Debbie is an avid hiker and yoga teacher and loves combining her yoga in nature. She is also a 500 hour RYT and has been instrumental in the formation of our workshops and and leads our 10 hour CEU Yoga for Hikers Workshop.
When asked why the outdoors are important, Debbie answered, "Outdoors is where we get our best breath, where we can be united with all that nature has to offer, we learn about ourselves, the change of weather teaches us to accept life as it is and still go outside. Being outside is life giving and a connection to something greater than ourselves."
In addition to Exploring all of the local trails at home, Debbie embodies the ExploreMore spirit when she travels as well! When asked about her favorite outdoor activity, Debbie answered "Hiking is my favorite outdoor activity. I love being in the realness of nature that a hike presents. I am my truest self when I hike. I hike locally and always find a trail when I go out of town."
Thank you for joining the team Debbie!
Jasson OsbornJasson, (pronounced Ja- Saun) is a 200hr RYT with a soul of all things mindful. Jasson’s heart lives outside of her body with two teenage sons who are her world. Yoga has brought a place of belonging and clarity for Jasson, and she wants to share that passion with the world. Her teaching style is powerful, upbeat and usually includes a few laughs. Jasson is an avid runner, loves to read and listen to music, crafter and Senior Director of Customer Success at a marketing company. She is also a foodie and will drive the distance for a good meal. A proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and Denver born and raised, football is a big part of her life and it shows on game day and beyond.
Tifany Henderson is a local Yoga instructor, hiking guide and over all explorer! Tifany joined ExploreMore as a guide this year and leads hike and yoga and intro to meditation events in Plano
When asked why the outdoors are important to her, Tifany said "When I’m outdoors, I feel like I can just breathe. I just pause, close my eyes, and breathe. Taking in the sounds of trees, birds, and nearby water. Feeling the warmth of the sun and the breeze on my skin. I open my eyes and take in the mountains, ocean, or stream. Everything becomes more vibrant, and yet more tranquil. My whole nervous system slows down, my heart is at peace, and I feel like I’m home."
When asked why she wants to be an ExploreMore Guide, Tifany said "Being an ExploreMore Backyard Guide allows me to bring the best of all my worlds together to help others have fun! Guiding them in stretching and moving their body so that they are ready to hike. Helping them become fully present in nature with mindfulness meditation. Making their surroundings feel more vibrant and their mind more peaceful. Then, putting that all together as we hike through the beautiful outdoors that is in our own backyard. Just wonderful – Yoga, Mindfulness, and Hiking. Our mind, body, and nature. What could be better?"
Thank you for joining the team Tifany!
Melissa is a local yoga teacher who owns Yogi Treehouse in Connemara Nature Preserve in Allen Texas. They host outdoor yoga classes, meditative walks, outdoor aerial yoga classes and more. Melissa also lead hike and yoga events with ExploreMore locally at Sister Grove Trail. She loves anything that gets her outside and in nature.
When asked why the outdoors are important to her, Melissa said "Being Connected to Nature is Healing." Melissa posts many resources on the Yogi Treehouse social media accounts that teach in depth why being in nature is so needed.
When asked why she wanted to be a guide, Melissa said "I want to get into hiking and explore additional opportunities to get outside and meet like minded people." Melissa shares our passion to get people outside so they can find freedom in nature.
Thank you for joining the team Melissa!
Leave No Trace is the Center for Outdoor Ethics and provides research and resources for enjoying the outdoors sustainably. Learn more about Leave No Trace here.
DORBA is the Dallas Off Road Biking Association and are full of volunteers who help build and maintain the impressive trail system in Dallas. Check them out here.The Yogi Treehouse offers outdoor yoga classes and aerial yoga in the beautiful Connemara Meadow in Allen Texas.