Instructors

Heather Thompson

I have been teaching Pilates since 1999. I was fortunate to train with one of the original elders, Romana Kryzanowska and I received my teaching certification in 2000. Romana was taught by Joseph Pilates and taught in his studio after his death. I have watched how Pilates can help people with autoimmune disorders, injuries, Parkinson’s, pregnancy, Diastasis Recti, and athletes all gain strength, stability, flexibility, and balance.
I love helping everyone feel better through movement, but I especially enjoy my pregnant mamas and postnatal mamas. I help new mamas find their core again and heal their pelvic floor and Diastasis Recti. I help my pregnant mamas feel beautiful, strong, and safe throughout their pregnancy.
I also love working with Athletes! Whether you are a runner, a CrossFitter, a ball player, or a gymnast, core strength, coordination, breath, and mobility are crucial to your success. I can help you in the studio and I also venture out to various CrossFits, Yoga studios, dance studios, and anywhere you need to make my services more attainable to you! . I hope to empower people to take control of their training and become strong, supple, and balanced. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Allison Stephan

Hard work and determination drive Allison. She has crossed more than a few Ironman finish lines, and run 7 marathons all while home schooling two kids. She has more than 30 years experience in the fitness industry teaching and training people to reach their personal best. By day, she is a masters student completing her masters in counseling and a freelance writer who enjoys crafting great prose, and reading anything non-fiction.

Allison has been passionate about fitness her entire life. She got her start teaching dance and parlayed that into teaching Pilates, Spinning, group exercise and personal training. These days, Allison can be found most every day on a bike, reformer, or in her garage gym.

“I have practiced Pilates for more than 20 years, 15 of those as both a student and instructor. I have found that stability and strength are the foundation and secrets to most everything else that I do. Pilates has allowed me to better enjoy life, whether that is providing alignment to properly sit in a chair, or strength and stability to swim, bike and run.”
Allison has been mentored trained under classical Pilates practitioners from Stott and Peak. She also holds certifications from FitCore, Mad Dogg Athletics (Spinning), American Council on Exercise and National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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Karen Henderson

I am a lover of learning & what I enjoy most about teaching is opening up a path of discovery,
an infinite journey to self-exploration.  My approach is not confined to poses & movements that
exercise the body.  It also encompasses breathing techniques & practices that explore & inspire
the mind & heart.  I believe this practice is about finding out what is best for you, your body,
mind & heart.  I pledge to apply my knowledge & experience to best benefit you.  I’m incredibly
grateful to all the teachers & individuals (past, present & future) who continue to encourage &
inspire me on a daily basis.  I am forever a student.

Education:
Studied Microbiology at San Antonio College & UTSA
500 RYT
Mindful Resilience Yoga Teacher Training (Veterans Yoga Project)
Mindful Yoga For Trauma Recovery
Yin Yoga & Somatics Training with Gioconda Parker
Yin Yoga Training with Bernie Clark
Integrated Movement Therapy Certification
Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification (PPSC–Dr. John Rusin)
Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms–Dr. Andreo Spina)
Yoga Tune Up Roll Model Method –The Science of Rolling + Ball Sequences & Innovation (Jill
Miller & Trina Altman)
The American Council of Exercise (ACE)
Stick Mobility Level 1
Kettlebell Foundations Level 1 (Swing, Get Up, Kettlebell Clean, The Press, Front Squat,
Kettlebell Snatch)

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Casey Bryan

Casey Bryan’s love of yoga has easily translated into her love for teaching. She teaches from an intuitive understanding of the unique circumstances each student brings to the mat.  She is devoted to paving a path of self-discovery for all her students. Listening to the collective mood of each class, Casey ensures students enjoy a healthy physical, anatomical and alignment-focused experience. She infuses a steady stream of breath awareness throughout each lesson. Yogis journey down an open, non-judgmental path that begins with grounding down and rediscovering a true connection to mother Earth and themselves. Thoughtful cues coupled with space to explore, encourage movement from a place of inner peace and from the heart. Her gentle nature and challenging enthusiasm ensures lasting calm energy and revitalization.  

Casey has had the blessed opportunity to complete her 200 hour teacher training in Houston, TX at YogaOne in 2012 as well as her 300 hour teacher training with the Jivamukti School of Yoga in Costa Rica in 2014 and the Radiantly Alive 300 hour teacher training in Ubud, Bali in 2015. In total she has over 1000 hours of training and 9 years experience in teaching. Her specialties include a Hatha flow mix and yin.

