Who We Are
Your Wellness Professionals
Owner of Open Hearts Sanctuary
Ordained Interfaith Priestess
World Yoga Federation Yoga Certified - 200 CYT KRI
Certified Reiki Master and Advanced Crystal Master
Certified in Vibrational Sound Massage
Certified in Egyptian, Pythagorean, Holographic, and Primus Activation Healing Modalities
I wear many hats inside Open Hearts Yoga Sanctuary and Crystal Boutique. Faith Healer, Interfaith Priestess, Yoga and Meditation Facilitator, Sound Journey Guide, Sister, Mother, Daughter, Friend. Community connection is my heart’s focus. Bringing people together through the courage to be vulnerable, willingness to see and be seen, hear and be heard, love and be loved...it is my honor and life’s purpose to create safe, loving, nurturing, nourishing space for all who desire to re-member themselves as the Divine children they truly are. People come for the crystals and yoga, they stay for the self discovery and homecoming, the broad range of spiritual offerings centered on deep healing and emotional freedom, and most of all the spiritual family. Open Hearts is a second home for so many, and I am honored and blessed to hold Sanctuary for all who desire to create the healed, healthy, happy, whole life that our beloved Creator has been waiting for us to claim. Here, we take off our armor. Here, we are empowered to live our truths. Here, we hold the lantern for you while you find your way back home to yourself. This is your journey to joy and freedom, and we are thrilled, honored, and blessed to be part of it!
Open Hearts School of Yoga Founder
Lead Yoga Instructor - Studio Manager
500 Hour Certified Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-500 CYT)
World Yoga Federation Ambassador
Reiki II Practitioner
Chair Yoga Certified
Ordained Interfaith Minister
For those who have yet to meet me, Hello! My name is Gabrielle Kinser, and I am honored to be the Lead Instructor and Creator of Open Hearts School of Yoga. To say that this is a dream come true is an understatement, this is my SOUL MISSION!
Yoga changed my life for the better in every single aspect, and I can not wait to share this gift with you.
I know the word "teacher training" can sound intimidating, but it is so much more than just learning how to teach a yoga class. It is about finding yourself. It is about understanding your body so deeply that you may create a practice that is sustainable and life long. It is about creating a new story for yourself, and releasing old stories that no longer serve you. It is about YOU!
If you have even the smallest interest in wanting to deepen the understanding of your own energetic body, I invite you to join this transformation. Are you ready to commit to yourself?
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Licensed Spiritual Health Coach (LSHC)
Dharma has been a student and practitioner of the mystical arts, transformational healing, and shamanism since awakening in 1990 when everything changed as chapter 1 of her life came to a close due to life taking health issues, and chapter 2 opened in a whole new light and with a whole new insatiable curiosity for understanding, truth, health and peace.
She has been a student, apprentice and teacher of Shamanism for nearly 25 years and imparts the ways of the Good Red Road with fellow seekers in the Spirit of Loving Kindness to all the Worlds of Grandmother Earth. It is her Path With Heart, and she shares the wisdom of the teachings with those in search of Happiness, Health, Humor, Hope, and Harmony, spreading Knowledge That Works to create Wisdom That Walks.
Certified Wisdom Healing Qi-Gong Instructor
200RYT Certified Yoga Instructor
Gong Master Level 2
I've lived in Granbury almost all of my life, only leaving to attend college at TCU. I came back here as quick as I could with my husband and son in tow. In the early '90s, my mom opened a meditation studio in Acton, just a few miles down the road from the new Open Hearts Yoga Sanctuary. Because of my mom's influence, and that of her friends, I have always been interested in alternative forms of healing and spirituality. I have tried and experimented with many modalities over the years, including my 200 hour certification with the Living Yoga Program in 2007. In 2015, I discovered the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong (WHQ), and because of it's profound influence on my life for healing, growth and transformation, I began to share with anyone who would listen. WHQ is an ancient art that combines meditation, gentle movement and sound healing to bring your Body, Mind and Spirit into total alignment with health, happiness and deep fulfillment. In April of 2018, I travelled to The Chi Center in Santa Fe, to receive my Instructor Certification from Master Mingtong Gu. I am currently progressing towards my Healer Certification in 2019. I am beyond excited to share with you this amazing practice that has completely changed my life, and I am thrilled to see, and take part in, this long-held community dream for a space such as this to take shape and thrive here in Granbury!
200CYT Yoga Instructor
My yoga journey began after my first class 25 years ago. I fell in love with yoga from the very start as I found I was benefiting from the stretching relaxation and mindfulness. Prior to yoga, I was an aerobic instructor for over 20 years but wanted to share my love for the yoga practice. From my classical ballet background, I gained flexibility, strength and balance. Now, after instructing in this area for over 25 years, I have seen the benefits and healing that this practice has afforded so many. Each class starts with gentle yoga by teaching the basic postures, body alignments and beginning the yoga journey. Each class I teach differs based on what comes through spiritually. No class is ever arranged prior to teaching as I rely on the spirit to guide me. Additionally, my training has included workshops from John Friend and Rodney Yee and certified by Yoga Fit. I look forward to being your guide in starting your yoga journey.
