Kelsey discovered her passion for yoga in 2009 after suffering from an eating disorder.
She found peace and purpose through her yoga practice, and looks to help others find the same healing power of yoga. Kelsey graduated from Inner Vision Yoga in 2014 and specializes in Yoga Nidra and relaxation meditation. She considers herself a nature lover and says she is “slightly obsessed with trees”, they remind her how we are all deeply rooted with nature. Kelsey enjoys helping others discover the peace and calm that already lies within.
Ryan joined Surya Yoga in June of 2018.
Ryan Fowler was born and raised in Scottsdale. After high school, he lived in San Diego, Argentina, Austin, and Colombia before moving back to Scottsdale in January 2017. Ryan's yoga practice began in search of flexibility and injury prevention for running. He quickly experienced that the benefits of yoga are much more than just physical. His "moving meditation" practice grew, and led him to complete his 200-hour teacher training in ashtanga-based vinyasa yoga. Since then he has studied and taught vinyasa, yin, hot, chair, and kids' yoga. Ryan recently graduated another 200-hour teacher training in kundalini yoga, and in the fall he will begin studying music therapy at ASU. Ryan plans to continue teaching yoga and incorporate this knowledge and experience into his future career.
Tuesday Werner is the owner of Surya Yoga and Wellness.
Tuesday earned her 500-hour certification through Yoga Pura in 2006. Her passion for yoga began around that time and she immediately knew she wanted to share this powerful practice with others. She is a nurse practitioner and loves taking care of her patients and loves to teach academically as well. Tuesday is honored to be a part of Surya Yoga community and to be able to do more services to others through yoga practices. Tuesday spends as much of her free time as possible with family, enjoying outdoors, taking pictures, hiking, and sometimes surfing the Internet.
Azreen started practicing Baptiste Power Yoga in 2008 and has since incorporated Ashtanga, Yin, and Kundalini into her personal practice.
Initially, Yoga started as a physical practice for Azreen, but as she continued on her yoga journey and began to dive deeper into understanding the yoga philosophies it evolved into a much deeper connection and purpose. “It was during the transformation of my body, mind, and spirit that I was inspired to share this practice with others.” She received her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Inner Vision Yoga in 2015. Azreen is registered with Yoga Alliance and is CPR and First Aid certified.
Through the teachings of yoga, Jeanne has witnessed the power of the mind-body connection.
The movement of energy throughout the body allows us to better respond to the ebbs and flows of life. Whether it is taking a deep breath in traffic, or practicing moments of mindfulness during your day, she believes the real yoga happens off the mat. She is humbled and grateful to yoga’s life-changing benefits in her own life. Jeanne’s attuned awareness of the world around her can be seen through her yoga teachings. Her classes are adaptive and fluid as she brings her students to their edge while giving them the space to fully embrace their inner beauty and strength. Jeanne is registered as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. Her classes are Hatha based, including gentle, flow, yin and restorative. She is a certified Yoga Nidra facilitator trained in the official Amrit Method.
Amy’s journey into Yoga began as a student at At One Yoga in 2004.
Practicing daily, Amy almost immediately realized the physical and emotional benefits that Yoga brought to her life. Over the next decade, Amy learned primarily from Alex Austin, Jenn Chiarelli, John Salisbury, Desiree Lapre, Hillary Ryan, and Anton Mackey. Amy graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2011 and from Anahata Soul’s Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. Amy is passionate about using the healing arts to transform pain and dis-ease that gets stuck in the physical body into new, healthy Life Force Energy. In her yoga classes, she focuses on staying connected to Breath as a medicinal technique of clearing and cleansing energy. Amy believes that linking breath with movement, accompanied by vibrant music, is one of the most amazing ways to completely restore the physical body, the mind, and the spirit.
Tara began practicing yoga in 2010 while rehabing a back problem.
She was very apprehensive about the practice but thankfully landed in the class of a very experienced teacher, both personally and professionally. Tara felt completely at ease and safe in class and she strives to create that same safe place for all her students, no matter what their ability or experience level. “If you can breath, you can do yoga.” Tara took her 500 hour teacher training in 2014 and her Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training in 2015. Tara is thankful every day for the physical and mental benefits of yoga. The tools of yoga have helped her tremendously in dealing with a chronic spinal problem. Safety is her number one priority in classes and she utilizes a number of props to help her students access poses in ways that work for their individual bodies. Tara strives to demonstrate how the techniques that are practices ON the mat can be taken OFF the mat into our everyday lives. She has taught chair yoga and cat yoga!!
Linner discovered yoga in 2012 when she was in the search for a physical practice to keep her body healthy.
She tried Pilates and other different fitness classes but when she took her first yoga class, her life changed in so many ways. She discovered the deeper benefits of yoga and it gave her so much more than she expected. Linner explored many different yoga styles including flow, power vinyasa, rocket, dharma, gentle restorative, yin, aerial yoga (Aero Yoga) , rush, kundalini and ashtanga. She had the opportunity to practice and learn from great teachers like Alexandra Knafo (founder of All You Can Yoga) and Yoshio Hama and Maryangel Ruiz (Teachers at Dharma Yoga Center New York, with Sri Dharma Mittra). She took different studies to compliment her yoga training. She received her certificate at Thetahealer (ThetaHealing® Technique created by Vianna Stibal) and Art therapy with mandalas. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Urban Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Michele discovered Yoga, quite by accident, in the early spring of 2013.
Looking for a new healthy way to de-stress, she was instantly hooked. Her home studio taught a well-rounded view of Yoga including health, flexibility and proper form (inspired by Iyengar), to meditation, Yogic philosophy and how to take the practice off the mat and into daily life. Since her introduction to yoga, Michele has trained to teach basic and beginner Yoga, Yoga for kids, various forms of meditation, chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and has a speciality teaching people diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. She is a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Jennifer took her first yoga class in January 2005 and she was instantly hooked on the practice.
She had never experienced the peace of mind that she felt during savasana of that first class. All these years later and she hasn't gone more than a few days without yoga. She has practiced and studied many different forms of yoga from Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Yin, Restorative, and Kundalini. After six years of consistent practice, Jennifer became a 200 hour certified Yoga Instructor in December of 2010 through Sumits Yoga. She feels that teaching yoga was an extension of her own yoga practice. She has now instructed over 3000 yoga classes. Jennifer is also a Certified Lifestyle Educator and has worked with over 500 people on an individual basis to help guide them on a natural lifestyle. This includes education on diet, supplements, and chemical free living. She found natural health in 2002 and it drastically changed her life for the better. She suffered from many different ailments prior to this and she was able to find freedom from all those ailments using natural medicine.
I believe that we have one body and it needs our love and care.
I believe that we have one body and it needs our love and care; that movement, stretching and strengthening is the key to a healthy, pain free life. I am a YogaWorks certified yoga teacher and have been teaching for over 14 years in Arizona. I’ve done numerous workshops and trainings on anatomy, biomechanics and range of motion to provide a safe and mindful yoga program to my students. I lead classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. I’m grateful of all my teachers and all the students who have been present through my journey. My life and work have been entirely inspired by my two boys and my loving husband, who is my rock.