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    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.


    Kathy can be reached for any information at yogikathy@gmail.com  
 Kathy Verstegen / Teacher
 All our teachers are extensively trained and certified and their passion for teaching  
 shows, as they each bring their own creative and innovative style to the program...



     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. 

​      Feel free to contact him at: suhail.arastu@gmail.com 


 Suhail Arastu / Teacher






   














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​    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.


    Feel free to contact Terry at yogainmotionsa@att.net

Terry Ruel / Owner / Teacher



 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.

 You can contact Harini at harinino1@hotmail.com

Harini Srinivasan / Teacher



 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. 

 You can reach Madeline at mahernandez2171@sbcglobal.net


Madeline Brown- Hernandez/ Teacher
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    Cody (on sabbatical to India and beyond) was born in San Antonio and is a Texan through 
    through. He earned a BBA in Marketing from Angelo State University and a MBA
    in Management from the University of Houston. Seven years after completing his
    MBA and entering the workforce, Cody was stressed out and worn out. He walked 
    into a gym yoga class unable to touch his toes, and the rest is history. 

    Cody is a RYT-200. He completed his yoga teacher training at the 
    Radha Madhav Dham  ashram Living Yoga Program. Additionally, he has 
    taken multi-day workshops from Kino McGregor, Beryl Bender Berch, and 
    Tim Feldman. Cody is always looking for more training that he can coordinate
    with his busy schedule. He works 40+ hours per week in a corporate 
    environment and understands the need to de-stress after a long day of work.

    In yoga, Cody found a new way to live and discovered peace in the world -
    especially on his sticky mat. He hopes to share this new way of life with 
    everyone open to new experiences. His goal is to help students change 
    their lives by increasing self-confidence on their yoga mats, so they can 
    use that newfound strength throughout the rest of their lives.

    Cody is fun, fast and challenging; so are his classes!! He teaches a flowing style of yoga merging breath, gazing point,      and posture into a moving meditation. There is a good chance you will sweat when he is teaching, so bring a towel. He can’t    wait to see you on your mat!!


    You can contact Cody at cwhevner@yahoo.com














Cody Hevner/ Teacher





 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.

 You can reach anandnadh@gmail.com


Ananda Nadayogi / Teacher



​ 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
 Teacher Training. 

 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. 

 You can reach Ma at ma.lochana@yoganutritionlife.com






 Leslie began as fitness instructor and is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness
 instructor with 28 years of experience teaching all aspects of fitness from
 kickboxing to weight training.  Also, she is a nutritionist.

 A certified RYT 200 yoga instructor from Yoga Fit and with additional training
 from Beryl Bender Birch.  Over the last 13 years she has taught for Spectrum
 and now Gold's Gym.  Teaching is her passion and get's excited seeing
 students learn.

 You can reach Leslie at lsawaya@att.net


  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
   around town.  

  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”.  

  You can contact Laura at laurazhctennis@gmail.com


Laura Zoch / Teacher

Ma Lochana / Teacher

Leslie Swaya / Teacher