Selise Stewart, Owner
Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Yoga Heart Studio founder, Selise Stewart, is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Texas - Austin. She has been practicing, studying, and teaching Yoga in Houston for over 20 years. As one of Houston's premiere Iyengar Yoga Instructors, Selise brings her great sense of humor, keen eye, unwavering passion, and a holistic approach to help students improve the connection to their mind, body and spirit. Click here for information on Selise.
Guest Senior Iyengar Instructor
Rajashree is the founder of Shriyog Institute in Pune and one of the senior disciples of Guruji BKS Iyengar. She trained with Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), since 1993. She was privileged to work and train with guruji's son Prashant Iyengar and daughter Dr. Geeta Iyengar. Her mission is share the subject of Yoga through asana and pranayama as taught by Guruji BKS Iyengar. In her classes, Rajeshree follows the principles of constitution, seasonal conduct, and daily conduct as stated by Ayurveda and spirituality.
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YHS Massage Therapist
Austin was born and raised in Houston and graduated from Bellaire High School in 2006. Austin graduated from the Avalon School of Massage in 2010 and since then has been in private practice. Austin has attended workshops throughout the United States and in Costa Rica and has nearly completed the requirements as a certified practitioner in Myofascial Release. In addition to Myofascial Release, Austin incorporates Swedish and deep tissue massage.
Viniyoga & Medical Qigong Instructor
“Natural forces within us are true healers of disease” - Hippocrates
My own transformation began three years ago after I learned how to cultivate my body’s healing energy through simple Tai Chi movements combined with therapeutic yoga poses. I have come to understand that some of the deepest and most effective healing is not found at a doctor’s office or a hospital, but rather from inside ourselves. As a certified Viniyoga (500HR), Medical Qigong (200HR) instructor, I now find great pleasure in teaching others, empowering participants to stay well by taking attentive care of all aspects of their live. I have taught in a variety of community centers, corporate, private and group settings.
As a WomanSpeak Circle Leader, I am passionate in empowering women to become authentic confident public speakers by providing a safe and supportive environment where they can turn their fear into power to clearly articulate their thoughts, ideas, opinion, and suggestions regardless of their audience or circumstances.
Guest Yamuna & Yoga Instructor
Michelle Gregovic, ERYT500, YACEP, has been studying and teaching yoga throughout the Houston area for over 23 years. Guided by her love of teaching and her insatiable curiosity for healing the body, she sought out additional certification in holistic health consulting, Thai Yoga, and the Yamuna® Method, including Yamuna® Body Rolling and Foot Fitness. With an ever-present focus on the breath, she hopes to educate and empower each person to take their healing into their own hands. Michelle offers a teaching style that is lighthearted and infused with detailed and practical instruction to help students find a safe practice that is suited to their individual needs.
Michelle graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Speech Communications. She is grateful for the loving support of her husband and three kids, two cats and a dog. She currently lives in Katy and teaches classes, workshops and individual sessionsthroughout the greater Houston area.
Anne Bendixen, E-RYT, RCYT
Guest Yoga Teacher
Anne was introduced to Yoga in 2005 after working in the Fitness Industry for years. When experiencing not only the physical, but also the emotional and spiritual effects of Yoga, her whole perspective on how we can keep ourselves and each other healthy in every way was forever changed.
Anne's lighthearted teaching style has it's roots in her initial Anusara-inspired yoga teacher training, always keeping the Universal Principles of Alignment and the heart quality in mind. Anne combines elements from her continued and varied yoga teacher trainings with her intuitive sense for adding music and meditative themes, offering the students....
Hatha Yoga Instructor
Kay Westcott has been teaching yoga for 23 years at various studios and fitness centers in the greater Houston area. She has mentored her yoga teaching with the legendary Billie Gollnick (formerly of Houston) and has taken yoga training and workshops from Erich Schiffmann of Santa Monica, Ca. Winner of Houston Press Best of Award: Best Yoga Instructor 2006. Winner of the Indian Consulate Yoga Service Award 2015.
Guest Yoga Instructor
Melanie Comegys is an experienced yoga teacher, 500 E-RYT. She has a Level II Reiki Certification in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition and has been working in adult education since 1993 as a Head Trainer Corporate Trainer, teaching others how to be leaders.
After a 17-year career in Orthopedic Surgery as a leader in academics and education, Melanie is currently teaching and training others yoga in Houston. She has used her corporate training skills in designing and creating curriculums and training materials for yoga trainings. Through an intelligent and structured approach, she brings adult education in yoga to a new level of training.
Practicing yoga since 1999, she continues her yoga education. She completed five years of intensive yoga studies and has received two certifications in yoga. She continues teaching regular yoga classes along with yoga teacher training and workshops.
Melanie’s teaching is mostly focused on alignment-based yoga. She continually approaches the form-based physicality of the postures in yoga and loves the structure that it brings. Melanie’s classes are inclusive, as she helps everyone in understanding the poses. She gives detailed cues in how to move deeper into the poses, and she helps all students create a foundation that they can build upon. To learn more www.texsunyoga.com.
Holistic Health Coach
Mayra Powers is a Holistic Health Coach and International Diamond leader with dōTERRA Essential Oils. She is passionate about empowering others with natural solutions to support their physical and emotional wellbeing to create a healthy, happy life! She has worked with thousands of clients through 1:1 and group consultations, helping them design a game plan to live their life with harmony between their health, wealth, love + happiness. Prior to becoming a health advocate, Mayra enjoyed a successful 15-year long career in power structuring, corporate and project finance for various Fortune 500 energy companies. Mayra holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Trinity University, a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a CPA.
My Yoga journey started a couple years before my 42 year old daughter was born. It has been a constant in my life since then and I have been very fortunate to have been trained by teachers who were trained by masters of the art and science of Yoga. In 2004 I took my first 200 hour training immersed for a month in an Ayurvedic lifestyle with 7 Centers Yoga Arts. In 2011 I completed a 2 year, 500 hour advanced Viniyoga training program with Gary and Mirka Kraftsow. I am a life-long learner and I continue to study with Gary and Mirka. I am registered at E-RYT 500 level with the Yoga Alliance.
Margaret is a certified Isha Yoga Teacher. The Isha certification process is 1750 hours of intensive yoga practice and teachings in India. A yoga teacher before this undertaking she deepened her understanding of Classical Hatha Yoga.
"Classical Hatha Yoga is a complete path by itself. If you give yourself totally to this process, you can make yourself the way you want." - Sadhguru
Margaret is also a certified health coach. She believes we are our habits and do not need to suffer as we age. Awareness and habit changes can elevate you to love life and use your body as a stepping stone rather than a hurdle.