What We Do

For over 15 years we have been dedicated to enhancing the health, well-being, and inner serenity of every kindred soul through the practice of strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

Chris Blanks, Principle and Director of Shamatha Yoga Studio is certified in several disciplines. Kripalu Yoga, Ashtanga (David Swenson), Vinyasa Flow (Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee), Viniyasa (T.K.V. Desikachar), Power Yoga (Baron Baptist, Rodney Yee), with additional certifications from The Yoga Institute of Houston. Her compassion and humor helped to create a spirited, warm and relaxed atmosphere.

She has studied cronic disease/yoga with Dr. Herbert Benson at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Chris is also a Reiki and Sadja Energy Healer.

Class Format

Classes are in six week sessions. Each class is aproximately 60-90 minutes long.

Attendance twice a week is necessary for long term benefits, we have classes 7 days a week.

Each class consists of Hatha Yoga (External & Physical) and Raja Yoga (Internal & Subtle) instruction with a variety description of Breathing, Meditation and Relaxation Techniques.


We are dedicated to assist each student on a journey to self-discovery. This is an invitation to explore, transform and create Health, Happiness and Well-Being.

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice. It is          an Art, Science, Philosophy and Therapy, which intergrates both physical and spiritual practices.Practiced on a regular basis, Yoga helps to create Harmony, Balance, Strenght, Flexibility and Suppleness. It also releases chronic tension, stress and anxiety. Yoga encourages one to live life more concious, more joyful and centered.

What styles of yoga we teach?

The teaching style is eclectic and non-dogmatic. We intergrate Vinyasa Flow,  Ashtanga, Acro Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kripalu, Iyengar, Sivananda, Power, and others.

Additional Services Offered at Shamatha

Private Reiki Healing Sessions on Massage Table: 60-min. $100

Private Yoga Sessions: 60-min. $150

Private Pilates Sessions with Bob: $150

Private Core Barre Fusion Sessions: 60-min. $150


Private YinYang Yoga Sessions with Bob : 60-min. $150

Corporate Events with Staff: 60-min. $275

Birthday Parties & Special Events- inquire within!

Why Practice?


  • Strengthens, stretches and tones the muscles,ligaments and joints
  • Improves circulatory,nervous,digestive and immune systems
  • Release chronic tension and stress
  • Energizes,invigorates,refreshes thyroid
  • Increases lung capacity


  • Cultivates concentration
  • Support mental clarity and confidence
  • Calms restless thoughts
  • Invites self-awareness…


  • Honors inner wisdom
  • Encourages self-acceptance
  • Connects you to “self”
  • Invites deep stillness


Shamatha Yoga is an inviting and warm space to practice in

- Elisa Gorman

Chris is authentic and heart centered in the way she teaches her practice

- Elizabeth

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