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.
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. 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 almost 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 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!
Ashlee is a 500 RYT who is has been teaching since 2014. She is also continuing her education with her teacher, Janet Stone and recently completed another 300-hour training. She has accumulated over 100 hours of online training towards a 1008 certification as well. She is devoted to the practice of yoga and aims to have an intelligent yet challenging class that is fit for all levels of practitioners. She offers optional hands-on assists to help with grounding and foundational work and will often times begin or end the practice with non-dogmatic chants.
Ashlee was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that weakens the lungs and causes respiratory problems. In 2001, at a time when her lung functions were rapidly declining, she stumbled into her first yoga class. She immediately got hooked and has been practicing ever since. Yoga has allowed her lung functions to not only return to normal levels but to improve beyond anything she’s ever experienced.