Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension and promotes health and well being. Regular practice improves your breathing and outlook on life. Yogic themes are weaved into the class to offer practitioners helpful tools to integrate more peace into their daily life.
Yoga is a great way to improve your endurance for other physical activities. After a workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching and strengthening. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a new student, yoga works on increasing strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance and stamina. Yoga helps build muscle and bone, improve joint movement and facilitates myofascial release.
Yoga is foremost about quieting the mind and cultivating the ability to move away from busy-ness and into stillness. Yoga gives us the tools and techniques to create a more peaceful existence, despite what is happening around us. Using breath as a guide, we can begin to draw our focus inwards, creating a more meditative and relaxed state. It's within this state that stress can leave the body and mind. In this calm mind we can experience more clarity, a more efficient use of our energy and a more conscious lifestyle that offers endless benefits.
Christine Nun, a native of Arizona, graduated Magna Cum Laude from A.S.U. with a B.S. in Business Management and minors in both Latin American Studies and International Business. Over the years, Christine studied wellness programs such as herbalism, nutrition and yoga. Now an ERYT200/500 advanced yoga instructor, she has experienced how transformational yoga has been in her personal life, and it is her passion to bring this to others. She is the founder of an on-site corporate yoga program aimed at empowering employees to embrace a healthier lifestyle and past owner of Yoga Breeze Healing and Wellness Center in Cave Creek, AZ. She is the former Director and educator of a Registered Yoga School for basic and advanced Yoga Teacher training. Christine teaches specialty yoga classes such as Wall Yoga, Aerial Yoga and facilitates classes in Sound Healing and Yoga Nidra. She is certified through the Chopra Center as a Meditation Teacher and Perfect Health: Ayurveda Lifestyle instructor. It is her dream to inspire and empower others to realize their divine nature and live to their fullest potential. She believes Yoga and mindful living is the key to such. “We have the ability to heal ourselves”, she says. Christine continues to deepen her knowledge through teaching, workshops, and intensive certification programs.
Julie has been practicing yoga in the valley for over 15 years and became an instructor in 2010. Prior to teaching yoga, Julie practiced as a psychotherapist and has incorporated many of the philosophies of yoga and psychology into her work. She personally experienced the benefits of treating the body as a whole and deepening the mind-body connection as a conduit for health and healing. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an Experienced-Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 500.) In addition, she has completed several certification programs and trainings including Yoga for Mental Health, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Children’s Yoga. When she is not studying or teaching yoga, Julie is enjoying the outdoors, hiking, biking, and spending time with her close friends and family.
Joy began practicing yoga over twenty years ago. Having a strong interest in dance, she was first attracted to the movement of the poses. She soon learned that there was so much more. The integration of breath, body, and mind brings her a sense of calm energy and well-being that she strives to share with her students. Her goal is for her students to feel good both on and off the mat. An avid storyteller, Joy enjoys relating the ways yoga philosophy may be brought off the mat and integrated into our daily lives. Joy is a 500-level RYT. She is also certified in Amrit Yoga Nidra and has completed additional trainings in pranayama, philosophy, yin yoga, and restorative yoga. She completed both her 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings at Yoga Breeze Healing and Wellness Center.
Tammy Gatten is a graduate of Yoga Pura's 500hr YTT, under the guidance of Yogi E (A.K.A Eric Walrabenstein), and has completed her 300hr YTT with Jason Crandell Yoga. She has also attended continuing training and education at the Southwest Institute for Healing Arts with Mary Bruce, and her Yoga Nidra Certification earned through Yoga Pura. Tammy has also received certifications in Wall Yoga from Yoga Breeze and Yin Yoga through Melissa Christensen. Her primary focus is helping new students become engaged and educated on how Yoga can become an empowering tool for life, as well as being comfortable in their own body and mind. Tammy is committed to the wellbeing of her students through mindful instruction, strengthening, as well as lengthening in asana poses, gentle adjustments, and connecting daily life into intentions to be applied on and off the mat. Whatever the class, students will be cared for and loved, mind, body and soul.
When Tammy is not teaching Yoga, she enjoys every minute she can spend with her husband, two dogs, and loving life to the fullest.
Jenn began her yoga journey many years ago when she attended her first yoga class simply because she thought it would be a good addition to her normal exercise routine. She quickly fell in love with it and found that yoga offered some life changing benefits she wasn’t expecting. Practicing offered an opportunity to move the body and focus on the breath. In doing so, she was able to go within, quiet the mind and feel more at peace. More importantly, she discovered that with regular practice it became easier to return to the breath off the mat and experience some of those same benefits.
She graduated from the 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Breeze in 2019. She has a passion for sharing her love of yoga with others. In teaching, she focuses on alignment, breath and movement. She hopes that, in her class, people will feel safe and comfortable to explore all that yoga can offer whether it’s their first yoga class ever or they’ve practiced for many years.
In addition to yoga, Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children and their dog. She loves hiking, reading and cooking.
Keshava’s disciplined practice, along with a unique journey through Visual Arts, Near Eastern Literature and Artisan Foods, have forged an energy and enthusiasm that is evident in his offerings. With a strong focus on Meditation, Sound and Energy, his training and certifications include: Mindfulness, Sound Practitioner, Reiki Master, Chakra Healer, RYT-Yoga Instructor, Life Coach and Ayurvedic Counselor. In addition to full time parenting and his wellness practice, Keshava offers free spiritual support for those facing terminal illness under the direction of the Living/Dying Project and his teacher Ram Dev (Dale Borglum.)
Compassion, Loving Kindness, & Gratitude are just a few foundations of his heart opening offerings.
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