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Vinyasa Mixed Levels


This class is taught by:

Stefanie Tovar

Stefanie began yoga as a touring performing artist in 2004 for health benefits as a Baptiste Power Yogini, but soon realized the many other benefits of practicing yoga. She especially realized how yoga helped her find solace, stability, and peace no matter where her suitcases took her. She began her journey as an instructor in 2007 and received her 200hr Yoga Certification.
 
Stefanie loves vinyasa yoga, the yogic art of weaving breath with movement to help inspire the spirit, open the heart, and connect with the power and wisdom in the body. She enjoys receiving requests to creatively meet the needs of her practitioners and loves to offer a practice that is holistic, heart felt and safe. Stefanie enjoys teaching various styles of yoga; and honors her teacher Sean Johnson, and the practice of Bhakti Yoga in every class with Harmonium Sounds and Voice. Stef looks forward to sharing in mindful movement and sound with you.

Lilah Spies

Yogini and Aerialist, Lilah Spies is a YogaWorks™ certified instructor, Yoga Therapy Rx™ certified, Power Pilates™ certified, a former principal dancer with Westside Contemporary Ballet and freelance soloist.
 
Her strong belief in the therapeutic power of the yogic arts, the means by which she has found deep healing innervation, trust and inner strength, inspires a playful spirit as she guides her classes in exploring and developing their practice. She customizes every experience based on each student’s needs to ensure personal growth, mind/body transformation and healing and conscious living off the mat.Lilah's students enjoy her detailed alignment cues along with variations that make postures more accessible, her meditations and the language she uses to assist students in guiding breath in their bodies.
 
“The breadth of my practice has given me endless gifts, from healing roots and balancing my prakriti to stilling my thoughts and finding true presence in waking hours. I am forever in deep gratitude for all that yoga continues to bestow in my life!”
 
Lilah has an infectious laugh, a healthy dose of nurturing motivation and a gift of soul-plated willpower to share and empower minds toward a raise in consciousness, discipline and uplifting humanity.

Lauren Margolies

Lauren began practicing yoga in 2003 as a way to increase flexibility, but it quickly became apparent there was much more to be found. After years of trying many different styles in several studios, she found her deepest connection with a sound-vibration based power practice. This approach connected her to the amazing gift of meditation through asana, which led her to explore other meditation forms & various workshops.

After having two children, as a working mom, the importance of her yoga practice became paramount in helping create harmony in daily life. Through teacher training at the Dallas Yoga Center, Lauren discovered new ways to connect with sound meditation and restorative yoga, which once again shifted her entire perspective and practice. A profound interest in holistic wellness has led her to study Ayurveda, pranayama, aromatherapy & more. Lauren's goal as a teacher is to compassionately guide others to find more balance and peace through yoga and meditation. She hopes everyone can experience deep connection to oneself and pure bliss through any style of practice, yin to yang, and take what they learn with them off the mats.

Caroline Besley

Caroline has been practicing yoga since 1998 and dancing since birth. She has an innate curiosity about the world, and loves how yoga teaches her something new every single day. She encourages her students to question, learn, and discover new things about their bodies, their minds, and the world around them.

 

Her teaching style and practice are influenced by the many exceptional teachers she has had the opportunity to study with, including Marylou McNamara, Margaret Townsend, and Mary Pappas-Sandonas. She earned her 200 hr RYT from the Dallas Yoga Center.

Caroline also draws from her dance background, bringing joy and freedom of movement into her teaching.

Mike Mauren

Mike began his yoga studies in 2001 as an Iyengar student as a means to better manage the stresses of corporate life. In 2002, Mike focused his practice on the various vinyasa yoga traditions of Ashtanga and Vinyasa.

 

With mindfulness of alignment, breath, and drishti, Mike has pursued the meditative benefits of the vinyasa flow. Mike has attended numerous workshops that include the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, and Vinyasa flow traditions. In 2004, Mike completed his Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Teacher training with Shiva Rea and Manju Jois and subsequently began teaching at Dallas Yoga Center. Mike likes to encourage students to have fun with their practice and develop mindfulness and enjoy the meditative benefits practice offers.

Concetta Troskie

Concetta Troskie began her journey with movement while choreographing with her friends on the playground in kindergarten. She knew from an early age that her greatest joy comes from moving and from celebrating the wisdom of the body. She continued this passion while dancing in professional companies in New York City and in Barcelona, Spain throughout her twenties. It wasn’t long before she wanted to learn more about the profound connection that she experienced between movement and overall well-being.
 
