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Down Dog Sedona Bios

Elle Everett - E-RYT 500, Reiki Master and Ayurvedic Health CounselorShe has been incorporating the principles of Ayurveda into her yoga classes as well as holding  workshops to share this knowledge with others to help them have better digestion, sleep, and quality of life. 

Elle has a passion for working with others to help them find peace and happiness through the mind-body connection. Elle founded Down Dog Sedona to provide a space to practice yoga but also to bring people together as a community. She believes that yoga is for everybody and that it is not about how deep you go into a pose but rather the integrity of the pose to avoid injuries. She emphasizes centering and finding the breath in the beginning and the end of practice. Asana is only one of the eight limbs of yoga. Elle feels that the emphasis of yoga should be inclusive of the other limbs and not just the physical practice. Check out Elle's blog for more Ayurveda and wellness topics.

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Everett - RYT 200

Co-owner and Elle's husband, Everett never thought he would "Do Yoga." Now? Today, not only is he a yoga business owner with Elle, he swears by yoga as it has provided him with the physicality of movement and strength conditioning that he loves, along with what the before-unforeseen-benefits of meditation, breathing and relaxation can do for his blood pressure and demeanor (ask Elle). Everett prefers a fast-paced, Vinyasa Flow practice. As he says, "Nothing too fancy, just a block and tackle-type approach with a lot of cueing, a lot of movement, and a lot of opportunity to sweat." 

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Alicia - RYT 200

Alicia, a newly trained yoga instructor, brings a wealth of passion and love to her teaching. Introduced to yoga seven years ago, she has since cultivated a dedicated practice, which has flourished further since her relocation to the Verde Valley. Alicia firmly believes that yoga is accessible to everyone and is eager to share its transformative power with others. With her compassionate approach and commitment to inclusivity, she aspires to guide her students on their own journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being. 

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Kelly - RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP

Recently relocating to Sedona from Carmel, Indiana, Kelly has been practicing and studying yoga for over 20 years, with 10 years of experience teaching a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin. A dedicated Angel Ambassador volunteer at Sedona Yoga Festival since 2018, she is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike, emphasizing authenticity and self-acceptance. Kelly integrates traditional and modern yoga practices, aiming to help her students connect with their breath and find a sense of inner peace during their practice. She believes the benefits of yoga extend beyond the mat, encouraging everyone to carry that sense of peace and mindfulness into their daily lives.

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Lilianna - RYT 200

Born and raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Liliana had her first 90-day mindfulness meditation immersion in 2015 led by Mickela Rae. In 2019, Liliana started a committed asana practice at Sukha Yoga in Austin Tx, and came to understand yoga as a lifestyle. In 2021, she became a certified yoga instructor through the School Yoga Institute in shamanic healing yoga program in the Sacred Valley, Peru. Liliana considers herself passionate about beautification and the healing arts. In sessions, Liliana holds space for a collective meditation; encouraging an intuitive warm up, continuing with a traditional inspired vinyasa flow, incorporating meditation, pranayama and asana into a holistic practice that cultivates unity and wellness in the community.

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