Amber teaches Power, Yin and Stand Up Paddle Yoga and is our resident Acupuncturist. She is also on the editorial staff at DoYouYoga.com as a writer. Amber was named 2015 and 2016 Glide SUP Yoga Ambassador and 2016 Mind Body Brand Ambassador.
Amber's nature inspired Vinyasa style Power yoga classes are built for all levels, and will challenge your body, and your mind. She uses her vast knowledge of anatomy to accentuate particular fitness aspects, and pairs fast, strengthening Power yoga with slow, deep, mindful "Yin" yoga aspects. Each month introduces a new intention based around traditional yoga philosophies, and each week the flow changes slightly to center around a related peak pose, or flow.
Having found yoga via a need for personal stress relief and a love of movement, Amber began practicing in 2005 in our Bikram room. Her practice became more dedicated in 2011 when she fell in love with Power yoga. A solar powered lover of the outdoors, Amber started teaching here in 2013 after hiking (and yoga-ing) through the Costa Rican Rainforests. Also the owner of a local acupuncture clinic, she treats orthopedic injuries and women’s health using yoga as movement therapy to compliment to her clients recovery and continued wellness.
With an emphasis in each class on helping you find YOUR pose in each shape, as pertaining to your body and mind, Amber works towards helping everyone find more clear seeing- calm abiding moments.
”Amber leads a challenging flow with lot's of balancing, binding, inverting and strengthening. Her class is great for all levels. She inspires you to try new postures and deepens your body mind awareness. Be prepared to see physical, and emotional changes quickly!" -Nicole
My road to becoming a yoga instructor began soon after college when I experimented with many different types of fitness––simply trying to find the active lifestyle that felt authentic to me.
I attended my first hot yoga class in an attempt to up the ante on my fitness routine. But fitness was only a small part of what I gained from the practice. It was the healing, nurturing aspects that kept me coming back.
After a childhood bicycle accident, I struggled with migraines and frequent neck pain. Through regular practice, yoga has helped reduce the frequency of my migraines and relieved my neck pain significantly.
Feeling compelled to spread this health and wellness to others, I left the corporate world to attend teacher training.
I am a certified RYT-200 yoga instructor, and am eager for you to come vinyasa, sweat, and share your story with me.
Unaware to her at the time, Kate began her journey with yoga when she was young, training as a gymnast, figure skater, and dancer. After moving to San Francisco in 2007, kate tried a yoga class and discovered that yoga helped improve her skating potential. It was practicing at Urban Flow Yoga with Rusty Wells when she fell in love with yoga learning that yoga has more benefits than just physical.
In 2011, Kate came to Phoenix on a spiritual journey to learn and master the ancient tradition of yoga at the Spirit of Yoga in Tempe. Because of her background, she stresses the importance of flexibility, alignment, strength, and balance to her classes. Kate continues her spiritual quest to raise her vibration, expand her consciousness, and share that sacred knowledge of the universe with others through her teachings of yoga & holistic nutrition.
Kate has over 800 hrs in yoga teacher training and is a holistic nutrition coach.
Claire discovered yoga after a car accident left her with debilitating injuries and pain. The first yoga class she stepped into changed the course of her life, yoga and meditation gave her the power to take her healing into her own hands. Many years later, Claire is humbled to have found this path. Yoga is not just a practice, but a lifestyle.
Claire is an innovative yoga instructor whose classes are a balance of mindful flow, pranayama (breath work), and accessible meditation techniques. Her classes are challenging and playful...as she draws from many traditions. She teaches alignment based, creative flow classes with the intent to cultivate a deeper realtionship with the breath, body and energy.
Claire has taught over 2,000 hours of public classes and workshops. She has studied with many teachers in many lineages, and is known to blend elements of Anusara, Iyengar, alignment therapeutics, Bhakti, Baptiste and Shambava Hatha yoga into her classes. Each class draws upon Claire's extensive practical knowledge of human anatomy and self-care practices towards the goal of optimal health and balance. Her classes are often thematic, and aim to integrate both subtle and nuanced alignment cues with breath awareness allowing for a deeper state of body awareness. Her mission is to deliver a safe, creative and progressive space for yogis to grow and come into their power.