Amy Baker | Owner, Director and Urban Barre Instructor
2012 Urban Barre Teaching Training Program, 2015 Urban Yoga 200 hr. Deep Study & Teaching Apprenticeship including the study of pranayama, asana, meditation and the chakra system.
Amy has been part of the Urban family since its start in 2010 and in August 2019 stepped into the role of owner / director. Amy teaches Urban Barre, a beautifully balanced blend of yoga, Pilates and ballet. She is a dynamic and joyful teacher with accreditation both in barre and in yoga teaching. She combines both passions in her welcoming and fun classes.
Amy’s teaching style is purposeful, energetic and fun. I love Barre but mostly, I love Urban Yoga! I draw inspiration for my classes from music, art and my love of dance and from the support of my husband & daughter.
Join Amy for virtual & in-studio semi-private Urban Barre Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 am
Surya Barrow | MA, JD, E-RYT
Surya has been a devoted dance, movement and yoga instructor since 1995. In 2010, she opened Urban Yoga to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive movement and yoga studio in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Surya is a loving, passionate yoga teacher who brings chanting, spirituality, self-love and inspiration to each of her classes. You’ll sing, chant, flow, meditate, laugh, and experience your true essence in each of Surya’s classes.
Training Certification: M.A., J.D., E-RYT 200, PranaFlow™ 200 HR and Advanced Studies in Krama Vinyasa in the lineage of Krishnamacharya with Shiva Rea. Other Meaningful Training in: Meditation and Mindfulness; Bhakti Yoga and Sanskrit; Yoga for PTSD and Resiliancy After Trauma; Pranayama and Kriya Yoga in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda; Shamanic Healing Arts; Astrology and Tarot; and Myofascial Release and Yoga Therapy; the Divine Feminine; Tibetan Buddhism (these trainings are separate from and do not derive from my status as a RYT with the Yoga Alliance Registry). Important teachers that I honor with gratitude are: Shiva Rea, Jai Uttal, Saul David Raye, Thaddeus Hedges and Lama Tsultrim Allione.
Offerings: Soulful, Joyful, Eclectic, Steady and Deep with the intention of holding space for your journey of healing and self-love. Surya leads hybrid in-studio / virtual Vinyasa & Song every Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-11:15 am.
Why I Practice: To heal my body and mind. To be steady and at peace with what is. To embrace and be vulnerable to life To surrender to love.
Why I Teach: I teach as an offering. May I humbly share with you the practices that have transformed my life. I offer them so that you may connect with the deepest part of your essence. Because of these practices, may you be a beacon of love and light.
Inspirations: Song, laughter, travel, friendship, family, and the many great teachers who have taught me about love and light
Lou Chapman | Yoga Instructor
Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher; Yoga Alliance RYT-500
Lou has been teaching yoga since 2006. His classes are focused on proper alignment with breath awareness. Steady and highly skillful, Lou’s teaching will allow you to understand each posture more fully while integrating a greater understanding of how yoga relates to your life.
Offerings: No child left behind; fun, supportive, challenging and heart-centered practices with attention to alignment and self-understanding
Join Lou virtually for Hatha Yoga Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Sunday mornings virtual Hatha & Meditation at 10:00 am.
Why I Practice: Yoga is a technology or set of apps for living life more fully off the mat
Why I Teach: To make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy refined. And because I can help people change their lives.
Inspirations: Teachers who have come in all forms and guises; authors, artists, and musicians of a wide variety; family across generations; friends; the most recent book I’ve picked up
Emily Corbin | Yoga Instructor
Urban Barre Teaching Training Certification, Urban Yoga 200-hr. Deep Study and Teaching Apprenticeship, Nia White Belt, Reiki Certified
Emily offers an intuitive Gentle Yoga & Movement offering in our virtual class schedule. Emily’s classes are filled with loving grace mixed with high energy and lots of passion Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm – virtual Gentle Yoga & Movement.
I practice for the health of my body, mind, and spirit. I practice as a way of discovering and nurturing my true self. I teach because it is in me. I teach because I honor the light and the life inside every individual, and because it is my path to connect with these qualities in everyone. I teach because the students are my true teachers. I draw inspiration from God, Love, Universal Energy, Community, Family, Friendship, Music, Art, Food, and the Joy of Movement.
Ley Cray | Yoga Instructor
Urban Yoga 200-hr. Deep Study and Teaching Apprenticeship; 2nd degree black belt in Chin Mu Kwan Tae Kwon Do; Ph.D. in Philosophy.
In Ley’s class you will experience a slower vinyasa, our meditative offering allows students to flow through a more conscious and creatively designed sequence to explore a deeper asana (posture) with a focus on the breathwork and prana (life force).
I practice and teach to flourish and nurture well-being in myself and others.
I draw inspiration from my dog, my teachers, my students, Batman, the Buddha, Godzilla, Master Yoda, you.
Kellie McLarty | Yoga, Pop Pilates & Nia Instructor
Kellie began teaching yoga and Nia movement classes in 1998. A dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor, her classes will leave you feeling awake, with greater energy, and a strong purpose.
