Meet Our Teachers
Two Heart's Teachers Have 112 Years of Combined Teaching Experience
Jane Goldstein, M.S.
Studio Owner & Yoga Teacher
As an instructor,
Jane brings a flare for enthusiasm tempered with patience and kindness.
Her passion is the study of yoga, health and fitness which shines
through in her teaching as she skillfully guides students on their yoga journey.
She began instructing health and fitness classes in 1984 and yoga in 1998.
She is certified as both an Anusara and an Ashaya Yoga teacher with over 3,000 hours of
training. In addition, she is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher at the E-RYT 500 level.
She is currently teaching
Ashaya Yoga. Ashaya (AH-shy-ah), a Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart”, blends precise,
techniques with empowering and spiritually uplifting heart virtues that support a total awakening and
harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Her primary teachers
have been Anusara founder John Friend, Ashaya Founder Todd Norian,
Charly Pivert, Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze, Martin Kirk and Darren Rhodes.
As a seasoned professional Jane has an experienced knowledge of the body,
a humble attitude and a willingness to serve her students.
She draws on her educational background with a Masters degree in Health
Promotion and a minor in Studies in Aging. She continually enriches her
insightfulness through a dedicated self study program of
meditation and reading on topics of yoga philosophy, anatomy,
biomechanics, and the art of teaching.
Jane is also a certified personal trainer and teaches privates lessons
in both fitness and yoga with a specialization in older adults
and injury rehabilitation.
Jane can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-240-6141
Two Heart's Business Manager & Yoga Teacher
Arielena Reed, Lana, is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher at the E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 level.
She was born in South Carolina, grew up in dreamy California and bluesy
Chicago and now resides in sun kissed San Antonio, TX. It was in 2006 when Lana fell madly
in love with yoga, but it was while living in Cholula, Mexico that the love affair intensified
and she began a dedicated study of the practice of yoga. When she returned to the states she decided to
pursue the relationship on a professional level. In 2012, Lana graduated from the Esther Vexler School
of Yoga in San Antonio; but always drawn to adventure Lana took to the road again following graduation.
She spent a year traveling through Central and South America on a small Honda motorcycle and practiced yoga
throughout her trip in all sorts of unusual places.
When she finally returned to the states, Lana discovered and immediately fell madly in love again,
this time with acroyoga, which in turn led her to discover and explore many of the circus arts. It
quickly became clear that acroyoga, handbalancing, and swinging from her trapeze, named 'Starfire’,
would be welcomed into her life alongside yoga as her most favorite pastimes.
In her personal yoga practice, Lana studies almost exclusively Anusara and Ashtanga Yoga. This roots
her practice and her teaching strongly in alignment technique. From that strong foundation Lana explores
unique ways of sequencing so that each class is an adventure — an exploration into shape, breath, flexibility,
mobility and strength. She encourages her students at every opportunity to invite the elements of softness,
determination, playfulness and mindful awareness into each and every posture. She loves inspiring each of her
students to confront perceived limitations and come into the richness of the present moment. Her favorite thing about teaching though,
is watching her students do their best, which is all she ever truly asks of them.
Out of the studio, Lana photographs weddings, events, and takes natural light portraits, but her true photographic
passion is to artistically combine photography with yoga and circus. Lana instructs various skill level yoga and
acroyoga classes at several local studios. She also teaches private lessons.
She can be reached at email@example.com or 210-719-1423
Please feel free to contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barb has practiced Yoga for 8 years and is
a recent graduate of the Esther Vexler Yoga School (EVYS) here in San Antonio.
Introduced to Gentle Yoga by Jane Goldstein and Nancy Sorenson,
she then assisted Esther Vexler in teaching a group of older adults as
part of her practicum and fell in love with Gentle Yoga.
She has attended workshops at Two Hearts in BoomerPlus Yoga Therpeutic
Training with Amy Kraft and Chair Yoga presented by H.S. Arun.
