About us

Welcome to Shakti Yoga Center!  My name is Patricia, I’m the owner of this lovely space.  We opened our doors on August 1st, 2016.  It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey.  

Shakti Yoga Center is the response to the call of my heart.  I have not only invested financial resources to make it thrive but most importantly I have infused this space with lots and lots of love and dedication.   I hope you can sense our devotion when you visit us, and that you feel at home.  

My team is a group of trust-worthy teachers who are dedicated yoga practitioners.   We all strive to guide intelligently structured  yoga practices that focuses on the breath, not on perfecting the pose, and that prepare each student to sit in stillness and rejoice in the sweetness of meditation.

We teach yoga as an inclusive path for transformation of Body, Mind & Spirit.   Come get prepared on the mat to succeed and thrive out in the world!

We look forward to have you in class.  Most of our group classes are beginner’s and senior’s friendly.    We also have several opportunities that are prenatal friendly.  

Last, we are equally available to work privately or semi-privately to customize a practice that supports your specific Physical, Emotional & Energetic goals.  

Patricia Alonso

Patricia is the founder and owner of Shakti Yoga Center, which is a beautiful and intimate space where she facilitates small yoga classes for all-levels, all ages, and all body types in a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. She encourages her students to foster a sense of community with like-minded individuals who want to grow in their personal yoga journey and self-transformation of body, mind, and heart. (more…)

Dee Dee Burington

Dee Dee has a accomplished background of gymnastics, dance, aerobics, musical theater and more. She started teaching Yoga in 2006 and while looking for a traditional and well rounded school she is receiving her 200 RYT at Yoga Tree. She loves helping others balance their lives and believes that through yoga everyone can become more flexible to withstand the winds of impermanence. (more…)

Laura Abbot-Coan

Laura has a client centered, creative solutions counseling practice as a certified yoga therapist, C-IAYT.  She has been a yoga practitioner for 16 years, and a former studio owner. She attained her 200 hour certification with Tias Little, Prajna Yoga, and currently studies under Gary Kraftsow, American Viniyoga.  Other significant studies under Rod Stryker, Parayoga, 


Don Ridenour

Don strives to use his knowledge of Yoga to create a space that is authentic, non-judgmental and compassion-centered. “Throughout my life I have sought to immerse myself in continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, attempting to weave together various strands of western philosophy and science with eastern mysticism, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in 


Michelle Gutierrez

Michelle “Michie” Gutierrez danced her way through her childhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She began teaching Zumba in Dallas, receiving her certification in 2010. As a teacher she was inspired by seeing her students connect with their body via movement. Michie found Zumba/dance to be a powerful practice for setting people free from their hangups about size, shape and skill, and using movement as a form of self love.


Randy Cummins ~ Guest Teacher

Randall Cummins, AOBTA CI, LMT is a certified AOBTA shiatsu instructor and massage therapist. Randy was on the faculty of The Chicago School of Massage Therapy for 20 years and, for the past 15 years, the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX.


Denae Richards ~ Guest Teacher

As a Certified Sound Practitioner, Denae has been studying & practicing sound for many years.  Sound has been a part of her life since early childhood, playing the piano, singing in the choir,  playing saxophone in high school & college. After experiencing gongs and singing bowls for the first time, she was immediately drawn to sound in a way she had never before experienced. (more…)

Hema Jagada ~ Guest Teacher

Hema’s life has been an abundance of all things Ayurveda, especially spices. Spices have played a central role in her culinary life for as long as she can remember. “I have memories of being absolutely mesmorized by all the spices and herbs that my mother would so elaborately sprinkle into the large pots of fragrant food. Spices were always the stars of most dishes. (more…)

Osten Aune ~ Guest Teacher

Osten Aune husband married for 46-years, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Lay Speaker of the United Methodist Church, member of Arapaho U.M.C., Hatha Yoga teacher and Gong Journeyman, apprentice to Gong Master’s Barbara Cole and Kenny Kolterand student of Ven. Tashi Nyima. Member of the “Awakening Heart” Sanga and Drum Circle at the Dallas Meditation Center.


Stephanie Zucco, LMT ~ Guest Teacher

Bio coming soon

Nicola McGill ~ Guest Teacher

Nicola McGill, LLSA, LMT, NCTMB, CLT, has over 15 years of experience in the field of massage and bodywork both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the London School of Aromatherapy and received diplomas in Reflex Touch and Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Professional Practice at Anglia Polytechnic University, U.K. (more…)

Steven Horwitz ~ CPR Guest Teacher

Bio coming soon!