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.
When you show to practice, the practice shows up for you. Leah discovered the balancing effects of yoga asana from the first moment she stepped on her mat in 2009. Her practice helped her heal and cultivate inner and outer strength during a very challenging time in her life. Her asana practice culminated with heart-centered meditation, resulting in a complete transformation of how she thought of herself and lived her life. What was once a time of pain is now realized and rejoiced as the catalyst to personal renewal. Leah believes 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.
Bri has been practicing yoga for over a decade and has been teaching a variety of mind-body connection based movements for over 8 years. She has a passion for knowing her students individually by name and building relationships. Her Connect (Vinyasa) classes offer a reprieve from your everyday stress by incorporating both challenge and relaxation. She encourages each student to explore his/her body with a curious attitude and provides just the right amount of challenge to leave students with a new sense of self and a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. With an eye for the details of alignment and a positive encouraging environment, Bri’s classes offer a safe space to both explore the amazing capability of your body and find an inner peace that can be carried off the mat as well! Her flows are done to upbeat music and are perfect for yogis looking to expand and deepen both the physical and mental aspect of their practice. She is welcoming of individuals from all walks of life!
One of Melissa’s favorite quotes is “Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.” She strives to meet you right where you are when you arrive on your mat, helping you release self-doubt, balance body and mind, and feel an inner sense of calm. In her Hatha classes, you’ll attach seated, kneeling, standing, and reclined poses to your breath. She’ll help you align, strengthen, lengthen, and balance, offering modifications along the way. Yes, there is a bakasana (crow) pose for everyone! All levels are welcome.