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Meet the floo-id YOGA Instructors

It won’t take you long to know why we have so much pride with our amazing team of yoga instructors; they are friendly, skilled, and love what they do. When scheduling a class we encourage you to read their short bios below as you will get to know our great team who make floo-id YOGA one of the best yoga studios in Phoenix/Scottsdale.

If there is one instructor that you particularly vibe with, consider a one-on-one private yoga session. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more about having a private yoga session. If you would like to learn about what yoga classes we offer, click here.

We look forward to seeing you on your mat!

Beth Beary - Owner/Instructor
Beth Beary - Owner/Instructor
YACEP Alliance badge for continuing education for yoga instructors.YACEP Alliance badge for continuing education for yoga instructors.Studio owner, Beth Beary, has always been active in many sports, but it seemed that just when she would begin to progress, an injury would plague her. “I always seemed to be recuperating from one injury or another.” She was initially drawn to Bikram Yoga because of its physical challenge, but soon discovered there was more to yoga. “It increased my mind body awareness, and through a consistent practice all of the injuries disappeared!” Yoga has helped Beth relax, lose weight and manage stress more effectively. The years of practicing have made subtle changes in her attitude, physical appearance and demeanor. Beth directly attributes these changes to the hot yoga. Beth has taught yoga for more than 19 years, earning her Bikram Certification in 1999. She teaches with energy and uses her personal experience together with a friendly approach that welcomes and encourages all levels to participate. Beth believes everyone benefits from a regular yoga practice. Everyones results are different as it is an individual practice.
Tiana Hill - Teacher Manager/Instructor
Tiana Hill - Teacher Manager/Instructor
Tiana started practicing yoga on and off about 10 years ago and it was 5 years ago that her practice became more consistent. “I was looking to deepen my understanding and grow personally.” Tiana believes that yoga is a spiritual practice that keeps her balanced and emotionally at peace and has become a major part of her life! This is exactly why Tiana decided to get certified, and to share the practice with those open to the experience. She received her Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification in 2011. Her favorite pose is Anjaneyasana (crescent pose) because it is such a strong posture and the only posture named after a woman. “Although I am a teacher, I will be a forever student, I don’t know everything and I learn from my students everyday!” Tiana believes that when a student it is on their mat, wherever they may be that day is perfect. Each person knows what they need day to day and she encourages acceptance of that moment. Tiana is a native Phoenician.
Amy Gacka
Amy Gacka

Born and raised in Erie, PA, Amy lived in Los Angeles for 14 years and has now lived in Scottsdale since 2017. A dancer since age 3, Amy has always had a passion for movement created from balancing strength and flexibility within the body. Amy discovered her love for yoga 5 years ago becoming a dedicated practitioner of vinyasa and Buti yoga. “Yoga is an opportunity to shake stuff up, let things go, re-connect,
and find your happy place”

In July of 2018, Amy completed her 200YTT here in Scottsdale, AZ. Amy hopes to inspire others to have fun, stay mindful of how they feel aligned during their practices, and possibly challenge a class with her favorite arm balance of the moment.

