Whole Life Wellness Center - 401 E Filmore Ave., Harlingen, TX 78550

Rishi Sandra:
Yoga Instructor

Stay young, healthy and emotionally sound through the practice of yoga. Gentle, easy, beginners yoga will be offered for all ages. If you have never done yoga and are wondering where to start, these classes are for you. If you are an experienced student you will benefit as modifications for more advance students will also be taught.

You will learn the basic yoga postures, proper alignment, breathing, diet, history and names of the asanas in Sanskrit. You will understand the health benefits of poses and begin from your first lesson to heal and feel your body, becoming aware of all its mechanics.
Get ready for a new beginning as you explore this ancient practice that has stood the test of time and has reawakened in todays culture.
 
Rishi Sandra has been a student of yoga since the 70's, and has a wealth of information on Hatha Yoga and Eastern philosophy. She is a practitioner of Ayurveda the life knowledge and natural medicine of India. She is a certified yoga teacher with a passion to teach as well as share her knowledge of the Yogic Lifestyle.

Click the "Yoga Schedule" tab on the left to view Sandra's yoga schedule.
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Amy:
Yoga Instructor

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Amy found yoga in 2006 looking first for something to add to her workout routine. However, she soon found yoga filled more than just a physical space in her life. After four and half of dedication and practicing under Deborah Hinojosa and Shirley Fleming, Amy decided she wanted to share her passion with others and became a yoga instructor.

She is a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 through Yoga Alliance. She received her teacher training through Solstice Yoga Center, in Zipolite, Mexico, with Brigitte Longueville, an internationally renowned yoga teacher. She has also trained with David McAmmond, Anne O’Brien, Marianna Emiko, Pao Aguilar and Izaskun Casanova; and attended training at various workshops with master teachers, including Kate Potter and Ana Forrest. She continues to study under Shirley Fleming and master teachers through out the year at workshops and retreats. She is working toward her RYT-500 certification.

She specializes in Restorative Alignment, which provides the opportunity to restore and rejuvenate the innate muscular and energetic capacity of the body while continuing to build and strengthen the body with the practice of asanas with consciousness of movement in order to optimize the practice of yoga and the use of props, including the BackMitra. She also has more than two years of Anatomy and Physiology classes and training combined through her university education and yoga teacher training. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with a concentration in  journalism, public relations and advertising from The University of Texas-Pan American. Amy truly believes that anyone can practice yoga and any pose can be personalized to each person through the use of props and care.

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Stephanie: 
Yoga Instructor

Stephanie began her practice at Aum Yoga Studio in 2013. She instantly fell in love the second she met the mat. As the practice evolved, a deep desire to become fully connected, mind, body and soul led her to discover Yahweh Yoga LLC out of Tempe, Arizona. Through them, she is certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Yahweh Yoga Teacher (YYT-200). Yoga Alliance has categorized Yahweh Yoga under its own style of yoga training. This is a Christian Style yoga that incorporates the Holy Bible which serves as its theology. Yoga is a method of connecting just as meditation, prayer and worship is to a believer. Principles of Anusara yoga, in regards to alignment, are incorporated into the teachings and focus to sync both movement and breathe to fully enhance the form of each pose for the individual.

Stephanie’s main goal of every class is to make it an experience for each individual attending and not just a class. She believes that every person is capable of doing something they feel comfortable or led to do while developing a beautiful awareness of how to honor their own limits and abilities.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Services with a concentration in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from UTPA and an Associates in Social Work. She currently works at non-profit agency providing services to the community.  When she is not teaching or working she enjoys spending time with family and friends. 
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Kathryn:
Yoga Instructor

Kathryn discovered yoga after struggling with an auto-immune illness. After beginning a personal practice in 2013, she noticed immediate physical improvements.

 Her initial study of Hatha Yoga began at The Yoga Connection in Tucson, Arizona with Priscilla Potter. She completed her specialized teacher training in Yin Yoga with Pam Ronstadt. 

As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance, she enjoys sharing her practice from on the mat and out into the world.
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Hanna:
Yoga Instructor

Hanna began her fitness journey -- with absolutely no athletic background -- at the belated age of about 17 years old as a means to combat the common self-esteem issues young girls have with themselves. Just a few years later, yoga provided a way to approach this lifestyle much more healthily. She was making her way through her second year of obtaining her Bachelor's degree when she was given the opportunity to open herself up to sharing her love of practicing yoga with others as a teacher at the on-campus recreational center. Strengthening the body while also maintaining the proper balance of flexibility along with it in order to feel your absolute best in your very own body is the most important aspect of teaching for Hanna. Accessibility to people of all fitness levels is also a theme that is always present in her classes. Having constantly battled with body image, yoga has managed to give her a place to fully accept and appreciate with utmost gratitude the physical form of the human body.
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Meghan: 
Yoga Instructor

I started out teaching high school English, I have a Bachelors degree in English, and craved a more alternative type of teaching. I began practicing yoga for my own well-being and discovered how beneficial it was for others. I decided to combine my love of teaching, yoga, and spirituality and got certified through Yahweh Yoga, LLC. I am certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Yahweh Yoga Teacher (YYT-200). Yoga is helping me battle my anxiety and depression, so in my class you can expect focus on breathing through the flow in order to help relieve stress. In my class I also like to focus on meditation, sometimes guided healing meditation, and uplifting quotes or scripture. Yoga is not merely an exercise to me; it is vital nourishment for the mind, body, and soul. 


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