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™.

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!

Suzie Lundgren

Suzie Lundgren, MA, CFT, CLMA, CET, certified in Pilates (1983), The Feldenkrais Method (1997), Laban Movement Analysis (2008) and Evans Technique following a 28 year career as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Her perspective on moving and learning to move also draws on studies in manual therapy techniques, Ballet, Tap, Yoga, Tai Chi and Continuum. A graduate of Texas Christian University (BFA) and University of Houston, CLC (MA), Suzie brings a wealth of academic, practical and field experience to her teaching style.

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.

Emily Rushing

Emily is a professional dance artist, contemporary dance instructor and fitness instructor. She holds a BA in dance from the University of Texas at Austin, is a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor and a former company member with Blue Lapis Light, and has trained both locally and internationally.