Owner & Instructor RYT 500 , ERYT 200
I have enjoyed and practiced yoga for the past 25 years. In 2013 received my 200 hours of yoga teacher training. In 2015 I completed my 500 hours at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona studying under the instruction of Laura McKenzie and Mary Bruce. In the past two years I completed my certificates in Advance Yoga Nidra, Master Reiki and Hatha Gong. I am currently assisting in the yoga teacher training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. “Yoga has helped me in so many ways in the past few years… Bringing balance to my life and giving me patience in what is next. “Living in the now, always doing my best, and letting all my decisions and path of action come from my heart.” So for me, I would like to bring that experience to my students and share the joy with others.
Yoga Instructor RYT 500 / Reiki / Gong
Trinity Gullveig is an advanced yoga teacher (500hr RYT), meditation teacher, writer, artist, gong practitioner, and Reiki teacher. She has held an active yoga practice since 2001 and has been teaching since 2012. Her journey began with her battle against depression and anxiety. She found that the physical practice and breathing techniques of yoga gave her tools to help her manage her panic attacks and that meditation eventually allowed her to regain her life back from depression and the daily onslaught of anxiety.
She is especially passionate about guiding young people as well as women of all ages to discover how amazing and strong they truly are. Growing up as a teen martial artist herself, she knows how important connecting with the body can be to empower a young person. As an adult, she found yoga to be instrumental in helping her understand her own potential and strength, which included finding empowerment through her femininity, instead of despite her femininity. She finds it an honor to pass on yoga techniques that enhance physical strength and well-being, boost self-confidence, and create a clear, focused, and creative mind.
Donna Van Wyk
Yoga Instructor RYT200 & Barre Instructor
Growing up in South Africa, Donna is an outdoor enthusiast who has been interested in a colorful array of sports and activates throughout her life. She started her personal yoga practice 10 years ago, realizing it brought balance to her busy life and conditioned her body for other sports. Being a well-versed traveler, Donna found herself at a spiritual retreat one summer in the Canadian gulf islands, while she was at a cross roads in her life. It was here that she found the inspiration to take a leap of faith and become a yoga teacher.
Her yoga teacher training at the Spirit of Yoga with Laura McKinzie was life changing. She discovered much more than the physical practice of Yoga as she explored herself, the breath (Pranayama) and how the body functions energetically and anatomically. The energetic flow of her classes leaves room for some organic movement while being creatively challenging. However she also offers up modifications for all levels of students. She is currently undertaking her advanced yoga teacher training with a strong interest in Core Strength Vinyasa. Donna loves to share her passion for nature, life and yoga through her teaching.
Jordan graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Wellness, with a minor in Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training. Since 2011, Jordan has been certified as a Pilates mat and equipment instructor, and has been dabbling in other modalities of exercise on the side, along with increasing her level of education in the art of Pilates. Jordan takes care of a boy with Autism during the day, and teaches mat Pilates, barre, and Pilates equipment classes at Body In Balance Yoga in the evening. In her free time, she likes to do anything outdoors! Some of her favorite activities include kayaking, hiking, lounging in the pool, or just exploring the world and it's wonders with friends and family. She is beyond excited to be a part of this exciting and fun-filled team of instructors at Body In Balance Yoga!
Yoga Instructor RYT200
After almost half a lifetime of wearing down her body in the career of motorcycle mechanics and many years of back pain resulting from a car accident, Rose found that taking yoga classes at her local gym began to shift her pain into gratitude. While enrolled in the Transformational Psychology Degree program at SWIHA, Rose found her love of Yoga the first day she attended the YTT program back in January 2015.
