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Fundamentals Beg-Level 1


This class is taught by:

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.

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

Dallas Yoga Center's Beg - Level 1 classes gives students newer to yoga the opportunity to return to the fundamentals of yoga in a fun, non-competitive environment. These classes introduce breathing techniques, emphasize proper alignment, and are designed to give you a firm foundation on which your practice can flourish. Perfect for students who have never practiced yoga before, and those who are returning to yoga after a break.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 19 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Mon Aug 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Fri Aug 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Caroline Besley
  • Sat Aug 25 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Sun Aug 26 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Mon Aug 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Fri Aug 31 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Caroline Besley
  • Sat Sep 01 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Sun Sep 02 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Mon Sep 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Fri Sep 07 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Caroline Besley
  • Sat Sep 08 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Sun Sep 09 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Mon Sep 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Fri Sep 14 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Cheryl King
  • Sat Sep 15 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Sep 16 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Mon Sep 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Fri Sep 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Cheryl King
  • Sat Sep 22 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm with Caroline Besley