Founder of Session Yoga
Chelsea is a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and E-RYT 200 as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She has been practicing yoga since 2006 and began teaching shortly thereafter. Chelsea owned and operated Arizona Power Yoga in Tucson, AZ prior to creating Session. Her love of business and yoga makes being a studio owner the perfect fit for her. Chelsea teaches a dynamic power flow and is committed to creating a balanced and empowering yoga experience. She pours passion and fun into every class she teaches.
Founder of Session Yoga
Kristin is an E-RYT 200 and has completed Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste. A Washington native, Kristin spent much of her childhood and youth practicing gymnastics and mastering the cello. After studying Vocal Performance at the University of Washington, Kristin headed to the desert, following her interests in backpacking, hiking and climbing to California, Utah and eventually Arizona. After years of exploring different styles of Yoga, Kristin found the Baptiste practice and quickly became a certified teacher (RYT 200). She took immediate interest in teaching the power flow and especially in teaching basics and introducing new people to the power of Yoga. For Kristin, founding Session Yoga represents an opportunity to share her passion for Yoga and wellness with a diverse cross section of Tucsonans. Aside from her Yoga certifications, Kristin holds several certifications in wine education.
Grant is a graduate of Baron Baptiste’s teacher training levels I, II and III, and he is a registered yoga instructor at the 500-hour level with the Yoga Alliance. Grant believes that all beings are deserving of “well-being”– the feeling of flourishing through engagement in life. He strives to keep his vinyasa classes fun, playful, and accessible to all. Through yoga, Grant seeks to cultivate individual responsibility for happiness, and thereby assist his students in awakening their unique grace, power, and wisdom.
Discovering the power of yoga at 17, Kali Kennedy instantly felt a vocation towards teaching and yoga. Wasting no time, she received her 200 RYT yoga certification at Arizona School of Yoga. She also attended extensive training at Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste, a founder of power yoga. This girl has a fierce passion for yoga and a mission to help spread the benefits of this mind-body awareness and exercise. Though pursuing a degree in education, Kali is dedicated to a life of revealing the unlimited effects of a yoga practice.
Sarah is an RYT 200 as well as a certified personal trainer. Sarah found power yoga in high school and never looked back. After graduating from the University of Arizona she wanted to pursue something she loved and that was becoming a yoga instructor. She believes every one has the power and potential to be the person and yogi they want to be. Sarah likes to keep her classes full of fun, flow and music.
Jes has a deeply rooted history with movement as a means to explore, open and connect with the Self, so the place where this all began is fairly impossible to pinpoint. For many years, asana was a way to prepare for, get better at, and stay in shape for, dancing. That culminated in a degree in dance from California State University, Long Beach, as well as a number of professional performances.
Jes went on to complete her 200-hour certification (Yoga Alliance RYT 200) in New York City, in 2009. She has since had the incredible opportunity to share her practice with yogis in California, Connecticut and now Arizona. She believes in yoga’s ability to help us press our ‘reset’ button; yoga can remind us of our infinite possibility, drawing us in the opposite direction of the things that keep us from what we truly want… simply by showing up. A regular yoga practice has informed and deepened her gratitude and love for everything.
A.J. Rogers is a RYT 200 and has completed Level One Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste. With a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Relations, A.J. brings a unique perspective to her yoga practice and teaching. She thoroughly understands the importance of getting in touch with the Mind/Body/Spirit connection. Emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, grieving, physical ailments and many more areas are benefited greatly by yoga. A.J.’s positive approach to life and yoga shines through in her organic teaching style. She believes it is our duty to shine in order to give others permission to shine too.
Trisha began her yoga journey while in law school in San Diego, California as a way to stay fit and surf through the usual pressures of a highly competitive doctoral program. She did her teaching training in 2008 with Ganga While and Tracy Rich at White Lotus in Santa Barbara, California. Since then her practice has evolved with her travels and teachers around the world. Her all levels classes at Session Yoga include challenging options–arm balances, twists and inversions–along with the option to take child’s pose at any time. Students are encouraged to come, have fun, and find the sweetness in each pose. Expect to sweat and flow to hip hop, reagge and classic rock and get a great work out all while learning a little about the traditional eight limbs of yoga.