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.
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.

Cacee Culvert
Cacee Culvert
Cacee first began her yoga practice in 2012 as a way to supplement her weight-training regimen at the gym. “I stopped practicing yoga for a bit and it wasn’t until I discovered Hot Yoga, 1 year later, that I truly fell in love. I noticed within my first class how much more focused and present I was in my body and mind. Oddly enough I felt just a bit more at peace drowning in my own sweat!” Overtime she truly felt that yoga could cure anything. “If you have injuries you need to heal, you want to feel more grounded, calm, less anxious, wanting to physically feel better and get in a better state of health, YOGA is the answer!” That’s when she knew what she truly wanted to do, teach yoga. “I want to bring yoga to as many people as possible. I really feel that people should feel the benefits, not only physically, but mentally. Yoga truly is powerful.” Cacee has her 200 hour YTT, and is currently working towards her 500 hour certificate.

Cacee was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, most recently lived in Seattle, WA for 8 years, and has now relocated to Scottsdale! Her favorite posture is Birds of Paradise because “it challenges your focus and balance while strengthening and opening up your hips, which is my favorite! When you are at full expression it truly feels like you’re flying high and free!” Her most challenging posture is Fixed firm because she injured her meniscus in both knees from dance when she was younger. She still practices the posture every class and finds humility in finding your own variation, listening to and honoring your body. Her advice to students while they practice is “Always focus on your breath and honor the body you brought to practice today. Not every pose will be perfect every practice. Find where you are in the moment, be present, and focus on your inner peace, your breath.”

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.
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!
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!”
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!”
Samantha George
Samantha George
Bio coming soon
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!
Tiana Hill
Tiana Hill
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.