Jaimis, a certified Rocket Vinyasa teacher (E-RYT 500), is dedicated to sharing yoga teachings to empower, love, connect with, and inspire those around her. She has had the great honor of studying with many incredible teachers along the path: Shiva Rea, Maria Garre, Andrew McAuley, Hilly Flora, and Ben Heath. Jaimis is currently studying The Rocket Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa with David C. Kyle. She believes we are all students and all teachers, so she continues her yoga and self-studies at every opportunity. Jaimis is an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and spends as much time as possible in handstands, the sunshine, living in the moment, and practicing compassion, love, and yoga in all forms. Her classes are powerful yet playful, and always full of opportunities to get upside-down. It’s her wish that students leave feeling inspired and with a deeper sense of trust in who they truly are.
Maria was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She opened Om Yoga in 2010. Maria completed her first 200 hour Yoga Certification with her beloved teacher, Grace Morales, in 2008. She traveled to India to study Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore with V. Sheshadri in 2012, completed a 500hr certification with Johnna Smith in 2015, and her Prenatal Yoga Certification with Amani Murray in 2017. Maria credits her entrepreneurial success to being incredibly passionate about making a difference in other people's lives. She encourages everyone who is a part of the Om Yoga community to incorporate and convey values such as compassion, mindfulness, integrity, and purpose in their daily work and in their relationships with others. "My goal is to provide a peaceful and supportive space for people to breathe, move, and connect."
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.