We truly have something for everyone - that means you. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or looking to get started, there is a place for you in our community. When you come into our studio, you can be sure you’ll leave with a greater sense of peace, physical calm, and the mental energy to face whatever life brings your way.
floo-id YOGA is a community that’s all about creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive place for you to discover your best self. We’re here to help guide you towards a new sense of wellness and peace.
Starting a yoga practice for the first time or joining a new studio can feel intimidating. We know you’re looking for a place that feels like “home”. That’s why we’ve created an intentional community. There’s a place in it for everybody- a place where you can feel like you belong no matter your experience, physical abilities, or where you are on your journey. Welcome home.
Physical fitness is an important part of living a balanced life, and yoga is a great way to achieve that. But at floo-id YOGA, we believe that total wellness means caring for your body and your mental health. This means we work toward integrating physical, emotional, and mental health into our practice so you can get the best that yoga has to offer. This approach is what sets yoga apart and will help you change your life for the better.
While it’s true that each of us is on our own path in our yoga practice, being surrounded by a supportive, encouraging community can make all the difference to continued success. Our teachers, students, and wider community all contribute to make floo-id YOGA the safe, welcoming place that it is.
It won’t take you long to know why we have so much pride at floo-id YOGA with our amazing team of yoga instructors; they are friendly, skilled, and love what they do.
When scheduling a class we encourage you to read their short bios below as you will get to know our great team who make floo-id YOGA one of the best yoga studios in Phoenix & Scottsdale.
Beth has always been active in sports, but it seemed just when she would begin to progress, an injury would plague her. She was initially drawn to Bikram Yoga because of the physical challenge, but soon discovered there was more to yoga. It increased her mind-body awareness, and through consistent practice, all of her injuries disappeared. Yoga has helped Beth relax, lose weight, and manage stress more effectively. The years of practicing have made subtle changes in her attitude, physical appearance, and demeanor. Beth directly attributes these changes to hot yoga. Beth has taught yoga for more than 19 years, earning her Bikram Certification in 1999. She teaches with high energy and a friendly approach that welcomes and encourages all levels to participate. Beth believes everyone can benefit from a regular yoga practice.
A native Phoenician, Tiana practiced yoga on and off for years, and after 5 years she became more consistent. Tiana believes that yoga is a spiritual practice that keeps her balanced and emotionally at peace. This is why Tiana decided to get certified and share the practice with those open to the experience. She received her Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification in 2011. Tiana believes that when a student is on their mat, wherever they may be that day is perfect. Each person knows what they need day to day and she encourages acceptance of that moment.
A dancer since age 3, Amy has always had a passion for movement created from balancing strength and flexibility within the body. Amy discovered her love for yoga 5 years ago becoming a dedicated practitioner of vinyasa and Buti yoga. “Yoga is an opportunity to shake stuff up, let things go, re-connect,and find your happy place” Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, Amy lived in Los Angeles for 14 years and has now lived in Scottsdale since 2017. In July of 2018, Amy completed her 200YTT here in Scottsdale. Amy hopes to inspire others to have fun and stay mindful of how they feel aligned during their practices. She might even challenge a class with her favorite arm balance of the moment.
Danielle was first introduced to Kundalini yoga in 1984 and has been teaching a broad range of styles since 2001. Each class she provides every student with the opportunity for a unique yoga experience that will change them on and off the mat. Insightful and uplifting, Danielle offers new perspectives on relieving the stressors of modern life through a fusion of mindful healing practices. She provides a safe growing environment in which each practitioner feels valued. Her expertise in verbal and hands on adjustments ensures that every student finds ease throughout their practice of yoga. Danielle is also an E-RYT 500.
Jen started practicing after a friend dragged her to a yoga class and has been hooked on hot yoga ever since. Over the years, Jen has found that in times of transition or uncertainty, coming back to her mat reminds her to carry balance with her, regardless of what is happening in the world around her. Jen wanted to be able to help other people find that same mindset with their practice. Jen completed a 200-Hour Hot Yoga certification and began teaching. Jen says that it was one of the best things she’s ever done both for her practice and for her own growth. Jen’s advice to her students is, “Smile and breathe… you’re doing something so wonderful for yourself and everyone around you!”
