At Ying Yoga studio, we celebrate life with yoga and live music. We feel that music has a profound and positive impact on our yoga practice. Music can help lift students through difficult sequences with upbeat tune or create a restorative vibe with calm harmony.
We want to keep the spirit of Austin, live music capital of the world, alive in our studio. The shared love of music and yoga creates a palpable synergy and sense of community based on love, delight and joy.
At our studio we try to cater all different types of yoga and practitioners . Therefore, we have a talented bunch of experienced teachers offering variety of classes. We aim to help people achieve what they want by making yoga fun, creative, relaxing, empowering, healing and challenging. To each his own.
I was a model for more than a decade. Fitness, glamor, and fashion have always been a part of my life but I disliked how people put label on me and judged mine every move. Yoga was my savior. It gave me peace of mind and brought about a conscious transformation in my life. The more I practiced Yoga, the more I fell in love with it. Ying Yoga, a yoga studio that helps people enjoy yoga and fitness without being judged or perfect. The highlight of Ying Yoga studio is live music with Yoga and Aerial fly yoga .our excellent faculty adds ease, humor, and delight to the classes with stories and unique personalities. My vision for Ying Yoga is to create a community about love, yoga and music.
After realizing her passion for Yoga, Grace jumped on a plane to India to go straight to the heart and soul of where yoga originated to begin training with the Yoga Gurus. Since receiving her instructor certification through Yoga Alliance, Grace relocated to Seoul, Korea where she not only continued gaining mastery of yoga instruction, but also pursued her newfound passion of aerial yoga by founding her own aerial yoga class. Further combined with Grace’s experiences teaching different styles of yoga such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Gentle, Ashtanga, and kids aerial yoga, Grace has developed a practice that provides exceptional yoga instruction to individuals of all levels and backgrounds. Although each aspiring yoga student will receive personalized instruction during group class sessions, Grace also loves accommodating yoga instruction for targeted feedback and improvement through one-one-one sessions. Now, as a newlywed, Grace finds herself ready to share her love and passion for yoga with the Greater Austin community.
Jennifer recently finished her 200 hour YTT in Rishikesh India. This certification was a gift to her self after passing the one year post kidney transplant date. Jennifer was introduced into the world of energy, qi, or chi when she followed her intuition one day that said find another way to better manage the chronic disease she was living with, that eventually caused her kidneys to fail. So she attended a life changing ki gong seminar, solo, without any experience or knowledge about energy. This lead her to continue to study, practice, and/or try many different energy practices from ki gong, to reiki, to tai chi, to acupuncture, sound healing, marma therapy, and of course yoga. All have helped her manage her condition, but eventually Lupus got the best of her kidneys and she underwent dialysis and then received a new kidney from her loving father. This was a big storm in her life that also gave her big opportunities to learn and grow. She is forever grateful for this suffering that helped her start on this journey of the self through the self to the self. She hopes her Lemonade Yoga classes can help inspire others to keep going no matter what kind of storm exists in your life. In her class you can expect a mix of her experiences in different energy practices among the main mindful movements of Hatha Yoga. She hopes you will come to class to discover and experience your own potential and light, and feel a sense of community as we practice some yoga together.
Lizbeth moved from Mexico City to Austin a few years ago and that is when yoga found her. After a year of practicing yoga, she dove deeper into her personal practice and all her steps guided her to complete Yoga Teachers Training four years ago.For her, Yoga has opened the portals of self-exploration, self-knowledge, acceptance, and transformation in many different levels. It has not only taught her asana (yoga poses), but also taught her to pause, observe, listen and feel among many other things. She feels that life has given her an opportunity to share her experiences with others as a yoga teacher.
Hello! My name is John, and my journey into Yoga began eight years ago. It has been a constant transformation. I started with daily Vinyasa Flow classes in the Baptiste style, in a heated studio. Immediately I noticed a sense of ease and fluidity about myself that was not there before. After one year of daily practice, I began teaching classes at a studio near my home. A few months later I began my first teacher training. It was a six month 200 hour course with Stacy Dockins at The Yoga Project in Arlington. During those months I practiced every day, constantly sparking the flame of inspiration. When that training was finished, I knew I had to continue learning, and wanted to know more about the philosophy and spirituality behind Yoga. Among many other books, I read Osho’s Science of the Mind and Stephen Cope’s Yoga And The Quest For The True Self. I began to learn the Yoga Sutras and Sanskrit. I took a second 200 hour course in Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness under Gyandev McCord, co-founder of The Yoga Alliance at the Expanding Light Ashram in northern California. I learned about the chakras, Yogic diet and lifestyle, astronomy, mantra chanting and Sadhana, and enriched my life greatly.I love sharing this great practice of Yoga and look forward to seeing you on your mat soon. Namaste!
Jackie Ey began her yoga practice in 2001 while attending Texas Tech University as a collegiate golfer to help strengthen her body and increase her flexibility. Later on, she worked as a personal trainer specializing in corrective/functional exercise realizing how much yoga truly benefits all movement patterns. In early 2013, she completed Jonny Kest’s LifePower RYT 200-hour certification and smoothly transitioned herself into the teaching community. She is currently working on her RYT 500 and hopeful to get an additional degree in nursing.On the mat, she brings her passion for mind-body awareness, guiding students to discover themselves in a new light, encouraging them that anything can be done with practice and patience. Knowing the importance of proper engagement, she focuses her attention on a strong foundation and core but keeps her practice light and fun.
