Our Instructors

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


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.

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.

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!

Melinda Barsales

Melinda has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for eight. Her background is in Vinyasa Krama Yoga and in 2015 she received certification in Restorative Therapeutic Yoga from Jillian Pransky at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness in Stockbridge, MA. In her 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.

Vivian Best

Vivian Best is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. The Feldenkrais Method has given her relief from pain, and has helped her to empower others to take better care of themselves. She teaches self-aware self-care, and her compassionate guidance has helped instill a sense of pleasure in movement, and bring vitality and ease to her clients.

Allison Thomas

Allison Thomas has been a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer for decades. She’s certified in HIGH Fitness and has her 200YTT through YogaWorks. Allison’s main mission in life is to help others feel free to show up and be their authentic selves. She loves to move and create, be in nature, throw wildflower seeds anywhere and everywhere, practice and study all things witchy, and spend time with her family.