About Us

Healthy Transformations!

After 30 years, Carol bade farewell to corporate America in 2015 devoting her time and energy to yoga and helping people find happiness through health.  In 2013, Carol’s husband Trellis “Frank”, seeing his wife’s motivation and passion, started building what was to become Circle Y Yoga Ranch.  He is the quintessential supporter and manager of the most beautiful studio, cantina, pavillion and waterfront imaginable!  It is the first and only Stand Up Paddle facility in Parker County, Texas and quite the eclectic paradise!

Circle Y is a place to journey toward lifelong healthy transformations with a supportive community. With a variety of opportunities, we host gatherings and events in the studio or cantina and you can often find bonfires, games, music and fun!  Dogs Molly, Annabel Lee, Willie Nelson and horses Corporate and Pea Eye keep an eye on things as clients and visitors enjoy the cantina patio.   “We feel fortunate and grateful to the God-given opportunity to indulge ourselves and others in a serene environment exploring healthy transformations.”

Pause … Breathe … Pray

Mission Statement

To provide learning opportunities for people to help themselves transform through life more mindfully equipped with knowledge, skills and inner resources to respond to life’s challenges, perpetuate examples of living well and share what they know



Circle Y Yoga Teachers

  • Carol Holmes, E-200 RYT, 500 RYT Weatherford, Texas

    Carol is founder and teacher at Circle Y Yoga Ranch, ATLAS CPR Training and executive director of Connect Camp for Adults with Dementia.  

    Consultations and Health Assessment provide opportunity for Carol to focus on helping people on their health journey.  Using the power of movement, breath, awareness, meditation, prayer, nutrition and instilling the practice of making small life changes  toward weight-loss, she journeys with students in the studio, on stand-up paddle boards and on hikes to reach their goals and sustainable lifelong transformations.

    She loves teaching seniors, working professionals, expecting mothers and military and first responders and families who are challenged with physical impairments and post-traumatic stress, as well as, preparing Texas Army National Guard for deployment and substitute teaching at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Fort Worth. 

    Training & credentials:

    • Certified Health Coach
    • Yoga Warriors International Instructor
    • Warriors At Ease Instructor
    • 500 RYT, YogaYoga, Austin, TX
    • E-200 RYT, Indra's Grace, Weatherford, TX
    • Yin Yoga Teacher, YogaYoga, Austin, TX
    • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
    • Pranayama, Jeff Migdow, MD & Chase Bossart
    • Restorative Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasiter
    • Prenatal Yoga, YogaYoga, Austin
    • American Heart Association Instructor
    • Juice Plus+ Distributor
    • Young Living Essential Oils Star Member

Guest Teachers

  • Susie Willmott, RYT
    Weatherford, Texas

    'Bio Coming Soon'

  • Kirstie Cleary
    Ayurvedic Lifestyle Practitioner & Restorative Yoga Teacher Wellington, New Zealand

    Kirstie is a health consultant with an emphasis in helping people learn and support their unique constitution and bettering their lifestyles. After traveling and studying on many continents, she shares her passion for restorative yoga that provides rest and restores the body, mind & spirit toward optimum functionality.

  • Gerri Stripling, RYT
    Weatherford, Texas

    'Bio Coming Soon'

  • Ruth Romo, RYT
    El Paso, Texas

    Ruth teaches yoga at both Casa de Yoga East and West. She is an Orientation & Mobility Specialist working with blind individuals. At the Mentis Rehabilitation Facility for Traumatic Brain Injuries, Ruth enjoys teaching therapeutics.

  • Rebecca Thomas, RYT
    Weatherford, Texas

    'Bio Coming Soon'

  • Sarah Beth Gresham West, RN
    Burleson, Texas

    Sarah Beth is the founder and co-owner of ATLAS CPR Training, a company that offers experience and teaches skills that saves lives.  As an experienced medical and surgical registered nurse certified in rehabilitation, she has practiced at a nationally recognized Rehabilitation Hospital, working with patients experiencing a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions including Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury (ATBI). Her true passion for nursing is helping patients learn to function at their highest possible capacity.

