Jessica has been teaching yoga in San Marcos and Austin since 2010. She is a 200 hour Registered Hatha Yoga Instructor, and has over 400 hours of yogic training from Yoga Yoga in Austin. Her roots lie in Viniyoga, which is a style that is designed to bring out the best in each practitioner. She is also certified to teach Vinyasa yoga and children's yoga. Her classes are breath centered, and crafted to allow the students to build strength and flexibility in a safe and nurturing environment. Jessica is a mom, a wife, and an actor and writer for theater and films. Yoga has deepened and enhanced her life as an artist tremendously. She loves improv, playing video games with her son, walking at Prospect Park, swimming in the river, and being a part of the amazing community of San Marcos.
Jessica Brooks Allen
Jessica currently teaches at Easy Tiger Yoga in San Marcos Wednesday evenings at 5:30 and Thursday mornings at 9:30.
She leads a Full Moon Yoga gathering every month at the Dharma Ranch.
Jeni Bolton Swing
Jeni studied Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at Texas State University. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification at Yoga Yoga in Austin and has studied Yin Yoga with Erinn Lewis at Sukha Yoga in Austin. For Jeni, yoga is a way to tap into what is real. Listening to yourself and what you need. She leads a well balanced flow that is appropriate for all levels of ability and allows the student to enter deeply into an experience of peace and well being.
Jeni currently teaches for the City of San Marcos at the Cephas House on Monday mornings at 9:30 and Thursday evenings at 6:00.
Dharma Ranch Retreat Center
Our connection with the Dharma Ranch is a true blessing. The Buddhist inspired center is a perfect sanctuary in which to create a healing yoga experience. The peaceful surroundings create an inviting place for daylong meditation and yoga retreats, educational training, personal development workshops and classes, spiritual retreats and workplace team building. Dharma Ranch is a place where people come to explore and share their curiosities and passions with each other and to seek deeper truths. Teachers are drawn here to share their wisdom, practices and inspiration for all who seek to live life wide awake with an open heart and mind.
The Eye of the Dog Art Center
Internationally known artists and teachers, Billy Ray and Beverly Mangham have spent over 30 years creating, selling, and teaching art. For the past 10 years they have shared everything they know about creativity, community, and the human spirit. They are an inspiration to us all! We count our connection with the Eye if the Dog art community as one of our most special blessings. When needed, they provide indoor space for meals and socializing during our retreats. Beverly and I plan to bring art and yoga together this spring during a weekend retreat. The Inn at the Eye is one of several B&Bs on Valley View West providing overnight accommodations for Yoga and Health residential retreats.