Meet the dope Queens of EYL.

Nicole Calhoun, PhD, E-RYT (@yogaelixir)

Nicole Calhoun, PhD, E-RYT (@yogaelixir)

Nicole

I believe that teaching yoga is so much more than calling out poses. It's the establishment of a spiritual and emotional connection between teacher and student. Every time I am with a group of students, my ultimate goal is to create an all around yoga experience that will be remembered. From carefully crafted and engaging playlists to intelligent sequencing and positive affirmations, the experience you'll receive will be like no other.

I have always been a passionate athlete… From playing basketball and running track in high school in Texas, to being a scholarship hurdler at Texas Tech University. I first found yoga in 2010 as a way to relieve chronic back and neck pain. From the time I walked into my first vinyasa class, I was obsessed with the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of this practice. I am a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa flow and have trained with Tiffany Cruikshank, Kino McGregor, Kathryn Budig and Kerri Verna.

I received my 200 hour teacher certification from Karmany Yoga-Dallas (Dallas’ #1 yoga studio, as voted by D Magazine) with Amy Johnson and Jayme Bushmiaer. In addition to teaching yoga, I am a lululemon Summit Ambassador and hold a Doctorate degree in molecular biology. I’m also a social media influencer, an avid half-marathoner and a passionate world-traveler.

Courtney Sturm, E-RYT (@courtney_sturm)

Courtney Sturm, E-RYT (@courtney_sturm)

Courtney

As an actor with a dance background I’ve always been drawn to self expression through movement. I stumbled into a donation based vinyasa class in New York City in 2007 and realized that I had found something that had been missing in my life. It didn’t take long to discover the emotional, spiritual and physical benefits from the practice. 

I began teaching in 2013 after completing my RYT 200 hour from Yoga to The People, led by Sam Chase in NYC, specializing in Hatha and Vinyasa. 

I believe yoga is a form of self expression and the most authentic way to practice mindfulness and self love. My classes are challenging, yet accessible with emphasis on alignment and fluid movement. I love holding space for a judgment free practice and encourage my students to let go of mental chatter and ego. Through intelligent sequencing, self awareness and breath work I strive to leave my students feeling both grounded and energized! 

 

Sadie Virginia, E-RYT 500 (@spirit_heeler)

Sadie Virginia, E-RYT 500 (@spirit_heeler)

SADIE

Sadie Virginia has a Master’s in Sociology and is a 500hr EYT. Sadie has been teaching since 2013, and to put it simply, yoga makes her happy and she teaches to inspire others to find their happiness. Her classes are challenging, intelligently sequenced, filled with great music, spiritually infused with healing hands on assists.