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About The Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi


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!

~Michelle Acebo 


Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi Teachers

Michelle Acebo

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 5-7 pm

Media/ Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/MrsMariaMiYoga

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.

Rene Gongora

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

Media/ Websitehttps://www.satyaspacewithrenee.com/

Payment Methods: Paypal https://paypal.me/satyaspacewithrenee?locale.x=en_US Venmo @reneegongora $15 drop in $10 military, veteran, students with ID $48 for a four class pack

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.

Laura Powell

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

Media/ Website: N/A

Payment Methods: $5.00 Donations to Gulf Coast Humane Society 

Additional Information From Laura: 361-446-9629 (Phone Number)

Victoria Lee

Teacher: Victoria Lee "Third eye yoga sangha"

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) Monday: 2:30-3:45 P.M.;  (Hot Yoga flow) Wednesday: 7:15-8:45 P.M.

Media/ Website: N/A

Payment Methods: Payment will be collected via Venmo: (vic_yoga) or Cash: Military & Students $10.00 Other yogis $15.00

Additional Information: N/A

Katy Huis

Teacher: Katy Huis

About Katy: Katy grew up in North Carolina and has resided in Corpus Christi since July 2018. Seeking solace in her new and unfamiliar town, Katy immersed herself in the Corpus yoga community, amazed by both the physical and mental benefits of the practice. Katy completed her 200 hour R.Y.T.T. at Youga Yoga school of Yoga in Corpus Christi. Katy creates dynamic flows that nourish the mind, body and soul and loves sharing the benefits of yoga with everyone she meets!

Class Times & Days: Monday 12:00 pm Lunch break Vinyasa Flow (60 min) Thursday 12:00 pm Lunch break Vinyasa Flow (60 min) Sunday 3:30 pm Gentle/Restorative (60 min)

Media/ Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/flowwithkaty/

Payment Methods: Donation based classes with a minimum donation of $10 per class.

Additional Information: N/A


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