Our Yoga Teachers

Our experienced yoga instructors offer a wide range of classes in an open and peaceful setting surrounded by gardens with views of the Red Rocks and hiking trails nearby.

yoga teacher Ruth Hartung (ERYT-500, C-IAYT) 7 Center’s Director &  Course Leader, Ruth began her journey into yoga in 1991 with the study and teaching of Kundalini yoga in Los Angeles. In 1994 she initiated with Swami Niranjananda in the Satyananda Saraswati lineage through the Bihar School of Yoga in Mungyr, India at which time she was given the spiritual name of Sraddhasagar (Ocean of Faith) While on that five month long pilgrimage she met Rama Jyoti Vernon leading a Yoga for Peace conference in Jerusalem and began studying with her in Hatha Yoga, the Yoga Sutras and Conflict Resolution in 1999. Rama’s mentorship of  asana and pranayama as a way of practicing the yoga philosophy of the Sutras is foundational in all immersions. In addition, Muhammed Faust & Viskashananda of Nepal have been important teachers of transmission for kundalini yoga and the deeper understanding of yogic philosophy. Ruth has also been a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka for the past 25 years

Alongside the growing of 7 Centers and the teaching of yoga as spiritual lifestyle, Ruth has a love for ongoing study that has included folk medicine and practical herbalism. More recently in 2008, Ruth became involved in the local food, agriculture and sustainability movement as an extension of the social consciousness movement that yoga is all about. Joining the local Crescent Moon Community garden and creating a Medicine Herb Garden at the center, led to the founding of the Spring Planting Festival, now an annual event in Sedona and her two year work with Gardens for Humanity as Vice-President.  Integrating the growing of food & herbs as part of the yoga teacher trainings, she  feels that yoga has an important role to play not just for the individual’ s health and well being but also for our local and global communities. (Kundalini Yoga,  5 Elements, Chakra Yoga, Vajrayogini)

yoga teacherHari Jap is the founder of The Center of Divine Awakening, a Kundalini yoga studio in Phoenix, Arizona. He has dedicated his entire life to the pursuit of spiritual knowledge and sharing it with others. In addition to his study with Yogi Bhajan, he has studied with several other Master Teachers from numerous traditions including Taoist Master Lee, Mantak Chia and Sunyata. Hari Jap has extensive training in Kundalini Yoga along with training in Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Tantra, Kinesiology, Martial Arts, and Shamanism. He is a course leader for Seven Centers Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 30 years.
(Kundalini Yoga)



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Naomi Rose was first introduced to yoga when she was 13 years old. It had such a profound impact on her way back then, that she has been studying and practicing it ever since. Her spiritual path as led her into many traditions and explorations. Over the last many years, she’s devoted much of her time to writing and illustrating Tibetan wisdom tales for children. To her surprise, she felt the call to teach yoga several years ago. Now she’s been teaching classes at various Sedona locations for almost two years. For Naomi, teaching yoga is a journey of awakening and presence. Her classes allow students to gently follow the wisdom of their own practice, to clear the way to greater presence, to open to their true natures, and to awaken. She draws on various traditions, including Hatha, Flow, and Kundalini. Students appreciate Naomi’s spiritual and transformative teaching. She teaches from her heart, gives clear guidance, and creates a loving, supportive atmosphere. (Gentle Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, Community Classes)


yoga teacherTaylor Kurz (RYT-500) , a Sedona local, has been a student of yoga since 2002. She was initiated in the Sivananda linage, receiving her first 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher certification in Uttarakhand, India, in 2010. Upon returning to the United States, she had the honor of being a karma yogi at Seven Centers, to later study and complete their 200 hour Hatha certification. Her studies continued with the center, completing her 500 hour certification, with an Ayurvedic and therapeutic emphasis. Taylor is an outdoor enthusiast, perpetual student, hiking guide, and artist. Her studies focus on plant medicine, Eastern philosophy, astrology, and various healing modalities. The foundation of her classes is Hatha-based, sharing from her personal experience to bestow an integral approach to teaching. In pursuit of sharing sacred knowledge, we can use this spark to illumine the brilliance of bringing balance to the physical and esoteric bodies. There is a cyclical interplay of working with the body to gain control of the mind and prana, to experience the unchanging truth that is within each of us eternally. She is honored to be both a vessel for the teachings, and a student of her students. (Sun/Moon Flow, Candlelight Restorative, Kundalini Yoga)

