Meet Your Guides
Yoga Instructor & Land Guide
Alissa believes teaching Yoga is a sacred honor. As a former automotive journalist, producer and television host of Cars From A Woman’s Perspective, Alissa found yoga after moving to Sedona in 2016. It was the day after returning from a weekend stunt driving workshop, that she made the big move from Denver to Sedona. After a few years of culture shock, Alissa learned the power in finding personal peace versus chasing every, fun, squirrel. Her classes combine her outgoing personality with an innate, quiet, inner truth. Teaching traditional yoga poses, she specializes in focusing on improving your life, by using your body to drive in manual mode, like a vehicle! She acknowledges both our material and ethereal sides for bringing balance that feels fun and legit. Expect a few automotive-related metaphors and a down-to-earth approach outside on the vortex.
Land Guide and Shamanic Practitioner
Amalia Camateros, author of “Spirit of the Stones” is a Naturopathic Doctor from Australia, who has managed her own Natural, Holistic Healing center with over 14 practitioners for over fifteen years. During this time, she worked as a personal health consultant for INXS (Australia’s foremost and leading musical rock band) for 6 years. She is a Ceremonialist, Shamanic Priestess, Transformational Teacher and EarthSpirit Wisdom Guide, who inspires us to reconnect with Earth and our own body as a sacred temple of living spirit. She has worked in the field of health and consciousness for over 27 years and has garnered a notable reputation as a ceremonial dancer and as a powerful facilitator of her shamanic based “EarthSpirit Dance™” workshops.
Land Guide and Yoga Instructor
As a former competitive gymnast of 10 years, and martial artist for 5 years, Chuck discovered yoga in 2003 and has had a regular practice ever since. As a certified yoga instructor, he brings his lifetime of physical training into his peaceful and thoughtful practice, focusing on presence, breath and awareness. Chuck is also a survivor of over a decade of ongoing childhood trauma, as well as a published author of “Taking It Back, Life Beyond Childhood Sexual Abuse”. As a trauma recovery coach, he thanks yoga for being a foundational part of his recovery process, and brings his lifetime of trauma recovery experience to his Trauma Release Yoga workshops, where anyone is welcome. He believes it is an honor and a privilege to both coach trauma survivors, and to teach yoga, and that a regular yoga practice helps you bring your truest, strongest self into every day. We are in our place of greatest strength when we are in our place of greatest balance.
Breathwork Facilitator & Guide
Daniel Posney (of Sedona) is a “wayshower” and alchemist with shamanic medicine for those who are seeking clarity and empowerment within their lives. Daniel’s “medicine” is his intuitive guidance, life coaching, trans-personal psychology, and energy medicine to assist clients to break through mental limits and emotional barriers. Musical instruments such as Australian didgeridoo, Native American flute and Tibetan bowl, are used to facilitate physical and emotional release. Daniel’s presence, compassion and ability to hold a loving and sacred space, assists in promoting profound healing, and life transformation. Daniel has traveled extensively, lived within a 4000-acre self-realization community, taught martial arts as a black belt master, and is the author of One White Stone. Daniel provides practical tools to create and attract more of what you want in your life, significantly reduce physical pain, discover new perspectives and experience more awareness and clarity about your life. He is a master at being able to communicate the highest perspective.
Erin McDermott is an intuitive sound alchemist who specializes in activating your light body with sound, vibration, and energy. Erin uses crystal alchemy bowls, crystal chalice, drums, chimes, rattles, crystals, color, and intuitive guidance to create a container for you to embody your wholeness.
Erin’s intention is to be a hollow bone for divine energy frequencies to flow freely through her in partnership with her crystal alchemy bowls. She creates a safe space that allows people to access deeper areas of themselves to transform energies and points of view that no longer serve them.
Valerie Sanjali Irons
Land Guide, Sound Alchemist and Breathwork Facilitator
Valerie Sanjali Irons is an artist, sound alchemist, breathwork facilitator and kirtan wallah living in Sedona, AZ. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to the Red Rocks of Sedona. She also offers kirtan with her devotional music project “Sanjali Kirtan” and has recently finished recording her first cd, Devaprana “An Offering To the Gods”. As a sound healer, she is immersed in the world of sacred sound and accompanies many yoga and meditation classes. She also offers private sessions – “Soundwave Journeys” – using her Soundwave Bed™, as well as group sound healing journeys. In addition, she incorporates sound healing in the Shamanic Breathwork sessions that she facilitates. She continues to paint and sculpt, as well as teach “Sacred Creativity” workshops. She is dedicated to divine healing through the arts. Inspired by divine love, she is deeply grateful.
Land Guide and Yoga Instructor
Yolanda is a Yoga Instructor, Artist, Poet, Reiki Master, Sound Healer, Shaman and Intuitive Wellness Living Coach in Sedona who is passionate about weaving yoga with nature, music, elemental balancing and energy healing to empower people to develop a sustainable yoga practice that can bring immense calm, balance and clarity into living a joyous life of higher states of freedom and love. After living in Los Angeles for 13 years as a high level fashion designer, she discovered that Yoga kept her life balanced and calm in the midst of the chaos of the city. She also realized that practicing yoga in nature has powerful healing benefits and so has developed her meditations and visualizations inspired from her daily sacred time out in nature. Nature can be a powerful bridge back to our own infinite, divine nature and an infinite well of peace within. All of the enlightened poets wrote of their inspiration in Nature and all of the insights they received. Since 2017, the focus of her teaching has been to provide a high vibrational yoga experience with many styles of Yoga, Healing and Breath Techniques, with Sound Healing for a TOTAL mind/body/spirit balance mainly focusing on: breath, yin yoga, yoga nidra, vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, meditation, sound healing, mantra, ceremony, self empowerment, sankalpa (intention) and self inquiry. She utilizes the unique practices of the Japanese, Native Americans, Mayan Medicine People, Sufi, Vedic, Himalayan Masters mixed with revelations from her own break through experiences to guide students towards awakening to their deepest Truth and highest vibrational alignment to live a heart centered JOYOUS life. Connecting to the Elements and the Earth are the keys to finding balance from the inside out. She is passionate about helping people develop a fun and sustainable at home, outside or in the studio consistent yoga practice.