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About The Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi
LET YOUR INNER LIGHT SHINE THROUGH!
The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi would like to thank everyone for their support. Over the past fifteen years we have developed a family feel in the studio and are always excited about welcoming new faces to the studio (as practitioners and teachers). It is very exciting to be able to share yoga with someone and to watch them go through the process of self discovery. This is the reason the studio exists. With our library, workshops, teacher training, and availability to talk with your teachers on a personal level we are promoting your personal growth!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
By Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
May many miracles come your way. Don’t be afraid to go out and let your light shine. While you are at it help someone else discover theirs. Serve the greater good!
Much Love To You All!
Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi Teachers
Teacher: Michelle Acebo (Umā Devī)
About Michelle: Michelle has been doing yoga since 2001. She opened the first yoga studio in South Texas, Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi, January, 2005. Michelle has studied many styles of yoga with teachers around the world. She pulls from a rich lineage of Jivamukti, Baptiste, Dharma, Astanga (with David Swenson), and Restorative Yoga Styles into all of her classes. She is a trauma sensitive yoga teacher. She is continues her education with Christina Sell and is currently enrolled in Clinical Yoga Institute Trauma Sensitive Program. She has a warm and welcoming demeanor. She teaches a well put together practice with love and compassion. She will take you to your edge while respecting your boundaries. If you are ready to grow, come to one of her classes. Michelle is currently an E-RYT 500 Hour Teacher and Director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi's Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 Hour level Teacher Trainings/School. Michelle is also available for private individual or group yoga instruction. Contact her at 361-779-0183.
Class Times & Days: Tuesdays 6:30-7:45am Ashtanga For Beginners, Wednesday 12:00pm-1:15pm Gentle/Restorative Yoga and Saturdays 9:30-11:00am Core Yoga Flow
Website/ Media: https://www.facebook.com/ysocc/
Payment Methods: Venmo: Michelle Acebo: @Michelle-Acebo PayPal: PayPal.Me/ysocc ,Cash at the door . Classes are $15/class ($10 cash only) or 4 classes in 30 days/$42. Private Yoga Sessions $85/hour. Private sessions only sold by purchasing at least 3 sessions.
Additional Information From Michelle: Michelle will have group classes, private yoga, private groups, and continue to offer Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification at the 200 and 500 hour levels. She is the founder of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi which offers a format for new and established teachers to shine and share their knowledge. She is grateful to have this opportunity to provide a space for quality yoga and wellness to the Coastal Bend.
Maria Theresa Dominguez Mears
Teacher: Maria Teresa Dominguez (Mears)
About Maria Teresa: Maria Teresa was one of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi's original students in 2007! She attended at least 4 classes per week, every week! She has been instrumental in every way with the success of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi. She completed her first Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program with Christina Sell through the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi. Maria Teresa has completed many other teacher training programs. She has studied with Manorama D'Alvia. Maria Teresa has studied and developed her own Yoga Teacher Training Program for Kids. She is incredibly talented in many areas of yoga. She is a steady practitioner herself. She has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Baptiste Yoga Teacher Training. She can challenge everyone, at every level. Look for trainings through MI Yoga!!! Maria Teresa was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and moved to Corpus christi in 2007. Combining her love for yoga and children She started teaching Yoga to children and Holds the following related certifications: 2009 Radiant Child by Shakta Kaur 2010 Yoginos yoga for Youth by Beth Reese 2011 Rainbow Kids Yoga with Amanda Mcfadyen In 2011 Maria completed a 200 hrs. level training program and is currently a certified registered instructor with Yoga Alliance, Training with Christina Sell in 2012. In November 2012 She completed a vinyasa flow teacher training with Sean Corn in Dallas, Tx. Also in 2017 She completed Level 1 training Power Baptiste Yoga in Sedona, Arizona. She has continued her education by attending various training and Workshops with: Giselle Mari, Manorama, Dhama Mittra, Duncan Wong, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Amy Ippoliti, Marco Mandrino, ecc.
Class Times & Days: Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm
Payment Methods: Hot Yoga for Athletes Prices : Class Drop in $ 15.00 package of 4 classes, $40.00 .Payment can be on Cash, Credit cards, Venmo, Go payment.
Additional Information From Maria Teresa: Hot Yoga For Athletes: General Information about Hot Yoga: Hot Yoga offers classes in Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa or flow yoga is one of the emerging forms of yoga in the West arising from Krishnamacharya's lineage of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga. Vinyasa yoga is sequenced to bring balance between ease (sukha) and effort (sthira) while synchronizing the movement with the breath. The sequences of the yoga postures are both physically challenging and spiritually rejuvenating. Each posture, also referred to as an asana, is designed to prepare the body for the one that follows. Hot Yoga classes last for 60-80 minutes in a room heated to approximately 97.8 degrees, which is our body temperature. Practicing yoga in a hot environment opens both the chakras and the muscular/skeletal system, it stimulates the glandular system, and helps eliminate toxins to rebuild the body from old injuries. With continued Hot Yoga practice, what once seemed purely physical slowly transforms the practitioner towards a metaphysical state of being. In Hot Yoga, our goal is to empower each student to discover the teacher within. We hope that the classes you take at our studio will help you transform your thoughts, actions and body from the inside out. This particular class description: This yoga sequence was written to reduce injury potential, increase power output, reduce muscle soreness, reduce fatigue, reduce lower back pain, and create a more enjoyable work out. Yoga for athletes addresses areas affected by endurance sports (hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, calf muscles lower back, groin, upper back, forearms, ankles, and wrists). This program is geared toward athletes of all types and will be sure to challenge all levels. This class is not recommended for pregnant women or children under 16. Please hydrate well, bring your own mat and towel.
