Melony Bergeron | Owner
Melony Bergeron

Melony Bergeron

Melony Bergeron is an Accountant and CPA with many years of business experience. Her yoga journey began 7 years ago after the birth of her third child. The stress and anxiety involved in trying to balance her professional and personal life with three children felt overwhelming. She decided to try yoga for the first time and this class made her so aware of what she was missing in her workouts! Exercises that she had been doing at the gym were bringing more tension into her muscles while increasing her heart rate. What yoga taught her was how to slow down and focus internally while challenging her body and increasing flexibility. Yoga has become an integral part of her everyday life and she can feel the benefits from this training every day!

Melony decided to combine her love for yoga with her knowledge of business by opening this studio in The Woodlands, Texas.
Tayler Gyug | Studio Manager
Tayler Gyug

Tayler Gyug

Who Tayler is

Tayler is a sassy yogi who is known for her big earrings and focus on breath, presence, and self love in all her classes.

Education

Tayler began her yoga practice after a nearly fatal car wreck in 2012 that left her with no range of motion; She couldn't even touch her toes! Nine months after her first yoga class, Tayler received her 200 hour RYT certification, and has since completed a PodHot training and a SUP yoga training led by Rachel Brathen. She utilizes a variety of music styles to enhance each class she teaches

What Yoga means to Tayler

Tayler fell in love with yoga when she realized all the healing benefits, both mentally and physically, that every class offered. Tayler loves leading beginner to advanced classes and welcomes you to her practice.
Alli Knoth
Alli Knoth

Alli Knoth

Who Alli is

Alli is a giddy gal who loves guiding people to find balance and joy in their life through the practice of yoga.

Education

She stepped onto the mat after years of vigorous exercise and found what had been missing in her fitness routine and life in general- rejuvenation. In addition to being a Yoga Instructor Alli harnesses her tools as a Confidence and Life Coach and Personal Trainer when teaching.

What Yoga means to Alli

She wholeheartedly welcomes you to honor your strength and dive into self discovery during your practice, while enjoying her playful song selections of course!
Amy Bazemore
Amy Bazemore

Amy Bazemore

Amy Bourne
Amy Bourne

Amy Bourne

Who Amy is

Amy lived in Belgium for a few years with her husband and four kids and that's where she discovered yoga. She hired an English-speaking yoga teacher to guide her and a group of friends through a practice. From the first mindful breath to the very last pose of Savasana, Amy was amazed at how she could quiet her mind and body. She'd never felt anything like it and has been hooked since.

Education

When Amy moved back to America, she continued to practice yoga. She grew to love it so much she decided to train to become a teacher so she could share her love of the practice. Amy is a certified 200-hour RYT and has been teaching for over 5 years. Amy lives in The Woodlands and loves teaching at Yoga Pod where many of her students are community neighbors. Amy loves running into yogis in the grocery store or at the movies.

What Yoga means to Amy

Amy has a passion for Hot Flow and Yin classes. She loves to sweat and dance through the Hot Flow postures. She loves how Yin deepens her practice.
Amy warmly welcomes you to take her classes or practice next to her in another class. Either way, she will see you on your mat!
Amy Gurica
Amy Gurica

Amy Gurica

Who Amy is

Amy grew up in the North Texas and spent her high school years high kicking with the Award Winning Varsity Emerald Belles of Southlake Carroll High School. Amy has been married for nine years to her college sweetheart, Jason. They have lived in The Woodlands for three years and recently added a Boxer mix, named Fitz, to their family.

Education

Amy graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and focus in Economics. She taught preschool and elementary for a short while before merging her passion of fitness with teaching. She was mentored by her cousin-in-law and creator of PulsePointe barre, Lauren George. In addition, Amy is a certified instructor in several areas including, AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor and PulsePointe barre Primary Instructor.

What Barre Means to Amy

Her approach to teaching is less of a drill sergeant and more of an "exercise tour guide." She caters to all levels from beginners to challenge seekers by offering multiple options and building combinations.
Anna Flowers
Anna Flowers

Anna Flowers

Who Anna is

Anna was born in Moscow, Russia where she took ballet classes in grade school. She currently lives in The Woodlands with her 2 daughters and a very big fish tank. Anna has friend all over the community as you will typically see her teaching at Yoga Pod, Villa Sport and Energy fit. She is so passionate about Yoga and Barre that she sometimes instructs 4 classes a day. When she is off the mat, she enjoys to travel and explore cultures all over the world to deepen her knowledge of different lifestyles.

Education

Anna comes to Yoga Pod with a diverse background. She graduated as an Engineer from the University of Moscow and in 2015 she received her YogaFit certification. Throughout her life, Anna has always been active by first dancing classical ballet in school, Rollerblading, biking and cross country skiing.

