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CHERYL WALTERS – ERYT500, CYI, C-IAYT, YACAPteachers-classes

Cheryl Walters is the owner and director of Lotus Bloom Yoga Studio. Cheryl has been teaching yoga for over two decades, is a Certified Anusara Teacher and has directed Yoga Teacher Training Programs locally for over 10 years. Cheryl’s life has been deeply enriched by the many gifts of yoga. As a result she has been teaching and sharing these gifts in the Prescott, Arizona area since 2001. Her life was transformed when she discovered Anusara Yoga, falling in love with the unique blend of Universal Principles of Alignment and the philosophy of Intrinsic Goodness. Cheryl has a remarkable gift for inspiring her students to embody the practice of yoga, not just on their mats but in their lives – to truly live their yoga. Cheryl shines with her joy for life and love of people, and is passionate about the transformation that exists within the practice of yoga. Her classes enliven the body, mind and heart; celebrating beauty in all its diversity. Cheryl honors all who have been a presence in her life, acknowledging everyone especially her students as her greatest teachers. Cheryl also has been in the field of integrated therapies and holistic healing arts for over 25 years, she has a local private practice as a Conscious Living Coach and as an Intrinsic Breathwork practitioner. RYT Teacher Trainer, yoga series and workshop facilitator. cheryl-v seperation-line

Cheryl_1749_2CHERYL VAN DEMARK – ERYT500, CYI, PT, C-IAYT, YACAPteachers-classes

Cheryl is credentialed with the Yoga Alliance at an E-RYT500 level as a Registered Yoga Teacher and Educator.  As a Yoga Therapist, she serves as a faculty member for Integrative Yoga Therapy where she received her credential. Cheryl is also a practicing Physical Therapist with a Master’s degree in physical education and exercise science.  She has enjoyed over 30 years of helping individuals optimize alignment, restore movement, build strength and cultivate a balance in body, mind and spirit to pursue joyful living. Cheryl received her undergraduate and graduate education in physical therapy through Northern Arizona University.  Cheryl’s uses her Integrative Health and Yoga training  to empower clients with self care to complement their health care.  Her perspective as a physical therapist and experience as a health educator enable her to adapt Yoga practices and explain philosophy to bring the many health benefits of Yoga into the mainstream. Cheryl received her initial 200 hr Yoga teacher training through Yoga Shala in Prescott under Cain Carroll.  She guest lectures on anatomy for yoga teacher training programs. Cheryl is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the International Association of Yoga Therapists and The American Physical Therapy Association. Learn more about Cheryl by going to: healthinmotionaz.com or vidyayogaretreats.com RYT Teacher Trainer, yoga series and workshop facilitator. cheryl-v

 

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Colleen_1765_2COLLEEN MCHORNEY – RYT 500, CYIteachers-classes, LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, Trauma Specialist

Colleen received her 500 hour training at Lotus Bloom Yoga and studied with Amy Weintraub for her certification as a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner. She is devoted to the studentship of teaching and offers each class as a tribute to her learning. Specializing in using evidence-based yogic tools, Colleen’s classes focus on creating a more balanced mental state. Colleen has a special passion for using yogic philosophy and techniques to work with anxiety and depression. She also works with those in addiction recovery to facilitate this journey of healing. It is her belief that every time we practice, we have the opportunity to find ourselves home in who we truly are, which is divine.
Colleen has immersed herself in the study of mantras, breathwork and physical practice, using a holistic approach to her time on and off the mat for radiant healing practices. In addition, she leads workshops in exploring the chakras for healing in the emotional body. Her offerings at Lotus Bloom Yoga studio integrate the whole self in a dynamic flow class, as well as a supportive chair yoga class for seniors.

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Shinay_1771_2SHINAY TREDEAU – teachers-classesRYT500, CYI, Yoga Health Coach, Author, Dancer, Body Activist

Shinay’s love for the human is matched only by her love for travel. She is a women who’s not afraid to tell the truth about herself. As a yoga teacher, dance teacher and body activist, Shinay believes that the body is the way in not the way out. As a Yoga Health Coach, Shinay holds space for artists and entrepreneurs to recommit to a life of creativity without the burnout, stress, or hangover. Her question to you is, “How do you want to live in your body for this lifetime?” Through her work as a yoga teacher, yoga health coach, author, artist, dancer and body activist, Shinay explores such concepts as how to have a body, the body knows, yoga and psyche, food as medicine, and group work for personal transformation. Shinay loves asking hard questions. A a writer, Shinay tells true stories about herself and others, with the desire to breath more life into the world. Shinay loves yoga because it is an art and science of continual transformation and refinement at any age. Shinay has a “home base” in Northern Arizona with her husband, Jesse, where they enjoy cooking and playing outside. Together, and separately, they travel the world because the act of changing location broadens their perspective on life. Shinay is the co-author of, Women Challenge the Lie: 8 Radical Moves to Get Beyond “Never Good Enough.” Learn more about Shinay by going to: shinaytredeau.com

seperation-lineJulie_1779_2JULIE HEPPE (Swami Samudrananda) – ERYT200, RYT500, YACAP

