Dr. Kari Rollins graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979. Following her internship she realized her passion was using health education as a key to preventing illness. In 1981 she returned to UNT to join the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. and was part of a program called "Personal Wellness". This program was intended to teach medical students how to be healthy so they would become better role models for their patients. As part of that program she began teaching yoga to students, staff, and the general public. In 1982 she combined her medical practice of integrative medicine with her yoga school and opened The Wellness Center.
Dr. Rollins has studied many styles of yoga and meditation including Iyengar, Kripalue, Vinyasa, restorative, Kriya yoga and Kundalini. She uses yoga in her practice of medicine for many health problems including back pain, fibromyalgia, hypertension, weight loss, emphysema, asthma, depression, insomnia, and many other illnesses. She is highly skilled in using yoga to treat back and joint pain and understands how to adapt yoga poses to each student's needs and level of skill.
Analiese received her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Dr. Rollins, Brynn Byrne and Shanti Webb Nolen at Trinity Yoga in the Spring of 2017. She teaches yoga at various locations in Fort Worth, including Raja Yoga and the Benbrook Library. Analiese leads Little Yogis, a program that teaches yoga and mindful play to children, and offers professional development opportunities to educators and adults. She also offers private instruction for those desiring personalized attention on their yoga journey.
Analiese is also a Certified EC-6 Bilingual Teacher and taught in public and private schools and a Dual-Language and Spanish teacher before becoming a yoga teacher. Analiese continues to nurture her passion for public service by bringing yoga and mindfulness into public places, like schools, parks, and libraries. She also leads children at First Congregational United Church of Christ, as the director of Children’s Ministries.
Analiese studied Social Work and Hispanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. After college, she travelled throughout Chile where she experienced the diversity of nature and culture in South America, and fell in love with international travel. She speaks Spanish fluently and desires to create an inclusive atmosphere for people of all backgrounds.
Analiese has also worked with special populations, including people with physical disabilities and children with learning differences. With the use of props, modifications, and moment to moment instruction, she believes in creating a yoga experience that gives any level of learner the opportunity to feel safe, strong, and confident in class.
Audrey received her 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Kathy Ross of Yoga Forte in the Winter of 2017. That following January, she began her embark on the studies of a sister science of yoga ; Ayurveda, along with pursuing her 300-HR Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Arpita Shah of OM Yoga Journey. As of December 2018, Audrey is a 500-HR Yoga Alliance certified teacher, and a NAMA recognized Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor. With the love & passion of Ayurveda, Audrey integrates her teaching style to reflect the principles that are essential to this Science. Audrey continues to nurture her love of knowledge in the healing sciences, and is currently completing a 100-Hr Jyotisha program, dipping her toes in another sister science of Yoga, with the intention of enrolling into the Ayurveda College in the future. Her intention of creating a warm, safe, & welcoming atmosphere for community to practice in is of most importance to her, honoring the practice first, while offering space for diversity, play, & movement as students flow through their unique journey of expression and sensations in their yoga practice.
Kevin has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for seven years and teaching for three. He has an E-RYT 200 certification from Yoga Alliance and is certified by The Kundalini Research Institute.
John Stockberger is a professional musician, kundalini yogi, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, meditation teacher and mentor. His journey with Buddhist meditation began in 1983 and his yoga practice began in 1989. His Kundalini Yoga classes have a playful quality blending all the limbs of yoga, naad and sound healing. His private healing and mentoring sessions focus on Inner Healer activation, deep relaxation, intuitive guidance, authentic presence, guided visualization and meditation, chakra and polarity balancing, shamanic journeys, sound immersion and Healing Breath. His work is informed by his own healing journey toward wholeness which has included: Kundalini Yoga Training through the Awareness Center and KRI, Certification as a facilitator of Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork through Grof Transpersonal Training, Cranial Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, Shambhala Training for Enlightened Society and Sacred Path, studies with Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies and traditional Shipibo Conibo healing in the Peruvian rainforest with Doña Ercillia and Maestro Heberto. He facilitates Yoga and Breathwork retreats, trainings and workshops in the US and abroad.