Christina Delgado-Lear
Christina Delgado-Lear
Christina’s yoga journey began with flooid in January 2013. She started taking yoga classes to offset her other workouts that included, CrossFit, hiking, spin classes and running. “I eventually experienced a sense of mental peace and clarity – it was at this moment I became hooked on yoga.” Christina received her 200 Hour RYT certification at flooid in 2015 because she wanted to share her experience of strength and healing from yoga with others, the same way the flooid instructors influenced her. Her favorite posture is camel, “once I find proper alignment and marry breath with motion the posture takes me to a euphoric state.” Her most challenging posture is Standing Bow as it requires focus, balance, core strength, patience and is graceful and beautiful. The advice she gives to students is to remember to breathe! “Yoga is a lifelong journey, focus on yourself and be present in the moment, and most importantly – it’s a community not a competition.” Christina encourages her students to embrace the other yogis in the room.
Danielle Godfrey
Danielle Godfrey
YACEP Alliance badge for continuing education for yoga instructors.YACEP Alliance badge for continuing education for yoga instructors.First introduced to Kundalini yoga, (often referred to as the “yoga of awareness”), in 1984, Danielle has been teaching a broad range of styles since 2001. Each class provides every student with the opportunity for a unique yogic experience that will change him or her on and off the mat. Insightful and uplifting, Danielle offers new perspectives on relieving the stressors of modern life through a fusion of mindful healing practices. She provides a safe growing environment in which each practitioner feels valued. Her expertise in verbal and hands on adjustments ensures that every student finds ease throughout their practice of yoga. Danielle is also an E-RYT 500.
Jeanette Rosario
Jeanette Rosario
Jeanette has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1997 and a certified yoga instructor since 2004. Her education background from Toronto, Canada consists of a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Psychology and a 3000 Hour Diploma in Massage Therapy that allowed her move in 2000 to sunny Arizona to teach Massage courses at a private school in Scottsdale. Having taught Massage Therapy for 7 years and taking a 200 Hour Anusara based Yoga Teacher Training course, she decided to incorporate the two modalities into her own private practice, The Little Bohemian, located in Scottsdale. Jeanette, a vegetarian for over 10 years and reaping the benefits of a clean diet decided to actively pursue a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and added an 100 Hours of Ashtanga Yoga Training. In her free time, Jeanette enjoys hiking and rock climbing and believes that the key to a long happy life is finding a balance between meaningful work, healthy relationships, an active lifestyle, clean diet and a positive attitude.
Jenny Rojas
Jenny Rojas
Originally from Nevada, Jen and her family moved to the Valley in 2001. Jen started practicing after a friend dragged her to a yoga class and has been hooked on hot yoga ever since. Over the years, Jen has found that any time in her life that things have been uncertain or in transition that coming back to her mat reminds her to carry certainty and balance with her regardless of what is happening in the world around her. Jen wanted to be able to help other people find that same space and place with their practice. Jen completed a 200 Hour Hot Yoga certification and began teaching. Jen says that it was “one of the best things I’ve ever done both for my practice and for my own growth…plus I love that I get to pick the play list now!” Jen’s favorite pose is triangle. “I have a love/less love relationship with triangle. It works every part of my body and I’m continually challenged to find the alignment and stability… which doesn’t always happen… but when it does, I can feel the energy flow from my fingertips to my toes. But it is SO hard!” Jen has found while she is always challenged with flexibility the silver-lining is using what we hear every day in the room “honor where you are on any given day and know that it’s exactly where you’re supposed to be”. Overall, Jen loves the Hot Yoga series because no matter where she practices, who is teaching or how her body is feeling, she can feel confident in being able to find her way into the “balance” of the postures. Jen’s advice, smile and breathe…you’re doing something so wonderful for yourself and everyone around you!
Karli Horner
Karli Horner
Karli first started her yoga practice as a sophomore in high school. “I started to stay in shape and found that it helped my emotional health as well. I kept doing yoga because I truly benefitted from it both emotionally and physically. I decided to get certified to bring others to the lifestyle and share the love!” Karli holds a 200 Hour RYT that she received in 2014. She loves to practice Burning Logs or Pigeon pose because of the hip opening and finds backbends to be her greatest challenge. “It has just been recently that I am opening up my back flexibility.” Her advice to new students is to relax, not every pose will be perfect. “You will definitely fall out at least once or twice and that’s ok – instead of disappointment be grateful for what your body is capable of at that moment.” Karli is from Gilbert, Arizona and is her because “this is where she is meant to be at this time.”
