Flow Basics


This class is taught by:

Sadie Bund

Sadie first began practicing yoga in 2008 at her community gym, she went for mostly a physical workout and some needed 'me' time after the birth of her second child. What actually transpired from this introduction (besides being able to fit into her pre-pregnancy clothes and a short break from the daily demands of parenthood) was an awakened sense of 'self' and a new understanding of the 'mind-body-spirit connection'.

When Sadie is off the mat you'll find her spending time with her high school love- married close to 20 years & their 2 amazing boys. She is more invigorated than ever to maintain a balanced, active & healthy lifestyle- yoga reinforces that mantra.
Some of her other passions include gardening, DIY projects, reading (especially about health & wellness), and experiencing new adventures in travel & food.

Sadie became RYT-200 certified in May 2016 as a vinyasa yoga instructor.

Her classes emphasize building a solid foundation with strength & proper alignment, while also finding ease in asanas (poses) through pranayama (breath). She wants to help guide people along their own journeys to become brighter and happier, with a calmer mind, an open heart & joyful spirit on & off the mat.
 

Jamie Pilloff

Jamie started working at the studio in August 2011 after being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. She began her practice at Awakened Yoga in January 2011 and decided to join the team after Grace posed the question: “Do you want to work barefoot?” Upon hearing that question, Jamie jumped at the chance to discover her love of people, yoga and retail. She has lived in the Sugar Land/Missouri City area for over 25 years and is married with two kids in college. Jamie serves an instructor & front desk guru.   She loves sharing her love of yoga and chatting with clients.

Georgia Roberts

I have done yoga on and off for about 9 years now. Some of my “off” periods were close to a year long, so I’m very comfortable with being a beginner. That’s one of the reasons I love yoga- it always meets you where you are. The only requirement is that you have breath flowing throughout your body. I started to deepen my practice in late 2016, when I was having the most trouble with my sleep. The side effects of not sleeping had me diagnosed with various disorders that I was being medicated for. I’d lost my sense of self and was stuck in a job that drained me of what little energy I had. All I knew was that even when I felt my lowest, an hour on my mat could quiet everything else and allow me to reconnect with my body. No longer was I living outside of my skin, a stranger inhabiting some foreign body. If my body wouldn’t allow me to sleep, at least I could get it to follow my inhales and exhales and take back some of my power where I felt I had lost so much of it. In early 2017 I was fired from that job after about the 100th time I physically couldn’t leave my bed for my office (but seriously when you’re only allowed a REM cycle how are you supposed to move your limbs???). 2017 was a year of more doctors and medicine trials and failures and finally I was diagnosed with narcolepsy. My current doctor is the one who suggested I do my 4th sleep study and he gave me back my life. Once I started sleeping again, I started waking up (pun so very intended) to myself and what I wanted to do with my time. When a friend who teaches yoga in California suggested I teach because I could do that with narcolepsy, I felt like I had to find a training right away. I am so grateful for my past because it makes me love my present. I love yoga because it’s been there through every up and down (dog). And I love teaching at awakened because you guys teach me about myself.

When I’m not at the studio you can catch me running, meditating, obsessing over essential oils, writing, or cooking!

Heather Hutson

Growing up in the small town of Needville, Tx, Heather was first introduced to yoga by a Denise Austin DVD. She didn't know what chatarunga meant, but knew it was fun to say. Being an athlete most of her life, she found the space to be, breath, and move in harmony with her body a wonderful yet scary change from the performance based activities. Heather's goal in teaching is to create a clear non-judgmental space for her students to tune in, breath deep, and move with gratitude and acceptance. Her passion for correct alignment, and creative sequences shines in all of her classes.
 
She started her practice at Awakened Yoga in 2014. After about a month of feeling awkward, she settled into this beautiful love story with her body, mind, and soul. Fine tuned focus, tension and pain relief, easier breathing, blossoming self love, and most of all space to create her best self all came into the picture.
 
After about a year of practicing at AY, Heather enjoyed the practice, atmosphere and students so much, she started working the front desk on the side for funsies. She then went on to finish her 200 HR R-YTT in early 2017 at Awakened Yoga Studio, where she enjoys giving back the goodness that has been received through this Divine practice.

Now Heather is the happy manager of the studio.
 
She encourages staying in tune with your inner drum, letting yoga meet you where you are at, and together forming a harmonious song.

Chris Bishop

Chris began dabbling with yoga at a fitness center in 2006, but didn’t begin a consistent practice until he started practicing at Awakened Yoga Studio in 2014.

Since then, Chris describes his experience with yoga as if he is talking about magic. “My body, mind and spirit have all grown in strength and resilience. My heart is as open as it’s ever been. I’ve even had my first real connection with the Divine, and I attribute it all to my yoga practice. I view these all as real-life miracles.”

Chris completed the AYS 200-hour yoga teacher training in March of 2018 and Annie Au’s 100-hour Chinese Meridians and yin yoga teacher training in August 2018.

Chris teaches Flow Basics, Slow Flow, Hot Flow, Hot Power Flow and Yin with a strong emphasis on alignment and breath. Outside of yoga, Chris is interested in nature, meditation, trail running, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and healthy, delicious foods.

A vinyasa practice taught at a slower pace, with more explanation on correct alignment and modifi- cations. Basic postures are explored including standing poses, standing balancing poses, core work and back- bends. This class is appropriate for absolute beginners or experienced students wanting to take it down a notch.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sadie Bund
  • Mon Dec 17 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Tue Dec 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Georgia Roberts
  • Wed Dec 19 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Thu Dec 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jessica T Tierney
  • Fri Dec 21 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Heather Hutson
  • Sat Dec 22 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Dec 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Georgia Roberts
  • Wed Dec 26 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Thu Dec 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jessica T Tierney
  • Fri Dec 28 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Heather Hutson
  • Sat Dec 29 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Georgia Roberts
  • Mon Dec 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Chris Bishop
  • Wed Jan 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff