Meet our team of experienced instructors who are excited to be a part of your journey. Our instructors have experience working with yogis of all levels, ailments, and body types. Whatever the reason for your practice, we’re glad you’re here.
Kai discovered the journey of yoga over 15 years ago. After taking her first class, she immediately fell in love with yoga.
It only took a few years until she developed a serious relationship with her yoga practice. Yoga has transformed Kai’s life in every aspect. In 2005, she completed her 200-hour teacher training in Sampoorna Yoga under the guidance of Shri Yogi Hariji in Miramar, Florida. She taught private clients and group classes at local studios and wellness centers in Fort, Lauderdale FL.
Kai teaches her classes from the heart creating an uplifting energy flow, and focusing on alignment and hands-on adjustments. She motivates and inspires students to connect with their inner self using breath, movement and body awareness; this helps students explore and reach their true potential. Kai loves teaching classes that cultivate strength with stretch in hatha, vinyasa style flow and power flow. Kai is so grateful for the blessings and opportunities yoga has brought into her life and loves to share it with others.
Karen first came to yoga as a way to stay fit, manage her scoliosis and get stress relief. She still finds all those things, but her practice has blossomed into so much more. She has learned to breathe through discomfort, stop muscling her way through situations she may not yet be ready for and has learned to embrace her imperfections, (Karen calls herself a recovering perfectionist). She has learned to quiet her doubts and trust in herself.
Yoga came to Sean as a natural progression in his life. Since he can remember, he has been a part of something yoga oriented like Martial arts, gymnastics, and rock climbing. These things have helped him grow in ways he wishes to share with others. Sean has always sought ways to connect with the world around him and Yoga seems to fill this desire in every way.
I have been practicing yoga on a consistent basis since 1999. I was attracted to yoga as a means of stress-relief when I was working in the corporate world. During that time, I practiced both traditional hatha yoga, Bikram yoga and then pre-natal yoga during my pregnancy. Five months after the birth of my twin daughters in 2004, I began practicing Bikram yoga regularly in order to get my body back in shape as well as creating a block of time that was dedicated to me. I continued with that practice for over 4 years, accomplishing the goal of getting back my pre-pregnancy body. What I didn’t expect to happen was a yearning for more. In September of 2008, I decided to leave the Bikram studio in order to deepen my practice at Inner Vision Yoga. This move created a pathway for greater understanding of asana, pranayama and meditation and gave me a safe place to drop my shield and find my heart. Life has a way of “disrupting the applecart”, but I have found the practice has helped me become calm in the face of life’s challenges. Now I share the experience of yoga with others.
I am native of Arizona and started my Pilates journey back in 2012. The first time I tried Pilates l instantly fell in love with the movement, and the positive way it challenged my mind and body. It quickly became not only my favorite form of exercise, but a way to also rehabilitate an injury, as well as a form of relaxation and meditation for me. I began the teacher training program through BASI in Chandler AZ, so that I could help others find their passion for Pilates and feel the mental and physical benefits of the exercise. With my energetic style of teaching and fun personality,I enjoy enhancing the quality of lives through fitness and showing my students some challenging exercises while bringing alignment awareness to their bodies.
My yoga journey began in January 2014, when I discovered how to quiet my mind, how to challenge myself and how to let go. After my first time practicing Paddleboard Yoga, I knew this practice was meant for me. I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Yoga to the People in Tempe, AZ in September 2014. In March 2015 I completed my Paddleboard Yoga teacher training at Paddle into Fitness in San Diego, CA. I currently teach vinyasa classes on land and on the water throughout the Phoenix valley. My goal is to encourage my students to challenge themselves, but at the same time to honor their bodies while mindfully moving to the beat of their own breath.
Brad Jacobson is a Seattle native who served four years as an Army Ranger after the terror attacks of 9/11. Brad holds a Master’s degree in Biology uses yoga to help manage his PTSD and degenerative disk disease acquired from his time in the military. He loves the peace of mind and feeling of exhilaration and freedom that results from a challenging yoga practice. Brad brings passion to his classes by focusing on breathing techniques, intelligent sequencing, and meditation. Brad’s purpose for teaching is to share personal insight and wisdom developed from his own personal practice, but most of all to serve others.
Sandy is originally from San Diego moved to the valley in 2004. She is married with two sons 20 & 15 year old. Her 15 year old has special needs and is wheelchair bound. In 2009 her special needs son became deathly ill from the H1N1 Virus. He was placed into an induced coma and a heart & lung bypass life support for 1 month. After 2 months in the hospital she was able to bring her son home. It was during this time a friend took her to her first yoga class to get her out of the house. After about a month she began to understand the deeper meaning to the physical practice. It was the first time she was able to really have a chance to breathe her mind away. The practice allowed her time to herself to discover the deep connection inward. After 4 months she was inspired to share and become a teacher. Sandy has been teaching since 2011. She is certified at the 500 hour level. Her classes focus on the breath to challenge your your body and mind to unite. She teaches all levels from beginners to advanced with focus on alignment and modifications for all bodies and minds. Her favorite practices are Ashtanga, Vinyasa & Yin. And she loves the beach!!!
Kelly first discovered yoga while studying music education at Arizona State University. After graduating, she began teaching elementary and junior high music while continuing to practice yoga. Her passion for teaching and her enthusiasm towards yoga founded her desire to study all aspects of the yoga practice and to share that knowledge with everyone she could. She earned her yoga certificate with hopes to help others live in a healthy, balanced, and intentional mindset while recognizing and embracing the physical benefits of yoga on and off the mat. Kelly describes her classes as refreshing and rejuvenating.