Hilda, dharma name Shraddha began teaching in 2005. Her hope is to offer a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. Hilda is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio.
Trainings include: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude, 200-hour teacher training, 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training, Yoga Off the Mat and Into the World with Seane Corn, Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Hilda is an experienced registered yoga teacher E-RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance and has over 1,000 hours teaching experience. She is currently enrolled in a Dharma Community Facilitator program led by Poep Sa Frank Jude and 300-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga Teacher Training at Inner Vision Yoga.
She resides in the Old Pueblo with husband Michael and Shih-Tzu Zipper.
Laurent’s yogic journey began before he stepped on the mat while rock climbing. Through climbing he started to learn the basics of being present. After reading about a climber who practiced Ashtanga Yoga, the seed was planted and the desire to try Yoga led him to his first Hatha class. He immediately saw improvement in his climbing.
In 2009, he started practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Wishing to understand more of the philosophy behind Yoga, he participated in a vinyasa flow teacher training in 2010 and a primary series teacher training with Tim Miller in 2011. He still practices in the Ashtanga tradition, but hopes to convey the beauty of Yoga asana and breath practice in an easily accessible way to share the benefits of a yoga practice.
Still a rock climber, Laurent also mountain bikes, runs and plays guitar when not reading a book about Yoga or walking his dog.
Sheila Chambers brings a lifetime passion for the joy of physical movement and creative expression to her teaching. With skill, maturity and sensitivity, she encourages the natural unfolding of breath, enhanced body awareness and clarity of mind through Hatha yoga.
She supports students in honoring themselves as they are and by empowering the inner teacher to awaken and shine.
Sheila has been influenced by diverse yoga styles and master teachers. Teaching since 2001, Sheila has achieved the 500-hour teaching certification.
“Yoga has given me happiness and inner peace as well as challenges. My practice, my teachers and the yoga community have enriched my life in many ways. With gratitude, I aspire to share through my teaching the blessings that I have received.”
Jenny has been teaching Yoga since 1998. She was certified through the Providence Institute 250-hour Yoga teacher training, Providence Institute’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Individualizing yoga for healing and Maria KaliMa’s Functional Yoga Therapy.
She continues her studies in yoga, especially in pranayama and meditation, with teachers in the Desikachar tradition.
Jenny combines breath-centeredness with her Yoga experience in Iyengar-influenced Yoga and her love of anatomy to help students find their own unique inner alignment, balance, and freedom.
Rose has been teaching yoga for more than seven years and focuses on the therapeutic aspects of the practice, especially Yoga for Mood Management and Yoga for Structural Wellness. Rose is a certified LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, Level 2 and mentor.
She has studied with Maria KaliMa and Rama Jyoti Vernon and for more than eight years with Amy Weintraub. author of Yoga for Depression. Rose assists Amy at numerous programs around the country, teaching as a part of the LifeForce Yoga Practicitioner Training.
Rose teaches classes that increase mindfulness and strength while empowering students to continue yoga in their daily lives.
_Libba began practicing yoga in 2000 as a healthy, no stress on the body alternative to dance. She studied ballet, jazz, modern and choreography and received a bachelor of fine arts in dance, music and drama. She led dance therapy sessions in a psychiatric hospital with inpatient adolescents and adults.
Because of the rewarding benefits - mental, physical and spiritual - she has reaped from her yoga practice, she has a strong desire to share with others the positive impact yoga has to offer the total self.
Becoming a 200-hour certified yoga instructor in 2008, Libba has been guiding others on their yoga path through her beginning/continuing yoga and chair yoga teachings.
Melanie Angel Medeiros
Born in the United States to Portuguese immigrants, Melanie grew up with an appreciation of difference, respect for tolerance and a strong desire to explore the world. She soon discovered that through the practice of Yoga she establishes roots within herself that enable her to make the most of both beautiful and challenging experiences.
Her heart-felt Yoga practice and teaching is grounded in the belief that peace, love and happiness must be attained at the individual level before they can be shared with others, and that Yoga is a way to achieve those goals and change the world.
Melanie’s yoga practice and teaching are greatly inspired by her teachers Lisa Schrempp, David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner. She aspires to share all that she has learned from them, and all her teachers, with her students. She is a 200-hour certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher through the Greenpath Yoga School and a member of the Green Yoga Association. She has taught classes and workshops in Brazil, Europe and the United States. For more about her yoga practice and teaching visit www.halfmoonyogaproject.net.
Sunny has been practicing yoga since 1999. From her first class, she knew she had found a relationship with a life-long practice. She completed a 500-hour teacher training at Inner Vision Yoga, in Chandler, AZ, and continues her studies on a regular basis.
She deeply appreciates her influential teachers along the way: Jeff Martens, Aaron Goldberg, Tias Little, Paul Grilley and Michele Dante.
Sunny's dedication to her yoga practice supported her in healing through some major health issues. This is one reason she chooses to share this practice through teaching. She has a love of the basics and for teaching beginners because of the attention and detail of how poses affect the body, breath, mind and spirit.
Sunny is pursuing a degree in audiology at the University of Arizona
DeeAnne Au Nash
DeeAnne became a certified yoga instructor through Yogafit and is continuing studying Yoga Therapy. She is passionate about the many benefits of Yoga and believes everyone can gain from a Yoga practice.
