Erica Rose Bertero, RYT 200, Buti Yoga certified One of the most meaningful journeys in my life has been my transition from yoga student of six years to yoga instructor -- and then to yoga studio creator/founder! I graduated from a 200- Hour teacher training program through Youga Yoga in October of 2015. I also completed a Certification in Buti Yoga in April of 2017. My education and training has continued in Buti Yoga, as it has become my path and focus. I began my second set of 200 teacher training hours and graduated in December 2018. I also became Hot Buti certified in October 2018. In November 2018, I certified as an Advanced Buti Yoga instructor, as was also invited to join the Buti Master Trainer program. I will begin this education/training in September 2019. I teach public, donation-based classes, workshops and private sessions. I currently teach Buti Yoga, as well as vinyasa based classes -- but have experience in teaching gentle/restorative yoga and Beginners' yoga. I have found that the more variety I offer, the more students I am able to connect with: mind, body and spirit. I am also a big supporter of my local community – you’ll often find me partnered with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to share our love for yoga, fitness, health and overall wellness! Most recently, I partnered with my first and foremost yoga instructor, Leah Bess Murray - and in June of 2016 we founded and opened ISLAND YOGA TIME - a donation based studio located on North Padre Island of Corpus Christi, Texas. Starting out slowly but surely, our humble little home gained popularity. With a combination of gifted yoga instructors and a growing yoga family of students and supporters - we opened our first yoga studio home in June 2018, in downtown Corpus Christi! We are now known as YOGA TIME STUDIOS.
As a wife, mother, Associate Professor of English, writer/blogger, and now - a yoga studio owner - there is never a dull moment in this beautiful life! Learn more about me at www.ericarosebertero.com.
Leah Bess Murray, RYT 200 Leah Bess Murray started teaching yoga in 2011. She is 200 hour Hatha Yoga Certified out of Austin, Texas. She is the creator of the Surf & Yoga Festival which is an intimate festival with surfing, yoga, music, art and awareness. The festival is based out of Corpus Christi, Texas and Panama. She currently leads Yoga & Surf retreats in Panama, Mexico and Texas. You can find more information regarding these retreats at her websites InGreenPeace.com & SurfYogaFestival.com. Leah's love for the different cultures of surfing and yoga and environmental awareness has evolved since she was a young child due to her family being in the fishing and hunting tourism business for 25 years. Her inspiration not only derives from traveling to many third world countries but actually being exposed to those cultures growing up. Leah strives for her clients to connect with these cultures while experiencing something new and exciting outside and within the body! Leah currently is teaching the freshmen seminar course as an adjunct-professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Her intentions with Yoga Time Studios for 2019 is to create an awareness of what a yoga community can create for anyone here in Corpus Christi through the studio and the festivals. You can find her on social media as InGreenPeace, SurfYogaFestival, or Leah Bess Murray.