Meet our Instructors!
Chanda is a E-RYT 500 hour & YACEP accredited yogini who offers a holistic approach to yoga by honoring the mind, body and spirit collectively. She studied Samayoga, Under the Banyan Tree with Sky Akasha and Swami Vagishananda in Bali, Indonesia. It was in that mystical setting, she received a deeper understanding of yoga, Ayurveda and the influence of the elements. She realized the calling to share this vital teaching with students and sculpts her classes to provide a balancing effect, teaching from her heart, and cultivating a sacred space for students to realize their own potential for healing and growth. She considers pranayama, meditation and mantra an integral part of her complete yoga practice.
Chanda is a self-proclaimed travel junkie. Her backpack and passport have traveled the globe and her multi-cultural experiences have deepened and enriched her experience of humanity. She has two sons, Link and Kai, who she considers her to greatest (and most adorable) teachers.
I am a teacher of yoga but first a student. Yoga is the roots in which the rest of my life takes form. The teacher my main focus is bringing you, as a student, back home to yourself by holding the space for you as we explore the depths of asana, pranayama, mantra and pratyahara. I have classes that are trauma informed and inclusive to all people. I am overjoyed at the opportunity to serve and get to know you!
Tanner began yoga at the age of 16, practicing a couple times a week with his grandma at the local rec center. This practice grew into a love for the human body and intentional movement. After high school, he attended and graduated from massage school in Salt Lake City. He is currently a licensed and practicing massage therapist. He decided to add another modality to his body work and completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training program through Avenues Yoga. His goal in both yoga and massage is to target those deep fascial connections to improve mobility and decrease pain for students and clients.
Molly Craig is native to Naples Florida, but has lived in Utah for almost 20 years. As a professional ballet dancer, she trained in both Mat Pilates and the Reformer for strength, flexibility, and recovery throughout her career. She discovered yoga 12 years ago after leaving dance professionally years earlier and becoming a mother to four children. She fell in love with what yoga offered both physically and spiritually. Molly has an Anusara foundation as she apprenticed under and Anusara inspired yoga teacher for many years. Always Student continuing her exploration in education, she began her study of ParaYoga under Master Teacher, Mary Johnston-Coursey. She is an ambassador of EssentialYoga using essential oils to enhance her students’ practice and is a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA Essential Oils with a strong belief in natural solutions to support better health. Molly lives in Salt Lake City with her two sons. She is happy to call Avenues Yoga home, and very excited to be part of the wonderful community.
Kiley recently graduated from the Avenues Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2020. She bring a fun loving energy with a deep connection to her classes and students.
My name is Sohan I am a 200 RYT, and I am passionate about Yoga as a practice to heal, ground and connect. I feel strongly about learning and sharing the deep roots and knowledge of Yoga. Adapting these not only on the mat but most importantly off the mat, not only doing Yoga but being Yoga. Having been a Life Coach for 4 years and practicing yoga for my own healing and grounding since 2018; I found that what I want to dedicate my life to is providing a safe, compassionate and genuine space to heal and grow. For me yoga is a practice for the Mind, Body and Soul.
The drive behind everything I do is the desire to help the people that come my way feel connected to themselves and the world around them. Born and raised in Puerto Rico I have a love for spirituality, honoring our connection to the divine, and finding these connections through nature. I like to incoorporate the elements and the spiritual aspects of life into every class with a theme that represents a collective intention. For me the most important is to honor and connect to our whole being throught our practice, sending compassion to ourselves as we cultivate strengh and confidence. It is not about how we look practicing Yoga, it is about how we feel practicing Yoga.
Darlene’s journey to teaching yoga started with becoming a certified professional trainer in 2014. Since then she has gone down a beautiful path of self discovery and personal growth.
Darlene completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance YTT Certification through Avenues Yoga in 2019 and has also completed a Pranasana yoga teaching course. She loves to teach Pranayama breathwork, and offers a foam roll & release class. She has also learned many healing modalities such as tapping, meditation, energy psychology, and received her Master Reiki certification.
"My intention is to provide a safe space for all students to express, explore, and have fun. My classes are for all levels, and will often incorporate a unique flow, based on pranayama, aspects of meditation, and sound healing. Yoga has taught me to slow down, to use my breath to anchor into each moment exactly as it is. Our bodies are strong and when we take time to listen to what it needs, we allow more space and healing to take place."
Edie is an energetic woman raised in the Salt Lake Valley. She has always been intentionally connecting with her body, from skiing to yoga, from dance to skating, all of it under the sun! She is the most passionate about creating deep connection with my body and finding healing through playfulness within all aspects of it. She has been practicing Vinyasa & Hatha yoga since 2014 and teaching professionally since 2018. Edie has fallen in love over and over again with the growth process yoga continues to bring to her life. She is intuitive when it comes to holding space for people and absolutely loves the power of connecting within a community. She is committed to raising the vibration of our planet through teaching practices like yoga and sharing the light that we all are gifted with, right back into you!
Lilly was born and raised in Utah, and despite her best efforts to explore and roam the world she always makes her way back to these mountains.
Yoga has been an amazing tool that transformed her life into something more vibrant and connected. She believes that yoga helps to awaken different aspects of your being and come to know yourself and the universe in a different way. She is so grateful that she stumbled into yoga, and wants to share this gift with everyone.
Creating a space of inclusivity and presence is her goal for every class she teaches. Lilly is passionate about helping people find what feels good in their bodies and helping them honor where they are in this present moment.
Coryn is a young RN with a passion for empowering others through movement and breath to release physical and mental tension. She has a group fitness background from Florida State University in 2017-2019 while she completed her nursing degree. She traveled to Rishikesh, India after graduation to receive 200 hour RYTT and study tools to guide others to wellness for use in the clinical as well as recreational setting. Her classes emphasize deepening the personal relationship with the self and increasing mobility for long-term wellbeing.
Katie has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and teaching since 2013. Her classes focus on breath, alignment, and strength as well as functional mobility. Her greatest hope in teaching is that she will inspire people to get to know themselves on a deeper level… to ask more questions, be more curious, pay more attention, and connect with that place deep inside of them that is their true essence. Whether you are coming to class purely for a workout, or maybe some mindful movement, she hopes her classes will offer a little something for everyone and that you will always leave feeling just a little more centered and grounded than when you arrived.
Katie received her 1,000 hr Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014 and has since attended various alignment based trainings in the Anusara (Inspired) method. She has taken immersions and workshops with many renowned and recognized industry leaders. Katie facilitates retreats both locally and internationally. She continues to learn and grow as a teacher through continuing education classes, learning from her fellow teachers, and observing and connecting with her students. She also holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Utah in International Studies with a Minor in Chinese.
Off her mat Katie enjoys hiking with her dogs, spending time in the sun, collecting rocks, traveling, camping, drinking tea, collecting succulents, laughing, making jewelry, going on motorcycle rides, and eating delicious food — especially chocolate.
Caleigh has had a love for yoga all through growing up and she has developed a deeper more intimate connection with the magical and proven science using sound, mantra, energy healing exercises and meditations throughout her practice. She has learned that this release of stagnant energy while quieting the thoughts that keep us feeling fearful and stuck, allows our hearts and spirits to flourish, showing the pathway to our highest potential. ICaleigh has gratefully been teaching since 2018 and is very excited to see her journey unfold.