200 Certified Yoga Teacher
I have been working on my yoga practice on and off since my early 20's. I favor Hatha yoga which will be my focus. I strive to create a yoga practice to help create flexibility and balance for all body types, and gaining strength will be a bonus! Each month we will focus on specific poses that work on certain areas of the body. Your time on the mat will be fun and informative and will always be open to changes that you are interested in. I became certified through Open Hearts School of Yoga; Becoming a yoga instructor was always something I was interested in and I am now starting my 5th career, still deciding what I want to be when I grow up!
Hi, I am Uma Bacso. I started yoga (we called it stretching) at age 7 on a synchronized swim team. After college I moved to NYC to pursue a Fashion Career. My work was so stressful that I went to get a massage and I had an epiphany that "I really wanted to help people". I then became a Licensed Massage Therapist & 2 years later I moved into Kripalu Yoga & Health Center in Lenox MA. I lived at Kripalu for 2 years & became a Certified Yoga Instructor & Teacher of Massage. Years later I received a Masters in Body Psychology from Naropa College. I love assisting people with finding more ease and movement in their bodies, mind, & spirit.
*bio coming soon!*
200 RYT KRI
Certified Buti Yoga Instructor
Graduate of Off the Mat Into the World Leadership Training Certified
Acutonics Practitioner Level II Initiate/Teacher of Munay-Ki
Author of Unbecoming
My name is Jenny Parten. I consider myself to be a safe space holder and medicine woman, as we are all medicine people. I am a yoga instructor, holistic practitioner/teacher, writer and public speaker. I’ve been on this medicine path for quite some time, but I began my formal education and taking clients in 2012. My passion however, revolves around teaching, writing and speaking. It is where I feel I am most of service and have the ability to touch the most lives. As a holistic practitioner, I am certified in many different modalities. I am a student/teacher of shamanic practices and most of my work revolves around vibratory healing. I teach traditional forms of yoga, as well as Kundalini and Buti yoga. The crux of what I have learned is that everything is sourced from within, we are our own guru, teacher and healer. True healing can only be facilitated from the inside out. Everything I teach is in an effort to motivate you to become self aware, to make conscious choices and take conscious actions informed by your most authentic expression. I strive to offer new perspectives that provide hope and inspiration, so that you might truly live your life as opposed to simply endure it. I hope to assist you in embracing your otherness, so that you can press yourself into this time and space, leaving your own indelible mark on this world..
Crystal Boutique Keeper
I run the Open Hearts Crystal Boutique. I am a student and practitioner of all things crystal. While this is merely the tip of the iceberg for who I am and will ever be, I love sharing the wisdom I've received studying on my own and working in the crystal shop. It is my joy to see others learn and grow each time they pass through the doors and ask "Can you help me find a crystal for _?". And to see them walk out with more knowledge and information than when they came in. Along with numerous certificates in several different healing modalities, I am also an Akashic Trancework Initiate/Reader. I am a student of the metaphysical, the alchemical and the shamanic. They are intertwined with my spirit and I am One with them. This is my Path.
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Gong Master Level 2
I have been practicing Reiki since 2005. I received my Reiki Master Teacher attunements in 2015 just before I moved from California to Granbury. I am a purist. I believe in teaching Reiki in the most accurate way possible. Reiki is passed from teacher to student by "attunements" that start the healing energy flowing through the student. One cannot learn Reiki through reading or watching a video, in order for the Reiki energy to begin flowing and to use the Reiki healing symbols, one must first be attuned by a certified Reiki Master. In Japanese, the word Reiki "Master" actually translates into something close to "sensei" (teacher) and even Dr. Usui would never say that he "mastered Reiki" as the universal life force energy that is channeled through the body of the practitoner can never be "mastered" in the Western sense. I was very fortunate to have studied under a wonderful Reiki Master Teacher, and I am only five degrees of separation from Dr. Mikao Usui himself. That means, the information was passed through Dr. Usui, five Reiki Masters, and then to me. Nobody living today knows the exact teachings of Dr. Mikao Usui, but as your teacher I promise to pass the tradition in the most respectful and accurate way possible, as it was taught to me. I will encourage you to trust your inner voice and the energy you feel and receive once the Reiki starts flowing through your body and provide support and mentor you along your journey of becoming a healer.
Rusty has spent her entire adult life learning about and applying body/mind medicine. Her interest in restorative modalities began in 1969 after being involved in a horrific auto accident. She compled her yoga certification in 2005 and has continued studying and learning. She now brings her knowledge to Open Heart Sanctuary every Wednesday @ 12pm, for Restorative/Yin style yoga - “JUST BREATHE!”
Our teachers are students first and foremost. We strive to learn with you. We instruct with knowledge and passion, to insure each yoga session is unique and soul enriching. Want to know more about our instructors? Contact us.