Meet Our Team

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Tatiana Bennett

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Tatiana discovered the power of yoga when she was still living in Prague, Czech Republic. Taking this new- found passion with her as she moved to Texas in 2012, Tatiana earned her 200-Hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga Shala in San Antonio. She has continued diving deeper into yoga teachings and philosophy while learning ways to be of help to others on their personal journey through its practice. Inspired by the words from Robert Heinlein: “When one teaches, two learn”, she takes all interactions with students as an opportunity to be open and inspire strength in vulnerability. Tatiana likes to guide through vinyasa based practices influenced mostly by the Ashtanga system while emphasizing safety and self-pacing as the primary goals to ensure everybody is welcome no matter their level of experience. 

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Dawn Brown

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After 20 years as a local dental hygienist, Dawn decided to give back to her community and pursued her 200-Hour RYT certification in 2019 in Adaptive Yoga. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2010 and  has experienced its many benefits in her own life. After many years of following a running and CrossFit style fitness routine, she enjoys teaching a slower-paced Vinyasa Yoga Flow. The benefits of yoga she shares with her students are to increase flexibility, balance and strength while allowing rest for the mind. She has a warm, energetic personality and encourages all level practitioners to her classes, providing modifications from beginners to intermediate yogis. When she's not doing dentistry or practicing yoga, Dawn loves spending time with her husband Joe and their 3 dogs Gracie, Gunther and Gus.

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Greg Casillas

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Greg began his yoga journey in Costa Rica in 2000 and is a 500-Hour RYT certified instructor. He has been teaching yoga for the 17 years his teaching style challenges students in an encouraging, supportive manner through which the students are able to connect to the mind, body and soul. Greg specializes in teaching Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Prenatal and Broga. Greg is able to create a unique environment that addresses each students needs while reaching satisfaction of the entire class. Moving through modifications, special requests and yoga growth, Greg keeps the attention to detail and communicatesthe postures clearly and concisely so that students are able to connect with the posture and its benefits.Greg feels a sense of gratitude for the trust, devotion and intention each student brings to the mat. He encourages each student to freely give the gifts that they possess as well as openly receive the gifts of others.

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Maka Carrasco

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Maka is a Gypsy woman born in Santiago de Chile and raised throughout the world. While living in Chile, she worked as a psychologist for over 3 years and was a certified coach in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). In 2018, Maka moved to Hawaii and there she pursued and received her 200-Hour RYT teaching certification through Yogaloha Studio in Waikiki. Since then, her love for the connection of mind, body, and spirit has helped her live fully by growing personally and professionally. Life took her to Kansas City, MO for the next 2 years, where she worked as a yoga instructor in many studios where she also began studying Herbalism. She enjoys teaching Vinyasa Flow in both English and Spanish. Maka currently resides in San Antonio where she calls home with her husband Josh and dog Keawe.

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Morgan Rand

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Morgan began practicing yoga in 2008 as a form of self-care. She pursued her 200-Hour RYT certification in 2012, and has since then taught at various fitness, wellness and yoga studios around the greater San Antonio area. She is currently in pursuit of her 500-Hour RYT certification. Morgan is skilled in teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, Gentle and Yin. She has experience working with athletes focused in both strength and marathon conditioning. She has assisted practitioners using yoga for weight loss, flexibility, peacefulness, and advancing their practice. She has a method that compliments many body types and skill levels. In addition to her passion for sharing yoga with others, Morgan works in a professional setting and is blessed to share her life with her husband Derek and two children Bryson and Kennedy (her world ❤)

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Melissa Welch-Lamoreaux

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Since stepping on the mat in 2007, Melissa’s passion hasalways been to activate the breath and body to quiet the mindto find the heart.Melissa received her 200-Hour yoga teacher certificationthrough Dharma Yoga in Austin in 2011 and holdscertifications in both kids and aerial yoga.At New Braunfels first commercial yoga studio Two RiversYoga, she was one of the founding teachers of the Two Rivers Yoga Kids Program, andinspired adult yogis to connect mind, body and spirit in weekly all-levels vinyasa classes.She leads workshops and teaches at varied businesses and organizations. She hosts theYoga Collective @ The Sophienburg Museum, bringing together like-minded yogainstructors and yogis in a community-based class that benefits the museum. Since 2009, she has owned and operated Loud & Clear Communications, a strategicpublic relations, branding and marketing company located in New Braunfels.Off the mat, you can find Melissa at her daughter’s college volleyball games (Go FlaglerSaints!), paddling the river with her husband Marc and her crazy tribe of friends, takinglong walks with their dog, and enjoying the many craft breweries in Central Texas.

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Sylvia McCleary

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Sylvia was introduced to yoga in 2004 while working in special education and practiced for years on her own, enjoying the strength, flexibility and peace that it brought her. She came to her first group class in 2011 and knew almost immediately that she wanted to become a yoga teacher and spread the love of yoga. The practice made such a tangible difference in her own life, and she found a sense of home within the yoga community. In 2014 Sylvia completed her training at Cherry Blossom Yoga in Houston, Texas with Sara Turk, and she is now a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her teaching style is calm with an emphasis on modifications and mindfulness, and she is often heard saying “yoga is a practice, not an achievement”