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 email@example.com or 210-240-6141
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-719-1423
Please feel free to contact Barb at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Please feel free to contact Connie at email@example.com 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, trans
formative, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Please feel free to contact Debby at www.debbyandersen.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-822-4567
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
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
Standing left to right; Linda Ximenes, Paula Davies kneeling left to right: Cheryl Hamilton, Sheri Coldwell, director of the San Antonio
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Please feel free to contact Rachel 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.
"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
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.
Please feel free to contact Shannon at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 210-724-7120.
5309 McCullough Ave, San Antonio TX 78212 @ The Yard - Across from Olmos Perk Coffee
(210) 240-6141 — firstname.lastname@example.org
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