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Natalie

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Natalie completed her RYT-200 at Yahweh Yoga. After being a student for nearly 10 years, and seeing how yoga improved her health, she became passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others. Her goal is to create a space where students will find relaxation, peace, and improve their overall wellbeing.

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Rachel

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Rachel received her RYT 200 certification through Yahweh Yoga teacher training in 2015. She is an RN with both a Pediatric and Adult Oncology background, and currently serves as Clinical Adjunct Nursing Faculty with two local colleges. Since she started practicing yoga several years ago, she has noticed an increase in strength, flexibility, balance and focus. “Exercise has always been an important part of wellness and health for me. I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and being outdoors. But yoga offers [...]

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John

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Born in Ohio, raised in Texas Served in the US Amy January 1989 to February 2003 November 2003 to April 2012 served as a police officer for the City of Clarksville, TN and the City of Aurora, CO I moved to Arizona in May 2012 My battle with PTS started in 2009, and will continue. After moving to Arizona I found Horse Rhythm which led me to Honor House where I joined Operation Healing Journey which included 10 weeks (twice [...]

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Aimee

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Aimee discovered Pilates while living in the Bay Area in 2005. I love to dance growing up, Pilates was intuitive and in sync with my personal style of exercise. I loved the way it made my body feel and wanted to share that experience with others. I received my mat training from Pilates Core Integration, in Tempe AZ in 2015. Her first yoga mat experience was memorable, “I felt God’s love, it was peaceful, everything was Christ-centered from beginning to [...]

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Dr. Heather Paulson

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Dr. Paulson graduated from Southwest College of Natural Medicine (SCNM), Dr. Paulson completed a two-year residency focusing on Naturopathic Oncology at the Center for Cancer Care. This integrative medical facility is part of Goshen General Hospital in Goshen, Indiana. Dr. Paulson was also part of the medical team at the Women’s Retreat Center in Goshen, IN. Dr. Paulson also enjoys practicing yoga. She has completed specialty yoga training’s for geriatrics, pre/post natal, chair, and kids yoga. Dr. Heather Paulson is [...]

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Madalyn Otto, ND

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Dr. Otto teaches Clean Eating 101 For Yahweh Yoga Teacher Training. Dr. Madalyn Otto is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and is licensed in the state of Arizona. She is currently completing a naturopathic family medicine residency at the medical center there. Her mission is to provide safe and effective solutions to her patients for a wide array of health concerns. Dr. Otto uses a multitude of therapies in treatment, but emphasizes classical homeopathy and nutrition [...]

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Rich

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Rich began his practice of Yoga almost eight years ago and has made it the foundation of his overall fitness plan. The combination of strength, flexibility, and meditation principles is what drew him to yoga and inspires his practice. In addition to Yoga, he enjoys weight lifting, backpacking, snowboarding and flying his plane. If it’s physical and involves strength or speed, Rich likes it. Rich grew up in the Phoenix area and attended U of A. He then served 20 [...]

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Judy

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I feel so honored to be apart of the Yahweh Yoga team! I will never forget the peace I felt from the first class I ever attended. Shortly after, I was led to go through teacher training over a year ago and felt that God was saying this is another avenue He would allow me to help share that same peace and healing as He has brought to me. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 11 years and we are blessed [...]

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Pam

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I am a late blooming yogi.  I started practicing yoga in my mid twenties, and as my practice “evolved” it became obvious to me, I didn’t fit into advanced secular yoga.  I was not a strong Christian at the time and felt very vulnerable to some of the philosophies I was being exposed to. I left the practice I loved until 4 years ago when I learned the church I attended offered yoga through Yahweh Yoga.  That was it, to [...]

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Stephanie

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Stephanie Washington has loved singing in worship bands and serving in youth ministry for years. She has also struggled with chronic health issues for a very long time. Back in 2007, she prayed for God to bring her new motivation for exercising and God answered her prayer almost immediately through Yahweh Yoga. On her yoga mat, she found a place as nourishing to her soul, as to her physical body. He grew a desire in her heart to share this [...]

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Diane

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Diane is dedicated to continuing the yoga education process and in the spring of 2012, completed her Barkan Method Hot Yoga Teacher Training Level II/lll certification. In the fall of 2014 Diane completed her Master’s level training through Yahweh Yoga, with an emphasis on helping students that have anxiety and/or stress disorders. With an osteo arthritis diagnosis, herself, she tries to make yoga accessible to all, by challenging the preconception that one must be flexible to do yoga. Diane believes [...]

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Dr. Beth Livengood

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Dr. Beth Livengood sees a higher purpose to medicine than just easing pain or delaying disease progression, though these are important too. Her aim is to help each of us achieve our full potential in this life, which is best accomplished if we have a sound mind, body, and spirit. Hence, along her path to becoming a physician, Dr. Livengood acquired skills in various healing modalities, such as yoga therapy, diet and exercise applications, and motivational teaching. She earned a [...]

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Courtney Chalfant

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Yahweh Yoga Co-Founder Courtney and her mother, DeAnna Smothers, were called by God to start Yahweh Yoga in 2005. As the instructor for all postures, breathing, and Christian meditation for the Certified Christian Yoga Teacher accreditation, Courtney challenges her students to ever-higher levels of personal performance in their yoga practice. She calls this “challenging students from a place of love.” People who know Courtney call her “Sunshine.” She loves creating an experience where mental calmness, physical strength and spiritual presence [...]

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DeAnna Smothers

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Yahweh Yoga Co-Founder DeAnna began Yahweh Yoga in 2005 with her beloved daughter, Courtney Chalfant. DeAnna has been practicing Christ-centered yoga for more than 25 years. DeAnna teaches ethics, nutrition, and teaching methodology in Yahweh Yoga’s Certified Christian Yoga Training program. She loves her students and enjoys making each class a time for students to experience deep peace as they learn. DeAnna’s solemn prayer is that her teaching will help her students become confident and professional and return to their [...]

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