Kåthe Bouchier
Kåthe Bouchier
Kåthe began her yoga practice in December 2011 while going through her divorce and needed to heal. “I thought yoga would be be a perfect opportunity to spend time on my wellness.” Her experience in the hot room served as her therapy – she was able to release her painful experiences while feeling safe. Kåthe felt compelled to share what hot yoga means to her so she enrolled in the 200 Hour YTT at floo-id YOGA and became a certified instructor in November 2015. “I am thrilled to be able to bring joy to yoga to every class I teach.” Her favorite posture is Standing Forehead to Knee and feels she still has a lot of work to do on the posture and loves that there is no end goal in yoga. Her most challenging posture is Standing Bow Pulling because of the conscious effort of keeping her hips on the mat every time. “I think an important lesson for every level of student is to confront your ego by resisting the urge to be competitive and to compare yourself to anyone else in the room.” Yoga is the practice of finding acceptance and joy in the person you are right now, and the realization that each day your “now” is completely different!
Kevin Prior
Kevin Prior
Kevin has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2005 and became a certified Bikram Instructor in 2006. “A friend of mine had been raving about how great hot yoga was, but I wasn’t convinced until I tried it myself. After my first class, I found myself sweating incessantly throughout the remainder of the evening and well into the following morning. What a wake-up call! I couldn’t believe how toxic I had become and decided it was time for a departure from my sedentary lifestyle.” After attending classes regularly for a year and walking away from corporate America and his 18 year role as the Director of Corporate Operations for a small software company, Kevin decided to put himself to the true test and become an instructor. “Even as a kid I always thought I’d make a good teacher, but never knew what subject I’d be best suited for. I graduated from college with a AA degree in Cinematography followed by a BA degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in HR. I graduated with honors, the top 10% in my class but still hadn’t heard my “true calling.” Kevin still didn’t know what he wanted to do when he “grew up”. Fast forward 18 years and Kevin made the decision to take the plunge, step out of his comfort zone and trust the process. “Now I can hardly wipe the smile off my face! Hot yoga has done wonders for me, my body, health, outlook and disposition and I wanted to impart this knowledge upon others. So here I am!”
Leslie Pechkurow
Leslie Pechkurow
Leslie was first drawn to yoga because of its unique coupling of strength and flexibility for the body. She grew up as a dancer, and found that yoga allowed her to use many of the same muscles and skills she had formed from her dancing years. She enjoyed power yoga and the more active classes at first, but as her practice progressed and deepened she gradually embraced the powerful effects that yoga can have on her mind and soul. Desiring a deeper understanding of yoga, Leslie completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. She has also completed courses in teaching yoga to children and to expectant women, and is currently enrolled in a 500 hour teacher training program due to graduate the end of 2018. Her background in counseling and behavioral health helps her to see yoga as a means for relaxation and rejuvenation.” I believe that our past experiences in life often hinder our mental and physical abilities, and yoga is a means to clear ourselves of that negative energy and icky stuff that gets stuck. Yoga has been especially healing in my own life, and I am passionate about sharing that with others.”
Leslie’syoga practice has changed significantly since she first began yoga classes in her early twenties. “I see yoga as a way to center myself, and not just another form of exercise. I enjoy flow classes as well as Ashtanga and Mysore. I recognize that like life, yoga is also a journey, and I am honored to be a part of that journey with all those I can share the practice with.”
Mark LeGault
Mark LeGault
Mark discovered yoga the same way many other men have – through their girlfriend. His girlfriend, now wife, convinced him to take his first class in 1998. He was hooked! “I was drawn to both the strength and calm I saw in the students.” Mark began his yoga journey with Ashtanga yoga and then moved on to a variety of Vinyasa practices. In 2003, Mark discovered Floo-id YOGA and once again was hooked on the challenges presented by the hot yoga practice. “I love the breath work, focus and discipline the the Hot Yoga series requires.” Mark received his RYT 200-Hour certification at Flooid YOGA, which he considers one of his “better” decisions. Join Mark for 60 minutes of Hot Yoga and prepare to receive enthusiasm, challenge and good vibes. Mark is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada.