Teacher: Renee Gongora, M.Ed., Ed.S.
About Renee: Renee has studied Yoga since 2006. She earned her 200 hour YTT certification in 2018 at YSOCC under Michelle Acebo and Gretchen Weber. She is a high school ASL teacher, US Army Veteran, and Yoga teacher. She is currently training for Tai Chi certification. She specializes in Gentle, Restorative, Mindfulness, Trauma and PTSD yoga. She is also certified to teach yoga to children, as she earned her children's yoga certification from Mi Yoga in 2017. This is the only class in the coastal bend with communication accessibility in American Sign Language for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing clients.
Class Times & Days: Tuesday 6:45-8 P.M. Gentle Restorative Yoga, Sunday 4-5 P.M. Gentle Restorative Yoga
Payment Methods: Paypal Venmo @reneegongora $15 drop in $10 military, veteran, students with ID $48 for a four class pack. Contact:
Additional Information From Renee: Gentle Flow + Restorative Yoga Tuesdays 645-8 pm Gentle Flow + Restorative Yoga focuses on slow movement, each linked with breath. Poses are held for a moderate length of time which helps build strength, increase flexibility, improve alignment and relieves stress. This is an all level class, including prenatal. Please inform the instructor of any injuries, physical concerns, or pregnancy prior to class starting. The teacher has knowledge and experience with various forms of arthritis and different accommodations/modifications for poses (asanas). We bring space and length the ligaments and joints. Please bring your own props and pillow case for the bolster pillows. This is the only class in the coastal bend with communication accessibility in American Sign Language for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing clients. (361)945-0502
Teacher: Laura Powell
About Laura: I began my fitness journey in 2002. I have recognized how important strength training, cardio, and nutrition is to your health. I am now sharing my experiences and expertise with my clients. I have 19 years of experience in motivation on a professional level in the Educational field. I am using this expertise to help my clients meet their fitness, health, and nutrition goals to attain a happier healthier life in the process. My educational background has included a multitude of University level classes in Human Development, Psychology, and Positive Behavioral Motivations and Supports.
Class Times & Days: 7:15 PM Thursday Starting June 18
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Payment Methods: $5.00 Donations to Gulf Coast Humane Society
Additional Information From Laura: 361-446-9629 (Phone Number)
Teacher: Victoria Lee
About Victoria: I completed my Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification June, 2019 through The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi under the direction of Michelle Acebo and Gretchen Weber. I also graduated from the Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Teacher Training Program through The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi in December of 2019. I completely immersed myself in both intensive yoga programs. I am the first student to do an intensive training in both the 200 and 500 hour level programs through the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi. I am steady, devoted and persistent. I have felt the healing that yoga asana can bring to the physical body. I dove deeper into yogic history and philosophy, I have found healing in many other ways as well. My personal growth has been an amazing adventure and I am ready to share with you all the ways in which yoga has been a true gift to my life!
Class Times & Days: (Hot Yoga flow)Thursday Morning 6:00 A.M.; (Hot Yoga flow) Wednesday: 7:15-8:45 P.M.
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Payment Methods: Payment will be collected via Venmo: (vic_yoga) or Cash: Military & Students $10.00 Other yogis $15.00
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Teacher: Eva Leal (Yoga Bliss Eva)
About Eva: I have a 200 hour YTT in Hatha Yoga. I practice yoga because of all it benefits, but most of all yoga helps me with the arthritis rheumatoid, keeping me flexible and energized. Yoga is my medicine .
Class Times & Days: Mondays and Thursdays 9:30am to 11am
Payment Methods: $10 each class, cash at the door!
Additional Information: Contact me by phone, 361 687 9639 if you have any questions! My classes would be arthritis friendly, with an intention set, OM chanting, breath, flow, cool-down, relaxation and meditation. Sometimes a little yin yoga included
Teacher: Natasha Perez
About Natasha: Natasha Perez is a 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher and recent graduate of the Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program from the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi with Michelle Acebo and Gretchen Weber. Originally from Maui, Hawaii, Natasha has been around yoga since the age of four, thanks to her first guru, her yogini mother. Natasha’s personal practice on the mat started in 2016 when a string of unprecedented life events forced her to slow down and reevaluate how she was living. Thereafter, she started down a path of personal healing, igniting her passion for holistic wellness and pursuing a certificate in Meditation and Natural Health & Healing from the University of Hawaii on Maui in 2013. Through her personal practice and experience with yoga, Natasha has come to understand that the healing process does not only occur through the physical practice of asana, or finding stillness in meditation; instead, the truest form of healing, comes from within. As a yoga instructor, Natasha hopes to help clients and students facilitate personal healing experiences through the powerful practice of asana, and other yogic tools, such as pranayama and meditation, that can be easily utilized both on and off the mat. She truly believes that yoga enables healing on all levels: mentally, physically, and spiritually and looks forward to guiding you through your practice, namaste!
