Our Team

YESyoga

Erin Cummings

I grew up dancing ballet and hiphop in Wichita, Kansas. I have always pushed myself to do more. After working two jobs through college then double majoring, my husband Kyle and I moved to Houston to pursue his career.

Shortly after arriving in Houston I landed my dream job in real estate. When my son, Kollin, arrived my priorities shifted and I dove head first into motherhood.

My family became the focus and love of my life, yet I soon discovered that motherhood, without feeling grounded, became depleting. My singular focus and lack of attention on my own self care led me to feel isolated and stuck.

I lucked out and found a group of women who were like minded. We began to support each other through empathetic conversations and best of all, we worked out together! Continuing the path of sweating out the stress and anxiety of being a mom, I went all in and became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 2015, and I have been actively pursuing personal growth and developing as a yoga teacher ever since. After my second child, Charlotte, was born, I once again realized I wanted to share my passion for yoga and how it has helped support my journey as a mother. At the beginning of 2018, I accomplished my goal of becoming a Tier One: Certified Baptiste Yoga Leader, and I want to contribute to others what yoga gave me.

Yoga has shown me what it feels like to be grounded, committed to my own self-care, and how to show up present for my family and friends. This is the kind of legacy I want to leave for my children.

Tiffany Geach

I started dancing when I was four and danced all the way through high school in Pearland, Texas. After that, I went to college and left behind all forms of physical exercise… and self-care. 

After graduating college and realizing that being a part of the real world was not all it was cracked up to be, I took a huge leap and moved to Antwerp, Belgium for graduate school. I moved back to Houston with a new attitude, a new focus and a million life lessons. 

I started running and working out again; met my husband; had four kids and found I had a passion for life. Running, practicing yoga and being an active member of my life has encouraged me to reach out and show others how to do the same. When I was pregnant with my fourth, I became a certified yoga teacher. In 2018, I ran my 25th half-marathon and even nailed a personal record! 

I’m a mom, a wife, a cook, a chauffeur, an organizer, a scheduler and an errand runner; but through yoga I’ve also learned I’m a human being who needs to take time to care for myself. 

Adalee Morgan

Hello friends! My name is Adalee Morgan and I am currently loving life, especially as a team member of YY. I think this world is pretty cool and I love to meet new people! I am a social introvert who adores to indulge in ice cream after eating three salads. I am currently a student at UH and I hope to give back to the tiny humans as a future educator. I really want all of our clients to know that I am absolutely here to assist in anything and everything, I am your person!

Alex Najera

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Amy Kirby

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Brynn Scally

Brynn Scally became an RYT 200 in 2012 and has been teaching in Sugar Land ever since.  With a background in dance and meditation Brynn became enamored with the fluid rhythm of vinyasa yoga.  In 2014 she graduated from  Baptiste’s Art of Assisting.  She has completed training workshops with Ana Forest, Sean Corn, Bryan Kest and Christina Sell and is continually evolving and learning in her practice.  Brynn hopes to facilitate classes that lead to self inquiry, body awareness and personal discovery.  She sees each class she teaches as a learning experience with her students as her teachers and aims to lead classes that create a union of energy both internally and communally.

Candice Jansen

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Carrie Richardson

My yoga journey began in my living room, with an app and a 2 year old toddler running circles around me. I thought…I can down dog all day long and Savasana with the best of them…this is easy. #whatever

Fast forward several years, a critical life threatening illness for my daughter, 35 pounds of brownies and Chickfila layered on my body, I found myself in a space where my mind was restless and my body was weak and tired. At the urging of my doctor to take care of “Carrie”, I joined a local studio and signed up for my first studio yoga class. Thinking it would be like the app I used several times a week in my living room, I stepped into hot yoga confident, but left after 20 minutes and threw up in the trash can outside the door. #whatever

I said to myself, I am NEVER taking another yoga class ever in my life. That did not feel good. That did not fill my cup. That did not make me feel strong when I was already feeling so weak, emotionally and physically.

6 months later, I decided to take another yoga class at the same studio to prove to myself I could make it through without throwing up. And I did. And I liked the practice just enough to take an occasional yoga class every other week.

You’ve heard the saying…I didn’t find yoga, yoga found me.

How true those words are.

They say it is one practice, one teacher, one word that changes everything. I remember the song, I remember the pose, I remember the words so clearly. And I remember the tears that flowed as I spoke these words to myself….this is where you are supposed to be. What that looks like, I have no idea, but this is yoga and I want it in my life. The breath. The movement. The power. The peace.

After a weekend in New Orleans practicing at the Church of Yoga and a few tipsy trips down Bourbon Street, I came back to Sugar Land looking for my “why”.

The studio announced their 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Without question, I had to be apart of it.

200 hours of sweat, tears, and tearing down walls I knew I had built up since my daughter’s illness, I completed my RYT 200 in July 2018, three years after throwing up in a trash can. Again, I didn’t find yoga, yoga found me. And how grateful I am.

My hope as I move into teaching is to give life to my words and hopefully reach just one person in their practice. My hope is to build a community that empowers and encourages and includes everyone…I give the best hugs to everyone I meet. My hope is to give space to be yourself, to be aware that words have meaning and carry weight, and owning your story is one of the greatest gifts you can give this world. My hope is to give unwavering strength to your practice…whether it be Half Moon or Savasana because being on your mat is exactly where you are supposed to be, whatever that looks like for you.

