Hot Power Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

Taz Trevino

Taz infuses her classes with fun and creates possibility in her classes by empowering the students to move to their edge. Taz’s classes are inspired by a desire to share. She teaches powerful, energizing, nurturing yet challenging classes. Her classes encourage students by emphasizing how they can draw from their own inner strengths to be a “Yes” for themselves. Her beliefs are that yoga is a way of life; and, underscores that lessons that students learn on the mat can be carried into every aspect of one’s lives. Students in her class leave the studio feeling inspired, full of possibility and at peace with their lives both in the yoga room as well as outside of the studio. Come and “Be A Yes” with her Now!
Taz is certified as an E-RYT through Yoga Alliance and a 200 Hour Baptiste Certified Instructor. It is her love of what yoga has brought to her life that inspires her to share that learning with her students. Taz is currently enrolled in a 500 RYT certification. In addition, Taz trained as a Bikram teacher in 2007. To add depth to her teaching, she has taken classes in Level I & II of Iyengar Yoga. She brings all of the knowledge and love of yoga that she has learned to her students and to her classes.

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.”

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.

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 20 years and is married with two kids in college. (An almost empty nester!)  Jamie serves as a Yogi Concierge and instructor.   She loves sharing her love of yoga and chatting with clients.

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

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.

Kat Izrael

Kat is a new graduate of the Awakened Yoga teacher certification program and is very excited about finding her calling. Though she is new to teaching yoga, she has had a lengthy career teaching in general. She has been teaching piano and voice for 8 years and even started out teaching dog training classes before that. In 2012 Kat's interest in holistic wellness was sparked and soon after that she received her diploma in hypnotherapy. This led to a path of self improvement which eventually ended with yoga. She believes that yoga has the power to heal the mind, body, and soul, and is very passionate about teaching this to others. Her classes focus on the breath and using the body to release thoughts, emotions, and stresses that are no longer beneficial to you. This will inevitably release physical tension as well. It's a win win all around.

Heather Hutson

Growing up in small town Needville, Tx Heather was introduced to yoga by a Denise Austin Dvd. After purchasing a few more DVDs, She was astonished to hear instruction for "free form" yogis choice. Heather, being a self proclaimed doer, found that the space to just be, feel and create shapes on her own was foreign and intimidating. She started her practice at Awakened Yoga in 2014. After about a month of feeling awkward, she settled into this beautiful love story with herself. 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. She intends to finish yoga teacher training in 2017 at AY studio and give back the goodness she has received through this divine practice. She encourages staying in tune with your inner drum, letting yoga meet you on your mat and together form 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:

  • Tue May 23 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Camille McLeod
  • Tue May 23 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Taz Trevino
  • Wed May 24 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Tamara Kontrimas
  • Thu May 25 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Jeffrey Wedelich
  • Thu May 25 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Fri May 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Grace Kubecka
  • Fri May 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Sat May 27 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kat Izrael
  • Sun May 28 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm with Heather Hutson
  • Tue May 30 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Camille McLeod
  • Tue May 30 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Taz Trevino
  • Wed May 31 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Tamara Kontrimas
  • Thu Jun 01 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Jeffrey Wedelich
  • Thu Jun 01 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Jamie Pilloff
  • Fri Jun 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Grace Kubecka
  • Fri Jun 02 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Chinelo Ikejimba
  • Sat Jun 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kat Izrael
  • Sun Jun 04 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm with Awesome Teachers Teachers