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Think you don’t fit the mold of a yoga teacher?

The stereotype seems to be a size 2-4, modern-day contortionist who looks like she belongs on the cover of Maxim Magazine.

Her classes tend to be sweat-fests and she shows off poses that intimidate the s**t out of you.

Now imagine the yoga teacher who…

Cares more about making a difference in the lives of others, and embraces the spiritual side of yoga.

She guides you to connect with your body and be grateful for what it can do, and doesn’t care about your body shape or hers.

At Purple Lotus Yoga I cater to the second kind of teacher, and if that’s you, grab an iced tea (or green smoothie) and step into my corner of the world.

The non-traditional revolution started here

If you’ve taken yoga in any north Texas yoga studio, chances are good you’ve taken from a Purple Lotus trained teacher.

I have the oldest Yoga Alliance approved program in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. I have more than 10,000 hours of teaching yoga, and for 15 years, I’ve been mentoring, educating and certifying teachers, many of whom have gone on to start their own studios, teacher training programs, and other yoga related businesses.

You can be a non-traditional teacher too

While knowledge of the postures is the first step in becoming a skilled instructor, it’s not the only one. (And just because someone else CAN do all the cirque-like poses doesn’t mean they’d be a good teacher.)

My number one goal is to support you and show you that everything you need to be a crazy good teacher is already within you. Perhaps you don’t have all the tools yet. It’s my job to show you which tools you need and how to use them properly.

I believe that if you have the desire to be a yoga teacher my door should be open regardless of your flexibility, where you’ve been practicing yoga or how “beautiful your practice” is or isn’t.

It’s not about the yoga voice, Sanskrit-fluency or even wearing size 2 fancy pants….it’s about how the participants feel during and after class. With my Texas accent, bad Sanskrit (so I rarely use it) and size 8-10 Gap and Target yoga pants, I teach one hell of a class.