6th and Lamar

Amelia Raun

CorePower Yoga, Wanderlust

In 2009 Amelia underwent spinal fusion surgery, it was after this that she felt the draw to yoga. Fearing physical limitations, she pursued private yoga lessons and fell madly in love with the practice. In 2012 she graduated teacher training with Gioconda Parker of Austin, TX and received her 200 hour certification with Yoga Alliance. In 2013 Amelia received her second 200 hour certification through CorePower Yoga in Power Vinyasa. She loves teaching yoga, being able to share and witness the wonders of possibility with others elates her heart and soul. Amelia's background in physical therapy combined with her training in powerful vinyasa flow create a class that will be both sweaty and fluid. She loves to infuse each class with music, soul, and lightness of heart. Her desire is that each... Read the profile >>

Ari Witkin

Dane's Body Shop and Lifetime Fitness

Ari Witkin is the Community Affairs Director for Conley Sports and The LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon where he serves as the primary liaison with neighborhood, religious, business, civic, non-profit, educational, and governmental groups to facilitate and expand community engagement. He is also the Managing Director of 26 Miles for 26 Charities, the philanthropic organization of the marathon that brings together 26 different Austin area non-profits. Having served as an Analyst for the Texas House of Representatives and Senior Associate at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, Ari brings a wealth of public affairs experience to Conley Sports. Additionally, Ari is an experienced yoga teacher, leading vinyasa style classes at Lifetime Fitness and Dane's Body Shop. In... Read the profile >>


Castle Hill Fitness, Dharma Yoga, & Bodhi Yoga

Gioconda began practicing in the Hatha Yoga tradition with Murti of Healing Yoga in Austin, Texas in 1996. Murti began his training with Billy Porter (Urban Yoga), Peggy Kelley and Devon Deitrich (Iyengar Training), and now trains with Rodney Yee, who has the biggest influence on his teaching. In 1997, after her first year of practice, she entered a three-year teacher training and apprenticeship with Murti. During this time she also studied and practiced Pattabhi Jois’s ashtanga yoga, and attended workshops and seminars with Rodney Yee, Angela Farmer, Anna Forrest, John Friend, T.K.V. Desikachar, David Life and Shiva Rea. In 2002, she began studying regularly with Mary Keator. Mary and Murti have both gone on to share yoga with other communities, and since then Gioconda has... Read the profile >>

Gustavo Padron

Practice Yoga Austin, Stronghorn Fitness, CrossFit South Lamar

Gustavo is Yoga teacher living in Austin, Texas with a desire to inspire and uplift people through high-spirited classes. He is an avid runner, a Crossfit and nutrition enthusiast, and a true anatomy junkie. His passion for wellness and fitness led him to the discovery of Yoga. He incorporates the ancient teachings of Yoga and his own life experiences into vigorous and empowering flow classes. His philosophy revolves around developing a strong core- "if you develop a strong core or center of being, there will be nothing that can bend/ break you out of shape." His classes are challenging, yet accessible- they will leave you feeling accomplished, reenergized and a little sweaty! Catch him around Austin, online or check his traveling schedule! Read the profile >>

Jake Saenz

Atomic Athlete

Jake Saenz is a former Army Special Operations Soldier with multiple combat and non-combat deployments overseas. After returning to the United States he got his Bachelor's degree from Texas State University in Business. He started Atomic Athlete, a partner gym of Military Athlete, in the summer of 2009. His gym is a performance-based strength and conditioning program out of Austin, Texas that provides elite level programming and coaching for athletes of all disciplines. At Atomic Athlete they use Fluid Periodization to train all attributes in a cyclic fashion. A huge emphasis is given to core strength, durability, and mental toughness - all extremely transferable to competitive and recreational athletes. Jake has coached athletes of all levels from UFC fighters, Force Recon Marines,... Read the profile >>

Jess Martin

Stronghorn Fitness

Jess Martin, Owner and CEO of Stronghorn LLC, is an avid fitness and nutrition enthusiast with two decades of training and knowledge in the industry. He competes in fitness challenges and races, and designs them for organizations looking to push and challenge their athletes. Jess manipulates his own diet and fitness routines as a personal challenge, but also to discover what works and what doesn’t in delivering effective and efficient Health and Wellness Programs. Jess was a Software Sales Director for many years, but spent each day most looking forward to doing personal research on fitness/nutrition and heading to the gym after work. He decided to follow that passion and start a fitness company. As Jess experimented with group fitness he discovered missing elements but also knew those... Read the profile >>

Leeah Taylor

BFree Yoga

Leeah's sole intention in her teaching is to reach out and empower others to step into their highest truth by cultivating and nurturing the relationship with the self through movement and meditation. As a dancer for most of her life, the movement and flow of the body is initially what lured Leeah to her first vinyasa class. However, she quickly discovered the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga by learning that in healing and working on ourselves we are able to serve and help others at a greater capacity with love and compassion. Perhaps the most influential awakening for Leeah happened in the Off the Mat Into the World training with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling. It was there that Leeah's passion for Seva grew. After the training, Leeah spearheaded the... Read the profile >>