Owner and operator of Yogi Fit.
Certifications- 200ERYT Yoga Instructor registered with Yoga Alliance, Group Exercise, Fitness Kickboxing, Pilates, Silver Sneakers & Active Aging (Chair Yoga), Limitless SUP Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Meditation, Plant Based Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, CPR/AED.
"I attended my first yoga class in 2004 and fell in love. I am a long time resident of Stephenville, TX and hold genuine appreciation & love for our community. I have been active in the fitness community here for several years. When I learned there were very few yoga instructors to lead local yoga classes I then pursued and later received my 200RYT certification (in September 2016). My leadership experience with Group Exercise & Yoga have provided a strong foundation to put my vision of a community space for holistic wellness into practice. Yoga is practiced on and off of the mat and my personal practice has evolved into a fulfilling lifestyle that I enjoy sharing with others. I look forward to continuing to serve our community in the coming years."
Certifications- 200CYT, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga
Stephanie has practiced yoga "on and off" the mat for many years.
"Throughout the many transitions in life, yoga has been my transformational tool--strengthening my body, quieting my mind, and teaching me to be present. Always striving for more balance in life."
The desire to learn more about the mind/body connection and the practice of yoga inspired her to enroll and complete the 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training program at Wanderlust Yoga Austin studio in Austin, Texas.
"I have a deep love and passion for my practice; approaching with a sense of ease, an open heart, and remaining open to the possibilities."
She looks forward to sharing her yoga practice and the benefits with others.
Stephanie's other passions include spending time with her family, cooking, listening to live music, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Certifications- 200CYT / Yoga Fusion / Yoga Shred
"I took my first yoga class at Tarleton, not knowing anything about it. After 2 semesters, I couldn't find another class. Then I discovered a hot yoga class at Stephenville Dance Center. I fell in love! I practiced for 2 years, then decided to get certified to teach when my current teacher moved away. I took over hot yoga classes at the Dance Center in 2014 and taught there until December 2017. I am so excited to join the Yogi Fit community and help yoga grow in my hometown!"
Certifications- CPT, Pilates Instructor pursuing her 200RYT Certification
Lauren Jacobs, commonly referred to as LoLo, is a 20 year old nursing student. Born and raised in Marin County, California. Fitness has always been a core aspect of her life. After starting her yoga and pilates journey, a short two years ago, she has come to find a grounding place to gather her thoughts on the mat. While remaining a light of life for all, her goal is to help others find their internal strength and beauty so that they may walk through life with confidence in every step. When she is not focusing on her practice, you can find her caring for her two horses, Katness and Audi.
"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are."
- Alice in Wonderland
Hannah Thompson is a mother of two little boys, Dexter and Jensen, and a loving wife to Matthieu. She would also describe herself as a cat momma to the other member of their family, Ozzi. She began her Yoga practice in 2016, recently completed her 200RYT certification in 2018.
“After having my youngest son, Jensen, I needed a way to regain strength mentally and physically. Having two children back to back had really taken a toll. Feeling frail, I could hardly carry their car seats on my own."
In need of an outlet for self-love, she discovered her yoga practice. She started doing basics with “Yoga with Adrienne” on her youtube channel. After finding this outlet, therapy and passion all-in-one, she developed a firm belief that we are all ceaselessly growing and she felt that it was her responsibility to help others learn yoga with that experience in mind.
Certifications- Group Ex, Pilates, Barre, HIIT
Shelly has been teaching fitness classes for more than 15 years in Stephenville and the surrounding areas. She has yet to find a class she doesn't enjoy and has taught everything from Latin dance and kickboxing to HIIT and spin.
Her fitness journey has taken her from an obese adolescent of more than 225 pounds to a life long love of fitness and nutrition. In her yoga classes, Shelly loves to combine athleticism and high intensity movements with beautiful smooth flowing lines and the harmonious blend of breath, body and soul.
Shelly is known to her advanced Spanish students at Stephenville High School as Señora Saunders and has taught Spanish to adolescents, kids and adults for 13 years. She has been fortunate enough to travel all over the world and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She welcomes Spanish speaking clients to her classes and is always happy to give instructions in both Spanish and English.
Certifications- 200CYT, PYT
I am 27 years of age and have been a life long citizen of Stephenville, Texas. I obtained a degree in Criminal Justice from TSU in 2016 and went to work as a paralegal before having our precious daughter a year later. I am now a stay at home Mom and decided I wanted to become a registered yoga instructor. I have been practicing yoga for about 5 years and I absolutely love how it has turned my life around and I want to help others feel the same! Yoga is my way of stepping out of the stresses and chaos that life can bring and ultimately bring awareness back to self. Whether you want to start yoga to quiet your mind, exercise, or just to have time to yourself, I would love to help guide you through your journey.
" Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down."
- Jigar Gor
Certifications- Personal Trainer, CPT
Kara Kester is a certified Pilates instructor who teaches yogilates classes. She has had rain a background in yoga and fitness since a very young age, growing up on the coast of central California. She is currently getting her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with an Exercise Health Allied Professional concentration. Kara competitively competes in rodeo and also is a personal trainer. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking in the mountains and surfing. She looks forward to seeing you in a class!