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Meet Our Teachers

Our Teachers

All have been trained by the Yax family to ensure consistency in your practice.

Jimmy Yax

Jimmy Yax

Co-Founder

Jimmy began practicing yoga in 2003; however, his first yoga teacher was his father who taught all his children the principles of meditation growing up. Jimmy also has a passion for Jiu Jitsu which he received a black belt for in 2011. Teaching & studying yoga and Jiu Jitsu has given Jimmy many opportunities to help himself and others. For this, he is forever grateful. “In life, we are always students.”

Kristen Yax

Kristen Yax

Co-Founder

Kristen’s yoga practice began in 1999 via VHS tapes, however it wasn’t until 2011 that she began teaching yoga to others. Kristen has a wonderful grasp on the therapeutic approach to teaching. Her genuine nature carries over into her classes. It is evident in, as well as out of class, that she cares about the well-being of everybody. Besides yoga, Kristen’s other passions include cooking, reading and traveling.

Andre Wilson

Andre Wilson

Andre has practiced yoga on and off since 2012, and began building a consistent yoga practice upon finding Hot House in 2016. When teaching, his goal is to create a space where practitioners can find a release from their daily lives. His favorite part of teaching is becoming a part of their journey as the yoga philosophy makes waves in their lives; that, and making great playlists to flow to. Andre studied physics and engineering in school, and has applied his skills to mastering the art of rolling the perfect towels behind the front desk. When practicing, he is notorious for his mid-class “meditations” (aka naps).

Stephanie Balogh

Stephanie Balogh

Yoga has been the only constant in my life since starting. Initially, I went into it for the fitness aspect but it has evolved into a way of life for me. I started practicing in 2006 and I’ve never looked back. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the gratitude as practitioners leave class and knowing I assisted in their yoga smile. Fun fact about me is that I have a very healthy obsession with fitness and a not so healthy obsession with lipstick and all things glitter 💜

Su Duong

Su Duong

Su has been teaching at Hot House Yoga since receiving her 200 hour certification in March 2015 and recently earned an additional 300 hour certification in August 2017. One of her favorite parts about teaching are the personal connections that she makes with her students, whether it’s simply through eye contact, a smile, or a laugh. She just wants people to know that they matter, that they’re enough. In her free time, Su enjoys sleeping, eating, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens

I began practicing in 2008. The main reason I love teaching is that I want to make the world a healthier, happier, safer and more peaceful place. Each time I teach, I have an opportunity to help each student feel better, have a better relationship with themselves and thus better their relationships in and with the world. A fun fact about me is that I’m addicted to Tetris. I can pack a suitcase, a trunk or a truck bed better than anyone you know – and I owe it all to Tetris.

Sally Magarity

Sally Magarity

I loved Hot House Yoga from the moment I stepped into the door in January of 2015. Hot Yoga not only offered me increased strength, flexibility, and endurance, it was a huge stress releaser and a place to find peace in my crazy world.  I signed up for teacher training that same year, and began teaching in August 2016.

I love seeing how yoga changes our students’ minds, bodies, and spirits.  Students may walk in the door a little unsure, but quickly embrace their practice and realize that we are all works in progress. When I’m not in the studio you can find me spending time with my husband hopefully on a beach somewhere.

Katherine Meyersohn

Katherine Meyersohn

I believe we are energetic beings. Our thoughts, feelings, & behaviors are all energy & in order to be our best we need tools that help us manage this energy & create balance in our mind-body-spirit. I’ve been practicing yoga since 1999 because it helps manage & balance this energy, facilitating nurturing, healing, & growth of the whole person, mind-body-spirit.
My favorite thing about teaching is witnessing the positive changes in mind-body-spirit that yoga inspires in people is my favorite thing about teaching.

Heather McKinney

Heather McKinney

I’ve been practicing yoga on and off the mat since 2011, but after discovering Hot House in 2012 I felt and still feel like I’m “home”.  This is also why I practice; moving mindfully on my mat continuously grows by ability to live intentionally when I step off. More than anything, yoga to me is a way of being. This cycles into my favorite thing about teaching, that is, empowering others; to help them see they are perfect exactly as they are; to understand that every moment is a choice; to know that every moment is another opportunity to begin again, truly. Fun fact: I’m kind of obsessed with college football…which is one of the many reasons why fall is my favorite season.

Bruna Sandry

Bruna Sandry

I’ve been practicing yoga for 3+ years! Through yoga and meditation, I’ve learned to connect to stillness and silence, to find peace and freedom within myself. I continue to step on my mat to disconnect from the world, to connect to my body and mind, to be healthy and free. My favorite thing about teaching is being able to offer others a space of love and acceptance. Fun fact about myself is that I am from Brazil 🇧🇷. I have a beautiful large family, with 6 kids between my wife and I.

Elizabeth Ferrell

Elizabeth Ferrell

I found yoga in 2011 when I was 19 at the local YMCA, it was an instant love connection and I’ve practiced regularly since my first class. Completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2016 was a dream come true for me, and I am honored to guide students through their own practice. I love when students share stories about how their yoga practice came through in another area of their life, making that connection that yoga isn’t just about the physical asana we engage in on our mats! Along with yoga, I enjoy anything with the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, or just laying down a blanket in the park and diving into a good book.

Emily Erbe

Emily Erbe

Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker