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Fundamentals Beg-Lvl 1


This class is taught by:

Susan A. Austin

Susan started her yoga practice in college, but after fulfilling that PE requirement, she stopped practicing. The seed, however, had been planted. Susan remained physically active as exercising helped relieve the stress of the practice of law, and litigation specifically. In a continuing effort to stay in shape and mitigate the inevitable signs of the relentless march of time, Susan discovered yoga again, but this time she was ready to really explore the practice.
 
 
 
Susan's analytical outlook and intellectual curiosity has helped her enjoy her practice and the teacher training at DYC. She continues to learn and better understand spiritual, mental, and physical health thru yoga. Susan has also found that, at least on the mat, the march of time is a little slower....

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 or injury.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Aug 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Aug 29 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Sep 04 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Sep 05 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Sep 11 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Sep 12 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Sep 18 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Sep 19 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Tue Sep 25 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Sep 26 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Tue Oct 02 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Oct 03 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Oct 09 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Oct 10 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Oct 16 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Oct 17 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley
  • Tue Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Susan A. Austin
  • Wed Oct 24 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Caroline Besley