Teachers

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.


Ying  Yang

Ying Yang
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.

Grace Park

Grace Park
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 Lee Moulton

Jennifer Lee Moulton
Jennifer finished her 200 hour YTT in Rishikesh India on October 2019. This certification was a gift to her self after passing her one year post kidney transplant date. Jennifer was introduced into the world of energy, 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. She attended a life changing ki gong seminar, without any prior 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. Exploring all these paths have helped her learn a lot about herself and grow in ways she never imagined. She is forever grateful for the suffering of ill health that helped her start on this journey of the self through the self to the self. She hopes her classes can help inspire others to keep going no matter what kind of storm may exist in your life. You can expect a mix of her experiences in different energy practices among the main mindful movements of Hatha Yoga, when you take her class. Jennifer hopes in practicing together we can inspire each other to discover and experience your own potential and light, and feel a sense of community and oneness.

Jackie Ey

Jackie Ey
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.

David Daigle

David Daigle
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.

Amber Fowler

Amber Fowler
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.

John Molacek

John Molacek
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. I have completed my 200YTT with Ying Yoga on May 17th 2020.

De'Aires Cotton

De’Aires Cotton
The power we find within will always offer us peace of mind. I have found mine and hope to share that with others. My journey to yoga has been somewhat unconventional, but I fully embrace the experience that has led me to find true joy and peace. My years of playing football at The University of Texas left me with significant pain due to a back injury. After many treatments and surgeries, I was drawn to try yoga five years ago and am very glad that I did. Strength gradually returned not only in my body, but mind and soul as well. My life has been changed and I’ve made a shift to share the healing power of yoga to help others as the practice has helped me in so many positive ways. Having graduated from UT, I studied psychology and have experience as a counselor. This allowed me to better understand how meditation and body movement plays a huge role in treating anxiety, depression, lowering blood pressure and is a source for emotional healing.

As an athlete, I’ve come to know that yoga isn’t a traditional outlet in sports, but am doing my part to change that notion and share the many ways athletes can benefit from participating. Currently as a high school football, and strength and conditioning coach, I incorporate meditation into student workouts to encourage relaxation and self-reflection. This is one of the many instances where I’m able to connect and interact with people, which I love doing. Since being part of the world of yoga, I’ve learned it is for everyone, even big guys like myself. We’re all made unique, therefore I know the importance of being true to yourself and am sure to bring that to my practice. We all have a story to tell and I hope to be part of yours.

Katie Defalco

Katie Defalco
Hi my name is Katie, I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. After high school I moved to New York, NY to study musical theater at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I started doing yoga in 2013 after the birth of my first child. I had just moved from Chicago, IL to Raleigh, NC and I was looking for a new routine and way to get back in shape. I had friends that recommend I try yoga. I went into it thinking it would be a great workout with a lot of stretching, which it was, but what I hadn’t expected was the calming euphoric feeling I had at the end of class. In 2015 we moved to Austin and it wasn’t until I found Ying Yoga, and the studios amazing community of Yogi’s in the Fall of 2017, that I knew I needed to integrate yoga into my life as much as possible.

After about two and a half years of steady practice as a student I was excited to be apart of Ying Yoga’s first 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training. I’m excited to share my passion and love of yoga with you! My goal is to guide my classes in a way that allows everyone to walk out of class feeling proud of what they accomplished on their mat and feeling gratitude for their body, mind, and spirit! Namaste.

Christine Fenerty
What began as a convenient way to stay in shape has become, for me, an essential component of my well-being and personal growth. Yoga has helped me to tune in to my body and to the nuances of the world around me that allows me to approach my relationships with balance, presence and compassion.
I started yoga in Shanghai, China with teachers Ethan Li (Ashtanga), Will Lau (Jivamuti/Universal), Shiva Wang (Universal) and Patrick Creelman (Wild Lotus). My Ashtanga practice blossomed in Toyko, Japan under Kranti Vira as well as Tarik Thami and Akiko Tsugawa. After moving to Austin, Texas, I completed my 200 hour at Black Swan Yoga and my 300 hour at Wanderlust Yoga with Leah Cullis and Kate Waitzkin.  My classes are rooted in the Ashtanga tradition. I combine strength and surrender with attention to detail and empowering my students to find joy in their practice through connection of the body, breath and mind. By tapping into the intuition of your body, you can align yourself to greater possibility.

Gil A. Perez
Gil started practicing Power Yoga in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico in 2009 at the age of 37. Even though he found it quite challenging, he continued to practice, which began an extensive journey of Yoga. In 2010, Gil took his first Hatha Yoga teacher training at the Rishikesh Yoga Peeth School in India the summer of 2010 for seven weeks. After returning to Puerto Rico he started teaching around the island, including various maximum security prisons where he lead the yoga program for about two years. Teaching yoga there helped inmates reduce anxieties, the use of medications, as well as enhanced other aspects of life.
In 2012 Gil began practicing Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga under the tutelage of David Kyle (founder of Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga). Gil deepened his practice by training with David (who is an advanced student of the late Larry Schultz, creator of Rocket Yoga System). After completing his training Gil began teaching at David’s studio, Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico, in San Juan.

In 2016 he relocated to Austin, teaching in various local main studios around the city. Gil continues to lead Rocket Workshops around Texas and other states, as well as provide various other opportunities for yoga practitioners to deepen their practice.
He have 500+ hours in teacher trainings, and thousands hours of teaching since 2010, and his philosophy strongly resides that the true learning it’s in the practice itself. He works with all levels of practitioners to find their own internal compass for bringing their Yoga practice to Life.