Amanda Quintanilla

Just Be Well SUP Yoga Founder

Amanda Quintanilla Just Be Well Yoga owner

I first came to yoga as an injury rehabilitation and flexibility maintenance program. After 18 years of gymnastics I had abused my body in the name of competition. Within minutes of my first yoga class starting I knew I had found something that had been missing in my life. I spent the next 6 years practicing several times a week and seeing my body in a new light and more depth.

When my husband joined the Marine Corps and we moved to California I had the opportunity to pursue my passion for yoga and embark on my teaching journey in 2011. I started it as a way to strengthen my own practice but quickly found my desire to help others reawaken a love for their bodies drove me toward an unexpected career path.

Yoga Trainings:

  • Yoga Works 200hr Costa Mesa, California 2011
  • Paddle Board Bliss SUP yoga 25hr San Diego, California 2013
  • If I Was a Bird Kids Yoga 95hr San Diego, California 2014
  • Stoked Yoga SUP yoga 25hr San Diego, California 2016
  • Alchemy of Flow and Form 300hr San Marcos, Texas 2015-2017
  • AcroVinyasa Acro Yoga 100hr Bali 2016

Being an adventure seeker, I found myself delving into every avenue of yoga I could find. I found SUP yoga in 2013 jumping in with both feet as my first time on a board was my teacher training.

Upon moving to Fort Worth in 2014 I was disappointed to find little opportunity available in the area to practice SUP yoga. This is when Just Be Well Yoga was born. Out of a desire to build a SAFE community of trained instructors and students who were excited to challenge themselves in a new avenue of yoga.

Practice SUP Yoga with Amanda!

Bobbi Marie Schenck

Yoga has been influencing my body, mind and spirit since I was 16. My journey began when my neighbor and longtime family friend opened the first hot yoga studio in Minnesota. As a competitive soccer player I broke my ankle and over the next 10 years had three reconstructive surgeries. I found yoga to help me with the recovery process, especially with balance. Originally I used yoga as a rehabilitation and fitness regimen. When my professional career took off yoga became my salvation. It has brought balance to my life and I finally feel I have found a place of lightness.

My daily mat practice allows me to find freedom and relaxation.

Because yoga is one of the brightest parts of my daily life, I have been motivated to share with others what I have found. I am dedicated to continuing education & offering the bets yoga class I can.

Yoga Trainings:

  • Baptiste Art of Assisting at Indigo Yoga, 2013
  • Baptiste Level 1 in Hilo, Hawaii in February 2013
  • Indigo Yoga Teacher Training School  200 hour RYT
  • Blooma Level 1 Prenatal Teacher Training in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November 2013.
  • Baptiste Level 2 training in Sundance, Utah in April 2014
  • Certified Baptiste teacher in Park City, Utah July 2015
  •  SUP yoga Teacher Training through Just Be Well Yoga in Fort Worth, Texas in June 2015.

SUP yoga is the most relaxing thing I have ever done. I grew up on the water and mixing water and yoga was a no brainier.

When I first started paddling 6 years ago Stand Up Paddle Boarding was in the pioneering stages. Little did I know how popular it was going to become. I love teaching paddle board yoga because it allows freedom and fluidity that the solid ground doesn't always allow. In Texas where it is warm almost all year round I am always paddling and yogaing. What better thing to do then flip your dog into the water on a hot Texas day?

I love yoga because it helps me conquer my fears and makes me stronger in facing all that life brings. I have made a conscious effort to smile more when practicing and teaching. I find that it helps to share the lightness and positive energy that the practice brings.  My goal is to help others find the empowerment and lightness that yoga can bring into their lives.

Check out a SUP Yoga Class With Bobbi!

Pam Simpson

Pam Simpson

I first found yoga about eight years ago when I began looking for an exercise replacement for running that was causing aches and pains constantly. I traded in my running shoes for a yoga mat and that decision was one of the best investments I have ever made.

Initially it was just an exercise but over the years I began to receive so much more from the practice of yoga. I really just grew to love it. Yoga gave me balance and helped me learn how to relax, and let go. It helped me bring these practices to other parts of my everyday life. In the last few years I decided I wanted to share my love of yoga with others. I was so inspired by the many gifts it gives us and I also have fewer aches and pains now!

Then I found the paddleboard. Whether lying on the board in a lake or an ocean I found a little piece of heaven on earth. ~ Namaste.

Hop on Board with Pam!

Tory Christopherson Sommerfeldt

Dallas Areas SUP Yoga Director

Tory Christopherson Sommerfeldt Dallas Director

Have you heard the news?! Just Be Well Yoga is opening a second location in Dallas!! We've heard your requests and we are delivering. We will offer intimate class sizes on Lake Ray Hubbard starting July 26th. To get you just a little more excited this week we are introducing our Dallas Area Director Tory Lonn. Start registering for classes in Dallas here.

Artist, biker, and runner summed me up for many years. I began to notice a need to stretch out some of my aches and pains and looked into yoga. Quickly (as many do) I began to notice that not only did it help my physical body, but the transformation and joy that it brought to my mind was overwhelming.

I began my practice in Chicago and then onto California, where I tried many different variations. Moving to New York my practice only continued to develop and strengthen. Once in Dallas, I found Dallas Yoga Center where I was able to receive my 200 Hour Yoga certification. Shortly after I found and completed Just Be Well Yoga’s 25 Hour SUP Yoga training.

Water has always been a fear of mine. With the start of the New Year I decided to not be held back by fear anymore, but instead to face it head first.

The joy it brings to be set free from the land and onto the water is magical. I am excited to set afloat with not only the sea baby’s, but also the terrified curious creatures and give all the freedom to float and move through the world.