Bailey began practicing yoga in 2012 in her hometown of Long Beach, New York. She enjoys teaching and practicing imaginative, feel-good yoga sequences, energized by breath work and a sense of humor. Off the mat, she enjoys writing poetry, cartooning, exploring the city, and befriending dogs.
Cali hails from equal parts New Mexico and New Jersey, but credits the city of Austin, TX for sparking her passion for yoga. Cali’s goal as a teacher is to inspire others to begin or continue to grow in their own yoga journey. With intention to create a space to unwind from the everyday pressures of reality, Cali incorporates uplifting music, vigorous and empowering movements, and offers a renewing and energizing class.
When it comes to teaching, Courtney is passionate about students being able to find what works in their own bodies instead of having a “one size fits all” approach. She’s a firm believer that yoga is for EVERY BODY, no matter what age, size, or color, every single person can benefit from a yoga practice. Off the mat, you can find Court tending to her many, many plants, taking beautiful photos, testing out her latest healthy and delicious recipes, or writing on her blog: Sweet Miscellany.
Frances was drawn to yoga as a way to bring balance to her exercise routine. The more consistent her yoga practice became, however, the more it became a necessary part of her life. After completing her 200-hr yoga teacher certification, she continued her journey of self-discover by enrolling in the Lightyear Leadership program, which she graduated from in 2017. Besides working part time, getting her pre-med requirements met so she can become an amazing obgyn, and teaching inspired yoga classes at Yogaleena, she co-leads the Yogaleena School Teacher Training Program with Carolina.
Jane has a passion for helping people; it’s in her nature as a former ER nurse and now Nurse Practitioner. Through thoughtful and inspired sequences, she aims to help people get out of their heads and into their bodies. Her yoga mantra: take what works and leave the rest! You can find Jane snuggling up her new pup in her spare time.
A native Houstonian and Texas girl, Jennifer has used dance choreography, art and movement as a creative outlet from a very young age. After graduating from Texas State University and jumping into the graphic design and marketing scene in Houston for many years, Jennifer discovered that yoga brought her back to the creativity that she always loved, while helping manage the demands of her career field in a healthy and holistic way. She has been practicing yoga since 2011, and is committed to helping others heal and uncover untapped creativity within through the practice of yoga.
A lifelong (outdoor) runner, Jenna was led to yoga by the Houston heat in 2014 and quickly became addicted to the sense of balance she found in her practice. Eager to share this joy with others, she completed her 200-hr teacher training in 2016. Jenna’s focus is primarily on technique and self-reflection to help yogis build a strong, stable foundation, both mentally and physically. In her classes, Jenna aims to create a mindful, supportive environment to help students find joy and ease in their bodies, both on and off the mat.
As a self-described type A personality, Kyra found yoga as a way to calm down, reconnect, and just have a little fun. Kyra’s classes are characterized by a physically challenging practice that mixes creating a calm sense of grounding with a fun, playful attitude. She teaches powerful flow based classes that are aimed at strengthening and at the same time restoring the body. Besides teaching yoga, you can find Kyra whipping students into shape at Citizen Pilates, running, and enjoying time with her 3 boys (hubby and 2 pups!)
Nadia discovered the healing and devotional power of yoga back in 2012 when she tried a class for the very first time. Yoga ultimately helped her cope with the diagnosis of Schizophrenia in a very special family member, and continues to remind her that sometimes you get knocked down only to lift yourself up even higher and stronger. Nadia completed her 200-hr teacher training in 2015 and received her Yin Yoga certification in 2016. In her classes you will be mentally and physically challenged in a gentle way, and will experience the fun, love, laughter and joy that yoga has brought into her life.
With specialized training in vinyasa, yoga for athletes and bilingual yoga, Nicole believes that yoga is a pathway to not only physical strength, but also a way for us to become more mindful and creative beings. She loves teaching slow and creative flows along with bringing the elements of meditation, mindfulness and creativity to her classes. Currently, Nicole is pursuing her 500 hour advanced training in alignment-based vinyasa with Yogamaya in New York City. Connect with Nicole and learn about her latest yoga+art fusion event on her website, #artyogaplay.
Teresa is a life-long student of yoga with over 20 years of teaching experience. Yoga is essential to keeping balance in her busy life and she strives to impart the essentials of this learned balance to her students. Teresa weaves humor and ease into her instructions, making the practice more accessible and repeatable. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends, city life and the outdoors.