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Nina Aiyana

Nina Aiyana

RYT-200

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Nina has been a practicing advocate of health and wellness since 2008. Traveling across Asia, learning eastern philosophy and Chinese Medicine brought her closer to the lifestyle she wanted to live. It wasn’t until 2012, after moving to LA when she discovered yoga. In 2015 she decided to move to Dallas to set some roots down and this is where she developed a home practice and started to understand the true healing powers yoga had to offer. The stability and strength yoga provided propelled her to grow further into her practice. She studied courses in anatomy and yoga alignment as well as many other workshops. She believes in continuing education as it provides for constant growth. Nina is a passionate teacher, focusing on breath and alignment. Her intuitive teaching style allows her to truly cater to the individual’s needs. She loves helping others find their balance, strength and flexibility both on and off the mat.

Belen Griffin

Belen Griffin

RYT-200

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Belen was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. She moved to Florida to get a business degree, and then moved around the U.S. with her husband Stephen before she landed in Dallas were she found her passion for yoga. She first discovered hot yoga as a way to combine mental and physical exercise, and soon realized that those were only a part of a broader lifestyle. Throughout her teaching career, Belen has led beginner, intermediate, and advanced vinyasa flow classes. She is also certified in Hatha and one of her favorite practices, Yin Yoga. She is passionate about creating awareness in the body and mind to cater her students specific needs and wants. A few years into her yoga career, Belen found Ayurveda — yoga’s sister science of nutrition and lifestyle practices. She since became certified as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. It brings her joy to see her students improving, overcoming and creating a harmonious and intuitive lifestyle.

Paige Leitch

Paige Leitch

RYT-200

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Paige started practicing yoga in 2010 at a boutique gym in Minneapolis after walking by the yoga studio and *thinking* about how much she wanted to try it for nearly a year. Like many, she was intimidated by what she saw others doing in that space and the fact that she would start the class completely clueless about poses. She took a risk, and was hooked! Paige spent the next three years building a practice and taking workshops to fully learn the poses and their connection to the breath. In 2013, she relocated to Dallas and earned her RYT200 hr certification, but proceeded to remain a student of yoga, not teach it. 2020 brought major life changes that resulted in her taking the plunge to follow her passion and start teaching others about what a gift yoga is not only to the physical body, but the mental state. Paige focuses heavily on body alignment in poses, actively linking the physical practice to breath and the subsequent calmness that creates in the mind. Come play on your mat and calm your mind with Paige.

Robin Korevaar

Robin Korevaar

500-RCYT

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Robin helps people find alignment and ease in their bodies and lives through yoga and related disciplines. Her classes offer creative sequences that encourage unification of mind, body, and spirit through connection with breath and improved physical efficiency. A professional musician, endurance athlete, and social worker, Robin is passionate about connecting with and nurturing you as a guide on your journey to meet your wellness goals and unlock your potential. She looks forward to sharing the benefits of yoga so that you might also experience greater balance in your life!

Since receiving her first yoga certification from Namah Shivaya/Satya in 2017, Robin has created and taught yoga programs at Children’s Hospitals in Dallas & Plano (for healthcare workers), Summit Climbing Gyms (youth summer camp), Catholic Charities’ Brady Senior Services (adults 60+), and the Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts Conservatory (for teen Broadway hopefuls; trained by Yogees Yoga For Kids, Robin has worked in numerous school, studio, and public settings with children/youth ages 3-17). Robin enjoys deeper exploration through workshops: her current offerings include (but are not limited to) body mapping/alignment, yoga for athletes and performers, vision boarding/dream mapping, breathing and bandhas. An Embody Love Movement facilitator, Robin also offers this experience to students of all ages to explore body acceptance and beauty myths.

Robin completed her 500 certification at Satya in 2019. A student of the Alexander Technique and Ashtanga yogi, she primarily teachers Yin, Vinyasa (all levels), and meditation.

Darcelle Bradley

Darcelle Bradley

RYT-200

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Darcelle found healing and self discovery through daily yoga practice back in 2015. Four years later, she received her 200-hr RYT certification to be a stepping stone on assisting others in their own path of healing and discovery of self. Continuously aiming to help all clients/students live the healthiest lives they can; Darcelle instructs her yoga classes with a mind body connection that is thought-provoking, refreshing, with a well balanced vibe like no other. Plan to leave out of her classes feeling clear, grounded and relieved. Outside of teaching yoga, Darcelle is a Health Coach, Herbalist, and creator of apothecary beauty products. She speaks to a lifestyle of embracing natural beauty and holistic health through the use of natural products, consuming the right foods, physical activity, and being mentally & spiritually awakened. She offers a diversity of not only private services, but hosts wellness workshops and revive socials that focus on renewing the soul and mind through live music, poetry, yoga, meditation, dialogue, food, and more. Always authentic in her approach and everything she produces is made with the intention to make you feel better than when you arrived.

