Stephanie Cortes is a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Cirque Roots Studio and Productions. Stephanie has choreographed many shows for the past three years, and performed for a variety of audiences and venues. Modern hoop dance has been her primary performance art, however her excitement and interests has led to an expansion of skills including aerial hoop, fire dance, stilt dance/acrobatics, and acrobatics. She has a passion for teaching and thrives to inspire creativity, confidence, and happiness in every student.
Laura has spent over a decade practicing and teaching yoga and has developed an approach that is engaging and fun. She has studied a wide number of methods and disciplines, including Anusara, Ashtanga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, Yin, Iyengar, philosophy, and anatomy. Drawing from this extensive range of study she offers challenging, creative classes grounded in alignment-based asana, methodology, and inquiry. Her sequencing is intended to develop body awareness through an understanding of basic and fundamental principles, in order to then deepen the practice through self-knowing. This approach provides practitioners with a toolbox of body, mind and spiritual techniques that can be applied to one's life.
Joanna is trained in the movement arts of yoga, partner acrobatics, aerials, dance, and performance art. She has over fifteen years of combined training and continues to train with elite athletes and coaches around the United States. Joanna performs with troupes in and around the Tucson area, and is a founding member of Les Femmes Merveilleuses. She teaches yin yoga, hot yoga, meditation, alignment-focused vinyasa flow yoga, foundational acrobatics, and introductory contortion. Find her on Instagram @bohemiansofthedesert and online at joannalynnesmith.com
Peter is an Acroyoga Montreal Certified instructor who has been teaching for over 5 years. Experience base, wannabe flyer, and can ride a unicycle too. Oh, and he plays a mean game of Jenga!
Phoebe has been working in wellness and fitness for over 10 years. She is a certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher and founder of The Integrative Academy of Movement, a 200-hour yoga teacher-training program. Licensed Massage Therapist & Founder of Tucson Massage Therapies, a massage spa specializing in sports massage and deep tissue. Phoebe loves her wild and precious life!