Maggie is a fun and creative teacher who strives to make her classes accessible and challenging to anyone who walks in the doors. In her classes you’ll find eclectic playlists, hugs,tears and laughter.
Gideon is a certified yoga teacher through the Breathe for Change organization. His training focused on bringing the transformative power of yoga to communities and educators. He believes that yoga can be a vehicle for social justice as well as personal growth.
Am a spiritual, electrical, unlimited being and a seeker of truth. I love yoga and I love connecting. Teaching yoga is a way to have both. Some one once told me the path to enlightenment is through breath and posture. This resonates with me. Yoga has so many opportunities to breath deep and sit up straight. Outside of yoga I work for Travis County as a Firefighter/EMT. It is an honor to serve my community. Yoga and Firefighting do not feel like work. They are something I love.
My name is Amber and I thankfully found yoga a little over 10 years ago. I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Black Swan Yoga 6 years ago. When I first began to practice yoga, I only did it for the physical aspect. I was in one or two car accidents growing up that really messed my head and back up. I developed minor scoliosis, my back was in an S shape, I had 3 or 4 vertebrae that stuck out in the middle of my back to the point where I couldn’t lie comfortably on my back, I had constant car sickness and headaches, I had insomnia, I developed a short term memory problem, and consequently depression. I tried going to chiropractors and specials for years to help, but they would only temporarily relieve the pain. After one full year of constantly practicing yoga, my spine was COMPLETELY straight, I had no abnormal pains, no headaches, I could sleep, and best of all I WAS HAPPY AGAIN. By this point, I knew there was a much deeper meaning to yoga than just the physical. I began to have a real connection with the world, myself, and reconnected with God through yoga/mediation. Since then I’ve studied Reiki (level 1) as well as practice massage techniques during yoga to deepen the intensity (depending if you want more spiritual or physical). I know my purpose on this earth is to be a healer and to help others. I am not here for myself. I am merely an empty vessel that He so graciously fills me up SO full that I can’t help but spill onto others. Yoga and meditation can change your life if you let it and I am so honored to be apart of your journey. I love how powerful and moving music can be and I enjoy using that as a tool to spark something on the inside, maybe open something up. I haven’t studied chakras too thoroughly but I have experienced mine opening up and others. It is a very intense and amazing emotional release. And It is totally OKAY (actually encouraged) to cry in my class, I WILL cry with you. I became empathic after I had my baby 4 years ago. It’s a beautiful gift that helps guide me to those in need. So please, if you do not want to be touched/adjusted during class let me know beforehand.
Amber’s fascination with yoga began in 1999. Having been a competitive figure skater for 15 years and getting injured it was time to move on to the next chapter. Not knowing exactly how, she quickly found a yoga book and taught herself the sun salutation. Every morning this was her practice and she quickly felt relief not only in her physical body but emotionally as well. From then on yoga has always played a part in Amber’s spiritual journey and it became evident in 2016 that was time to go deeper into her practice. Amber completed her RYT 200 certification at LifePower Yoga under the direction of Jonny Kest. For Amber Yoga is LIFE! And feels honored to be able to share this journey with others.
Thad’s first adventure into Yoga was in 2007 while attending Central Michigan University. Seeking to improve his mental and physical health Thad was drawn to Yoga & found himself returning again & again. Yoga provided much more than Thad ever expected & he discovered a profound connection with his Spirit through Yoga. Thad completed his first 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Yoga Shala in Prescott, AZ in 2011. Thad would later own & manage the Studio for several years. He would study and experience many styles of Yoga with renowned teachers and artists of all kinds in the coming years. After loss and heartbreak and eventually becoming disenchanted with the business of yoga, Thad set out to India in search of something more. Through many trials & tribulations India embraced Thad and taught him much. He would return to India again in 2017 as a guide for Naropa University Students. He is quite sure there are more India expeditions to come. There have been (and continue to be) many people who have influenced & inspired Thad’s Yoga practice over the years. Right now, Thad is focusing on connecting with the Guru within each of us and present in all moments, remaining forever a Student to the Ultimate. Combining elements of Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Ayurveda & Energetic Healing Thad’s classes are rooted in Spirit and invoke a sense of Peace, Healing and Empowering students to live their own true Yoga & their own unique best life. OM
I have been teaching macroeconomics for 23 years. Married for 23 years. I enjoy cooking, golf and traveling. I have been practicing yoga for 18 months and it has given me a great balance in life. I continue to strive for improvements in how I do my job, how I grow my personal relationships and how to challenge myself. Yoga has improved my physical and mental well being.
Laurie is a passionate music-lover, yogi, counselor, educator, mother, and student. She started singing as a very young child in church and in her 40s learned guitar as a way to accompany her singing. Yoga entered her life about 13 years ago and she is looking forward to completing her 200-hour yoga teacher certification this summer. Her music and yoga practice provide her with a portal to peace and she loves sharing that connection with others. Laurie also works full-time as a middle school counselor and tries to keep pace with her two teenage daughters and two dogs. Her favorite yoga pose is pigeon!
Pan has been passionate about music since he was 12 years old. His first love was Rock ‘n’ Roll music. At the age of 15, he started learning how to play guitar and since then there was no looking back. For almost 20 years now, guitar has been his constant companion; Its been with him in his good and bad times.Pan loves playing live music when students practice yoga as he is able to just jam with the student’s breathing rhythms.