Dallas Studio


Jayme Bushmiaer-Davis
Like so many others, yoga was catalyst in getting me through those challenging times. I started practicing yoga in 1999 after the death of my parents. The practice taught me how to accept challenges, put down the struggle and let go of the "victim" role I had created for myself. It was like a light went off...”You get to choose to be happy no matter what happens?!” I knew I wanted to help others.

In 2005 I was certified through American Power Yoga and co-led APY's 200-hour teacher training from 2008-2013. In 2010 I started training in The Lightning Fire Mountain System of Tibetan Kung fu where I’m learning to engage my body and mind to be quicker and move with the energy of others. About this time I took up riding my bike a lot more, lifting light weights and interested in other ways of conditioning to improve my kung fu training. So my yoga practice shifted to being the perfect physical and mental balance for me so I can continue all that I want to do pain free. I don’t teach a purist form of yoga because I’m not a purist yogi. I prefer to flow slowly and mindfully through poses, feeling just the right alignment while creating and accepting the shakiness that comes with the territory. I’m great with beginners because I don’t do overly complicated transitions or poses and don’t use sanskrit. And seasoned practitioners also enjoy my classes because it’s straightforward, creative and challenging with a deep connection to one’s internal energy. I also hear I make them laugh.

Another major influence for me is the Embody Love Movement, which promotes healthy body image. I’ve never struggled with an eating disorder but I’ve certainly struggled with yoyo dieting and depression because I felt I wasn’t skinny enough. Through my work with this amazing organization I’ve discovered so many of my students struggle with serious eating disorders to negative body image which has led to me changing how I teach and mindful of the words I use and the message I bring to class. Because whether we’re doing a basic lunge or twisted up like pretzel we should be rejoicing in our abilities. And for me yoga is about loving and rejoicing in your whole self for the sole purpose to love and rejoice in others.

Susie Carp
Yoga found me as I was trying to downshift from corporate lawyer to stay at home mom of three. A vinyasa yoga tape appeared as a gift in my mailbox and I was hooked from the first Om. I love the physical challenge of yoga, but it is the mental confrontation, the clarity and quiet, which draw me to the mat every day. I study and practice yoga and meditation with many talented instructors in Dallas and beyond. I completed my 200 hour teacher training with the exceptional Susie Caicedo and am RYT-200 certified through Yoga Alliance. I teach a vigorous vinyasa flow focusing on breath and alignment and hope to empower my students to increase their flexibility, strength and focus, on and off the mat.

Ashlee Gearner
Yoga found Ashlee in simple form at her neighborhood gym. She dreaded the typical, and sometimes lonely, grind of the normal workout routine. From the beginning, she found comfort being with a group of yogis who were open and willing to explore the boundaries of their minds and bodies together. What began as a once or twice a week gym class grew into an everyday passion that she fell in love with and wanted to share with everyone - all the time. (Seriously, whether it was in the gym or during happy hour). The beauty she finds in yoga is its capability to move you on and off your mat, taking form in breath and giving us the power of awareness, mindfulness, and so much more. Forever a student, she will assist you through a powerful flow, learning how to connect the breath and body with each movement.

Together, one breath at a time, we set aside whatever is no longer necessary and connect the mind, body, and soul.

Dana Hill
My very first yoga class was at Karmany in Fort Worth, and while I have visited numerous other studios, I came back to this studio for the mental and spiritual teaching. I decided after a few years that I too want to spread the love.

For me yoga is fulfillment, spirituality, mental health, and a purposeful life. Four years ago I began this practice and I still watch life become more authentic each time I step on my mat. Yoga showed me that breath is the bridge to consciousness. It teaches me to let go of things that no longer serve me, to honor my body, and to receive the gifts of the present moment. This practice has given me so much that I devote my life to sharing it with others. Its lessons are endless and its gifts are bountiful.

