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. Jana enjoys spending time with her family, Chris and Austin, and her two dogs, Morgan and Charlie.
Julie Parsons Co-owner, RYT 500
In 2006 Julie and her family moved to Haslet, TX. She loves spending time at home with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs. In 2009 Julie and Jana Holland became Co-Owners of Divine Center of Yoga in Southlake, TX. Divine Center of Yoga feels like a home away from home. The instructors and clients have all become a family that’s open to growth. She teaches HathaFusion on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Iyengar Inspired and Restorative Yoga on Fridays, and Vinyasa on Saturdays at Divine. Julie’s main motivation for all of her training is to offer a safe, supportive, and uplifting environment for all those who are willing to roll out their mats. Namaste.
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.
Aimee Andrews, RYT
Kristi Burns, RYT
Jonathen Haverluk, RYT
Leanne Hutcherson, RYT
She was introduced to yoga in 2004; she felt right at home with it and started teaching. A few years later she enrolled at the Dallas Yoga Center to attain her 200 RYT, she loves being a student of yoga and continues to grow and explore in her own journey. She has a style that combines a vigorous “flow” style with emphasis on intention and breath developing personal awareness into self- realization. People rave about the experiences of mind-body openings “living your best life possible.” Creating new karma on the mat is what it’s all about.
Leanne’s teaching style has been inspired by Rodger Cole, Francois Roult, Susie Hately Aldous, Judith Hanson Lasater, Seane Corne, Doug Swenson and many local instructors. She is continuing with her studies in Yoga. She is enrolled in the Purple Lotus 500 RYT program studying Kriya Yoga, Philosophy, Vinyasa Krama, and Special Populations for Athletes.
Leanne resides in Highland Village with her husband Michael, her three boys John, Grant and Ben and her dog Sugar.
Maggie Metzinger, ERYT 500, IAYT
Maggie’s enthusiasm and love of yoga inspired her to earn multiple yoga certifications:
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, ERYT 500;
Registered Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists (also considered an additional 300 hours through Yoga Alliance);
Certified Teacher, Traditional Hatha Yoga Instruction, Ranjana Pallana, mentor;
Certified Teacher Adaptive Yoga, for students with MS, Parkinson’s and similar special needs;
Certified Teacher, Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga; Radiant Child, I and II;
Fitness Certifications, Sara City Workout, I and II.
Additionally, Maggie has a BA in Journalism/Marketing from the University of North Texas, is a First Dan Black Belt in American Karate, a Master level Usui Reiki facilitator, and a Denton County Master Gardener.
With a strong anatomy background, Maggie’s fun loving approach to teaching provides a safe environment where students can both challenge and nurture themselves. Her philosophy is that life is serious enough, so mixing a little joy and playfulness into class helps keep learning a fun adventure. She also believes in the shared sacredness of chanting, and she’s likely to unabashedly share this incredibly touching practice with you and invite you to join in!
She has had the privilege of attending workshops with the following Master Teachers: Seane Corn, Tim Miller, David Swenson, Gary Kraftsow, Judith Lasater, Ananda Yogis Diksha and Gyandev McCord, Rod Striker, Shiva Rea, Brian Kest, Irene Beer, Ted Surman, Wade Morrisette, Shakta Kaura Khalsa and Doug Keller.
Stephanie Read, ERYT 200
With her focus of study on the healing and therapeutic aspects of yoga, Stephanie completed many advanced anatomy teacher-training courses. She continues to train with Judith Lasater and has attended training with Leslie Kaminoff, Ross Rayburn, Dave Romanelli, Amy Garrett and Julie Byrd, and one of her most inspiring teachers, Esther Vexler.
Stephanie has trained extensively in Prenatal Yoga. She deepened her knowledge by becoming a certified Doula. 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.
Additionally, she is certified to teach students living with stress and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as students with traumatic brain injury (TBI), cancer and physical limitations. Currently, Stephanie teaches classes to military personnel, including soldiers returning home as well as veterans and their families.
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
200 HR E-RYT, Yoga Alliance
Prenatal Certified Yoga Teacher
Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga™ Trainer
Pink Ribbon Recuperative Yoga™ Specialist
Janette Reynolds, 500 RYT
She has been studying yoga since 2005 and started teaching in 2009. Janette is currently studying under Rod Stryker, the founder of ParaYoga. Janette has been initiated by Rod Stryker’s teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. She has also studied under Judith Lasater, Amy Weintraub, Desiree Rumbaugh, Andrew Rivin, Leslie Kaminoff and many more.
Janette finds inner peace in her daily asana and meditation practice. Her philosophy is that ANYONE can do yoga regardless of physical capabilities and she is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with everyone. She believes everyone can practice meditation, is all about being present and become aware of the self-consciousness.
Janette shares the journey of yoga with her husband, Donald and their daughter, Rebecca.
Debby Riordan, 500 RYT
Sherri Ruiz, RYT
Arpita Shah, 500 RYT
For Arpita, yoga is not just a form of exercise but it’s a path towards a better life. She believes that yoga helps clear clutter of daily modern life and develops an awareness to get in touch with our inner selves. Arpita’s yoga classes are designed and based on this philosophy. She provides a fun-filled environment where each participant is encouraged and empowered to learn and grow. Her classes offer an alignment-focused asana practice combined with chanting, pranayama and meditation.
Arpita has earned a BS degree in Nutrition and an MBA from Texas Woman's University. She is currently pursuing her 500 hour yoga teacher training certification.
She loves to travel and has had the privilege of visit countries in Asia, Europe as well as North and South America. In her spare time she enjoys chanting, meditating, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband and their beloved dog Simba.
Finally, One famous sloka in Bhagavad-Gita says it all: "Yoga karmas kaushalam," which means "YOGA IS RELAXATION IN ACTION AND EFFICIENCY IN THE OUTCOME." So let’s focus on our work and not the results.
See you on the mat. Namaste!!!!!!!!!
Shannon Stephens, RYT
A nature enthusiast, Shannon believes that yoga helps to connect to our own true nature, as well as to the earth. She believes that yoga is a lifestyle that can bring joy to everyone. Shannon appreciates all styles of yoga and takes special interest in Vinyasa style classes. She enjoys the fluid movement between postures because it helps to create energy, generate heat, and establish total mind-body awareness. Shannon encourages students to enter and exit postures mindfully and gracefully and to flow with awareness and intelligence.
Stephanie Thompson, RYT
After practicing for two years with Suze Curtis, Stephanie received her first teacher certification through AAAI/ISMA. Shortly after moving to Keller in 2006, Stephanie completed her 200 RYT certification. Her classes combine a total full-body workout that is guaranteed to make you sweat. Her childlike mentality and playful attitude makes even beginners feel welcome.
Stephanie resides in Keller, with her husband John, two children Avery and Ayden and their Boxer, Harley.
Erica Moser, RYT
She completed her 200 hour certification with Purple Lotus while pregnant with her second child in 2008. She was able to experience first hand the modifications and needs for the prenatal and postnatal body with a consistant yoga practice. Baby Sophie became her new yoga partner, who you will see marching around the studio from time to time! Continuing on her yogic path, Erica has had wonderful opportunities to continue her education and train with such renowned yogis such as: Baron Baptiste, Wade Morrissette, Bryan Kest, Doug Swenson, Dave Romenelli, and Julie Boyd.
Erica strives to create a class where you will be challenged, supported, encouraged and most importantly, reminded to bring your attention to your body and your breath. Both beginning and advanced yogis always find a comfortable mat in Erica’s classes and you are guaranteed to walk away with a renewed spirit and sense of self.
Erica lives in Keller with her two daughters, Sydney and Sophie.
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