Julie has been teaching and studying all aspect of yoga since the late 80’s when she came upon the Temple of Kriya yoga in Chicago. It was there she became a devotee of Goswami Kriyananda and the teachings of Kriya Yoga. She has since been ordained as Swami Samudrananda, a spiritual name bestowed upon her after years of self study and disciplined practices. It was during this time when she became passionate about the ancient philosophy of yoga and began to facilitate workshops & assist in spiritual guidance across the country. She recently arrived to Prescott via the west coast of Florida where she co-owed a yoga studio, lead teacher training’s, workshops, group & private classes with the most wonderful groups of people! You will find that Julie incorporates many styles of teaching into her classes. She has enjoyed the alignment of Iyengar, the discipline of Ashtanga, the energizing flow of vinyasa and the victorious breaths of Kundalini. Her classes are accessible to all levels of students and teachers.
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Andi_1816_2ANDIE COOPER – RYT200, CYI

Andie began practicing yoga in 2004. She enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 and began teaching right out of the gate. She loves being a teacher and a student! Over the past 14 years, she has attended countless yoga classes, workshops and emersions focusing on inversions, arm balances, backbends, anatomy and much more.

Andie’s passion for life and yoga are reflected in her teaching style. Her classes weave together Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara methods, creating a well-balanced practice. She has a straightforward approach to teaching and crafts classes that are fun, challenging and packed with practical alignment cues.
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Amy_1809_2AMY MCVICKERS – RYT500, CYIteachers-classes

Amy started her yoga training in 2015. She fell in love with not only how yoga helped heal her body, but also brought forth a sense of peace and calm to her busy mind. Amy is completing her Yoga Alliance 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Lotus Bloom Yoga, which will reach completion in August 2016. She is also a practicing Physical Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education. For the last 21 years, Amy has found joy in helping individual’s access their physical environment through their greatest form of mobility and assistive technology. Amy attended Yoga of the Heart, Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training with Nischala Joy Devi, and became certified in teaching yoga to people living with heart disease, cancer, and other health impairments. She is inspired by the health benefits of Yoga practices and gains great strength in the remembrance of caring and honoring oneself that is rooted deep within its philosophy. She is grateful for the opportunity to share Yoga with her community.

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Ali-Kate_1757_rALI KOPINTO – RYT200, CYIteachers-classes

Ali started her journey with yoga in 2005, taking her first yoga classes with Rachel Peters and Cheryl Walters. She earned a 200 hour yoga teaching certification at Lotus Bloom Yoga in 2016. During the summer of 2016 she attended a restorative yoga teacher training at Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA. These trainings offered her a healing space to go inward to practice meditative and restorative poses. Her findings were that the constant buzz from life lessened as her practice deepened. Sharing this knowledge with other practitioners of yoga is her main goal, taking the time to look deeper into our habits to create positive change. She continues to attend trainings and workshops regarding meditation, Ayurveda and yoga.
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Will has been formally studying meditation and scripture with his teachers for three decades. He teaches yogic and Buddhist philosophy throughout the world. Known for bringing humor and light-heartedness into his teaching style he strives to show the relevance of ancient scripture in our day-to-day lives. Will has completed almost four accumulative years of silent and solitary meditation practice. Learn more about Will by going to: willduncan.org
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monicaMONICA COLOMBO – RYI-500, CYI

Monica began practicing yoga in 2003.  She started leading classes in 2008.  She continues to stay current in her education by attending workshops, trainings, and retreats.  Her best teachers have been her students and all of the face plants landed.

In August 2017 she relocated to Skull Valley from Surprise, Az.  The simpler living and much slower paced environment bring peace and joy to her.
Monica Shares that the teachings of this science and art,  we call Yoga, was not an instant fulfillment for her.  Nothing happened quickly in her journey.  She also shares that to enjoy the fruits of our practice,  we have to commit to it.  To be able to step onto our mat, even though we had a challenging day, does not come easy.  To be able to slow the chatter in our minds.  To arrange our bodies into an uncomfortable posture and work on becoming comfortable.  To invite spaciousness and breath to the dark crevices in our body.  To study ourselves in a deeper awareness.  All of this requires commitment, even through uncertainty of the outcome.  There are no promises and no guarantees.
Yoga welcomes patience,  love, vulnerability, forgiveness, compassion, healing and dedication.  Our mats hold space for us, to show up just the way we arrive.  And through consistency and hard work, we slowly begin to chip away the layers that cover our true, divine nature.  We begin to win on the battlefield of the mind.
Monica’s classes are inspired by Ashtanga, Anusara, and Hatha.
She incorporates into the practice of meditation, pranayama and visualization techniques.  These combined work synergistically together to raise your vibrational energy.  Leaving you feeling strong, powerful and open.  As a yoga teacher, she wants her students to know that she is a student as well.  And that the work of balance is a continuation of learning and healing herself.
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mary-joMARY JO MULLIGAN – ERYT500, CYI, YACAP

