Yoga Background

Iris Franks

RYT 200 Yoga Instructor


April 2014 - Present. Yoga Instructor. Yoga by Iris. Dallas, TX. Lead group and private sessions, incorporating a variety of yoga styles, cardio, and hand weights. Develop and teach custom yoga and yoga-fitness hybrid sequences.

October 2019 - Present. Yoga Instructor. Nfinite Pursuit. Dallas, TX. Lead group power yoga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes for residential wellness programs at properties throughout DFW area. Design and deliver customized classes for all skill levels, including beginners. Market and promote benefits of yoga and class to residents at properties.

May 2018 - June 2019. Yoga Instructor. Torch Fitness by Valet Living. Dallas, TX. Led private group yoga classes for residents of luxury multi-family complexes for nationwide corporate wellness program. Classes included pranayama, meditation, and custom-designed yoga flows, including Vinyasa, Hatha, gentle, and Yin.


Jan 2019 - May 2019. Yoga Instructor. Yoga N Da Hood. Dallas, TX. Led large (40+) group yoga sessions at DISD schools designed for ages ranging from 4-18 years in volunteer role. Developed sequences, games and music playlists appropriate for different age groups. Traveled to schools, set up/maintained equipment, and coordinated/organized students with school staff.


April 2018 - June 2018. Yoga Instructor/Group Exercise Instructor. Yoga Pod. Dallas, TX. Led group yoga, fitness, Barre and meditation classes in yoga studio. Taught 60-minute and 75-minute Vinyasa flow group classes. Designed and implemented Meditation class, which included pranayama, gentle yoga, and guided meditation. Led group fitness classes combining yoga, cardio, HIIT, circuits, and strength with hand weights. Choreographed and taught Barre Above certified Barre classes.

Yoga Training

June 2014 - Present. Daily Home Yoga Practice, Self-Study and Continuing Education.

June 2017 - August 2017. RYT 200 CorePower Yoga Teacher Training, Dallas, TX.

February  2012 - August 2014. Gaia Flow Yoga student, teachers Crystal Rae, Ayako Mahtani, and Tanya Peale, Dallas, TX.


Yoga Certification

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance


B.S., Nursing. Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 2004.
B.A., English. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1988.


Special Skills


Guided Meditation


Barre Above certified


CPR/AED certification

Registered Nurse




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