John has been teaching at the Yoga Studio since it began with 4 students in Spa 80. Notwithstanding his persistent insubordination and general incompetence, he's managed to avoid getting fired through multiple owners. His yoga studies began at a Kundalini school in New York in the mid-80's and since has done multiple Para Yoga Master Trainings with Rod Stryker, completed the 200 hr Black Hills Yoga School training, a 100 hr Anusara Immersion, and many workshops around the country. He also admits to shamelessly stealing sequences and cues from "the vixen of vinyasa" and "queen of core". When not engaged in yoga, he is a lawyer, father, husband, and grandfather.
Brittney started practicing yoga in 2011 and continued practicing throughout college. She attended her first teacher training in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica during a 30 day immersive YTT. She completed 200 hours of training and when she returned, found the Yoga Studio. She has been teaching since 2017 and loves the diversity found within the yoga community.
Leslie earned her 200 hr YTT from Power Life Yoga in Des Moines, IA. Her training focused on Power Yoga, with additional hours in Yin Yoga, Bikram Hot Yoga, and meditation. Her favorite part of Power Yoga is the connection of the prana (breath) with the asana (movement.) Leslie found yoga during a tough time in life, giving her a positive outlet to heal. She teaches in hopes that she can give that to others.
DEBRA FRANCIS RYT500
Debra has 500 hr YTT with Black Hills Yoga School. She looks for radiance and beauty in each student's practice. Each class is intended as an opportunity to use breath and movement for students to connect deeply to mind and body leaving class feeling awesome in their bodies. Debra loves the quote, "Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" by Mary Oliver.
Melanie has been a yoga teacher for over 35 years. As a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, a Certified International Association of Yoga Therapists (1200 hr), a Phoenix Rising Yoga Life Mentor, Emotional Resolution Instructor, a lifelong student of the body and energy medicine, she appreciates being part of the Yoga Studio and helping students deepen profound presence with themselves and others.
LEXI BERRY RYT200
Lexi has a 200 hr training with Black Hills Yoga School, is certified in Buti Yoga, and has 12 hours of Kids Yoga training. She is approximately 10 years into her own personal practice and she loves all things yoga. She enjoys encouraging her students to approach their mats with childlike curiosity.
TIFFANY TRASK RYT200, CYT 95 HR.
Tiffany obtained her 200 hours from Black Hills Yoga School and has continued education in children's yoga from Asanas for Autism & Special Needs. Tiff is passionate about accessibility and inclusivity and wants everyone to know and feel like they can live their yoga.
CAT CATTINGTON RYT300
Cat completed her 300 hour with Black Hills Yoga School and has continued education of 55 hours kids yoga, 50 hours yin yoga, and 30 hours accessible yoga training. Cat loves the feeling of her fingers spread and pressed into the earth while she unwinds her whole body with her breath.