Instructors

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Amalia Camateros – Ecstatic Dance Facilitator
As a counselor, healer and teacher, Amalia recognizes embodiment as an intrinsic part of our healing process and has incorporated dance as an integral part of her healing practice.

Since she first arrived here from Australia in the late 90’s, Amalia began to integrate shamanic dance into the community of Sedona by offering her Ceremonial Prayer dances to innaugurate conferences and events which have featured, Neale Donald Walsch, Jose Arguelles, Alberto Villoldo, David Hawkins, Michael Beckwith, Danion Brinkley, Deepak Chopra, Robert Mirabal, Matzal, Lost at Last, Kailash, John Dumas and Three Trees.

She is reknowned for her EarthSpirit Dance journeys and her Shake Your Shakti dance series both nationally and internationally, which has culminated over the years into spearheading ‘Ecstatic Dance Sedona’ which has now grown to accomodate several facilitators who lead the dances.

Amalia trained at Mangala Studios of Creative Dance and Yoga, Melbourne, Australia and has taught creative dance for over 25yrs. She trained in Ecstatic Dance with Skywalker on the Big Island of Hawaii along with her training directly transmitted through the grace of Mother Earth in the jungles of the Mayan ruins, the Aegean islands of Greece, the deserts of Egypt, the heiaus of Hawaii and in the red rock escarpments of Sedona, Arizona.
808-895-1984  email: info@earthspiritwisdom.com

 


12570978_10207140927494417_457032582_n Alba Elena – Nia
Alba Elena Nia Sedona, Nia Instructor I was born in Cuba and raised in Miami and grew up with the music, dance and rhythms of the island. I trained in ballet and jazz from a young age and went on to teach aerobic dance and body sculpting in Italy, in Spain and throughout South Florida. I taught ballroom and latin dance in South Florida and during that time also trained, travelled and competed nationally as a professional in the Ballroom and Latin divisions. Nia is my path to body/mind/spirit wellness and an ever evolving journey that allows me to connect with my community through music, movement and joy. Nia is a nourishing movement practice, a guided journey into joy and ease of movement, release of tension, play, freedom and healing in body and soul. Classes are joyful, community oriented and fun. Every age and every level is welcome. albaelena@msn.com 928 301 4981 www.nianow.com

 


 

Carrie Konyha – Bellydance Instructor, Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200, YACEP),  Certified Barre Fitness Instructor, Extrasensory spiritual guide/teacher & integrative healing practitioner. 
Lotus Studio founder, owner & director Carrie Konyha is a multi-award winning, world class middle eastern dance artist/instructor, certified yoga instructor (E_RYT 200, YACEP) & certified Barre fitness instructor, integrative healing practitioner & spiritual guide who teaches internationally.
Carrie has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2000. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, YogaSculpt and BarreAsana classes. Her yoga teaching methods & philosophies are inspired by both ancient and modern lineages with her training in traditional Indian dance practices (considered forms of yoga), the teachings of Paramahansa Yoganada in addition to ancient Sufi spiritual practices being among her primary inspirations. As a registered ‘Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider’, Carrie offers specialty workshops and programs at the studio that are eligible for Yoga Alliance CEU’s. Beginning in 2018 Carrie will be offering 200 yoga teacher training programs at Lotus Studio.
Carries dance education includes more than 20 years of training in middle eastern dance including classical Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Turkish Orientale, a variety of Gypsy dance dialects (Turkish Rom, Ghawazee, Banjara), American Tribal Style bellydance & Folkloric dances of N. Africa. Carrie has additional training in the Indian classical dance, Bharata Natyam, Bhangra, BollyWood, Ballet, Modern dance, gymnastics & in Shamanic healing, meditative dance practices. Her bellydance style has been greatly enriched by her experience in performing within the Arabic communities and by working closely with middle eastern musicians both in the USA and in the Middle East. She has been traveling to the middle east since 2008 to study middle eastern dance directly from the cultures it Originates and has performed in Egypt and Dubai UAE. www.sedonabellydance.com  www.holisticpsychic.com
carrie@sedonabellydance.com (480)748-1671 mobile/text

 

Jane Montgomery – Inner Goddess Temple Facilitator, Yoga instructor
Jane is a yogini priestess and feminine spiritual mentor, guiding women to blossom in their own true nature. She cultivates a women’s conscious temple group, provides goddess workshops, meditation programs and private sessions. She loves her family, creating rituals, vegan baking, nurturing roses and orchids, and the Divine Mother. As a professional-level certified Kripalu yoga and meditation teacher for 20 years, her inspirational style is rooted in depth foundational studies. She has earned advanced certification in Yoga Nidra iRestTM meditation, Tantra goddess yoga, feminine spiritual leadership training and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching. Through our feminine spiritual practices, let’s blossom a life of radiant wellbeing and loving peace in service to our world. My deep gratitude for all those I’ve met on the yogini path, especially to my spiritual mentors Richard Miller, Chameli Ardagh and Sally Kempton

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Lisa Dixon – Beginning Level Brazilian Carnival Samba Dance – Lisa has been studying folkloric dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora since 1994. Recently relocated to Sedona from Hawaii, Lisa taught Afro-Brazilian Dance and Carnival Samba at the University of Hawaii Hilo since 2001. I love to teach and share the joy of dance! Lisa is also a practicing astrologer with a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts from Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences. lisasambista@gmail.com
on Facebook: Sedona Samba & Carnaval Dance @sedonasamba

 


Marga Samadhi, Yoga Instructor (RTY200)
Sacred Cacao Ceremony Facilitation

Marga is a Yoga Alliance certified 200YTT and has a strong passionate background of the Yogic culture (Sutras, Ayurveda, yogic diet). She is a spiritual speaker, and a consciousness workshop leader. Among Yoga and Meditation, she also practices Past Life Recollection, Channeling, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Life-Coaching.

Touching every soul who would cross her path, Marga’s only devotion is to heal and awake the world by bringing it to its full conscious potential.
She discovered Yoga in New York, and fell in love with its incredible powers. She instantly turned her life around to incorporate the four Yoga Paths (Margas) onto her daily practices.

Her classes are deep and profound spiritual experiences. Connecting each individual to their higher-Selves.  You can contact Marga at margasamadhi@gmail.com
YoLanda Curtis – Yoga Instructor 
YoLanda lives and breaths yoga, teaching the body wisdoms she’s received directly from Spirit immersed in the Nature spots around Los Angeles.  Her joy is to share her Yoga & Healing secrets with her community & clients. With her own powerful healing journey she rediscovered the infinite vitality and joy within, the vast inner heart spaces of deep transformation available through yoga, movement and breath. She is a transformation advocate: an empowerment speaker, yoga and wellness expert & healthy lifestyle leader. YoLanda travels internationally, infusing her teachings with an easy flowing mix of eastern meets Western, Lemurian meets Atlantis with new techniques that clients can immediately apply & gain support, empowerment and success wherever they’re at on their spiritual paths.