Flow Basics


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Aline Houston

Aline is a spirited teacher who was initially drawn to yoga to find her breath and found it to be completely transforming! She feels deeply that changing the way we breath can be life changing and life altering. Aline has specialized yoga certifications in Vinyasa yoga, Yin Yoga, Stand Up Paddle board Yoga, Advanced Ana Forrest training, and Functional Yoga Anatomy. Having discovered an intense passion for healing touch, she is also certified in Thai yoga Bodywork and is an Advanced Reiki III practitioner. She loves teaching Vinyasa flow and incorporates multiple lineages of yoga in designing a creative and inspiring class. You can expect sankalpa (intention) with a little bit of playfulness mixed in. She has studied with and has been inspired by many teachers and considers us all teachers. Aline is proud to serve the Houston community monthly as an Ambassador to the Breakfast Yoga Club.

Her passion is to help others find their own passions in life by spreading love and inspiration. It is her deepest desire that you are challenged and leave class or a session changed, and that change brings you more joy. Whether you are looking for a physically challenging yoga class or a real opportunity to go within yourself and heal your soul through other modalities, Aline provides the environment to accomplish whatever it is you seek. She continues to study and learn by attending various trainings to develop her skills in healing modalities.
 

Bea Porter

Bea Porter is a mother of three girls, coffee addict and self-proclaimed foodie. She originally registered for Yoga teacher training so she could learn more advanced poses. She didn't know then how much of a life change it would be for her.

Through yoga teacher training and her practice at Awakened, she realized that yoga is about more than just the poses. She grew as a person and made significant life changes that led her to become more confident and make the leap from employee to business owner managing social media!

Bea received her 200-hour yoga certification in March of 2018 from Awakened Yoga. She still enjoys getting into new and advanced poses but has found so much more from your daily yoga practice and meditation.

Bea enjoys balancing poses, will avoid chair pose when possible and is a big fan of using blocks! She has a passion for partner yoga and loves the connection that comes when practicing next to someone.

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.
 
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:

  • Tue Oct 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Chris Bishop
  • Wed Oct 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Oct 17 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Thu Oct 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Aline Houston
  • Fri Oct 19 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Bea Porter
  • Sat Oct 20 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Mon Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sadie Bund
  • Mon Oct 22 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Tue Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Chris Bishop
  • Wed Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Oct 24 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Thu Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Aline Houston
  • Fri Oct 26 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Bea Porter
  • Sat Oct 27 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Mon Oct 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sadie Bund
  • Mon Oct 29 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Tue Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Chris Bishop
  • Wed Oct 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Oct 31 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Thu Nov 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Aline Houston