What Barre and Yoga means to Anna

When walking into one of Anna's Barre classes, you will immediately want to dance to the upbeat tunes she has selected. You will feel the beat move you from core to your toes. Yoga for Anna allowed her to find her inner calling. In her Yoga classes, Anna positively infuses the practice to allow the your spirit to work on aligning your chakras, increasing your flexibility and building strength. This is the magic to wellness. Anna is thrilled to be part of the amazing Yoga Pod family and is excited to share her love for Barre and Yoga with others.
Bernadette Field-Dodgson
Bernadette Field-Dodgson

Bernadette Field-Dodgson

Who Bernadette is

Bernadette Field-Dodgson AKA Bern, is a native Tasmanian (Australian) who came to call Texas home in 2016. She has had a lifelong fascination with wellness that has influenced her occupational choices. She is a lifelong student of health, happiness, movement and as of recent, bio-mechanics.

Education

Bern worked for 8 years as Registered nurse. In 2014 she became a certified naturopath. While on a study break from naturopathic school, she undertook her yoga teacher training. She traveled to Bali, Indonesia to study under the guidance of Emily Kurser. Bern is certified in Hatha, with inspiration from Anusara yoga. In addition, while pregnant herself, she completed prenatal yoga training.

What Yoga means to Bernadette

Bern enjoys teaching heart based, body-mind centered, juicy yoga classes. She loves students to experience their anatomy, work on their strength with a calm nervous system, and feel 'in tune' with themselves. Come along to one of her classes to see what she is integrating into practices this week!
Beth Knudsen
Beth Knudsen

Beth Knudsen

I had a total hip replacement just over 5 years ago. Since then I have gotten back into fitness. I wanted to loose weight and get my strength back after so many years of hip pain and problems. I found dance and yoga to be a great combination to loosing weight and helping with back pain. I took my new passion and made it my career. I teach various fitness programs to both children and adults. I have a degree in child psychology and feel very strong about a healthy mind and body for people of all ages.
Brian Neeld
Brian Neeld

Brian Neeld

Bridget Becker
Bridget Guisinger

Bridget Guisinger

Who Bridget is

Bridget began practicing yoga in 2012 as a way to relieve stress and breathe deeper. She was blown away when she discovered that pranayama (conscious breathing) could soothe her Type-A mind. By becoming more mindful of the breath and body connection, she was able to bring ease to the chaotic and tense situations life can bring. When she's not practicing or teaching yoga, you can find her working at Lululemon or hanging out with her husband and fur-baby!

Education

Unable to keep this powerful transformation tool a secret, she enrolled and graduated from The Yoga of You school with a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certificate through Larry Thraen, specializing in vinyasa style yoga. She draws inspiration for her classes by cultivating a mind-body awareness through the practice of pranayama and slowing down.

What Yoga means to Bridget

Her personal mission statement is to quiet the mind, bring ease to the physical body, and nourish the soul to create the space for living a happy and healthy life! You will leave her classes feeling relaxed, renewed, and invigorated!
Felicia Ralph
Felicia Ralph

Felicia Ralph

Who Felicia is

Felicia Ralph, strives to practice Yoga daily - on and off the mat. She believes Yoga is for all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. She enjoys utilizing her healthcare training to assist clients with modifications as needed in order to attain an easeful and peaceful practice.

Education

Yoga has been a part of Felicia's life for over 15 years. She completed her 200 hour RTY certification focusing on Integral Yoga with subsequent certifications in Prenatal, Kids, Raja and Yoga Therapy.

What Yoga means to Felicia

Felicia envisions a "garden" as a metaphor for her classes. Utilizing various limbs of Yoga such as asanas, pranayama, concentration, meditation, as seeds. The gentle warmth of a non-judgmental environment with water and encouragement to quench the thirst. The result is a beautiful meadow of blooming, thriving yogis!
Hieu Young
Hieu Young

Hieu Young

Who Hieu is

Hieu - Pronounced "Hugh" - I was originally born in Vietnam, and moved to the United States in 1995. She speaks Vietnamese, Mandarin, French and English. She is also fluent in sign language. She has a teenage daughter, Fendi who is also very good in Yoga. Her core values are community, excellence, and positivity. She dedicates her time to community, mindfulness, and awareness. Off the Yoga Mat, is a skilled cook, professional seamstress and clothing designer. "My vision is to change the world, 'One Breath At A Time.' My goals are to help people live happy, healthy, and to inspire their lives."

Education

Hieu started her practice in 2009 with Tai Chi and Qigong, and then Yoga in 2010 in Beijing. She became Certified in 200 hour RTY in 2015. She uses sequencing based on creative alignments which provide a safe space for her students to let go of the outside world and heal the body from the inside out. Her personal drive stems from the eight limbs of yoga as a foundation for personal growth and positive change.