Carrie lives in Sugar Land with her husband of 21 years, her 16 year old daughter Peyton who beat cancer at age 15, her 10 year son Major who plays drums like Tommy Lee, and her two English Springer Spaniels, Bella and Bailey who are sisters and are really bad. Carrie loves good coffee and ever better wine, photography as her side hustle, traveling, cycling, and spending time with her precious friends. And of course, she loves yoga.

Chris Bishop

Chris has been dabbling with yoga since 2006, but became a YES through a consistent practice in 2014.

 

Since then, Chris describes his experience with yoga as if he is talking about magic.  “My yoga practice has helped me to develop greater strength and resilience in my body, mind and spirit and to open my heart the most it has ever opened.  My practice has helped me find the courage to place my overall wellbeing as a high priority and to make some huge changes to open myself up to possibility.  I view these all as real-life miracles. and I attribute them all to my yoga practice.”

 

Chris completed the Awakened Yoga Studio 200-hour yoga teacher training in March of 2018 and Annie Au’s Chinese Meridians and yin yoga teacher training in August 2018.

 

Outside of yoga, Chris says YES to nature, meditation, trail running, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and healthy, delicious foods.

Cindy Masri

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Georgia Roberts

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Jeff Wedelich

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Karina Magalong

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Kennedy Muckelroy

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Lauren Dawson

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Lee Chara-lambous

Lee started her yoga practice 5 years ago on her weight loss journey. After gaining and losing 100 lbs. Her dedication to yoga practice is very important. Along the way she found more of herself, in self healing scoliosis, stretching and going upside down in ways she could never imagine. During her third pregnancy, she finished her yoga training and loves to involve her children in her practice, including power flows, Buti, chakra and crystal healing, chanting, and meditation. She believes in the power and mantra in “I am,” self love, dedication to yoga practice, and your breath of fire, to help make yourself become more aware. Going through the blood, sweat, and tears of losing 100 lbs., she loves to incorporate cardio, ab work, booty, and power yoga in one. She loves to teach her friends, family, children, elderly, pregnant woman, and anyone suffering from pain or illness. 

Lexi Perroux

My name is Lexi, and I have been doing yoga for many years now. It all started when I became chronically Ill with Dysautonomia. My doctors told me to stay active and to try a gentle approach with yoga. It helped to reduce my symptoms, and eventually I felt so much better. Yoga inspired me to keep healthy and to teach others how to be healthy as well, which is why I am getting my degree for nutrition and fitness as well as be a yoga instructor. I am a RYT 200 l from The Yoga Institute by Lex Gillan. Join my classes for a fun vinyasa or power yoga flow!

Nicky Kitagawa

Nicole Kitagawa (Nicky)
Nicky will admit that she did not like yoga the first time she tried it. It took
years before she would try it again, but she is grateful that she did and
what it has done for her life. After 2 months of practicing in a studio, Nicky
tried a SUP yoga class and fell in love with that style. That love extended
to her studio practice and eventually led to her completing her RYS 200-
hour Vinyasa and SUP yoga certifications.
Nicky is also a high school teacher and coach, a mom, a vegan, and an
athlete (former college soccer player who now loves to play tennis, run,
and do Spartan Races). She credits yoga for helping her continue to live
an active lifestyle and, more importantly, recognizing the best version of
herself. “The presence of yoga in my life, makes me a better person.”
Nicky treats her yoga class like her classroom at work. “I try to create a
safe place where students can take risks and be comfortable being
themselves.”

Teaching at YES: Early mornings (5:30am) and Friday evening
Favorite type of yoga: SUP
Other current project: Learning to speak Japanese

Nikki Dixon-Ewing

I started yoga after a knee injury during a dance performance and my life was in shambles. I'd like to think yoga chose or found me.  I have been practicing yoga for 3 1/2 years and my life continues to evolve as I carry my practice on and off the mat. Clarity being one of our core values guides me to finding the "YES" within my life and practice. Even on the toughest of days I can still find a YES if I am still enough. That is my yoga and a piece of why I continue to practice and that is what I desire to guide people towards on their mat. I enjoy seeing hearing people breath loudly, seeing them smile, maybe even laugh a little as they find their groove in their practice. To me that is what helps push all the toxicity out of our bodies; when we simply let loose and breathe through it.  

Peyton Richardson

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Roxanne Haines

Roxanne has been practicing yoga ever since graduating Houston Baptist University and has been hooked on the mind/body connection ever since. She received her RYT 200 in 2014 and began teaching and growing from the yoga community in Houston. She earned her RYT 500 status and continues to call herself a yoga student as well as a teacher. The practice of yoga is addicting to her because of the changes that happen within the soul as well as within the body. Hot and sweaty, fast-paced vinyasa flow is her favorite style to practice and to teach. Allowing her students to push themselves, calm the mind and connect with their breath. She currently lives in Sugar Land with her husband and their beloved fur babies. 

Tracy Beyl

I love YES Yoga because it is more than just a place to go for a great workout. YESYoga promotes having a positive, can-do attitude in everything you do in life. As the mother of two grown children and two grandchildren I bring my experience and love for babies and young children to the YES Yoga family where you’ll see me babysitting - giving moms and dads a little time off to retreat to their mat to relax and gain strength for the tough job of parenting.

I am a life-long runner and began a daily practice of Yoga six years ago after a running injury. Yoga helped to heal my body and enable me to start running again but even more important I discovered the unexpected benefit of my yoga practice inspiring and empowering me to become a better person.

My professional background is in Arts Administration where I served as the Director of Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and as the Public Art Manager for the City of Lancaster, PA. I love children, nature, art, and YOGA! Hope to see you and the kids at YES.

Trish Jacquet

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Veronica Najera

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