MEET THE FOUNDERS

Both having community-centric roots growing up in the heart of the Midwest, we wanted to create a space that incorporated these values along incorporating the artful, urban and diverse vibe of Downtown Phoenix that we now call home. Our passion for what we do is driven through the experiences we create and the commUNITY we operate in. Creating a safe, open and welcoming environment for everyBODY to have a place to build their own practice is our main focus.

 
 

BRANDI

Co-Founder

Brandi is an Arizona native but spent most of her childhood growing up in Missouri. She moved back to Arizona in 2011, and stepped into the yoga world in August 2012, where she quickly transitioned from her typical high intensity, weight lifting based workout routine to solely focus on yoga for physical, mental, and emotional wellness. She originally fell in love with the fun, playful, side of aerial yoga, ultimately leading her to a mat practice where she truly started to understand and develop her yoga practice. 

 

Over the next several years Brandi deepened her practice, explored different studios, found several inspirational teachers, attended many workshops and traveled for yoga festivals. In 2015, completed 50hr Aerial YTT and began teaching aerial yoga part-time. In 2016, she was given an opportunity she couldn’t resist. In the summer of 2016 she completed her 200hr YTT and decided to co-establish Elevate Yoga + Wellness. 

 

Brandi now is an E-RYT 200 and YACEP through Yoga Alliance, and she is currently enrolled in her 300hr YTT program. She holds certifications in Restorative Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Restorative Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Holistic Health Coaching, and Sports Nutrition, and is a Certified Mobility Specialist. She guides students through a variety of Aerial Yoga classes ranging from beginner styles through advanced, including restorative and a special low flow. She has co-designed and offers yoga workshops, trainings and mentorship programs and is available for private sessions as well.

Brandi is known for her high energy, heat building, fun classes. She has the ability to take the time to connect with her students on an energetic level and is able to understand each person’s individual needs in order to provide the best experience based on the individual. She has a keen attention to ensuring each student feels comfortable, confident, and supported in their practice and always helps each individual feel welcome. She has led over 1000 hours of classes, workshops and private lessons and served as a mentor to her peers.

Certifications and Trainings

E-RYT® 200

YACEP®

250-hr Aerial Yoga YTT

80-hr Aerial Restorative Yin YTT

50-hr Trauma Sensitive Restorative YTT

50-hr Aerial YTT

25-hr Trauma Informed YTT

Aerial Yoga and Sequencing

Mobility Specialist

AMBER

Co-Founder

Amber has practiced and studied yoga since 2005. After developing a personal practice over the course of 10+ years, Amber's practice truly began to develop after moving to Arizona in 2008. Over the years, she learned from many inspirational yoga teachers, attended various yoga festivals, and began to learn what her passions within her practice truly were. 

 

After years of deepening her own practice, Amber decided to take her passion into the classroom and began the journey of becoming a teacher to others. Amber first completed her first Aerial YTT program in 2015 and after the opportunity to open her own studio presented, Amber decided to take the full step to completing her 200hr YTT in 2016 prior to co-establishing Elevate Yoga + Wellness.

 

Amber is now an E-RYT 200 and YACEP through Yoga Alliance, and she is currently enrolled in her 300hr YTT program. In addition, she has continued to deepen her knowledge as a teacher and was able to hone in on her passion for both aerial yoga and restorative yoga after furthering her education through a variety of continuing education trainings. She holds certifications in Hatha Yoga, Aerial Restorative Yin Yoga, and Trauma Sensitive Restorative Yoga and has completed additional training in Aerial Yoga, Sequencing, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. She offers a range of class styles and has co-designed and offers yoga workshops, trainings and mentorship programs and is available for private sessions as well.

 

Amber is known for her calming practice, ability to take the time to connect with her students, and is able to understand each person’s individual needs by providing the best experience based on the individual. She has a keen attention to ensuring each student feels comfortable, confident, and supported in their practice and always helps each individual feel welcome. She has led over 1000 hours of classes, workshops and private lessons and served as a mentor to her peers. 

Certifications and Trainings

E-RYT® 200

YACEP®

250-hr Aerial Yoga YTT

80-hr Aerial Restorative Yin YTT

50-hr Trauma Sensitive Restorative YTT

50-hr Aerial YTT

25-hr Trauma Informed YTT

Aerial Yoga and Sequencing

Mobility Specialist

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Contact

text or call (602) 456-2762

Address

1001 N 3rd Ave | Ste 2

Downtown Phoenix, AZ

Studio Hours

Studio is open by appointment

Doors open 10 minutes before class

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