The yoga practice I encourage my friends and students to do is rooted in intelligent movement, functional postures, practical dialogue about the human body- its bones, organs, and their functions, encouraging a sense of curiosity and wonder in regard to our physical selves’ abilities to grow, heal, break, heal, and grow some more.
I greatly enjoy teaching breathing exercises that allow the practitioner to gather a sense of energetic flow, allowing for the understanding of our non-physical bodies to grow and transform. I believe greatly in relaxation and meditation techniques to aid in the reduction of all of the ongoing stresses of our modern world. I aspire to always teach a new and exciting class. I encourage students to ask for what they need.
Favorite Quote: You don’t know what you don’t know.
I began my passion for wellness in Arizona, while hiking with friends. I then pursued a degree in kinesiology along with other certifications to teach such as my 200-RYT from Yoga Alliance through Black Swan Yoga Studio.
I am passionate about teaching others how to live a more peaceful and mindful life through devotion and practice.
Favorite Quote Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi
I launched my career as a lawyer and used my interest in nutrition and yoga to become a Health Coach and a Yoga Instructor. I have learned during this journey that my passion is routed to provide people the tools that will help them make conscious decisions for their body.
I enjoy providing my students the tools that help them be more resourceful. In my class, I explain the benefits of the yoga postures while I invite my students to breath and take enough time to review the posture and feel the benefits of it.
Favorite Quote:Be resourceful.
Huy Xuân Hồ
In 2001, Huy Xuân Hồ was shown a vision of his path in life. He was introduced to a different way of looking at the world.
Today, as a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, Huy practices alternative energy modalities to healing and health, including acupuncture, shiatsu, herbs and food therapy, and taiji and qigong.
Huy enjoys sharing these practices and their principles and theories with other seekers.
I received my 200-hour RTT teaching certification in early 2014 and began teaching right away. I work to make yoga accessible to everyone. I have a love of a deep yin practice, gentle and restorative yoga, sweaty vinyasa and Forrest classes.
My journey into meditation and pranayama deepens every day. I teach hatha, prenatal yoga, gentle and restorative yoga, and yoga for kids, full time all over Houston.
Making yoga accessible for everyone is my specialty. Working with people at all levels, children to the elderly, pregnant women, from athletes to those with injuries, offering modifications, and working with student’s specific needs so they can get the most out of their practice is my calling.
Mariana’s motto:Do yoga 3 times a week change your body, do yoga 5 times a week change your life!
Nicholas D Auger
Through his love of art and a degree in sculpture, Nicholas encountered the discipline of Yoga. After dedication and traveling to Europe, Southern India (Tamil Nadu), and Central America he has found ways to balance the different lineages of the practice.
His teachings blend the ancient Yoga tradition with modern principles he learned as a personal fitness trainer, combining anatomy and spiritual aspects. Nicholas’ passion is to teach the sacred art of relaxing. His techniques include Hatha Yoga, stretching, foam rolling, lacrosse ball rolling, controlled breathing, and a variety of meditation techniques.
Nicholas has been teaching since 2009 and completed 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training courses, he has also taught well over 30,000 hours. From beginners to advanced, kids to seniors he is well versed in patience, compassion, and modifications.
Favorite Quote Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body. It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world. It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within. – Adi Shankara
Fitness begin for me three years ago. I came to a point where I was not enjoying or seeing the beauty of life. I started changing this by taking steps to eat more clean and healthy foods, be physically active everyday, and change my mindset and perspective on life to become a more positive force in the world.
That’s when I discovered Yoga! I must say it was a life changing tool, after three weeks of performing yoga I begin to see how it not only changed my body but it changed my thoughts to become more present and gave me the understanding that nothing lasts forever, even pain.
After a year of Power Yoga and Zen Yoga, I made the choice to get trained and become a Yoga instructor! I begin teaching at the West Orem YMCA and the rest is history. Teaching is the best because in my own way i’m spreading the joy I feel doing Yoga.
Favorite Quote: If we could see the miracle of a single flower, clearly our whole life would change. – Buddha
Susan Grace Alonso
Susan teaches contemplative yoga with the intention of drawing awareness within. She is a 200-RYT with Yoga Alliance and began teaching yoga during her years of formation as a Spiritual Director from 2002-2005.
Susan delights in sharing the practice of moving compassionately into the body through yoga asanas (postures). This gentle, mindful process not only relieves stress and tightness but also increases strength, flexibility, and balance in all aspects of our being: body, mind and spirit. This practice that clears our way to experience a peace that transcends all understanding.
Favorite Quote: Our task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi