Park Cities Yoga teachers are ready to guide you in the development of your personal yoga practice.
Jeffry Farrell is the owner and lead instructor at Park Cities Yoga. Jeffry's approach to yoga is deeply influenced by his long-time friendship with Kumar Pallana. Jeffry's teaching style is characterized by attention to the needs, goals, and current conditions of individual students. He encourages each student to develop their own personal yoga practice.
I tried 3 well-known yoga studios before I found Park Cities Yoga. This place practices holistic yoga, which, in my opinion, is a traditional yoga combined with modern western yoga that largely stresses exercise routines and poses. Classes at PCY emphasizes spiritual teachings and the development of the mind as well as the body. It is not only about increasing one's agility and strength, but also encompasses training the mind, reasoning, beauty, good judgement -- to be put to better use with our healthy and strong bodies. This in my opinion is the complete Yoga program.
~ Pan Garner, PhD
Mara Black teaches the Gentle Yoga classes at Park Cities Yoga and has more than 30 years' experience as a yoga teacher. She offers Restorative Yoga, Assisted yoga (Vedic Thai Massage), Pregnancy and After Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga for the Aging.
Before becoming a full-time student of Yoga she was a Child Development Educator, and has worked as a trained Midwife since 1976. Her love of people and the joy of service to them has improved the quality of her own life and all the connections to everyone.
Mike Mirabal has been practicing yoga since the year 2000 and teaching full time since 2009. He has studied a variety of yoga styles, but mainly teaches from the schools of Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, and Bihar Style Hatha Yoga.
Mike teaches asana group classes with the intention to balance the physical exercises with the therapeutic and spiritual aspects of yoga. He believes that yoga is best suited to the individual, therefore group classes often vary in content, to meet the needs of the students in attendance.
Mike’s personal sessions however, are entirely focused on the individual student, and range from first time beginner level to highly advanced practice.
He has worked individually with numerous students and fellow teachers, and has taught classes and workshops at over 35 different studios.
Mike’s expertise comes from his years of exploration in personal practice. Without strict adherence to one particular style of yoga, and unbound by the confines of guided indoor classes, he has been blessed with many valuable insights into the yoga practices. Beyond any temporary effects of working out, Mike strives to help his students develop an overall sense of yoga presence throughout their daily lives. Find more information about Mike at www.yogamike.net, or find him on Facebook and Instagram.
Mike has a subtle approach that moves you through the basics into more advanced techniques before you realize he's done it.
~ Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor
Cynthia Pierro teaches the Thursday sessions of Dynamic Relaxation Yoga.
Cynthia Pierro, BS, PTP, LMT, cert. 200YT teaches yoga as the union of movement, breath and sound that produces a personal resource for balancing the body, calming the mind and strengthening the heart.
Her yoga class blends Iyengar Style yoga with Polarity Therapy yoga. Iyengar yoga is a style of Hatha yoga that shows you how to position the various parts of your body with correct alignment. Plus, how to use breathing techniques that support active and passive postures. This allows your bones, muscles, organs, nervous system and mind to function at their best potential. Polarity Therapy yoga comes from a holistic system that understands the bodies basic physiology and it's energetic anatomy. It gives us simple postures, sounds and breathing techniques that quickly balance our physical, emotional and energetic bodies.
She began studying Polarity Therapy in 1986 and Iyengar Yoga in 1989. She sees clients privately for Polarity Therapy, NLP and massage therapy. Find out more www.circle-of-energy.comI work in a demanding profession with short deadlines and stressful, confrontational situations. During my ten years of yoga with Cynthia, I discovered that the physical benefits of yoga are a pathway to greater mental and emotional self-awareness. Cynthia's style and grace have helped me remain calm in the middle of life's storms.
~Tom Paige, Trial AttorneyI've been going to Cynthia's class for close to thirteen years. I feel stronger and more flexible after every class. Cynthia is a great teacher. Her classes flow well, she demonstrates in a way that is always clear. Beyond all that, Cynthia herself is a wonderful person. I always leave her class feeling very connected to her, like she has been speaking just to me, and that she is my great friend.
~ Stephen H., musician