WE INSTRUCTORS

Ashlie McGill
Blair Isom
Blair began her yoga journey over ten years ago in Dallas. She then moved to Lubbock and was introduced to the practice of Iyengar, this is where she feels she truly learned the foundation of the poses. Five years after moving to Lubbock, a Baptiste studio opened and she was able practice other techniques. When she finally moved back to Dallas, she was reconnected with her passion for Vinyasa flow at We Yogis. Blair completed her yoga training under the guidance of Cheryl Oliver, Gina Dunn, and Nicolle Callahan in 2016. Her upbeat music will help empower you through her fun, challenging classes!
Bret McKinney
A good friend and Yogi brought me to WeYogis some years ago to Rockin Yogis class on a sunday afternoon.....I had been practicing yoga at the gym I belonged to and was really starting to get into it. I had never experienced anything like what WeYogis had to offer. the experience was unbelievable, the music, the sweat, practitioners, the flow,...all so amazing! I eventually joined and started practicing every single day. I couldn't believe all of the positive changes that the practice brought me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I felt like a better human all around. I begin to desire to teach watching those around me become teachers and grow their practice so I sucked it up and took the dive and did my YTT 200 Hr at WeYogis and I have never looked back. Teaching and Practicing at these studios gives me great joy and I continue to grow each and every day.
Chelsea Smith
Deborah Lee
I tried my first yoga class in 2004 after a serious ankle injury. I was a dedicated gym rat who thought kickboxing, spinning and weight training were the only ways to stay in shape. After my first yoga class, I knew I was wrong. I traded in my cross trainers for my yoga mat and have continued to practice different styles of yoga ever since. In May of 2016, I received my RYT200 teacher certification under Cheryl Oliver and Nicolle Callahan. I teach Rockin Yogis, Yoga for Golfers, We Flow, Deep Stretch, and Restorative classes at We Yogis. Teaching this variety of classes is a great reminder that yoga is for everyone.
Diana Rodgers
Diana always knew she would want to teach yoga someday after opening We Yogis in 2012. In 2013-2014, she joined We Yogis first teacher training program with Julie Boyd and Cheryl Oliver as their guides. Diana completed her training in 2014, and has been teaching at We ever since. "As my teachers say, it's not yoga perfect, it's a practice." There is no judgement, no comparison, no achievement. Just enjoy the journey of mind, body, and spirit in each one of Diana's classes. Come experience this life changing practice that unites us all.
Eric Schambari
Eric is a YTT certified instructor under the teachings of Nicolle Callahan, Susie Caicedo and Cheryl Oliver. As a retired MMA pro-fighter, Eric combines the mental strength he has gained from over 17 years as a Jiu Jitsu black belt competitor and practitioner with the physical strength he built from competitive swimming to his yoga practice. Eric intends for his yoga students to leave his classes challenged and accomplished with a greater understanding of yoga through a safe and effective yoga practice. Eric takes pride in providing a unique compilation of movements and music with each class. He spends his free time planning his next travel adventure and caring for his two puppies, Smokey and The Bandit.
Erica White
My journey to the mat started in the ballet studio. After dancing classical ballet for 19 years and teaching for 7, I found my love for yoga after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2008 as a way to continue the movement but also relax the mind. I felt compelled to bring my teachings and experience to my local community by getting her 200 HR Yoga and 85 HR Prenatal Specialty Yoga Certification.
Jennifer Jameson
My love for yoga developed over the course of 16 years. After spending the majority of my life as a ballet, hip-hop, tap dancer and avid runner, I discovered yoga in college. It wasn't until my third child turned 3 that I began a consistent practice. Becoming a certified instructor was a natural progression for my practice and I received my 200 hour certification in 2018. I hope to share my love and knowledge for the practice and inspire my students in every class that I teach.
John-Paul Henry
JP was a long distance runner who attended his first yoga class at We Yogis after the studio opened in 2012. He discovered yoga after developing foot pain problems from, and he feel in love with the solace that came from the mind body connection, and the physical challenges that came from the practice. He is a native of Colorado, and completed his Power Vinyasa training through South Hills Power Yoga in Pittsiburgh in 2016. He still a competitive runner, having completed his 5th Boston Marathon and 11th overall at the distance in April 2018.
