Kathy is a certified Yoga Teacher and has been practicing since the late 90's.
After just one hour of practice, she was aware of how completely different and
soothing Yoga felt to her body, in comparison to anything else she had done.
Within 6 weeks of her initial practice she was at her first Yoga retreat.
Her love for Yoga and the realization of how Yoga has changed her life, inspired
her to become a Yoga teacher, so that she could share the wonder and beauty
of this ancient style, working with body, mind and spirit together. She continues
to take as many workshops, teacher training programs and seminars as she can
fit into her busy teaching schedule, and has studied with many Master teachers
such as Jonny and Bryan Kest, Doug and David Swenson, John Friend,
Charlie Pivert, Jill Miller, Robert Boustany and Baron Baptiste.
Realizing that Yoga "changes you from the inside", she is eager to work with
students of all levels, encouraging them to open their hearts and to be always
receptive to what the Universe has in store for them, knowing that it will be an
opportunity for spiritual growth.
Suhail was raised in San Antonio as a gymnast from the young age of 7.
He competed in the Junior Olympics in High School and later in NCAA
Gymnastics for the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied
Classics & Neurobiology. After beginning graduate school in research
medicine in Philadelphia, he realized he couldn't spend the next 8 years
of his life in a lab and clinical setting - so he filed for a leave of absence
and moved to a small fishing village in northwest Japan. He calls this his
year at "Walden Pond" where he spent time hiking, skiing, deep sea fishing
and teaching Yoga. Subsequently he began travelling the world under the
auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, working in
development and has taught Yoga on all 7 continents!
Suhail was inspired to begin his Yoga practice by his aunt in India and
approaches it as a science of the mind manifested through physical
asanas (postures). He has since obtained formal certification in the United
States through YogaFit Levels I, II, III, & IV. In 2008,
Suhail was called back to San Antonio to help with the family business and
continues to practice and teach Yoga as a vehicle toward well being for all.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Musical Bridges Around the World,
and is a Trustee of the Mind Science Foundation.
Yoga began at a young age for Terry. An immersion into Yoga asanas,
meditation and philosophy began at age 19, through self--study and
practice. By age 23, living in Kankakee Illinois, he had taught several
six weeks courses at both the local YMCA and Junior College. Returning
to the Southern Illinois University, he was initiated into Transcendental
Meditation (TM), and began a twice-a-day meditation practice that continues
today. However asana practice took a back-seat to meditation and became
more infrequent over time.
After turning 50, Terry returned to the physical practice of Yoga, and later
took levels I, II & III Yoga fit teacher training courses. Around the same time
he acquired a teaching position at the Spectrum Health Clubs (currently
Gold's Gym) and has been teaching at several of their locations for 4 years.
Inspired to move forward in his career as a well-established Yoga teacher,
Terry registered for the 200hr RYT certification program in the Shambhava
Yoga at the Soshoni Yoga retreat in Colorado, where he enjoyed organic
vegetarian foods, all forms of Yoga instruction, various meditation classes,
and after each day of long study hours he looked forward to evening Kirtan.
Since the Shambhava experience, Terry has become a level I MCKS (Pranic Healer through a course taught by
Master Stephen Co), and gained a greater understanding of the chakra system and how they are structured and
work in the physical and etheric or light body.
Terry's goal at Yoga in Motion is to provide all student members with well-balanced, well-designed Yoga and
meditation classes, with the intent to enhance overall physical, mental and spiritual balance, including deep
relaxation through meditation. It's essential in today's fast paced world to provide each student with effective
tools to de-stress, find peace and establish quietness.
Harini's yoga journey began in chidlhood and she grew to love the practice.
Originating from in Southern India, yoga grew to be Harini's passion and part
tradition. She has had the blessing of having walked the path of all four
aspects of yoga: Bhakti, Gynana, Karma and Raja.
After completing her Masters in Microbiology, she decided to deepen her
practice and completed her first teacher training in Hatha Yoga in India in
2005. After coming to the US and having a family, she again turned back
to yoga, all the while practicing. Again, she became certified in flow
based yoga, from Yoga, Yoga in 2013. Additionally, she completed a
22hr restorative training from Judith Lasater.
Her teaching style includes Hatha, flow-based Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal and
Restorative yoga. In her class, she encourages students to find their edge,
yet be compassionate to themselves and awaken the inner spirit. Her personal
practice includes chanting, pranayama and meditation.
Madeline English-as-a-second language teacher and
Yoga instructor, a native New Yorker, holds a Master Degree in Education.
She is a certified teacher in Elementary Education in New York and Texas.
In 2011, she earned the Adult Educator Credential from Texas State University.
Madeline was a classroom teacher at the Elementary school level for 10 years.
Since relocating to San Antonio she has been teaching English to adults. She
enjoys working with the students at San Antonio College and NEISD.
