Meet Our Teachers
Two Heart's Teachers Have 107 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 a certified Anusara Yoga teacher with over 16 years and 2000 hours of training in this joyful, alignment based style of yoga. Her primary teachers have been Anusara founder John Friend, Todd Norian, Charly Pivert, Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze, Martin Kirk and Darren Rhodes. She is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher at the E-RYT 500 level. Currently, Jane is studying Ashaya yoga with Todd Norian. 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 yoga@twohearts.net or 210-240-6141
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Lana Reed
Two Heart's Business Manager & Yoga Teacher

                     

Arielena Reed, aka Lana, 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 s tudents to confront perceived limitations and push towards their edge. 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 lana@twohearts.net or 210-719-1423
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Barb Ritchie

    

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.


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Please feel free to contact Barb at sabjrstx@hotmail.com.
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Carl Lobitz

    

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 the 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 of ered. 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.


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Please feel free to contact Carl at clobitz2@gmail.com.
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Connie Lozano

    

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, trans formative, challenging and compassionate.

She 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.

Connie 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.

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Please feel free to contact Connie at connielyoga@gmail.com or 210-248-8715.
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Cristina Guerra

    

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.

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Please feel free to contact Cristina at cactusflower58@satx.rr.com.
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Debbie Pederson

    

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.

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Please feel free to contact Debbie at dmwpedersen@gmail.com.
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Debby Anderson

    

Debby, E-RYT 200, RYT-500, C. Ayu., blends the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda into a practical, modern-day path of self-discovery and healing. A professionally trained dancer with over 18 years of teaching experience, Debby's classes integrate asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mindfulness, and therapeutic awareness with classical Yogic teachings and understanding of the cycles of nature.

Additionally Debby maintains a private practice in the healing tradition of Ayurveda, a system of holistic medicine that is native to India and shares with Yoga the same philosophical background and understanding of the body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga is a path of awakening through realization of the true self, and Ayurveda supports this path through aligning the body and mind with the healing qualities of the natural world around us, removing the dis-ease that is so often an obstacle to freedom. Debby is certified to teach Hatha Yoga through Yoga Vidya Gurukal (Nasik, India). Debby is also a certified Ayuryoga® teacher and a NAMA-registered Ayurvedic Practitioner. Debby has been a featured presenter at the Iowa City Yoga Festival, the Austin Yoga Expo, the Manifestation Celebration, and the Om Vibrations Yoga and Music Experience.

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Please feel free to contact Debby at www.debbyandersen.com.
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Emilie Rogers
Founder of the Esther Vexler Yoga School



Emilie 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
Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher ERYT500

Emilie can be reached at texyoga@sbcglobal.net or 210-822-4567
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Jana Gibbons


Jana Gibbons has been teaching yoga at Two Hearts Yoga Studio since 2012, after completing a 200-hour Anasura-style teacher training program under the tutelage of Martin Kirk. Jana also studied yoga therapeutics, a branch of Anusara yoga that uses yoga alignment exercises for injury rehabilitation, with both Kirk and Doug Keller. In addition, she completed a 100-hour immersion in the Anusara method with both Charly Privert and Christina Sell. Owner of Neuromuscular Concepts, Jana has been a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist since 1983. In 1993, Jana began teaching group stretching/exercise classes based on Active Isolated Stretching (The Aaron Mattes method). While teaching a 75-hour anatomy and physiology course for massage therapists (taught since 1985), Jana authored her self-published book entitled "Understanding the Human Body: Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapists and the Health Conscious.” She also teaches a stress management and an anatomy class for the Esther Vexler Yoga School. The past five summers, Jana has taught Yoga and Balance Ball for children at the acclaimed San Antonio Academy summer sessions.

She can be reached at www.neuromuscularconcepts.com
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Jana Nolan


Jana was born and raised in Maryland. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with degrees in Chemistry and Biology. Jana is also a Harry Potter lover and a big fan of football. Throughout her younger years and into college she explored movement and creativity through competitive swim, dance, and cheer. She first found the practice of yoga in 2009, and practiced off and on for several years. When she moved to San Antonio in 2013, she discovered acro yoga and became immediately addicted to the thrill of basing and flying. While acro yoga is where Jana got her introduction to the circus arts, she also reguarly practices trapeze and lyra (aerial hoop). You can find Jana running with her dogs, practicing yoga and acro yoga, or flying through the air on her lyra or trapeze.

She can be reached at janamnolan@gmail.com
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Jennifer Gwin


Jennifer Gwin recently returned home to San Antonio after being away for many years. During that time she fulfilled her dreams of dancing professionally, became a licensed acupuncturist and mother of 3 boys. She is feeling happy and at home in SA. She is enthralled by Qi Gong and the ancient Chinese perspective of the body/mind/spirit and often incorporates them into her yoga classes, which she calls YOGAYA.

