Austin Yoga Teacher
About Russell Burns

Yoga Teacher - I was introduced to yoga after breaking my left femur, and needing an alternative to my lifelong gym and running routine. It took a little while to develop a daily practice, but once I did, I knew that I needed to find my place in the profession of yoga. I began teaching on my own to friends, drawing from my yoga experience, and then attended teacher training and began teaching around Austin full time, right away.

I hold a master level certification plus several advanced certifications in yoga instruction, and continue to further my studies each year.

I practice and teach nearly every day at many places around Austin and Lakeway Texas, in studios, schools, parks, events, at home and with friends.

I'm the Vice President and an instructor for the Free Day of Yoga, inc. a non-profit corporation, and the Founder/Director of the Austin Yoga Festival and the Austin Yoga Conference, which serve to raise the awareness of yoga and raise funds and food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank, and yoga outreach programs.

Teach or have taught classes at:

  • Soma Vida
  • Wild Basin Fitness
  • Lakeway Yoga
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Be Yoga
  • Lakewood Community Center
  • Yoga Yoga
  • Mind Body Yoga
  • Lakeway Community Center
  • Texas Medical Association
  • University of Texas
  • State of Texas
  • Austin School District
  • Lululemon
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Free Day of Yoga

  • Austin Yoga Festival
  • Austin Yoga Expo & Conference
  • Body Business
  • Lakehills Community Center
  • Holistic Healing and Yoga

History - I am a native Texan and just about as Austin as one can get. I moved here with my parents in 1974, when Austin was still a sleepy college town, and about a quarter the size we are today. I attended middle school, high school, and The University of Texas in Austin. Have also been to the Armadillo World Headquaters, Liberty Lunch, was an extra in the Willie Nelson movie Honeysuckle Rose, have been to Christmas parties at the Goveror's mansion and waited tables at Matt's El Rancho while in school.

Art - I'm currently completing a series of yoga inspired oil paintings that can be viewed at, which are often displayed around Austin in galleries, yoga studios and coffee shops.

Teachers and areas of study I have attended:

• Donna Farhi
• Shiva Rea
• Sean Corn
• Dr. Robert Svaboda
• Leslie Kaminoff
• Bryan Legere
• Chase Bosart
• Mark Uridel
• James Bailey
• Amy Wientraub
• Mehtab Benton
• Yoga Anatomy & Breathing
• Advanced Asana & Movement
• Advanced Yoga Anatomy
• Advanced Yoga Philosophy
• Advanced Pranayama
• Advanced Meditation
• Ayurveda Healing Sciences
• Iyengar Wall Yoga Training
• Yoga for Depression

Austin Yoga Teacher Advanced Pranayama and Meditaion Certification Austin Yoga Teacher 8
Austin Yoga Teacher 8 Austin Yoga Teacher
First Aid
Adult & Pediatric First Aid Certified
Automated External
Defibrillator Certified
Fitness and Wellness Insurance
Fitness and Wellness Insurance


Yoga Teacher Certifications

Yoga Alliance

Austin Yoga Teacher
Austin Yoga Teacher 200 hr yoga certificate

Austin Yoga Teacher 2

Austin Yoga Teacher 3
Austin Yoga Teacher Advanced Ayurveda Certificate
Austin Yoga Teacher Advanced Asana Certificate

Austin Yoga Teacher Advanced Yoga Training

Austin Yoga Teacher Advanced Asana Certificate
Austin Yoga Teacher Advanced Ayurveda and Yoga
Austin Yoga Teacher Asana and Movement Certification


Russell Burns RYT, Certified Austin Yoga Teacher, teaching yoga classes in studios around the Greater Austin area. Offering public and private Yoga lessons including "Yoga at work" and "Yoga at Home" classes at your location.

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