Vinyasa Yoga

This class is taught by:

Wendy Russo

In 2009, Wendy was introduced to Yoga as a way of alleviating stress and shoulder pain that physical therapy could not address. For Wendy, the transformative effects of yoga have been both physical and profound.
After retiring from work as a Laboratory Manager in a busy oncology clinic, Wendy decided to pursue her passion for yoga by completing a 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training course. She became Nationally Certified through the Yoga Institute in January 2018.
Wendy has been a dedicated member of The Yoga Haven community for several years and we welcome her to our teaching staff as she enters this new phase of her life.
"The poses create tension and learning to soften and find stillness even in this self-imposed discomfort. Yoga has taught me how to maintain a sense of calm in everyday life." – Wendy

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. 

Olivia Bailey

In 2006 Olivia stepped foot on a yoga mat for the first time and soon found that yoga provided her with a physical balance that complemented her athletic lifestyle. The more frequently Olivia attended classes, the more she yearned to deepen her practice by becoming a yoga teacher.
Ten years later, in 2016, Olivia decided to pursue her dream of sharing yoga with others and enrolled in teacher training at Joy Yoga University, and is grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga with others.
Olivia is a certified nutritionist and a busy mother of two who is dedicated to clean living and helping others achieve a balanced lifestyle.
As a true outdoors person and athlete, Olivia says, “You only live once, so do what you love!”

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. 

Bianca Broman

Bianca's quest to learn and grow began with her first yoga class in 2011, where she developed a passion for vinyasa yoga. As her understanding of yoga grew and evolved, Bianca came to view yoga as a healing practice designed to reconnect the mind, body, and spirit. The truth of her practice serves as a guiding force in class planning.
Bianca leads Form & Flow Yoga where she places emphasis on alignment in each asana while incorporating mindful breath work. Her clear and concise cues cover basic Vinyasa techniques that challenge and strengthen the body & mind. Bianca's classes begin and end with an invitation to set daily intentions followed by a mindful meditation to ignite and empower the spirit. In addition to vinyasa, Bianca enjoys hatha, yin and restorative yoga practices.
Bianca spent 6 months living and teaching in Argentina before moving to Galveston and receiving her 200 RYT Teacher Certification from YogaOne in Houston. Bianca is currently enrolled in the Texas A&M University at Galveston Graduate Program and has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Stephen F. Austin State University.
In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, art, dance, the beach and time with loved ones.
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:

  • Fri Dec 14 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Wendy Russo
  • Sat Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Johnston
  • Sun Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Olivia Bailey
  • Fri Dec 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lisa Bradrick
  • Sat Dec 22 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Johnston
  • Sun Dec 23 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Olivia Bailey
  • Fri Dec 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Wendy Russo
  • Sat Dec 29 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Johnston
  • Sun Dec 30 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Bianca Broman
  • Sat Jan 05 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Michelle Johnston
  • Sun Jan 06 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Olivia Bailey