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Jonathan Pylant

Jonathan Pylant is a Divisional Vice President and Head Trainer for Camp Gladiator, the fastest growing adult outdoor fitness program in the nation! Jonathan has always had a passion for fitness and helping others achieve their fitness goals, but he has not always been involved with fitness as his profession. Jonathan grew up in Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Civil Engineering. For the next decade he worked as a Civil Engineer in both Arkansas and Texas, and received his Professional Engineer License in 2008. Not even a year later, in June of 2009, Jonathan got involved with 3 trainers, (one he would eventually marry), that had started a small adult outdoor fitness camp that began in September of 2008 that very quickly turned into a movement. That... Read the profile >>

Julie Wright

My yoga journey began in 1999 when I took my first yoga class. As a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, I was always looking to improve my physical condition - yes, that is why I took my first yoga class. Little did I know how the practice would change my life completely. I was very pleased with the physical benefits from yoga but more importantly my heart opened and Spirit deep inside of me began to shine and I wanted to share this amazing love! After two years of dedicated practice I began teaching yoga. My personal practice was deepening as I began taking workshops with yoga masters such as Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste and Beryl Bender Birch just to name a few. I have learned so much from these amazing masters and enjoy sharing with my students as I... Read the profile >>

Maria Carroll

Uptown Yoga

Maria Carroll is a teacher and 200 hour teacher trainer at Uptown Yoga Dallas. She's been practicing yoga for half of her life (12 years!) and loves being able to share her passion for the healing art that is yoga. Maria teaches all different types of classes at the studios: core, vinyasa, beginner and advanced, because she has had the opportunity to study so many different styles over the years. Her most influential teachers have been Seane Corn, Kurt Vonnegut and Darren Rhodes. Read the profile >>

Marin Van Vleck

Bar Method Plano

Marin Van Vleck is the owner/master instructor of The Bar Method studio in Plano, TX. Marin relocated to Texas after several years in Los Angeles, CA eager to open her studio amidst southern hospitality. Her love of movement began early on with years of ballet and jazz classes and later she found a deep appreciation for the intensity and dedication of a fitness regimen as a competitive swimmer. Always seeking an active lifestyle, Marin began taking Bar Method classes in Los Angeles and quickly fell in love with it. She became an instructor in 2008 following training and certification by Bar Method’s founder, Burr Leonard. Marin was quickly embraced by the Bar Method family: In 2009 she was selected to represent The Bar Method in an editorial in US Weekly; in 2010 she performed in... Read the profile >>

Sarah Shiplett

I’m in love, with life, with love, with how I choose to live with joy. My yoga journey began where it originated… I had the beautiful opportunity to practice and learn about yoga in India as the sun rose, the monsoon winds swirling in through the windows, no mirrors, our teacher chanting Sanskrit in the air. It was a gift that carried over as I landed back in the states. Each time I would leave a yoga class, I’d feel alive–more alive than I ever had before. A complete love of everything…joy in all that surrounded me. For me, it was definitely a calling to pursue teaching. In 2012, I completed my 200 HR yoga teacher training at Gaia Flow Yoga. I was on a mission to inspire yogis, as I had been inspired by my greatest teachers through breath, movement and mindfulness. To teach... Read the profile >>