Our Yoga Center is based in the philosophy that all things are connected. Where our main focus is on the practice of yoga, we also provide services that are complimentary to your practice of yoga. As a certified life-coach who take a holistic view point of life in general, I understand how all aspects of life experience are joined together.I appreciate the art of balance that leads us to a joy-filled and satisfactory life. I also take much pleasure in seeing the many people who's lives we've touched by introducing them to yoga and watching their body and mind transform. We have found that a yoga practice builds upon each experience and that we are all beginners in learning the art of our body and it's capability. Our bodies are pure miracles that thrive on self-care and appreciation.
Having first tried yoga over a decade ago and thought that it would never be something that would benefit my lifestyle. Then many years later I decided to give it another try and wished I had begun my journey all those years ago. I threw myself into my practice attending class 5 to 6 days a week, really focusing on alignment and breath work. I then realized that yoga NEEDED to be a part of my life forever and rewarded myself with getting my yoga teacher certification.
I completed my RYT-200 certification through Yoga Alliance. Yoga has brought a sense of peace over my mind and body that has been building stronger every day since beginning my practice and I cannot imagine life without it. I will forever be a student of yoga as I continue to incorporate it into all aspects of life.
In my classes I like to encourage my students to be aware of their own alignment and breath while also providing a good challenge and exciting sequences. Giving each student the ability to continue to build and develop a personal practice.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of my most important continuing goals. Outside of yoga I enjoy spending time with family and friends, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, strength training, learning a plethora of different things, and making homemade food.
I can’t wait to see you in class!
Yoga Instructor & Nutrition Counselor
Here I would like to share my story and how I came to be so passionate about holistic wellness that I truly want to shout about it on every corner. I am a mom of two kids, financial sector capital markets analyst in the past and corporate politics drop out, a 200 RYT Yoga Instructor (training for the next level of 500 RYT in Recuperative Yoga), an Essential Oils Coach and a budding Nutritional Therapist in present (I am completing my Graduate degree in Nutritional Science). Things that led me to such a drastic change in my life path included a sickness of a loved one (my mom has been diagnosed with cancer) and also a desire to attend to my child’s special needs, as well as being empowered to look after my family's health during our frequent moves between countries, and even continents. I have been lucky to live in 7 countries and I am bringing this life experience to the table when working with you.
I believe in all encompassing definition of wellness, which includes physiological as well as spiritual factors in order to make us whole. Health and awareness go hand in hand. If our physiology is suffering, it’s hard to continue having a spring in your step on your way of a spiritual journey. That is why I strive to educate on natural holistic approach to your physiological wellness such as using right nutrition, right supplements, and essential oils. And on the other hand, help you on your journey of inner transformation with the power of yoga, breath work, and NLP techniques.
Morgan Daugherty is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified yoga teacher, specializing in Hatha Yoga. She is also trained to teach Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Aerial Yoga classes. Morgan took her first yoga class in 2005 and felt immediately like she had found something she had been seeking. After several years of resisting the call to teach, she finally received her training through the Woodlands Yoga Studio RYS, studying under master teachers Sue Brooks, E-RYT 500, Elizabeth Hoffman, E-RYT 500 and Karen Henderson, E-RYT 500. Morgan is a certified Mindful Resilience Teacher with the Veterans Yoga Project, specializing in working with veterans who are recovering from stress-related mental health challenges. She is also a Yoga 4 Cancer Trained Teacher, working directly with those going through cancer treatment or in active recovery.
Morgan's teaching style is dynamic, challenging, and aims to blend inspiration, humor and hard work. With a background in alignment-based yoga as well as a love for the study of body mechanics, she strives to bring safety and conscious movement to the forefront of every class. Morgan believes that the practice of Yoga can help students achieve greater inner peace and physical health through the modalities of pranayama (breath), asana (movement), and dhyana (meditation).
Morgan draws inspiration from many master teachers in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Anusara Yoga, and Aerial Yoga, and she considers herself a lifelong student. Morgan is very intentional about weaving the philosophy of Yoga into her classes. Her goal as a teacher is to hold space for students to grow, build strength, heal, and trust in who they truly are.
Jason's yoga journey has quite literally been a gift. It all started with an eight class package that he received as a 40th birthday present. He was hooked after his first class, and before long, he was completely invested in his practice. A short time later, he completed his 200 hour teacher training in order to share the gifts of yoga with others.
Studentship is important to Jason and he continues to dedicate a large part of his time to his yoga education (in which you will experience directly when you take one of his classes). In addition to taking multiple classes every week, he frequently attends workshops, and makes time to study other forms of movement to bring into his personal practices in addition to the classes he teaches. Jason also loves to play with ALL the toys, integrating props into every practice. Jason is expert on modifications to include all people of all levels into his classes.
AMY ELWOOD CASSELS
Holly believes yoga starts on the inside with awareness, patience, and love. You only begin practicing on your mat, you grow into practicing in your life. It’s not just a workout or easy stretching, it’s a lifestyle that balances a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Her classes are energetic and firey, yet still relaxing with impactful meditations. She tries to get into each student’s heart, meet them where they are, push them out of their comfort zone, and encourages learning and personal growth. Her classes will take your mind, body, and spirit to your edge and when you are ready, give you space to try new things.
Holly has been practicing yoga since 1999 and has been teaching yoga since 2008. Over the course of the last 20 years, Holly has intensely studied multiple forms of yoga including hatha, dynamic hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, power yoga, Parayoga, Pranaflow, Yin, Bhakti Yoga, and Holy Yoga. She has also trained directly with and been mentored by some of the most notable yoga teachers in the United States.
For her first certification, Holly traditionally trained in Dynamic Hatha Yoga over the course of several years, one on one, through mentorship with her teacher, Angela Culbertson.
In 2013, Holly received a mentor trained equivalent of a 500-hour power yoga certification from Alma and Andy Miller of Blue Moon Yoga. In 2018, Holly received her official 225-HYI, 200-RYT in Holy Yoga, a form of Christian yoga. In January 2020 she begins Master training in Holy Yoga.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Matthew graduated as a licensed massage therapist from Laurel School of massage in 2015. Matthew is dedicated to providing the best possible massage therapy experience to promote relaxation and relief from muscle tension. His primary focus is client care and comfort. Matthew's specialty is Swedish Relaxation Massage.