Vicki Brooks

Vicki began studying yoga with her teacher Suzi Zobrist over 16 years ago, on Orcas Island in Washington State. In 2009 she took the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, traveling to Denver Colorado for the experience. A month long immersion course, filled with heart opening and soul searching. Learning from Ana Forrest, the ways Forrest Yoga is different from other styles of yoga. Strong abdominal work, longer holding in poses, working with relaxing through the head and neck, finding how to live and work authentically in your body, are just some of the gifts that Forrest Yoga has to offer!

Vicki moved to Wichita Falls, back to her husband’s hometown, in 2011. She began teaching at the original Breathe Yoga with Joanna Hirschi. In 2012, she took over the studio, moving it to it’s new home downtown. Where she has enjoyed watching & experiencing the growing yoga community here in Wichita Falls.

Rheagan Ortega

Rheagan was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, and graduated from Rider High school. She played soccer for 2 years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Public Relations with a minor in Spanish from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.  She is a certified AAFA Fitness Instructor who has taught Piyo, Yoga & Aquatic Aerobics for the past 3 years at MSU. She enjoys being active, teaching, reading and is passionate about impacting the lives of other people on a daily basis.

Maggie Ma

Maggie grew up in China and moved to the States eight years ago. Yoga helped her release stress in graduate school, and she felt exhilarated when she walked out of a yoga studio the first time.  As her practice deepened,  she started study the philosophy and science behind yoga, and received her CYT certifications through YogaOne in Houston specializing in power Vinyasa yoga (inspired by Baptiste Flow). She encourages her students to step out of their comfort zone by trying something new in each class. Students who attend her class will feel empowered by the end of the class. Ready to sweat your asana off?

Valerie Smith

Valerie began practicing Yoga in 2006. From her very first class, there was a mind-body understanding that she would build on in the coming years. After having 2 children, she pursued professional training in an effort to share her passion for Yoga with others. In 2011, she received her 200RYT certification through Yoga Alliance and her CYT certification through Yaweh Yoga in Chandler, Arizona. In 2012, Valerie trained with Sadie Nardini in Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Immersion. Her classes blend healing and essential oils with personal growth, strength, and flexibility. Teaching is a vehicle for her continued understanding of the mind-body union.

 

 Stevi Arredondo

Stevi began her journey with yoga as a student during her time at MSU. She began taking classes and realized that becoming an instructor for various exercise classes helped follow her passion in life. She began instructing in 2006-2007 at MSU where she earned a BS degree in Health Fitness Management. She continued to practice yoga throughout her graduate studies at Texas Tech and once returning to Wichita Falls began teaching again for MSU in 2010-2011. She has a passion for caring for people and believes in caring for the body with a balance of nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness. So welcome yourself to her class and open your heart and mind to the challenges of strengthening, flexibility, balance, and fun. Do something that makes your body happy today.

Heather King

Heather moved to Wichita Falls in 2009 from Layton, Utah and resides here with her husband and their two children. She is working on her Bachelors of Science in Radiologic Technology at MSU. Heather is a Hatha Yoga Level 1 and 2, certified through SCW. She is excited to continue growing her practice and finds joy in the journey. Heather doesn’t believe in taking things too seriously and would like everyone to just own their inner bad ass. No ego, no judgment on the mat and a nice balance of both in life. Yoga gives her a strong foundation physically, a balanced perspective mentally and a way to heal emotionally. She looks forward to taking a trauma sensitive approach to yoga in the future.
SIDE NOTE: Yoga is more fun than anger management!