We have recruited some of Northern Arizona's most experienced and talented Master Teachers to train our students the full spectrum of yoga; moreover, our 300 Hour has Internationally Renowned Yoga Masters to provide the highest quality education available in Northern Arizona.
Founder/Director, M.Ed., E-RYT 500
Malisa Bobbitt, Master of Education since 1999, has taught many disciplines to many ages. In 2007, she completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from The Soul Institute/Sundara College. Since then she has taught 1000s of hours and continued her education with Master Teachers Rod Stryker, Leslie Kaminoff, and many others. In February of 2011, she completed a Yoga Allliance, 500 Yoga Teacher Training that mainly focused on Yoga Therapy; Many of her teachers had studied directly with Desikachar himself. Her passion is to make yoga accessible to all and to create a loving space to practice the art of yoga.
LMT, ERYT, MPCT, Msc. (Hon.)
Jeff Masters,a visionary therapist and teacher, has been researching consciousness and the human energy field for over 30 years. In that time he has studied with some of the most luminous minds in the fields of mind/body science including; Marcel Vogel (IBM & Psychic Research Inc.), Paul St. John (St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapy), Rama Jyoti Vernon (International Yoga College) and Dr. Vasant Lad (The Ayurvedic Institute).
Jeff is a certified and registered Yoga instructor and Yoga Therapist with over 1,200 hours of education and clinical experience. He is a graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, has been certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been awarded an honorary masters degree in Anatomy and Physiology from the Open International University for Complimentary Medicine.
His focus over the last four years has been the exploration of yoga’s foundational texts and the integration of ancient principles with modern science and medicine.
Advanced Asana Instructor
Geoffrey Taylor has 1000s of hours of yoga training, 1000s of hours of teaching yoga, and has traveled Internationally to teach and learn yoga. Currently he is in the process of publishing his Master Sequences. GeoffreyTaylor has been immersed in yoga for over 15 years. He is well known for his teaching skills throughout Northern Arizona.
RYT 200, R.N.
Rose Lochmann has been practicing Yoga for 25 years. She is a graduate of the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts and is certified as an instructor by the Yoga Alliance. Her knowledge and experience have been in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga as well as the ancient principles of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali. Merging decades of experience as a psychiatric nurse, hospice nurse, and entrepreneur with the ancient principles learned in her years of yoga practice and teacher training, she offers compassionate and practical guidance in her Yoga classes. Rose is also passionate about giving back to the universe and has created The Yoga Difference, a service organization devoted to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals, communities and the world. Proceeds from The Yoga Difference support organizations that are committed to helping oppressed and impoverished women. These philanthropic efforts are directed to organizations that promote education, increase access to health care, and offer micro loans to women in third world countries.
E-RYT 500, M.BM, D.PT
Maggie Hopson has more than 25 years of experience as a physical therapist. She brings to her students an understanding of the structure and function of each unique joint in the body and a sensibility that embodies the spiritual and meditative aspects of a yoga practice. She completed her 200-hour training with Integrated Yoga Therapy in 2001 and has been involved in integrating yoga practices with Western medicine since that time. Maggie owns an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice, has completed her master’s degree in bio-mechanics, has a doctorate in physical therapy and is an orthopedic clinical specialist.
Keelyn Riley is a licensed psychotherapist in Flagstaff who has used holistic approaches and yogic practices in therapy since 1994. She has been rooted in the Flagstaff therapy world and yoga community for nearly 20 years. She has a diverse background in yoga training from athletic to therapeutic with additional experiences in Acro Yoga and fitness training. She offers a diverse and holistic presence to her teaching.
Bruce Bowditch has authored four books about yoga and teaches workshops both nationally and abroad. His teaching is alignment based, bringing students to a deep understanding of the body so they may flow safely and naturally in their practice. Yoga therapeutics is also an important component of his offering.
Please visit bruce-bowditch.com where Bruce offers more information and tools for your practice.
As a young man Joe’s curiosity of eastern mysticism and philosophy attracted him to the practice of yoga in its many forms. Shortly after, he found the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and so found his inspiration for sharing the practice of yoga with others. As well as having taught yoga for over ten years Joe is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage. He utilizes all of these tools to individually guide students.