Juan Zambrano
Juan Zambrano started his yoga practice in 2013 while finishing his masters program. He was introduced to it through yoga therapy, immediately he knew yoga was for him. Since then, Juan has been on his spiritual path taking all sorts of trainings. Learning Tantric principles from India to Egyptian Esoteric knowledge. His journey eventually led him to practicing under Susie Caicedo. Juan completed his 200hr training with Susie in January 2017. He is currently in his advanced 300hr training with Susie & Nicolle Callahan. You can find his classes to be challenging yet relaxing while playing this newest and hottest music.
Julie Cooper
Julie’s yoga journey began with a running injury. Looking to find the same endorphin release while healing her ankle she found bikram yoga and was instantly hooked to the structured postures, the heat, and the zen-like state after class. She realized that through doing yoga she was finally able to calm her mind and that benefit extended to her home life. Later on during pregnancy, looking for a lighter routine, she found Vinyasa yoga and enjoyed the fluidity of linking breath to movement. Post-pregnancy she was looking for a better combination of the heat of bikram, but the constant movement of a true Vinyasa Flow. Taking her first Rockin’ class with Gina Dunn, she finally found a good balance of both as Gina helped her realize how amazing yoga is for the mind, body, and spirit. It was at We Yogis that she fell in love with the practice and realized how much more yoga is than just a workout. Inspired by her teachers and wanting to “pay it forward” she signed up for Asana Dealers Teacher Training in 2015. Under the amazing guidance of Gina Dunn, Nicolle Callahan, and Cheryl Oliver she realized her calling to be a teacher. In her classes she aims to get you sweating, refine your movements, and help you realize the benefits of yoga on and off the mat. Meet her there!.
Kaleigh Walker
Kaleigh Walker's background in and love for dance led her to try her first yoga class in 2006. She quickly realized the profound physical and mental benefits that could be achieved with a regular practice and became hooked! Since then, she's immersed herself in studying and practicing the fundamentals of yogic philosophy, completing her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification at YogaHop in Santa Monica, CA in 2008 and Corepower Yoga in Los Angeles, CA in 2011. Kaleigh blends a mixture of basic yogic fundamentals with creative sequencing and uplifting music to motivate her students to further deepen and develop their own individual practice. Expect to challenge your strength and balance, develop a deeper mental clarity and experience a new found sense of achievement and purpose each time you come to Kaleigh's class. In addition to teaching yoga, Kaleigh is also a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach, and a Lululemon Ambassador. After nearly 10 years in Los Angeles, Kaleigh has relocated to Dallas to share her passion for all things healthy! For more information on her background, teaching schedule, and health blog check out: www.kaleighwalker.com.
Maggie Rauchaup
When it comes to yoga, and exercise overall, Maggie is passionate about the connection between our minds and our bodies. She fell in love with yoga while working at a job that required a lot of sitting. She realized how crucial movement was not just to her physical health, but also to her mental well being. During stressful times at work, she noticed the only time she wasn't thinking about her job was the time she was on her mat, and when she left the studio, she felt more focused, more centered, more herself. She brings that idea to her classes - yoga is a time to breathe, to take a break from your phone and your emails, and to give back to you. Maggie completed her 200-hour certification in 2015 and now teaches full-time. She knows, however, that it isn't always easy to get to your mat, even 60 minutes feels like a lot some days - so she works to make her classes fun, challenging, and rewarding, hoping that her students leave feeling a little better, a little lighter, than when they arrived.
Mary Catherine Miller
Merritt Russ
Monica Vallina
Natalie Golden
Natalie began her yoga practice in 2001 and has explored many different yoga disciplines over the last 14 years. The mind, body, spirit connection – so unique to the discipline of yoga – is what drew Natalie to the practice initially; what keeps her coming back to the mat is the richness of yogic philosophy and history, as well as an interest in Sanskrit and meditation. Natalie completed her 200 hour teacher training program with Julie Boyd and Cheryl Oliver in June 2014 and began teaching at We Yogis shortly thereafter. In her teaching Natalie focuses on the importance of the breath, alignment principles, and building a strong, comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow in order to maintain a sustainable life-long yoga practice. Natalie is RYT-200 certified through Yoga Alliance.
