Tuesday Werner – RYT 500
Tuesday is the owner of Surya Yoga. She earned her 500-hour certification through Yoga Pura in 2006. Her passion for yoga began around that time and she immediately knew she wanted to share this powerful practice with others. She is a nurse practitioner and loves taking care of her patients and loves to teach academically as well. She is honored to be a part of Surya Yoga community and to be able to do more services to others through yoga practices. She is a certified Yoga Nidra facilitator trained in the official Amrit Method. Tuesday spends as much of her free time with family, enjoying the outdoors, photography, and hiking.
Kelsey Lawrence – RYT 200
Kelsey discovered her passion for yoga in 2009 after suffering from an eating disorder. She found peace and purpose through her yoga practice, and looks to help others find the same healing through the power of yoga. Kelsey graduated from Inner Vision Yoga in 2014 and specializes in Yoga Nidra and relaxation meditation. She considers herself a nature lover and says she is deeply inspired by trees, especially as it reminds us of how deeply rooted with nature we all are . Kelsey enjoys helping others discover the peace and calm that already lies within.
Amy Diamondstein – RYT 200 & LMT
Amy’s journey into Yoga began as a student at At One Yoga in 2004. Practicing daily, Amy almost immediately realized the physical and emotional benefits that Yoga brought to her life. Over the next decade, Amy learned primarily from Alex Austin, Jenn Chiarelli, John Salisbury, Desiree Lapre, Hillary Ryan, and Anton Mackey. Amy graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2011 and from Anahata Soul’s Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. Amy is passionate about using the healing arts to transform pain and dis-ease that gets stuck in the physical body into new, healthy life force energy. In her yoga classes, she focuses on staying connected to breath as a medicinal technique of clearing and cleansing energy. Amy believes that linking breath with movement, accompanied by vibrant music, is one of the most amazing ways to completely restore the physical body, the mind, and the spirit. Amy’s classes are designed to provide students with an opportunity to be inspired…by their own body, breath, and purpose… so that they may take their practice off the mat and into the world.
Jeanne Staron – RYT 200 & Yoga Therapy Practitioner
Through the teachings of yoga, Jeanne has witnessed the power of the mind-body connection. The movement of energy throughout the body allows us to better respond to the ebbs and flows of life. Whether it is taking a deep breath in traffic, or practicing moments of mindfulness during your day, she believes the real yoga happens off the mat. She is humbled and grateful to yoga’s life-changing benefits in her own life. Jeanne’s attuned awareness of the world around her can be seen through her yoga teachings. Her classes are adaptive and fluid as she brings her students to their edge while giving them the space to fully embrace their inner beauty and strength. Jeanne is registered as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. Her classes are Hatha based, including gentle, flow, yin and restorative. She is a certified Yoga Nidra facilitator trained in the official Amrit Method.
Linner Lozada – RYT 200
Linner discovered yoga in 2012 when she was in the search for a physical practice to keep her body healthy. She tried Pilates and other different fitness classes but when she took her first yoga class, her life changed in so many ways. She discovered the deeper benefits of yoga and it gave her so much more than she expected. She explored many different yoga styles including flow, power vinyasa, rocket, dharma, gentle restorative, yin, aerial yoga (Aero Yoga) , Rush, Kundalini and Ashtanga. She had the opportunity to practice and learn from great teachers like Alexandra Knafo (founder of All You Can Yoga) and Yoshio Hama and Maryangel Ruiz (Teachers at Dharma Yoga Center New York, with Sri Dharma Mittra). She took different studies to compliment her yoga training. She received her certificate at Thetahealer (ThetaHealing Technique created by Vianna Stibal) and Art therapy with mandalas. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Urban Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Tara Jo Schmeling – RYT 500
Tara began practicing yoga in 2010 while rehabilitating a back problem. She was very apprehensive about the practice but thankfully landed in the class of a very experienced teacher, both personally and professionally. Tara felt completely at ease and safe in class and she strives to create that same safe place for all her students, no matter what their ability or experience level. “If you can breath, you can do yoga.” Tara took her 500 hour teacher training in 2014 and her Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training in 2015. Tara is thankful every day for the physical and mental benefits of yoga. The tools of yoga have helped her tremendously in dealing with a chronic spinal problem. Safety is her number one priority in classes and she utilizes a number of props to help her students access poses in ways that work for their individual bodies. Tara strives to demonstrate how the techniques that are practices ON the mat can be taken OFF the mat into our everyday lives. She has taught chair yoga and cat yoga!!
Jennifer Tarrant – RYT 500
Jenn is an experienced Yoga Teacher with over 5000 hours teaching experience. She has led classes of many types, including Vinyasa styles, trauma-sensitive classes, Yoga-As Therapy style classes, and private sessions. Jenn is also a Yoga Therapist, giving her added expertise. In addition, she is a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide and has the privilege of teaching others how to be Yoga Teachers as well.
Rosa Rendon – RYT 200
I believe that we have one body and it needs our love and care. Movement, stretching and strengthening is the key to a healthy, pain free life. I am a YogaWorks certified yoga teacher and have been teaching for over 14 years in Arizona. I’ve done numerous workshops and training on anatomy, bio-mechanics and range of motion to provide a safe and mindful yoga program to my students. I lead classes, workshops, training and retreats. I’m grateful of all my teachers and all the students who have been present through my journey. My life and work have been entirely inspired by my two boys and my loving husband, who is my rock.
Jenn Clark – RYT 200
Jenn took her first yoga class in January 2005 and she was instantly hooked on the practice. She had never experienced the peace of mind that she felt in Savasana (Corpse Pose) during her first class. Since then she has practiced and studied many of the different types of yoga: Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Restorative, and Kundalini. After 6 years of consistent practice, she earned her RYT 200 hour certificate from Sumits Yoga in December 2010. Jenn is also a certified Lifestyle Educator and have worked with over 500 people on an individual basis to help guide them towards living a natural lifestyle. She suffered with many different ailments in the past and since she has found natural health in 2002 through natural diet, supplements, and chemical- free living, she was able to find freedom again using natural medicine.
Nicole Adams – RYT 200
Nicole moved to Arizona in 2015 and during her first year she experienced a lot of changes physically and mentally moving from the rainy lush green pacific northwest to a sunshine cactus filled state. It is here that she discovered yoga for the first time. Over the next few years she took yoga nidra, hatha yoga and restorative healing classes/workshops at various yoga studios in Scottsdale. After falling completely in love with her personal practice she realised she wanted to become a teacher, and received her 200-hour teacher training from (SOY) Spirit of Yoga. Nicole feels that yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga is creating space free from obstacles in your own body to live. Yoga is freedom, release, and a gift. Her greatest joy is helping others find this gift so that they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life on and off their mats.