yoga teacherJeremy Benn (200hr CYT) completed his yoga teacher training with Ritam Healing Arts.  He continues to work with and learn from his teacher, Saul David Raye.  Attracted to Shaman and Eastern modalities of healing, he discovered the 5 Rites of Rejuvenation as a young adult.  By the time he attended his first yoga class New Years Eve six years ago, his heart, mind, body and soul found refuge in the Yogic space of co-creation.  A father, artist, poet, musician, athlete, counselor, teacher, herbalist, student and lover of life for Jeremy “Yoga is for spiritual beings having a human experience to have it with strength, grace and beauty.  Let’s share yoga, our desires, expansion and healing.” (Sunday Sadhana, Yoga with Cats)

yoga teacherMarnie Mills (RYT 200) discovered yoga in 1990 while taking a World Religions course. When the curriculum ventured into eastern theology, her professor introduced the topic with a yoga class. The experience was so profound she immediately sought out more yoga and her formative teachers: Rodney Yee, Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rae, and Judith Lasater among others. She became a certified teacher in 2002 with Erich Schiffmann through the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, California. In 2005, she studied Kriya Yoga under Pricilla Potter, Swami Maha-tarananda, at Yoga Connection in Tucson, Arizona.  From 2004-2011 she merged beauty, the healing arts and yoga as the owner of Monsoon Face and Body in Bisbee, Az. She developed her signature chakra aroma skin care line, Monsoon Nectar and incorporated the organic aroma into all the facets of her work. Various travels through Asia have integrated her East meets West approach to spirituality, teaching, and lifestyle. Marnie presents energy healing workshops, retreats, and private sessions harnessing the vibration of aroma, sound, and yoga to explore the chakra system. Her practice emphasizes The Oneness that all lineages lead to and she is grateful to all of her teachers and students. (Chakra Aroma Flow)


yoga teacherTerrilyn Green enjoys sharing the teachings that she received from Seven Centers Yoga Arts. She completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training and 300 hour Yoga Therapy teacher training from Seven Centers. She has a natural affinity for sharing nature, healing, nutrition, exercise, and spirituality. She enjoys teaching yoga, which encompasses all of these interests. (Hatha Yoga)


yoga teacherMelissa Osborne (200 RYT) completed her Hatha-Flow certification at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX. It was there she met her husband, a Kundalini instructor; together they have a one-year-old son, his favorite poses currently being downward dog and happy baby. She has trained with Sadie Nardini, Anodea Judith and Leslie Kaminoff. Melissa is a passionate student of tantric lore and yogic philosophy. She also loves nature and advocates as a Panda Ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund. Melissa encourages her students to connect with the cosmos through movement and breath. “The spine is the highway to the infinite.”- Paramahansa Yogananda (Twilight Yoga)

Mallory Asti is a Reflexologist and Healer. She was first introduced to yoga during her Massage Therapy Training in 2008. Using the natural healing power of the body, Mallory offers her clients a higher quality of life. In January 2016 Mallory received her 200hr yoga certificate from Kindness Yoga in Denver. Advancing her skills, she attended 7 Centers 300hr advanced training with a therapeutic emphasis. Sharing her passion for healing, Mallory uses yoga as another path to wellness. The deep connection to mind and body found through the practice is a gateway to tapping your innate healing power. (Hatha Flow)
Mallory’s Website: malloryasti.com

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