Meet the Teachers
Hollie first discovered Yoga during her last semester at the University of Texas. In growing up as a competitive swimmer, health and wellness were always front & center in her life. After retiring as a member of the UT Women’s Swim Team she was able to slow down and explore courses within the realm of philosophy, examining how religion shapes culture. Her final class at UT, the Philosophy of Yoga with Dr. Stephen Phillips, opened her eyes to an East-meets-West and more holistic view of life. Rediscovering swimming as a moving meditation and how it creates a depth of both body awareness and breathwork, her transition to the practice of yoga was a natural one.
In 2006, she began working in the marketing department of Yoga Yoga in Austin, where she also completed her 200-hour training in 2009. After growing her family to include two sweet boys, her focus evolved to researching child development. Wishing she had tools of mindfulness as a child, and wanting more tools as a parent, Hollie completed her 97-hour Children’s Yoga Training in 2016. Since that time, she has taught children of all ages, developed workshops focused on families building connections, and currently teaches a variety of Family Yoga classes at Studio Satya. She hopes to build self-awareness and confidence with the children in her classes – helping them feel seen, heard, and empowered to express themselves – while also creating a safe, supportive community for all families whose paths she crosses.
Hollie has a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a graphic designer since 2002, ranging from small design firms to in-house tech, and currently takes on clients as a freelancer (apodiformdesign.com). In 2016 she completed her 75-hr Permaculture Design Course and happily experiments with those lessons in her backyard. The opportunity to homeschool her 11 and 8-year-old sons allows space for her to remain curious and continue learning. She is constantly working to find balance in life, remaining in the flow of how that shifts throughout the cycles that come and go. Her most recent endeavor includes training as a Hellenistic Astrologer under Acyuta-bhava Das, of Nightlight Astrology.