Our Staff

Patricia Alonso

Patricia  e-ryt200  yacep is the founder and owner of Shakti Yoga Center.  She has a unique understanding of health and fitness through her personal experience not only as Yoga teacher, but also as a Licensed Massage Therapist.   Her yoga journey started in 2002, and thru the years she has studied different modalities of yoga including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Power Yoga.  Patricia received her 200hr YT from Frog Lotus Yoga on December 2010

On June 2011 she met her teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker.  She became an initiated of the Tantric Sri Vydia lineage in 2013.  Since 2011 she has studied extensively in the Parayoga tradition of Tantra Yoga.  On the fall of 2013, she completed a 200hr foundations of Ayurveda with Kripalu.

Karan Bindra

Karan is a dedicated yogi who believes that true joy is the freedom to access your inner child. He was first introduced to yoga when he was 14, seeking therapy for his scoliosis.

Over the years, the philosophy of yoga has become a way of life and an outlet for his inner expression. It has been a source of his creativity and drive as a musician, asana practitioner, and teacher.

Karan has made it his lifelong goal help others tap into their highest form of peace, creativity, and mental clarity through the yoga practice. He currently teaches meditation, pranayama, vinyasa yoga, and several forms of hatha yoga. (more…)

Alyssa Morris

Alyssa firmly believes that yoga is the grounding force that keeps her energy from shooting out in five million directions on a daily basis. She is a mother, a dancer, a writer, and a Gemini. She holds a B.A. in Art & Performance and an M.A. in Aesthetic Studies, which essentially means that she is fully qualified to find beauty in this world. 

Alyssa has taught dance classes since 2010, completed her RYT-200 in 2012, and most recently finished up her Personal Trainer Certification in 2016. In 2013, she went through a spirit-changing experience when her daughter and she lived through a life-threatening car accident. (more…)

Jordan Jones

Jordan’s yoga practice has allowed her to heal a number of emotional wounds that were affecting her everyday life. Years of dealing with ADHD symptoms, anxiety, and self-doubt have slowly melted away as she has spent more time on her mat, with her teachers, learning how to serve herself and others with this practice.

Yoga, to her, is an expression of self-care. We create our own medicine through taking the time to mindfully move our bodies. The physical postures we practice on the mat act as counterbalances to our days spent sitting still and rigid. On the mat, we can nurture qualities of strength (more…)

Nancy Daniels

RYT 500 and Certified Ayurveda Counselor, Nancy discovered yoga in college over 40 years ago, and since that time she has had a long, continuous love affair with the practice. She has had an opportunity to study and practice Hatha, Iyengar and Anusara styles of Yoga and with masters Tias Little, Erich Schiffmann, and John Friend. Nancy originally began teaching Anusara Yoga in 2003. Her teaching style is a composite of the many styles of Yoga she has practiced over the years but is rooted in the traditional Hatha style. Nancy guides Alignment oriented Basic Yoga, Gentle (Yin) and Restorative Yoga as well as Meditation and Yoga Nidra (Yoga of sleep). (more…)

Mitra Razavi

Mitra found Yoga as an instrument to heal her past trauma, prevent future suffering and live in peace.  She practiced Power yoga for 7 years and passionately started studying Iyengar yoga in 2014.

Her non-dogmatic teaching style are influenced by the many exceptional teachers whom she had the opportunity to work with (such as Randy Just, Paula Weithman, Carla Rudiger, and Tias Little). She earned her 200 hr RYT from Dallas Yoga Center.

Mitra encourages her students to practice deep inquiries, observation and mindfulness. She compassionately assists students in their physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Julie Reid ~ Substitute Teacher

Julie is a 500-RYT, Parayoga Level 1 Certified teacherc and Certified Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor.  She comes from a strong athletic background and a lifelong passion for health and wellness. Formally practicing yoga since 2009, she has studied primarily with her beloved teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, internationally renowned master teacher of Tantra-Hatha yoga and meditation, founder of ParaYoga, and author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom, since 2011. She is honored and humbled to be an initiate of the Sri Vidya Tradition and Himalayan lineage since 2012.


Dominique Franklin ~ Substitute Teacher

I was first introduced to yoga as a teenager, my best friends Grandmother is a yoga teacher when I was younger I helped me get over my anger issues and helped my confidence. Over the years I found my self very nerves, anxious, unable to sleep at night, and dissatisfied with life. So I fell back in love with yoga and I have more peace an contentment than I have ever had in my whole life. Now all I want do do is assist others with there practice so they can find their true selfs and peace and contentment with their own lives.

Barbara Cole ~ Guest Teacher

Barbara Cole is a Stress-Relief Specialist, author, recording artist and a Gong Master/Teacher.   Barbara’s real-world teaching style and down-to-earth way of
relating helps people to feel safe and comfortable when learning new things.
Barbara especially enjoys teaching and mentoring within the corporate and at – risk communities. More information on her work can be found at www.ScienceOfStressRelief.com
Having lived in several countries, she has had the opportunity to study many different forms of spirituality and meditation.  She (more…)