“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."
― Amit Ray
Honor Yoga is a welcoming, accessible space that encourages students to grow their yoga practice. Whether you are new to yoga or have a long practice, we believe that you learn something new each time you step on your mat.
Classes will focus on breathing while maintaining postures, building confidence and a mind/body connection. Honor Yoga is grateful to be able to share our passion of yoga with you.
An active form of yoga, Vinyasa Flow coordinates breath and movement. This class includes simple movements and gentle stretching to increase range of motion and flexibility. Poses are held for several breaths to achieve proper alignment, and full benefit of the pose. It is an ideal class for beginners, as well as practiced yogis, as it will help muscle/joint pain, stiffness, weakness and fatigue. Depending on the instructor, the flow can be quick or slower paced.
Yin is a completely different practice than your traditional flow. It is based on 3-5 minute postures held to increase flexibilty in the connective tissues of the body. Yogis will push their minds to clarity with breath and lengthening the poses. YIN is a slow, all level class. There are all age ranges and skill levels. We encourage you to try this all mat work class. It's even better to take a flow class before!
Power yoga uses the methodology of a Vinyasa Flow class, but tends to be a bit more challenging incorporating slightly more advanced poses. Just as in Vinyasa Flow, students are asked to hold poses for a series of breaths to gain strength and flexibility. Power Flow doesn’t follow a set series, so each class will vary. All of our instructors know modifications, but it is helpful to have a basic yoga knowledge for Power Flow.
In 2008, I took my first Yoga class. Having a background in dance growing up and later on teaching dance, I have always loved to stretch and work on flexibility. So...I thought, I would enjoy Yoga from that aspect, however, I became very inspired by the strength and mental focus of Yoga. I love leaving a class feeling tired and sweaty, but totally relaxed. I wanted more chances in my week for Yoga, so I got certified by YogaFit at Texas Tech in the fall of 2013.
Since then I have taught Yoga classes at a group fitness gym, a Crossfit gym and to high school athletics. I usually teach a Vinyasa Flow, but love to mix things up occasionally. As a stay home mother of 3, it is nice to have a part-time job in fitness. I am certified in 6 different types of workouts, all very different, Yoga is and will always be one of my favs!
Hi, I’m Ruth Brower and I am passionate about paying forward the happiness and healthiness that yoga has brought me. When I started practicing, my shoulders and hips were overused from swimming. I remember being embarrassed and almost laughing out loud about my non-flexible body when hearing some of the verbal cues at my first class. But something about the heat, the encouragement, and the breathing all mixed up within a new challenge reeled me in. It is my desire that this happens to you, too. During the summer of 2015, I completed my 200 hour certification from Inspire Yoga, Highland Village, Texas. I strive to be a good host and to be inclusive of all students. I bring my life motto; treat others the way I want to be treated, to my mat and classes. I love to share, care, inspire and empower with creative sequences infused with great music (no two will be the same, I promise!). Whether working the magic on our connective tissue in yin, or, the energy of a heated slow flow, I am excited to share with you! I am thrilled when I hear people say, “ I just love your class”, and “ You kicked our butts!” when referring to the same class. I look forward to seeing you in a class!
I began practicing yoga 14 years ago in Dallas at American Power Yoga. I fell in love with the balance, strength and calming nature of yoga. Yoga is a powerful tool for the body, but also the mind. Whatever stage you are in your practice, each time you step on that mat you learn something new.
Our family made the decision to move to Graham. At the time, yoga was not offered at any of the wellness facilities. I made the decision to become certified and teach in Graham. I completed my RYT 200 certification at Arjuna Yoga in Aspen, Colorado. I have been teaching on and off for 7 years. Teaching is a wonderful way to share my passion of yoga with others.
I am a wife, a mother of three great kids, a volunteer & now a business owner. I am thrilled to have a dedicated yoga studio in Graham. I encourage everyone to try yoga whatever your fitness level.
Hi! My name is Mardi Andrews and I am a yoga teacher and essential oil ninja!! I started doing yoga 8 years ago and received my RYT 500 certification in 2015. My training is in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Flow. Yoga has been a major part of my health and well being, and I love to share it with everyone!!
I've been married to my husband Randy for 30+ years, and I have 4 kids and 3 grandsons. Namaste!!