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Kathy bedward

Kathy took her first yoga class in 1990, and had an “on-again-off-again” relationship with yoga until 1999, when she discovered that a regular practice of yoga helps make everything else about life better! She completed her 200-hour Foundations Training with Ana Forrest, and she loves sharing Forrest Yoga because it helps you to heal body, mind, and spirit, and to move beyond the habits that no longer serve you.  Kathy’s classes focus on accepting yourself as you are, finding your deep breath, and learning how to feel good in your body.  You do not need to be strong or flexible or “good at yoga” – you just need to be willing to show up, feel into your body, and be where you are.  Her hope is that you can learn how to take the focus, strength, compassion, and healing that you create on your mat and use them in the rest of your life to nourish your soul.

 
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tiffany denny

Dr. Tiffany Denny is a yoga therapist and physical therapist with a specialty in orthopedics, and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She has a knack for weaving anatomy and biomechanical cueing into mindful, creative class sequences that help students deepen and stay inspired in their asana practice while developing self-awareness and self-compassion. 

Tiffany loves to offer practices that facilitate a deeper understanding of physical and energetic anatomy, and the development of a healthy, positive relationship with the body. She is the current Executive Director of Embody Love Movement, a non-profit whose mission is to "empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world."

Tiffany believes that yoga has the potential to foster improved self-image, increased overall wellness, and transformation through self-exploration. She hopes that her classes are fun and challenging while remaining welcoming and unintimidating. She genuinely can’t wait to meet you in class!

 
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Amy luskey

Amy started her workout life when her children were very young.  Weight training and endurance activities had always been her passion.  In 2000, she received her Personal Training Certification and currently works as a Personal Trainer.  

Amy would occasionally dabble in yoga but was never committed. However, that all changed when she stepped on her mat in the spring of 2011, and she hasn't stepped off since!   Amy completed her 200 hour Advanced Yoga Certification in the Spring 2016.  She loves to teach a flow class as well as  introduce beginners to this beautiful practice.  Amy brings a passion for the physical practice and an enthusiasm to constantly learn more.

"I love everything that yoga gives me; the mind- body connection coupled with the strength and flexibility. I am doing things in my yoga practice I would never imagine I could do! Connecting with people in yoga both on and off my mat gives me so much joy and satisfaction". 

 
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Christin Garrison

Chris began practicing yoga to recover after having spinal fusion in 2001. She teaches with an awareness that our weaknesses can be our greatest opportunities for growth. Certified 200 E-RYT in Texas Power Yoga since 2010 , Chris has also studied Ashtanga, Yin, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Prenatal & Children’s Yoga, Assisting & Modifications.  Each class is created with balance and ease by focusing on breath and movement leaving you stronger and more aware. 

 
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keitha spears

Keitha has practiced many different styles of yoga off and on for about a decade. In 2011, plagued with injuries attributed to marathon training, she turned whole-heartedly to yoga in a desperate attempt to quickly heal her bodily aches and pains. However, after a quiet instructor named Gigi ended a stunningly beautiful Candlelight Flow class with a short meditation and a reading of “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver, she knew that yoga was intended for more than just her body.

 With an intense curiosity as to what yoga could offer beyond the physical body, she began looking into teacher training programs. In 2015, the stars aligned and in September of that year she completed a nine month long 200 Hour Teaching Training with Shannon Buffington, E-RYT RYS. Her training focused on anatomy and physiology, vinyasa krama, pranayama, mantra and the science of sound, meditation (theory and practice), yoga philosophy/history and special populations.

 For Keitha, yoga allowed for a much needed shift in living and an awareness that has truly been life changing. She works to bring thoughtful and intentional sequencing and a focus on energetics and breath to all of her classes. Keitha draws energy from spending time in nature, loving on her two rescue dogs and adventuring around the world with her husband.

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Elyse Sullivan

Elyse received her teaching certification in Costa Rica through Frog Lotus Yoga in 2011, and she has been teaching ever since. She teaches a vinyasa flow class and sequences in a way so that the poses flow naturally from one to the next. She emphasizes safe alignment, mindful breath, and longer holds in poses to create strength and flexibility. She sprinkles in yogic philosophy and wisdom, but she also allows time for quiet reflection. She enjoys teaching because it continually inspires her to grow in her own practice and knowledge. Yoga, both in its physical practice and philosophy, has deeply impacted Elyse’s life, and it is an honor for her to share this practice with others. Her hope is that students feel grounded, strong, and centered when they attend her classes and leave with a deeper connection to themselves, and because of that, an ability to live with more awareness and authenticity in their day-to-day lives.