Kåthe began her yoga practice in December 2011 while healing from a divorce. She thought yoga would be a perfect opportunity to spend time on her own wellness. Her experience in the hot room served as her therapy – she was able to release her painful experiences while feeling safe. Kåthe felt compelled to share what hot yoga meant to her, so she enrolled in the 200 Hour YTT at floo-id YOGA and became a certified instructor in November 2015. She is thrilled to be able to bring the joy of yoga to every class she teaches. Her favorite posture is Standing Forehead to Knee. She feels she still has a lot of work to do on the posture and loves that there is no end goal in yoga. She believes yoga is the practice of finding acceptance and joy in the person you are right now, and the realization that each day your “now” is completely different.
Kevin has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2005 and became a certified Bikram Instructor in 2006. He began after taking a class at the urging of a friend, and was impressed with the results. After the first class he was hooked. He continued to attend classes regularly for about a year before he decided to walk away from his corporate career and pursue a career as a yoga instructor. Kevin made the decision to take the plunge, step out of his comfort zone, and trust the process. Now he can hardly wipe the smile off his face! Hot yoga has done wonders for his body, health, outlook, and disposition and he is honored to impart this knowledge upon others.
Mark discovered yoga the same way many other men have – through his girlfriend. She convinced him to take his first class in 1998. He was immediately drawn to both the strength and calm he saw in the students. Mark began his yoga journey with Ashtanga yoga and then moved on to a variety of Vinyasa practices. In 2003, Mark discovered floo-id YOGA and once again was hooked on the challenges presented by the hot yoga practice. He loves the breath work, focus, and discipline that Hot Yoga requires. Mark received his RYT 200-Hour certification at floo-id YOGA.
Originally from Brazil, Michelle and her daughter moved to Arizona in 2003, where she began practicing yoga after going through a difficult time. She found, as a soccer player and runner, that she always suffered from some sort of neck and back pain. But after practicing yoga regularly, she was no longer in pain. She is immensely grateful for the mental clarity, peace, and physical strength yoga has brought her. So in October 2016, she became certified at floo-id YOGA. Michelle’s advice for students is to, “always be open to the experience every time you come to the mat. When you stop having expectations for what you need to achieve or expectations around comparing yourself to others, this is when yoga brings you the most fulfillment.”
Serena has a B.A. in Elementary Education and has been an early elementary school teacher since 1992. In 2015, she earned her RYT 200 and now brings that same passion for teaching to her students at floo-id YOGA. She also enjoys traveling, art, culture, the beach, gardens, nature, animals, and kids. Her favorite quote is from Jack Layton, an 1800’s politician: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
Samantha started her practice when she was 19 after a girlfriend raved to her about the benefits of Hot Yoga. She continues to practice for her mental and physical health. She became certified in Hot Pilates because she wanted to impact people's lives the way others had impacted hers.
Her advice to students is, “Don't wish for it; work for it! Everytime you step into a class you are closer to where you want to be so keep fighting for your goals, dreams, and aspirations!”
Cacee first began her yoga practice in 2012 as a way to supplement her weight-training regimen at the gym. She had stopped practicing yoga for about a year when she discovered Hot Yoga and fell in love. She noticed in her first class how much more focused and present and at peace she was. Over time, she truly felt that yoga could cure anything. That’s when she knew that she truly wanted to teach yoga. She believes that people should feel the benefits, not only physically, but mentally. Her advice to students while they practice is “Always focus on your breath and honor the body you brought to practice today. Not every pose will be perfect every practice. Find where you are in the moment, be present, and focus on your inner peace, your breath.” Cacee has her 200 hour YTT, and is currently working towards her 500 hour certificate.
Angela first began her relationship with yoga in Michigan, while studying theatre at Wayne State University. When she moved to LA, her practice started to deepen and that’s when she really started to notice the healing benefits on and off the mat. She could see how it helped her anxiety levels decrease and how it healed her from the inside out. Finally, after years of thinking about it, she gave herself the space to dive into the unknown side of yoga, becoming a teacher. It gives her absolute joy to have the ability to share this gift with other people. She has a 200 hour RYT and a Yin certification. One of her favorite quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh is, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”