Barb uses a gentle sequence of breathing, stretching, bending and
twisting yoga poses to bring about a calming to the body,
mind and spirit. Balance, strength, flexibility and
toning are added benefits.
Her gentle approach utilizing various props will allow a safe
and supportive introduction into Yoga for those new to Yoga or
for those who also share the love of Gentle Yoga.
Please feel free to contact Carl at email@example.com.
Physically active all his life, Carl first experienced the amazing power of yoga more than eight
years ago when he walked into a gentle yoga class. He immediately recognized that yoga was what
mind and body needed and became eager to learn as much as he could. After a few months, he
discovered Ashtanga yoga and was amazed at the physical beauty and clarity this vigorous
practice offered. Since then, he counts himself lucky to have studied with David Swenson, Robert
Boustany, Charly Pivert, Andrew Eppler, Mike Matthews and Kino Macgregor. His current
teacher is Lisa Long. Through extensive practice, Carl realized that physical benefits are only a
part of the magic of yoga; clarity of thought and calm steadiness of mind which come with the
breath leads the student inevitably towards serenity. After attaining teacher certification (RYT
200) Carl started teaching and realized that sharing the joy of the practice was yet another
dimension in his deepening love of yoga. Although trained in classical Ashtanga, Carl also teaches
vinyasa flow, gentle yoga and acrobatics, having studied with acrobatics champion and coach
Vladimir Vladev for the last five years.
Please feel free to contact Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-248-8715.
Connie is a
yoga teacher with a passion for yoga
that is contagious. She has found
practicing and teaching yoga a
lifestyle that is truly satisfying.
Her classes are innovative,
transformative, challenging and
combines creatively sequenced asana
with pranayama and meditation. Her
well- earned reputation for balancing
humor with the quest for authenticity
is truly refreshing, placing emphasis
on awareness and creating integrity in
the poses that can be carried beyond
the mat and into daily life.
began her yoga journey when she
attended an adult continuing education
class in San Antonio. Receiving her
Hatha yoga certification at YogaYoga
in Austin and continues her studies
daily. She has been teaching full time
for over 11 years and has experience
teaching special needs population
including Pre and Postnatal, athletes,
ADHD, Asthma, COPD, injury/restriction
and those who suffer addiction,
Cancer, joint replacement, PTSD and is
sensitive to illness that accompanies
each of us as we age.
Cristina has been practicing
yoga for over 15 years.
She received her teacher certification from the Ester Vexler Yoga School in 2015.
The decision to enroll in the teacher training program initially
was to deepen her personal knowledge
and practice of yoga. Never anticipating she would teach,
she realized her passion and joy of sharing the gift of yoga.
Cristina is a retired R.N.
and currently teaches yoga at the Eating Recovery Center in San Antonio.
She loves to create gentle and playful yoga sequences with mindful
attention to the body, breath, and mind connection.
Mindful awareness to the breath
with movement encourages students to stay
present and aware of the ease and effort within each pose. It is her hope that
students can take the practice of yoga off their mats to enrich their daily lives.
Please feel free to contact Cristina at email@example.com.
Debbie holds an Introductory II Level
teaching credential as a Certified Iyengar Teacher.
She began practicing and studying yoga in 1995, teaching since 2005,
and was the owner of the former Boerne Yoga Center for ten years.
She continues to study regularly attending workshops with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teachers,
and she had the privilege of studying with the
Iyengar Family at RIMYI in Pune, India. Debbie came to
yoga after 18 years of being a Respiratory Therapist,
and sees yoga as a key element in the essential trend towards
integrative health care. Debbie teaches with Clarity, Enthusiasm, and Compassion.
Please feel free to contact Debbie at 830-388-0086 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder of the Esther Vexler Yoga School
is a graduate of one of the first yoga schools
in Texas, Austin Yoga School, and has been
teaching since 1988. Peggy Kelley and
Devon Dederich are her respected teachers.