What Yoga means to Hieu

I consider my life and Yoga as a balance of Spiritual Strength, Flexibility and Emotional Peace. "Practicing yoga is not only about improving your body physically, but also mentally. I love to hear what my students think and what they are up to in life." She discovered in her practice that breath with body movement can release the stresses of daily life. Hieu welcomes all levels of Yogis to her wonderful practice.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson

Kelly Stojanowski
Kelly Stojanowski

Kelly Stojanowski

Lauren Walker
Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker

Hello! My name is Lauren. I was born in Boston and I graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2006. From there I graduated from UT-Austin where my passion for yoga really took flight. (Being a former TWHS Highstepper certainly helped pave the way) After college I married my high school sweetheart and together we have an adorable fur-baby... Goldendoodle.

I am a 200hr certified yoga instructor and I have been teaching all different styles of yoga since 2012. I always tell people " The hardest part about yoga... is actually going to yoga!" The days we feel like we don't have enough time for it, are really the days we need it most. - Can I get an "amen" for Savasana?! - Yoga is the perfect glue to hold together all the aspects of life that try to pull us in different directions. Everyone can benefit from it, you just need to open yourself up to digging deep mentally, physically, and spiritually.

When you come to your mat, come with no expectations, no anticipations, and no judgements. I like to challenge my students to be present. Instead of reliving the past or trying to map out the future, just enjoy the here & now! Yoga is NOT about what the poses look like, what your fellow yogis can do, or what brand of athletic clothing you're wearing. Yoga is your time to feel strong, alive, and free! I hope you get that from my classes. Namaste & see you on the mat!
Melissa Grieve
Melissa Grieve

Melissa Grieve

Who Melissa is

Melissa began her yoga practice for the first time in 2009 while attending school in Switzerland. It started as a required after school activity but quickly turned into a transformative experience. Not only did yoga provide the physical benefits of flexibility and strength but also gave her the tools to overcome the stress that came with frequently moving.

Education

After practicing for seven years across several countries she finally decided to take her first teacher training to deepen her own understanding of the practice and to see if taking on the role of the teacher was meant for her. It was! She loved being able to share her knowledge of yoga with others and aid in their yoga journey. She graduated in 2016 with her bachelors from Texas A&M and her RYT-200 vinyasa training from Yoga Pod in College Station.

What Yoga Means to Melissa

Here at Yoga Pod The Woodlands she can be found leading vinyasa-based Pod Flow, hatha-based Pod Hot and Yin yoga classes. She says all three styles are a totally different experience but each has their own place in a well-rounded practice. In every one of Melissa's classes expect to link your movement to your breath and focus on finding the ideal alignment for your body.
Ninnette Womack
Ninette Womack

Ninnette Womack

Who Ninette is

Ninette found her way to the mat four years ago while living in Baton Rouge, LA. She started out attending classes at Yoglates II South and fell in love with it, which motivated her to get certified as a Yoglates instructor.

Education

Ninette is a certified 200hr RYT and she recently finished her certification in Barre and Personal Training, she can provide her students with the best personal skills and information that will help reach their fitness goals. Ninette has certifications in the aromatherapy field which consists of Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist, Aromatherapy Coach, and Licensed Spiritual Healer.

What Yoga means to Ninette

She understands wellness is a very important part of life and teaches others the benefit of how to incorporate it into their daily routine through diet, exercise, and aromatherapy. Education is key, but knowing your body will make for a long and happy practice no matter what you do. She believes whether it's traditional yoga or any other form of exercise you may choose, do it with purpose and wellness will come. Ninette welcomes you at whatever level of Yoga or Barre you practice!
Tiffany McElmeel
Tiffany McElmeel

Tiffany McElmeel

Who Tiffany is

Tiffany's passion for teaching began in 1995, fresh out of college. She taught high school and group fitness classes. She is a teacher at heart and is always willing to share her knowledge from trainings, readings, webinars, and life experiences. She exemplifies this in her Yoga practices.

Education

Tiffany has been in the fitness industry teaching various formats since 1996. While in college she loved taking fitness classes, but when graduation came, she was worried she wouldn't be able stay active or to afford a gym membership, so she got her certification through AFAA to teach group fitness classes (first style she taught was step aerobics). How did she find Yoga? After she left teaching High School, to stay home and raise her daughters, her boss kept asking her to teach yoga and She kept saying No. Afraid of the terminology, the poses, and what yoga was "I had NO clue!" She relented and started practicing at home and found she felt at ease after practice. She decided to give teaching yoga a try, so She signed up for teacher training through YogaFit. Behold a new passion was created. Tiffany is now also certified as an 200 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT.) She teaches many styles of Yoga such as Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Gentle, Pre and Post Natal, Yoga for Scoliosis, Senior, Restorative, Yin, Beginner (Basic), Advanced Yoga, SUP (stand up paddle board yoga), Kids yoga, Yoga with props, Power yoga, Yoga Tune Up (aka Treat while you train) and Private sessions.

What Yoga means to Tiffany

Tiffany enjoys setting up get togethers to create a community both on and off the mat. She encourages her students to get out of their comfort zones by experiencing things that are yoga and non-yoga related. "This is a journey and not a race, all of our bodies move and flow differently. We all start somewhere, so all I ask is for you to try."