Who We Are

Your Wellness Professionals

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Summer

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!

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James

200 CYT

James can find passion anywhere he goes, and his classes are nothing short of magical.  He has been an avid student of all things metaphysical for over 20 years.  His tarot readings are based in The Light, always directing his clients back to God and spiritual growth. James is a long time Hatha yogi, and is trained in Vinyasa yoga as well.  He completed his Yoga Teacher Training at Open Hearts School of Yoga in 2021 and takes on compassion & vigor into each of his classes! Join James every Tuesday & Thursday for Grand Rising Yoga @ 6:30am.  Reservations required.

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Dharma

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.

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Cameron

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, but I came back here as quick as I could with my husband and son in tow. In 1996, my mom opened a meditation studio in Acton, just a few miles down the road from Open Hearts Yoga Sanctuary. Due to my mother's influence, I have been interested in healing, energy work and deeply seeking spirituality since I was a young girl. I have tried and experimented with many different modalities over the years, including receiving my 200-hour yoga certification with the Living Yoga Program in 2007. In 2015, I discovered the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong, and because of it's profound positive influence on my life, I began to share this practice with anyone who would listen! Wisdom Healing Qigong is an ancient Chinese energy art that combines meditation, gentle movement and chanting to bring you into total alignment with health, happiness, inner peace and fulfillment. I am beyond excited to share with you this amazing practice that has completely changed my life!

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Dana

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.

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Lumin

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.

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Mariah

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.

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Paula Moore

200 hour RYT

My yoga journey began in 2006 when a good friend invited me to a hot yoga class. I was hooked and immediately signed up for a membership. Although my yoga practice has ebbed and flowed with the changing seasons of my life, I always return to my mat. I was able to fulfill my goal of completing yoga teacher training and am excited to be a part of Open Hearts. My goal is to create an inviting and nurturing space for ALL students to practice yoga for health, wellness, and balance.

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Paula Lane

200 hour CYT

My yoga journey began ten years ago at the YMCA. When classes were disrupted at the Y, I found Open Hearts Sanctuary in May, 2020. There were many spiritual offerings and classes there as well as different types of yoga. In August, 2021, I drew the WISDOM card in QiGong class. It told me it was time to return to school or seek additional education. My re-emerging knowledge guided me toward more meaningful work. The card asked me to believe in myself and know that I have what it takes to tackle a career related to my true interests and passion. The next day I saw an announcement for an upcoming Yoga Teacher Training, which brought it all together for me. Yoga is my true passion, and teaching is the ultimate reward.

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Shawn Thompson

200 hour CYT

I first came to Open Hearts Sanctuary because something inside told me to start yoga. I felt like I wasn't ready, probably intimidated by Vinyasa yoga, so I studied Shamanism intently instead. Summer (Open Hearts’ owner) introduced me to Kundalini yoga, which was the first time I experienced yoga sincerely and with glimpses of the spiritual nature I felt from it. It wasn't until my co-worker invited me to go to Vinyasa with him after work that I overcame my hang up about my resistances to yoga. I felt weak in my inflexibility, but strong in Tree pose for balance. The next day I went by myself to Vinyasa and got hooked when told "Find your Flow." At the end of an Open Hearts Breathwork retreat in December, Summer mentioned a 44 day Yoga Sadhana challenge and I felt like she knew before I did that I was going to commit to that even though I hadn't done much yoga before. I continue my yoga Sadhana everyday still. Most people see yoga as a part of Life, I see Life as a part of Yoga. We rise, we peak, we savasana (corpse pose). Yoga has been good medicine in my Life dealing with major depression, and my Sadhana ensures I'm not the wounded alcoholic I was in the past. I value the healing epiphanies I've had through yoga. Like finding the thrill of maintaining Balance in eagle pose. I see 'reverse Namaste' in Hatha yoga as "the wounded in me has compassion for the wounded in you." In my daily Life, in the people I'm around, a little flame in me sees and honors the love and light within them.

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Amanda Cable

200 hr CYT

I moved to Granbury about 7 years ago with my husband and 2 boys. I initially fell in love with yoga for the physical fitness. Over the years I have grown to love yoga in a much deeper way. It is no longer just a physical practice for me. Yoga is where I find peace and calm. It’s where I can breathe. Really breathe. A few of my favorite parts of yoga are meditation, breath work, inversions, mindfulness and of course, practicing and leading Vinyasa. I work full time from home for a family practice where I get to chat with patients about lab results and hormones. I spend my spare time going to football and baseball games, as well as running an individualized meal prepping business. Please feel free to contact The Sanctuary for information on health oriented individual meal plans, as well as traditional family style meals that serve 4-6 people.

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.