Amy Johnson lives and teaches in Dallas, Texas, where she is the owner of Eastside Karmany and co-owner of Twist Power Yoga. A former music educator, Amy teaches flowing, yet powerful classes infused with the rhythm and grace of her music and movement days. Her classes create a sense of community and connection where students can grow and explore without fear or judgment. Amy has taught yoga for 16 years and combined with her prior career, she has almost 25 years of professional educational experience. Although her most recent teacher has been Shiva Rea, she loves to draw from all those that have inspired her.
Jayme began practicing yoga and meditation in 2000 after the loss of her parents; her mother in 1996 and father in 1999 both from cancer. It was a slow process of dabbling with the practice on and off until 2002 when she met her teachers and found a space to dive deep. However, her only goal then was to lose weight, but the mental and emotional support she found far surpassed losing a few pounds. In 2005 she completed her teacher training certification through American Power Yoga and realized her dharma is to share the tools of yoga that guided her through the grieving process thus finding joy and purpose again. Since then her studies have been and continue to be broad, covering martial arts (she’s 4th level in the Lightening Fire Mountain Tibetan Kung Fu System), tai chi, meditation, energy work, ayurvedic studies and anatomy. As a teacher she has accumulated over 10,000 teaching hours through group classes, private lessons, workshops, and teacher trainings.
Yogini and Aerialist, Lilah Spies is a YogaWorks™ certified instructor, Yoga Therapy Rx™ certified, Power Pilates™ certified, a former principal dancer with Westside Contemporary Ballet and freelance soloist.
Her strong belief in the therapeutic power of the yogic arts, the means by which she has found deep healing innervation, trust and inner strength, inspires a playful spirit as she guides her classes in exploring and developing their practice. She customizes every experience based on each student’s needs to ensure personal growth, mind/body transformation and healing and conscious living off the mat.
Lilah’s students enjoy her detailed alignment cues along with variations that make postures more accessible, her meditations and the language she uses to assist students in guiding breath in their bodies.
“The breadth of my practice has given me endless gifts, from healing roots and balancing my prakriti to stilling my thoughts and finding true presence in waking hours. I am forever in deep gratitude for all that yoga continues to bestow in my life!”
Susan Meymand has been practicing and studying yoga and meditation for over 20 years here in Dallas, Texas. A prior Montessori teacher, she has a knack for making poses accessible to all different types of people, regardless of their experience level, and providing nurturing support and encouragement. She creates an environment of authenticity, acceptance, and comradery in her classes by knowing her students by name, making people feel at ease, and keeping things lighthearted with her sense of humor. To learn more, visit www.susanmeymand.com
DeAndre was born in Louisiana and raised in Florida and Texas so he’s bringing the heat! He is currently an E-RYT 200 hour teacher. He believes that by unlocking the body and the mind through a regular yoga practice everything else in life becomes more aligned. Whether he is upside-down in handstand or in seated meditation he is simply striving to be present and bring people out of their darkness and closer to their light. Presence is key! He considers himself to be a lifelong student of the practice and is constantly discovering new dimensions physically, mentally and spiritually. He is excited to share his knowledge and practice with you!
Sarah Hatton wasn’t born in Texas but she got here as fast as she could! She has been teaching and practicing for a decade between her East Coast home of Baltimore and her beloved city of Dallas.
Her classes weave the power of breath with the gift of physical movement, providing an experience accessible to all bodies. Drawing on her intimate knowledge of anatomy and physiology Sarah creates unique, flow based classes. When you join her on the mat, you can expect authenticity, humor, a whole lot of love and some grit.
Several years ago, needing to get back in shape, Danny was prodded into a yoga class at the gym. Little did he know it would be the beginning of a whole new chapter of his life. He found this yoga class to be the best workout he’d ever had, increasing strength as well as flexibility— a key balance that he’d never before achieved— and the results were remarkable. It didn’t take long to get hooked as his body went through a transformation, and eventually his mind followed suit. He found a little more clarity and calm amidst a stressful job in advertising. Sticking with it, eventually his practice went from a workout to becoming an integral part of his life.
In 2016 Danny completed his 200-hour training with Amy Johnson and Jayme Bushmiaer-Davis at Karmany Yoga and has been teaching vinyasa flow ever since. He is now happy to have become that complete yoga cliche: having this amazing practice transform his life and sharing with others how it could transform theirs.
Zanobia began this profound journey 10 years ago. She had a stressful job and yoga provided her a much needed refuge & clarity. She immersed herself in a 500-hour intensive yoga teacher training. In addition she has trained with Bernie Clark and she is also a certified Yin yoga teacher.
Her classes are taught with an emphasis on movement coordinated with breath. Her teaching style focuses on integrating yoga philosophy, alignment and breath that supports all levels of practice. She loves to incorporate singing bowl & essentials oils to her classes. She truly believes that a consistent yoga practice can completely transform people & their perspective on life. She is very passionate about guiding people on their journey of self discovery. To her, this journey continues whole heartedly today & everyday on and off the mat.
She loves good music accompanied with a glass of wine. She enjoys traveling. When she’s not on the mat, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, their cat Luna and two spoiled pups, Zasha & Jax.
Anne’s yoga path began in 2014 after years of heavy weight lifting. Although Anne started the practice in serious need to stretch her body, the depth, richness and true meaning of yoga showed itself — a new lifestyle that she didn’t know she needed was unveiled. Searching for more, Anne decided to enroll in Karmany Yoga’s teacher training with Amy Johnson and Jayme Bushmaier-Davis.
Anne teaches strong and powerful flows that also leave you feeling grounded, expansive and more present.
Outside of yoga, Anne and her husband Art are the owners of DogFit Dallas, a dog training and walking business. Anne highly recommends yoga to her clients to help tap into their awareness of body, mind, spirit, which has led to great improvements within the owner/dog relationships.
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