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Authentic Yoga Life offers classes inspired by the philosophy and sequencing of the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Flow. We believe it is essential to always listen to your body, practice at your own level, and challenge your edge.

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I started my journey of yoga 16 years ago when I took my first class with my husband and immediately fell in love with it. It was as though something inside me was awakened and I couldn’t get enough. I knew after a few months of taking classes that I wanted to give back the feeling that it was giving to me and the owner of the studio let me teach a few classes here and there to see if it truly was something that I wanted to do. It was; I loved it!

I enrolled for my first teacher training and received my 200- hour through Yoga Alliance and shortly after, opened my own studio here in Denton, The Yoga Hut and ran and taught classes for 3 years. I decided at that time to take a break and raise my family; who are all pretty great by the way! I have a daughter who is 7, a son who is 11 and a wonderful husband who I have been married to for 14 years.

After my break, which wasn’t long, I began teaching again and also enrolled in a 300-hour program that I will complete in the fall of 2015.

Through this journey of yoga I have had the pleasure of meeting some really great people who have taught me so much about myself and have made my life more interesting. I am continually thankful for what I get to do on a daily basis.

I am passionate about using the transformative tools from Baptiste Yoga and AcroYoga, to empower each and every person to live big and play big. I personally created huge change in my life leaving a high-powered career in tech Sales to transforming lives globally. I also have a history of coaching gymnastics and working with professional athletes including baseball, football, basketball and hockey players and teams..

I empower people and transform lives. Yoga has forged a path for me to create a deeper connection to myself and others. It has opened me up to a new way of being and seeing the world. I have shifted my vision to what is really important in my life each day and each moment. It lights me up to inspire others to live outside the parameters of what they thought possible for themselves in their career, their physical body, and their life in general. Creating a life of living big, creating connection and community, full of play and loads of laughs is what I do. Life is short and time is precious… I believe Health is our greatest most precious gift. Helping people and giving LOVE is what drives me. Yes, I have a lot of knowledge and experience to share but really it is about love, compassion and connection.

Join me on your mat to create change, connection, love, trust, pure play, freedom in your mind, body and life and most important empower you to LIGHT up this world huge. Get busy living or get busy dying. What do you chose today? You are ready now.

I am an International teacher, a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and Certified AcroYoga/Thai Massage teacher. I am the Co-Owner/Director of a sports medicine health and wellness center. I have been studying, teaching and assisting Baron Baptiste many years and I consider myself a student and teacher for life. I feel blessed and grateful to all of my teachers and students around the world! I have a special interest in anatomy and physiology, alignment, injury prevention and healing of the human body.

When medication didn’t help my anxiety and depression, I found yoga. My practice would calm me down and help me de-stress but I never felt like I was bettering myself for my own health and for my relationships with others.

Then I found Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Not only did Authentic Yoga Life quickly become my favorite place to be but it was the first place I felt comfortable being myself.

As my Baptiste practice grew, I became aware of how I was acting on and off the mat. I learned where I was playing small in life, giving my power to others and how I was not being real with myself and those around me.

As my Baptiste practice grew, I became aware of how I was acting on and off the mat. I learned where I was playing small in life, giving my power to others and how I was not being real with myself and those around me.

That’s what brings me back to my mat each day – to come face to face with my demons, accept them, love them for what they are and move on.

My practice holds me accountable for being a yes to love, non-judgement and forgiveness. It’s these characteristics that I strive to embody in my classes – total acceptance of where you are right here, right now. Because yes, you can do it and yes, you are enough.

My yoga journey began in high school when my family became members of a local gym. I began to take yoga classes there and soon discovered a love for the practice of yoga . I was particularly drawn to the idea of finding “peace through the storm,” remaining calm, centered, and focused in my mind while challenging my body.

It is my hope to offer a place for students to find stillness and rest – rejuvenating the mind and body.

I live in Corinth with my husband, Danny, and 19 month old son, Caleb. We are anticipating the arrival of our little girl due at the end of November 2014. We find gratitude and joy in this busy season of life and are excited about our growing family.

I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2012 and enjoy teaching Yin as well as Vinyasa Yoga.

I started practicing yoga in 2000, and fell in love instantly with the movement, the sweat, and the wonderful calm feeling that stayed with me throughout the day. As a student and teacher of yoga, I approach my practice and teaching with openness and compassion.

I started practicing yoga in 2000, and fell in love instantly with the movement, the sweat, and the wonderful calm feeling that stayed with me throughout the day. As a student and teacher of yoga, I approach my practice and teaching with openness and compassion.

In addition to my yoga family, I have been married for 31 years. We have 3 grown children, and 2 grandchildren. I have my 200 RYT certification with Yoga Alliance and I have almost completed a 300 hour teacher training.

I have my 200 RYT certification with Yoga Alliance and I have almost completed a 300 hour teacher training.

Valerie Warren

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  • LifePower Yoga Teacher Training 200-RYT
  • Level 1 teacher training — in ongoing training with Baron Baptiste

I have lived most of my life playing small. Through my yoga practice, I have had to let go of those things holding me back – a career I hid behind, relationships that no longer served me, societal stereotypes that I expected myself to live up to as a mother, wife and woman. My inner voice has been begging me to play BIG – to be AUTHENTIC — no matter what anyone thinks.I am a student of this practice just like you.

Pushing myself to my edge and finding some comfort there on the mat has gotten me to this point. Authentic Yoga Life IS my edge. I created this place to hold me accountable to staying PRESENT, playing BIG and being REAL. I hope you find AYL to be the safe, supportive space that challenges you to explore all of the beautiful possibilities that are uniquely yours. Hold yourself accountable — we’ll do the same. Doesn’t your life deserve it?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are
powerful
beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as

children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson

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