Jessica is a certified Dharma Yoga instructor at the 200-hr level and has been practicing under the instruction of her beloved teachers Camilla Figueroa and Keith Kachtick for six years. She began teaching in December of 2012 at Up Collective and brings to her classes great joy, compassion and a deep commitment to surrender and self-study. Her Hatha classes encourage a deepening of mind-body awareness through movement, breath, stillness and meditation. Jessica is also a Yoga Coordinator at Up Collective and has been an integral part of the coordinators team since February 2013.
Kasey started practicing yoga 10 years ago and began teaching early 2013. What started as a way of physical exercise soon turned into a deeper way of living. She is Dharma Yoga certified at the 200 HR level. In her classes you will be physically challenged, emotionally uplifted and find your center. Welcome to all so come as you are and be yourself in the inviting environment Kasey works to cultivate. Learn more at www.kaseybellyoga.com.
Rachael has been practicing yoga since 2005 and completed her yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Fall 2011. She is also certified to teach yoga to children and teens through Global Family Yoga in Chicago. Rachael has taught yoga at North Haven Yoga on North Haven Island in Maine, Balanced Body Integrated Wellness in Chicago, and most recently at UP Collective in East Austin. In addition to teaching group classes, Rachael specializes in teaching private lessons to fit individual inquiries, yoga for kids, and yoga for theater groups. For more information please visit her website www.rachaelannfrey.com.
Growing up in Wyoming, Erica cultivated a deep appreciation for nature and introspection early on. After practicing yoga for 9 years, she completed her 200-hour teacher training through Nadi Yoga under the amazing guidance of Ben Heath and Hilly Flora. Erica is passionate about sharing the gifts of yoga with beginners and diverse groups of people and personalities. She values the incredible uniqueness of each person's body and the individuality of each student's needs. Erica's hatha flow classes emphasize mindfulness, non-judgement, joy and realization.
Susan has been teaching yoga full time for over ten years in many cities and multiple countries. She began in Bikram yoga and this practice is her foundation having given her a platform from which to grow. Through the years she's been called to learn, practice, and teach other styles and forms of yoga. This includes instructing in classes specific to breath work and meditation. She also enjoys teaching the Bishnu Ghosh series of 84 Asanas, and other classic Hatha style practices. In the Spring of 2013, she ventured off to an amazing Qoya retreat and teacher training in Costa Rica with Qoya founder, Rochelle Schieck. She's since become extremely excited and inspired by this unique movement practice. To her, Qoya has become a necessity as a way to infuse her spirit with happiness. Qoya is a guided practice for women, which includes a combination of yoga, dance, and sensual movement with the intention to do what feels good. Ahhh… This is simple, yet it is a profound way to be in your body - letting your heart guide you to do what feels good, which really is a metaphor for a healthy life.
Susan has been practicing yoga through a variety of traditions including, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Bikram, and Yin Yoga for the past 8 years. She has recently embarked on her Yoga teaching path through the 200-hr level training at Dharma Yoga. She is also a licensed therapist and loves to explore the interconnection between yoga and western understandings of psychology and mental health. Susan is the proud mother of a very smelly golden retriever who has mastered the advanced posture of Sukha Mukha - Happy Face, and is an inspiration to her daily.
Maggie is a Hatha Yoga teacher in Austin, Texas. She has practiced for over eight years and completed her teaching certification at Yoga Yoga in August of 2012. Highly influenced by the Viniyoga tradition, her teaching style focuses on integration of breath, movement and mind - tailoring the yoga to the body, not the body to the yoga. Compassion, imagination, and humor are the basic elements in her classes, which are an opportunity for students to self-discover through introspection and build resilience in a supportive creative space.