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.
Ross has found yoga to be the answer for dealing with love, loss, body insecurity, and spirituality. Yoga found Ross around the same time he began guiding hiking and biking trips all over the world. Now he is happy to call Austin home. Ross dedicates his practice to the memory of his friend Amanda Geissler who had plans to come to Austin and teach yoga. It is because of her Ross made the decision to one day become a certified yoga instructor. It was in pursuit of this goal that Ross was led to Wild Heart Yoga where he instantly found a home, and a family within the W.H.Y. community. His is now the friendly face you will see managing all the wild things around the studio!
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.
Growing up an athlete, Laura felt so unusually challenged in her first yoga class back in 2012 that she was instantly hooked. Over the next few years she grew stronger not only in her physical practice but also felt a shift internally. Having struggled with anxiety and panic attacks, she began to notice yoga helped alleviate it and began to use yoga as a tool to help her stay present. As her passion grew Laura knew her path was to share the practice of yoga with others. Laura completed her 200 HR training—right here in Austin—in alignment vinyasa based style. Her classes combine the perfect amount of strength building and form with a strong focus on using the breath to stay present and surrender to the healing of yoga.
Zuzu is a pink haired dreamer, adventure enthusiast and pizza lover. She first stepped onto the mat in 2009 and immediately fell in love with yoga. As an instructor, she leads students through a fun, creative flow, while holding space to guide everyone along a self-healing path to ultimate happiness and contentment. In her class you will travel with her on a journey through yoga asana, meditation, breath work and self-discovery. Her style is wild, free and invigorating, as all things in life should be.
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!).
While stuffing her face with pizza at a Super Bowl party, Andi was invited to her first yoga class. She was instantly hooked, as it propelled her into an all-around healthier lifestyle. Yoga gave Andi the confidence she had lost, and was the perfect balance between strength and stillness. Andi believes that if you want to cultivate power, you have to cultivate rest. She aims to educate practitioners on the mind-body connection and to practice with anatomical safety at the forefront. Andi is a firm believer that what you experience on the mat can give you wisdom in the day to day, knowing that you can reach new heights simply by using the power of your breath. With a deeply rooted love for people and long-term wellness mindset, Andi desires to help people discover their inner strength, on and off the mat.
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.
For Christina, yoga began as a way to relieve stress and anxiety until the tragic loss of her mother when yoga became part of her everyday life. In 2017, she was encouraged to sign up for a 200-HR Teacher Training which is where her next chapter began. Yoga helped her heal by providing a safe space to connect within and find some peace during a turbulent time. Christina hopes to share with her students ways to connect with their true inner-selves, disconnecting them from the noise of everyday life and promote peace, self-love, and guide them to find their true light in order to live their best lives.
Jenny was first introduced to yoga in 2011 to balance out college soccer. Falling in love with the physical practice came easy, but as her life and yoga journey continued, she found it was transformative mentally and spiritually, both on and off the mat. She loves to explore her edge and inspire others to do the same. Outside of yoga, Jenny loves to camp, dance, and listen to all the music, from musical theater to N.W.A. Come to Jenny’s Yoga Sculpt classes for great tunes and a great sweat!
Todd graduated from Texas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science. He works as a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and spin instructor! When he’s not teaching others, he’s sure to get in his own training by taking powerful vinyasa classes, and lifting weights. Outside of the gym, Todd plays bass guitar in an Austin-based rock band. Come sweat it out in Todd’s Sculpt classes!
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!
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!
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.
Chris Greene is a native Texan and leads practices which are geared for all body types, His classes will test your mind, challenge the ego, and if you get a chance to catch him for yin you will find a couple chuckles as your tensions dissolve. Off the mat he’s a poet, avid cook, beer aficionado, and pilots a dope mini-van.
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.
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!