Instructors and staff at Inspire Yoga Studio
M.Ed., E-RYT200, Owner, Instructor & Director of Teacher Training
Bethaney teaches Inspire, Spark, and Renew classes at Inspire Yoga and is the Director of the Inspire Yoga School - a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program.
She also leads workshops and programs including Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Partner Yoga, Kids’ Yoga and personal lessons. Bethaney’s passion is inspiring confidence, ease and joy in the practice through dynamic, uplifting and challenging classes.
Bethaney began practicing yoga after college as a way to stay centered, balanced, and active while working as an elementary school teacher. Her natural affinity toward teaching and sharing the things she is passionate about led her easily into her first certifications in both yoga and Pilates in 2003. Bethaney and her husband came to Flower Mound in 2004 and she has been actively teaching yoga in the area for over eight years. “I enjoy being a student just as much as being a teacher. Life is about giving and receiving in the same breath.”
Bethaney earned her 200 hour Register Yoga Teacher certification in the Samatva Yoga Teacher Training Program with Karen Prior. Over the years, she has also completed trainings and certifications for prenatal and postnatal yoga, kids’ yoga, and yoga for women. Bethaney’s vinyasa teaching style has been inspired by teachers such as Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, and countless fellow yogis who have inspired her own practice along the way.
“Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind remain dormant; there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” ~ Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Adri teaches Empower, Renew, and Sculpt classes at Inspire Yoga. She also leads a Prana Flow® Training programs and Master Classes at Inspire as well as throughout the DFW Metroplex. Adri’s classes are fun, dynamic and inspiring. She will make you feel welcome while guiding you through an amazing practice infused with great music.
Adri is an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher and a mat and equipment Power Pilates certified instructor with over 1600 hours of combined training. In addition, Adri holds over 500 hours of training with her teacher Shiva Rea. She is also a mentor for Shiva Rea's Global teacher training program and currently assists Shiva during many events nationally and internationally. Adri also holds a certification with Judith Lasater’s Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea and is currently working on an 800 hour teacher training in Yoga History, Philosophy and Literature.
Whether you are beginning your yoga journey or you are a seasoned practitioner, Adri's unique multi-level approach is inviting to students at every level. “I will encourage you to go to your edge and deepen your practice to find that place where transformation begins to happen on and off the mat.”
Bethany teaches Inspire Vinyasa and Renew classes at Inspire Yoga and is available for personal lessons focused on creating a true love of the practice. Bethany's classes are invigorating and fun while incorporating a dash of dharma to inspire each practice.
Bethany found her way to yoga as a stressed out, depressed, anxiety-ridden college student in 2002. One liberating savasana later – she was in love. In 2006 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of acting where the realities of rejection and pavement pounding continuously drove her to her mat for much needed comfort, strength, and inward reflection. In 2011, she completed her 200HR RYT with Rising Lotus Yoga in Los Angeles and is incredibly grateful for all of her amazing teachers including Max Strom, Claire Hartley, Daniel Stewart, Brian Kest and the many, many others along the way.
"I believe that yoga heals, removes fears, opens hearts and allows us to reconnect with our already perfect, true nature." Bethany strives to inspire her students to greater heights in the practice physically, mentally and emotionally. When not teaching or practicing, you can find her working on dream #2: completing her BA in French, with the hopes of one day teaching and living in France.
DeAnna teaches Empower and Yin classes at Inspire Yoga. DeAnna leads from a perspective that the practice is challenging as is life, but we don't have to struggle to keep up. She believes that if we can shift to a positive change in our bodies then we can shift that change in the world...."Bring Love and Joy to what you love."
Her passion for the practice began when teaching "old School" aerobics and boot camp classes started to take a toll on her body. Her first experience with yoga proved to be life changing. She found the practice to be challenging and calming at the same time. She was able to reach places not just on a physical level but a spiritual level as well. She found freedom and relief from her day to day life on her mat. "I am a better Mother to my two boys, Xavier and Giuseppe, and a better wife to Joseph of 18+ years."
DeAnna has trained with some of the best teachers in the world and carries a little of them with her in her everyday. She is a 200 RYT through the Baron Baptiste Institute and also does voice-over work for Radio and TV.
