Sonia Azad
An Emmy-award winning journalist, Sonia is a Dallas-based health & wellness television reporter for ABC-affiliate WFAA.
Additionally, Sonia is a certified yoga instructor who has been practicing for more than 15 years. Her introduction came during her time in the dance department at The University of Texas at Austin.  Since then, Sonia has experienced various disciplines of yoga around the world—from Nicaragua, to France, Mexico and The Netherlands.

Sonia’s passion is guiding beginners through their discovery of movement. A trained dancer and marathon runner, Sonia’s gentle, alignment-based Vinyasa flow classes are the perfect cross-training grounds for athletes who may just be stepping into yoga classes for the first time. Her classes are designed not to further aggravate the body, but instead to foster grounds for healing and opening — in the body and the mind. She believes that through a consistent practice, students can translate the gifts discovered on the mat into living with more presence, patience, gratitude and courage off the mat.

Sonia holds advanced degrees from Northwestern University’s law school and Medill School of Journalism.  She has merged her love of healthy living, adventure travel, yoga & storytelling to offer a dynamic and mindful series of classes for this retreat.


Sonia’s calm demeanor and appreciation for every thing and every one around her helped bond our group and ground us in our practice — both on and off the mat. An accomplished yoga practitioner and teacher, Sonia is astute at reading the needs of each individual and catering to everyone to ensure a wonderful experience for all. She is selfless, compassionate, and downright fun to be around.
– Maggie C.

Sonia is a rock star! She’s an amazing teacher, has a very deep understanding of Yoga. She is very gentle, compassionate and kind-hearted. She is very mindful of the needs of each individual participant and is always focussed on making the experience as meaningful as possible for everyone.
– Lori N