Mary Jo has been teaching yoga for over twenty years and began practicing yoga twenty-five years ago. She strives to improve the balance, strength and flexibility of each class participant to calm the mind and improve overall health and wellness. Mary Jo is E-RYT 500 certified through Yoga Alliance, the highest yoga teaching certification level. She is one of a small number of India certified Ashtanga yoga teachers worldwide through the kpjayi.org of Mysore, India. Mary Jo’s other yoga training and background includes teacher trainings & workshops with several world-recognized teachers from the Viniyoga/Desikachar and Iyengar yoga traditions, including Yoga Sutra study, Vedic chanting, and Sanskrit. Additional accomplishments include: Master of Arts in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM; Therapeutic Teacher Training for Seniors, Duke Integrative Health, Durham, NC; Yoga Works Teacher Training Program, Santa Monica, CA; Instruction in Exercise Science certificate from University of California, San Diego; current CPR/First Aid certified.

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RAM DAS KAUR:

Ram Das Kaur received her Level I Kundalini Yoga KRI certification in June of 2000 and has obtained four of the five Level II KRI certified practitioner modules. She has taught in Phoenix and Prescott since 2000 and states, “I love Kundalini Yoga because this technology cuts through life’s confusion and distortion and has the potential to polish us and that creates happiness”. She is Reiki III trained since 2008, teaches and performs poi spinning with Breath of Fire poi spinning troupe and is a registered nurse.
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Teri_1754_2TERI VASKE – RYT200, CYI

Teri began her yoga journey in 2015 at Lotus Bloom Yoga. From the moment she stepped on her yoga mat for the first time under the guidance of Cheryl Walters and Beth Rossi she began transforming. She found yoga was healing her body and nourishing her soul. At the first opportunity she enrolled in the 200-Hour Teacher Training / Intensive Studies Program at Lotus Bloom Yoga led by Cheryl Walters, graduating May 2017. Her journey inward intensified as she gained insight into identifying and the courage to let go of the deep layers of long held beliefs, emotions, doubts and fears that had been holding her back, keeping her from realizing and achieving her full potential.

Teri found her calling in Restorative Yoga; it spoke to her & ignited her passion. She furthered her knowledge and education obtaining her Certification in Restorative Yoga at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA in July, 2017. She finds great joy sharing her passion as she guides her students through a series of restorative postures. Her passion is further evidenced in her attention to individual students as she assists them for maximum comfort and support. For a healing restorative yoga practice incorporating the art of deep breathing into each posture; Teri invites her students to breath into any tight, tense areas they may feel in each pose, allowing them to open up blockages and create space within.

Teri has an unquenchable desire for knowledge and learning. She continues to attend yoga classes, seminars, and workshops in her thirst for knowledge. Much of her applied knowledge and learning comes from her mentors; her students; her family and life experiences.

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Donna is passionate about yoga.  Her style of teaching is a mindful, alignment based flow,  suitable for all levels, with a dose of laughter mixed in!  She grew up on the east coast in  NJ, went to school in the southeast, met her husband and moved to California for 23  years, and has now happily landed in Prescott, AZ!

Donna holds a Master‛s degree in exercise and sport sciences, with an emphasis in sports medicine and athletic training.  She has over 600 hours of formal yoga training and has been teaching yoga for over 13 years.  She is a certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy, an experienced yoga teacher registered  through Yoga Alliance, a certified Relax and Renew Trainer® through Judith Hanson  Lasater, Ph.D., and a certified mat pilates instructor through Pilates Academy International.

Over the past 7 years, Donna has focused on yoga therapy in a private setting, working one-on-one or in small group classes.  Donna‛s deep understanding of anatomy and alignment and vast range of tools from her educational background give tremendous depth to her  teaching and allows her to support and connect with her students.  She also enjoys the energy and community of group classes, and teaches at community colleges, yoga studios, and fitness centers.
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Rachel_1829_2RACHEL PETERS – ERYT500, CYI

Rachel is a Certified Yoga Teacher by the Yoga Alliance, was certified in Anusara Yoga in 2007 and is a certified and practicing Yoga Health Coach, certified through the Worldwide Association of Yoga Health Coaches. She has been studying and practicing asana since 1998 and teaching regularly in Prescott since 2001. She currently is teaching asana classes in Prescott and online courses in Ayurvedic Living. Her classes are inspiring, challenging and applicable to all domains of life. She continues to study with Christina Sell, Paul Muller-Ortega and Cate Stillman on her lifelong path as a student of yoga and ayurvedic living. Learn more about Rachel by going to: rachelpeters.yoga