Our Teachers

ANGEL BROWNLEE

 

Angel Brownlee is the Founder of Temple Road Yoga in Fort Worth, Texas. As a Yoga Therapist, she understands that each person brings a unique perspective to the mat and so yoga can benefit everyone when taught in an adaptive way. Her yoga classes are a place to welcome discovery, insight and inquiry while practicing asana, breath, mantra and mudra.

 

She offers private yoga therapy sessions weekly and has specialized training in trauma, addiction recovery, pain care, and hospice. Angel teaches group yoga therapy at a neurological rehabilitation facility for individuals who are recovering from traumatic brain injuries. In addition, she works with individuals and families to create yoga therapy care plans to move through life transitions. She is also responsible for the daily operations of Temple Road Yoga including teacher training, classes, retreats and workshops.

 

Angel has been teaching yoga for 15+ years and is a Certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT and member of Yoga Alliance at the level of E-RYT500. She holds certifications in Pain Care Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Integral Anatomy and Yoga for Addiction. She is currently enrolled in the School for Accompanying the Dying and mentorship program with Deanna Cochran.

 

In 2014, Angel teamed up with Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Therapist, Dr. Mandy Jordan to create what would become Lotus Rising Yoga Therapy, for the purpose of expanding their vision to share trauma-sensitive yoga and group therapy teacher trainings nationally. Lotus Rising Women’s Group is a trauma-sensitive yoga and group therapy series held monthly for women with a history of trauma.

 

Angel is deeply passionate about discovering new ways to bring yoga into the larger community. She is blessed by the love, wisdom and support of her teachers. Michelle Andrie, Kira Sloane, Neil Pearson, Swami Lisa Pearson, Deanna Cochran, and Erich Schiffmann.

 

Advanced yoga happens within our closest relationships. Angel is blessed with a loving, supportive husband, Brandyn and their five beautiful children.

MANDY JORDAN-OSTARCH

 

Mandy Jordan-Ostarch is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Therapist. She began a consistent yoga practice in 2007. Experiencing the incredible physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga, she began her journey of learning how to integrate psychotherapy and yoga. She started teaching yoga in 2010. In March 2014, she completed her 500-hour yoga therapy training. In November 2014, she co-founded Lotus Rising Yoga Therapy (LRYT), along with Angel Brownlee. Mandy is also a trauma specialist and a certified EMDR therapist. She has a private practice in Fort Worth.

CYNTHIA CUELLAR

 

In 2014, Cynthia attended The Ojai Yoga Crib in Ojai, California which was life changing.  The Crib was a yearly yoga conference that attracted yogis from all around the world. The peace, knowledge and love given in that weekend was profound. Deep inside she felt the calling to teach yoga but fear and doubt were in the forefront of all her beliefs. With encouragement and support, she completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at Temple Road Yoga in 2015. In 2017, she received Reiki Level 1 and 2 certifications. Currently enrolled in yoga teacher training at Temple Road Yoga she continues to learn and grow. “My goal is to show that anyone can practice yoga.  It doesn’t matter your size, age or physical health you can benefit from yoga.  It is a deep connection with self not a goal to physical agility.” She is currently teaching yin yoga which helps to keep centered and connected to the body and breath. Cynthia has been a member of a 12 step program for families and friends affected by addiction since 1999. She is currently a Business Development Manager at Starlite Recovery Center, the oldest substance use disorder residential treatment center in Texas. She works with individuals and families suffering from addiction that are seeking help.

 

Cynthia currently teaches Yin Yoga on Monday evenings at 6:15pm.

CHARLOTTE MORGAN

 

Charlotte began practicing yoga on her own in 2007, intuitively led during a time of personal healing. Charlotte then found her way to practicing with Angel Brownlee as Temple Road Yoga was becoming a reality. As an educator for many years, Charlotte naturally progressed from student to teacher completing her 200YTT at Temple Road Yoga in 2017, focusing on teaching Yin.

 

With a personal curiosity for self-care and holistic wellness, Charlotte has cultivated a teaching style which incorporates a softened sense of strength and body awareness. Her sense of connection to each of her teachers shows up on the mat and you may find a comforting familiarity in her style. Sharing her authentic personal practice through private lessons, classes, and workshops have evolved into coming home to herself, to Temple Road, and to those who guided her along the way.

JANICE HOWE

 

Janice began practicing yoga for the first time at the age of 66 as she was retiring from a 46-year career in corporate America. Janice says that she knew after her first yoga class that she would be practicing yoga for the rest of her life. The yoga process has taken her from a bit out of shape to being in the best physical condition she has been in in many years. The physical, spiritual and emotional benefits of yoga have been phenomenal for her. Janice went on to complete the 200 hour yoga teacher training and is currently teaching classes at Temple Road. Janice knows that we are never too old or out of shape to begin a yoga practice – we start ‘where we are.’ Yoga has something for everyone.

CINDY BROWN

 

Cindy has practiced yoga for many years. She became more dedicated to her practice a few years before retiring as a Speech Pathologist. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2015, at the age of 55. Cindy is in the process of completing training in Pain Care Yoga.