Brian Hanner, RYT-200, has been practicing yoga and meditation for 13 years. After many years of being overweight and unhappy, he attended a yoga workshop in Houston and was hooked. He is a certified yoga teacher through Amy Cronise-Mead at YOGADHARMA. Other teachers and influences include Robert Boustany, Darren Rhodes, Dharma Mittra and Ana Forrest. He is a meditation student of John Yates (Culadasa) and recently completed a three-year meditation retreat. Brian has experienced great personal transformation through yoga and is interested in bringing the same experience to others. Breathe deeply, feel, listen, speak truth, and do what matters.
Jess Holzworth received her Yogahour certification from Yoga Oasis in Tucson, Arizona under Darren Rhodes and Sam Rice. She began practicing yoga in 2008 through her mother’s encouragement. It wasn’t until 2012 that she fully immersed herself into her practice to receive all the benefits that yoga offers.
Jess believes that within us all there is an inner light that connects us to compassion, creativity, and love. She feels that yoga is a path to meet oneself and turn inward. Jess’ belief is that yoga can awaken one’s own divinity and lead to awareness and self-transformation, which in return extends health and consciousness to humanity on a global level.
Jess’ love of movement and music is fused into her teaching. She creates a warm and down to earth environment to move, breathe, and release. Her classes emphasize form, alignment, and stretch.
Joanna’s path to yoga began over 15 years ago, while searching for an alternative to gymnastics and dance. She continued practicing yoga while she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education. After teaching middle schoolers, Joanna fell in love with yogic philosophy and decided to pursue her love of teaching combined with her love for yoga. She completed her 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Connection with Priscilla Potter & Julie Williams. After beginning to teach yoga, she strongly connected with helping her students slow down and connect with their bodies and breath, and has completed an additional 60+ hours in restorative and yin teacher trainings. She is currently completing her 300-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Connection, and will graduate in Spring of 2017. Joanna’s life has been so positively impacted by yoga that she strongly desires to share her yoga passion here at Om. Joanna enjoys teaching Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Hatha Flow, and alignment-focused Vinyasa Flow yoga. #jojoyoga
Katie loves Yoga! She loves Vinyasa; she loves Yin; she loves practicing it on stand-up paddleboards (which was a bit more accessible before she moved to Tucson from Hawaii!). And Katie loves teaching every kind of class, from children’s yoga to classes for relief from PTSD. Her goal is to provide a practice that is energetic and upbeat to help students overcome stress, anxiety, and depression. Eventually, she wants to spread the joy she has found through her personal practice all over the world!
Kim’s path to yoga, though recent, is fueled by an intense passion to share the transformative power of yoga with everyone. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured ”, by B.K.S Iyengar resonates with her. Kim’s classes are infused with a purposeful rhythm designed to tap into the inner strength of mind and body alike. Come to have fun, be challenged and discover a whole new part of yourself. Kim teaches vinyasa and power classes.
Gwen has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Yoga has allowed me to understand true connection with myself & others. For this reason I was drawn to teach yoga & share it’s many transformative benefits collectively. My classes emphasize proper alignment & awareness. Yoga is for everyBODY to enjoy so I welcome all skill levels. My goal is for everyone to leave the studio feeling better in their body, peaceful in the mind & light in their heart.
Nature is my happy place & my favorite way to enjoy it is hiking with my husband. I love to travel, rock out & snuggle with my dogs.
When you show to practice, the practice shows up for you. I discovered the balancing effects of yoga asana from the first time I stepped on my mat in 2009. My practice helped me heal and cultivate inner and outer strength as I went through a very challenging time in my life. My asana practice culminated with heart-centered meditation, which resulted in a complete transformation of how I thought of myself and lived my life. What was once a time of pain is now realized and rejoiced as the catalyst of my personal renewal. I believe we each have the capacity and capability to continually recreate ourselves. Through the times of growth, through every experience of triumph and surrender, your practice will be there to support the infinite you, every breath of the way.
Meghan’s passion for yoga developed during a time of healing, it was the mind and body connection that pushed her to become a yoga teacher and wanting to share that experience with others. Meghan also holds a BFA in Communication Arts from the University of Arizona and worked many years as a Kids Product and Craft Designer. She enjoys working with all ages and volunteers her time teaching yoga to high school students in a Mindfulness program at Basis High School in Oro Valley.
Meghan hopes to guide people through their yoga journey with a healing touch and guiding words. The yoga styles she loves to play with are yin, gentle and vinyasa flows. Come meet her on the mat and see where the journey takes you.