Nicolle Callahan
Sally Dire
In 2010 I cautiously took my first yoga class with Joseph Stingley, after continually seeing 120 eager and dedicated students wrapped around the block each Saturday morning, waiting to get into the gym's studio. After years and years of intense physical activity, as well as years of addictive and unfulfilling behaviors, I wanted to connect to something deeper. I was instantly moved by this dance like moving meditation. He told me I would soon be teaching. What kept me coming back to class? Learning to practice, not perform. Learning to know when to step back, and when to trust myself and push past fear, how to be in the moment without reacting- these are gifts I continually receive from practicing yoga- and gifts I authentically strive to share through teaching. In 2011-2012 I completed my 200hr certification through the guidance of Joseph Stingley. I enjoy teaching a powerful vinyasa flow, focused on alignment and breath control that pushes boundaries yet leaves you feeling balanced, energized and uplifted.
Sarah Dragoun
Sarah trained under Cheryl Oliver and Nicolle Callahan in 2017 through We Yogis 200hr YTT program. She first turned to yoga to compliment her running schedule and fell in love with the practice. Sarah loves truly being a student of the practice and it's ability to constantly change and evolve with time. When teaching she emphasizes the physical practice; challenging both body and mind. Her classes are fun, not so serious and always to a killer playlist. She is a North Carolina native and moved to Dallas in 2011. When off her mat you'll find her leading a sales team at a software company, Call Box, spending time with her golden retriever or cheering on the Tar Heels!
Shelley Beeson
Shirley Ho
Shirley’s yoga journey started 3 years ago when her friend / teacher encouraged her to try out a new yoga studio with friendly staff and, most importantly, childcare. She initially fell in love with the practice because the classes were fun, energetic and interesting. This faster paced, vinyasa flow was not the kind of yoga she had experienced previously. Then as Shirley practiced more, she began to realize all the other intrinsic benefits of yoga - the strength and flexibility of the mind and body during the practice, the calmness that manifests afterwards.
Susie Caicedo
My classes are a blend of Ashtanga and Hatha styles that allows the spirit to play, the mind to calm and the body to become a temple. My intention is to create acknowledgement without judgment; encouragement and constant development and growth. I have been teaching yoga since 2004 and leading Yoga Teacher Training Programs since 2010. Yoga provides me with inspiration and excitement for life; I translate this inspiration and zest thru challenging, creative classes along with fun music that helps to bring out the fearless warrior in you and opens the door to discover your inner beauty and grace.
Susie Carp
Yoga found me as I was trying to downshift from corporate lawyer to stay at home mom of three. A vinyasa yoga tape appeared as a gift in my mailbox and I was hooked from the first Om. I love the physical challenge of yoga, but it is the clarity, quiet, and joy cultivated through practice which draw me to the mat every day. I study and practice yoga and meditation with many talented instructors in Dallas and beyond. I completed my 200 hour teacher training with the exceptional Susie Caicedo and am RYT-200 certified through Yoga Alliance. I teach a vigorous vinyasa flow focusing on breath and alignment and hope to empower my students to increase their flexibility, strength and focus, on and off the mat.
Tricia Touchstone
I’ve taken many paths to reach my current destination in my yoga practice.
Whitney Wilbur
I began my yoga journey in 2000, shortly after our first son (Pax) was born. After several years in California training in Reformer-based Pilates, my husband Eric and I moved back to Dallas, where I began a regular practice at Bikram Yoga on Mockingbird and with an incredible Baron Baptiste trained yogini, Glenda Wolchuk-Twining with whom I was practicing when our youngest son (Miles) was born. When Exhale Spa opened in 2006, I began Core Fusion classes and also became a yoga student of Sabra Hanson, Susie Caicedo Elizabeth Welp and Julie Boyd, with whom I completed my Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Spring of 2012, along with Cheryl Hall-Oliver. At 40 years of age, I recently added running to the mix and have found that yoga remains the key to my peak mind-body performance, not only providing strength, balance, and flexibility, but also introspection, focus and peace of mind on and off the Mat! Namaste! Attachments area
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