Marybeth has been practicing yoga for 13 years and completed her first teacher training in 2012. She is filled with immense gratitude to be opening the doors of Wild Heart Yoga to serve as Director of all things wild!
Marybeth is a lover of life, wild heart, mama bear, music junkie, dancing fool, and inspired by all things creative! She teaches high-spirited, vigorous classes designed to push students outside of their comfort zone to discover the strength and ease within. It is this sweet space between she hopes her students learn to embrace.
For Maggie, yoga began as a balance to the effects of distance running on the body, but it soon became a refuge for the heart and soul. In this practice she discovered the connection of body, breath and spirit that makes yoga not just a workout, but a practice of awareness. Her training from Practice Yoga is heavily alignment-based, but she also has a deep love for the flow of Vinyasa. Her style incorporates the two through purposeful positioning in a dynamic flow. Her classes are creative, joyful, sweaty and sweet…and if you’re lucky she may even sing to you at the end! :)
In addition to yoga, world travel, food, music and writing feed Maggie’s soul. She’s a language lover, sunshine seeker and groove mover! Above all, she's grateful for this precious, messy life and the adventure of the unfolding path.
Maria began practicing yoga in 2008 and completed her first teacher training in 2014. Her practice and love for yoga has evolved into a soul-inspiring practice that cultivates strength, confidence, compassion, and a deep appreciation for living in the now.
Maria's approach to yoga is playful and light hearted. Her desire as a teacher is to create a space where students can practice freely, without judgement. She believes that yoga is best practiced by breathing deeply, moving with intention, keeping an open mind, and a happy heart.
Nikki was inspired to first step on the mat in 2007 as a cross-training complement to Dance, and found transformational self-awareness in the process. She received her RYT 200 training at CorePower in Austin and has been teaching since 2013. Nikki holds space for students to discover radical self-acceptance, cultivate personal power and embark on a vibrant path of healing. Come ready to sweat in her vigorous and empowering classes that incorporate music, accessibility and alignment.
Nikki's other passions include Holistic Nutrition modalities, Urban Dance, and exploring the elements with her Siberian Husky, Sukra.
Jess was first drawn to yoga as a way to soothe anxious energy and replace unhealthy coping skills that were no longer serving their purpose. Over the years, her practice has radically transformed into one that invites in more stillness and presence, a lens through which to observe the mind, regulate the nervous system and understand what it means to be embodied. Jess believes yoga is for every body and is passionate about making it accessible to all. In her classes, she aims and encourages us all to keep it real, do our best, be good to ourselves and others. Jess' love of travel has provided her with a worldly perspective, open mind and free spirit. She's a mountain mama at heart who loves to sink her bare feet into the earth and discover new things with her Catahoula Leopard Hound.
When Jason started practicing yoga, it was just a change up from his usual workout routine, but he quickly found it was essential in evolving and maintaining his emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Regular practice gave him the tools he needed to slow down and gain perspective, and with that clarity came better choices, and with better choices came a better life. He is also a chiropractor specializing in functional improvement for yogis, with certifications in physical therapy and personal training. He regularly prescribes specific poses to patients, and tries to use his life experiences to help others understand how to cope with their injuries. His classes will be focused on having a good time, pose symmetry, and balancing asymmetrical muscle tone that make students prone to injury.
This native New Yorker came to yoga over a decade ago, finding a practice that was the perfect complement to her training as a triathlete. After suffering a knee injury, life took an unexpected shift. Yoga took a front seat to her life, as she dove into the history of the practice and the more meditative and ancient magical aspects. Students come to Jenna's classes to find moments of peace while enjoying creative sequencing, good music and a healthy dose of humor. Jenna offers her students a path to experiential learning with a well-rounded practice and meditation. Through her continuing studies and practice, she strives to help others turn inward, outward, onward (and downward and upward!).
Yoga was the best accidental discovery of Tirzah’s life. She stumbled upon a late night yoga class after finishing a 12 hour work day that led to unbearable chronic pain. Realizing how wonderful the class made her body feel, and over the time the joy and confidence it brought to mind, she made the decision to become a yoga teacher to share the practice with others. Tirzah teaches through the vital mind-body connection and the ideas and teachings of kindness, love and respect as a priority to a healthy life physically and mentally.
Kylie first stepped onto her mat 15 yrs. ago after crossing paths with an inspiring yogi that shaved her head for yoga teacher training. She was drawn to her calm, centeredness and agreed to come try a class. From that day on she was hooked on yoga and has expanded her practice to include meditation, mindfulness and all things soul-filled! She has 200 Hr Hatha Yoga certification from Yoga Yoga, 200 hr Corepower (*in process), Corepower Hot Series Training certification.
When she isn't with her husband and 2 boys, she is practicing the harmonium & yoga and dabbling with healing crystals. Her intention is to create space for students to practice with curiosity and leave a little lighter and brighter!
Before becoming a 200 RYT yoga teacher, Vicky was in academia for over 10 years. She started practicing yoga during the time she had a lot of neck and back pain. As her practice evolved, it really helped her to find relaxation, strength and balance. She decided to deepen her knowledge in yoga and to share the benefits of it with many others. She includes creative and playful flows in her power classes, focusing on strengthening and lengthening the whole body, where you will also be given the opportunity to safely practice or explore inversions and arm-balances. Her Vin Yin class incorporates the healing properties of Yin yoga into a deep and calming flow to balance the mind and body, and to improve the flow of qi. Besides teaching at studios she also teaches on site classes for school teachers. She believes yoga is truly for everyone. She is grateful for being a yoga teacher and a student forever.