The inspiration for living life well and
her yoga career is Esther Vexler. Emilie
is Founder of the Esther Vexler Yoga School,
the first hatha yoga teacher training program in
South Texas. As an Iyengar Yoga Teacher, I continue my studies with Senior
Level North American teachers, and travel to India
to attend intensives in Pune, India
at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Center,and with Sri Arun in Bangalore, India. www.evyogaschool.com
Iyenger Yoga Teacher
Alliance Registered Teacher ERYT500
Emilie can be reached at email@example.com or 210-822-4567
Kitty Bevis is a Certified Hatha Yoga teacher living in the San Antonio
area since 2006. Although she has been teaching yoga classes since 1997 she
still considers herself a student of Hatha and Bakti Yoga, Sanskrit, and Vedic philosophy.
She has studied Alignment and Healing through Iyengar Yoga encompassing Alignment and
the Asymmetric Body and the Art of Yoga Therapeutics and Healing with Karin Stephan in Cambridge MA.
She has spent additional time studying Yoga for Scoliosis with Debra Woulk.
She studies Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy with Manorama.
She successfully completed the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Stillpoint Studios in Tampa FL
graduating in 2005. Prior to participating in formal yoga teacher training
she was a Certified Group Exercise Instructor and a Certified Fitness Specialist with the YMCA in FL.
She is a member of the Suncoast Yoga Teacher Association in FL.
Kitty has a deep connection with the kinesthetic and energetic qualities of the physical body and
is able to teach the yoga asanas from a unique perspective of creating balance and healing utilizing
the mobility her students already posses. She builds upon their strengths and assists them in overcoming
limitations both physical and mental. Her classes are fun and stimulating mentally and physically.
Kitty shares her living space in San Antonio with a lively bunch of
little dogs, a cat, and lots of outdoor feathered friends.
When not teaching yoga you might find Kitty sitting quietly at home knitting or reading,
preparing meals in her kitchen, tending her garden, or out around town taking yoga classes or singing
Please feel free to contact Kitty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-410-4733.
Yoga is a natural fit for Marina whose love for exploring different cultures, customs and philosophies lead her to see her practice as a life long adventure. Marina's mat is her magic carpet taking her through the changing landscapes of her body, mind and soul. It is from this mat that Marina hopes to always offer encouragement, light and love to each student who also finds themselves in a changing landscape. Many years a student, encouragement from teachers, friends and family led Marina to complete Ashaya Yoga Teacher Training with Todd Norian and become a RYT200 level at Yoga Alliance. With true joy and energy she teaches adults and children at TwoHearts Yoga. Marina dedicates herself to study, practice and teach Ashaya Yoga, the yoga path of her teachers Jane Goldstein and Ashaya Yoga founder, Todd Norian. TwoHearts is a warm & uplifting yoga studio where each student, new or experienced, will find a welcoming space. Marina's Ashaya classes will help each student to reconnect with themselves through the practice of asana, pranamayama and meditation.
Please feel free to contact Marina at email@example.com or 210-218-1143.
Nancy teaches a gentle yet powerful style of
hatha yoga drawing on her training from
various teachers, some of current
favorites John Friend, Doug Keller,
Raye Lynn Rath, Becky Jordan, Christina
Sell, and Jane Goldstein. Nancy began
practicing yoga in 1989 with Maria Theresia
and Roberto Mazzarrella and completed the
Yoga Therapy College teacher training in
Houston in 1996. She completed a Yoga
Alliance 200 hour certification in February
2002 at Yoga West and an Anusara teacher
training with Betsy Dowling in 2005.
Nancy completed Sacred Art Teacher Training
in June 2010.
Nancy discovered her passion
for teaching yoga in 1996 when right sized
from a corporate position in managed mental
healthcare. Nancy began teaching part
time in 1997 and was teaching yoga classes
full time offering private sessions and
leading retreats when she relocated to San
Antonio in October 2012.
