Whole Life Wellness Center
Our Yoga Instructors Are The BEST!
Our Yoga Instructors Are The BEST!
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.
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 throughout 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.
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.
Brittany is a 200hr RYT who received her training from It’s Yoga Cancun led by Liliana Mejia. Brittany began her yoga journey in 2014. Ever since her first yoga class, Brittany became addicted and eager to share what magic she experienced on the mat. Since the beginning of her journey, she has gone on to train and practice with other experienced teachers such as Kino Macgregor, Minnar Martinez, Michael Stewart and others. Brittany’s mission as a yoga instructor is to create a safe, harmonious and welcoming space for practitioners.
Ana Maria has been a student of yoga since 2004 when she turned to yoga to help her manage the stresses of law school. She believes that through yoga, pranayama, meditation, and the eight limbs of yoga, one can get in touch with what makes us, and all beings, connected to each other and to the divine.
She is a 300-Hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in the yoga lineage of Jivamukti Yoga Method founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life. She's also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-Hour Yoga Teacher (RYT) and 500-Hour Yoga Teacher (CYT). She is currently working on obtaining her 500 hr RYT certification.
Ana is also a certified Usui Reiki Healer trained under Reiki Master Andrea Frasier, a Lightarian Reiki Healer. She is also a Certified Crystal Practitioner trained in the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Therapy Method.
Yoga Instructor 500 RYT
Pyarvin has been a student of Yoga and Theosophy for over a decade. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, first in her native Russia and then in the US (Pennsylvania and New York). Pyarvin's medical background is in psychiatry. She is trained in Therapeutic Touch healing modality.
Pyarvin is a long-time vegetarian, published a vegetarian cook book in Russia, worked as a Chef at upstate NY retreat center and has taught vegetarian cooking classes both in Russia and the USA. She is a mom of 2 boys and her love for yoga deepened over the years as she discovered prenatal/postnatal and restorative yoga. Pyarvin has been trained in many styles of Hatha Yoga including AshtangaVinyasa, Tri Yoga, Lengar Yoga, Yoga 23 as well as prenatal, restorative and gentle yoga. Her goal is to share her the knowledge in a simple and fun way and help her students to better understand physiological and psychological benefits of their yoga practice.
2010-2013 worked as a yoga teacher in Russia
2013-2014 Govinda Yoga studio, NY, teacher
2014-2016 Supersoul yoga studio, NY, substitute teacher
2015-2016 Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY. Substitute teacher.
2013-2016 Vegetarian Chef and substitute techer in Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center.
teacher training in Hatha Yoga 2009 (Russia)
2009-2013 Was trained in Ashtanga yoga, Tri Yoga, prenatal/postnatal yoga (Russia)
2013 - graduated medical internship program as a psychiatrist.
Certified Yoga Instructor
After working in the fitness industry and doing yoga for many years, Hannah obtained her yoga teaching certification to dive deeper into the practice. She's taught in a variety of venues, from breweries to corporate offices, and believes that there is a type of yoga for everyone. Her classes are accessible for beginners and engaging for more advanced yogis.