She can be reached at 210-912-4766 | www.GwinAcupuncture.com
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Katie Abel


Katie is a mom to her 2 year old son, a nutritionist and a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga since 2003. And, specifically has been teaching prenatal yoga since 2007. Growing up as a dancer, yoga was very natural for Katie. When she became pregnant, new challenges arose and the therapeutic benefits became more apparent. It was then that she discovered the ability of yoga to nurture her through a profound, very physical, life changing experience. Yoga helped her stay centered in her rapidly changing body and allowed her to enjoy her pregnancy with minimal discomfort. Her intention in teaching prenatal yoga is to help women feel good in their bodies, and trust in their innate wisdom, so that they can enjoy this special, transformative time in their lives and connect to their babies.

Please feel free to contact Katie at Spkatieabel@yahoo.com.
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Kitty Bevis


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 kirtan.

Please feel free to contact Kitty at newhorizonyoga@yahoo.com or 210-410-4733.
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Morningstar Sangha


Standing left to right; Linda Ximenes, Paula Davies kneeling left to right: Cheryl Hamilton, Sheri Coldwell, director of the San Antonio Morningstar Sangha.

The four of us from the San Antonio Morningstar 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 and have extended residential retreats in the area usually twice a year. We welcome newcomers to meditation as well as those who are more experienced practitioners. We are an affiliate of the Boulder Morningstar Zen Center bouldermorningstarzencenter.com under the guidance of Sanchi Reta Lawler, who has been coming from Colorado to the San Antonio area to offer instruction and retreats since 2002. Our larger Sangha extends to other parts of The US and places abroad.

For more information about our offerings or to attend Wednesday evening meditation, please feel free to contact Sheri Coldwell at shericoldwell@att.net.
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Nancy Sorensen



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 yogawithnancy@aol.com or 713-478-2233.
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Rachel Perez

    

Rachel was raised in San Antonio and loves its wonderful culture, but she has never let go of her love for Southern California where she was born and visits often. She has always been an extremely active individual, an avid trail runner, and she competed regularly in half-marathons, but when she found yoga she was immediately captivated with the practice and amazed at how it changed her life; however, she never imagined just how far her yoga journey could take her until she discovered acroyoga which took her yoga practice to new heights. Acroyoga was her introduction into the circus arts and she has never looked back, regularly training in acroyoga, static trapeze, aerial silks, and hand balancing ever since. When she isn’t swinging, flying, handstanding, making beautiful shapes or basing, Rachel is a full-time nursing student at the UT Health Science Center. Her other interests include painting and sketching as these crafts allow her to continuously express her creative spark. Being inspired and inspiring others through her passions is one of the greatest experiences she has yet to discover and she strives to create a community for others to join her in growth and revelation through the ever-changing inspiration and playfulness the world of circus has to offer.

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Please feel free to contact Rachel at r.e.perez1993@gmail.com.
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Randy Caddell

    

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.

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Please feel free to contact Randy at rcaddell@satx.rr.com.
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Shannon McCreadie

    

"Blending a complimentary practice of Western Medicine and Eastern Philosophy continues to be one of the most delightfully rewarding journeys of my life," says Shannon McCreadie: Transformative life coach, friend, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher (RYT 200, Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, Yoga Academy of Texas - a Yoga Alliance accredited school).

After 18 years of living a "normal" childhood, Shannon began showing signs of Epilepsy. Inarguably, a difficult obstacle to overcome for a young adult and blossoming young woman. Wanderlust and the desire for unity of mind, body, and spirit led her down many paths.

At Lone Star College System, she was introduced to Hatha Yoga and studied the asanas, sutras, and philosophy of Vinyasa. Her passion for the practice inspired her to become Founder and President of the college "Yoga Club", where she shared her knowledge of Yoga with fellow students in the campus gardens. "When I first started, yoga was like that nice stretch you do when you wake up in the morning - rejuvenating and relaxing! But later I realized that there is SO much more to Yoga that could benefit all aspects of my health," founding a community, connecting with others, and seeing the result of her efforts benefit herself and others inspired Shannon to attain a teacher certification. "My friend had taken me to a Kundalini Yoga class and had told me to brace myself - it was going to be quite different from what I was used to. She was right! I had never experienced that level of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual (you name it!) clarity. After that class, I wanted to cry, laugh, be free... I was so clean and so happy! I knew right then and there that my purpose was to teach Kundalini Yoga." For nearly three years, Shannon has taught across the Houston area from classrooms to mediations spas, resorts and studios. In 2015, she moved to San Antonio and is already dreaming of ways to make the city a happier, healthier, and holier place.

In addition to Yoga, Shannon studies physical therapy at St. Philip's College and volunteers her services to the Rawfully Organic Co-Op in Houston, Divine Yoga (a Kundalini Yoga Studio in San Antonio), Forest Conservation agencies, the United Nations - she also enjoys cuddling into a bed of blankets and pillows with a good book. Her experience in applying Eastern and Western medicine in her life has allowed her to live happily and successfully function with Epilepsy. She aspires to help others do the same; be it a physical disability or an emotional setback. Shannon's expertise lies in the utilization of Yoga, Chakra knowledge, Pranayama, and Meditation to help YOU attain acceptance,love, and happiness.

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Please feel free to contact Shannon at shannon.mccreadie@icloud.com.
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Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu

    

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 drsreedhara@gmail.com or 210-487-0608


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Susie Postell


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 out-of-the-way locations.

Please feel free to contact Susie at susiestll@yahoo.com or 210-724-7120.




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