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.
The only thing I want to tell you about myself is Nothing. 无为 Namaste
Michelle began her yoga journey over 13 years ago when she attended her first yoga class. Soon after that class, Michelle deepened her practice of healing and helping others by obtaining her Massage therapy license. In the spring of 2018, Michelle began her journey to become a certified yoga instructor. She believes that yoga is essential to the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit for people of all ages. Michelle feels that returning our connection to the breath and allowing for silence are necessary in today’s over-stressed, fast-paced world. Michelle is committed to creating opportunities for each student to slow down, relieve stress, and increase the body-mind connection. She believes yoga is for every person and everybody. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. She teaches classes that incorporate slow, mindful movements, meditation, awareness of breath, and spiritual development. Before becoming a yoga teacher, Michelle taught at Fit4Mom in Denver, Colorado, where she led moms in a supported and encouraging group fitness class. She is dedicated to helping others find balance and peace within themselves. For some of us, it is the physical body; for others, it is the emotional body; and for many, it is both. The journey of breath and movement can be one of joy. When Michelle is not practicing or teaching yoga, she enjoys massage therapy, listening to music, reading, traveling, walking in nature, and spending time with family and friends. Thank you, Michelle Bodenstadt
Rachael is a mother of two and an accounting professional who has lived in the Austin area for 20+ years. Her journey into yoga began as an effort to restore physical and emotional balance in her life after losing a parent to cancer. Along the way, she developed a love of Ashtanga in particular, which ultimately inspired her to complete a 200 hour YTT program at Ying Yoga. In teaching, Rachael hopes to help make developing a yoga practice inviting and accessible to anyone interested.
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.
I 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.
About Esther Esther Bogatova defines Yoga as The Impossible and derives her greatest inspiration from guiding her clients to what they previously thought was unimaginable. Esther is a certified IAYT Yoga Therapist with over 1,800 hours of Yoga training. Esther started her Yoga journey in the Ashtanga vinyasa tradition in the1990s. Later she switched to a more gentle, introspective personal practice that includes asana, pranayama, and meditation. She especially enjoys exploring the depths of the Yoga philosophy and integrating it into her classes. Attending Esther’s class, expect to move, breathe, digest, nourish, and open new frontiers of your inner self!
Hello! My name is Sandra Cardona and I taught my first yoga class in 2015. I enjoy teaching power yoga, vinyasa flow, yoga sculpt and yin yoga. I began practicing in 2003 to relieve a running injury. Most of my practice, training and learning has been motivated from experiencing an illness or injury. In addition to my 200 Hour Power Yoga certification, I hold certification in Mat Pilates and Barre. 2020 was quite a year for everyone. For me it was a time to reflect and pursue my comprehensive Pilates certification and 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. I get so much satisfaction from training and learning but more from passing the benefits of that knowledge to my students. I teach with an emphasis on alignment and building strength and stability so that the movements are accessible to everyone. This means wherever you’re starting from, you will feel your body become stable and strong in my class. My ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage all students to establish a dedicated practice and journey toward building strong and healthy bodies so they too can enjoy the many and unexpected benefits that come with regular practice. We start with the most essential element of yoga which is breath. If you can breathe, you can do anything.
Ashley’s first career began in 2006 as a post-rehabilitative Pilates Instructor and continues to teach today. Ashley is a native Texan who was introduced to Yoga in 2009 as recommended by her acupuncturist to help with anxiety. She became drawn to the healing elements of Yoga as it addressed calming the nervous system. In January 2016, She completed her 200 hour Yoga Yoga Hatha Teacher Certification and later completed the Yin Yoga, Prenatal, Aerial Yoga, Anatomy and other Advanced Yoga Trainings. She now has 495+ hours of training in Yoga. Ashley has a genuine curiosity for functional movement and how it relates to health and considers herself a lifetime student of learning about the mind body connection. Because of this life long interest, she hosts a weekly show titled Yoga And… Podcast that discusses the intersection of Yoga and Life with different Yoga experts. She feels strongly that yoga can help us all live our best life!
Katie DeFalco is a licensed 200 hr yoga alliance teacher that has been teaching since 2020. She specializes in combining the senses to help students to be present while deepening their practice. While Katie has seen the serious benefits yoga can bring to the body, mind, and spirit she believes yoga should be fun. By setting a safe atmosphere incorporating lighting, essential oils, and music to match each class. The goal of her classes is to allow students to get out of their minds and connect to their bodies through a moving meditation. Classes end with a complete surrender that is both relaxing yet leaves you energized.
I was born and raised in Austin, Tx, but just a few years ago we decided to put down new roots here in Cedar Park. I have a 13yr old step-daughter, 12yr old son and now an 8 month old baby boy. I have a background in fitness and personal training, but it wasn’t until my second pregnancy that I realized the true benefits of yoga. Initially I turned to prenatal yoga with the hopes of finding a more gentle form of movement during my pregnancy. I soon found out that yoga wasn’t just about flowing from one pose to the next, but more about being in the moment and creating a connection between my mind and body. Yoga taught me how to focus my thoughts and use my breath in ways that eased my mind and even helped prepare me for labor.
I fell in love with yoga and continued to practice after my baby was born. The more I practiced, the more passionate I felt about it. I want to share that passion with others and teach people the powerful benefits of having yoga in their lives.
Kenzie began practicing yoga over 10 years ago as a way to manage stress and connect with a community. She believes that not taking yourself too seriously is the best way to practice yoga, and life! In 2019 Kenzie became certified as a Yoga Instructor through Corepower Yoga and is passionate about guiding others to connect with their body through breath and movement. When she is not teaching yoga, you can find her traveling, hiking with her black lab, or cooking a recipe she found on TikTok.