Meet Your Instructors
Lauren Cowart- Owner, Instructor - asana, meditation, pranayama
E-RYT200 ,YAECP, Master's Path
I am not here to teach you. Love will teach you. I will be your guide.
Energy is everything. Meditate, be light, be playful, and curious to keep moving through it all and evolve. Be compassion driven.
I strive to serve and give good yoga - a balance of strong asana, pranayama, and a mind that is truly present and engaged. Each sequence is unique to the students (vinyasa/restorative/hatha) and movement of all kinds. In class we strive to tap in to the most pure version of ourselves so that we raise our vibration, change the frequency, and can connect to one intention. Everything is compassion driven. When we grow our inner light we are capable of serving others. We are limitless. I believe in living by the heart, feeding the soul, and the Jivamukti philosophy of liberation. My intention is to promote yoga in every possible way.
Taylor Brown- Meditation Instructor
Lover of light, nature, coffee, camping, world travel, freedom, and living intentionally.Taylor is always searching for the feelings within herself that bring complete happiness and overall well-being. Discovering the practice of meditation completely transformed her life and she is inspired to share this life tool with the world.
Jennifer Claybar - Instructor
Hi, I'm Jennifer Claybar, mom of four and lover of all things fitness related. I am super excited about sharing my love of yoga with you! I started practicing yoga about six years ago. I suffered a back injury and was able to use yoga as a route of recovery. Within a few months of regularly practicing, I fell in love. I believe
that when we spend time on our mat regularly it can become a place of peace and self love. In return, that energy is radiated to those around us. Since beginning my journey, I have become FitTour certified and attended several Baptiste Programs including: Level One, Journey Into Power with 96 hours of training and 27 hours through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute's Art of Assisting Program. I hope to connect with you soon in class!
Carly Thibodeaux - YoMassage Therapist
Carly Thibodeaux is a licensed massage therapist,medical massage practitioner, as well as a certified YoMassage Therapist (this is a fusion of yoga and massage). She is the owner and operator of kneaded relief massage, and has been practicing her talent in Southeast Texas for nine years.Carly enjoys working with her clients to relieve their pain, improve their health, and their overall quality of life. She has always been very passionate about helping others and that is what initially drew her to massage therapy. She studied and became certifies and the LA Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles. Education is very important to her and she continues to advance her knowledge by attending multiple continuing education coursed on various modalities. Carly is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Little Cypress Lions Club, and Amputee Peer Mentor. Carly was born with fibular hemimelia, a rare birth defect where you are born without a fibula, making her left leg shorter than her right leg. She has been an amputee since before she was one year old, and has never let it hold her back from anything. Carly's personal life consists of spending time with her husband and friends, volunteer work, working out, and participating in 5k's. She believes in staying active to live a happy, healthy life.
Arata Young RYT200
Hello Humans! My name is Arata (A-ra-ta) Young and I found yoga through an interesting journey that has led me to this blessed and awesome opportunity. I was a Navy brat born in Japan who followed my dad around throughout the United States. Once I returned to Texas, I joined the Marines immediately after high school to be the first Marine in my family. I served in Virginia and Hawaii with 3 deployments around the world. I kept wanting to lead Marines, but I knew that I was not feeling well after 5 years (2012-2017) of a very physically active lifestyle that also left me feeling mentally and emotionally drained. I got out of the Marine Corps and ended up in San Marcos at Austin Community College where attended classes geared towards business. I then ended up at Texas State after a few semesters studying social work and plans to pursue graduate school after finishing my undergrad. I found yoga within a year of being out of the military to heal my body pains and soon found it worked just as well as my mental pains. Physical practice, meditation, and breathing exercises are why I appreciate the holistic and strengthening aspects of yoga (mind,body,spirit). The discipline and quietness attract me to yoga, and I approach yoga as a healing tool that can heal and empower confidence to an individual who is ready to surrender themselves. I finished teacher training and earned my 200hr RYT over the summer of 2019. After a year of practicing in studio, I was hooked and I realized that all that time dedicated to yoga got me out of some very nasty and depressing behaviors and unhealthy habits. I have been practicing for close to two years and I attribute my
being alive today hugely in part to yoga along with a lot of love and support from my family and friends. Lastly, I ask that if you know a veteran, please send them my way or if you’re reading this post come my way and lets see if we can help each other out.