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.

Jess Alexander

Jess developed a lifelong love of yoga in her late teens. Taking it upon herself to share this passion, she began teaching community classes at a park local to her hometown of Tyler, TX.   During her journey into health and wellness, she continued to teach yoga as well as educate her community on the importance of proper nutrition. Jess aimed to help others find balance in their everyday lives; spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Jess completed her 200 hour teacher training with Big Rock Yoga in 2014 and is a RYT through Yoga Alliance. Jess shares an energetic and spiritual approach to teaching yoga. Her goal is to help her students let go, and explore in their own practice


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…)

Julie Reid ~ Substitute Teacher

Julie comes from a strong athletic background which includes coaching competitive gymnastics, teaching aerobics, personal training, a lifelong passion for health and wellness, and fighting for seconds at meal time in a house with 8 siblings!  She has been formally practicing yoga since 2009, has studied with (among others) master teachers Doug Keller, Judith Lasater, Tias Little, and since 2011, extensively with her principal teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, an internationally renowned Tantra and Hatha yoga and meditation teacher, founder of ParaYoga, and author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom.  Since taking her very first yoga class, Julie has remained an ever enthusiastic and dedicated student of this sacred, ancient (more…)

David Tietje & Leah Misty

David and Leah are passionate about Spiritual exploration and awareness, playfulness, connection, adventuring, traveling, community and teaching. They have been teaching together nationally over the years: Vedic Thai Bodywork, relationship workshops, Yoga, meditation, and energy healing. It is their greatest joy to share the best things they learn with others! 
Leah Misty is an energy therapy practitioner, crystal energy jewelry designer and licensed massage therapist. David Tietje has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, is a licensed massage therapist and instructor.  Based in Dallas, Tx, they love vegan and raw foods, dancing, Dallas Int’l Film Festival, and have a “priceless” cat named Pepper.