Yoga Collective Classes

Grow with Your Teacher

At Movement Culture, we cherish the spirit of community that thrives within our yoga practice. While yoga has traditionally been passed down from teacher to student, we take it a step further by fostering direct connections between teachers and their students.

Our teachers are encouraged to share their unique approach to yoga, creating a space where students can engage deeply with their practice under the guidance of a trusted mentor. By prioritizing this personalized interaction, we not only strengthen the student-teacher relationship but also cultivate a supportive community where everyone feels valued and supported on their journey.

We are proud to uphold the tradition of imparting the timeless teachings of yoga in a way that honors the individuality of both teachers and students. At Movement Culture, our commitment to community shines through in every class, as we come together to explore, learn, and grow in harmony.

 

Keisha
(she/her)
Instructor

✨Keisha Green @pleasureboundyoga, is a black-filipina yoga teacher dreaming of a world that is rooted in collective justice and liberation. Grounded in the power of Somatics, pleasure and connection, she is committed to co-creating safe containers for personal and community healing.

Teaches:   Hatha Flow w/ Keisha every Monday 7:30-8:30am & Hatha Flow Yoga with Keisha every Thursday @ 5-6pm 
Class Description: 

In this class, we will explore our sense of Self and sensuality through an intuitive, somatic-based hatha flow.

Long Description: In this class, we will explore our sense of Self and sensuality through an intuitive, somatic-based hatha flow.

This class is for any practitioner who would like to:

  • Connect intimately with their intuition through playful, sensual exploration.
    • Practice and receive the benefits of cultivating a compassionate, gentle spirit toward healing and repair.
    • Feel supported and well resourced by psychotherapeutic tools that regulate and soothe the nervous system.

Lily
(she/her)
Instructor

Lily is passionate about relationality. The way we relate to ourselves, one another, and the world is an essential part of who we are. Lily began her yoga practice when she was a teenager longing to find greater connection to her body. In Sedona in 2018, Lily received her 200RYT. Today, her classes weave together invitations of becoming more curious of our relationship to our bodies as well as expanding how we are connecting to ourselves on and off the mat. Exploring relationality can be felt in Lily’s teachings and in her relationship practices out of the studio. Together we get the opportunity to create the world we want through allowing ourselves to be touched by the world, ourselves, and one another.

 

Class Description: Bhakti flow is a yoga class designed for devotion. Each class begins with a meditation to bring into awareness where we choose to place our devotion today. As we flow into asana, we continue to hold this devotion in our awareness as we flow, breathe, and move our energy bodies. This class will explore some traditional asana shapes while incorporating movement in and through longer holds. Come root your devotion into your body and energy field.

Ja
(they/them)
Instructor

Ja is an artist, student of Yoga and working professional. In 2021, Ja attended a Yoga session facilitated by Pir Adi Chaitanyanath, also known as Damien Douglas Jr., and swiftly began their devotional pursuit for truth and peace. Ja earned their YTT 200 certification from the Sri Sri School of Yoga in early 2022 and has facilitated youth and small adult group Yoga sessions. Ja’s vision is to bring joy and stillness into every room they are welcomed into and to nourish connections that reunite people with themselves and ultimately, each other and the Divine.

 

Class DescriptionMantra with Ja is a rejuvenating, healing and transformational Hatha Yoga class. We will recite mantras and affirmations to build our mind’s resiliency to negative thought patterns as well as strengthen our physical bodies. Be prepared to release and let your light shine!

Desiree
(she/her)
Instructor

Desiree Hammond is a Black Chicana born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. A Yoga Instructor, Somatic Practitioner and Full Spectrum Doula with more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management, Desiree‘s work is rooted in human rights and healing justice.
Desiree is passionate about cultivating inclusive spaces that prioritize equity, with the goal of helping to create a world in which every person has access to the resources they need to thrive. Desiree is a pleasure activist, holistic health enthusiast, a space-holder, a world traveler, and an ever-evolving student of life.

 

Teaches: The Rest Portal (Restorative Yoga) – every Thursday @5:30 – 6:30pm

Leah
(she/her)
Instructor

Leah believes that yoga should be available and accessible to all who are interested in these paths of insight and healing, and has committed her many years of teaching to this belief. She has practiced yoga for over 25 years and has taught for 17, specializing in asana, pranayama and meditation instruction for diverse populations – both within and beyond the studio: youth, social activists, professional athletes, mamas & babies (creating the first, ongoing Mama-Baby class in Tucson), school teachers, healthcare providers, the chronically ill. social workers, elders and others with limited mobility, the marginalized, and the traumatized.

