Founder Suze Curtis left her corporate gig in 1994 to pursue her passions?leading, healing, and staying physically active. The turning point in her journey came in 1996, when she created a yoga style of her own: Dynamic Power Yoga Plus!, now known as Samatone Yoga by DPYP!. Practiced in a heated environment, Samatone combines power Vinyasa flow with sonic vibrations. Suitable for beginners, experts, and people made of slinkies, Samatone Yoga by DPYP! landed top honors on Dallas A-List's Best of list four years in a row, and earned the title Favorite Yoga Studio of 2013 from the readers of Addison magazine. One reason clients love the studio so much?affordable babysitting services are available on site.
Chrystal Rae and Andres Illera became best friends practicing yoga together, so it's no surprise that love is a fundamental tenet of Gaia Flow Yoga, their shared studio and registered yoga school. When describing the tenets of love-based yoga, Chrystal says that the practice hinges on the opening of the heart, which allows the spirituality of ancient yogic practices to blend with modern Western mindsets. So far, Chrystal and Andres have coaxed open the cardiovascular doors of more than 300 yoga teachers through their school, reaching exponentially more students and students? imaginary friends along the way. With 36 active instructors and three locations, they teach an endless stream of classes that combine the ideas of Hatha, Raja, and Bhakti yoga.