Meet Our Instructors

Breanna

Breanna

Breanna is a dedicated and enthusiastic yoga instructor, yoga practitioner, and educational-leader. She is also full-time mother of three and a military spouse who has deeply rooted ties in the community as a former Dysart Unified School District student and teacher. Breanna began practicing yoga in 2016 to positively impact her mental health and overall physical well-being after the birth of her third son. Breanna became a yoga instructor to help others discover, unlock, and build up all of the wonderful benefits that practicing can bring to an individual’s life.
Heike

Heike

My name is Heike (Hi’ka), I was born and raised in Germany. In 2004 my family and I moved to Arizona!

Yoga has been a part of my life for some time. In 2002 I took my Yoga journey a step further, I became a certified 200-hour Yoga teacher. I also obtained a certification in Yoga and Mindfulness for children. I am registered with Yoga Alliance and excited to see where this path leads me.
My passion is to share Yoga with my community. Yoga is for everyone, and I hope you decide to practice Yoga with me!

Nicole

Nicole

Although it began as physical and emotional rehabilitation after a major injury, yoga became so much more to Nicole as she challenged herself with more hours, more complex asanas, and more controlled breaths. As Nicole’s yoga practice expanded, she found herself promoting its life-changing benefits to everyone she knew – her mother, her friends, her colleagues, and anyone else who would listen! To share yoga with more people and to deepen her own practice, Nicole took the logical leap to teaching by completing her E-RYT 200 hour certification and moving to the front of the classrooms she once practiced in. In the 13 years since she completed her power yoga training, she has continued her personal and professional education by facilitating and mentoring teacher training programs and completed her 500 hour certification through Wild Abundant Life in 2018. In addition to her more than 3500 hours of teaching and training other teachers, Nicole has continued to be an advocate for the practice of yoga, continuing to recruit friends and strangers to her community, serving as an yoga ambassador for lululemon, and supporting her students in their growth inside and outside of the studio. You can find Nicole on Instagram @nicnamaste.
January

January

I am a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher who first began practicing yoga over 23 years ago. Having come from a background in ballet and being a lifelong learner of esoteric healing modalities, yoga was a calling that has helped heal my body and brought positive shifts in my life experience. I am passionate about encouraging and supporting other people along their life journeys through the practice of yoga. My classes will guide you toward relaxation, rejuvenation and awakened awareness in your body through breath, movement, and guided imagery.
Carla

Carla

Carla fell in love with yoga after experiencing its life-changing impact on her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Carla started her yoga teaching journey in 2012 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT, RYT 500. Her studies are based on Ashtanga and Vinyasa with additional certificates in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, and Adaptive Yoga.

Yoga is a vehicle that benefits all people and Carla is passionate about helping students benefit from movement to strengthen their bodies and improve overall health and well-being. She “holds space” in her classes to safely explore and deepen your practice. She has a calm, gentle, non-judgmental demeanor. Her playlists are amazing and set the vibe. Carla loves teaching Asana in many formats and destinations. She teaches yoga in Mexico and Caribbean resorts every chance she can.

Yolonda

Yolonda

Yolonda’s journey to yoga started 15 years ago as a way to relieve stress from the demands of juggling a full-time job in the mental health industry and being a mom. Between her hour-long commute and managing an office, she needed something to help her mental, emotional and physical well-being. That’s when she decided to try a hot yoga class. She was immediately hooked and has been practicing ever since. Fast-forward a few years, and Yolonda decided to leave her office job and pursue a career that she was truly passionate about. She became a yoga instructor to help others enjoy the many benefits of what yoga was doing for her.

Her favorite benefit is how well yoga can calm a racing heart and mind simply by connecting the body with breath. She started her training with an Ashtanga yoga teacher training (YTT). She then continued on to a Hot Vinyasa YTT 200 hour RYT Certification. She recently expanded her certifications and is continuing to enrich her knowledge and skills in all things yoga. She is very excited to join Elements Yoga and teach alongside other accomplished yoga teachers to share the joy and benefits of yoga with her friends, family and yoga community. She can’t wait to meet you and cross paths on your personal yoga journey.

Alex

Alex

Alex discovered her love for yoga after playing collegiate softball. Being an adrenaline seeker, yoga has brought her balance physically and mentally over the last 6 years. She completed her 200hr teacher training in December of 2022. She is excited to share her energy and strength with her students and help them find a greater love for their minds and bodies.
Marissa

Marissa

Yoga has been part of my life for many years and sharing the benefits is a passion of mine. I received my RYT200 Hatha Yoga certificate from Scottsdale Community College, the only college level accreditation in Arizona with an emphasis on lyengar method yoga. I teach yin, restorative, Hatha and vinyasa flow classes. I love teaching to the student in front of me, so expect an introspective and educational class that can accomodate all bodies and conditions.
Amber

Amberlyn

I’m a vibrational sound healing practitioner. I’ve always connected with the universe through sound and I feel called to help others heal in this way. I seek to teach everyone how to find joy in mindfulness, connect deeper with who we truly are and embrace vibration as natures natural healer. My classes will bring emotional and mental release, grounding and relaxation.
Lana

Lana

Having a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services and working as a psychotherapist, Lana felt her calling to serve others through movement and started her studies as a yoga teacher over 25 years ago teaching Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Kundalini, yoga nidra and prenatal yoga. She is an E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Lana believes that when WE come together in community of support, that is where the healing occurs. She also is a trained hypnotherapist and Healing Touch Practitioner. Also having studied with The Chopra Center as a Perfect Health (Ayurveda) Practitioner and Primordial Sound Meditation teacher, Lana is a Vedic Master. Lana is always a student first and passionate to learn how to help others in a meaningful and deeper way.
Lana

Karri

I began my personal Yoga journey 12 years ago and fell in love with the teachings, philosophy and asana practice that allows us to be better prepared to cope with the stressors of life. As a yoga practitioner registered with the Yoga Alliance, with 200-hour certification, and a passion to lead a yogi life and expand my teaching, it excites me to share with others the many tools that Yoga has to offer. Yoga can be a completely transformative practice in all aspects; mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Yoga has personally helped me recover and heal from physical injuries and find peace with emotional wounds from life’s inevitable bumps and bruises. The key to healing and overcoming lies within each of us. My intention is to help others find their inner strength and stretch the boundaries to live their best life.