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Trailside Teachers

The teachers at Trailside Yoga & Beyond have collectively spent 50 years teaching yoga, and, as such, have plenty of first-hand experience with the resulting health benefits. But they are not just talented yogis -- they also are exceptional teachers. By keeping their instructor certifications current, these awe-inspiring yoga masters always ensure that they are up to date with the latest developments in health and wellness. This enables them to ensure that students experience the full range of yoga benefits.

We are a small, but fierce team & have one common goal for you. Connect to your truest self and leave a trail of light.


Amy is a 500 hour RYT Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist trained with Gary Kraftsow at the Viniyoga Institute. She teaches adaptive yoga by addressing her students unique body and individual needs. Amy worked as a recreational specialist in a psychiatric hospital for over five years. Her understanding of how asana, breath work (pranayama) and medication impact the mind and relation to suffering is vast. "Yoga is my deepest passion. I love teaching and learning by witnessing how yoga transforms my students lives. I also love to rock climb and anything outdoors.” ~ Amy.


Stephani has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. In 2007, she made a life changing decision to leave her career as an attorney and got her 200- hour RYT certification from the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville, AR. In 2010, she traveled to India to study yoga and meditation in two ashrams, the Isha Institute and the Sivananda Yoga Ashram. Stephani followed her dreams and opened Trailside Yoga on March 15, 2014. In 2016, she completed her 500-hour RYT certification with Teri Honeysuckle of Yoga Gypsy & a certification in Yin Yoga. In 2017, Stephani completed a mentorship with Matt Giordano & a 100-hour RYT certification with Diana Vitantonio of Breathless Yoga. Stephani is blessed with a supportive husband, two beautiful daughters, a dog & a cat. Her favorite things to do when not practicing yoga are traveling, hiking, camping, photography, making jewelry, dancing, making & seeing live music. “My goal is to share my love of yoga with others so that they too can find a happier, healthier way to live through the practice of yoga. In addition to teaching & practicing asana, I have a dedicated meditation practice, enjoy chanting & kirtan.” ~ Stephani


Lucus is dedicated to tuning in and trusting intuition. He feels the process of following your inner guidance will bring the body into a state of great health. He encourages his students to follow their own consciousness and witness the clarity that accompanies focus. He views every instant of joy, no matter how insignificant it may seem, as something to be shared. He is a massage therapist, personal trainer and loves working with individuals. Become his client today! “I am grateful to have the opportunity to encourage others to find their own voice and to nurture it. Thank you for reading my bio! Namaste.” ~ Lucus


Krista is uplifting and radiant. Her classes are playful, challenging and filled with creative sequencing and yoga beats. Everyday is different so every class is unique. Her classes are intuitive so YOU, the student, actually lead the class. Krista has been event designer since 2000, a yoga studio owner since 2007, and a lululemon Ambassador since 2013. She enjoys music, paddle boarding, gardening, travel, and courageous conversation. "My goal is to provide a safe environment for students to gain confidence and tools to trust. My greatest teachers have been my students and life's journey.” ~ Krista


Mary is blessed to have found yoga over eight years ago after graduating high school and moving to Colorado. Her yoga practice has been guiding her ever since. She received her formal training from Yogaworks and her classes reflect the Yogaworks method of sequencing and alignment. Mary is a forever student and loves to learn about the extensive practice of yoga so she attends workshops and trainings often. "Yoga is truly a never-ending practice and I’m always excited to learn something new. For me, all of the benefits of yoga really boil down to one thing; it makes you happier.” ~ Mary


Cheryl is a mother, a wife and nurse practitioner. She teaches with a joyful, compassionate and grounding presence through connection with the breath. Her goal is to create powerful, fearless people through the practice of yoga. She loves teaching, practicing and educating herself about yoga, anatomy and philosophy. Cheryl loves to learn and has completed a 60 hour teacher training and Teach from Namaste at Soul Yoga, The Art of Yoga Assists with Karl Straub, a 20 hour training with Yoga Ananda Yoga Shala's Good To Great Program with Maria Merrill, and a 200 hour RYT training with Teri Hegi at Yoga Gypsy. She has a passion for rock climbing and loves mountains and streams. “I am most inspired by the healing power of a breath centered practice.” ~ Cheryl

Danielle Ribaudo

Danielle’s curiosity of holistic studies, both of the physical and energetic realm began at a young age. Her mother supported and inspired her to explore her passions she took courses at Scottsdale Community College on energy healing modalities that focused on balancing and cleansing the aura using Therapeutic Touch. In 2008 she deepened her yoga practice and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Tempe Arizona. Since then she has had the opportunity to study with many amazing teachers aiding her to develop a style that pulls from various yogic backgrounds ranging in traditions from Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, to Anusara, and Iyenagar, as well as Yoga Therapy, and Meditation. “ My goal as a teacher is to create a space where you too can feel supported as you observe your relationship with the self and open up to the endless possibilities as you transform to greatness together.” ~ Danielle

Ashleigh Price

Ashleigh has been studying the body via yoga since 2008. In 2012 she became certified in an alignment based style of yoga called Yoga as Therapy. This practice has taught her to listen to her body and her most authentic self. She has a unique ability to encourage you to tune in. As we use the breath to bring awareness and alignment into all areas of our bodies, the result will be more ease in your everyday life. You will awaken to the beautiful home in which you reside. Off the mat, she is a writer and blog producer, jewelry designer, collage-artist, and lover of cooking, travel, and nature. "As I have evolved in my own practice, my aim is to simply know more about myself so that I can better connect with others.” ~ Ashleigh

Sadie Virginia

It was love at first sight. Sadie was hooked the moment she found yoga and to this day she loves walking out of a class with a good yoga buzz. Her yoga journey started in 2008, but did not truly deepen until she went through some growing pains after graduating with a Master’s in Sociology. Sadie has always wanted to be a teacher and healer, but after finishing school I experienced a mini life-crisis. She spent 25 years in school, and realized academia was not her passion. "Day after day I would find myself unrolling my mat, lighting incense, and getting lost in yoga poses. During those times of relaxation and tuning into my inner wisdom or third eye ( started to unveil my true self. So in November 2013, I set off on a solo trip to Hawaii for a 200hr yoga teacher training. During this time I lived in a tent and met some truly amazing people, and realized that we all have similar obstacles to overcome in life. My goal in teaching yoga is to help people understand that all the answers lie within. We live in such a fast-paced world oftentimes we forget to take a deep breath and slow down. My SloFlow class is relaxing, challenging, and rewarding at the same time. You will leave this class blissed out and an overwhelming sense of calmness will radiate through you.” ~ Sadie

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"I've been a member at Trailside for almost a year now. I can't say enough about how good and knowledgeable the teachers are, how supportive the environment is, and how much both the teachers and students care about each other, our community, and healthy living. Classes range from beginner to challenging, and from intense workout level to relaxation and meditation. I have recommended Trailside to anyone I've ever talked to about yoga because it has helped me become a better and healthier person. There truly is something for everyone here."

Blake Pennington
Fayetteville, AR

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