A lifelong student and teacher, curiosity and injury lead Elise to the yoga mat in 2000 as a way to bring strength, flexibility and peace into her life. She yearned for a way to establish a mind-body connection in order to get through this crazy thing called life and... it is still working! Come flow with Elise as she teaches a nurturing and soul-filled class that focuses students on enriching their lives through the eight limbs of yoga in order to soothe their wild hearts.
Elise is also passionate about bringing yoga to children, and will soon be offering kids’ yoga here at Wild Heart…stay tuned!
Mel has embraced the world of yoga for over 15 years. Her classes are fun, spiritual & powerful with hopes to empower others to accept, to grow & to connect with mind & body. Having taught yoga for over 12 years with influences of Baptiste, Power Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Meditation & Yin, Mel intertwines her influences to create one amazing class. Mel loves to travel and leads international women yoga retreats, health coaching, drinking coffee, & spending time with her husband & two sweet baby girls!
Movement and Meditation are Denise Deniger's foundational practices of life. In addition to 20 years of practicing and teaching yoga, Denise weaves a wide range of training and experience into her teaching and presence. You'll find elements of massage therapy, competitive bodybuilding, circus arts performance, Buddhist meditation and philosophy, Thai Massage, iRest Yoga Nidra, and even the dance of Sanskrit in just one touch.
Sarah practices and teaches yoga to become more present. She has always enjoyed exploring creative pathways and has found yoga to be an accessible path to stress relief and physical strength. Her classes are powerful, playful, and challenge students to go within and embrace whatever shows up in each moment. It is Sarah’s intention that students leave her class feeling empowered, connected, and inspired.
After devoting nearly three decades to raising a family, Beth knew it was time to return to her teaching roots. She had just begun her own yoga practice where the skills and knowledge she had cultivated in every other life stage collided with yogic philosophies she was learning on her mat. This ignited a passion to share the glory of this ancient study and its curative powers. She enrolled in Wild Heart’s inaugural 200 hour RYT training class in 2018, followed by The Little Yoga House Foundations for kids yoga. Above all else Beth adores, respects and values children (so much that she literally has “babies” tattooed on her arm)! She now incorporates her experience and passion in a class to serve our most valuable and vulnerable, and WILD population- kids!
Jessica found yoga 10 years ago during a challenging time in her life. She was trying to balancing young children at home, health issues and anxiety. She had practiced classic pilates for 12 years but was looking for something with a more mind body connection. On the advice of a friend she tried vinyasa flow yoga. She immediately fell in love. Yoga allowed her to calm her mind and connect with her breath and body. This allowed her to feel grounded and be more present for her family and friends. Jessica became a teacher to share and spread the joy of yoga. She studied Baptiste Power Flow yoga and received her Yoga Alliance 200 hour in 2011.
Naomi first sought yoga in 2010 as a form of physical rehabilitation for severe chronic back pain. However, the day she fell in love with yoga was years later when she finally learned how to still her mind with her movement and breath. She realized that learning to move with awareness and breath on her mat was constantly teaching her how to move that way through life. Feeling called to share this practice, she completed her 200-hr certification in power yoga and began teaching in 2014. Naomi believes that yoga is for every body and she hopes to share how this physical practice can transform your mind, soul, and spirit.
Kiely Rutledge has been studying and practicing yoga for over 10 years. She teaches from the heart of her passion, and is registered at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance, E-RYT500. Known for her passionate and joyful approach to yoga, Kiely is first and foremost a devoted student. She draws inspiration from many master teachers of the Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Anusara methods, and her teaching style unites all of these methods to provide a relatable and useful practice for her students. Kiely deeply believes that the ancient teachings of yoga are just as useful to the modern household yogi as a way to connect to our heart of hearts and find liberation through yoga.
Andrea found asana around 2002 but began to understand the deeper meaning of yoga during her first pregnancy. Prenatal yoga offered a nurturing path of self-discovery, strengthening and softening, supporting her choice to birth three children at home. Andrea now strives to support women on their unique journey into motherhood and beyond, fostering trust in the body’s inherent wisdom.
Mylene first practiced yoga solely for flexibility and mobility purposes coming from Crossfit, HIIT Training, Triathlons and Obstacle Course Racing background. She soon realized that yoga was therapy, finding vulnerability on her mat helped her become mindful and aware. Mylene enjoys practicing a long side her family, her friends and her community. In her yoga class you can experience meditation and movement and finding balance with strength and softness. Mylene strives keeping a simple life - be in nature, be kind to yourself and others and be grateful, even on a bad day there is something to be grateful for.
Colleen first found yoga in high school as a complement to sports and a way to find balance in life. She loves all styles of yoga from Power Vinyasa to chilling out in a Yin class. Over the years, yoga has always been apart of her life to offer an escape and flexibility in mind and body. She came to know Wild Heart Yoga through the community and was attracted to the welcoming and fun energy. She hopes to grow with the Wild Heart Tribe and build the W.H.Y. community Austin wide.
Colleen is very much a people person and wants to know your life story! She is fun loving and people tell her she has an infectious laugh. In her free time she loves to travel, happy hour, and hike the greenbelt with her two Australian shepherds!
Meet Alyse, a magical human and healer who recently joined our Tribe! Utilizing Eastern and Western healing modalities such as acupuncture, targeted nutritional therapy, neurotransmitter testing, and Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, Alyse guides her patients through restoration and reclaiming of their holistic flow and whole-body health. She works with you to create a healing path to empower your mind, energize your body, and elevate your soul. You can connect with Alyse at www.alysesnyder.com.