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Amy Johnson

Karmany Yoga Dallas

The first time I stepped on a yoga mat was in 2001 for reasons other than getting physically fit. At the time I was working 12-15 hour days teaching high school band (along with assisting in visual design and writing work for the color guard and winter guard programs) for a successful music program in Richardson, TX. Teaching movement classes, being an avid swimmer and dancing for as long as I can remember, I always considered myself to be in shape, but when I started teaching high school in 1996 it was the stress that took its toll on my physical being. Being the Head Band Director at a 5A high school in Oklahoma without an assistant and doing everything from arranging music to writing marching drill, I developed severe stomach problems and was only 22! After spending a few years... Read the profile >>

Janie Montague

Uptown Yoga

Janie discovered the healing practice of yoga following the persistent encouragement of a dear friend to try a Baptiste Power Vinyasa class in 2000. The practice and the delivery of the message quickly found a place in her body, heart and soul. Daily practice lead to a deeper study of the art of yoga and ultimately to a calling to teach. Sharing the practice with others has enriched my life beyond measure. I experience each student as a teacher, both to themselves and to those around them. Following an independent study of the Baptiste practice under the guidance of Jessica Young, Janie embarked upon her journey as a yoga teacher. Subsequent yoga certifications include: Baptiste Assistant Training with Angela Barrese and Brian Lam and American Power Yoga teaching certification with Kurt... Read the profile >>

Josh Mahon

Crossfit Deep Ellum

Josh has played soccer his whole life, along with just about every other sport. In college, he ran the 1600 meters event. After almost losing his leg and life to severe knee surgery complications, Josh was told walking would be his daily workout, at best. He was not okay with retiring at age 18. So after six months of vigorous rehab and yoga, Josh attempted CrossFit for the first time. The next day, he was so sore that even getting out of bed was out of the question! From struggling to do the simplest movements in his first WOD to now, Josh pushes himself everyday to get just a little better. From Josh:"Crossfit has given me so much more than just health. Crossfit has truly given me my life back, and my passion is to share this gift with anyone willing to work for it." Read the profile >>

Kendall Coleman

Beyond Studios - Pilates

Kendall Coleman, a native Texan and forever Dallasite, began dancing at age two and continued to dance through high school as a Highland Park Belle. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin (hook 'em) and returning to Dallas in 2007 for law school at Southern Methodist University, Kendall discovered her passion for Vinyasa yoga and the many benefits that a practice brings to your mind, body and soul. Along with her flowin', Kendall fell immediately in love with reformer Pilates at BEYOND Studios. She quickly began working to teach Pilates at BEYOND during her last year of law school in 2011. The rest is history. In August of 2013, after working in a law firm in Dallas for one year, Kendall realized that teaching, not just taking, group fitness classes was her true... Read the profile >>

Laura Sheppard

Exhale Mind Body Spa

Laura Sheppard was enthralled with the energizing bliss of yoga after attending her first Vinyasa class in 2008. She immediately craved more and began to evolve her practice to another level by following the joyous path of her "guru" Susie Caicedo, former lululemon NorthPark yoga ambassador. Laura was not just inspired by her mentor's art and love for the practice of yoga, but she also saw her own strength, flexibility, confidence and clarity transform. She knew she needed to teach what she had discovered. After completing 200 hours of teacher training under Susie and Organic Souls, Laura began to spread her own appreciation for the mental and physical power of yoga. She now flows with you indoors at Exhale Spa in Dallas, and has recently brought yoga to the outdoors at Klyde... Read the profile >>