In 2011, Troy took his first yoga class in hopes to supplement his dance training as he was beginning to shift his focus from performing to teaching. His practice not only began opening his mind to new ways of moving but also new ways of reaching out and connecting with the kids he taught. With this new insight, Troy began diving deeper into his yoga practice over the next seven years.
Since then Troy has gone on to complete is 200-Hour RYT and is excited to begin marrying his love of teaching dance with his love of yoga. Troy’s classes are sure to bring out your playful side all while challenging you and keeping the focus on what yoga is all about for him: connection over competition, always.
Exercise has always been an outlet in Niki's life. She began doing yoga as a way to complement her love of running. Niki's daily yoga practice helps her achieve more than just a healthy body - she also discovers peace of mind. She is a proud mom to three amazing children. Niki credits yoga with giving her the energy to keep up with them! Niki believes that while life can be hectic, it is beyond important to make time for your own physical and mental health. Yoga is where she takes time to quiet her mind and recharge her soul. It's rare to catch Niki without a smile on her face - her mat truly is her happy place. Niki completed her 200-hour teacher training with Maria Lages and Johnna Smith at Om Yoga in May 2015. Niki loves teaching yoga because it connects her with others and allows her to share her passion.
April has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years. She has studied with many amazing teachers such as Laruga Glaser, John Bultman, Tim Miller, Michael Gannon, and Baron Baptiste to name a few. As a result, April brings to Om over 800 hours of Yoga education and training. Her classes are full of charisma, laughter and community, as well as many opportunities to take your practice to the next level. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned practitioner you will leave her classes with a greater understanding of postures and alignment. Not to mention some yummy assists! April is a survivor of Sepsis, a life threatening complication of an infection in which the body begins to shut down to protect itself. 28-50% of people with Sepsis die annually. Those who survive often have organ damage, PTSD, and/or loss of limbs. She is grateful for her recovery and strives to share with her students the importance of gratitude for even the smallest of things. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and has been married to her husband John for 20 years.