Our Instructors

Our instructors are selected for their experience, expertise, and passion for movement. Let them help you move better and feel better!

Rachel Meador

Rachel Meador is currently the only certified Floor-Barre™ teacher in Texas. She earned dual degrees from the University of Texas in Dance and Journalism. She has also attended the Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Training Program where she trained in classical and contemporary ballet, Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods and Floor-Barre™.

Michelle Drerup

As a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Michelle has been helping people do what they want to do with greater ease and coordination and with less pain and injury since 2009. Whether you want to improve specific skills or just find greater comfort in your body, she’d love to spare you unnecessary pain, injury, and performance limitations and help you (re)discover/enhance the pleasure of easy, graceful movement.

Alex Miller

Alex is a dancer and Pilates instructor currently pursuing her MFA in Dance.  She started her Pilates training through Balanced Body University. Alex’s dance background brings a contemporary feel to the Pilates method while still holding true to the fundamentals of mindful movement practice in her Pilates mat classes.

Imani Aanu

Imani is a dancer and director with Austin Samba, the largest Brazilian samba dance & drum community in the United States.  She also performs with Bramaya, a West African music and dance ensemble.  Her philosophy as a dance instructor is to inspire confidence and to motivate each person to have fun, enjoy the gift of movement and suspend any self-judgement.

Esta Herold

Esta Herold began her study of yoga in 1986 and teaching classes since 1994.  She has studied with teachers like Yogi Bhajan (Kundalini), Baba Hari Das (Ashtanga) and the Iyengar family. She also brings 20+ years of ballet, 15 years as a long distance runner, HIIT training, study of Tai Chi, weight lifting, and her own healing journey to her understanding of the body.

Joshua Berry

Joshua was always interested in movement, music, art and the spiritual world, and has studied  Capoeira, Hatha Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Ji meditation, dance, eastern philosophy and shamanic healing.  For the past 17 years he has focused heavily on Taoist Qi Gong, Tai Ji and Meditation and Hatha Yoga, with a healthy interest in movement and healing from many traditions.

Anna Gieselman

Anna began her yoga studies in 2004. With skillful alignment and ample use of props, Anna hopes to guide students towards a more open and peaceful place in their bodies and mind. A typical class will include meditation, pranayama (breath work), and therapeutic asanas (postures) with the goal of becoming more mindful, grounded and aware of the inner workings of the body.

Kewal Hausmann

With almost 20 years of teaching experience, Kewal Hausmann is dedicated to helping students feel inspired to make the choices that lead them towards happiness and personal satisfaction. Always the devoted yoga student himself, Kewal has completed trainings at both the ERYT 500 and CIAYT 1000 level, as well as broadening in his skill set as a LMT and Reiki Lvl 2.

Brooke Binstock

Brooke’s yoga teaching style is warm, grounded, compassionate, intuitive and body-centered. She encourages her clients and students to come home to themselves in a gentle, spacious and loving way.

Melinda Barsales

In Melinda’s Restorative Yoga class you will practice conscious relaxation in long-held, supported poses to ease and calm the nervous system, softening into areas of habitual holding and tension, and building awareness around what it means to feel comfortable and relaxed in the body and mind.

Erica Nix

Erica Nix is a certified personal trainer, body positive ambassador, and group fitness instructor.  She stars in her own web series “Workout! with Erica Nix.” Her quirky and crude aerobics classes have grown a loyal following, and now she’s taking her movement to the next level at MYO!

Lisa Kobdish

Lisa has nearly 10 years experience instructing barre and Pilates-inspired group fitness, and is a certified instructor with Peak Pilates®. She has taught bootcamp-style HIT classes with local company Motiv8, and more recently at Generator Athlete Lab. She also enjoys instructing spin classes and is an avid city cyclist (commuting to work on two wheels and two thighs!).

Abigail Clarke

Abigail is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher who has called Austin home since 2005.  She found healing through yoga after the birth of her second child and began to deepen her practice which led her to complete her teaching training in 2013. Abigail’s classes are invigorating and upbeat for seasoned yoga students yet accommodating to beginners and those with injuries.

Heidi Timer

Heidi Timer LMT, NASM-CPT and AIS practitioner has been a bodyworker since 2003. She has several years experience working in clinical settings with Chiropractors as well as Medical Doctors. Her clinical experience and love of problem solving has qualified her to be a pain management therapist here at Myo. She specializes in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) as developed by Aaron Mattes. This form of bodywork isolates specific muscles and groups of muscles for more efficient stretching that facilitates the release of fascial restrictions while creating stronger connections to proper joint mechanics.

Veronica DeWitt

Veronica DeWitt was raised in Oregon and Texas and has been a professional dance artist since 2007. She graduated from the University of Oregon, and landed her first gig with Dancing People Company where she worked for nine years. Currently Veronica works for Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, Body Shift/Art Spark Texas, teaches for Leap of Joy, works in Oregon during the summer, and practices/teaches aerial dance.