Hot Flow


This class is taught by:

Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin has been practicing yoga since 2008 when she stumbled into a vinyasa class at a gym due to curiosity. She fell in love with the poses and became obsessed with mastering them. She loved how every time she left a yoga class, she felt more open and ready for anything. Lindsey has completed her 200-hour certification through Baron Baptiste and is a Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher!  She has completed Baron Baptiste's Level 1, 2 and 3 teacher training programs. She grew up in and currently lives in Sugar Land, Texas.  In addition to yoga, she enjoys traveling, shopping, playing with her children, and running. Lindsey's ultimate goal is to have her students meet their fullest potential mentally, physically and spiritually.

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.

Tamara Kontrimas

Tamara began practicing yoga in 2000 when, due to illness, her body rebelled, hit her upside the head and demanded that she change her exercise routine. She made peace with her body in her first yoga class and has been devoted to the practice ever since. Tamara credits yoga with allowing her to do things now that she couldn’t have imagined doing 15 years ago. As an artist, a retired attorney, and a “wanna be” comedian, she loves the creativity, fluidity and physical challenge of vinyasa flow. She is curious about all of life (ok maybe not math) particularly nature and the odd juxtapositions and opportunities for learning it brings. Through her teaching, Tamara hopes to heighten the over all awareness of others and to create an environment that nurtures the rediscovery of student’s own inner voice. “Throughout the day we all have 1,000 different voices telling us different things about who or what we are or should be. It takes a lot of courage and support to drown out those voices and be true to ourselves, and we can start by listening to the body.”

Amber C. Callahan

Amber Callahan is a mom to two boys, yogi, practices Jiu Jitsu, weight lifter, certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Arbonne consultant, and plant based diet enthusiast. She began practicing yoga just over a year ago after battling chronic physical conditions from years of heavy weight training and running and training for marathons. What she found when she started practicing consistently was that her body healed physically from injuries and stayed strong. In addition to the physical benefits, Amber has also found that yoga has helped her on an emotional and spiritual level as she has learned to carry yoga principles off the mat, as well. She received her 200 hour yoga certification through Awakened Yoga and also holds a certification as a personal trainer and nutrition coach.

Matt Hostetter

In 2010 Matt was seeking to improve his overall health and fitness and was introduced to CrossFit by a friend. In 2014, he began practicing Yoga to counter-balance the rigors of CrossFit on his body and quickly saw the benefits. He decided to further his practice by becoming a certified teacher in 2015 at Awakened Yoga.

Matt teaches a baptiste style flow and has also brought yoga back to his CrossFit box by teaching weekly mobility class. While Matt leaves the burpees for CrossFit you can still expect to get an intense flow workout usually accompanied by movie scores (bonus points for anyone who knows the movie titles they're from 😉) ending with some much needed stretching; and if time allows a shoulder massage.

Janette Lapus

Janette is a native Houstonian. She grew up in Southwest Houston and graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she worked as a bedside nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Janette’s interest in patient and family-centered care was a natural fit, leading her to become involved in bereavement care. Janette returned to Houston and took a break from nursing in order to start a family. She has two beautiful children, Lucy and Joshua. When her kids entered school, Janette began her journey back into fitness through kickboxing and jiu-jitsu, eventually discovering yoga. Inspired by her fitness instructors, she completed the Yoga Teacher Training at Awakened Yoga Studio in Spring 2017. Janette’s interests outside of yoga and jiu-jitsu are creating vegetable-based smoothies, learning other forms of martial arts (Eskrima and Jeet Kune Do), promoting women’s self defense, and painting with acrylics.

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.

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!

This is an all-level vinyasa practice where poses are explored beyond the basics and at a faster pace. This class is appropriate for ambitious beginners and long time practitioners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 16 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lindsey Martin
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Chris Bishop
  • Mon Dec 17 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Tamara Kontrimas
  • Tue Dec 18 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Amber C. Callahan
  • Tue Dec 18 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Matt Hostetter
  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Jessica T Tierney
  • Wed Dec 19 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Janette Lapus
  • Thu Dec 20 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Bea Porter
  • Fri Dec 21 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Matt Hostetter
  • Fri Dec 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Jessica T Tierney
  • Sat Dec 22 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Georgia Roberts
  • Sun Dec 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lindsey Martin
  • Wed Dec 26 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Janette Lapus
  • Thu Dec 27 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Bea Porter
  • Fri Dec 28 5:30 am - 6:30 am with Matt Hostetter