Meet our Yoga Instructors
Stacy is from Tyler, Texas. She is currently teaching at Windhorse Yoga Studio as well as Oh My Goat!
"About 16 years ago I was experiencing some stress from being a new mom, and I was looking for a way to reduce that stress. My mother practiced yoga years ago, and she suggested that I give it a try. I didn’t know anything about yoga or what to expect, but I decided to take my mother’s suggestion.
My first yoga class was a Power Vinyasa class, and to my surprise it was a lot more physical than I had expected. At first I kept coming back because it was a challenge, and I felt great afterwards. I was also learning how to manage stress through breath and focus.
The more I practiced, the more I learned, and I knew then that I wanted to share yoga with others. I decided to go to teacher training, and in 2003 I received my 200 hour Power Yoga certification, and I have been teaching every since. Through the years yoga has taught me to always keep striving, and to be the best version of myself.
I believe there is a connection between the mind and body. A strong body equals a strong mind, which also builds confidence. There is never judgement or competition on the yoga mat. It’s a space to practice self care and love through movement, breath and stillness. As a teacher I practice this on my mat and implement this in my teaching.
Sixteen years ago when I walked into my first yoga class, I had no idea I was going to find something that would change my life. It has taught me to be a calmer, more confident, happier person. My passion is to keep learning, and to share what yoga has done for me with as many people as I can."
Julie has been practicing yoga for 19 years. She currently lives in Palestine, Texas. She received her 200- and 500-hour training in Scaravelli yoga and has been teaching for 13 years. She practices yoga as a moving meditation, where mind and body connect through the breath. Yoga meets everyone on their mat where they are and benefits all the systems of the body. Julie enjoys sharing these benefits of yoga to all ages and abilities. She graduated from Texas A&M, majoring in English and history. She also has master’s degrees from UNT and OU in English and international relations. Julie and her husband, Dale, have four children and love exploring life’s adventures with them.
Tanya is from Tyler, Texas. She is currently teaching at The Yoga Spot as well.