Teachers

All our teachers are 200- or 500-hour certified with Yoga Alliance, so they know exactly how to progress your practice and keep you safe. Even though they all teach power vinyasa, no two teachers are alike here—Our teachers let their personalities shine through their teaching so you can shine on your mat.

We are constantly improving our skills to become better teachers for our students. Just because you become a teacher does not mean that the learning stops. At The Yoga Factory, we pride ourselves on continuing our education and our own personal practices. We all come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a sense of uniqueness to every class we teach. Join us today!

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Stacy Shepherd

Stacy is the owner of The Yoga Factory. Since beginning her yoga journey over 30 years ago, she has completed two 200-hour trainings, led seven Teacher Trainings of her own (and counting!), achieved Tier 2 Baptiste Certification status, and logged thousands of teaching hours in various venues, including gyms, corporate campuses, studios, and public events. She is currently in Fit to Lead Training with Baron Baptiste and working on her Tier 3 certification. Come to Stacy's class if you want someone to lead you who is dedicated to you and YOUR greatness!

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Max Richie

Max is a jack of all trades: He is our studio co-owner, co-leader of Teacher Training, workshop curator, team trainer, and licensed forklift operator. He can also grow a mean mustache. As a graduate of TYF's Teacher Training in 2014, Max quickly jumped into teaching (he has logged over 1,000 training hours, achieving E-RYT status) and is a Tier 1 Certified Baptiste Instructor. Take Max's class to access your true power! Crow. Headstand. Handstands. All those poses that you don't believe you can do are within your grasp.

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Aubrey Klein

Aubrey is our Team Resources Captain. She graduated from Teacher Training in 2015 and started working on her Baptiste Certification shortly thereafter. Her most-loved work is helping others with off-the-mat transformation. She is a leader of 40 Days, Mentorship, a Mindful Acceptance course, and helps facilitate our Teacher Training program, too. A former corporate worker bee, Aubrey is well-acquainted with stress and the importance of yoga as a lifestyle. Her classes give you space to quiet your thoughts and uncover a lighter body, mind, and spirit!

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Thom Allen

Thom Allen, psychotherapist and yoga teacher, has been sharing his passion for wellness for over 30 years. With both counseling and yoga teaching expertise (LPC, E-RYT 500 and YACEP) combined with years of experience ranging from restorative therapeutics and meditation to power vinyasa, he brings mindfulness and sustainable wellness to students from all walks of life. Thom’s unique teaching style is mentally stimulating, physically exhilarating and spiritually inspiring—his class is sure to transform you from the inside out. Get ready for a deeper connection to your community and yourself!

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Susan Meymand

Susan earned her teaching certification in August 2013 and began teaching right away. Even though she teaches power vinyasa with us, she has a wide range of yogic skills: She is a former Montessori teacher, a Level 2 Reiki master, a Yin yoga teacher, and she has worked extensively as a private lessons instructor with people who have physical challenges and disabilities. One of Susan's super powers is knowing every student's name! She wants people to not only feel acknowledged, but to feel part of the studio family.

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Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer received her Teacher Training certification in Fall 2015 and has been attending Baptiste trainings ever since. She is an athlete and daughter of a school teacher, so her teaching style is encouraging and motivational. Jennifer is accustomed to teaching in gym environments and enjoys bringing yoga to those who believe it's not accessible to them—She changes the "I can't" to "I can." In Jennifer's classes, laughter is welcome and possibilities are endless. You can also find her working as Office Manager of Shepherd Chiropractic.

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Tiffany Kalous

Tiffany graduated from TYF's Teacher Training in spring 2017. An avid student, she has completed numerous trainings, including Baptiste's Art of Assisting and Level One. Tiffany is passionate about developing beginners into lifelong yogis: She has led our Beginner's Workshop and served as our Ambassadors and Membership Team Captain. Between her roles at the studio and her 5 rescue dogs, it is safe to say she is an expert at taking care of others! Tiffany's classes will empower you to discover what is best (and what's next) for your body and practice.

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Joseph Muñiz

Joseph has been certified since 2017, with Teacher Training and two Art of Assisting programs on his credentials list. To him, yoga is about creating space in body AND mind (which is important in the hustle of day-to-day life). If you are thinking, "Yoga isn’t for me," Joe's class will debunk that myth and help you find the true, unedited, most powerful version of yourself. Attend his all-levels class to build strength, awareness, and mindfulness in yoga and in the real world.

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Letty Campos

Letty, originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, started practicing yoga in March of 2016. Her very first class started her love for yoga, and after only three months of practice, she began her teacher training and became RYT 200 certified in September 2016. Since receiving her certification, she has taught consistently at four studios in Southern California and now four studios in the DFW area since moving here in March 2018. She has been YogaBarre certified since March 2019 as well. Her passion is teaching yoga, sharing her students’ beautiful practice, and continuing to grow in her own practice, too. As a full-time yoga instructor, she is fortunate enough to do what she loves every day!

Sean Spencer

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Adam Elliott

Nataly Abousaleh

Lexi Milam

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April Gehrig

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Diarra Bryant

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Ashly Ruiz

Jordan Simpler

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Alex Williams