Session Teachers + Staff

Chelsea Lucas

Founder + Owner of Session Yoga
Director Session School of Yoga

Chelsea is a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and E- RYT 500 as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She is a Legacy Lululemon Ambassador in Tucson. Chelsea has been practicing yoga since 2005 and began teaching shortly thereafter. Chelsea owned and operated Arizona Power Yoga in 2007 in  Tucson  prior to creating SessionYoga  in 2012.  She studied and worked for Baron Baptiste and received her 500 hour certification in Rishikesh India. Her love of business and yoga makes being a studio owner the perfect fit for her. Chelsea teaches a dynamic power flow and is committed to creating a balanced and empowering yoga experience. Chelsea enjoys being a DJ at KXCI in Tucson and hanging out with her dogs.

Dove Crawford

Teacher + Lead Teacher Session School of Yoga

Dove Crawford strives to infuse every aspect of life with her unique blend of strength, passion, playfulness and joy. She draws from her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, her Master of  Science degree in Kinesiology along with her experiences as a Marine Corps veteran, law enforcement public servant and yoga devotee as she explores the yogic path. Dove is happiest when sharing the beauty of yoga and wellness with others. Dove is an E RYT-500 graduate of the Session School of Yoga and a Lululemon Ambassador.

Natalie Taylor

Studio Manager + Teacher

Natalie received her RYT-200 certification from the Session School of Yoga in 2014. She has been practicing yoga for years, but discovered her love of power vinyasa at Session Yoga.  As a former middle school teacher, Natalie believes in the transformative power of education and relationships, both of which she strives to bring into her classes. Her background in education makes her a perfect fit as Session Yoga’s Manager.  A regular yoga practice has helped her reconnect and find peace. She hopes to open that door to all in her community. Natalie is thrilled to be a part of the Session family!

Sarah Orzel

Teacher

Sarah is an E RYT 200 as well as a certified personal trainer.  Sarah found power yoga in high school and took her first yoga teacher training with Chelsea at age 19 in 2008. After graduating from the University of Arizona she is the fitness director at Intuit and has been teaching at Session Yoga since 2012.  She believes every one has the power and potential to be the person and yogi they want to be.  Sarah likes to keep her classes full of fun, flow and music.

Angela White

Teacher

Angela’s love for yoga began nearly a decade ago when she wandered into an Ashtanga class in a small yoga studio in Philadelphia, PA. Since then, a yoga practice born out of curiosity has become one of her greatest tools for healing, growth and transformation. She was fortunate to spend many years practicing under the expert eye of Darren Rhodes and received her RYT-200 certification in alignment-based Hatha Yoga through Yoga Oasis in 2014. Although she loves practicing and learning about all styles of yoga, she’s especially drawn to the physically challenging and meditative quality of Power Vinyasa Yoga.

As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression, Angela is passionate about yoga’s unique ability to facilitate profound change – physically, mentally and spiritually. She is deeply grateful for the practice of yoga, for all of her remarkable teachers and for the opportunity to help others find strength, healing and peace through yoga.

Leah Edais

Teacher

Leah is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200hr level and LMT. She believes the body is an incredible machine made up of many parts, both physical and mental. Through her years of experience practicing yoga, she has seen how yoga plays an integral part in bringing the mind and body together. Yoga became a part of Leah’s world at a young age. Her mother opened her up to yoga when she was 8 years old. At that point in her life, it was more of a fun stretchy time between ballet classes. Over the years, yoga became an outlet for Leah to express herself, coping from stress and anxiety, also a healthy way to let loose and have fun. She began to open her heart and see things as simply and beautifully as they are. She transformed her surroundings to be sustainable, healthy and nurturing. She practices at Session regularly and graduated from Session School of Yoga in 2014. She spends her free time with animals, some which are her own. She has an active life practicing massage, pet sitting and spending time with her fellow yogis because laugh therapy is good for the soul.

Leah Bolton

Teacher

Leah started practicing yoga in 2010 as a way to rehabilitate a foot injury, and found her passion for practice right away. She fell in love with yoga’s ability to simultaneously calm and awaken both body and mind. In 2014, Leah completed her RYT-200 certification with Darren Rhodes at Yoga Oasis. She continued her study of asana at Balancing Monkey Yoga in Hilo, Hawaii, where she was first introduced to vinyasa. Leah’s classes aim to be challenging, fun, and promote an overall sense of well being for her students. She believes regular practice is an essential part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Outside the studio, Leah enjoys drinking kombucha, singing along to hip-hop songs, and hanging out with her dog.

