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.

Camille McLeod

Camille began her practice in college in a simple quest to find something after dance. Since then she has fallen for the practice and studies whenever possible. She teaches a playful practice that encourages the accessibility of postures through props, practice, and laughter.
 
She completed her 200 RYT with Gioconda Parker.

Khushboo Bansal

Khushboo Bansal is originally from Mumbai and has spent most of her life in Texas, with short stints in California and Italy. The mental and spiritual aspects of yoga have been a life-long journey for her. Passionate about helping others reach the mental and emotional well-being offered by a yogic practice and way of life, she pursued her YA-200 certification with Jennifer Buergermeister in January of 2012 and incorporated the physical practice into her routine. Since then, she has trained, practiced, and taught in Houston, Califormia, and India. She enjoys sharing tips and techniques about diet, exercise, meditation, breathing, and flow practice during her classes. The best part about her journey as a yoga teacher has been the tremendous opportunities she has received to learn from her students and fellow teachers.

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.
 

Trish Jacquet

Trish is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance after having completed the 200 hour training in Spring of 2015 here at Awakened Yoga. After completing multiple marathons, long distance bike rides and brutal sessions in the gym, she decided to give yoga a go for some “gentle stretching”. It was an instant love affair, resulting in the most challenging physical and mental activity she had ever done. After developing a deeper yoga practice, she learned that growth does not come from forcing her mind/body into things it was not ready for, but with patience and breath. Her goal as a teacher is make yoga fun and accessible to everyone without worry or judgement. When she is not on the mat, her other happy places are hanging at home with her hubs and 3 kiddos, anything around the water (but not IN the water!), blue sky, music, and travelling – okay, so the latter is (gratefully) limited for now because of said 3 kids, but still a passion!! Trish gets your flow on and heart rate up in Fitness yoga, the kids moving and smiling in Kids Yoga and is also trained in Power yoga.

Jeffrey Wedelich

Jeffrey believes that yoga has the power to reduce stress and promote physical healing. He teaches a class that focuses on breath and well-being, while still providing opportunities for improvements in strength and flexibility. He offers a simple approach to make progress accessible to the intermediate student. Jeffrey hopes to make it as easy as possible for people to discover the benefits of yoga. Jeffrey took his first yoga class in 2006, not realizing that vinyasa would soon become an integral part of his life. He received his 200-hour RYT certification from Awakened Yoga in 2014. He has experience working as a personal trainer, is a proficient kick-boxer, and is learning gymnastics. Jeffrey received a BS in Engineering Science from Trinity University in 2007. His passions for athleticism and longevity have made him an ongoing student of nutrition.

Traci Hoffman

Traci Hoffman is a free spirited child of hippies cleverly disguised as a responsible adult. She has a heart for bhakti style yoga and it shows in her teaching. A student of yoga off and on for 20 years she abandoned her professional career as a nurse and got her RYT-200 from Awakened Yoga in Sugarland. She also holds a certificate in Yin Yoga from Yoga One. Traci teaches an unpredictable, fun, spirited and dedicated flow.
In addition to teaching Traci is our Studio Manager.

She balances her love for yoga with her family. Traci and her husband Kevin have five children (ranging in ages 22-6) and two dogs. She enjoys live music and bad reality television.
 
When you can’t find her on her mat she will more than likely be either on stage or lurking backstage at a local community theatre.
 
A student of meditation and the yoga philosophy Traci weaves these concepts into her classes. She credits yoga and her beliefs in helping her through the death of her oldest son and her mother’s cancer. Traci has a heart for service and you will find her volunteering her services to those in need and raising awareness for Pancreatic Cancer (ask her about her purple hair).

Chinelo Ikejimba

Chinelo began her yoga journey in 2011 to balance her rigorous training in dance. When she felt mind and body connection in yoga, there was no going back. Chinelo received her RYT200 Yoga Alliance certification through Awakened Yoga Studio’s Spring 2015 Teacher Training. Her favorite yoga style is vinyasa with yin and Forrest tied as runners-up. Ever since she cultivated a dedicated yoga practice, she’s become more mindful, centered, and adventurous. She loves guiding students to become more rooted in themselves while having a laugh. When she’s not teaching, you can find her cracking jokes at the front desk, learning new Afro-pop dance moves, or swimming in Spirit’s pool.
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 Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sadie Bund
  • Mon Oct 23 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Camille McLeod
  • Wed Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Oct 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Khushboo Bansal
  • Thu Oct 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Aline Houston
  • Fri Oct 27 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Trish Jacquet
  • Sat Oct 28 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Jeffrey Wedelich
  • Mon Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sadie Bund
  • Mon Oct 30 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Traci Hoffman
  • Tue Oct 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Camille McLeod
  • Wed Nov 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff
  • Wed Nov 01 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Thu Nov 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Aline Houston
  • Fri Nov 03 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Trish Jacquet
  • Sat Nov 04 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Jeffrey Wedelich
  • Mon Nov 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sadie Bund
  • Mon Nov 06 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Tue Nov 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Camille McLeod
  • Wed Nov 08 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Jamie Pilloff