Megan Louvin (Owner)
RYT-200, Beachbody Coach
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!!
Larissa Montes – Hatha Flow
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 – Ashtanga
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.
Elizabeth Kertesz RYT-200
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.
Certified Hatha yoga instructor 500 hr.
The gift of yoga found me in 2009 when I accidentally attended a restorative class with my mom. That hour was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life! From then on I was hooked. I started to practice Iyengar hatha, which then led my interest and practice to vinyasa flow. I have such a passion for not only the physical aspect of yoga, but the inner spiritual aspect and betterment of oneself. This is what led me to wanting to share this gift with others by becoming an instructor. I am 200 hour Yoga Level I certified through American Fitness Professionals and Associates and am actively pursing my 500 hour level II certification through Aura Wellness Center.
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor 500 hr.
Her teaching philosophy is to give all participants opportunities to develop their practice in healthy ways. Tracy has experience in working as a Physical/Occupational Therapy Tech. She has worked with the therapists to create and implement yoga programs for all types of people, and has obtained experience in myofascial release. Tracy is a RYT-200 Yoga Alliance certified instructor with her training from American Power Yoga & Black Swan Yoga. She is also Level 1 certified through Yogafit.
RYT-200 & CFT
Hatha – Vinyasa – Power
Yoga came into my life about 9 years ago. I instantly became addicted to hot vinyasa! I love all types of yoga but really enjoyed the results on my own body thru heated yoga with a power flow. Due to the noticeable changes in my own physique and growing passion for yoga, I began to desire and want to share with others what I have learned in my own practice. That’s when I decided to get my certification to teach others. The other push within myself to teach was because of my own injury experience, in which yoga truly helped my healing process. I tore my ACL and it required surgery. Through yoga my knee healed quickly, better and even stronger. My love for yoga continues to grow along with helping others. It’s not just about the movement. It’s a frame of mind as well. Healthy for the body, mind and spirit. I have also done Pilates for approximately 10 years. I, sometimes, like to intertwine the two since some moves are very similar. Love the idea of lengthening, stretching, building strength and increasing the heart rate all at the same time while releasing all negativity and judgement from the mind and building confidence within a fun environment. All of this is what I aim to bring within my classes.
Chrissy is currently working toward her 200 hour RYT
and I was helping my husband with his new business. I was seeking a way to stay moving, and
a way to stay calm. I suffered from severe migraines and just after a few months of practicing
yoga daily, my headaches occurred less and less. I kept up with my daily practice through my
4th pregnancy and I felt it was my healthiest. I have a passion for yoga and a strong desire to
bring balance and happiness to the lives all around me.