Rose fell in love with sharing the benefits of yoga so much that she left her previous career behind along with all the drama and pain that came with it. She dove head first into her new career as Yoga teacher, Holistic Nutrition Coach, Life Coach and Thai Yoga Therapy practitioner. Rose enjoys bringing a sense of peace and balance to her mat and offers her students a chance to find that balance of ease and effort within themselves on their mats through breath, alignment and moving meditation so they may bring that practice into their daily lives. Rose currently teaches at two valley studios, and her company, Blue Sky Green Mat Yoga, provides private in-home Yoga sessions, Sound Healing, Thai Yoga Therapy, Transformational Yoga and Life Coaching.
Yoga Instructor RYT 500
I am a mom and an Army wife and have been for over ten years now. I found that along that path I was getting lost. I was not living in the moment, I was looking forward to our next duty station rather than experiencing and truly living in the one we were at. I stumbled upon yoga at the gym and I loved it! I did it almost every day! Through yoga and meditation, I began to realize that my happiness comes from within and I am the creator of my own life. But most of all I found out that my thoughts are just those…thoughts. They don’t define me. I can be happy wherever we go and I can be happy with whatever the military brings our way! So, when we moved to Arizona I decided to become a yoga teacher. I have over 500 hours of teacher training under my belt and I promise to use that training to better contribute to the overall wellness of others through mind, body and spirit. I am very passionate about working with moms, kids and especially military families. When you leave my class I want you to have a warm peaceful feeling but also a feeling of perseverance. By using the breath and the tools I offer in class you will soon realize that you too can find happiness wherever you are!
“If you practice yoga once a day, you will change your mind. If you practice twice a week you will change your body. If you practice every day you will change your life.”
Abbi discovered yoga in 2001 when she was living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She immediately fell in love with the practice when her teacher provided a special rosewater for the students to spray on after class. She loved the aromatherapy element and the idea of incorporating a little spa treatment into an exercise class. She decided to pursue teaching when she moved to Arizona in 2002 and received her 200-hour certification from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2004. Abbi specializes in teaching yin and restorative yoga, and she is currently working on becoming a barre instructor as well. She is passionate about making yoga an enjoyable and relaxing experience for her students.
Yoga Instructor CYT
Yoga is the greatest gift I have ever given myself. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to teach yoga to others. I began yoga as I realized my body was aging. So many exercise programs I had done over the years were no longer interesting. I began thinking about what I could do for the rest of my life. I kept seeing older individuals practice and decided to try it. It was not love at first warrior pose, but parts of me felt better. The more I practiced and perfected my poses the better I felt. The more I challenged myself the better I felt. The opportunity to become a teacher came along and I leapt at the chance. It was during my teacher training I learned more about the affect yoga can have on the mind. I learned to use my breathing to calm myself, lower my blood pressure and quell any negative emotions. I learned the spiritual aspects of yoga and how yoga is more than just poses and breath. For me, yoga is a way of life. I love my yoga practice. It makes me happy to share it.
Yoga Instructor RYT600
Natalie is a quirky, fun-loving, free spirit that spent much of her life trying to fit a mold formed by outside judgement and expectations. At age 21, yoga found its way into her life. Although Natalie’s yoga journey started out of a desire for a physical change, she slowly began to notice a greater unfolding occurring. On this path she gained a new level of self acceptance and confidence that helped her break free from the mold and become more in tune with her true self. In 2015 she decided she wanted to offer this powerful gift to others, so she began the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. In August 2015 she became a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, and she continued to complete her 600 hour training in March of 2017. Natalie currently teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative and she loves to incorporate sound healing and aromatherapy. In each of her classes, Natalie aims to provide a space where individuals can break free from the fear of judgement and stand powerfully in their true nature.
