Meet our Teachers:
dominique campa, ryt500
With a passion for both yoga and fine hospitality, Dominique enjoys integrating the two to serve her students by safely guiding them to their full potential and creating a comfortable, yet elevated experience for them. In her classes, she focuses on the quality of breath, grounding and mindfulness as she has discovered tremendous growth from each practice. She also hopes to plant seeds of encouragement, acceptance, peace and gratitude for her students to take away as they ground and evolve in each moment on and off the mat.
Her journey on the mat began physical, but over the past 10 years with a dedicated mindful yoga practice, she noticed that her energy flowed more and felt the layers of limitation peel away. This has rooted her in gratitude, her truth and has empowered her to live an intentional life with surrender and trust. After navigating through many obstacles, she believes that utilizing these tools are vital to living a life of peace and hopes to share them in a simple way. Although Dominique has evolved greatly, she enjoys and understands the importance of remaining a student first.
Her 200-RYT program at Infinity Yoga in Atlanta, GA with Becky Nickerson was earned in Spring 2016. Then in fall of 2019, she earned her 300-RYT at Samatva Yogalaya in Rishikesh, India with Krishna Sikhwal.
Vernette Ayers, RYT200
V is passionate about health and healing with love and compassion. Guiding and nurturing others through yoga builds upon that as she loves to help her students discover their inner and outer strength at all levels. In V's classes students learn to develop a practice that best fits them and they are challenged to explore their own hidden ability and potential. V has multiple certifications in yoga with her classes ranging from Beginner Workshops to Mixed-Level Vinyasa to Ashtanga Led Primary. She believes that continuous development as a dedicated and humble student only strengthens us as teachers and she will continue to explore the many paths in yoga of strength, health and healing in order to share it with others.
abby johnson, RYT200
"My life path led me to discover yoga 13 years ago in an endeavor to find balance and the coping skills necessary to deal with life's multitude of stresses. I became inspired to pass on the wonderful tools that I have learned of breath, movement, and mediation to others by completing a 200 hour teacher certification course in 2014, which gave me an empowering foundation of the Vinyasa & Ashtanga styles of yoga practice. I went on to train for an additional 200 hr RYT certification with the Esther Vexler Yoga School to further my knowledge of anatomy, alignment, yoga philosophy, and to invest in my passion of creating community thru yoga. This has dramatically changed my life both on and off the mat!
I love teaching to all levels of students who are wanting to pursue the benefits of strength, flexibility and stress relief while cultivating self-awareness and loving-kindness in all of their efforts. Creating an environment which is filled with positive and balanced energy is key for myself and my students personal transformation. It is my passion in life to help and teach others to enjoy yoga as much as I have!"
Adyn Pipoly, RYT200
"Not to sound entirely cliché, but yoga changed my life. I first found the practice in 2007 in search of an activity to maintain my post-high school cheerleading physique. Little did I know, the abundant pool of love and support I was dipping my seventeen-year-old toes into would materialize into playing such a massive role in my life. After years of varying degrees of consistent yoga practice, I embarked on my YTT journey in the winter of 2015, after losing both my grandfather and father to cancer just days apart. Heartbroken, lost and angry to say the least, yoga was (and is) a place of non judgement that I could lean into. My practice was like sacrament, my mat a proverbial sponge that would soak and devour my heartache- however it was showing up that day. My intention as teacher is to always remain a student. My hope is that I create a safe space for anyone in my class to move through what they need to, on whatever sliding scale. To heal, to let go, to start over again. Feeling is healing the issues in the tissues!"
stacie orsagh, ryt200
Stacie Orsagh is a native of San Antonio, Texas and loves LOVE! Her mission in life is to encourage, defend and re-awaken LOVE, in herself and others. She does this by teaching self care through yoga and essential oils. Her daily affirmation is "self love is not selfish" and has set out to create a movement, a Self Love Club, so to speak.
