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LLAMA YAMA YOGA

Introducing Our Teachers

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Ashley Dorton

She first discovered yoga while living on the Big Island of Hawaii and decided to move to Denver to pursue her dream of teaching. She is a certified E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and YACEP; receiving her RYT 200 from Yoga Pod Denver West and RYT 300 through My Vinyasa Practice. She also received her 60-hour Hot and 60-hour Yin certifications and fell in love with Hot and Yin along the way. Ashley’s mission in life is to motivate and inspire each of her students to find self-love and better self-care practices through the art of yoga.

 
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Diane Bradley

Hey! My name is Diane Bradley, and I am a certified 200-hour Yoga Instructor. I received my 200 YTT in October 2018 in Carlsbad, California. I began my yoga journey 7 years ago during a time I could not run due to an injury. During that first class, with the help of an amazing teacher, I began to slow my body down, and my mind soon followed. Since this class I knew I needed yoga to be a consistent part of my life. I chose to enroll in YTT with the intention of learning how to teach and share my experiences and the transformation that yoga has brought to my life. As a teacher I wish to express what resonates with me physically, mentally, and spiritually in my yoga practice.

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Ginny Sautner

Ginny Sautner has been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years.  During that time, she has studied with Tim Miller, one of the first American Ashtangi yogis and Jeana Darlington, who studied under BKS Iyengar.  She certified officially through Trisatya Yoga several years ago.  With a foundation in Ashtanga yoga, her classes are typically Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa and heated.  A longtime Havasu resident, a public school teacher, and a mother, Ginny is grateful for a space to share her love of a yoga practice with others.  

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Dana Cuney

Hi, my name is Dana. I began my yoga practice in my fifties and it wasn’t long before I began to experience the benefits of yoga. I wanted to learn more about this wonderful practice, so I decided to attain my Teaching Certification, which led me to other certifications in the many facets of yoga. My learning process is ongoing and life changing. I love teaching and bringing the benefits I have received to my students. Yoga builds strength, balance and flexibility, while helping connect mind, body and soul. Let us help you relax and make time just for you. Hope to see you on the mat!

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Amy Soroka

Amy is a licensed nail technician for 20 years who specializes in wellness pedicures, implementing several healing practices in her craft. 

She fell in love with yoga 9 years ago when She utilized nutrition and yoga to help heal from trauma and illness. From there, she was inspired to pursue wellness education at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe Arizona. She obtained her 200 hour yoga teacher training, numerous advanced teacher trainings, life coach certification, aromatherapy and reflexology. 

Amys mission is to meet you where your at and help you to honor your body while also having fun. 

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Geno Licari

Hello, my name is Geno Licari, I have been involved in athletics as an athlete, coach or teacher since a very young ange. I have been a Physical Education teacher and coach in Lake Havasu for 28 years. Discovering yoga about 8 years ago, I was both humbled and electrified from my very first class.I not only like the physical benefits of yoga but also the grounding and peacefulness it brings to my life. My passion for helping others through teaching and coaching, along with my love of yoga is what led me to pursue teacher training.

I just completed my 60-hour hot yoga certification at Llama Yama, I am now ready to continue my yoga journey in the role of a teacher.

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Brookelyn Fowler

Hi my name is Brookelyn Fowler and I am certified in the 200 hour YTT. My yoga practice began after having my first child almost 7 years ago. I wanted to find a way to get in shape while being more mindful and gentle to my body. I quickly realized after a few classes how much yoga was than just exercise. After having my second child in 2019, I found yoga helped clear the anxieties of motherhood and destress me from daily life. By 2020 I had decided to take the 200 hour training to expand my own practice and knowledge. Through the training and due to amazing teachers in the yoga community, I decided to start teaching in 2021. Yoga has been such a blessing to my life and I love sharing it and helping others find peace and happiness within themselves.

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Tricia French

 

My name is Trish. I am a hippie spirit that has been practicing Yoga most of my life but this is my first time teaching. My personal practice started with Hatha Yoga in my youth and I have added a variety of different yoga styles over the years. Yoga and meditation have been a vital part of my daily life and the inspiration for other interest all centered around a healthy , grounded , connected life. I love serving others and am very involved in our beautiful community. I have been living in beautiful Lake Havasu City for the last 20 plus years. I just love this community. I am so excited to turn the page to this new chapter and begin my teaching journey.

Substitute Teachers

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Jina Montgomery 

Hello my lovies!
My name is Jina, and I am honored to announce that I am now apart of the Llama Yama Instructor tribe ✨ I’ve been practicing yoga since I was an adolescent and through the years I have found an unconditional love for hot! My goal for all of you beautiful souls is to completely immerse yourself in our practice, releasing all stress and negative energy. I can’t wait for us to come together on our Mat’s and just vibe together!

Lots of love

Jina xo

In Loving Memory of

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Cristina Navaretta

 

The stress of modern life can lead to self-neglect and burn out and that’s exactly what happened to Cristina.

The final push to change her life was when she developed autoimmune diseases and eventually became bedridden.

Then she found yoga – it literally saved her life!

After a lot of essential healing and self-inquiry, Cristina traveled the world for the past 10 years soaking in knowledge from various Lineages and Masters. An E-500 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainer and intuitive bodyworker with a deep study of the Krishnamacharya Lineage, Ashtanga, Tantra, Restorative, and Yin.  

She has also been extensively trained in a variety of healing modalities ranging from Thai Massage, Yoga Therapy, Shamanic Healing and Meditation to Breathwork for Trauma Release and Yoga Nidra.  

Her life journey is one of self healing and constant study through immersion and apprenticeship.   Her classes are an authentic fusion of the wisdom passed down by her teachers.  Each class includes hands-on adjustments and is intuitively guided based on the students present, leveraging whatever tools are needed in each unique moment.