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Kasey Carnes

Kasey is a highly motivating and compassionate RYT-200 certified Yoga Teacher and certified Zumba ® Instructor. Energetic and empathetic, with a giving spirit, she enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and achieve fitness goals, ultimately realizing their own inner joy, calm and compassion.

A yoga student since 2012 and teacher since 2019, Kasey’s teaching style is a combination of dynamic, fitness-inspired and gentle. Using simple and creative sequencing, with an emphasis on healthy alignment and intentional movement, she creates a safe space for students to explore their own movements and discover what their bodies are capable of. Kasey’s classes are taught Vinyasa style, and include a variety of basic and challenging yoga postures that also incorporate restorative elements and pranayama breath work for a practice that is strenuous, yet calming and
stress-relieving. Her understanding nature enables her to create an asana experience that is accessible to all students regardless of fitness level or aptitude.

A lifelong student and lover of all types of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, and salsa, Kasey became a student of Zumba ® in 2015 and a certified instructor in 2019. Loved around the world, Zumba ® is the high-energy, international dance-inspired cardio workout that consists of choreographed routines set to a variety of world music. Latin beats such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Reggaetón, and elements of Hip-Hop, Pop, Bellydance and Bollywood, to name a few, all add up to an exhilarating, hip-shaking, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning fitness party that will leave you wanting more! Join her as you dance your way to a healthier body and feel amazing doing it!

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Karri Windsor

Karri Windsor teaches a free flowing Vinyasa with a touch of Ashtanga. She is a RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance after receiving her training at Cherry Blossom Yoga in 2019, and is currently working towards her RYT 500 certification. Growing up, Karri was a teacher pleasing rule follower, so it is no surprise that she became an Ashtangi. Through her years of practicing a variety of yoga styles and teaching Vinyasa she has experienced a lot of personal growth. She now feels comfortable coloring outside the lines and finding freedom and creativity in the flow. Karri’s classes help students find self-acceptance on the mat whether they are following the rules or not.

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Jason Taylor

Jason’s yoga journey has quite literally been a gift; it all started with a class package given to him as a birthday present. It only took one class to hook him, and before he knew it, he was throwing himself into his practice. Just a few short years later he completed his first 200 hour teacher training at The Woodlands Yoga Studio in order to share the gifts of yoga with others.

Studentship is important to Jason and he continually furthers his yoga education. IN addition to regular classes every week, he frequently attends workshops and makes time to study other forms of movement to bring into both his personal practice and his classes. Jason also loves to play with all the toys, finding ways to integrate props into nearly every practice.

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Melony Bergeron

Melony Bergeron began her yoga journey 12 years ago as a way to help her cope with anxiety and depression. The stress of everyday life was peaking, and she was searching for a way to help ease her body and mind. She attended her first yoga class and was hooked on this practice by the end of that class. Her yoga teacher training was completed in 2016 and she has taught regularly since then. She enjoys sharing this transformational practice with all that are ready to learn!

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Linda Kuo(E-RYT 500)

Linda meet her first yoga Guru (teacher) from India in shanghai in 2007. After a year of daily practice she realized how amazing yoga help her to be a stronger person. she decided to left nurse job to become a yoga instructor. She received her first 200-hours Yoga Alliance in May 2008 Taipei PureYoga with Anusara certified teacher Patrick creelman and moved to shanghai start her teaching journey, two years after teaching in gym her teacher Patrick asked her start teaching in Taiwan PureYoga and moved to Hong Kong to helped pure yoga open other new location. She received her 500-hour RYT with Patrick Creelman and another 300-hour RYT with Anusara certified teacher Desiree Rumbaugh. Immersion level 1.2.3 with Desiree Rumbaugh. After thousands hours of training and teaching she was ready to moved to Texas with her husband to have their own family. After her second kid has born she can't wait to go back to be a yoga instructor again. She found a perfect studio Core Mobility Fitness Studio to be part of family to share her practice with lovey students and friends.
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Debbie Gavin

Debbie is Scottish and still has the accent to prove it! She moved to The Woodlands in 2014, after living in the Middle East for 6 years. Debbie started yoga and fell in love with Gentle, Yin & Restorative yoga. She loved how these styles could be modified to suit everyone’s needs and with the encouragement and warmth from her teachers, Debbie became aware of the importance of the mind body connection and how listening to your body and doing what is within your own personal limits, can have transformative results. Feeling an ease in her body and calm in her mind, Debbie started to delve deeper by participating in Yin and Restorative weekend workshops. Debbie truly believes Yoga is for EVERY BODY and she teaches with empathy, fun and compassion. she wants everyone to walk out of her class feeling relaxed and accomplished.
“The Pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body, not at its mercy.”
– Joseph Pilates

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