Deidre Spray

Deidre is one of Blue Feather's co-owners. She has loved dancing and movement since she was a kid, and started teaching yoga in 2016. Deidre is earth-conscious and is excited to use her years of retail experience to create a sustainable aerial fitness studio and athleisure shop.

Some of her favorite things . . .

Color:  Blue

Musician:  H.E.R.

TV Show:  Schitt's Creek

Plant:  Chamomile 

Vegan Food:  Kite Hill Jalapeño Cream Cheese

Hobbies:  Swimming, hiking, dancing

Spirit Animal:  Bear

Gemstone:  Moonstone

Aerial Trick:  Vampire Bat

Local Hangout:  Vegan Food House


Sonja Spray

The other co-owner, Sonja has been teaching yoga for more than ten years and took her first trapeze class in 2011. She's so excited to combine her favorite movement practices at BF. Sonja is also an Accessible Yoga certified teacher.

Some of her favorite things . . .

Color:  Green

Musician:  Patty Griffin

Book:  Everything I Never Told You

Plant:  Ferns

Vegan Food:  Rosemary Sourdough

Hobbies:  Pie making, guitar

Spirit Animal:  Owl

Gemstone:  Bloodstone

Aerial Trick:  Georgia Twist

Local Hangout:  CocoAndré


Amanda Johnson

Amanda is a studious yogi who achieved her RYT 200 in 2009, and has since received intensive training in Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga. She holds certifications for Pilates and Cycling too, and was a Division I collegiate athlete–Women’s Crew at UNC (Go Heels!). She's a total geek at heart and loves studying nutrition (spent most childhood summers at science camp), and has read The Lord of the Rings nine times (yes, the whole trilogy). 

Some of her favorite things . . .

Color:  Turquoise

Musician:  Above & Beyond, Deva Premal for mantras

Book:  Pathways to Joy

TV Show:  Outlander

Plant:  Orchids

Vegan food:  P.F. Chang's Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts

Hobbies:  Any and every style of Yoga, Pilates, Barre

Hometown:  Concord, NC

Spirit Animal:  Phoenix

Gemstone:  Turquoise again!

Aerial trick:  Flying Dancer

Local hangout:  Blue Feather, of course! ;)


Carina Torres

A Dallas local and graduate from Booker T. Washington HS, Carina went on to complete her BFA in Dance at Sam Houston State. She's a professional aerialist and dancer, and has performed with companies including Nicolay Dance Works, Cirque Dreams, Lone Star Circus, Garden Bros. Circus and Salto Entertainment.​

Some of her favorite things . . .

Color:  Yellow

Musician:  Bon Iver,  Florence + The Machine

Movie: Nacho Libre

Book: Kite Runner

Plant:  Sunflower 

Hobbies:  Dance, Running

Hometown:  Dallas, TX

Spirit Animal:  Turtle

Gemstone:  Opal

Aerial trick:  Man on the Moon

Local hangout:  Magnolias Sous Le Pont


Tory Lonn

Tory is a thoughtful teacher who has gained experience exploring several yogic approaches. In addition to aerial yoga, she teaches yoga on a mat or a paddle board. She's also a Reiki practitioner and ayurvedic coach.

Some of her favorite things . . .

Color:  All colors

Band:  Hot Sugar

Book:  Move Your DNA 

Plant:  Agave 

Vegan food:  Savory sweet potatoes

Hobbies:  Painting and drawing

Hometown:  I’m a Midwest girl.

Spirit Animal:  Tiger

Gemstone:  Carnelian and bloodstone

Aerial trick:  Savasana

Local hangout:  My home.