“ The teachers at Trailside Yoga & Beyond have collectively spent 50 years teaching yoga, and, as such, have plenty of first-hand experience with the resulting health benefits. But they are not just talented yogis -- they also are exceptional teachers. By keeping their instructor certifications current, these awe-inspiring yoga masters always ensure that they are up to date with the latest developments in health and wellness. This enables them to ensure that students experience the full range of yoga benefits. ”
We are a small, but fierce team & have one common goal for you. Connect to your truest self and leave a trail of light.
I am a 500 hr Viniyoga teacher I have trained with Gary Kraftsow through the Viniyoga institute and I am continuing to train with Gary to become a Yoga Therapist which will be completed by 2016. The Type of yoga that I teach is an adaptive yoga meaning that I make the practices work for you to address your unique body and individual needs. I am also a recreational specialist and work full time in recreational therapy at a psychiatric hospital, I have been teaching Yoga at the hospital for over four years and have learned so much during this times on how asana, breath work (pranayama) and medication have huge impact on the mind and relation to suffering. Yoga is my deepest passion and I love teaching to everyone and continuing learning through the people I teach to see how yoga transforms and changes people’s lives. I also enjoy climbing and anything outdoors. I am so excited to be at Trial side Yoga and beyond working with the best team of yogis in town.
She began taking yoga over 20 years ago. She didn't become dedicated to her yoga practice until she was an adult. In 2007, she left her previous career to get certified to teach yoga. She received her 200 hour RYT certification from the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville, AR. She traveled to India in 2010 to study yoga and meditation in two separate ashrams in Coimbatore & Naayar Dam. Stephani has taught yoga at various places throughout NWA, but is finally realizing her dream of opening her own yoga studio. She has a wonderful & supportive husband, two beautiful daughters, & two dogs. Her favorite things to do are traveling, hiking, camping, photography & seeing live music.
Lucus is dedicated to tuning into and trusting intuition. He feels that through the process of tuning in it is possible to follow guidance from within to bring the body into a state of great health. He encourages students in his classes to follow their own consciousness, and to witness the clarity that accompanies focus. His other key message is to strive to share experiences of joy with others. He views every instant of joy, no matter how insignificant it may seem, as something to be shared. He feels grateful to encourage others to find their own voice and to nurture it. Thank you for reading my bio! Namaste
My passion is connection on a deeper level. I teach intuitively so YOU, the student, actually leads the class. Everyday is different so every class is unique. I love creative sequencing and music. My style is powerful, playful, and uplifting. I have three intentions for
1.) Practice presence.
2.) Release self doubt and gain confidence.
3.) Trust yourself.
For me, all of the benefits of yoga really boil down to one thing; it makes you happier. I feel blessed to have found yoga over seven years ago after graduating high school and moving to Colorado. My yoga practice has been guiding me ever since.
I received my formal training from Yogaworks, and would definitely say that most of my classes reflect the Yogaworks method of sequencing and alignment. It’s important to me to continue to learn about the extensive practice of yoga, so I love to go to workshops, trainings, and anything that’s related to yoga. Although I share my practice with others in my classes, I think I’ll always feel much more a student than a teacher. Yoga is truly a never-ending practice and I’m always excited to learn something new.
Cheryl is a mother, a wife and nurse practitioner who teaches with a joyful, compassionate and grounding presence through connection with the breath. She is committed to creating powerful, fearless people through the practice of yoga. She loves teaching, practicing and educating herself about yoga, anatomy and philosophy. She is inspired by the healing power of a breath centered practice. When Cheryl is not teaching yoga, she is working, playing chauffeur or spending time with her family. She has a passion for rock climbing and loves mountains and streams. Cheryl completed a 60 hour teacher training through the NWA Teacher Training program at Soul Yoga. She has participated in the workshops, The Art of Yoga Assists with Karl Straub and Learning to Teach from Namaste with Teri Hegi and Krista DeBuhr through Soul Yoga. She has also completed a 20 hour training with Yoga Ananda Yoga Shala's Good To Great Program with Maria Merrill and she just recently completed her 200 hour RYT training with Teri Hegi at Yoga Gypsy.
Danielle’s curiosity of holistic studies, both of the physical and energetic realm began at a young age. Her mother supported and inspired her to explore her passions she took courses at Scottsdale Community College on energy healing modalities that focused on balancing and cleansing the aura using Therapeutic Touch. In 2008 she deepened her yoga practice and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Tempe Arizona. Since then she has had the opportunity to study with many amazing teachers aiding her to develop a style that pulls from various yogic backgrounds ranging in traditions from Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, to Anusara, and Iyenagar, as well as Yoga Therapy, and Meditation. Danielle’s goal as a teacher is to create a space where you too can feel supported as you observe your relationship with the self and open up to the endless possibilities as you transform to greatness together.
Since 2008 I have been studying my body via yoga. In 2012 I became certified in an alignment based style of yoga called Yoga as Therapy. As I have evolved in my own practice, my aim is to simply know more about myself so that I can better connect with others. Overall, this practice has taught me to listen--to both my body and that deep rooted, most authentic self. As your teacher I hope to aid you in tuning in to yourself. As we use the breath to bring awareness and alignment into all areas of our bodies, I hope the result will be more ease in your everyday life, as you are awakened to the beautiful home in which you reside. Off the mat, I am a writer and blog producer, jewelry designer, collage-artist, and lover of cooking, travel, and nature.
The first time I went to a yoga class I was hooked, and still to this day I love walking out of a class with a good yoga buzz…
My yoga journey started in 2008, but did not truly deepen until I went through some growing pains after graduating with a Master’s in Sociology. All my life I knew I wanted to be a teacher and healer, but after finishing school I experienced a mini life-crisis. I had just spent 25 years of my life in school, and realized academia was not my passion.
Day after day I would find myself unrolling my mat, lighting incense, and getting lost in yoga poses. During those times of relaxation and tuning into my inner wisdom or third eye (: , I started to unveil my true self. So in November 2013, I set off on a solo trip to Hawaii for a 200hr yoga teacher training. During this time I lived in a tent and met some truly amazing people, and realized that we all have similar obstacles to overcome in life.
My goal in teaching yoga is to help people understand that all the answers lie within. We live in such a fast-paced world oftentimes we forget to take a deep breath and slow down. My SloFlow class is relaxing, challenging, and rewarding at the same time. You will leave this class blissed out and an overwhelming sense of calmness will radiate through you.