Our team of experienced instructors are focused on creating a safe and welcoming environment.  Through skilled instruction, they provide opportunities for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Laura King - E-RYT500/RCYT, Director

Laura began practicing yoga in 2002 after an injury left her unable to continue her previous physical regimen. Laura believes that yoga is a practice for everyone and enjoys helping students meet their goals, both mentally and physically. As an individual who has sustained multiple spinal injuries, Laura practices and teaches all of her classes with a special regard for spinal wellness. She has received extensive training in anatomy and continues these studies regularly with top experts in the field, including Judith Hanson Lasater. Laura enjoys teaching several styles, including hatha, vinyasa flow, yoga for children, yin, prenatal, and restorative. Since 2010, Laura has trained yoga teachers in Texas and Mexico and continues to share her passion for teaching with future teachers today.

When she’s not teaching, Laura enjoys spending time with her daughter, Eleanor and film photography.

 

Lacey Pike - RYT500

Hatha, Vinyasa Flow

Lacey’s journey started in 2009 as a fitness instructor in her hometown of Denison, Texas.  Having taught a variety of group fitness classes with multiple certifications including Pilates and Zumba, she found that her true calling was yoga.  After teaching for several years, Lacey decided it was time to take her training to the next level and completed her 200-hour teacher training certification with North Texas Yoga. Aside from yoga, Lacey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University.

During her free time, she enjoys reading, attending concerts, and spending time with her husband and two children.

 

Afton Stogrin - CYT

Vinyasa Flow

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When Afton took her first yoga class at the age of 14, she was hooked. She continued to practice through many different changes and events in her life, but it was not until 2013 that she decided to take her yoga journey to the next level and begin teacher training. She graduated with her 200-hour certification in 2014 and has continued to expand her teaching abilities and her own practice with a deeper understanding of yoga. While she enjoys the physical benefits of yoga, the improvement in both the mental and spiritual aspects of her life are what makes her practice so fulfilling.  In her free time Afton enjoys traveling with her husband Steven and has practiced yoga in different countries around the world. When not away from home, she spends time with her two dogs and her family. 

 

Cheryl Callon - RYT, MFA

Gentle, Hatha

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Cheryl has been dancing for 30 years and holds a BFA and MFA in dance from Sam Houston State University. Although she was trained in classical ballet and modern, her college education instilled an appreciation of the mechanics of the human body and how to work within its given structure. Since 2008, she has been teaching for Collin College and was formerly with Eastfield College and Richland College. She enjoys the challenge of teaching multiple genres, including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop. 
Branching out into other bodywork and fitness styles has allowed Cheryl to discover how all forms of movement can benefit each other in the care and maintenance of the body. By teaching barre classes, she is able to share the joy and challenge of ballet movements to a wider range of people. 

In 2011, Cheryl discovered how beneficial yoga can be to dancers and athletes. She fell in love with this ancient mind-body practice and its therapeutic abilities for people of all walks of life. Cheryl received her 200-hour yoga certification through North Texas Yoga in 2015.

 

Tuesday Goers - RYT

Hatha

Tuesday's yoga journey began 6 years ago while she was in graduate school, working a full time job and training and competing full time in the equestrian discipline of dressage. She was invited to a yoga class by a friend who said that it would help her to de-stress. And….it did. Yoga helped Tuesday find a balance between all the things she had going on in her life so that she could be a better case manager, student and equestrian. It also helped her to stay focused on all of her personal and professional goals. As Tuesday continued practicing yoga, she started to notice that she was a much stronger person both mentally and physically and she wanted to learn as much as she could about it. Tuesday loves yoga because as many people do, she has a very difficult time being mindful and in the moment, and she felt that even with her personal challenges, she was a better human being for having yoga in her life. 

Tuesday enjoys providing her students with the ability to escape into a realm of relaxation while building strength and calm that they can take into their every day lives. It is her goal to make yoga accessible to everyone.

 

Michelle Melton - CYT

Teaching Assistant

Michelle began her yoga practice in 2005 as part of a fitness routine and practiced off and on for several years. In 2013, at the urging of her sister, a yoga instructor, she began to learn more and expand her practice. Through her studies, Michelle found something that she didn’t even realize she had been searching for: a path to physical, mental and spiritual health that she now has the passion to share with others. She completed her 200-hour teaching certification in 2014 and enjoys teaching students of all walks of life in gentle and slow flow.