In addition to language and communication, she especially enjoys
teaching cultural, career and life/survival skills.
Madeline is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Hatha/Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor.
She currently teaches at two local studios. She also holds certificates in
Reflexology, Acupressure and Reiki. All are natural healing techniques.
Madeline invites all adults and children over 11 years of age to her classes
to experience this way of achieving physical fitness, mindful happiness
and overall wellness.
Ananda began his spiritual pursuit from a young age and is from Kerala in
India. He learned and practiced yoga and meditation, as well as, attended
instruction from great spiritual leaders. He was formally initiated into the
spiritual path by Guru Nithya Chaithanya Yathi. The Guru introduced him to
Vedantha as well as Nadayoga and provided the name Swami Ananda
Nadayogi. Ananda meaning absolute bliss and Nadayoga is the science
of abstract sound or music. Trained in South Indian Classical music which
now teaches in San Antonio.
A trained practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga in 2003 . He has taught
yoga in India, Middle-East, Singapore and the United States. For more info
check out anadnadh.webs.com.
Ma Lochana (Rossella Rossi) has enquired and studied spirituality and yoga
since childhood. She started her formal yoga studies in Italy in 1994 at the Kriya Yoga
Institute. She continued studying for four years in her native Italy including 2 years of
study at the Sivananda Yoga School. In 1998 she moved to the United States, where
she started teaching Yoga in the Sivananda tradition. Soon after she completed the
teachers training course in Hatha Yoga at Synergy Yoga Center in Miami. Her love
for movement led her to the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System and to the Ashtanga
In 2000 she met Swami Bramavidyananda and studied yoga philosophy, relaxation,
meditation and Pranayama for a year at the Ashram, where she received her first
initiation to Integral Yoga. This time had a profound impact in Ma Lochana’s practice
and teaching. Over the past two decades she has attended workshops, seminars
and studied with various inspiring teachers around the world. She has explored
different traditions with deep gratitude to the Hindu and Buddhist
paths. Ma Lochana has been recently initiated by Paramahansa Nithyananda and
blessed to receive teachings from the Vedic tradition. She is a devoted to enrich herself and others enthusiastically. Her full spiritual name, Ma Nithya Lochanananda, from Paramahansa Nithyananda, means the “One who eternally and blissfully enriches others
She has been teaching private sessions, classes, workshops and Yoga Teacher Training courses in United States, Europe, Central and South America. Her teaching experience since 1998 has created around Ma Lochana respect for her knowledge as well as for her integrity of teachings.
Ma Lochana also actively cultivates studies in holistic health and nutrition. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach (registered AADP & certified CEU by State University of New York, Purchase College.) She has helped successfully a variety of clients from different background, sex and age and guided to experience true health and harmony, while removing common conditions and diseases of modern society (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, insomnia, over weight, etc…). She has found amazing results in coaching families to find and maintain health and balanced life style for the kids and parents.
Laura took her first yoga class at the age of 16, Laura’s love of yoga led
her to become a certified yoga teacher just three years later. Laura’s soft
soothing voice and positive personality bring an energy that radiates
throughout a room when she teaches. Her students have warned to
“not be fooled by her soft demeanor”; Laura can definitely have you working
up a sweat! It has been noted by several of her students that they don’t
realize the intensity of their practice until they leave her class with shirts
infused with sweat. When Laura is not teaching yoga she attends the
University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) as an honors student studying biology
She is passionate about health, wellness, and fitness which she demonstrates
by teaching spinning, and Pilates classes in addition to yoga at various locations
Laura firmly believes that through practice, we learn how to “embrace
imperfection and accept ourselves”. Through our shortcomings on the mat,
we learn to have compassion for all the things in our lives and bodies that have
not turned out as we have planned. Her main goal when leading a practice is to
cultivate a feeling in each of her students that “each of us is perfect; just the
way we are”.
Michelle has a Masters in Food Science and spent several years as a scientist
in the food industry. Her first yoga class was actually in the fitness center of a
large food company. She was immediately intrigued and curious about this thing
called 'yoga' and the way it made her feel both challenged and centered. Life,
career and children took over though, and it was about 3 years until she returned
to a yoga class.
Upon moving to San Antonio in 2009 and leaving the corporate world behind,
she once again wandered into a yoga class and was hooked after the first sun
salutation. First drawn to yoga for the physical benefits, she slowly and profoundly
discovered that those benefits are only part of the practice. The stillness, awareness,
humility, introspection and required focus that meet her on the yoga mat each day
have turned her into a devoted yogi. She completed her RYT-200 hr program
in 2014 and continues to take workshops and classes.
Her teaching style is ever-evolving, but tends to lean towards an athletic, power-vinyasa style flow, heavily influenced by Ashtanga. She enjoys converting gym-going yoga-skeptics to yoga lovers. She encourages her students to have an open mind, a playful spirit and an attitude of self-acceptance.
You can contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org