Teaches: Foundations of Yoga – every Saturday @11:00am – 12:00pm

Class Description: Leah’s classes regularly incorporate both yogic and Buddhist philosophy, and are grounded in the ethic that yoga on the mat is intended to translate into liberation and justice off the mat/ in the world. In addition to teaching yoga, Leah is an applied medical and cultural anthropologist who works in the realms of health equity, complementary and non-Western health and healing systems, gender equity, youth activism, and social movements on the U.S.-Mexico border. She has served as a Contemplative Social Justice fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and unites her commitments to social justice, liberatory education, and inclusive, holistic health and healing in her teaching.

Neve
(she/her)
Instructor

Neve has practiced yoga since 2003. After several car accidents in college, it became obvious the asana(postures) practice was a way to relieve pain and self-heal. Inspired by this, she received her RYT 200 teaching certificate in hatha alignment-based yoga with an Anusara influence in 2012. Neve consistently studies eastern spirituality as well as many forms of embodied movement. Neve has additional training in Ayurveda, Tantra and Bhakti. After 1000 hours of teaching she became a certified E-RYT and participated as a teacher with Bhav Brigade in southeastern Virginia. Neve enjoys guiding participants along the yogic path of self-discovery. Her passion for feminine movement and flow is sprinkled throughout her classes which tend to be playful with an element of reverence for the Divine.

Contact Neve personally and find out about her offerings here: www.Nevegrace.com
Class DescriptionCome to awaken shakti and harmonize your energy body! Neve has taught since 2011 and she is passionate about guiding others to embrace their sacred feminine energy of intuition, flow and creativity. In this class you will be guided to playfully connect to your spirit, while strengthening your physical body. Neve’s class combines her passions of Hatha, Tantra, Anusara, Ayurveda and Bhakti Yoga. You’re invited to join her unique and precious offering.

Phillip
(he/him)
Instructor

As a massage therapist Phillip always recommended his clients take yoga to help with mobility, flexibility, as well as allow them to meditate and reset. Eventually, in 2021 he decided to practice what he preached and went through yoga teacher training. To him, nothing feels as good as it should until he practices yoga. Given his very diverse background and life experiences, Phillip brings something different and special for everyone in his practice.

This 60 minute Yoga class is designed for all bodies and levels, beginner through advanced. We will blend the best aspects of Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga for a rejuvenating and empowering experience. This will be accomplished by seamlessly combining movements and standing postures typically found in traditional Hot Yoga, with more dynamic Yoga Flow movement sequences. Modifications will be offered that allow all to access poses with ease and comfort, while still fully benefiting from the practice. This class is all about you, for you, giving you the opportunity to just be you.

Teaches: Yoga Synthesis – every Wednesday @11:00am – 12noon

Grace
(she/her)
Instructor

Grace is an RYT500 with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching since 2015.
She is passionate about alignment, but loves to infuse her classes with a creative playlist and hatha flow based postures. She aims to provide her students with a warm, welcoming environment giving students a safe space to land.

In addition to being a yoga instructor, Grace is also a reiki practitioner, Shamanic healing practitioner, and Yoga Nidra facilitator.

Teaches: Slow flow & Meditation -Every Wednesday 9:30-10:30 am

Amanda
(she/her)
Instructor/ CE coordinator

Amanda Freed LMT, RYT, CMMI, is a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga and meditation teacher with over 35 years combined experience as a healer and intuitive. Practically from birth Amanda had been keenly aware of greater levels of consciousness; “a life beyond the obvious” one might say, but being raised in a “normal” time and place and in a family that was, as were most, concerned with worldly pursuits Amanda found life difficult, even painful. This discomfort followed her as she tried desperately to “fit in” and failed. It wasn’t until her mid twenties that she decided, almost circuitously, to answer the call of spirit and delve deep below the surface of daily life where she finally found purpose and joy.

 

After graduating from the Swedish Institute of Massage in NYC in 1988, Amanda found herself drawn more deeply to eastern studies including yoga, meditation, and various contemplative studies. Amanda pursued her passion for these deeper levels of awareness by studying with Native American tribes, academic scholars, and world renowned yoga and meditation experts. She has been a highly respected yoga and meditation instructor for over 20 years, is a senior member of an esoteric meditation community and is certified to teach meditation through the McLean Institute.

 

Whether it be through asana, guided meditation, Amanda’s signature Mantra Meditation course, Soul Readings or her 4 or 6 month Dharma Discovery Programs, Amanda is committed to meeting each student where they are and helping them to achieve their highest expression of SELF in this lifetime.

 

Amanda is devoted to living a life of service and her passion is assisting students and clients in living a fully aligned life. Her method of teaching is fun, easy to learn and honors each individual as an active, thinking human being capable of exploring higher states of consciousness.

 

Amanda teaches public and private yoga and meditation classes, workshops and retreats and offers limited clients massage therapy by appt.

 Katie
(she/her)
Instructor

Teaches: Slow Flow Yoga with Katie every Monday @9:30-10:45am & Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie every Thursday @9-10am