"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 others.
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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
Inspired by her first Iyengar teacher in London more than twenty years ago, in 2010 Shaila completed the Occupational Certificate of
Instruction and 500 hour RYT in Scottsdale. Yoga has helped Shaila in building strength and finding flexibility to develop a healthy posture
and continues to cultivate the focused and relaxed state of mind she seeks. She places strong emphasis on alignment, using props to
refine poses and enjoy the therapeutic aspects of the practice. She loves working with people of all ages who are new to yoga and those
wanting to deepen their practice. Shaila has inherited a passion for food so, at home, you’ll find her improvising recipes with gusto.
She thanks her many teachers, including Ursula Schoonraad, (the late) Lilian Biggs, Revital Prisler, Carlyn Sikes and Tish Hegel, and
dedicates her practice to her very first teacher, J N Parthasarathi.
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 currently enjoys hiking,
boating and camping. Nancy was introduced to Yoga in 2002 and began her studies of Ashtanga Yoga in 2003. She has 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 Cheryl Oliver.
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.
Courtney Ochs, MS Education, CYT 200
Courtney's relatively new yoga practice, which began when she came to Hegel Yoga in 2011 after a back injury, is not reflected in
her quality of teaching or depth of understanding of Yoga. She has completed the Hegel Yoga Yoga Mastery Program under Tish
Hegel and is deeply committed to her personal practice which is centered on the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Courtney’s mission in
teaching is to make Yoga accessible to every student with proper modifications and use of props. Courtney enjoys assisting level
one students in their discovery of Yoga as well as creating dynamic and energetic ‘Power Yoga’ sequences for experienced
students. The calm and supportive environment of her classes ensures each student is comfortable. Outside of Yoga, Courtney
holds a BS in Art & Education from Westmount College and a M.S. in Education from University of Phoenix.
Katie Galligan, 200 CYT
Katie was exposed to yoga in college for the first time and fell in love. For many years, Katie practiced yoga strictly for
the physical benefits and she practiced mostly bikram, hot flow, power flow, and other forms of vinyasa. In 2009, Katie
discovered Ashtanga yoga and found that Ashtanga took her to depths of the practice that she never dreamed of, both
physical, mental, and spiritual. Katie combines her knowledge of psychology and experience in social work with her
knowledge of the therapeutic benefits of yoga to help relieve anxiety and calm the mind. Katie is a social worker by
trade and also utilizes yoga and breathing techniques with the children, toddlers to teenagers, with whom she works.
Katie is a certified Yoga Gangster through the non-profit, Yoga Gangsters, an organization based in Miami that
empowers youth by addressing the symptoms of trauma with the science and practice of yoga. Katie's passion is
working with 'Yoga Gangsters' to continue bring yoga to group homes, jails, juvenile justice facilities, rehabilitation
facilities, and schools in the Phoenix area. Katie also works with all populations to relieve stresses, both big and small,
to increase the love for life. Katie likes to find the joy in everyday life and in ‘the little things’ and she hopes to help her
students do the same.
Rachel Grayczyk, 200 RYT
Rachel discovered yoga as a means to heal back pain after fracturing a vertebra in 2008. Her yoga journey quickly took
her past the asana and deep into the philosophy that surrounds it. She firmly believes that the eight-limbed approach to
yoga has freed her mind just as radically as it has freed her body from the pain of past injuries. Rachel works to be ever
mindful of all eight limbs of yoga and integrates the eight limbs into her teaching on and off the mat. Rachel obtained her
200 hour certification from Dave's Authentic Ashtanga Yoga in July of 2013 and studied at Yogabones in Goa, India and
under Saraswathi Jois in Mysore, India in November and December of 2013.
Kelly Haugen, BA Psychology, 200 CYT
Kelly has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, completing her 200 hour teaching certification as part of Hegel
Yoga's first Teacher Training class in 2011. She aims to nourish students by building strength of body and breath and
by challenging expectations of what it means to truly practice yoga. With a focus on anatomy, alignment, and
awareness she uses humor and compassion to foster intentional, light-hearted movement through class. Outside of
the studio, she is a mega-foodie nutrition geek, avid hiker, and passionately loves all
things outdoors. She has a B.A in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.