MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Guiding You Toward Your Goals
Passionate, skilled, and dedicated – our instructors are here to inspire, motivate, and help you achieve your fitness aspirations with personalized guidance and unwavering support.
Joolee began her yoga journey in 2006 in Antarctica when she attended a weekly class for a few months. At the time, she was of the mindset that you had to do something like running or yoga every day in order for it to make a difference. When the season ended, she stopped doing yoga, and as the creakiness set in, she realized just how much that one weekly class had helped her entire being. She was a convert! Since 2011 she has been teaching Restorative, Acro, AcroFit, Sampoorna, Vinyasa, and Five Elements classes, from Antarctica to Puerto Rico to Alaska and Pennsylvania. Additionally, as an LMT, she specializes in Thai massage and believes that sprinkling a little healing touch around (for those who opt-in) can be grounding and glorious!
Life can be beautifully hectic. Restorative yoga is here to help balance out that energy.
200-hr Santosha Vinyasa course, Bali, 2011
300-hr Sampoorna course at Peaceful Valley Ashram, Sligo, PA, 2013
AcroYoga International Level I (acrobatic & therapeutic) &
Acrofit Trainer, Mexico, 2018
AcroYoga International Level II (therapeutic), Mexico, 2020
Denver Integrative Massage School, 2019
Thai Massage courses in Thailand, Laos, Colombia, Mexico, CO and PA (2014-2020)
Joshua is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a former special operations diver for the U.S. Navy. His vision is to help everyone find success through a plan that is sustainable and achievable for their individual health and fitness goals. Joshua leads group fitness classes that are centered on balance and stabilization geared for the brand newcomer and classes focused on attaining maximum strength and performance potential. He also provides individual training that is personalized and specific.
With a background and the accompanying injuries in dance, Carly began studying yoga around 14 as part of a flexibility and later physical therapy regime. After studying all across the globe, from Austin, TX, to Alaska, to India, and beyond, the roots and intention of yoga became apparent and began to shape and shift her approach to the practice. Carly's classes emphasize breathing and working a measured and intentional path toward strength, balance, and self-observation.
Linda is a certified iRest Yoga Nidra meditation teacher and a certified IYAT yoga therapist. Her classes and day job as a health scientist focus on shifting and resetting the nervous system for deep relaxation, restoration, and building inner resilience. She teaches Yoga Nidra meditation retreats and classes using the iRest (Integrative Restoration) protocol and also combines guided meditation combined with restorative yoga.
Additionally, she was recently licensed as an ASAHI teacher. ASAHI is a health exercise method from Finland that is grounded in medical science. It is easy to learn, appropriate for all ages, and can be done at home, in the gym, inside, or outside without any special equipment. This Nordic body-mind practice has gone global, and she looks forward to sharing it in Alaska!
iRest Yoga Nidra
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As a seasoned Yoga and fitness instructor, Maggie infuses her classes with warmth and inclusivity. Her sessions are a welcoming haven for individuals of all fitness levels, as she thoughtfully tailors each practice to offer various options. Maggie's expertise shines through in her ability to create an atmosphere of growth and comfort. Her commitment to guiding you toward your fitness goals is evident in every session she leads.
Meet Rafael, a true master, and experienced fitness instructor with a discerning eye for effective training. His kind and enthusiastic approach creates a welcoming environment for all, while his deep knowledge of fitness and training ensures you're in expert hands.
Stephanie is Cirque Roots Studio and Productions's co-founder, co-owner, and artistic director. Stephanie has choreographed many cirque shows for the past fifteen years and performed for various audiences and venues. Modern hoop dance has been her primary performance art, which has led to expertise in fire dance, stilt dance, and acrobatics. She has learned from many amazing circus and performance artists throughout the world and has developed her own unique style.
Stephanie, originally from Long Island, NY, was drawn westward by her family roots in Oregon and Montana. She finds inspiration in nature, which sparked her academic journey in physics and astronomy, leading to a Master's degree from The University of Arizona. Her passion for hoop dance shifted her focus from astronomy to performance art, where she discovered the beauty of artistic expression and self-connection, grounding herself in the present moment.
Erin is a small-town, country gal who enjoys an active lifestyle and
sharing with others in their wellness journey. She is a local high school
Spanish teacher whose educational training began in Costa Rica and
expanded into global travel leadership. Her passion and practice for holistic living sparked her interest in yoga. In 2019, Erin graduated with a 200hr RYT Yoga Alliance Certification and began her Icy Mermaid Yoga practice. She is also certified in Buti, Aerial, and SUP Yoga. She finds God's peace and relaxation in movement and breath and believes in the wellness power of yoga.