Class Times & Days: Hot Yoga: Monday Night 7:30-8:45pm
Payment Methods: $15.00 card or $10.00 cash BOOK TODAY! Acuity: Facebook:
Additional Information: This class is not recommended for pregnant women or children under 16. Please hydrate well & bring your own mat & towel. (Personal yoga blocks & straps are recommended but not required) Due to limited class space, pre-registration is required. First time students, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a liability waiver before class begins. Doors will be locked and classes will begin promptly at scheduled class time. Students who arrive later than the specified class time, or are a "no show," will be charged a fee of $5.00 after class is over.
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Teacher: Aija Fielden
About Aija: Ajia Fielden received her RYT 200 hr from the Yoga studio of Corpus Christi in May 2018. She had an interest in yoga at a young age and took classes here and there but it wasn’t until college that she discovered Acroyoga. She found a partner and started training two or more times a week. To improve her skills she thought it would be beneficial to become an Acroyoga teacher but knew that it would serve her the most if she did a yoga teacher training first. She was right but not in the ways she anticipated. Mostly focused on traditional yoga now the practice has provided her with a new outlook on life and she is very excited to share that with others. More attune to Vinyasa style flows, Ajia's classes are challenging yet traditional. The goal of each of her classes is for the practitioner to connect with their inner self through proper alignment and breath.
Class Times & Days: Power Hour Yoga: Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M.
Payment Methods: $15 for Drop in $10 for students or military. They can also purchase a month pass of 2 classes for $20. You can reserve a spot by booking through my website Home | Mysite
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Teacher: Kaeli Hernandez
About Kaeli: Kaeli, born in Honolulu, Hawaii grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. First introduced to yoga in 2013 while getting B.S degree at The University of Texas at Austin in Health and Kinesiology. From then she was hooked on yoga and completed her 200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga alliance training with Michelle Acebo & Gretchen Weber in December of 2017, and January of 2019. Additionally, she graduated from TAMUCC receiving her Masters in Kinesiology. During this time, Kaeli was introduced to reiki, a form of energy healing, and became a certified practitioner herself through Karen Wilson Healing LLC. Some of her interests are cooking, painting, various forms of holistic healing, and supporting her community. Kaeli’s ultimate passion in life is to work with people of all ages and share with them the tools and knowledge she has learned, to enhance their quality of life. Specifically, Kaeli believes we have the ability to heal our own bodies in every aspect, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
Class Times & Days: Tuesday 12:15pm-1:30pm Gentle Restorative Yoga, Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm Power Hour Yoga.
Payment Methods: $15/Class or $10 Cash only. Booking on website recommended. Walk ins are welcome however, not guaranteed a spot. Cash and card accepted in person. For private pricing information please connect via email:
Additional Information: First time students please come 10 minutes early allowing time for all paperwork. Classes will start promptly at designated times and door will be locked right away. Additionally, there is a $5 no show cancellation fee for those reserving a spot online and paying cash in person. Walk ins are welcome, however not guaranteed a spot. These are recommended props to own and bring to class: yoga mat, 8 or 10 foot strap with a D ring buckle, blocks of your choice, Yoga blankets, and King size pillow case (to put over public bolsters). This is a good amount of new information, bare with us. Finally, we are very excited to be practicing with all of you again. Namaste. Om Shantih.
Teacher: Susanna Beirich
About Susanna: I became a 200 RYT in Hatha Yoga in 2014 at Yoga Yoga in Austin. I have since studied with Gary Kraftsow, Paulie Zink (founder of Yin yoga), Gioconda Parker and Shannon Paige in the practice of viniyoga, Yin Yoga and Anjali Slow Flow. I have two sons and a husband who is an active duty soldier. I taught here in Corpus Christi at Crossroads Studio and now at the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi. I love how these yoga styles bring together mind, body and soul in a positive and uplifting way, and I enjoy sharing these beautiful practices with my students.
Class Times & Days: Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Hatha Happy Hour & Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm Gentle/Anjali Slow Flow
Media/ Website: https://www.facebook.com/yogaandreikibysusanna
Payment Methods: $10 per class payable by PayPal to or cash at door if space is available
Additional Information: All of my classes are open to students of all levels. Every pose can be modified to meet the needs of the student, from a beginner to an experienced practitioner. Hatha classes include traditional yoga poses as well as new movements, and offer students the chance to build strength and flexibility. Anjali Slow Flow classes offer students a more meditative and reflective practice, with both movement and restful holds. Please bring your own mat and a blanket or two to support your poses.
Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi
509 Clifford St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404