She believes in creating classes that safely and effectively works all parts of the body. DeeAnne is also trained in prenatal, senior and Yoga for kids.
She lives in Tucson with her husband and two teenagers.
Beatriz began her spiritual journey with Yoga in her early 20s. She started practicing asanas in 2002 with the intention of gaining strength and to improve her overall health. The benefits of yoga have been so valuable in all aspects of her life that she committed to sharing it with others. She has achieved the 200-hour teaching training certification.
Bea believes in respecting the individual body’s unique condition. Her goal is to teach students to practice with inner awareness and safety so they can fully receive the benefits. She emphasizes the connecting breath and movement to experience the present moment and develop steadiness and ease with each pose.
Bea is committed to deepening her own practice by continued study of meditation, pranayama, Yoga philosophy and asana practice with Hatha and Raja Yoga master teacher Chris Coniaris.
“I am humbled and blessed for the many positive benefits Yoga continues to bring into my life. I am also grateful to all my wonderful Yoga teachers and their teachers, for without them, I would not be so deeply inspired and committed to my yogic journey."
Sarah is a holistic health coach and seasoned Yoga instructor in the Tucson area. Through practices of mindfulness, exercise and nutrition, she helps students to discover a calm and healthy functioning of body and mind.
She is certified in corrective exercise and wellness by the CHEK Institute, as an exercise coach and holistic lifestyle coach. Sarah holds a private practice in which she facilitates functional fitness, nutrition counseling, Yoga and meditation.
Kelley has studied with Roger Jahnke, founder of the institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, and she is a certified teacher of Tai Chi Easy and Qigong. Kelley currently teaches Qigong, Tai Chi Easy and Yang 16-Style Tai Chi.
A lifelong fitness enthusiast, Kelley teaches the positive health effects that Tai Chi and Qigong can bring to people. She offers these ancient internal arts to help people live with strength, agility and vitality.
Becky Thomas started practicing Yoga in 1992. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Yoga Connection in 2002. In 2005, Becky completed her 500-hour training with the International Yoga College. Becky is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500-hour level and is a member of the Arizona Yoga Association.
Becky teaches classic Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the breath. Her area of special interest is Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. She has studied Yoga in India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and continues to study at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, N.M.
Becky’s teachings will help you listen to your body and your breath, enabling you to be your own "best" teacher. Becky invites you to join her on the journey of Yoga.
“The beauty of Yoga is that it is adaptable, modifiable and individual. Yoga should not be one size fits all. Yoga is the path to finding balance in your life. The journey is just as important as the destination!”
Visit Becky's website at www.getn2yoga.com.
Nancy is working on her 500-hour Yoga teaching certificate through Kripalu Yoga School in Lenox, Mass. She has been teaching Yoga for seven years in studios, schools, churches, a karate school, a ballet company and an art museum. She has also taught Yoga for long-term care in students’ home in Tacoma, Wash. And if you are up early, you can watch her “Yoga with Nancy” on Access Tucson.
She is an arts integration specialist with the Opening Minds Through the Arts program in the Tucson Unified School District. A Fulbright Scholarship to India began her Yoga interest.
Nancy is a new resident to Arizona. After living in the Pacific Northwest for 40 years, she is happy to live in the sunshine of Tucson and share her journey into peace with others.
After much travel overseas, observing what makes people all over the world happy, calm and accepting of the ups and downs in life,Erin anchored herself in Asia, where she developed a fascination for the good and accepting nature of the general public. Hoping to secure the right kind of attitude toward life, she followed the Indian path of Yoga and let it be her guide as she made her way back home to America. She believes that we are our own best teachers, and if given the tools, we can do amazing things in our Yoga practice and in our lives.
She tries to convey this to her students, coupled with the importance of starting slow and easy, while being mindful of the experience. Bringing awareness of breath into the foreground helps make each session a moving meditation, so that yoga is a journey, an exploration and an unfolding of our innate talents.
MINDFUL YOGA STUDIO'S GUEST WORKSHOP TEACHERS
Michelle has been teaching Yoga full time since 2001. She holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on experiential practices integrating body, mind and spirit.
Michelle is a dedicated student of subtle anatomy, the language of the heart, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the teachings of kindness and compassion, Buddhist psychology, the harmonium and medicinal essential oils, which all inform her teaching and private work.
Michelle’s classes are creative and dynamic. While her classes may be wild and playful, they can also be soft and quiet, all the while inviting a turning within, an opportunity for both stillness and contemplation and a waking up to all aspects of ourselves. She believes in the wisdom of the body, the guidance of the breath and the experience of the heart, and that through yoga and meditation one can hear her own divine teachings.
She has a strong commitment to giving back to her community, locally and globally.
Visit Michelle's website at templelove.wordpress.com
Ramjeet is an energy medicine practitioner through the school of Eden Energy Medicine. She has an individual practice that uses energy techniques that support and balance the body's subtle energy systems to maximize overall health, joy and vitality.
Ramjeet teaches workshops to introduce people to new dimensions of themselves, through the power and language of energy.
Ramjeet has also coined the term "trance-portational artist," which uses the power of energy medicine to guide the observers toward deeper layers of their personal journeys through the power of trance-performance.