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Our Vision: To become one of the world’s most influential fitness associations who transforms the very idea of fitness from isolated physical activity into an integrated body, mind and life practice.

Teaching Values

  • Be Consistent - Our first principle is consistency. Fostering this within ourselves and demonstrating it during class helps our students avoid self-doubt as they develop their own consistent fitness practice. Consistency is also part of the respect and encouragement we extend to each other as a team.
  • Be Observant - Without sacrificing consistency, we must respond to what we observe. Being a good teacher is not about saying more but about seeing more –this helps us refine the subtleties of our teaching skills. Careful observation enables us to consistently deliver dynamic instruction to our students.
  • Be Kind and Grateful - Our first acts of kindness are to be consistent and observant. Our students have busy lives, and they make a special effort to prioritize attending our classes. They have earned our kindness during our time with them, and we are grateful for their loyalty.
  • Be Engaged - To be mindfully engaged with our students is the culmination of all of our principles, and the key to endless possibility. A teacher without students is not a teacher. When we realize this, there is no room for conflict–it is replaced with a shared energy and passion. Engagement ultimately empowers us to lead classes that are the highlights of our students’ lives during our shared quest for excellence.
Our Purpose: To provide an environment where people can connect with and cultivate their very best self.
The name Sunstone Yoga® is inspired by the 1957 poem "Piedra de Sol" written by the Nobel Prize winning writer Octavio Paz. A deep practice shares the qualities of this impassioned poem. Sunstone, as we are now known, has grown to offer six unique class series rooted in yoga, Pilates and other fitness practices. Read the Poem...

Established by Brandon Hartsell and Nicole Shaw, the first classes at Sunstone Yoga® began October 26th, 2002. Thousands of students have enjoyed the clean, friendly and courteous environment that together with our exceptional teaching community make Sunstone the best studios for fitness-based hot yoga, power yoga, hot Pilates, barre, functional fitness and High Intensity Interval Training classes.

In a majority of our classes from yoga to fitness, the postures are done in a specific synergistic and cumulative order. The warmth of the room allows students to work deep into their muscles, tendons and ligaments, changing their bodies from the inside out. Through regular practice students will reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility, balance the weight of their bodies, and improve the overall quality of their lives. Since 2002, we have grown to include studios throughout the DFW metroplex and Austin, and have over 250 highly-trained instructors teaching over 800 classes a week.

What our students say about Sunstone*

I walked in to my first class bent over in pain, and came out with no pain and walking straight up.

*Student testimonial disclaimer: Your results may be better or worse!