Vicki fell in love with yoga over two decades ago, and has been teaching it since 2000. As a Sedona newbie (recent L.A. transplant), she is beyond ecstatic to be teaching here and experiencing the sacred beauty and energy of the red rocks every day. A daily practitioner, Vicki finds peace of mind and heart on her mat and has even reversed much of her scoliosis over the years! She has taught almost every style and level of yoga, and has become a huge chakra enthusiast. She’s the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ and offers chakra info and products on her website, chakraboosters.com. Vicki loves sharing yoga with her students. It has been the single most transformational force in her life, and she’s hoping it will do the same for you! _________________________________________________________________________________
Dani Gray (Rukmini Devi)
The practice of Dharma Yoga found Dani in 2010, and after her very first class, she began to immerse herself in it. She discovered, through deep self-practice, that this tradition of yoga is an incredibly powerful tool for transformation – like nothing else she has ever experienced. After observing the way her life began to shift for the better in every aspect, she naturally felt a deep calling to share this practice with others. She participated in Dharma Mittra’s 200-hour “Life of a Yogi” teacher training program in June 2011 (completing her certification the following May); and she completed her 500-hour certification in May 2013. She studied extensively with Sri Dharma Mittra this past summer, attending his advanced 800-hour training in August. Additionally, she has over 18 years of experience studying dance & movement, which greatly informs her yoga instruction, especially in the aspects of anatomy and alignment.
Since the turn of the century, Tamara has been passionately involved in the healing arts as a path to empowerment, inner and outer strength, radiant joy and compassionate love. In her healing sessions, whether in a group class or one-on-one, Tamara incorporates a variety of techniques including Ayurvedic healing, Thai massage, neuromuscular massage, cranial sacral therapy, energy work, mindfulness meditation and yoga. Her integrative approach to yoga blends many styles including traditional Hatha, alignment based power yoga, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, free flow Vinyasa and Intuitive movement. Tamara is experienced helping people with a variety of needs such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, PTSD and other nervous system disorders, digestive imbalances, women’s health, perimenopause and hormonal balancing. Coming from former career paths as a landscape architect, organic farmer, canyoneering guide, rape crisis counselor, and “Safe Touch” community educator, Tamara’s eclectic background contributes to her ability to serve diverse populations and their unique needs. Tamara lives and works in Sedona, AZ. For more information, visit www.tamarafaust.com
A KRI Certified Yoga Instructor, with 5 years of personal experience. In her classes, she weaves mantra with music, and other fun surprises throughout the series. Kundalini Yoga is all about freeing energy flow in the body to experience the totality of life. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan has accelerated her spiritual growth exponentially, and given her the grace and restored her power to serve and uplift others on their path of awakening. This massive healing and shift has brought her from the darkest times to the brightest, where she now stands strong and radiates her love of the divine connection within all. Her passion is to share this technology to serve, inspire, and uplift others to live in their highest excellence, divinity, and joy!
It is your birthright to be happy, healthy, and holy!
Aya is a Global Renaissance artist and Celebration yogi, known as the creator of the StarWheel neo-mandalas. The founder of the educational non-profit StarWheel Foundation and of the online School of Sacred Geometry, Aya holds the vision of an International Campus of Celebratory Arts.
A native of France, Aya commenced his professional life as Attaché to the French Embassy in Singapore. While at the embassy he realized that his life calling was to be an ambassador of the universal spirit, rather than a diplomacy executive… Quitting his career, Aya embarked on a long vision quest that took him around the world to visit a variety of sacred locations & peoples and to receive inspiration & transformation from many spiritual teachers.
In 1985, in Santa Monica, CA, Aya was graced with a life-changing spiritual vision prompting him to create a family of airbrushed neo-mandala paintings: the “StarWheels”. This unique collection of harmonic geometry templates, with a galactic overtone, now comprises 108 large paintings. The whole series can be seen on the gallery of the website (www.starwheels.com) and has been published in Japan in a Tarot deck format (www.starwheelmandalas.com).
