Committed to Guiding You on Your Journey
Meet The Pure Prana Path Yoga & Wellness Team
Our goal is to ignite change. To serve, guide and uplift others. To touch hearts. And to create a safe and comfortable space where people who were committed to growing in mind, body and spirit could come together, as they are. We want to create a space of inclusivity, non-judgment and open-heartedness. Come meet the team that helps make that possible.
Co-Founder & Owner
Certified Yoga Instructor: E-RYT 200, YACP
Chris’s journey into yoga began almost a decade ago. Yoga found him while he was in a very dark spot in his life; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. At the beginning, his practice allowed him to process difficult emotions and trauma, calm his mind and thoughts down, open his heart, and connect to an energy much bigger than himself.
Today, his practice has continued to grow, just as he does. It is ever evolving. He uses his asana practice as meditation in movement, while incorporating the other seven limbs of yoga into his life off the mat to try to cultivate peace internally wherever he may be. Yoga is more than an hour at a time in a studio to him, it is a way of living.
Part of that way of living is being of service to others, helping others grow, and guiding others to be their authentic selves. Outside of the studio, Chris is a part of SerenityStar/Comfort Cafe, a non-profit recovery center. Chris, a person in long term recovery, wishes to help other achieve recovery, just as was done for him. Yoga has helped him on that journey as well.
Chris is ready and willing to walk with you, guide you, and teach you on your journey to rediscovering who you truly are. He holds compassion, integrity, and honesty above all else. Chris is currently pursuing advanced training to acquire his 500-hour teacher certification. He can’t wait to see you in the studio!
Co-Founder & Owner
Reiki Practitioner - Level 2, Certified Buti Yoga Instructor
Daniel emigrated to the US from El Salvador with his family when he was 6 years old. With heavy compassion from a young age, he always wanted to help others. This turned into a goal to make a difference in this world, no matter how small.
He considers his first yoga practice his true spiritual awakening. Yoga opened the door for him to heal through trauma, explore himself further, unlock his gifts and grow. It has helped him step onto his path as a light worker and healer and has become a transformative tool in his life. Daniel wants to help others discover their own paths and propel their growth forward. Sharing his knowledge and experiences by holding space for those who need it, through yoga classes, reiki sessions and other spiritual modalities. Daniel is a certified a Buti Yoga Instructor and is completing a 200 HR YTT.
He is an intuitive empath, studies herbal alchemy, aromatherapy, reiki and expands his knowledge of the esoteric. His family comes from a line of curanderos and he would witness his grandmother in her healing element, learning some things along the way, realizing he had a natural calling to the healing arts. He is also a self published poet, who uses his words to heal and let others know that they are not alone in their journey.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-200, Trauma Informed Yoga
Nikki’s deep rooted passion for holistic wellness has fueled her work as a therapist, as well as her yoga practice. In her yoga classes, Nikki encourages students to hold space for themselves and to allow their practice to be a creative expression of who they are and how they feel in the moment. Nikki is passionate about teaching playful, powerful, and nourishing yoga flows to everyone she is blessed to share space with.
Nikki has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UTSA, as well as the honor of being licensed therapist in the state of Texas. Nikki is a RYT 200 with additional training in Healing with Trauma Informed Yoga. Nikki is a therapist and yoga teacher at a local domestic violence shelter, where she witnesses the transformative power of movement and meditation on a daily basis. In her free time, Nikki loves to spend time with her husband and two young daughters, preferably by the water, soaking up the sunshine.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-500, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)
Caprice is a Graphic Artist who brings creativity to the mat, providing her students space for self-exploration and the opportunity to cultivate self-love, compassion, connection, awareness and authentic self-expression.
After spinal fusion surgery, she embraced yoga to heal physically. Through the practice she experienced a transformative shift that awakened a deeper understanding of self, realizing that true healing occurs when you begin to live authentically. As an instructor, she inspires others to discover their yoga journey, believing it is never too late to begin again.
Caprice has traveled extensively, practicing yoga with world-renowned instructors at Wanderlust, to the jungles of Bali and even to Kathmandu in Nepal.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-200
Maka is a latin woman, born in Santiago de Chile and raised throughout the world. In Chile, she worked as a psychologist for over 3 years and certified as a coach in neurolinguistic programming (NLP).
In 2018, she changes her life and goes to live in Hawai’i. There she graduated with her 200-hour certificate Vinyasa Yoga at Yogaloha Hawaii. Later on that year she moved to Kansas City, Mo, where she worked for 2 years, meanwhile she studied to become an Herbalist Apprenticeship. During 2020 she moved to San Antonio, TX, to expand her passion for Yoga and keep with her studies, with a new certification as an Hypopressive Instructor.
Since that day the love for connection with the body, mind and spirit has been a dance of personal and professional growth, to live fully.
Yoga for Maka is the constant ‘Movement that awakens the soul’.
Certified Yoga Instructor: E-RYT200, 20HR-TI, 20HR-TBI
Nicole began her yoga student journey in 2017. Always an athlete as a child and young adult, Nicole paused her athletic pursuits while working in the beer industry in sales and marketing. Ready for a change in her life, physically and mentally, Nicole discovered the practice.
Nicole received her E-RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Mobile Om in May 2019. Passionate about connecting with and supporting diverse communities, Nicole completed a 20 hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training from Bliss Kid Yoga and a 20-hour TBI Yoga Teacher Training from the Love Your Brain Foundation. As an instructor, Nicole aims to bring clear and invitational styles to her classes to invite practitioners to adapt to where they are today and empower them to choose their own adventure on and off the mat.
Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband Don and stepdaughters Hunter and Cameron and her Standard Poodle, Annie. Annie and Nicole can be found volunteering with the local therapy dog organization, PAWS For Service.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-200, Trauma Informed
My name is Amanda Millette. I am a woman, I am a friend, a daughter and a partner. I am a co-worker, a volunteer and lover of animals. I am a student and I am a leader. I can be bashful, I am a teacher and an explorer of deep conversations. I am from San Antonio, my heart beats in Israel, my soul loves adventure and change. I am a seeker, a mistake-maker, I am a creator and a supporter. Above all I am practicing to live as the best version I can be. Yoga is a huge part of that! My journey as a student began in 2009 and then catapulted me into the world of teaching (graduating from EVYS) in 2020. I am a yoga teacher and I have many tools to offer as I’ve learned them along the way. There are probably many more details to share with you about who I am and what I do… AND I’m excited to get the chance to know you! I am passionate about community, I am dedicated to change and I am hopeful that our practice will bring awareness into all fibers of our being. Yoga is an exploratory practice. I look forward to the opportunity to guide your practice, offer wisdom, support and learn from you!
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-200
hi, I’m denisse! an old soul with a childlike wonder for life I am so excited to join the team and share the beautiful healing practice of yoga with this community! my passion for yoga was born when I discovered the power it had to bring me out of my head and into my body, and challenge me to grow in all facets of my life. my yoga practice developed alongside my trauma healing journey which led me to quickly realize I had found my perfect medicine for the soul and became eager to share this knowledge and practice with the world! it is my deepest intention to cultivate a safe and sacred space for healing, Self-exploration, and Self-expression here at Pure Prana Path and I am over the moon to share this space with you all
Certified Buti Yoga Instructor
Hello Beautiful People, I'm Breezy Raynae,
your fun, energetic, and passionate, Buti Yoga Instructor here at Pure Prana Path. I have a glorious dance background that has taken me to various places around Europe, as well as the U.S. I began my dance studies in Chicago IL. Where I became a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BFA and minor in African Dance Studies. Now. I reside back home in San Antonio, TX where I founded my performing arts company, and received my Buti yoga certification. As a performer, and Instructor I also teach dance classes to the community of San Antonio. I found Buti yoga in the summer of 2022, it has changed my life and regained my footing. Focused and dedicated to my craft, I'm excited to direct your strength and power to your inner self, and leave you fulfilled, accomplished, and excited! Can't wait to see you in class!
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT 200
Colleen discovered yoga in 2006, and quickly fell in love with the sense of peace and empowerment it brought her as a trauma survivor. Yoga continued to be part of her life as a way to manage the stress of being a military spouse and a special needs caregiver. She believes that yoga is for every body and specializes in creating a space where all are welcome.
As a yoga teacher, Colleen’s goal is to create an experience where you are comfortable exploring your inner and outer worlds, while being inspired to honor your own unique journey.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-200
As a multi extracurricular athlete from youth throughout college, Leianna has always had an appreciation of body movement. This appreciation led her to deepen her knowledge & to receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology.
Leianna began practicing yoga here and there, realizing there was more depth she aspired to discover. More depth, more solitude, more understanding. To Leianna, yoga has taught her that it’s not about being good at something, it’s about being good to yourself. Yoga is an art, let your mat be the canvas!
Outside of yoga, you can find her spending quality time with her significant other and their pups. Whether it’s an adventure to a local park, spending time in their garden, eating take-out Chinese food, painting or simply soaking up some sunshine…it’s about enjoying the little things.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-500
When I began practicing yoga almost 20 years ago, I was exploring ways to integrate movement into my life. After starting a family, motherhood brought me back to my mat as a way to find stress relief. Now, yoga has become a way of life, a path towards returning to my true Self. A teacher at heart, sharing the gift of yoga with others has become an integral part of daily living. Since earning my RYT 200 in 2016 and RYT 500 in 2020, I’ve found deep gratitude in being able to guide students towards discovering the power of breath, the joy of movement, and the peace that comes with finding connection within yourself. After feeling led to the path of reiki, I decided to expand my knowledge to energy healing and how I could offer that to others. I have the utmost gratitude that I am able to share these practices with you, and am excited for the opportunity to connect! Outside of the studio you can find me running trails, paddling on the water, soaking up the sun, and enJOYing life with my husband, four kids, and fur babies.
Certified Yoga Instructor: RYT-200
I'm Surya Kalidindi, born and lived in India until my graduation, travelled to Australia for master’s degree, and then moved to US for work. Ever since 2010, I was living here in San Antonio with my wife and daughter and feels like this is our home.
Looking back, Yoga came into my life around 6 years ago as a surprise. A gift my body and soul needed at that point, but mind would never understand the meaning of it. Yoga mat has shown me how energetic and pleasant the body naturally feels when it's in a relaxed state. This is when I understood the meaning of therapy/healing and made my mind to commit my time to dive into this beautiful ocean called human body.
The human being can find immense joy and success only when he understands how to utilize the mother nature’s gift called ‘awareness’ to connect body, mind, and spirit. And through my yoga teaching, I want to share my understanding of awareness and its power for creating a simple and beautiful life.
I received my RYT 200 hour from 'Esther vexler Yoga school' (local non-profit org) and about to complete RYT 300 hour from 'The Hard and the Soft' yoga institute.