Hatha

Christina Vargas, A.H.P

For nearly a decade, Christina has been sharing her passion and gift for helping others live a life of balance as an avid yogi and licensed instructor. It was in 2005 when she was introduced to Ayurveda that her life was changed. Discovering this healing science that has been practiced in India for more than 5,000 years was the catalyst for SimpleVeda. At SimpleVeda, she offers one-on-one consultations in which she takes a holistic approach to helping clients adjust their lifestyles to achieve balance, reduce stress, and lessen chronic and acute health conditions.

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Christina became a certified yoga instructor in 2005 and then graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 2009, where she studied to be an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Ayurvedic Chef and Ayurvedic Herbalist. She and her husband reside in the Dallas area and enjoy being in nature, gardening, hiking, and spending time with their 2 children.

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christina [at] simpleveda [dot] com

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214-702-6825
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Lauren Jay Toolin

Lauren is a Senior ParaYoga Teacher (Level Two). ParaYoga is one of the most in depth and transformational schools of Yoga in the country, blending elements of Tantra, Classical Yoga and Ayurveda to create a powerful tool for living to one's fullest potential. She has been studying with her teacher, Rod Stryker, since 2001. She directs ParaYoga’s Teacher Certification Program, developing its curriculum and standards, and evaluating and mentoring current and prospective teachers.

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ltoolin [at] gmail [dot] com

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774-696-3859
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Valerie Rogers

Valerie Rogers passion for teaching derives from the profound transformation of her own personal life through the practice of yoga. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style which blossoms from years of studying various styles of yoga including Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow. Through her clear explanation of postures she brings awareness to harmonizing the energy within to reverse the effects of aging, restore vitality, rejuvenate the nervous system, strengthen the body and calm the mind.

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Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher
YACEP: Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Licensed Massage Therapist

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<br /> Addison Athletic Club
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valerie [at] chogaflow [dot] com

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Sally Wilkins

Sally’s life journey has taken her through a variety of careers and experiences including high fashion retail, personal assistant to several nationally known fitness personalities, and Director of a Natural Healing School. Her passion for health and wellness started over 25 years ago. After years teaching weight lifting and aerobics she started practicing yoga. Sally's introduction to yoga and meditation came at a very crucial point - actually changing the direction of her life. Yoga was a major part of her healing her clinical depression.

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Bryan Kest 300 Hour Teacher Training, 1997
The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute with Beryl Bender Birch
Massage Therapist - Hands-On Approach Massage School, 2008
Thai Massage, 2005
Currently in a 2 year Kundalini Training with Tej Monga

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sallywilkins [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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Toni Farris, ERYT500, CRYT

Toni has a reputation of honesty and kindness in her practice of sharing the benefits of yoga with others.

She is honored to share her insight and experiences with students committed to expanding the practice of yoga.

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Samatva Yoga 200RYT, 500RYT, Yoga for Women, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga, Let's Play Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Founder of Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, Founder of Yoga Tree RYS.

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toni [at] yogatreeplano [dot] com

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214-642-1348
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Lisa Hafner

Lisa has been teaching yoga for eleven years and is passionate about sharing the transformative benefits of yoga and meditation. She became a serious student of Ashtanga yoga in 1994 and expanded her studies of Ashtanga, Anusara® and Iyengar yoga at the Columbia Yoga Center in Maryland where she obtained her 200hr certification. In 2005, she began her 500-hour and Master Teacher certification with world-renowned Para Yoga® Founder Rod Stryker, and continues to train under his Para Yoga program.

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200hr Certification
ACE Personal Trainer

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lisa [at] fit205dallas [dot] com

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214-418-7390
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Doug Keller

Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to the vast field of yoga. After receiving degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham University and then teaching philosophy at a college level, he pursued a practical experience of yoga at the ashram Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India — which in turn also led him to the practice of hatha yoga as part of his overall experience of yoga.

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ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance

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doyoga [at] mac [dot] com

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Theresa B Williams

Masters in Science (MS), St. John’s University, NYC

BA/BS, State University of New York

BLS and ACLS Instructor/ Training Center Faculty/ by AHA (American Heart Association) - THR Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Hospital-based yoga instructor, group fitness, personal trainer, as well as Basic Life Support (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor

Specializing in all levels including Seniors, Prenatal/Postpartum, Special Populations, BLS (CPR)

Privates and group classes by appointment

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RYT Yoga recognition by Yoga Alliance

200 hr Yoga certification from DYC (Dallas Yoga Center)

Power Vinyasa Yoga by Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga

Restorative Yoga/ Yoga Therapeutics by Judith Lasater

One-to-One Pilates by Michael King’s Pilates Institute of London

Pilates by SCW Education

Spinning by Johnny G and Reaction Cycling

Aqua and Prenatal and Seniors Fitness by AFAA

Body Pump and Body Balance by Les Mills

SilverSneakers in Circuit, Aqua and Yoga

Kickboxing by KickFit

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THR Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, JCC of Dallas, FRB of Dallas, TI, LAF
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tbw302 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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469-877-8320
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www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15403076#!/

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Tara Kristof

In my early 20’s, studying consciousness, I came upon a book: Be Here Now by Ram Dass, which truly blew my mind wide open. This introduced me to yoga as a life path. Yoga has changed my life in so many ways. It has taught me to be healthier, happier, and take care of myself and others. After studying and practicing yoga for several years, I decided to follow my heart and become a teacher. I could not imagine my life without yoga. I am truly following my bliss.

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200 Hour Yoga Alliance with Dallas Yoga Center
500 Hour Yoga Alliance with Blue Anjou

Other trainings:
Living Yoga Program, Austin
Prenatal Yoga with Bridget Foley
Restorative Flow with Donna Belk
Relax and Renew (Restorative training) with Judith Lasater
Advanced Teacher Training with Judith Lasater: Moving From the Organs: Application of Yoga as Therapy (20-hour certification)
Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller
Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1-3

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Pea in the Pod Destination Maternity Lotus Yoga Dallas
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tarakristof [at] gmail [dot] com

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214-227-3610
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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, and the beautiful heart-opening spiritual practice began to unfold and the love deep inside of me began to shine and I wanted to share this love! After two years of dedicated practice I began teaching yoga.

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200 hour Yoga Alliance
200 hour American Power Yoga
Working torward 500 hour with Para Yoga - Rod Stryker
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

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City Yoga
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julietaylorwright [at] hotmail [dot] com

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