    She also enjoys teaching various CPR and First Aid courses to businesses, individuals and medical professionals interested or requiring certification.  Her experience provides excellent “real world” insight!

    A native Texan and avid 'foodie', she loves spending time with her two children and enjoys camping and ‘poker nights’ with good friends.


Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying About...



CONNECT CAMP

Carol - Thank you very much for the online meeting (during COVID-19). Pat was singing all the songs and actually remembered the words. She enjoyed it very much. Thanks again for doing this, we will join you each time, you’re an awesome dudette. - Tom


YOGA

Carol, you're the best! - David


YOGA

Class was great. Using the breath, working the core helped me balance. Looking forward to Wednesday's class for lot of variety! - Helen


WARRIORS AT EASE YOGA

Thanks Carol for a great event! To stop and hear the birds, see them flying above, looking into the trees to see their leaves flapping in the wind. To see the small planes, fly over and wonder who’s in it. Being able to touch and feel the grass/ground. Looking up at the beautiful blue sky seeing the moon up above.


YOGA

I love this place, wish I would have found it sooner!  ~ Ronald

YOGA 

Carol is a lovely person and fabulous yoga instructor. You'll feel right at home the moment you walk in the door. Circle Y Yoga studio is the perfect environment to find peace and calm. The space and property are breathtaking and the atmosphere welcoming. Highly recommended!


CPR

I attended a CPR AHA certification class here today. Carol is an excellent, confident and thorough instructor and provided the most hands on experience I've ever received in a CPR course (I've taken two previously). Her studio is gorgeous and was a very relaxing place to learn. She also offers a complimentary stand up paddle or studio yoga class to CPR and BLS certification students. Highly recommend!  ~ Linky


YOGA 

After two back surgeries which resulted in nerve damage & two knee surgeries I found Carol Holmes at her studio at Circle Y Yoga.  From her trained instruction, I have been able to rehabilitate my back greater than my two years in physical therapy. My flexibility level and alleviation of pain further encourages me to continue classes with Carol.

This year I had surgery on both feet & Carol came to my home to work with me in “chair yoga” to keep weight off my feet yet use poses for circulation & blood flow to encourage healing to my feet. I would encourage anyone considering yoga to improve the health & strength of both mind & body to consider Circle Y Yoga. Certainly anyone can benefit from Carol’s expertise & knowledge.   ~ Kay

CONNECT CAMP
You do a fabulous job Carol. Not only do you arrange amazing projects for our campers (dementia family members) but it's pretty obvious how much you care about each one... I'm certain no one else could put as much time, energy and love into each and every session.  ~ Ceri

CONNECT CAMP
 I am extremely grateful. We'll definitely be back. And I find my solo time is a huge help. Thank you so much.  ~ Sherry

 CONNECT CAMP 
Carol. I am grateful for the opportunity you've provided to meet friends for lunch and do a little clothes shopping.  ~ Sherry

CONNECT CAMP
My husband is definitely enjoying Connect Camp. I can't thank you enough for providing this opportunity for him. Thanks so much for the photos. I forwarded them to our kids, and they'll be thrilled to have them. You're just the BEST!   ~ Sherry
CONNECT CAMP
Your thoughtfulness and big hearts for our loved ones are more meaningful than you can know...you are so appreciated...good tidings for the New Year!
CORPORATE STRETCH 4 SUCCESS!"

We have used Carol and Atlas CPR training for our office staff training. She is very thorough and respectful of your time resulting in an exemplary experience. Her stand up paddle board yoga was a fantastic experience!"

- Dr. Joel Kleven from Kleven Chiropractic,LLC

YOGA

"Carol's studio is a good place to relax, but she also gives back to the community, which is always a plus for me."
 - Lisa Bell of NOW Magazine