"You cannot help anyone - you can only serve."
Tish Hegel, BS Kinesiology, E-RYT, ACSM CPT
With a practice of yoga spanning the last 27 years, Tish has developed a knowledge of Yoga that as evolved and
deepened throughout many life stages. She has had to modify and apply her Yoga practice through child bearing,
rehabilitation following various injuries resulting from an auto accident, and management of the chronic pain resulting
from a spinal disc disease. These life experiences, along with the experience of gaining and loosing excess body
weight, have enabled Tish to empathize with many challenges to and approaches toward the practice of Yoga. Tish
draws from these experiences, along with her knowledge of body mechanics learned while earning her BS degree in
Kinesiology from Arizona State University in every class she teaches. Tish is a certified personal trainer through the
American College of Sports Medicine and a Registered Yoga Instructor with the National Yoga Alliance. Her enthusiastic
and passionate approach to Yoga is conveyed through constant encouragement of her students and her efforts to make
a Yoga practice accessible to anyone who is eager to improve their mobility, functional capacity and ultimately their
quality of life.
Monica Page Subia, 500 RYT, Yoga Therapist
Monica is a native of Southern California. She spent many years living in the Netherlands before relocating to
Tempe in 2009. Monica taught Yoga at Svaha Yoga in Amsterdam, in the University of Amsterdam Dance
Department, various corporate events, for private clients and in fitness centers. She ihas completed the Loyola
Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx Certification Program directed by Dr. Larry Payne, author of Yoga RX.
Monica specializes in beginner's Yoga, restorative, vinyasa (flow) and power Yoga. Her uplifting and enthusiastic
teaching style is based in proper body alignment. Her classes are filled with laughter and joy. In addition to
having a passion for helping people improve their lives through Yoga, Monica is a professional musician. She
has traveled throughout Europe and California performing on her guitar and singing. It is not uncommon for her
to sing the names of the Yoga postures during a class, bringing a smile to everyone face. Monica is a Bhakti
(Devotional) Yogini. She uses Yoga as a method to strengthen her connection with the Divine. Yoga has
miraculously transformed Monica’s life and she is deeply grateful to be teaching & sharing this miracle with
|From the Light within each of us, helping you to find the Light within you.
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Sherrill Prideaux Smith, CYT, RYT 200, Curvy Yoga Certified
Sherill began studying dance at an early age and was first introduced to yoga while completing her BFA in Dance
from Arizona State University. Sherrill continued her yoga practice later in life to manage the stresses of a
demanding career. After receiving a cancer diagnosis in 2008, she found that through yoga she could reduce pain,
strengthen her immune system, feel younger and stay healthy. Sherrill received her 200 hour yoga teacher training
certificate at the age of 53, showing that it is never too late to begin. In addition, she has obtained additional
training in restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, and served as the Arizona Director of Yoga Bear. Sherrill
works privately with clients and offers yoga classes and workshops at oncology/radiation centers, hospitals, high
schools, and yoga studios. Sherrill’s student-centered classes offer a safe space to manage life’s challenges and
relieve stress, while allowing healing of the body, mind and heart.
Shaila Parthasarathi MBA, 500 RYT
As a child, Shaila watched her father practice yoga but didn’t establish her own practice until twenty years ago when she
found a wonderful Iyengar teacher in London. She continued studying classic yoga in the Netherlands and recently
completed her Occupational Certificate of Instruction at Scottsdale Community College and 500 hour RYT. Shaila
teaches Classical Yoga with an emphasis on building strength and finding flexibility to develop healthy posture with a
focused and relaxed mind. She especially enjoys working with people who are new to yoga and those wanting to
deepen their practice.
