Meet our Teachers:

Stephanie Carter, Ph.D., ERYT

Stephanie has been practicing, studying and/or teaching yoga and meditation for over 20 years. She is a licensed psychologist, and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT 200, and is working toward her ERYT 500 hour. She is passionate about making yoga education accessible to everyone. Stephanie’s classes are lighthearted and playful, and  provide a laboratory for cultivating awareness and self-acceptance. She believes strongly in yoga’s ability to cultivate skills and attitudes that create better mental health and a more meaningful life off the mat. 

Vernette Ayers

 V is passionate about health and healing with love and compassion.  Guiding and nurturing others through yoga builds upon that as she loves to help her students discover their inner and outer strength at all levels.  In V's classes students learn to develop a practice that best fits them and they are challenged to explore their own hidden ability and potential.  V has multiple certifications in yoga with her classes ranging from Beginner Workshops to Mixed-Level Vinyasa to Ashtanga Led Primary.  She believes that continuous development as a dedicated and humble student only strengthens us as teachers and she will continue to explore the many paths in yoga of strength, health and healing in order to share it with others.

Kayleigh Miller, E-RYT

Kayleigh is a Yoga Tune Up instructor, new Africa Yoga Project ambassador, as well as a professional violist in the San Antonio Symphony.  She strives to help students feel better in their bodies through traditional yoga asana, corrective exercise, biomechanics, and self-massage. 

Emilie Rogers, ERYT500

Iyenger Yoga Teacher 

Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher ERYT500

Emilie is a graduate of one of the first yoga schools in Texas, Austin Yoga Institute, and has been teaching since 1988.  The inspiration for living life well and her yoga career is Esther Vexler.  Emilie is Founder of the Esther Vexler Yoga School, the first hatha yoga teacher training program in South Texas. As an Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Emilie continues her studies with Senior Level North American teachers, and travels to India to attend intensives in Pune, India at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Center,and with Sri Arun in Bangalore, India.

Nicole crawford, ryt200

Nicole lives in San Antonio with her husband and four kids, ages 8, 6, 3, and 1. She loves sharing the balance and energy yoga brings with new and expecting mothers. Nicole completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in May 2014, and also specializes in prenatal and postpartum fitness. She has created several successful online workout programs for new moms and people with diastasis recti.

In addition to her work in yoga and fitness, Nicole is a practicing birth doula and has seen firsthand the benefits of yoga for labor and delivery. Join her on the mat each week, and take an hour to relax, move, and connect with yourself, your baby, and other moms.

dawn hanson, RYT500

Dawn Hanson attended her first yoga class (Iyengar) in 1998 when she was a single, young mother of a toddler, working part-time, and attending University full-time. It became a haven of escape and bliss from her hectic life schedule. Since then she studied in a wide variety of yoga disciplines – Iyengar, Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa. and Yin. Most of her adult life she ebbed and flowed in and out of her yoga practice, but dove deep into practice the last 6-7 years. She has been teaching since Fall of 2012, receiving her formal 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher certification from Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, BCS Mexico. She has also studied with world-renowned instructors – Doug Keller, Peter Sterios and Tiffany Cruikshank. She is currently working toward her ParaYoga Certification with Rod Stryker.  Dawn taught for two years atStafford Creek Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, for Yoga Behind Bars, believing that everyone deserves access to yoga and spiritual growth. Dawn guides creative Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Hatha classes. When not in a yoga class she enjoys the outdoors as much as possible – walking her dog, gardening, rafting, fishing, surfing, and biking.

“Deepening and committing to my yoga practice has been one of the best things I have done for myself spiritually, physically and mentally. I am honored and blessed to be able to share and hold space with yoga for others.”

Bernadette Anderson, RYT200

Bernadette is a 2013 graduate of the Esther Vexler Yoga school and President of the Esther Vexler Yoga School Board.  She is currently completing her Yoga for Athlete’s certification with Sage Rountree. Runs approximately 20 races a year and knows what athletes and non-athletes need to keep their bodies moving. Her classes focus on balance, core strength and humor, while using poses to release tension from the body that builds up from daily activities and rigorous training for endurance sports. Whether you do Ironman triathlons or just moving through life her classes will help you build strength and core balance. She enjoys giving back to the community and spreading her love of movement and yoga.  LIVE. MOVE. GROW!

Stephanie complete her RYT200 training and received the title of Yoga Siromani, minister of yoga from the Vastu School of Yoga in October 2012. She is grateful to her amazing teachers Lal, Lorrie and Geeta for their love and selflessness in sharing their knowledge of Yoga. Stephanie teaches a traditional, classical style of yoga based on the teachers of Swami Sivananda. She enjoys serving others and wants nothing more than to share the practice and continue to learn and help others. 

"Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way" ~ Vishnudevanada Sarawati

Kristen McKenney Baggett

Kristen has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 12. She has three wonderful kids that do their best to keep her humble, scurried, and joyfully tired, and her yoga practice magically keeps her sane and healthy through life's ups and downs. Whether kids yoga or power, her hope for everyone in class is the same: that you leave your mat feeling better than when you got on it!

Morgan Brown RYT200

"I remember my first yoga practice; staring with wide eyes thinking that there was no way I, of all people, could ever... the teacher caught my gaze and said to me 'you have to try'. In my life I have been challenged and I have failed. Haven't we all? Yoga constantly reminds me to be humble, and in that humility I have found strength and the courage to try and try and try again, and it is exactly that, I hope to share not only with my students but with everyone I meet."

Lauren Aubrey RYT200

Lauren's first encounter with yoga was as a dance student at the age of 15, where she began to explore the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Years later, when going through a difficult transition, yoga gave her the tools to begin to love herself more fully and to move through life with greater ease. After receiving so many benefits from her won practice of yoga, Lauren decided that she wanted to learn how to share this wisdom with others. In 2011, Lauren gained her 200HR YTT from Yoga to the People in San Francisco and has been teaching ever since. She has taught in community settings, schools, businesses, gyms, studios, on bridges and in parks. Her approach to teaching is inclusive and intuitive and is rooted in alignment and yogic philosophy. Lauren is excited to be apart of the 5 Points family and offers weekly classes in Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. When she's not on her mat you can find her drinking fancy coffee, working on her puzzle skills, hanging out with her sweet Chihuahua, Honey Badger, or spending time with loved ones.