cell while building strength, intelligent body awareness, and flexibility. In a warm setting, we infuse the benefits of sweating out toxins with teaching students to deepen their relationship with their authentic selves. The classes are a series of carefully constructed postures designed to strip numbness from your core, help you breathe and move in ways that release emotional shielding, and prevent and heal injury. All levels

Emily M. (sub)60 minAllChakras
5:30 pmHatha Yoga COMMUNITY CLASS

Anna Gieselman
    Anna was first introduced to yoga while attending art school in Santa Fe NM in 2000. She began her yoga studies in 2004 and continues to enjoy learning new aspects of yoga therapy and wisdom training. She received her 200 hour certification through Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe NM. Anna is a committed student of Tias Little with whom she studies therapeutic yoga with a focus on anatomy and physiology, yogic wisdom and Zen meditation. She has also studied yoga for women’s health with Surya Little and Linda Spackman and is certified in pre and post natal yoga. In addition to teaching yoga she is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Texas. Her education in anatomy and myofascial release, most specifically Anatomy Trains with Tom Meyers, have greatly impacted her knowledge and practice as a yoga teacher. With a focus on proper alignment and the use of props Anna hopes to guide students towards a more open and peaceful place in their bodies and mind. Her classes are inspired by her daily journey through the rhythms of life and living in the human body. A typical class will include meditation, pranayama (breath work), and therapeutic asanas (postures) with the goal of becoming more mindful, grounded and aware of the inner workings of the body.

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Anna Gieselman

Warm up the body with some gentle movement, and then focus on holding poses longer as the teacher guides you with more detail and props. All Levels

Anna60 minAllChakras
6:15 pmVinyasa Flow, 2-3

Kellie Arnold
    Kellie Arnold is an Anusara-Inspired™ instructor. She first found yoga when searching for the next physical activity to challenge her body. She fell in love with it when she found it soothed her mind as well. She originally trained with Baron Baptiste who taught her how to be herself. Then she found Anusara® Yoga which continued her passion for authenticity while adding the alignment for the nerdy engineer inside. Her classes illustrate her journey; a journey that can take on many forms and yet at the heart of the practice is goodness and bliss.

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Kellie Arnold
 Vinyasa Flow, 2-3

Vinyasa Flow is an evolving form of traditional hatha yoga that focuses on intimately linking breath and movement. Throughout the constantly flowing sequence of asana (postures), there will be a highlighted focus on strength and endurance, alongside the usual elements of flexibility, balance, and alignment. This sequence will also be interspersed with the instruction and practice of the more advanced category of inversions and arm balances!
Kellie (sub)75 min2,3The Studio

Our Class Levels are: BEG=Beginner 1=novice 2=intermediate 3=advanced 4=expert All=All levels
Your practice should be in tune with your level of fitness and flexibility: listen to your body!

NOT A MEMBER? No Problem! Our Classes are open to all non-members; click for prices.

COMMUNITY CLASS are $10 for non-members ($6 for Premier members)
All regular classes are Free for VIP members

NOTES on Ashtanga Mysore classes that display the symbol:
No practice on full moon and new moon days according to the Ashtanga tradition.
The no practice dates are: Aug 10, Aug 25, Sept 8, Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 23, Nov 6, Dec 21.
Ashtanga Mysore evening classes and led classes STILL meet.

*Participation in Mysore requires a separate program pass. Click for details...

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