Katrina is a graduate of the Inspire Yoga Teacher Training and currently teaches Spark vinyasa at Inspire Yoga as well as personal lessons and healing meditation. Her expansive knowledge in astrology, chakras, and transcendental meditation allows her to guide her students on their own discovery of true physical and spiritual healing through the practices of yoga and meditation.
Katrina was a professional competitor in rhythmic gymnastics in Saint-Petersburg, Russia for 8 years before coming to the United States in 2002. In America, she worked in several different fields related to health, alternative healing, and physical and mental well-being. In 2011, Katrina found Inspire Yoga and all of the pieces of her previous work began to fall into place as her true passion was revealed. From her first yoga class to her journey through teacher training, she has strengthened her conviction in the healing powers of body, mind, and spirit working together. "I have a deep respect for the yoga traditions and the power it has to improve people's life on all levels. My goal is to help my students become more happy and free through yoga, meditation, and a healthy lifestyle." In her specialized personal lessons, Katrina teaches her students how to incorporate self-healing techniques, meditation, and positive visualizations into daily practice to improve their health on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels.
Katrina is currently studying at the Himalayan Institute to become a certified Ayurvedic Yoga specialist.
RYT500, Instructor & Certified Personal Trainer
Leanne teaches Empower classes at Inspire Yoga. She also leads Shift, a detox workshop, and is dedicated to Personal Fitness and Wellness Coaching. She is available for personal yoga lessons and personal training & wellness sessions. Leanne’s passion for adventure, inner strength, balance and fun offer an atmosphere for vibrant classes in which every student gets a personal challenge.
At a young age Leanne’s time spent in gymnastics, ballet, and fitness created her passion for health and wellness. She began practicing yoga in 2002. She fell in love with yoga at her local gym because, “Yoga develops strength while balancing the body in only the way yoga allows.” In 2006, Leanne earned her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification at the Dallas Yoga Center. Over the years, she has completed additional trainings and certifications in Anatomy and Ayurveda. She loves being a student of yoga and continues to grow and explore in her own journey.
Leanne’s teaching style has been inspired by Rodger Cole, Francois Roult, Susie Hately Aldous, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, Seane Corne, Doug Swenson and many local instructors. Leanne resides in Highland Village with her husband Michael, her three boys John, Grant and Ben, and her dog, Sugar.
M.BA, E-RYT500, Instructor
Leila teaches Yin classes at Inspire Yoga and works with clients in corporate, private and semi-private settings. She guest teaches and conducts workshops at area studios as well.
The driving forces behind Leila’s teaching are simple: to cultivate mindfulness, curiosity, discipline and a light heart. Her own practice began with something as simple as a new year’s commitment to just try something new.
She earned her 200 & 500 hour certifications with DeAnna Nielsen of Blue Anjou, and an additional certification in the Sivananda style of traditional yoga in South India.
Leila is known for a methodical teaching approach and an affinity for working with beginners and those managing illness or injury. Her teaching is also informed by her studies of the philosophy, literature and history of yoga and other Eastern traditions.
You will find the influences of countless teachers in her practice – including that of Dr. Georg Feuerstein, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Judith Lasater and Paula Weithman; as well as “anyone who has ever rolled out a mat alongside my own.”
“Could you relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart? The next time you get a chance, experiment with this.” Pema Chödrön
Mary teaches Inspire, Spark, and Renew classes at Inspire Yoga. She also leads workshops and programs including Arm Balances & Inversions, Mommy & Me Yoga, Detox Yoga, and personal lessons. Mary’s passion is Vinyasa flow yoga and it shines through her calm confidence and graceful spirit.
Three years ago, Mary left a promising advertising career to devote her energies into yoga, and she’s never looked back. Since then, Mary has immersed herself into the practice and study of this discipline and has enjoyed every moment of life under this new, profound rebirth. “For me, yoga is a way to reset my life, physically and mentally and discover my true self.” Mary earned her 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification through Yoga Island in Flower Mound, Texas. She spends her time with her husband, beautiful daughter and 2 dogs. “I absolutely love being outside and try to bring my practice outdoors as often as possible. I've recently taken up organic gardening and also enjoy traveling and reading in my spare time.”
Mary’s vinyasa teaching style has been influenced by teachers including Dharma Mittra, Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Sloane Park and many other local instructors who have been very inspirational to her.
"Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." --BKS Iyengar
RTY200, Inspire Yoga Receptionist
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Inspire Yoga Receptionist
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Cooper Certified Personal Trainer and Reiki Master
Nora provides personal training and personal Reiki sessions at Inspire Yoga. Nora has always had a great respect for the human mind and body. "We are amazing creatures that can transform ourselves just by turning on our will power." Nora has a deep interest in helping people feel better and understand who they are and what they can become just by listening to their needs and targeting what they can do to achieve it.
Nora began her passion for personal training on herself after having two children within one year. After creating a success story with her own mind and body, she set out to share her passion with others. She believes that healthy habits should become a way of life, not just a temporary vacation from unhealthy habits. Nora will motivate you and help you achieve your goals with the proper guidance and support.
As a Reiki Master, Nora can help improve the flow of physical and emotional energy within you. Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on (no-touch) and visualization techniques. Nora is gifted in detecting and alleviating problem areas of energy flow on the physical and emotional levels in a confidential and caring way.
"Be the best you can be because you deserve it!"
Certified Life Coach
Penny leads the LIFEinspired program at Inspire Yoga - a free, 30 minute, small group life coaching session intended for introspection and inspiration toward confidently leading yourself on your life journey. LIFEinspired is held every third Thursday of the month at 12:15 and 7:15 pm.
Penny’s first love has always been helping others see, know and accept themselves for their own individual strengths and values. She greatly enjoys guiding clients to define their dreams, set meaningful goals and live with certainty and passion.
As a coach, Penny helps clients stay focused on their goals, keeps them accountable to the promises they make to themselves, and perhaps most importantly, ensures that they enjoy the journey of positive change and growth.
Based in Flower Mound, Texas, Penny is a graduate of the Gardner Institute’s Core Coaching and Mindset for Success programs, and coaches both locally and long-distance. You can receive more information, set up your private and confidential consultations with Penny, or attend LIFEinspired by contacting Inspire Yoga anytime.
Rachel teaches Inspire and Renew classes at Inspire Yoga, as well as kids yoga and personal lessons. Rachel’s desire to share yoga with others radiates in her classes where she encourages you to be true to who you are both on and off the mat.
Tara Munro Pedersen
Tara teaches Empower Vinyasa classes at Inspire Yoga. Tara has a compassionate, disciplined teaching style that is therapeutic and challenging. You'll find her inspiring with her playful spirit and wacky sense of humor, yet patient and caring as she takes time out to personally guide you on your yoga journey.
Ever since Tara walked into her first yoga class in 2000, she cannot help but share this amazing practice with as many people as she can. “After my first class it became very clear to me how vastly rich the practice of yoga is in its ability to integrate the body, mind and spirit.” Tara has since completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in Vinyasa, a 500-hour training in Yoga Therapy and is certified to teach Adaptive Yoga to students with MS. In addition to teaching yoga, Tara also works full time for a rockin' Ad Agency called Numantra where she works on non-profits that help raise money for people with chronic disease, cancer and AIDS.
Tara has been an avid student of yoga and has developed an eclectic mix of yoga methods from numerous teachers. Tara holds certifications through YogaFit and SCW Education and has trained with such renowned yogis as Seane Corn, Beryl Bender Birch, Rod Stryker, Baron Baptiste, Doug Swenson, Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea and many others.
RYT500, Instructor & Studio Director
Tatiana teaches Inspire, Empower, Spark, and Renew classes at Inspire Yoga. She also leads the Inspire Yoga Retreats and teaches personal lessons. Tatiana’s nurturing yet empowering presence inspires inner strength, confidence, and peacefulness in all her students.
Tatiana’s yoga journey began when a knee injury prevented her high impact daily workouts. Her type-A personality was determined to find a way to stay physically active. Tatiana attended a free beginner yoga workshop and left wanting to know more about it. “I started taking classes and fell in love with the practice and how it slowly started to change my life - inside and out. I knew teaching was my passion so I jumped on a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training in May of 2006.” Since then, Tatiana has also received her 500 hour RYT and continues her practice as a student of life.
Throughout the years, Tatiana has attended many workshops with amazing yogis such as Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, and Judith Lasater.