Wellness Guides

BE INSPIRED

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Amanda Grant

Labyrinth, Morning and Gratitude Meditation, HumanBeing, Inner Intelligence, and Habit of Happiness Guide

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Angie Cox

Floating Guided Relaxation, iREST, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and Meditation Guide

“I came to yoga as a way to calm myself during the years I worked a high stress job as a social worker. My first yoga nidra guided meditation experience changed my life and began a reversal of many years of struggling with insomnia. I then completed my iRest Yoga Nidra certification and have loved sharing this modality ever since.”

Anngee Marlar

Feng Shui Guide

“Every time I teach, I learn something new or learn to look at something from a new perspective. I love seeing the light go on for someone else, especially when they realize their home is a vision board for their life! CIVANA is magic! The energy of the resort, the space, and the people are so beautiful and healing. I love teaching in a space that makes me feel alive and supported always and in all ways.”

Aubrey Gibson

Sunrise Soul Flow, Conscious Breathwork, Chakra Balancing, Mala Making, Restorative Yoga, Breathing for Life, and Labyrinth Guide

“CIVANA is a magical place where people arrive after trusting soul-pulls. It’s a gift being able to witness people step into the unknown parts of their healing journeys. Every moment teaching is a special one. People come and go every day in some of the most pivotal moments in their lives and to be a part of that experience is the honor of my lifetime thus far.”

Brady Carrison

Yin, Restorative, Flow, Gentle, and Foundational Flow Yoga Guide

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Brittany Sothan

Bands & Buns, Total Body Movement, Cardio HIIT, Crash Core, TRX Mix, and Cardio Flow Guide

“I’m motivated by the desire to live a healthy and happy life. The desire to feel GOOD in my body for as long as possible. And the desire to try and be the best version of myself to the people around me! There are a lot of special teaching moments at CIVANA. The feeling when there's a slight breeze and birds are chirping during an outdoor breathwork class. The true "thank you" from guests who needed to "let go" and just be. The amazing people you meet from all over the world.”

Chelsea Soto

Hiking, Archery, Equine Therapy, Paddle Boarding, and Kayaking Guide

“I connect to my happy state of mind by going outside, finding a quiet place, and breathing the same air as the nature that’s surrounding me. My favorite part about leading CIVANA outdoor excursions is not only making connections with human beings from all over the world but having the chance to really immerse guests into the unknown beauty of the Sonoran Desert.”

Cortney Halstead

Slow Flow & Gong, Gentle Yoga, Blissful Sleep Meditation, Sound Healing, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Floating Meditation, Aerial Yoga, Gong, Yin, Inner Fire, and Breathing Guide

“While seeking a bioengineering degree at ASU, I found myself riddled with anxious feelings, insomnia, a prisoner of my overthinking mind. I stumbled in to a yoga class at the student center, and although it was extremely challenging, I left feeling lighter and more at peace than I had felt in years. I soon discovered it was my destiny to share this transformative practice called yoga.”

Dani Butterly

Flow Yoga, Journaling Workshop, Aerial Yoga, and Breathing for Life Guide

“I was introduced to yoga at the age 15 by my mom. After acquiring an autoimmune condition I continued to practice and learned about the healing benefits of the mind body connection. My favorite thing about teaching is having the ability to cultivate powerful healing experiences for people’s bodies and minds.”

Dubrashka Arrivillaga

Meditation, Yoga nidra, Chakra Balancing & Sound, and Gentle Yoga Guide

“I found yoga nidra during my yoga teacher training. I experienced a profound life changing dream, it opened my consciousness to the realization that I belong and brought with it so much healing. I wanted to share this form of meditation with everyone. Knowing that I can impact someone’s life one breath at the time is one of my favorite things about teaching.”

Ericka Brian

Sound Healing, Vinyasa Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Breathing for Life, Stretch and Breathe, Gentle Yoga, Body Wisdom, Meditation, Wall Yoga Guide

“I became a wellness practitioner to enhance the quality of care I was providing to hospital patients. I later realized the practices alone would change my life as I found immense healing in all the modalities of wellness. One of my favorite things about teaching is hearing how guests feel after classes and how they’ll use that energy/light to be a guiding source of healing for themselves.”

Jane Herges

Rise & Ride, Arms, Core, & More, Total Body Conditioning, and Bodyweight Training Guide

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John Burton

Myofascial Release, R&R, Arms core & more, TRX, Crash Core, Functional Fitness, Body Weight Cardio, Aqua Fit, Pickleball, Cardio HIIT, and Rebound Guide

“I love the feeling of comradery with others while doing something challenging, the feeling of improvement and togetherness while doing something difficult. I believe fitness and focusing on wellness is the greatest form of preventative medicine. And CIVANA embraces all aspects of wellness and gives guests an amazing opportunity to experience all those aspects.”

Patty Tapia

Dance it Out, BodyLove, Wall Yoga, and Stretch & Breathe Guide

“I’m motivated by the dream or guiding movement on a larger scale, to be able to inspire thousands of people to live authentically and to have fun on their unique journeys. Healing is heavy, but it doesn’t always have to be. I love the authentic conversations held after class with guests. The “aha” moments they experienced in class, listening to the ways they now feel more connected or curious about their bodies.”

Shanee Wolff

Wall Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Stretch & Breathe, and Gentle Yoga Guide

“I was a guest at CIVANA and always enjoyed my staycations here to rest and rejuvenate. It was truly a wellness retreat for me. I’m happy to now be teaching at CIVANA and see guests enjoy their experience as much as I did. My favorite thing about teaching is helping students access inner peace and wellbeing in their body and mind. I love seeing people look and feel better than when they started class.”