Stacie has been teaching yoga since 2015 and practicing for more than 12 years. She dedicates her time to cultivating a "Back to Basic" wellness approach through her yoga classes. Moving simply, breathing deeply and inviting stillness is a reoccurring theme in her classes. She wants her students to pause and feel the power that lives within. When not teaching, she dedicates her time to her own self care by getting out in nature, running, reading, writing, volunteering as the president for the Esther Vexler Yoga School and spending time with her family. Although her children are her pride and joy, her favorite pastime is just BEING with her husband of 20 years (who she still calls her boyfriend...heehee). Her favorite quote is one she tries to live by everyday: "Delight the world with kindness, grace and compassion. "
Chasity morris, ryt200
Chasity's positive energy is contagious! She is enthusiastic and very passionate about having a personal practice which is why she teaches, to share it! She began practicing yoga in 2002 and began teaching in 2009. Chasity originally received yoga teacher training the old fashioned way by having a mentor guiding and leading her. In June of 2016, Chasity received her official 200HR certification from Sri Dharma Mittra Yoga Teacher Training in New York City. Then she did a second 200HR training with VETOGA in November 2016, as she is committed within her community to lead in San Antonio, bringing yoga to military and veterans. When she is not teaching yoga or practicing, she is serving our country being active duty and a full time mom. Chasity deeply believes yoga is for everyone and every kind body and wishes to share yoga with as many people as possible, whether teaching or laying her mat down beside someone to be a part of the class' energy. She remains a forever student and finds inspiration all around.
Her style of classes depend on the present, collective energy. She believes there are times to find the edge and times to slow down, listen and feel. Chasity intends to focus each person's breath while getting lost in their body, staying mentally present, being challenged, while observing kindness and compassion to one's self. She encourages each student to stay curious about the sensations and observations as this will create the biggest path to self-discovery, while encouraging everyone to stay authentic to themselves in the practice, incorporating ahimsa in all areas of their life. Chasity wants to remind people of the power they possess over their own mind/reality and help them create more of a positive vibration, which in turn is contagious to others, and eventually making an impact on other humans around.
stephanie cavazos, ryt200
Stephanie complete her RYT200 training and received the title of Yoga Siromani, minister of yoga from the Vastu School of Yoga in October 2012. She is grateful to her amazing teachers Lal, Lorrie and Geeta for their love and selflessness in sharing their knowledge of Yoga. Stephanie teaches a traditional, classical style of yoga based on the teachers of Swami Sivananda. She enjoys serving others and wants nothing more than to share the practice and continue to learn and help others.
"Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way" ~ Vishnudevanada Sarawati
ashley ludwick RYT200
Ashley believes practicing yoga is an organic state that is always expanding and evolving in the practitioner. She enjoys teaching in the style of Hatha for the freedom it lends to revealing the authentic self. In the years since her first class,she has nurtured a relationship with yoga that has given back more than she could have dreamed possible: physically, emotionally and spiritually. She became an instructor to share exactly that. Ashley likes to sequence her classes in such a way that ensures each muscle group is addressed and the spirit is nourished. She focuses on breathing in tandem with moving, creating a place of quiet in the body to relieve tension, and focus to relax the mind . As a person becomes more open and aware on the mat, she/he will inevitably carry it off the mat to share with others.
CARLOS GOMEz lascurain
"My passion is to remind people that they are primarily in charge of their health and well being. Take a deep breath, move and think positive thoughts. Its that simple, but its not easy. Yoga is a great way to cultivate self awareness, the first step to optimal health. With 9+ years experience teaching yoga, and having learned from some of the best yoga teachers in the world, I will create a class tailored to the students in front of me. Everyone can practice yoga and I have taught it to a huge aray of students from NBA/NFL Athletes and Cirque du Soleil performers, to people living with chronic pain, disabled seniors and children. Let me help you feel better than ever with yoga!"
heather love, ryt200
I first discovered yoga over 20 years ago while beginning my university studies in Colorado. It was love at first practice, and the seed had been planted when my professor suggested that I was a prime candidate for being a yoga instructor myself. I continued to practice until traveling to Nosara, Costa Rica to earn my teaching certificate in January of 2011. I have been teaching as a certified yoga instructor ever since, but I will always be a student as my knowledge continues to expand. My goal in my teaching experience is to provide an invitation to my students to offer better health and wellness to their lives through self-care. I support and teach a relaxed, non-competitive learning style of interdisciplinary yoga. I am honored to be sharing my knowledge with the San Antonio community since moving here from Austin, and I'm looking forward to broadening my horizon on many levels!
