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LLAMA YAMA YOGA

Introducing Our Teachers

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 RYT-500; 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.

 

Dawn Alvord 

“Committed to helping others improve their quality of life and health through personalized, effective fitness & nutritional coaching”

I have been involved in the fitness industry since 1985, working in all capacities of fitness coaching, from competitive athletic coaching to post injury rehabilitation. My areas of expertise include functional training, pilates, core conditioning, special populations, corrective exercise, youth, obesity, senior fitness, and nutrition coaching.  I offer one-on-one, semi-private and small group coaching.

My goal is to have a life-changing impact on my clients/students by creating a challenging, appropriate and effective fitness and nutrition experience!

I am committed to support and assist each individual in meeting or exceeding their fitness goals.

My certifications include:

  • American council on exercise (ace) personal trainer

  • American council on exercise (ace) health & nutrition coach

  • Pilates coach

  • Silver & fit certified instructor

  • Cpr, first aid, aed

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.

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.  

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!

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. 

Dawn Fekete

My   name   is   Dawn   Fekete   and   I   am   a   certified   Wellness

Professional specializing in Yoga & Health Coaching. I started practicing yoga in 2001 at my local gym and was immediately inspired by the extraordinary healing potential of a daily yoga practice.  In 2014,  with the goal only to deepen my personal practice, I enrolled in yoga teacher training at the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, CA. As I learned about the history and ancient science of yoga, I realized a desire to share my experience with others, so I began quiding corporate, private and group 

 yoga classes immediately after receiving my certification. Understanding that another important part of a healthy lifestyle is proper nutrition, so I took an  additional step in my health and wellness   journey.     In   2017   I   received   my   Health   Coach certification with Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.  I am also currently enrolled in Holistic Nutrition Specialist Certificate of Excellence at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. My yoga classes are accessible to all levels of practitioner and free from judgment and competition. Classes focus on exploration rather than destination and will include a concentration on breath, strengthening, stretching, balancing, healing and relaxing. While I find joy in moving around the yoga mat, I also relish spending time with my husband David and my CzechGSD Otto. We all love the outdoors and when not practicing yoga you can find   me   hiking,   camping,   offroading,   jet   skiing   and paddle boarding.  I look forward to meeting you on the mat no matter where you are in your yoga journey.  

Certifications:

  • 200 RYT

  •  Yoga For PTSD

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Certified Health Coach

  • Holistic Nutrition Specialist (currently enrolled)

Karey Mohamed

Hello my friends,

My name is Karey, I am very excited to be a new edition to the Llama Yama Family and would love to share a quick background of myself.  I spent the first half of my life as a trained ballerina and competitive dancer. As a young adult I was blessed with a beautiful family and put my heart and soul into being a wife & mom.  During that time of my life I found a passion for fitness and combined that with my ballet/dance training.  I became a teacher of Dance Fusion/Fitness classes and taught

& mentored many beautiful souls with a like minded love for music & movement for 15 yrs.  With my growing passion for fitness and the changing trends, I was inspired to start a women’s boot camp & personal training program in my hometown of Norco, Ca. I got my ACE certification and found a new love of inspiring others to connect with their mind, body & soul connection.  I was able to teach others the importance of technique and working at a level that makes fitness fun & function able.  I am a new resident of Lake Havasu and have felt right at home with the small town/community feeling you get here! I feel blessed to join the Llama Yama Family and share my passion of life, music, movement, love and positive vibes with all of you.  So with that, I cannot wait to meet you all at the Barre & the Mat. 

Much Love & Appreciation. Namaste

Zoe Festa-Woods

Hello Llama Yama Yoga community! My name is Zoe Festa-Woods and I am a certified vinyasa and yin yoga instructor. Last summer, I spent a month in Bali, Indonesia learning functional anatomy, mindfulness techniques, the history of yoga and so much more (I’d love to tell you all about it if you are ever interested!). Since then, I have taught both styles at ASU-Tempe and here in Lake Havasu; enjoying every second of it and learning just as much from my students as they are from me. I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to continue to teach in my hometown while I am here finishing the last year of my bachelors in kinesiology at ASU@Lake Havasu. I am looking forward to seeing you in the studio and getting to know you all! Until then, “still the mind, inhale peace, let go of worries, exhale stress, notice the breath, connect to all, embrace calm.”

Dr. Lucinda Mallory

Dr Lucinda (Dr Lu) is not only an alternative medicine physician; she is also a high energy athlete that teaches hot bootcamps. She was  trained in Hot Pilates Extreme as well as Barefoot Boot camps at  BodyHeat studio  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her high energy and knowledge of the human body and how to fine tune it are talents that she brings to Llama Yama Yoga!