Cici Abramson is a 200 HR Registered Yoga Instructor living and teaching in the Austin area. Cici has always been a spiritual and mindful person, but when she found Yoga is when everything seemed to click into place. It began in 2009 with her first yoga class. This progressed into regularly attending classes at her college, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and finally in 2016, after many years of serving tables and bartending, Cici took a self-discovery trip to Central and South America. It was on this trip volunteering at a Surf and Yoga camp that she discovered her love for yoga through the practice of Ashtanga yoga (a powerful sequence of postures that is derived from the yogic philosophy term in Sanskrit for “eight limbs”). After a five-month long hiatus, Cici returned to Austin and eventually decided to get certified so that she could share her love of yoga with the world. Cici believes that yoga can be accessed by anyone with a body and approaches teaching with understanding and compassion. Whether it’s a group or private classes, Cici makes her students feel welcomed and confident in their practice.
During her free time, Cici spends time painting small (canvases) and large (murals), which to her is more like a colorful form of meditation! She also spends time swimming and hiking in Austin’s beautiful parks with her dog, Cuba.
At first, Yoga was mostly a physical practice and complemented a love of hers, running.
Her body would feel light, her heart warm, and her mind at ease after that wonderful Savasana moment, every time.
She didn't realize how one practice could connect the mind, body, and soul so deeply. This is why she believes yoga can bring vitality to anyone's life. Even though her approach on yoga has slightly shifted, she still feels that original curiosity in her practices she felt 5 years ago.
She obtained her 200hr certificate through Corepower Yoga Austin in 2014 and has been teaching here and there ever since. She is currently going through a 300hr certification at Practice Yoga Austin that offers a variety of insight - the training has introduced her to the ancient Indian science, Ayurveda, the philosophy of yoga including the Yoga Sutras,the idea that movement is medicine, and how embodiment instead of escape can be powerful.
Her classes will offer doable challenges since it is through challenges we find growth. They are Vinyasa-based but Alignment informed. She loves to give options to her students in hopes of giving them authority in their practice. Also, exploration! She also believes that a practice should be a safe place.
On her free time, she enjoys being active by running, biking and/or swimming, being with her family and her cat, Smaug, being creative, and learning new things.
Before becoming a 200 RYT yoga teacher, Vicky was in academia for over 10 years. She graduated with a PhD in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Texas A&M. She started practicing yoga during the time she had a lot of neck pain. As her practice evolved, it helped her finding the relaxation, the strength and balance. Vicky decided to deepen her knowledge in yoga and to share the benefits of yoga with many others.
Her classes focus on establishing a strong foundation for alignment and linking breaths with movements. She like to use modifications, variations, and props to help others explore the best way of their own practice. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi/yogini, prefer more gentle or power vinyasa flow, more grounding down work or fun arm balances & inversions, you will find the practice you are craving for at her class. Yet the best part of Yoga cannot be described by words, so come practice with Vicky!
Gil started practicing Power Yoga in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico in 2009 at the age of 37. Even though he found it quite challenging, he continued to practice, which began an extensive journey of Yoga. In 2010, Gil took his first Hatha Yoga teacher training at the Rishikesh Yoga Peeth School in India the summer of 2010 for seven weeks. He was looking to more deeply understand the roots of Yoga. After returning to Puerto Rico he started teaching around the island, including various maximum security prisons where he lead the yoga program for about two years. Teaching yoga there helped inmates reduce anxieties, the use of medications, as well as enhanced other aspects of life.
In 2011 Gil began practicing Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga under the tutelage of David Kyle (founder of Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga). Gil deepened his practice by training with David (who is an advanced student of the late Larry Schultz, creator of Rocket Yoga System). After completing his training Gil began teaching at David’s studio, Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico, in San Juan.
In 2016 he relocated to Austin, teaching in various local studios around the city. Gil continues to lead Rocket Workshops around Texas and other states, as well as provide various other opportunities for yoga practitioners to deepen their practice.
He’s an RYT-500 hours certified teacher, however, his philosophy strongly resides in an actual “yes you can, why not” kind of practice for everyone, rather than a mere “no you can’t do this”, kind of limited perspective. He works with all levels of practitioners to find their own internal compass for bringing their Yoga practice to Life.
Stacey is a RYT-200 and has been practicing yoga for the last 14 years and has appreciated the calm clarity, balance and peace created by the vigorous practice. Yoga provided her with an essential grounding throughout her first business venture preparing her for this moment. Now, a new chapter has opened as she is working with a dynamic team to bring the fulfillment, joy and happiness she has found to greater Austin.
Respecting the uniqueness of our individual bodies, Stacey encourages students to be aware of their body’s messages and to make their own moment-to-moment adjustments. She appreciates this opportunity to effectively deliver an unparalleled safe, effective and transformative experience that will move you closer to a truer expression of yourself through artful guidance.
Libby is an RYT-200 and daily yoga practitioner in Austin, Texas. She received her certification in power vinyasa from Wanderlust Yoga under the instruction of Gustavo Padron, Kaley Klasson, and Lizzie Brown.
When struggling with exercise induced asthma and heightened anxiety, Libby found yoga: a powerful method by which she could strengthen herself physically and mentally. As she evolved in her practice, she discovered influential yogic principles and carried them with her both on and off her mat.
Libby strives to provide her students with the powerful yogic tools by which she created an empowering physical and mental transformation within herself. Her passionate, firey classes are driven by creative sequences which strengthen students to reach beyond boundaries created by perceived limitations.