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Step out of the shadows and into the light! Danielle has transformed her once unfulfilled, gloomy past into a bright shining beacon of love and happiness. In 2012, overweight and titter-tottering on the verge of a serious depression, Dee decided to take up yoga in the hopes of distracting herself from her current state of being, but what she discovered was something much more profound. 

Instead of running or avoiding pain, she gained the courage to turn and face that which feared her most: her Self. As her practice evolved, she could feel her heart open, her mind become more aware, her body become stronger, and her spirit soar to new depths of existence.

 

Danielle is current owner of YogaGypsy and has completed her 500-hour teacher certification. She has a degree for the University of Arkansas, with double majors in Criminal Justice and Sociology, and minors in Spanish and Social Work. With almost a decade of practice and teaching under her belt, she is able to guide you safely on your mat, while challenging you to step outside your comfort zone! 

 

When she is not on her mat or in the studio, you can find her outside hiking around in the woods on her 10-acre farm, in her kayak, or spending time with her daughter and family. Danielle admits that her strong connection to nature, paired with regular yoga practice is the reason why she is here today to share this beautiful practice with the rest of the world!

Danielle (Dee)

Schillinger

Certified 500RYT, Retreat Leader, Yoga Gypsy Owner

dee@yogagypsy.com

(479) 721-7645

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Karlee

Owens

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Certified 200RYT

Growing up, Karlee was never know as the "athletic type." She tried variations of workouts to realize none fit her just right, until she attended her first yoga class in 2014. What started out as a "fun workout" soon became a spiritual, mindful practice. Her practice evolved into one of feeling connected deeply to the Spirit within herself. 

 

She started the journey of completing her yoga certification in January 2017 under Teri Honeysuckle & received her 200HR certification in May 2017. This experience has changed her life forever! Her class will leave you feeling refreshed & free. Her energetic teaching style will pump you up in mind & spirit! You'll be challenged to take what you learn on your mat to the real world, to help you grow in ways you've never experienced before. Karlee will lead you into a space of getting out of your mind & into the present moment in what she calls "practicing the present." When not on her mat, you can find her working on a hand embroidery project & hanging out with her husband & beloved pup, Lexi. 

 
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Staci
Clinkscales

Certified 200RYT

Bio coming soon!!

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Kiersten Garibaldi

Certified 200RYT

I began my yoga journey when my youngest was in preschool. I was looking for a new exercise routine to get back in shape. After 10 years of gym yoga, I found YogaGypsy and my life (and yoga practice) has not been the same since. The teachers there had something that I craved. I took the leap of faith and completed my 200 hours in 2019 with no intention of teaching yoga. A huge road block for me was the thinking that my hips aren’t flexible enough and I can’t do all those fancy poses. When I changed my mindset to: I am good enough right now, I felt the push to share my love of yoga with others. Yoga for me became a balance of mental and physical flexibility. 

As a new retired stay at home mom, I get to continue to extend my caregiving to beginner students and guide them in a Vinyasa flow class. 


My class is for everyone, and every level. We are all beginners in some way. Class starts  with a gentle  warm up and moves to general standing poses with time to feel each pose in your body. Class ends with floor stretching and a longer savasana. I like to place a physical challenge in there somewhere to not only stretch the students body but their mind as well. So instead of I can’t do it, at least they can try. We laugh a lot....maybe break down walls to start to love ourselves more where we are today.