“When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still and the yogi achieves long life.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Amy Johnson
The first time I stepped on a yoga mat was in 2001 for reasons other than getting physically fit. At the time I was working 12-15 hour days teaching high school band. Teaching movement classes, being an avid swimmer and dancing for as long as I can remember, I always considered myself to be in shape, but teaching took its toll on my physical being. I knew something had to change.

My first yoga class (which was not power yoga) was a bit intimidating and left me wondering if yoga was right for me. But after doing a little research and learning about a multitude of yoga styles, I thought I should give it another try—and Power Yoga it was. I was hooked from the beginning and felt indescribable after. All my life music has been my passion, but as I delved deeper into my yoga practice things started to shift, I felt like I was figuring out who I was and coming into my own.

After 2 years of practicing, I decided to go through the training program at American Power Yoga. And in 2003, I received my 200-hour certification. Along with training at APY with Kurt Johnsen and Lyissa Trout, I have also had the opportunity to learn from Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Ana Forrest, Brian Kest, Beryl Bender Birch, Baron Baptiste, Dharma Mittra, Edward Clark, Tom Worley, Stephanie Young and Jessica Young. In 2010, I started working towards my 500 hr. certification with Shiva Rea and it has been incredible!

Yoga has completely changed my perception of life, myself, and the world around me. It is the one of the few places you can truly be you—there are no egos, and no judgments. I believe it is a very raw and exposed practice where you learn to find, explore, and accept your true self: every strength, and every weakness. I once heard a teacher say that “if you want to get to know yourself, do a little yoga.” I have used that statement in my classes ever since—it cannot be said in simpler terms. In short, I went from conducting at the Meyerson to sweating on a mat. And I wouldn’t change a thing.

Lilah Spies
Yogini and Aerialist, Lilah Spies, is a 500hr eRYT YogaWorks™ certified instructor, Yoga Therapy Rx™ certified, Power Pilates™ certified, a former principal dancer with Westside Contemporary Ballet and freelance soloist.

Her strong belief in the therapeutic power of the yogic arts, the means by which she has found deep healing innervation, trust and inner strength, inspires a nurturing motivation that pairs seamlessly with her natively playful spirit as she guides her classes in exploring and developing their practice. She customizes every experience based on each student's needs to ensure personal growth.

Lilah's students enjoy her detailed alignment cues, choreographic variations that make postures more accessible and the meditative language she utilizes to assist students in guiding breath in their bodies.

Julie Wright
My yoga journey began in 1999 when I took my first yoga class. As a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, I was always looking to improve my physical condition - yes, that is why I took my first yoga class. Little did I know how the practice would change my life completely. I was very pleased with the physical benefits from yoga but more importantly my heart opened and Spirit deep inside of me began to shine and I wanted to share this amazing love! After two years of dedicated practice I began teaching yoga. My personal practice was deepening as I began taking workshops with yoga masters such as Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste and Beryl Bender Birch just to name a few. I have learned so much from these amazing masters and enjoy sharing my experiences as I continue to learn and grow as a student of this ancient, beautiful discipline. I continue to follow Rod Stryker as my teacher as I love the rich tradition and wisdom of his lineage.

Yoga has opened my heart and filled it with compassion, acceptance and love in a way I never thought possible. I am truly blessed to share this gift through teaching. I am filled with gratitude as I continue this journey of Divine love and unity. Disciplines I teach: Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Gentle, Meditation, 12-Step Recovery Yoga

Certifications: 200 hour Yoga Alliance, 200 hour American Power Yoga, Y12SR - Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. I am currently working toward 500 hour with Rod Stryker - Para Yoga.

Stephanie Young

    Light your candle and enjoy its flame— see the beauty.
    Know the obstacles have been truly cleared— find the sweet things of life.
    Celebrate the little things.
    Be warm— always find comfort in your path.
    Let time be your strength— if necessary, make changes as soon as possible.
    Know that you are loved and I am here for your yoga journey today and always.
    I have been trained by the renowned yoga instructor Baron Baptiste.