Sandra Rodegher, CYT 200
Sandra's yoga practice spans over a decade and initially was intended to be nice 'filler' for the dance classes,
little did she know that yoga would be a better fit for her than dance ever was. In 2008 Sandra completed her
yoga teacher training at At One Yoga in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has taught Yoga with individuals and small
groups. Sandra is currently pursuing her PhD at ASU. Her teaching draws on the guidance of her various yoga
teachers, but also incorporates knowledge from the natural strength training courses she has taken under Jon
Hinds in 2006. Sandra believes that anyone (anyone!) can improve and benefit from yoga, it’s just a matter of the
teacher meeting that person where the student is and helping them to find the path forward. Sandra enjoys
working with beginners to yoga, helping them to build a strong foundation in their practice. She feels she can
relate to their experiences having had to begin her practice anew several times due to injuries, surgeries, and
lifestyle changes. Sandra's philosophy on yoga is that a yoga practice is that it’s always waiting for you. As
Pattabhi Jois said, “Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal....” If you’re wondering if
yoga is right for you, it is.
Britney Jorgenson, BA Psychology, 200 CYT
Britney has been involved, in some capacity, whether through employment or education, in health and wellness since 1999.
Britney began her education at Mesa Community College, and eventually transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, UT
where she majored in Exercise Science (Kinesiology). It was during her first years of college that Britney was introduced to the
practice of Yoga, where she found both a physical exercise routine, as well as a mind and body stabilizing practice that she felt
truly aided her education. She began teaching a couple of years later. On her senior year at BYU she left school to become a full
time mom where she learned patience and nurturing that can’t be taught in a classroom, and has served to mold her in her
practice of Yoga. In 2011 Britney finished her education earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology from Arizona
State University. Britney’s approach to her practice of Yoga combines her broad understanding of the human body, and the
positive effects of Yoga with her personal and life experiences. Britney has also experienced the difficulty of accommodating a
major joint injury while the healing process takes place.:
Nancy Butterly CYT 500: Nancy moved to Arizona from Pennsylvania in 1997. Having always been athletic, Nancy
participated in gymnastics, lacrosse, field hockey in high school, She played ultimate frisbee for many years after college, has
ran three marathons and plays tennis. She currently enjoys hiking, boating and camping. Nancy was introduced to Yoga in 2002
and began her studies of Ashtanga Yoga in 2003. She has received both her 200 hr and 300 hr teacher training certificates
through Dave & Cheryl Oliver in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nancy volunteer's at the Lodestar Day Resource Center once a month and in
her spare time studies Philosophy and Sanskrit with the AZ School of Practical Philosophy and practicing Vedic Chanting with
Anusha Moore RYT 500: Anusha studied Ballet for over 20 years, and initially came to yoga just to stretch her muscles in
a new way. The Ashtanga practice was a natural fit for her as the discipline and dedication she felt in her dance training found
a new home in developing her daily practice. After taking her first class, she realized that Yoga presented so much more than
simply a way to cross-train the body; she felt the spiritual awakening that comes with setting an intention for the practice in
every class. Anusha received her 200 hour teacher training from At One Yoga in 2004 and completed her 300 hour certification
with Dave and Cheryl Oliver in 2012. She thanks all of her teachers, but especially Erika Halweil, Monique Maxwell, John
Salisbury and Dave and Cheryl Oliver.
Jenny McCarthy RYT 200: Jenny received her 200 hour RYT from Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in
Scottsdale, with Dave and Cheryl Oliver, and is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification. Jenny’s interest in yoga
began early on as a high school student with a yoga home video. Even then, she encouraged her friends to “step into
their body.” She has pursued other physical activities over the years including dance, aerobics, and pilates, but always
returned to yoga.
The second Yoga Sutra tells us, "Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah." This translates as, "Yoga calms the whirling of the
mind." Jenny feels yoga is the best program for cleansing both body and mind. Her goal is to spread the joy of yoga
and the peace of mind it can bring. Jenny also holds a B.S. in Family Social Services/Psychology and an A.A. in
Culinary Arts. Her classes move at the pace best suited for all participants, with adaptations presented leaving no one
Sean Shelton: CYT 200 Information to be added soon.
Jocelyn Dunn, Yoga Nidra Instructor
Jocelyn studied Yoga and Yoga Nidra at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts. After experiencing both the
physical and spiritual healing of yoga, she made it her life mission to share the wonders of yoga with the world.
With the belief that if you can breathe you can do yoga, Jocelyn offers a yoga experience to accommodate all