The divine in me honors the divine in you~
anne mccarthy eryt200, ryt500, YACEP, m.ed
Anne approaches yoga with wholehearted wonder. Using props and detailed alignment instructions, she cultivates awareness and curiosity while providing a place of authentic exploration where students can nurture their stillness, playfulness, and joy. She encourages students to learn how to surrender in each pose, and the wisdom to listen to their own inner teacher. Carving out a space for students to engage in the practice of being centered and creating space to observe themselves as a wholehearted person.
Living up to her childhood nickname of Monkey, she loves the freedom of hanging upside down and swinging. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher having taught over 1,000 hours of yoga. Earning her RYT at the 200 hour level from the Esther Vexler Yoga School, her 500 hour certification from The Alchemy of Form and Flow with Christina Sell and Gioconda Parker, continuing education provider for yoga teachers (YACEP), and is also a certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor that has trained in kid's aerial yoga with Yogapeutics. Outside of the studio, she loves to walk her dogs, has a Master's in Education and taught high school math for 9 years.
natalie flores, ryt500
Practicing yoga on and off for years, her practice evolved into a dedicated spiritual discipline after struggling with mental illness and navigating the mental health system. Natalie's practice has become an important healing tool- She strives to make each Hatha, Vinyasa, or Strong Flow class adaptive and personal; using movement as an honest tool for self-expression, self-acceptance, and healing. In addition to her yoga, Natalie is a coffee drinking, crystal healing, moon gazing, Dog-mom. "When I practice with students I strive to make each class empowering, well- rounded and full of mindful movement and intentional breath."
carolina "caro" rios, ryt200
Caro found yoga at age 18 and a practice that started with curiosity and excitement for trying a new "workout" soon became a new way of life. After suddenly losing her father at a young age, Caro found herself on a soul searching journey. She sought to find a deeper connection with the universe. Caro realized she had finally found what she was looking for: a practice that allowed her to get to the present moment, to forgive the past, and to love herself. Strengthened by her practice she continued her yogic journey. After completing her first 200-Hour teacher training, Caro started teaching in her Texas-Mexico border hometowns: Laredo & Nuevo Laredo. In 2019, she returned to Austin. Caro currently teaches and studies under Leah Cullis, the author of Power Yoga: Strength, Sweat, and Spirit, and Shelby Autrey, the owner of BFree Yoga Austin. These are the same teachers with whom she completed her second 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Caro's classes skillfully blend meditation & mindfulness elements with asana practice. In Caro's classes you will experience a juicy flow combined with intuitive breathwork that will allow you to get into your body and out of your mind. Her classes will challenge you to find new ways to deepen your yoga practice on and off the mat in order to further your journey towards awareness, mindfulness, and harmony.
caitlyn angel garrison, ryt500
I'm Caitlyn Garrison, an Ashtangi (at heart) turned adaptive Therapeutic Yoga Teacher. I've been teaching since 2017 after I quit my full time job to do exactly this, what I love. My passion for yoga and it's healing qualities have fueled me to pursue a 300HR Adaptive Therapeutic Teacher training after my Ashtanga Vinyasa 200HR. I strive to create a fun yet challenging flow, while also recognizing the variety of structural differences in students. I do my best to accommodate every students needs by providing variations and modifications. I am here to create a space for students to build stress resilience, a practice that is taken on and off the mat. If I'm not doing/teaching yoga, I'm probably talking about it or about my dogs. I'm kind of a bougie Dog Mom. And if I'm not doing THAT, you can find me hiking or traveling!
Magenta najera, RYT200
@mantras_ mudras _magenta
"Yoga and meditation has and continues to change my life for the better. I found this path in 2010 through a family friend. The asana is truly what caught my attention, but the depth of it all is where I rooted my feet. This practice has helped me heal and learn so much about myself and the world around me. This healing energy is the reason I chose to become a teacher. Holding space for our community and seeing how this practice brings joy to so many people for so many different reasons is absolutely beautiful and I am so grateful to be both a student and a teacher. I teach primarily Hatha Vinyasa or I like to call them ‘feel good flows', adaptable to any and all levels."