Our certified yoga teachers have the knowledge and the experience to enhance your time on the mat. Interested in joining our team? We love yogis who want to work here! Contact Jamie at email@example.com or Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Erin grew up in Wichita, Kansas and moved to the Houston area in 2010. She completed her SUP Teacher Training in August of 2014 and finished her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Awakened Yoga in March 2015.In May 2015 Erin opened up Awakened Yoga SUP, because yoga on water is unlike anything else. Being on the water and taking a yoga class lets you connect with nature and become completely immersed in your senses and in the Pillars of Baptiste Yoga.
Currently Erin is working towards becoming a certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, she completed Art of True North Alignment Training in April 2015 and she recently completed Level One training in February 2016.
When Erin isn't in the yoga studio she keeps herself pretty busy... she is very passionate about being a wife and mom, plus she loves cooking, gardening, sewing, photography, painting and DIYs! Yoga has given Erin the complete mind, body and soul connection that she has always desired and she can't wait to share her experience with you.
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.
Amanda finished her yoga instructor training earlier this year and is also certified to teach SUP yoga. Off the mat, she is a Montessori teacher, working with children (18-36 months ) for the last 9 years. "Bringing yoga into my classroom was my research project and I was amazed at how the children took to it, they wanted to do it, they asked to do it. I truly believe the breath of life and how to use it should be taught very early in life. I teach breathing techniques in my class everyday."
Amanda has been practicing yoga for the last ten years. Going through the training was such an amazing and badass experience for her. "Not only did I deepen my practice but my spirituality deepened too. I gained a lot of confidence in myself and was able to let go of the baggage and create space for new positive things in my life."
Yoga has taught her self love and to be OK with her authentic self even if someone doesn't like it. "I've learned that I'm in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday. I'm stoked to be at Awakened Yoga Studio. See you on the mat."
She is an inspirational and motivational teacher who gives you newfound confidence. Her classes remind your body of its ability to heal, strengthen, and evolve both on and off the mat. She creates a welcoming and supportive space for students to play, learn, and have fun breaking down barriers on and off the mat. She can teach a variety of classes that has room for all levels of practice including:
Everyone will be challenged in a safe and nurturing environment. By way of intelligent sequencing combined with her deep understanding and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, Amy’s classes are designed to help you breathe, move and stretch more skillfully.
Prenatal students in her class will feel a sense of community in the room and will leave with a renewed sense of being. Her goal in teaching prenatal is to get you to move at your own pace, and help you understand what to expect in your pregnancy. Her training as a Doula has given her the unique position to help expecting mothers properly prepare for their birth through both yoga and community.
Prior to joining AY, Beth worked as a television/radio broadcaster in her native Amarillo. Upon moving to Sugar Land, she taught school. When not behind the AY desk, Beth serves as an area college representative for FIDM, an art, design, and business college based in Los Angeles. An avid vintage clothing and accessory collector, she's occasionally called upon to conduct 'out of the box' style seminars. She's overly enthusiastic about colors, textures, and anything off the beaten path.
Beth enjoys sewing, knitting, and needlepoint. She has a deranged obsession with old movies and the stars of yesteryear. She is married to singer/songwriter/ musician Kent Newman of the band Rat Ranch. They strive to make their life as cartoonish as possible and are the proud parents of three incredibly spoiled and occasionally obnoxious cats.