Training Certification: Nia Black Belt, Urban Yoga Teacher Apprenticeship, Pop Pilates Certification
Offerings: Virtual Nia 10:00 am Saturday & Virtual Pop Pilates 11:30 am
Why I Practice: Nia is how I stay fit in my body, clear in mind, and joyful in my in my heart and spirit!
Why I Teach: I believe in the healing process. I enjoy being a part of the human healing process, as well as facilitating Joy and fitness for others.
Inspirations: Positive Psychology, Sensation Science, LOVE for and from the planet and it’s inhabitants
Lynnette Kile, RYT 200, Reiki II Certified & Certified Life Coach | Yoga Instructor
Lynnette’s classes are an equal balance of breath work, stretching, and strength building with a long savasana so you walk away with that yoga glow.
She is a Certified RYT 200, Certified Life Coach, Reiki II Certified, and dog lover extraordinaire.
Lynnette uses her gifts of unshakable optimism, intuitive heart, and passion for knowledge to offer yoga, meditation, and coaching to help you become the person you most want to be.
Lynnette has two little girls and is an avid volunteer in the community serving as the PTA Fundraising Chair at her daughter’s school and as the Vice Chair of Board Development for SafeHaven of Tarrant County.
I practice to stay grounded in my true self, renew my energy, and calm my mind. It highly contributes to me being the best version of myself which is important for those I love the most.
I teach because I want to help others clear out old energy and bring in new. My intention for class is to get each person out of their heads and more in touch with their true self. I realize that yoga class may be the only hour of quiet time in a student’s day, week, or month. I treasure the opportunity to lead each and every class.
Megan Roark-Reece, RYT | Yoga & Nia Instructor
Nia Blue Belt, 200 RYT, 500 Hour Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master. Megan began teaching yoga and movement classes in 2002. Her outgoing and fun-loving personality shine in all of her offerings. An advanced and all-encompassing teacher, Megan’s classes will leave you feeling energized and empowered.
Megan’s offerings are spirited, grounding, empowering, systemic, playful, encouraging, joyful, unifying. You can find Megan on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 10:00 am for a hybrid virtual / in-studio Therapeutic Vinyasa Yoga and virtual Nia Wednesday (Semi-Private In-Studio) & Sundays (Outdoors at a Nearby Park) at 11:30 am.
My personal practice is to re-connect, over and over and over again, to God inside of me. When teaching I share yoga and Nia because it is what I love. I teach yoga and Nia to hopefully share some of the gifts that have come through my teachers, and healed me like no other.
God, prayer, community, gardening, my neighborhood, children, music, family, all of my teachers, my body, the human body and Spirit, nature, Super Soul Sunday are my inspirations.
Gina Shelton, ERYT-500, IATY Certified Yoga Therapist
You can find Gina every Sunday at 3:00 pm for virtual Restore & Renew Yoga. Relish a perfect compliment to our more dynamic offerings with a practice that gently encourages release in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and spine. Suitable for all levels, this class invites students to savor longer poses, often fully supported by props, in order to reach deep physical and spiritual balance and relaxation.
I fell in love with yoga in 1999, and have been lucky to study under amazing teachers in the art of creative yoga flow and yoga therapy. Since I first began teaching yoga, 20 years ago, I’ve led students aged 12 weeks to over 90 – yes, everyone can do yoga!
I believe that a yoga practice is really about working with our habits, patterns and beliefs – moving more energy to experiences that provide joy and learning to see and shift out of the things that bring pain.
I strive to provide each student with new insights into their body-mind-spirit, while nurturing acceptance, gratitude and playfulness.
Adrienne Taylor | Yoga & Barre Instructor
Masters in Kinesiology/Adapted Physical Education; Bachelors in Kinesiology; ESA Yoga certification; A.C.E. group exercise certification
Adrienne has been teaching yoga since 2005. She is a strong, energetic instructor who currently teaches hybrid in-studio / virtual Dynamic Vinyasa Flow -5:30 pm every Tuesday.
I practice to be a stronger more balanced me and I teach because it’s an opportunity to share something very powerful with others.
Julie Vitek | Yoga Instructor
Julie’s classes are mixed with breath awareness and a steady, slow flow, combining her awareness of each chakra and their relationship to full health.
Training Certification: Urban Yoga 200 hr Deep Study and Teacher Apprenticeship including the study of pranayama, asana, meditation and the chakra system
Offerings: A conscious, mindful, and joyful flow connecting you to mind, body, and spirit. Hybrid virtual / in-studio Vinyasa Flow Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 am.
Why I Practice: I practice to learn and grow, to connect with my true self and yours and to just Be, present in the moment, open and grateful
Why I Teach: To share my practice. It is a huge blessing to watch, share, move with, and evolve with others through yoga.
Inspirations: God, my great teachers, great students that teach me every day, favorite books, the sun, the rain, nature, and healthy living