With over 10 years of practice behind her, Angelica brings a beautiful balance of experience and exploration into her classes, encouraging students to abandon any kind of expectations or worries and simply be present within the inner journey of the yoga practice. Angelica completed her RYT-200 certification with Ben Wisch at Flow Yoga Studio in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ and has a Thai Yoga Therapy certification from the Lotus Palm School. She is currently working on the advanced 300-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy program at Inner Vision Yoga. “I am blessed to be a teacher, and honor my teachers and their teachers who inspire me every day of my life. To Tanner Bazemore, Shanon Gannon, David Life, Johnna Smith, Barron Baptiste, Ben Wisch, Dianna Liberty, Sukha Wong and many more, I bow in gratitude. In Yoga, there is no good or bad, no beginning or end…just new possibilities in every breath. I seek to share a class with deep commitment, the highest intention, and uplifting energy. I look forward to seeing you soon on the mat! Namaste"
Damita Radtke has a diverse professional background in several areas of business. Her early endeavors include holding positions within government agencies and non-profit organizations where she assisted upper level executives, and legal professionals. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, and specializes in working with Special Needs Families and their children.
Damita has spent the past couple of years exploring and learning more on Eastern Traditions, Meditation, and Mindfulness Practices. To increase her flexibility and mental clarity she started learning Yoga under Evelyn Streeb, Owner and Lead Yoga Teacher of Body in Balance. She strongly believes in the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness Practice and is volunteering at the studio as a student.
Grant found yoga by paying attention to the 'random' whispering voice within, when it told him to purchase a 30-day unlimited trial Groupon. Through the practice, he found that this seemingly 'random' voice tended to lead to greater fulfillment in life than anything we can comprehend with the limits of our mind. Due to innate curiosity, Grant began to practice and study yoga and her sister sciences to better understand the seeming magic that was occurring . From where did this voice come? From where was this profound sense of peace bubbling forth? His Western science oriented mind struggled to rationalize - to create answers to unanswerable questions. Ultimately , radical transformation was occurring as Grant continued to surrender to the unknown. It is through this surrender, a surrender into love, that he has felt our eternal essence. The subtle, underlying current of energy which connects and animates us all. Grant hopes to share this greatest of all gifts by offering back to the Universe that which has been granted to him , by being of service to others through unconditional love. His yoga practice is a unique blend of thought-provoking philosophy and transformational asana, sequenced in a way to assist you in looking within; to move beyond the mind as the journey takes you closer and closer to the spirit
Growing up In upstate New York Courtney discovered her passion for fitness and dance at the age of 8 years old. After college Courtney traveled abroad living in many different countries such as Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates where she taught dance and group fitness classes at a music and art school.
When Courtney returned to the United States she discovered the Pilates practice falling in love with its benefits and impact it has had on millions through out the years. As a certified Instructor on all apparatus equipment and being In practice for 4 years Courtney continues teaching the integrity and precision of the Pilates method to not only create a well scultped fit body but most importantly helping to prevent future injuries by balancing the body through the Pilates practice.
Pilates Instructor / Master Yoga Instructor ERYT500/ Reiki Master
Sara discovered Pilates in 2014 when she began working at Pilates Tempe teaching yoga and meditation. She is a 200ERYT RYT500 Master yoga instructor and has been a long time fan of the practice. She is also Reiki master. Yoga weaves together mind, body and breath to lead to a greater sense peace, health and happiness on the mat but more importantly out in the world! During her very first class she realized that Pilates shares the same attention to breath, fluid movement and body awareness and instantly fell in love! After that making the choice to continue her fitness training and delve deeper into studying the mechanics of the body with Pilates certification was an easy one! Sara’s philosophy is to be stay curious, have fun and always be open to learning something new. She looks forward to sharing her passions and practicing with you!
RYT500 Yoga Instructor
Tara is an RYT-500 Yoga teacher and has a BA in dance. She graduated from the 800 hour yoga teacher training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in June of 2014. She has taught Hatha at Studios 806 and Hatha-Gong tm at Good Karma Wellness Center in Phoenix. Currently, she teaches at The River Source Holistic 12-Step Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center and assists Duane Armitage in his Hatha Gong tm teacher trainings at Spirit of Yoga. Tara is trained in Yoga for PTS, Yoga for the 12-step community, Hatha Gong, Yin and Restorative. She loves the healing ability of yoga and enjoys bringing it to special populations.