Instructors 2017-11-15T20:58:12+00:00

We have many different teachers to fit your needs – look below to find the teacher you are interested in, then read more about them and their classes below.

Sam Dillon teaches Power Vinyasa Yoga,  Hatha Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation.

Rebecca Barfield teaches Flow Yoga as well as Hatha Yoga.

Synda Wilson teaches Pralaya Yoga.

Heather Says teaches Hoopnotica (Hoop Dance) and HoopYogini™.

Danielle Kellar teaches Yoga Bliss.

Brooke Duff teaches Hatha Yoga and YogaVeda.

Tasha Palenik teaches Flow Yoga and Restorative Yoga.

Sam Dillon

SamadhiSamSam is the owner of the Yoga Studio of The Woodlands and has been a dedicated student of yoga philosophy and meditation since 1969. Sam is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, who integrates yoga philosophy into his classes which in turn are challenging and fun.

Contact Sam: 281-364-8934 or

Classes with Sam:
Monday 5:30pm – Power Vinyasa Yoga
A distinct high energy sequence of poses that sculpts lean muscles and cleanses the body.

Tuesday 9:30am – Hatha Yoga

Wednesday 5:30pm – Power Vinyasa Yoga
A distinct high energy sequence of poses that sculpts lean muscles and cleanses the body.

Thursday 9:30am – Yoga & Meditation

Saturday 9:15am – Power Yoga

$20 – Single Class
$96 – 8 Classes
$144 – 12 Classes

Rebecca Barfield

rebeccaRebecca has been practicing yoga since 2003. Initially, she attended classes in hopes of healing running injuries and to lessen stress but, over time, she realized how much a regular yoga practice enriched her life in so many unexpected ways. It’s life changing! Now, her goal as a teacher is to help students of any age, ability, and experience level achieve a positive connection to their physical and mental selves via breath, movement and meditation.

Contact Rebecca: 281-352-7025 or

Classes with Rebecca:
Tuesday 7:00pm – Flow Yoga

Thursday 7:30pm – Hatha Yoga Mix
This is a medium-paced yoga class with variations for different levels of student ability and experience. It is fine for most beginners and more experienced students. All students are encouraged to work at their own current level of fitness. The class is designed to challenge continuing students while also supporting students new to yoga. Increase flexibility, build strength, enhance balance, deepen your ability to relax, and improve your overall well-being with this class.

$15 drop in
4 classes for $50
8 classes for $90
Packages good for 4 months
Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted

Synda Wilson

SyndaSynda teaches Pralaya Yoga, which is the development of functional strength, flexibility and presence. Her Yoga For All class is geared to all skill levels.

Contact Synda: 832-605-0542 or

Classes with Synda:
Monday 3:00-4:15pm – Yoga For All

$144 for 12 weeks, session begins Sept 22
$15 drop in
Cash, checks accepted

Heather Says

heatherHeather Says is a certified Hoopnotica instructor and has been practicing hoop dance for nearly 2 years. Little did she know it would change her, both physically, and mentally, for the better. After losing 15+ pounds without even trying, she knew she needed to spread the hooping love. Heather is a Level 1 and Level 2 Hoopnotica hoop dance instructor. She is also an organizer for the Houston Hooper Stahs Meetup group. Anyone of any age or any size can hula hoop, let her teach you how! Private lessons/parties are also available.

Contact Heather: 337-692-5460 or

Classes with Heather:
Tuesday 6:00 PM – Hoop Dance
Thursday 6:00 PM – HoopYogini™.

Hoop Dance is a non-impact, fat-burning workout that strengthens your core, and calms your mind, using an adult sized version of that childhood favorite, the hula hoop. Hoopnotica believes that there is a transition occurring in the world of physical fitness; that holistic wellness is supreme to “working out,” and that our bodies are a reflection of our mind’s ability to be centered and powerful in everything we do. In the class you’ll learn basic hoop tricks, including waist hooping, hip hooping, corkscrews, halos, and lots more. For more information visit:

HoopYogini™ is an amazing program that combines Hatha yoga, hooping, and mindfulness meditation. HoopYogini™ is Doctor Approved and designed to tone the core, improve posture, reduce back pain, as well as, support healthy digestion and fluid circulation.  It’s incredibly accessible regardless of your experience level in any 3 of the components (yes, even if you’re never done any of them!). HoopYogini™ works not only your body, but your brain, and your soul. 