Concetta began studying and practicing yoga and mindfulness in New York City in 1999 and completed her teacher training in the Sivananda lineage in 2001. She is a Dance/Movement Therapist, Drama Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Instructor and Licensed Professional Counselor.
 
Concetta has traveled the world working with and studying with master teachers Thich Nhat Hanh, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sivah Rea, Erich Schiffmann and Richard Freeman among others. Concetta has also facilitated meditation and mindfulness workshops internationally. Her classes draw from various yoga lineages and somatic modalities, integrating gentle vinyasa flow, mindful movement and meditation to invite compassionate self-inquiry and spacious relationship with self.

Erin Egan

Erin began practicing yoga 15 years ago as part of her recovery from a back surgery. Over the years, yoga has been a steady constant and a journey of self-discovery. In 2018, she finally decided it was time to deepen her yoga practice and spread her passion for health and wellness to others. Erin completed her 200-hour teacher training at the DYC in July 2018, and is excited to share her knowledge and experience with members of the Dallas community.
 
She strongly believes the mind body connection is a valuable tool for self-awareness and self care. Erin is interested in creating and exploring a practice that embodies mindfulness, natural alignment, and functional movement, while prioritizing safety and the unique needs of each individual. Erin seeks to find a sustainable practice for all, and hopes to bring each of her students more awareness to the powerful connection between their bodies and minds.

Cheryl King

Cheryl King began practicing yoga and meditation while studying World Religions in college. Upon graduation she traveled to Thailand seeking cultural immersion in the epicenter of Theravada Buddhism. Self-exploration took a backseat to career and family over the next two decades, but a health crisis brought her to a state of utter depletion by age 43. One Friday night in 2007, desperate for help, she tried Chris Green’s Restorative yoga class at DYC seeking relief, and she found it. The Dallas Yoga Center provided the solace and support, the hope and strength to sustain her through this next phase of her life’s journey.
 

In time, yoga and meditation infused all aspects of her life, and eventually led to a career change—after twenty years of teaching British Literature, she retired from academia and currently teaches yoga and meditation full time.

 

Cheryl brings an interdisciplinary approach to her students, combining mindfulness and movement to restore body / mind unity, invite self-discovery, and deepen self-compassion.

 

Drawing inspiration from mentors as diverse as Julliard dance instructor Irene Dowd and MBSR pioneer Jon Kabat Zinn, Cheryl’s approach includes utilizing breath, imagination, and curiosity to encourage a moment-to-moment experience of connection to self and others. Through anatomical alignment and mindful movement, her yoga and meditation practice promotes a radiantly healthy body-mind-spirit.

 

MBSR training, UMASS, Boston, MA, 2017


Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2016/2017


RYT 200, Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas, TX, 2015/16


BA, MA Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1990/2000

Sinclaire Dickinson

Sinclaire started her relationship with yoga because of its power to calm a fidgety mind, create balance and make space for reflection. She practices both to keep in motion and to slow down.
 
After graduating from TCU, Sinclaire joined the desk job labor force to see first hand the epidemic of the sedentary lifestyle. This inspired her to ramp up her own movement practice and to pursue stirring it in others. She strives to help bring movement to the stagnant, stillness to the overactive and balance to all.
 
Sinclaire is a born and raised Texan but her only giveaway is her horse Pioneer, with whom she spends a lot of her off-the-mat recreation hours with. Like the mat, the saddle is a great place to get in touch with movement and let go of the noise.
Experience a dynamic flow of yoga postures in which movement is sequenced with the breath. This practice moves at a more moderate pace to build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration. Sequencing is often built around sun salutations.  All levels welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stefanie Tovar
  • Mon Oct 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Lilah Spies
  • Tue Oct 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lauren Margolies
  • Tue Oct 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lilah Spies
  • Wed Oct 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lilah Spies
  • Wed Oct 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Lilah Spies
  • Thu Oct 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lauren Margolies
  • Thu Oct 25 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Fri Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Fri Oct 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Sun Oct 28 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Mike Mauren
  • Mon Oct 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stefanie Tovar
  • Mon Oct 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Concetta Troskie
  • Tue Oct 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lauren Margolies
  • Tue Oct 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Erin Egan
  • Wed Oct 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Wed Oct 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Sinclaire Dickinson