 
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Lauren Bailey 

Lauren Bailey (LB) is dedicated to sharing the practice of yoga in a therapeutic, accessible, and hands-on way. Through depression, anxiety, and everyday experiences of being human, the practice has steadied her with accessible tools to evolve in healing both physical and emotional pain. In 2014, She completed her 200 hr Foundation Training with Ana Forrest. Forrest Yoga is a physically intense and internally focused practice designed to help heal patterns and beliefs that aren’t sustainable through the four pillars of: Breath, Strength, Integrity, and Spirit. This path opened her to living more intentionally, empowered, and available to meet the challenges life presents with willingness and a humble heart. She went on to complete two additional continuing education programs through Forrest Yoga, adding over 200 hrs of study, mentoring, and self inquiry. She quickly discovered her intuitive ability to work with her hands and desired to bring this healing technique into her classes and her private healing sessions. LB has completed Reiki 1, 2, and advanced Reiki 3. She has also completed an 80 hr Yoga Bodyworkers Training for optimizing functional movement through practical tools that speed up recovery and improve intrinsic mobility patterns. She loves studying all types of yoga and is currently apart of a 200 hr KRI certified Kundalini training. Recently LB and her friend Ashley have created Guardian Sessions: 4 handsin tandem providing healing work to help clients regulate, rest, and recover though a combination of healing modalities. She uses these physical and energetic practices to see how to best serve and empower the soul in front of her. Lauren Bailey loves yoga, healing work, breath work, and ceremony and is so grateful for how it has helped her come alive and awaken to how she can be of service here on this earth! The practice is medicine. The tools, grace, and connection to love her practice provides are what she hopes to share with her students.

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Lorelei St James

Lorelei is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor who focuses on mindful alignment, anatomy, and breath—classical tenants of yoga.  Lorelei brings the joy of yoga to her students by being able to modify yoga poses to meet the levels and abilities of her students.  Students call her classes “meditation in motion” as her classes focus on the breath and the gentle movement of the body.  Her classes are balanced with a gentle warmup and whole body stretching, followed by strength and balance building poses, and ending with restorative postures.  Lorelei has over 1000 hours of teaching experience and hundreds of hours of training.  She has studied various types of yoga such as Hatha, Vajra and Kundalini yoga, and is a nationally certified instructor in Restorative Yoga, as taught by Judith Laster.  Lorelei has also completed a 100 hour certification in yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, nationally known expert in yoga anatomy. Lorelei’s journey is one of constant learning and she will complete her RYT-500 hour certification in 2018, which will include a national certification in Pre and Post Natal Yoga. She enjoys teaching Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Gentle Hatha Yoga. She is also certified to teach yoga to older adults, focusing on safety, alignment, and balance. If you are looking for a way to decrease and better manage your stress level, her classes are meant for you. 

 

 
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caitlin koch

Caitlin began taking yoga classes in college for exercise, but soon felt the benefits in the whole mind, body, and spirit. The practice of yoga has helped her manage the stress and clear her mind of her busy career as a music educator in a local school district. Her all-level classes begin with finding and deepening the breath before transitioning into an energetic vinyasa flow. Class ends with winding down stretches and savasana set to relaxing music. She enjoys the sense of community at Blue Morpho and loves to practice in that space. She hopes her students leave class feeling strong, centered, and calm. Caitlin completed Elyse’s 200 hour Blue Morpho Yoga Teacher Training in September and is grateful to begin teaching

 
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beau jennings

Beau is a Fort Worth local and business owner who owns and operates Live Urban Fort Worth. As an avid traveler and surfer he was turned on to yoga a few years ago when his surfing instructor in Costa Rica told him that he should start practicing yoga to aid in his surfing skills. Being a former bicycle racer, cyclist, and surfer he knew that yoga would help in his athletic ability to play and enjoy the sports he loved. Beau took his surf instructors advice and began practicing daily and gained his 200 Hour RYT teacher certificate in June of 2017, and Yoga has now become the biggest focus for his health, personal wellness, and athletic pursuit. As a former school teacher, educator, and business owner his love for helping others is a big part of his daily life. Beau found that Yoga not only helped his athletic ability, but believes that yoga is healing, provides clarity, and strengthens the mind and body. He is very excited and honored to help others grow in their yoga practice and journey.

 
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beth barber

Beth started practicing yoga regularly after her first daughter was born in 2014. She loved that yoga gave her some time to herself. She completed her 200hr teacher training in November of 2017 at The Mat in Dallas. Through her practice, she has learned to listen to and trust her body. She loves incorporating music and laughter into her classes and not taking anything too seriously.