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Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi~Yoga Camping Retreat Weekend, October 13th-15th, 2023

Registration is NOW OPEN for Yoga Camping Retreat Weekend!













For more information contact Michelle at: or 361-779-0183


Arrive Friday, October 13th, 2023 10:00am-6:00pm.  Set up your own tents or reserve one of our Yurt complete with electricity, air mattress and sheets, ready to go!!!!  

We really can't call this "camping" so we will call it "glamping"!!!

It's very exciting to combine this year's retreat weekend with our neighbor, Ponderosa Guest Ranch.  This retreat weekend offers all the cool things about our cozy camping experience with the Wild West Yoga Festival day pass, all included!!!! Enjoy the hospitality of M & R Farms and Ponderosa Guest Ranch.  You'll get a one of a kind experience with world renowned yoga teachers.  I think I'm most excited about practicing with Amy Ippoliti.  I have followed her teachings for many years.  Now, we all get to take a yoga class, up close and in a very personal setting.  

You will get home grown organic vegetables prepared by a vegan/vegetarian chef.  All meals included, excluding your time at the Wild West Festival. 


Last year's attendees made new friendships, reconnected with old friends, found inspiration to go home and take action on their dreams.  Was it the retreat or the company?  It was both.  Come and find clarity in the serene country landscape.  There's something magical about being close to nature.  Fall asleep under a star filled sky, take inspirational yoga classes, take a walk in nature, bring your bike for a ride, simply sitting by the enormous fire pit, whatever it is that you need, come to this cocoon of serenity.


Enjoy sunrise meditation and asana classes, restorative yoga, yoga Nidra for deep rest and relaxation, fire ceremony, Vegan/vegetarian cuisine, and much more!


Gretchen and Michelle have been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings and retreats since 2009.  You'll be in good hands as we lead and hopefully inspire you.  

You do not need to be an experienced camper.  We will take good care of you here.  There are options available to where you simply "Just Show Up" and we can handle the rest.  

There will be a sliding scale option for financial assistance.  We want to be all inclusive so if you are experiencing a financial hardship, give me a call.  

Yoga Alliance CEUs available upon request. $10/Certificate 

No Outside Animals Allowed on site

Liability waiver must be agreed to and signed to participate





May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all. 


Much Love and Light,

Michelle Acebo, E-RYT 500, Registered Jivamukti Teacher, Director of Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi’s School of Yoga, and Founder/Director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi

About Us

About The Yoga Studio Of Corpus Christi


The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi would like to thank everyone for their support. Established in 2005, we have developed a family feel in the studio and teacher training programs.  We are always excited about watching our past students and teachers grow.  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 existed. With our library, workshops, teacher training, and availability to talk with your teachers on a personal level we are promoting your personal growth! Please check out our teacher training programs, workshops and continuing education courses.

“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

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Michelle Acebo, E-RYT 500  Director Yoga Teacher Training Program

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 to study yoga on a daily basis.  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.  She is the Creator and Director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi's Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 Hour level Teacher Trainings/School. The training program has expanded into the Rio Grande Valley area.  She has created a unique experience, Yoga Camping Retreat (in Decatur, Texas) that offers Continuing Education Credit through the Yoga Alliance.  Michelle is also available for private individual or group yoga instruction. Contact her at 361-779-0183.

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Payment Methods: Venmo: Michelle Acebo: @Michelle-Acebo PayPal: PayPal.Me/ysocc ,Cash at the door . Classes are $20/class ($15 cash only) 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 offered a format for new and established teachers to shine and share their knowledge. She is grateful to have had this opportunity to provide a space for quality yoga and wellness to the Coastal Bend.  She continues to teach throughout Texas.  

Gretchen Weber, RYT-500

As co-teacher of the training and lead director of the 500 Hour Program, Gretchen Weber (co-founder of Crossroads Yoga) will share her rich lineage from the Iyengar Tradition. She has studied extensively in the Anusara Tradition as well as studying with Christina Sell since 2008. She shares her extensive study in Sanskrit Studies under Manorama D’Alvia. Gretchen and Michelle have studied under the guidance of Manorama for many years. Manorama is the founder of both the Sanskrit Studies Method™ and the Luminous Soul Method™.  Gretchen is one of South Texas’ hidden gems.  Her knowledge of all thing’s yoga is unparalleled.
Allison Paige Acebo, RYT-200

Nick Goulet RYT 200


Nick Goulet started his yoga journey after searching for a workout that he could enjoy following injuries from playing baseball. Nick found that yoga provided him a functional way to workout while healing his body, mind, and soul. 


After attending many classes at the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi, Nick pursued becoming a yoga instructor with the 200 hour teacher training course offered by the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi. Now that he is a certified instructor, he continues his education with the Yoga Studio by participating in more teacher trainings and helping run and instruct at the Yoga Camping Teacher Retreat in Decatur, Texas. 


Contact us today to schedule a class with Nick!

Natasha Perez, RYT 500

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!

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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 $10.00 after class is over.

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Ana Maria Villegas, JD, RMT, RYT-500 Co-Teacher Trainer - Owner of Karuna Soul Living, Rio Grande Valley/Harlingen Area









Ana Maria has been a student of yoga since 2004 when she turned to yoga to help her manage the stresses of law school. She believes that through yoga, pranayama, meditation, and the eight limbs of yoga, one can get in touch with what makes us, and all beings, connected to each other and to the Divine. She is a 300-Hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in the yoga lineage of Jivamukti Yoga Method founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life.  She's also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-Hour Yoga Teacher (RYT). She trained at the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi and Crossroads Yoga Studio under the teachings of Michelle Acebo (Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher) and the lineage of Christina Sell/Living the Light of Yoga, Manorama/Sanskrit Studies and Luminous Shabda through the teachings of Gretchen Weber respectively.   Ana is also a certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced Crystal Master, and a trained Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) practitioner.  She is a practicing immigration law attorney and a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Texas. 

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