SEY Faculty

Taught by the following Senior Dallas Yoga Center Instructors:

Carla Rudiger Weaver

Carla has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga, therapeutic and creative movement. Her vast knowledge of the human body as an integrated organic whole is drawn from her study of yoga, meditation and Body Mind Centering® as well as her rich background as a professional modern dancer in091510DYCavs199 NYC.

Her teaching style and practice are influenced by Vinyasa style Hatha yoga with alignment based principles. Carla also draws from her dance background coordinating movement and breath to help students approach their yoga practice in a thoughtful and intelligent way. Carla leads special workshops in somatic movement education and training and is an instructor in the DYC’s Teacher Training programs.

Jessica O’Keefe  

Jessica O’Keefe E-RYT 500, has 20 years of experience guiding people in yoga and movement education. Her understanding of yoga and the human body has been influenced by Body Mind Centering, modern dance, dance therapy, and holistic health.WEB DYC25-144

Jessica assists her students in knowing the joy and wonderment of integrating the mind and body. She encourages an authentic and life-nurturing practice, one that brings greater consciousness to each moment and each movement of the body.

Jessica has taught workshops throughout the United States. She also teaches the 300 Hour Somatic Yoga  Teacher Training at the Dallas Yoga Center. Jessica has been training students to become teachers since 2005.

Since the birth of her son in 2008, Jessica has developed a specific line of research focused on the pelvic floor and women’s health.

Her teaching always remains committed to a sense of ease and acceptance.

Jessica is ever grateful for her students and many teachers.

Paula Weithman

Paula uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. Paula has a background in counseling, rehab and bodywork. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 1982 and meditates using the Pureland Buddhist tradition. Her yoga background is diverse and she continues to study with senior teachers believing a beginner’s mind is a fresh mind.

Paula believWEB DYC25-118es that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind, and she incorporates her background as a yoga therapist and mindfulness based psychotherapist into her private practice.

She has training through the Iyengar tradition, certified at the Intermediate Jr.2 level, and the Scarvelli method through Namaste International, and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.