Vinyasa Yoga


This class is taught by:

Marissa Dickey

Born and raised on Galveston Island, Marissa was initially drawn to the physical advantages of yoga. She soon found that yoga brought her a new outlook on life. Marissa is certified with the Yoga Alliance and received her 200 RTY certification in 2014 through Bodhin Yoga School and Joy Yoga.  When Marissa is not on the mat she is an art student, studying sketching, painting and sculpture. " In my classes I work at creating sequencing that encourages the spirit of challenge, playfulness and restoration. I never thought that yoga would become so important to me and I am happy to have found it as soon as I have. It is a practice you can take wherever you go. Yoga has given me the tools to slow down, focus on building relationships, give gratitude and to gain the ability to work through anxieties. I hope to be a conduit for the practice so that students have the opportunity to experience self-exploration and growth."

Lisa Bradrick

Lisa's path of yoga began in college with Hatha yoga classes at her university gym. After a few classes she realized yoga was precisely what she had been searching for all along. Her enthusiasm for her practice has deepened over the years as a path toward better health and personal enrichment.  Her practice has given her all of that and much more. She delights in sharing that with her students. 
Lisa was certified through OM Yoga at the 200 Hr. level and has a background in social work and psychology, which has helped her growth as an instructor. 
Her personal practice and teaching are based in Astanga and Vinyasa Flow styles with an emphasis on maintaining creativity and openness. In her spare time, Lisa takes every opportunity to spend time relaxing with her husband and collection of rescue animals. Relaxing often takes the form of walking the dogs on the beach, volunteering for a pet rescue organization or cooking up a new recipe for a Sunday dinner with friends. 

Denise Vaughn

Denise considers herself to forever be a student. She earned her Yoga Alliance Certification through Yoga Hanalei in Kuai with Bhavani Maki as her teacher. Yoga has taken Denise deep into the study of asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy and anatomy. Her initial love of yoga came through a rigorous Bikram Yoga practice and has evolved into an appreciation for hatha yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga and yin yoga. For the past five years she has taught level I-II vinyasa in Half Moon Bay, California. Denise has practiced at The Yoga Haven over the past ten years during visits to Galveston and and is happy to now be a part of the Galveston yoga community.

Michelle Johnston

Michelle grew up in landlocked Ohio, but has always been inspired by the ocean. As a marine biologist working with NOAA, scientific SCUBA diver, and all-around outdoor girl, it was no surprise that she was charmed by vinyasa yoga. Initially drawn to the practice for the physical challenge, she quickly discovered that yoga offered much more--a balance of mind, body and soul. Vinyasa flow became one of her passions, complimenting her enthusiasm for water activities, and she has been teaching since 2001. As a graduate student at USC, she discovered Anusara yoga and aligned to that philosophy, as weaving elemental alignment principles into an energetic flow allows students to gain the most out of their yoga practice to both open and create positive space. Michelle leads an enthusiastically engaging class that plays to students of multiple levels. In her free time, Michelle travels, dives, paddles, hikes and runs on the beach with her dog Zoe. 
A dynamic flow class using surya namaskar (sun salutations) as a thread woven throughout the practice. Standing poses, forward bends, back bends, twists, balance poses and inversions are sequenced with the vinyasa. This dynamically-paced series builds internal heat, strength, stamina, focus and flexibility.* Mixed-level class for those with some yoga experience.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 18 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Marissa Dickey
  • Fri Oct 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lisa Bradrick
  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Bianca Broman
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Marissa Dickey
  • Mon Oct 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Denise Vaughn
  • Wed Oct 25 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Marissa Dickey
  • Fri Oct 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lisa Bradrick
  • Sat Oct 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Johnston
  • Sun Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Marissa Dickey
  • Mon Oct 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Denise Vaughn
  • Wed Nov 01 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Marissa Dickey
  • Mon Nov 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Denise Vaughn
  • Wed Nov 08 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Marissa Dickey
  • Fri Nov 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lisa Bradrick
  • Sat Nov 11 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Johnston
  • Sun Nov 12 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Marissa Dickey
  • Mon Nov 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Denise Vaughn