Megan Louvin (Owner)
I came to Yoga late in life, but am so glad I did. The impact on my life has been profound. I began practicing in 2005, when I was 38. I have been teaching since 2010. I also teach cardio classes, and I am able to bring a heightened body awareness, that is so essential to yoga, into that arena. This makes my cardio workout much more balanced and beneficial. I had no idea when I began this journey that I would one day open my own studio. What a blessing it is to be able to do what I am so passionate about. I could not have foreseen just how beautiful and fulfilling teaching would be. It just goes to show that you CAN teach and old dog new tricks!!
RYT – 200
Hello! My name is Larissa, and I found yoga nine years ago. I graduated from Yoga Yoga Austin with the 200-Hour Hatha Flow Certification, and I’m thrilled to embark on this lovely journey of teaching. My goal as a yoga teacher is to offer a dynamic yet harmonized yoga class, so you as the student can completely enjoy and appreciate your full potential. I look forward to our voyage. Namaste.
Dana Comstock-Benzick, Ph.D., RYT, was trained in Life Power Yoga through the Life Time Academy, directed by Jonny Kest. Life Power yoga is practiced at varying levels of intensity, and is based in the Ashtanga tradition. Dana leads the Ashtanga primary series at the Yoga Den and is a professor of counseling at St. Mary’s University. Dana is married to Jeffrey M. Benzick, M.D. and together they have 4 children. Dana considers herself “mom to many cool kids!” She soon be training in trauma sensitive yoga instruction.
I have been practicing yoga for many years, but became more deeply committed to a regular practice in 2012, when I began attending prenatal yoga classes while pregnant with my son. A recent graduate of VIP Unlimited Yoga School, hosted here at the Yoga Den, I am thrilled to reach out to the community by teaching yoga to beginners. One of the many beautiful things about yoga is that you can start wherever you are right now in your journey and keep going from there. Each moment, each breath and each posture can be experienced as if it is the first time, and I strive to cultivate this sense of “beginners mind” in my teaching style and in my approach to life. Off the mat, I enjoy spending time with my son. I maintain a green beauty and wellness blog. In addition, I am a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and experienced green building consultant.
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RYS 200
Tracy began her practice in 2007. She fell in love with how much deeper yoga is than just a physical practice. She says yoga truly is a lifestyle and a daily practice in and outside of a yoga classroom.
Tracy has a Level 1 yoga instructor certificate through YogaFit. Tracy has obtained a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification through American Power Yoga of Dallas, Texas and Black Swan Yoga of Austin, Texas. She earned her Adaptive Therapeutic Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 300 hour certification in December 2017. She has worked with multiple Physical Therapists to help them create yoga programs for their patients.
RYT-200 & CFT
RYT-200, Pilates Certified
E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 with emphasis in level 1 yoga therapy
Harini’s yoga journey began in chidlhood and she grew to love the practice. Originating from in Southern India, yoga grew to be Harini’s passion and part tradition. After completing her Masters in Microbiology, she decided to deepen her practice and completed her first teacher training in Hatha Yoga in India in 2005. After coming to the US and having a family, she again turned back to yoga, all the while practicing. Again, she became certified in flow based Hatha, from Yoga, Yoga in 2013. Additionally, she completed a 22hr restorative training from Judith Lasater.
Continuing with the passion of the healing aspect of yoga, she went on to complete a 500hr certification with the emphasis in level 1 yoga therapy. During the course, there was a deeper understanding on the anatomy, physiology and also philosophy with advanced pranayama and meditation.
Her teaching style includes Hatha, flow-based Hatha, Viniyoga and Restorative yoga. In her class, she encourages students to find their edge, yet be compassionate to themselves and awaken the inner spirit. Her personal practice includes chanting, pranayama and meditation.
RYT – 200
Hey I’m Caitlin! I started my yoga journey at a gym, just on a whim in 2011. I wasn’t really serious about practicing until I moved to Colorado in 2013 where I started going one, two, even three times a week. I worked as a seva for the studio and eventually one of the teachers, of a class I frequented, asked if I had ever thought of becoming a yoga teacher. HA! Me? Teaching yoga? Yeah right. Yet, I began thinking about it more and more. Finally, in the summer of 2017, I completed my 200 hour teacher training program. It was the hardest, most intense emotional, mental and spiritual time of my life. I actively began teaching in January 2018. Upon moving to San Antonio earlier this year, I found The Yoga Den to be an amazing welcoming community and I am so excited to be part it! You can find me on Saturdays at 1230 for Vinyasa Power Flow. In my down time, I enjoy cooking, exploring open spaces/backpacking, travel and scouring Hallmark for the perfect card. Oh, and the way to my heart is through peanut M&Ms, dark chocolate and almond joys.
200 Hour Sacred Teacher/25 Hour Restorative Teacher
Jenn Mason is a certified integrative life coach and yoga instructor. Jenn’s experience ranges from working in corporate wellness in San Francisco, relationship coaching in Ohio and most recently doing diabetes prevention coaching for a start up in New York City. Her specialties are in stress reduction, hypnotherapy, women’s health and mindfulness. Jenn recognizes the importance of the mind-body connection, and helping empower her clients discover their own vision of wellness.