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laceyLacey Church

Lacey took her first yoga class in 2005, and has been hooked ever since. Yoga has helped her maintain clarity and balance throughout her life thus far, and this is something she strives to give her students in every class. She completed her 500-hour training in 2009 and emphasizes authentic yogic teachings in her classes. Using a combination of postures, philosophy, and breath, Lacey’s classes will leave you feeling inspired and light.

 

 

andieAndie Landa

I began practicing yoga years ago but true journey didn’t start until just over five years ago when I found a yoga practice that drew an inspiration, energy, and focus I hadn’t experienced before.  This passion led me to the burning desire to teach, to give and share with others what I had discover inside myself with my own practice. That was only the beginning, what an amazing adventure I embarked on training with the knowledge, support, and unbelievable experience of Jeff Martens and a handful of wonderful teachers at Innervision Yoga in their teaching training program in 2009. Completing my teacher training led me to a handful of wonderful experiences teaching family yoga, power, and yin classes in Tucson before coming back to the valley three years ago with my focus on guiding students through hot yoga classes and private lessons.   In addition to my own practice I am currently completing my next 300 hr certification. Forever a student and feeling beyond blessed to be able to teach and share with others!

 

Mind Body - Instructor - Chris SchwannChris Schwan, RYT® 200, has been involved in fitness her entire life, having been a certified aerobics instructor for over 30 years as well as participating in national and state aerobic and fitness competitions. After many years of fitness and weight training, Chris began practicing hot yoga as a way to find more balance in her life, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. After practicing hot yoga for more than a year, she then went on to receive her Hot Yoga Teaching certification through The Jimmy Barkan Method of Hot Yoga in the summer of 2008, and most recently his Level II/III Advanced Vinyasa Flow certification.  Chris is currently a certified personal trainer and an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology and her extensive knowledge in these areas as well as kinesiology and the biomechanics of the muscular system enables her to bring a depth of knowledge of the human body to her students. Chris also has her own private practice in Pediatric Speech Pathology and offers private yoga sessions specializing in corrective alignment & rehabilitation with students & athletes of all levels.

 

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Tammy Gatten

Tammy Gatten is a graduate of Yoga Pura’s 500 hour teacher training, under the guidance of Yogi E (A.K.A Eric Walrabenstein). She has also attended continuing training and education at the Southwest Institute for Healing Arts, and Yoga Nidra Certification through Yoga Pura. Her primary focus is on helping new students become engaged and educated on how Yoga can become an empowering tool for life.

Tammy is committed to the well being of her students through mindful instruction, gentle adjustments, and connecting daily life into intentions to be applied on and off the mat. Whatever the class, students will be cared for and loved, mind, body and soul.

When Tammy is not teaching Yoga, she enjoys every minute she can spend with her husband, two dogs, and two ‘adult’ boys.

 

erinErin Buggy

Not long after Erin awakened to the incredibly transformative power of a regular yoga practice, she became a Yoga Alliance Registered instructor.  Although Erin’s body demands an intense physical practice, her intellectual and spiritual bent do not allow her yoga practice to stop when the asana stops.   It is that ‘something more’ that underpins Erin’s teaching style.  Through a combination of breathing and meditation exercises,  artful living concepts, inspiring and encouraging messages, a deeply heart-centered and intuitive focus, as well as  thoughtfully-arranged asana sequences, Erin strives to give her students that ‘something more’ . Erin gravitates toward teaching slow-flow, experiential classes that expand not only the physical body, but also the mental and emotional bodies, too. As a DONA-approved Postpartum Doula; with a deep-seated passion for guiding women on their journey through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood, Erin also specializes in teaching yoga to expectant and new mothers.

 

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 Amy Cushing

Amy started her yoga practice in 1995, but became a committed practitioner in 2004 when a hectic job encouraged her to find a way to recover from long, stressful days at the office. Driven by a love of the practice, she completed her 200-hour teaching certification with Martin and Jordan Kirk in 2005 and has been teaching ever since. She is also a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Amy’s classes focus on proper alignment and safe movement techniques while also sharing the meditative principles of yoga that help to ease stress and reconnect the body and spirit. Her classes are challenging, fun, and encourage you to “find your edge.” When she’s not teaching yoga, she can be found writing or attempting to be mommy extraordinaire for her two young tots.