Nancy encourages her students to fine tune
their inner awareness, listening and
discovering with the body and mind to create
health and vitality and presence. Students
learn to practice effectively at their own
level leaving a class feeling strengthened,
refreshed and uplifted. Nancy believes
that a consistent yoga practice leads to a
life of long term health and deep peace.
In addition to her passion for yoga
Nancy enjoys organic vegetable gardening,
the raw foods lifestyle including teaching
live foods and nutrition classes, and sells
a signature salad dressing.
Please feel free to contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-478-2233.
Naomi Gottlieb-Miller is a yogi, mama, self-care advocate, and healthy living mentor.
She has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and teaching for 12+.
Naomi fell in love with yoga at first downward facing dog and has been a
passionate advocate for yoga ever since. Known for her ability to offer creative and intelligently sequenced yoga classes, Naomi combines a fluidity of movement and a playful spirit with a clear, precise focus on alignment. Naomi invites each student to explore their edges on the yoga mat in order to discover an innate ability to do things they never thought possible. Expect to sweat a little, laugh a lot and fall in love with your yoga practice all over again..
Please feel free to contact Naomi at email@example.com.
Randy began his fitness career in 1982 teaching group
exercise in New Braunfels. Moving to San Antonio in 1989,
he continued teaching group exercise at the Concord Athletic Club,
while working on his license for Massage Therapy in 1995.
His knowledge of musculature made
becoming a Certified Personal Trainer a natural progression.
He earned his CPT from NESTA in 2008, and has worked with a variety of clients.
His strong background in
massage therapy translates well to
functional training and corrective exercise techniques.
Please feel free to contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu, a trained
physician started the Yoga journey under
H.S. Arun, a student of B.K.S.Iyengar in
1990. He had the privilege of taking
workshops under BKS Iyengar, Geetha Iyengar
and Prashant Iyengar. He has visited
Ramamani Iyengar memorial Yoga Institute at
Pune for short periods. He is certified with
Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana (http://www.vyasa.org/
in yoga foundation and Yoga therapy
courses. He has been a yoga instructor since moving to
San Antonio in 2006
Dr. Sreedhara can be reached at email@example.com or 210-487-0608
Susie is a native Texan who lives life with enthusiasm, compassion and gratitude. After years as an avid
student of yoga, Susie felt the call to teach yoga and received her 200hr certification through the Esther
Vexler Yoga School in San Antonio. Susie credits her heartfelt way of teaching to the exceptional
teachers with whom she has had the pleasure to study. Susie's classes combine purpose, consciousness,
and proper movement to make yoga something special for each of her students. Her classes are
energetic yet soothing and always integrate mind, body, and spirit. Her open-minded way of teaching
offers participants a unique experience that is inviting and refreshing. Susie feels that yoga should be a
personalized journey and that journey will look different for everyone.
Susie can often be spotted around town riding her bike, walking her dogs, or practicing yoga outside in
Please feel free to contact Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-724-7120.
Welcome SA Zen Sangha
Standing left to right; Linda Ximenes, Steven Epstein, Tamara Apgar, Timothy Apgar, Paula Davies, Kathy Sakai
Kneeling left to right: Cheryl Hamilton, Rosanne White.
Members of the Welcome SA Zen Sangha share responsibilities in
offering orientation to new participants, leading meditation, and maintaining our meditation space. We have been given training to share our practice with others.
We sit weekly at Two Hearts, including sitting meditation and walking meditation.
We welcome newcomers to meditation as well as those who are more
experienced practitioners. Please RSVP to email@example.com by noon each Wednesday to reserve your spot.
You may also send questions to this same email. We look forward to welcoming you.
For more information about our offerings or to attend Wednesday evening meditation,
please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5309 McCullough Ave, San Antonio TX 78212 @ The Yard - Across from Olmos Perk Coffee
(210) 240-6141 — email@example.com
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