$10 per class (adult-sized hoops are provided)

Danielle Kellar
danielleDanielle has been teaching and practicing yoga for the past nineteen years. She is dedicated in teaching people to learn to love themselves, and helps people to achieve their optimal health and wellness. Along with teaching yoga, Danielle is also a natural health consultant, personal trainer and prenatal health specialist. She has been teaching donation based yoga class in Spring Texas for the past eight years, and is happy to have found a new home here at Yoga Studio of the Woodlands. Please feel free to drop in and take a class with Danielle, and you can donate what you are able to give to allow her to continue offering these classes in the Spring/Woodlands area.

For more information on Danielle and her classes, you can visit her website at

Contact Danielle: 832-515-8096 or

Class with Danielle:
Monday 7:15pm – Yoga Bliss

YOGA BLISS ~ Come join me in this relaxing hour long rejuvenating yoga class! This class is perfect for beginners, or anyone who wants to come unwind from a long day, or week. We will be working on de-stressing, flexibility, and releasing all negativity. All levels welcome, including prenatal.

Donation-based yoga classes

Brooke Duff

Brooke began practicing Yoga in 1999 and completed her first teacher training at The Yoga Institute of Houston in 2007. Curious about energy work, she went on to complete both Reiki I & II certifications by 2010. In 2010, she completed a second teacher training with Patricia Hillyard at The Woodlands Yoga Studio. During this teacher training Brooke was introduced to Ayurveda and immediately became fascinated with Yoga’s sister science. She has continued to study Ayurveda and completed a 4 month work study with Dr. Sunita at Houston Ayurveda in 2012. Brooke’s goal as a yoga instructor is to create a class reasonable for all levels and ages. By incorporating Ayurvedic principles, classic poses, breath work, meditation & mudras, each class will help restore balance and nourish the mind and the body both physically and energetically.

Contact Brooke: 832-868-0184 or

Classes with Brooke:
Monday 9:00 AM – Hatha Yoga
Wednesday 7:15-8:15 PM – YogaVeda

YogaVeda: All levels class incorporating Ayurvedic principles with classic poses and breath work to balance and nurture all systems of the body.
$10 Per class
 Other Services:
  • Private Yoga available upon request: $60 per session. This will include a personal yoga plan for your specific dosha/health goals. $80 to travel to you.
  • Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Massage with warm oil $120
  • Reiki & Marma Therapy: $60 hr. $80 to travel to you.
* Each of the private services requires a free initial consultation to determine your Ayurvedic Dosha and health goals.

Tasha Palenik

I started my yoga journey over 6 years ago when I moved here from Colorado. I was going through a very rough patch in life and was searching for some calm in the midst of the storm. That’s when a friend brought me to my first yoga class. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I went, but after the first class, I was hooked. I fell in love with the practice right away because it allowed me to connect with my inner self and helped me build awareness in my breathing. With the wonderful guidance of my teacher, I learned how to quiet the mind and listen to my inner voice. This deeper awareness sparked a passion in me to share what was so freely given to me and has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.

I completed my 200-hour RYT with Lex Gillan of The Yoga Institute, Houston. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my students and teachers have shared with me.

Contact Tasha: 303-552-4682 or

Classes with Tasha:
Wednesday 9:15-10:30 AM – Flow Yoga
Friday 9:15-10:30 AM – Restorative Yoga

In my classes, I love to combine restorative stretches with creative sequences, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. Breathe Awareness, guided meditation and essential oils are used to awaken the senses and bring us closer to ourselves. I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing the body, mind and soul with yoga. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. I look forward to meeting you on the mat! ~ Namaste ~

TBA (please inquire)