Michelle Murphy
Michelle Murphy
Michelle was born in Brazil to missionary parents and eventually ended up back in the US in Washington State where she lived till she was 30. In 2003, Michelle and her daughter moved to Arizona where she began practicing yoga after going through a difficult time and fell in love with it quickly! She found, as a soccer player and runner, that she always suffered from some sort of neck and back pain, but after practicing yoga regularly she was no longer in pain. She is immensely grateful for the mental clarity, peace and physical strength yoga has brought her so in October 2016 got certified at floo-id YOGA. “I feel it is my duty to give some of my knowledge and experience back to the yoga community.” Michelle’s favorite pose is child’s pose where she can center and clear her mind setting her intention for a good day and practice. Her most challenging pose is Dancer’s pose as it is one requiring balance, strength, flexibility and focus. Michelle’s advice for students: “Always be open to the experience every time you come to the mat. When you stop having expectations for what you need to achieve or expectations around comparing yourself to others, this is when yoga brings you the most fulfillment. And practice! The more you practice the more you get addicted to yoga’s sweat beauty!”
Serena Bruckner
Serena Bruckner
A favorite quote is from Jack Layton, an 1800’s politician: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
She earned her RYT200 in 2015 here in Phoenix, AZ. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and has taught pre-school to 2nd grade in the public and private school systems in AZ since 1992.
She live and taught English in Japan after graduating from U of A in Tucson.
A few of her favorite things are traveling, art, culture, the beach, gardens, nature, animals, kids, clean living, health and well being and YOGA!
Stephani Summerlin
Stephani Summerlin
Stephani has been practicing yoga for fifteen years, however, it wasn’t until many years later, at 26, that she finally began a committed hot practice which enabled her to win a lifelong battle with severe obesity. I have maintained a healthy weight for over six years now due entirely to my commitment to yoga as an exercise of both the body and mind. Yoga saved her from a lifetime of pain and suffering, and her gratitude for the practice created a deep desire to share this knowledge with others. She decided to become a teacher on July 4th, 2014 and finally achieved my goal in the summer of 2015 when I received my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, specializing in Vinyasa flow. Stephani’s favorite posture is Savasana (corpse pose) because she believes that it is the ultimate reason we practice all of the other postures. She believes that our asana practice can teach us how to have control over our mind, and this is the essential step if we are to move deeper into our practice of yoga as a life science. The most challenging posture for her is Locust, because she doesn’t quite have the upper body strength to support the weight of my lower body. She used to skip it entirely, because she had decided it just wasn’t possible for my body, but now she tries anyway – even if her legs only come an inch or two off the mat – and it is a wonderful exercise in humility and perseverance. She thinks that the most important thing to remember in our practice is that it is ours and ours alone. Practicing in a class setting can motivate us to go deeper and try harder, but it also has the potential to discourage us if we compare ourselves to others and feel inadequate as a result. She thinks it’s vitally important to only ever allow others to serve as motivation, never discouragement. Some people are naturally athletic and/or flexible, or they may have been practicing for decades – if we simply admire and appreciate their commitment, then we will ignite and fuel our own commitment. Stephani is originally from Seattle, WA but the cold, wet weather just wasn’t for her. She moved to the valley almost eight years ago and is one of those crazies that actually loves the summer heat!
Tami Carr
Tami Carr

Originally from Southern California, Tami has been practicing yoga for the past 17 years, spending 7 of them with floo-id YOGA. “In 2011 I tried my first hot yoga class at floo-id YOGA and was hooked!”

The calmness Tami experiences, after each class, are what keeps her driven to continue her practice each day. In the fall of 2016, she decided to participate in the teacher training and immersion program at floo-id YOGA in order to increase her knowledge surrounding yoga.

Tami’s favorite yoga pose is Child’s Pose as it allows her to relax into the floor and breathe deeply. Because of the obstacles it presents with balance and tightness in her legs, Tami finds Revolved Hand to Big Toe pose to be the most challenging.

In 2017 Tami became certified in barre, thanks to her love for ballet, and is excited to “blend ballet inspired workout with yoga” during her classes. Along with her knowledge and experience in both yoga and ballet, Tami advises her students to move at their own pace and do what is best for their bodies, strongly believing in making each person’s practice his or her own.