Holli has been practicing and sharing yoga for the past 5 years. Before that she was a college athlete, so she has always respected and enjoyed physical activity, but found a deeper spiritual connection with mind and body through yoga. In August of 2012 she received her 200 hour teacher certification at Dharma Yoga, where she developed skills in teaching and practicing Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Thai Massage, Yin Yoga, Basic Anatomy, Meditation and delved into the fundamental philosophies of Buddhism. In her own classes, Holli combines awareness of breath, alignment and intention to empower her students on the mat in the hopes that they carry the benefits and techniques off the mat into their everyday lives. Coming from the creative arts and creative pedagogy, she has worked and practiced yoga with diverse populations and diverse environments – from children in after school programs to men on parole. In every case, she values dialogue and composes a space of questioning, being, and seeking where both teacher and students create together.
Grant Shipman is a chiropractic coach and a lover of people. When he came upon acrobatic partner yoga (“acro”), he was immediately addicted. You can find him flying people on Congress, at various acro workshops, and acro- jamming late into the night with the Austin Acro Community. He has a strong personal practice and is still enthralled with the most basic poses like free bird and floating paschi. Acrobatic Partner Yoga draws on the traditions of yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage; finding its center in the playfulness and healing of human connection. Grant loves seeing people learn to play together, let go of pretense, heal one another, and do rad stuff together. He’s convinced that people are not broken in need of fixing but disconnected and in need of restoration with both the Creator and other humans. This is how he is finding life and rest. Acro has provided dynamic expression, experimentation and continued exploration to this pursuit of relational-connectivity.
Jessica Stevens is a certified Dharma Yoga instructor at the 200-hr level and has been practicing yoga under the instruction of her beloved teachers Camilla Figueroa and Keith Kachtick for five years. She brings to her classes great joy, gratitude and a deep commitment to surrender and self-study.