"All is Within" - Sri Dharma Mittra
Established in 1998, Arlington Yoga Center has been serving the Arlington community for almost 20 years. Arlington Yoga Center is a non-heated studio that focuses on classic Hatha Raja Yoga. AYC provides a warm, supportive and thriving community for the practice of yoga. Depending on your needs and goals on any given day or over time, we can help you awaken, further develop or replenish your mind, body and soul. We are a community first and foremost. Yoga is a self-discovery and we are merely here to guide you along your own path. Our classes are open and casual. There are no mirrors in the studio and all judgment and competition is left at the door. We welcome you to strengthen your practice with us while we strengthen our own practice right beside you!
David began his 200 hour teacher training with Dharma Mittra in June of 2010. He is a recent graduate in Philosophy from UTA and is now the manager/owner of AYC. He feels truly blessed to be able to share his practice, which he says has improved his life in so many ways. His classes combine a strong physical practice with a calm focused state of mind. He hopes students may experience a tranquil and blissful state of being that stays with them long after the class ended.
Shelley has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra at his temple in New York City at the 200, 500, and 800-hour levels, something only a select few yogis around the world can claim. She is passionate about sharing the classical teachings of her teacher with others in an honest and accessible way. For Shelley, yoga is a discipline for the whole body, and as such her classes strongly emphasize breath and mindfulness, along with the physical postures, to balance body, mind, and spirit.
Sarah has been a student of AYC since 2004 and started teaching at the center in 2012. She is certified for Group Exercise and Personal Training, and likes to bring an element of challenge and endurance to her classes.
Marissa is an Arlington native who received her 200-RYT inDharma Yoga. She was first drawn to the therapeutic benefits ofyoga and tries to emphasize this aspect in her classes. For Marissa,learning how to come into your body in a place of peace is just asimportant as learning the poses. Marissa feels she is here to helpothers find freedom and release so that they can comfortably andcompetently move their bodies through life.
Natalie began her 200 hour teacher training with Elemental Yoga in 2018 and has seen amazing benefits in her life emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. She teaches classes at a slower pace so she can focus on alignment, breath, and fulfill each pose before moving on to the next. Natalie believes everyone can change their life through yoga.
Amelia Rosenberger is a 200hr RYT and a member of Yoga Alliance. She received her yoga teacher training at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in the mountains of Colorado. There she studied not only the asanas, but also pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Amelia’s yoga journey started her freshman year in college when she began attending yoga classes at Oklahoma State University. Those classes quickly transformed from simply fitness classes into a practice that would benefit her life in multiple ways. Amelia has experience teaching multiple styles of yoga, barre classes, and workshops. Amelia loves attending yoga workshops, yoga classes, and traveling to experience different teaching styles because she considers herself a student as much as a teacher.
Debbie was first drawn to yoga because of the physical benefits and later found profound peace through its teachings. She hopes to inspire persons with chronic pain or mobility issues to use yoga as a means for relief. Her classes have a laid back and relaxed style intended to leave her students feeling tranquil, grounded and centered for whatever life may bring.
Tina began practicing yoga in 2013 to supplement endurance training and to prevent and recover from injuries. She quickly learned the benefits of yoga including improved strength and body awareness. The greatest benefit however was the peace of mind she found after practicing. As her passion for yoga grew she knew she wanted to share it with others. In 2017 Tina received her 200 HR RYT at Indra’s Grace with Sandra Vanatko. Tina believes everyone can benefit from practicing yoga. Her classes include asana, pranayama and meditation.
Shaila says physical therapy is where she was first introduced to yoga (8 years ago)! The magic that happens on the mat lead her to getting her 200 hr RYT. She’s been teaching yoga for a year and loves getting to spread love & light! She’s originally from Washington state, but moved to Texas for college and never left! She loves meeting new people, traveling, and making crafts.
Certified 200 hour yoga instructor Mallory is eager to help others find wellness & heal their bodies through yoga and mindfulness. Her journey to yoga began when finding alternative methods to heal her lupus and kidney disease. Since practicing yoga Mallory has stayed in remission 6 out of the 14 years she has been diagnose.
Chelsea received her 200hr training from the Baptiste-affiliated Brooke Hamblet Teacher Training Studio in Fort Worth, Texas after teaching Yoga/Barre fusion classes in her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Her classes are lighthearted with a spirit of playfulness, allowing new and old students alike to practice freely and authentically. Her mission is to share yoga with those unable to access the practice, and to exist as an uplifting resource for all, especially those affected by abuse, mental illness, loneliness, and the weariness of modern life.