Danielle D'Alesio

Danielle D'Alesio

ERYT-200

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Danielle is a mindset coach and certified yoga instructor who specializes in helping women reduce stress, step into their confidence and discover themselves.

After experiencing a powerful life transformation through yoga, Danielle decided to become a teacher. For years, she struggled with anxiety and insecurities, and despite a successful career, she felt unfulfilled.

She started yoga as a physical practice to do cool arm balances and handstands, but she gained so much more. Through consistent practice the anxiety started to fade away. She gained a state of inner peace and confidence, and her life transformed from party girl to being on a path towards self-actualization.

Reflecting upon her growth, she found her purpose was to help facilitate this to others. She completed her teacher training at Skanda Yoga Studio in Miami, Florida, and the following year, she left her corporate engineering job to pursue her passions of yoga, health, mindset and spirituality.

She loves teaching yoga and meditation in a way that will help you release limitations, fears and insecurities in order to fully step into your power and receive your dreams. Still with an engineer brain, she enjoys focusing on technique as well as the scientific aspects of the practices. She thrives on teaching classes of a deeper spiritual nature, guiding her students to experience their true selves outside of the roles they play, attaining a state of inner peace, connection and love for themselves and others.

Jenna Happe

Jenna Happe

RYT-500

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To Jenna, yoga is the ability to reconnect with the true self. Yoga allows for space in between our busy schedules to look inward and teach us more about ourselves; to shine light on parts of our mind that are not always noticed and allow for tremendous growth. As a university Neuroscience student on the path to graduate school to study clinical psychiatry, her mind is constantly worrying about her future, her job, and her studies.

Throughout Jenna’s journey, yoga has been a method of healing and bringing her mind back to a grounded, peaceful state. Without the practice of yoga and meditation, she wouldn’t be where she is today. Yoga has inspired her to study Neuroscience and focus on the path of clinical psychiatry to hopefully bring techniques of yoga and meditation into the field.
Her passion for yoga began back in 2015. She decided to train and obtain her 200 RYT at the Namah Shivaya School of Yoga.

During her classes, she hopes to provide all her students a refuge in which they can let go of the frenzy of modern life and reconnect with their true selves. In her flows, she intends to carry a spark of creativity and play, allowing each of us to explore where our practice can take us mentally and physically, as well as root ourselves back into the universe and manifest true self-love.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

RYT-200

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Chris has been an active person his entire life. Over 20 years ago, he attended his first yoga class and he was hooked from the start. The workout was unparalleled to any workout he had ever experienced. No matter how tough life got, he always felt that his mat was his place to truly escape. The first 10-12 years Chris practiced solely for the physical effect, he found himself on a plateau in every aspect of his life. One day, he decided to just be still and LISTEN. From that point, everything began to change. The more he listened, the more his life was impacted positively.
Yoga has and continues to save/ preserve Chris’s life. In the beginning of 2019 he made the decision to enroll in teacher training. Not only did he learn about yoga and the philosophy of; he mostly learned more about HIMSELF. Three years later life gets more fulfilling with every breath.
Chris’s focus and intention is to share the pure ecstasy that yoga brings him with every breath. He is forever in debt to his practice, and beyond grateful as to how it has transformed his outlook and perspective.

Maddie Goff

Maddie Goff

RYT-200

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Life brought Maddie to yoga at the young age of 16. At the time, her yoga mat was the only place she felt not only safe, but also strong. When she practiced- she was no longer a victim, but a student of a spiritual practice that had power to heal far beyond anything she could have ever imagined. This is why she teaches.

Maddie believes in the healing power of this ancient Eastern practice with everything in her being and she wants everyone to have access to the freedom and joy that it brings. She believes that yoga is medicine for the body & soul and often the lessons we learn on our mat translate to life. “ If we can learn to breathe through difficult poses on our mat- we can learn to breathe through difficult situations in our life.”

Chelsea’s prayer is that anyone who takes her class will walk away feeling more at ease, more at peace, and more connected to who they are and what their work is in this world.

She completed her RYT 200hr teacher training in Orange, CA through Cloud Nine Yoga School, and then went on to teach at Chapman University and in the surrounding Orange County area. After moving back to Dallas post- Covid- she taught online for Arts Mission Oak Cliff and then joined the City Yoga team. During this time Maddie also pursued her Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications. She is thrilled to be joining the Satya Yoga community and looks forward to continued learning and healing!

Courtney Graves

Courtney Graves

CYT - 500

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A self-proclaimed Army brat, Courtney lived in Germany until moving to Texas in 2002. After receiving her degree in psychology, she worked in clinical research until 2015 when she decided to leave the corporate world to pursue a career in fitness instruction.

Courtney’s journey with yoga began in 2011 when, like many, she took classes to work out and lose weight. She quickly became passionate about vinyasa and found that yoga was so much more.

