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Fundamentals Level 1

This class is taught by:

Kay Harris .

Kay loves to explore movement in all forms. She is an avid dancer of salsa and tango and she travels to South America regularly. While visiting Argentina many years ago she realized her calling was to integrate the fluid kinesthetic of Latin dance with the structured focused discipline of classical yoga. She has studied both the Iyengar method as well as Vinyasa Flow and she has graduated from the 200 hr Dallas Yoga Center teacher training program.


Kay’s classes create an energetic, playful and multi-disciplined experience that joyfully embraces the flow as well as the discipline required to obtain strength, openness, and flexibility.

Shelagh McElroy

Shelagh began her practice in 1996 to help alleviate career stress, and began teaching yoga full time in 2001. With a degree in psychology, she brings fun, acceptance, and a down-to-earth, humorous approach to her classes. She tailors her teaching approach in a way that both supports and challenges students.
She is a self-confessed anatomy geek and done extensive studies in Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Browning-Miller, and international studies in yoga and anatomy with Gary Carter in London, and Peter Blackaby in Windsor, England and Toronto, Canada.

Dena Mangrum

Dena Mangrum began practicing yoga when a videotape was the most accessible way to practice. She “did” yoga to gain flexibility and knew nothing of the body/mind benefits that yoga has to offer. So, it was an on-again, off-again relationship for many years until 2012 when getting healthy became a priority. While searching for ways to support my new healthy lifestyle, she read an article that suggested yoga to improve body alignment issues. Dena was intrigued because an injury as a child resulted in the loss of half of her foot, which has led to some hip and leg misalignment and pain.

Although her injury also presented some potential issues with performing the poses, she promptly began trying out local studios and it was not long before she was practicing daily, either at home or in the studio. Within months, she learned that with simple modifications she could practice the poses with ease. Her body began changing and she began to feel more mobility, strength, peace, and less stress. Greater still, the hip pain was gone!

The physical benefits of yoga have been tremendous for Dena, but she is also grateful for the balance that practicing yoga has brought into her life. When she began understanding the body/mind connection and incorporating stillness and meditation my practice deepened. At that time, her life took on a new calmness that has not only improved her health but seeped into the lives of her children as well.

Dena’s practice and teaching has been greatly influenced by her early vinyasa practice and her alignment-based and Iyengar-inspired training at Dallas Yoga Center. She completed her 200 HR YTT through the Dallas Yoga Center studying anatomy, philosophy, sequencing, alignment, restorative, assisting and vinyasa.

She has also been fortune to study with master teachers such as Tias Little, Rodney Yee, Julie Gudmestad, Dr. Tiffany Denny, as well as the instructors at the Dallas Yoga Center.

As a teacher, her goal is to provide a creative space for students to explore and discover their own path in yoga. She wants to offer body positive classes that inspire students to be inquisitive and curious and not only develop physically but feel the freedom and encouragement to explore an inward journey. She feel blessed each day that she can get onto (and up from) the mat and welcomes all to join her there!

Susan A. Austin

Susan started her yoga practice in college, but after fulfilling that PE requirement, she stopped practicing. The seed, however, had been planted. Susan remained physically active as exercising helped relieve the stress of the practice of law, and litigation specifically. In a continuing effort to stay in shape and mitigate the inevitable signs of the relentless march of time, Susan discovered yoga again, but this time she was ready to really explore the practice.
Susan's analytical outlook and intellectual curiosity has helped her enjoy her practice and the teacher training at DYC. She continues to learn and better understand spiritual, mental, and physical health thru yoga. Susan has also found that, at least on the mat, the march of time is a little slower....
Yoga is a basic art form. The key to safe and effective execution of yoga postures is a stage appropriate methodology. Learn the underlying fundamental actions and principles of poses and breath to get the most out of your practice. The use of props and modifications will also be taught. All levels welcome.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Apr 24 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu Apr 27 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Sat Apr 29 8:45 am - 9:55 am with Shelagh McElroy
  • Mon May 01 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu May 04 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Sat May 06 8:45 am - 9:55 am with Shelagh McElroy
  • Mon May 08 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu May 11 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Sat May 13 8:45 am - 9:55 am with Shelagh McElroy
  • Mon May 15 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu May 18 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Dena Mangrum
  • Sat May 20 8:45 am - 9:55 am with Susan A. Austin
  • Mon May 22 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu May 25 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Sat May 27 8:45 am - 9:55 am with Shelagh McElroy
  • Mon May 29 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu Jun 01 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy
  • Sat Jun 03 8:45 am - 9:55 am with Shelagh McElroy
  • Mon Jun 05 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kay Harris .
  • Thu Jun 08 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Shelagh McElroy