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Katharine Lombardo

My name is Katharine Lombardo, and in 2015 I completed my 200 hour Yoga training at Namah Shivaya to advance my personal practice. Part of my path is also as a Karuna Reiki Master, and I find it complements my Yoga practice immensely. It has helped cultivate a special interest in meditation and a deep understanding of the Chakras. For me, Yoga has been instrumental as a powerful self-discovery tool. It has inspired me to unify my mind, body, and spirit, and I lead each class with this focus - to help others connect with the innate wisdom and healing power of the body.

Melissa Mayo

After graduating college and beginning to work as an HR professional in the corporate world, I first tried yoga as a way to get in shape after spending countless hours sitting at a desk and staring at a computer. For the first year of having a daily yoga practice, I’ll admit that the physically challenging asanas, or poses, are what kept me enthralled. I would push myself to be able to do all of the cool arm balances and inversions...I didn’t meditate, or study and practice any of the other, non-physical limbs of yoga.

After some time, I began to find more fulfillment in my yoga practice than in my corporate job. I began to broaden my practice, no longer just focusing on the poses, but instead doing my best to incorporate yogic concepts into my daily life, and to read and study history and philosophy of yoga. I was hooked.

In August 2017, I finally acted on a decision I had been contemplating for up to a year, and quit my corporate job, so that I could become certified to teach yoga. A few months afterwards, I received my 200 hour certification from Namah Shivaya, a wonderful school and studio that does an excellent job of teaching and practicing each limb of yoga. I am currently continuing my studies of yoga, by working towards my 500 hour certification. I teach all-levels classes, as well as gentle classes. In my classes, I do my best to encourage mindfulness and body

Mitch Lazorko

While I have considered myself a somewhat active person for most of my life, it wasn't until 2013 that I started to take my health more seriously. I was newly married to my wonderful wife Jen, and life was great. But I had gained weight and I was on a bad path that is all too common for most people these days. I didn't like how I felt or how I looked. Since 2008, I had been working in an orthopedic physical therapy clinic and seen firsthand just how important taking care of myself would be. I realized that I needed to take responsibility for my own wellness and longevity. Since then, I have trained for and completed a half marathon. I have developed strength through learning the principles of powerlifting and olympic weightlifting. I have brought focus to my diet by learning as much as I can about nutrition. And all along the way, Yoga has played a big role.

My main point of focus as an instructor is making Yoga accessible to everyone. I have a lot of experience working with people that are dealing with injuries or have had surgery. I enjoy helping students find the right modification for a pose.

My background as a musician has allowed me to produce all of the music that I play during my classes. That has a been a fun outlet and inspiration to my practice. I play guitar and bass at a church in Dallas regularly.

My life has benefited so much from Yoga and a mindfulness centered lifestyle. I want to share it with everyone!

Kristi FitzGerald

Howdy! I want you in my class. Yoga immeasurably enhanced my life and I have a passion for sharing everything I’ve learned.
The first time I took a yoga class (back in 1995), I hated it. I didn’t try a yoga class again until 2010. What motivated me? Vanity. My face broke out in what I’d later learn was a severe allergic reaction. It was so intense, my skin had the appearance of a scathing burn. I didn’t want to be seen, so I almost entirely quit leaving the privacy of my home. I needed to stay active, so I started taking yoga because the room had dim lighting. The benefits to my body were astonishing and my mind was positively transformed. I was hooked!
I was compelled to start teaching so I could help others with their journey to realizing their highest potential. Amongst many other things, I’ve learned that external beauty is only skin deep, but the light that shines within all of us is truly breathtaking.
I’ll see you on the mat.

Nick Heffelfinger

Nick Heffelfinger is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania where he first fell in love with Yoga. After being admitted into a performing arts high school, The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, he took regular yoga classes at school and soon found a deep love for not only the physical benefits, but also the mental clarity he couldn't quiet understand. He then started his professional career at age sixteen performing for four years at his local amusement park, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. From Pennsylvania, Nick moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend The Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in contemporary dance performance. At school, Nick found a deeper appreciation for yoga while immersing himself in intense yoga classes as well as a weekly restorative practice to combat the physical strain from performing regularly.

Since graduation in May of 2017, Mr. Heffelfinger quickly moved to Dallas, TX to perform with Dark Circles Contemporary Dance as well as joining the new Netflix reality series Dancing Queen, featuring famous drag queen Alyssa Edwards. He decided to take a leap of faith and further his yogic studies by joining Namah Sivaya's teacher training program. He received his Yoga Alliance Certificate in January of 2018 and immediately decided to deepen his practice by joining the 500-hour teacher training program (anticipated March 2019). Nick's practice challenges the physical in a body positive manor. He is interested in the connection between the body and mind and how a yoga practice can influence daily life.

Caroline Dakil

I'm Caroline! I tasted the sweetness of yoga for the first time about 5 years ago and now I couldn't imagine my life without the practice. I believe through the physical movements of yoga you begin to become more aware of your spiritual and mental state of mind while harmonizing them. My intention for students in class is to create space for themselves to let of expectations and make room for new fluid movements and energies to flow. Join me on your mat sometime soon!
This class is moderately active with the intention to challenge you a bit more than the gentle class, but still provide enough opportunity for modifications and variations so any practitioner can attend and benefit.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jan 15 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Katharine Lombardo
  • Tue Jan 15 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melissa Mayo
  • Tue Jan 15 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Mitch Lazorko
  • Thu Jan 17 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melissa Mayo
  • Thu Jan 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melissa Mayo
  • Thu Jan 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristi FitzGerald
  • Sat Jan 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Katharine Lombardo
  • Sun Jan 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Nick Heffelfinger
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Mitch Lazorko
  • Tue Jan 22 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Katharine Lombardo
  • Tue Jan 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melissa Mayo
  • Tue Jan 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Mitch Lazorko
  • Thu Jan 24 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Melissa Mayo
  • Thu Jan 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melissa Mayo
  • Thu Jan 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristi FitzGerald
  • Sat Jan 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Caroline Dakil
  • Sun Jan 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Nick Heffelfinger
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Mitch Lazorko
  • Tue Jan 29 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Katharine Lombardo
  • Tue Jan 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melissa Mayo