Through the self-confidence gained from her practice, she decided to try aerial fitness classes and quickly found another passion. She has been teaching aerial fitness since 2014 and finds that the patience, confidence, and body awareness learned from yoga enhances her aerial teaching style.

After suffering a major injury requiring reconstructive shoulder surgery in late 2016, she decided to return to her roots and pursue her yoga teacher certification; completing her 200-hour certification through Lotus Yoga in 2017 and her 300-hour certification through Samanova Yoga in 2021.

Courtney believes that yoga is healing for the body and the mind and loves to tie in her knowledge of human psychology with her zeal for fitness and wellness. Known for her signature pink hair, she’s been sharing her style of yoga since 2017 and specializes in Vinaysa flow, deep stretch, yin, and HIIT.

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith

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Chelsea has been a yoga practitioner for over 11 years and her personal practice is an ever-evolving path to mindfulness. Raised in the world of competitive gymnastics, she was left with lingering injuries, an overly competitive spirit and a fear of failure. Initially, she started her yoga journey to alleviate physical discomfort from chronic back pain and tendonitis. With a steady yoga practice, she went days, weeks, and finally years being pain free. The benefits of yoga changed her life.

Throughout the years, Chelsea’s practice transitioned into something larger than the physical postures and extended well beyond the mat. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Business, she realized she wanted to share her passion for yoga with others, in hopes of facilitating the healing elements that yoga provides. Chelsea completed her 200-hour teacher training with OrganicSoul in 2015 for vinyasa and her continuing education extends to chakra, prenatal, restorative and yin yoga.

Jayne Horner

Jayne Horner

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Jayne discovered yoga in 2016 after she bought her first yoga mat to use for legs-up-the-wall pose, as a means to regain mobility after breaking her hip and pelvis, which led to a daily yoga practice. Through her daily practice Jayne experienced healing and transformation through self discovery. In 2017, Jayne enrolled in a baptiste power vinyasa style yoga Teacher Training with intention to learn more about the healing benefits of yoga and to deepen her personal practice. Interested in energy healing, in 2018 Jayne discovered reiki and began using this powerful energy healing technique with her clients. As a reiki master, Jayne combines her energy healing technique with yoga, to help people experience healing on a holistic level, and empower them with tools to learn how to listen to their bodies and awaken their inner healers. Outside of teaching yoga, Jayne works with clients as a plant-based lifestyle coach helping people achieve their image of optimal health and guiding them to meet their wellness goals. Jayne completed a certification in plant-based nutrition and is on a path of becoming a national board certified health and wellness coach specializing in lifestyle medicine. Jayne is passionate about teaching and continues to be a student of yoga, using it as a tool to ground, stay present, cultivate peace, create balance, and increase self compassion. Her classes offer guided meditations combined with creative energetic flows that encourage integration of mind, body and spirit through connection with breath and movement. She looks forward to connecting with you and sharing the benefits of yoga and reiki.

Sarah Sarkhosh

Sarah Sarkhosh

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Born and raised Texan, with a vivaciously curious mind and lust for wander. Sarah fell in love with gymnastics as a young child, practiced through her early teens. Consistently moving and discovering new elements of life is what fulfilled her curiosities. Her body naturally embraced the art of yoga upon properly learning the practice at the age of 19. Yoga has and will always be her mental and physical outlet. It has also been the key that unlocks deeper levels of consciousness and a further understanding of her behavior and emotions.

Yin yoga, guided meditations and sound baths in particular, have truly assisted Sarah in the process of surrendering and creating new levels of self-awareness within her mind and body.

Janie Montague

Janie Montague

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Janie is a wellness advocate and educator in the arena of body and mind. She is known widely in the Dallas/Ft. Worth community for her 19 years of yoga teaching experience in addition to serving in a private capacity specifically, but not exclusively, for girls and women diagnosed with eating disorders.

As an (E-RTY) Janie has the privilege of using the ancient wisdom of yoga in a twenty-first century setting to create a practice and hold a space where healing the mind/body connection becomes part of each day’s experience. Janie believes at the deepest level we are each our greatest teachers.

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

RYT-200

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Stephanie was first introduced to yoga in high school, when she signed up for a yoga elective and then dropped it after one class because she thought it was too boring. She decided to give it another chance in college while searching for ways to manage stress and anxiety. She was fascinated by how free and blissful she felt after flowing on the mat and sought to understand this essential connection between the mind and body.

To deepen her knowledge, Stephanie found herself training at Dharma Yoga in Austin. She graduated with a profound appreciation of the breath and is committed to being a life-long student of yoga.

As a current medical student at UTSW and aspiring psychiatrist, she is constantly blending her understanding of mindfulness, physical anatomy and alignment, mental health, and spirituality on the mat.

Stephanie believes yoga to be a pure form of both self-expression and self-learning and hopes to share her practice in a way that inspires others to find strength, comfort, and balance in their bodies and minds.

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