Hot Power Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Grace Kubecka

Grace teaches a lively, sweaty, and FUN class emphasizing living your life fully and not taking yourself too seriously. Her classes will challenge you and yet release stuff inside... you'll see that yoga goes beyond the poses - there's more - the stuff underneath - that's where the real yoga is.
 
Grace's yoga journey began in 2000 by attending a yoga class on a whim thinking it would be a boring hour of breathing and stretching. Instead she found herself challenged - body, mind and soul. Instantly addicted, she has been practicing ever since. In 2006, Grace started teaching and spreading the yoga joy! Grace spent her childhood in Houston and has been living in Sugar Land since 2004. She is a wife to a super-tolerant husband and a mother to two energetic boys. Her original career path was climbing the corporate ladder in the field of human resources for over 15 years, and after having two of the cutest boys you'll ever meet, Grace decided to take her passion to the next level and opened Awakened Yoga Studio in Sugar Land in early 2010. It's been a passionate whirlwind ever since!
 
Grace has completed trainings with a variety of teachers including Baron Baptiste and Ana Forest. Her primary style of teaching is power vinyasa flow but she's been known to teach anything from restorative to Ashtanga! She has also been leading teacher trainings since 2011.
 
"Believe in something big. Your life is worth a noble motive." - Walter Anderson

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.

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.
This is a vigorous vinyasa practice that is kicked up a notch in intensity and pace. Be prepared to sweat and be challenged. Appropriate for experienced/ambitious beginners and up.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 15 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Thu Aug 16 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Lindsey Martin
  • Fri Aug 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Grace Kubecka
  • Fri Aug 17 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Sat Aug 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sun Aug 19 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm with Heather Hutson
  • Mon Aug 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jessica T Tierney
  • Mon Aug 20 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Tue Aug 21 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Heather Hutson
  • Wed Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Thu Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Lindsey Martin
  • Fri Aug 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Grace Kubecka
  • Fri Aug 24 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Sat Aug 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Janette Lapus
  • Sun Aug 26 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm with Heather Hutson
  • Mon Aug 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jessica T Tierney
  • Mon Aug 27 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Grace Kubecka
  • Tue Aug 28 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Heather Hutson