Practitioner Profiles

Chuck Tyler

Zoe Ruff moved to Sedona from Ojai, California in 2006 and started teaching yoga the following year. She is certified in yoga, pilates and personal training, as well as a holistic nutritionist. Zoe loves helping others, being out in nature and enjoying time with her husband, kids, cats and dogs. She and her husband own a local kombucha business named Olinka. Her passion for a healthy lifestyle inspires her to continue learning and sharing. She believes fitness should be enjoyable and leave you feeling more present and alive.

A woman playing an instrument at the top of a mountain in Sedona, AZ during a sound healing performance

Sharon Silverstein is a Singer/Songwriter of Conscious Music and Multi-instrumentalist. As an accomplished international musician, Sharon is a self-recorded artist of five albums that are intended to move people to greater self-awareness, unity, and world peace. In 2006 Sharon’s first release was “Alive”, 2011 brought “Chants for Peace” and 2016 she released “Octave of Love”. In 2020, Sharon released her first Native American Flute CD entitled “Wind and Thunder.”  These are original Native American flute songs channeled from Great Spirit.

Sharon is a Master teacher with 30 years of experience. She is a Sound Yoga Practitioner, Certified Music Teacher, Reiki Master, Founder and Director of Living At Peace, LLC, Yoga Instructor, Kirtan Leader and  professional Sonic Sound Healer using sound and music in a powerful way to assist clients and students to break through energetic blockages, activate and clear the chakra system, heal trauma and realize their true nature. Sharon’s work has been featured on local cable television, international radio programs, in local and county newspapers, and in national magazines.

 

Sheryl Rogers

Sheryl Rogers has been teaching healing through painting for the past 5 years. She says, “I discovered this painting technique 12 years ago for myself and have been grateful for it ever since.” Through her specific process, playing with paint becomes a kind of meditation which clears the mind of any thought, concept or belief of how a painting should look or how it should be painted. With the use of brushes, sponges and color there is an opportunity to discover the hidden creator within and break through barriers that might have previously hindered creativity.

She has studied several different energetic modalities that complement her painting classes.  Her ability to offer a supportive, non-judgmental and creative environment promotes healing and awareness on many levels.

 

Adriana-Ruane

Adriana Brettell: Yoga has been a life- long journey for me. I was first introduced to yoga in 1967 while living in Laguna Beach, CA. After reading Autobiography of a Yogi, I was inspired to practice yoga and meditation. The asanas provided Moksha (liberation) of the mind, compassion to the soul and health for the body. I have over a thousand hours of teaching experience. I received my certification to teach Yin Yoga in 2014 with Bernie Clark, world renown educator/author. Rached Malouff, my teacher in Hatha Yoga refined my teaching skills. His legacy lives in the heart of all his students. I was also fortunate enough to take Ashtanga Yoga classes with Tim Miller, a master teacher, who was true inspiration! Additionally, I am guided by the teaching’s of BKS Iyengar which are my absolute favorite. I continue to study the Iyengar method of yoga, I feel that I will be a  student for life!
This year has been very enriching and I am so thankful I was able to take two excellent trainings. The first training with Tias Little has provided me with a new level of teaching awareness. How exciting to explore with Tias the detailed nature of anatomy, physiology and neuroscience in relation to the ancient wisdom of yoga, the chakras, and the nadis!  His instruction on the “Art of Sequencing” explored how to acquire balance/ alignment as we build our practice from the ground up. The second part of my training with Tias focussed on “Hands-On Adjustment”. In this segment we learned the subtle art of “body reading” going beyond the physical through touch, feeling the subtle nuances and awareness of each individual’s yoga practice. I am so grateful the universe led me to this knowledge! 

 

Dennis Young and telescopes
Dennis Young: A Sedona resident for over 35yrs, a Serious stargazer for over 4 decades. An accomplished professional photo artist & professional astronomer is his current profession. People are inspired across the entire planet with his stargazing knowledge he does for national parks, state parks, city, all Schools, corporate companies,(including CNN, Life Magazine, HP, LG, TNT, Christian Dior, Discovery Channel, to name a few), movie stars, Navajo Nation, Casinos and even done tours for NASA.
A builder of large telescopes are his instruments of choice to convey the celestial wonders over the dark skies of Sedona. His photo work he calls, Astro-Scenic-Photography has graced many international books, magazines, newspapers including Smithsonian Magazine, L.A. Times, Meetings And Conventions Magazine, South-West Airlines Brochure(3.2million copies), to name a few.

Current President of Sedona SiriusLookers Astro Club.

 

Kathy Simonik

Kathy Simonik completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2003 and her 500 hour in 2011. She is an Anusara Certified® Yoga Instructor E-RYT500. Her primary teachers included: John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze, Sianna Sherman and Mitchell Blier, Ross Rayburn, Marc Holzman, Betsy Downing, Amy Ippolilti, Darren Rhodes, Martin and Jordan Kirk and Chad Satlow. Kathy has extensive training in yoga Therapeutics, and weaves this throughout her classes. A former studio owner in Chicago, now a full time resident since early 2019 in Sedona. Her classes focus on refined alignment leaving students feeling empowered, nurtured, and authentic in their practice. 

Linda Whittington

Cheryl Bailey’s passion in the holistic and wellness field began years ago after personally facing several traumatic and life-altering events. She found a sense of purpose and meaning through the practice of yoga and meditation as these teachings served as an anchor and healing modality creating a deep and radical shift spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. This shift in perspective inspired her to share with others what she discovered. Over the years her interests have expanded her practices to include Sound Healing, Reiki, and working with crystals. One of her deepest passions is working with sound as vibrational medicine, knowing that sound promotes deep relaxation and has the power to create, move and shift energy. She practices what she preaches, as she believes her line of work is more than a source of income — it’s her soul’s purpose!