Esta Herold began her study of yoga in 1986 and teaching classes since 1994. At the age of 13, she watched Johnny Carson interview an actress about yoga and in that moment, wanted to know Yoga. She took to the limbs of yoga easily and began the journey of her life, self realization. Initiated into Transcendental Meditation in 1987, she completed many teacher trainings: Healing in Yoga, Kripalu, Kundalini – the 1st Master’s Touch Teacher Training, 2nd level courses and 37 days of white tantric yoga all taught by Yogi Bhajan, Mount Madonna-Baba Hari Das, Austin Yoga Institute-Peggy Kelley+Devon Dederich and is a certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.
She has studied with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Memorial Institute Pune, India and with Sri H. S. Arun at Prashant Yogashraya Bangalore, India. Complementary to her yogic studies, she is a student of the Ridhwan School Diamond Approach since 2000 and completed their 7 year Seminary Training. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from LSU, Baton Rouge, LA and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from American University, Washington, DC. She also brings 20+ years of ballet, 15 years as a long distance runner, Orange Theory cross fit training, study of Tai Chi, weight lifting , and her own healing journey to her understanding of the body into the class. Pleasant, compassionate and fun with attuned personal attention.