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MEET OUR TEACHERS
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NICOLE

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CADRE

Cadre began her yoga practice over 20 years ago and started teaching in 2016. With a background in Anusara, Iyengar and experience teaching many different styles of yoga, including meditation and pranayama, she will forever be a student of this profound practice and grateful to be able to give her knowledge to those who come to class. Classes focus on the Iyengar tradition with detail to alignment and emphasis on the importance of breath and movement. Classes are known to be both challenging and nurturing, accessible to all students, leaving students feeling energized and renewed.

 

Cadre aims to provide a class that holds true to the traditions of yoga as well as adapting to modern conventions and offering a fun comfortable environment that allow students to explore their potential and increase their self-awareness.

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MEREDITH

Meredith Matsen is a yoga, dance and mindfulness practitioner from Tucson, Az. She discovered yoga and the self-realization teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda from a young age as it was a staple in her household. She went on to study movement methodologies and spirituality receiving a B.F.A in Dance Education and a MA in Dance Philosophy. Her aim in the studio is to provide a safe and creative environment which fosters self-awareness, strength and inner inquiry. She recently graduated from Akasha Yoga Academy in Bali (200 YTT). Her aim is to share her love of creative movement and wellness with the local Tucson community.  

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ELIZABETH

Elizabeth is a passionate and experienced yoga instructor who brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every class she leads. Specializing in Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, and Gentle styles of yoga, Elizabeth creates classes that are safe and accessible for all levels. Incorporating music into her practice, Elizabeth adds an extra layer of enjoyment to her classes. Her love for yoga shines through in every class, inspiring students to find their own joy in the practice. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting out, Elizabeth will guide you on your yoga journey with passion, expertise, and a commitment to your growth and well-being.

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LISA

Lisa is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has been a student of yoga for over 20 years, as well as being extensively trained in dance. She specializes in vinyasa yoga, but embraces all forms of yoga. Lisa is dedicated to making yoga available for everyone and is dedicated to helping students achieve their personal goals.  Her goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space and to create a meaningful experience through asana, mantra, and meditation. Lisa believes we are all capable of more than we think. No limits, find your power, find your bliss. 

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ALYSSA

Alyssa is a yoga practitioner whose journey began 6 years ago, and she received her 200-HR certification here in Tucson, AZ. As a trauma-informed instructor, she is committed to nurturing soft spaces that invite healing, and allow for gentle exploration of one's practice and self-awareness. Her industrial engineering and data intelligence background uniquely informs her approach, blending analytical thinking with intuitive feeling, aiming for balance and mindfulness both on and off the mat. 

 

Alyssa aims to provide a creative, accessible class rooted in traditional yoga styles while ensuring all movements are low-impact and safe for joints. 

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CATHERINE

Catherine has been practicing yoga since 2019. Her passion for yoga, movement, and whole-body wellness is what called her to become a teacher, guide others, and make yoga a significant portion of her life. After recently completing her 200hr RYT certification, she is excited to share her love of movement, and knowledge of the practice with others. She enjoys guiding playful vinyasa and slow flows that help you get out of your head, find acceptance with your body, and connect with your inner child. She also likes to practice and teach gentle and restorative practices to help you tune in with your body and relax your mind. Catherine encourages students to take on challenges and explore how their bodies can move with a smile. Catherine’s personal yoga journey has brought strength, acceptance, and joy into her life allowing her to find a better balance between effort and ease. She seeks to help others feel the same by providing a comfortable space for students to explore their physical and emotional landscapes.

Beyond the mat, Catherine is a civil engineer designing water infrastructure throughout Arizona. She enjoys nature, long walks with her dog, and playing board games.

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