Moving to Sedona, Arizona, in 1997, Aya has been involved with many sacred arts projects, classes & community events as well as the Peace Garden Arboretum. In 2005, Aya founded the School of Sacred Geometry (www.schoolofsacredgeometry.org) offering online access to an Encyclopedia of Sacred Geometry, a certification option and personal coaching.
Aya’s visionary dream, supported by his non-profit educational organization, The StarWheel Foundation, is the co-creation of an international eco-village teaching and celebrating the “Arts of Life”: yogas, meditation, eco-organic life-styles, cooperation & community spirit, loving kindness, creative sacred arts, harmonic wisdom, laughter & playfulness… As a green, sustainable environment, the Campus will encourage young people of all nations to develop their universal consciousness and thus contribute to a new, spirited, life-respecting global civilization on Earth (www.starwheelfoundation.org).
After his re-discovery of Yoga, Partner Yoga and AcroYoga, Aya took his Yoga Teacher’s Training in Bali in 2012 and is now blissfully dancing the Body Divine. Aya is currently the AcroYoga.org Jam coordinator for Sedona and a teacher of yoga and yoga swing asanas.
Blessings of Celebration!
Anna has been practicing yoga for 7+ years all over the country. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 and has since expanded her skills sets to include Myofascial Release, Reiki, and Postural Restoration. Earning her 200 hour teacher training certification from the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Studio in Sedona, AZ, and her 500 hour training in Bali she continues to evolve spiritually, mentally and physically as a student and practitioner. She also loves peacocks and goji berries!
As a spiritual scientist, Thomas Wisbey’s approach to 6+ years of yoga practice has evolved from a cross training exercise to the more subtle awareness of union between reality and the Self. After using yoga to rapidly recover from a near-fatal blood clot and knee injury in 2013, Thomas was inspired to share the gift of yoga to the world and went on to earn his 200 hour Hatha yoga teacher training certificate from 7 Centers Yoga Arts Studio in Sedona the following year.
Since graduating with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2015, Thomas has been actively working towards bridging the gap between science and spirituality by delving into psychic & shamanic studies as well as working towards his dream of opening an Ayurvedic restaurant, which will serve as a research platform for the greater health and wellness of the world at large. Come to Thomas’s classes expecting to learn and grow in your spirituality and as a community in yoga.
It all started about 12 years ago in a small yoga class in London, England. Since then Jeannette has built a steady personal practice that has impacted her life in profound and lasting ways. Jeannette has completed 400 hours of formal teacher training with Jeanne Heileman at YogaWorks and Annie Carpenter’s SmartFLOW, and continues to study with these and other amazing teachers on a regular basis.
Jeannette’s style of teaching is based on the belief that yoga is a tool to increase awareness, inner stillness and kindness while having fun and promoting physical strength and health. In her classes she uses alignment and breath to explore these aspects.
Danielle Holman was born and raised in beautiful Sedona! She is a licensed Zumba Instructor and Aqua Zumba Instructor. Throughout her youth she played soccer, was on swim team, learned many types of dance, participated in track and field, cross country, basketball and many more sports. After graduating from Red Rock High School she pursued her dream of becoming a professional photographer by getting a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University. After graduating from ASU she also pursued her other goal of becoming a fitness instructor. While building CH Wedding Photography and Align Eye to Eye Photography, she has worked at Curves of Sedona as a manager, fitness instructor and Zumba instructor for over two years. She plans to keep expanding her fitness/health career by getting yoga certified from legendary yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City in February 2016. Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing, yoga, meditation, hiking, preparing healthy organic food, throwing pottery, drawing, reading and watching her students succeed. She is excited to bring the dance party to the people of Sedona while teaching Aqua Zumba!
Word Smith (Edward Campbell)
Bio coming soon…