About Us
genesis yoga
genesis
gen·e·sis
ˈjenəsəs/
noun
the origin or mode of formation of something.
synonyms: origin, source, root, beginning, start
Something new born from something thousands of years old.

Yoga.
 
Pam and Mia had a desire to create a place that welcomes those that never thought they would make their way onto a yoga mat. A place for those that have tried other ways to manage personal challenges or injuries. A place where one can connect with the person they never have time to connect with-themselves. 

We are not about gimmicks.  We are not about the next best thing. We are about the genesis of something in you and for you. 

We're here to help you find the light.

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Pam Milner, E-500RYT, B.S.
 Pam came to the practice of yoga in the 90's, as a way to complement her running.  In 2007 she completed her first teacher certification.  In 2010, she completed her 200 hour teacher certification through Glowing Body, Knoxville, TN.
In 2014, she enrolled in the Yoga Yoga Austin teacher training program with a specialty in Yoga Therapy.  Having worked for years in the medical profession as a nurse, an educator and a manager, it was a natural progression. In the fall of 2015, she completed her Level 1 Yoga Therapy Certification.  Her experience in medical trainng and development has proven essential in the development of her many yoga workshops.  Pam recently completed a teacher training program through Holy Yoga. Pam's 2000+ teaching hours has given her the privilege to work with a diverse group of students private and in group settings to include athletes, high risk children and seniors.
Pam has been influenced in the yoga teaching world through the work of Jason Crandell, Gary Kraftsow and Baron Baptiste.
Pam has seen her practice bring strength to her physical body, but also connect her to her breath and bring balance to her mental, emotional and spiritual body. That is what always brings her back to her mat to practice.
On a personal note, when Pam isn't teaching yoga, she loves working with her church, hanging out with her family which includes four incredible grandchildren.  She loves anything outdoors, including time hiking. She's never met a trail she didn't love and has hiked every trail in the Great Smokey Mountains. 
email Pam: pam@genesisyoga.net
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Mia Neuenhoff, RYT 200, M-HYT
   
Mia started a full-time yoga practice around 2006. Living in the country, originally her yoga teachers were on PBS.
Even though she loved yoga, she felt like something was missing.  She did not believe the universe was in her. She believed the Holy Spirit was in her.  Enter  Holy Yoga. Once Mia discovered a good sweaty practice and spirituality weren’t mutually exclusive, she was hooked.
Mia received her 200-hour teacher certification in 2011 and her Master Holy Yoga Instructor Certification in 2012. She has over 1000 hours of training, including a 300 hour certification she is currently working on, as well as certifications in Chair Yoga and Touch Training.
Mia’s progression as an instructor has been shaped by her students and peers, but she has been blessed to receive most of her training under Brooke Boon and credits her love for anatomy and an understanding that yoga is different in every body to Jonnie Goodmanson. She has also had the good fortune to study intelligent sequencing under Shannon Paige. She considers these trainings pivotal. Through them she discovered her passion for alignment and the nuance of the pose.
Mia is part of Holy Yoga's leadership team and managed a large yoga franchise. She has a husband that's a nut and two grown children; a marine biologist and a tattoo artist. She has three heavenly grandchildren. They sustain her.
Mia loves to run. She loves to garden.  She loves to draw.  She loves to knit. She loves to read. She has no time for any of it, which is one of the reasons she is so passionate about yoga.  She knows a lot of folks feel guilty doing things for themselves and they are stretched thin. She wants to offer a space they can go to experience Jesus, do some yoga, and have some time that is theirs.
email Mia: mia@genesisyoga.net 
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Angela Darnell, RYT 200

Angela began her yoga journey 4 years ago in order to get healthier. She focused on strength, flexibility, balance and meditation. Not only did she feel healthier, she felt happier on and off the mat. She discovered yoga is not just exercise but a place to remove yourself from all the distractions and focus completely on the present moment. She loves practicing many different types of yoga but three of her favorites are:
Ashtanga, a form of yoga that constantly challenges. Yin, a great practice that takes one deeper physically and mentally, and  Vinyasa, which allows one to connect breath with movements.

When Angela is not practicing yoga you can catch her with family and friends- cooking, baking, dancing or playing soccer. She is always up for trying new things and continues to learn more about yoga.

Angela has taught yoga as a group exercise instructor at Texas A&M Recreational Center since 2016. She earned her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2017 and can’t wait to teach YOU the many benefits yoga has to offer!

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We are beyond grateful to fellow
Holy Yoga instructor, Amy
Chapoton, for our yogi
photography. Amy's goal is to
capture the unique beauty,
strength and courage in her
subjects. She specializes in yoga
sessions, families and portraits.
You can see more of Amy's work
online





Our location photos are courtesy
of Bowyn Bauer Baird. We didn't
raise her, but we brag on her
like we did. Bowyn is a brilliant
yogi and soon to be licensed
dietician with a passion for
 photography. See her photos 
and musings on all things healthy
@boknowshealth on Instagram