Connie Miller

Teacher

Connie began practicing Yoga in 2009 and immediately fell in love with it. She completed the 200 hour certification from the renowned school of Yoga Medicine under the guidance of Tiffany Cruikshank. Being a registered nurse, she has a great love of anatomy and biomechanics of the body but feels this is just the beginning of yoga. Personally, Connie knows that yoga helps you get stronger and more flexible but more importantly, helps us connect to our true selves. She loves to teach with creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help students deepen their practice.

Grace Kirkpatrick

Teacher

Grace is a recent graduate of Session School of Yoga and is an RYT 200. She has been practicing yoga at Session for 4 years. Her love of yoga stems from her acting and dance training and she strives to share the joy of movement and breath connection with her students. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Arizona and is a resident artist at the Rogue Theater.

Callie Hemersbach

Teacher

In her younger years, Callie found her Zen through music and dance. Being from Colorado, Callie also found hot yoga comforting and healing through the cold winters. Callie moved to Oregon in 2012 and became a mother. She fell in love with Yoga at a local Hot Yoga studio with great community of Yogis to practice with. After moving to Tucson in 2014, Callie found Session Yoga and loved the vibe. She is a recent graduate of the 200hr RYT Program at Session School of Yoga, and is proud to be a teacher here. Callie finds Yoga helps balance her life in many ways; mentally, physically and spiritually. Callie finds fulfillment in sharing the benefits of Yoga with others; there is nothing better than the smiles on peoples faces after yoga class. Callie also finds joy in spending time with her family, friends and the outdoors.

Anna Alkozei

Teacher

Anna fell in love with yoga at her first class at Session Yoga, after which she felt truly at peace for the first time in a while. She completed her 200-hour Teacher Training at Session Yoga shortly thereafter, and continues to enjoy learning about the many facets of yoga.

The practice of yoga has helped Anna to feel more empowered in her whole life, and she aims to share this experience with her students. Anna teaches a fun and challenging flow class, as a way for her students to recognize their own power and potential, and experience joy and laughter when playing in fun poses. Above all, Anna strives to create a safe space for her students to connect with their true self and find moments of peace, especially in times of struggle.

Anna holds a PhD in Psychology and is therefore particularly fascinated how the physical and spiritual practice of yoga has such profound positive impacts on the human mind. She is originally from Germany and has lived in England for six years. Outside of yoga, Anna loves spending time with her cat Lily, riding her bike, occasionally going for a run, traveling, and learning about photography.

Shaelyn McCole

Teacher

Through yoga, Shaelyn realized that patience and persistence are more powerful than force, and that every one of us possesses a place of infinite warmth and love when we take the time to go within.   And the idea that this all stems from simple breath and movement seemed magical to Shaelyn… a magic that must be shared!

In 2010, Shaelyn earned her 200-hour certification through At One Yoga, under the guidance of John Salisbury and Jenn Chiarelli.  She celebrated her certification with a trip to study yoga in India, and travel continues to be an important part of her journey, reminding her to remain open to the flow of life’s greater plan, and that we are all here together, regardless of where we come from.  After several years of teaching yoga in Phoenix, Shaelyn started her 500 hour certification with Tiffany Cruikshank’s Yoga Medicine program. Her classes focus on cultivating a light and fun environment, paired with a challenging athletic practice, that strives to connect students to the unlimited potential within mind and body.

Lindsay Johnson 

Teacher

Lindsay teaches our prenatal class each Sunday at 3pm

Lindsey is a Tucson native who lived in Louisiana during her undergraduate degree. It was there that she first starting practicing yoga through YouTube videos in her one-bedroom apartment as a way to combat stress. Upon graduation and moving back to Tucson, she found Session Yoga as a means of stress relief in her new corporate job, and she never looked back. She practiced at Session for years before obtaining her 200-Hour RTY from the Session School of Yoga in 2016. Now, upon the birth of her first child in early 2017, Lindsey aims to help others respect the abilities of their bodies and foster growth (physical and mental) on their mats in a fun and open environment. When she’s not practicing or teaching, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading just about anything, and trying out new recipes.

Michelle Brown 

Teacher

Michelle found Session in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the intensity of power yoga as a way to quiet the mind, push her limits, and find harmony with breath and movement. A recent graduate of Session School of Yoga, she is grateful to be able to share her practice with so many wonderful people through her classes each week. When not at the studio, Michelle enjoys the outdoors and caring for her four dogs and tortoise.

Kelly Mcglammery 

Teacher

Kelly began her yoga practice in 2010 while attending NAU in Flagstaff. She found yoga to be a perfect outlet during her college years her love of the practice continued for years and she graduated Session School of Yoga in 2017. Her love of music is apparent in each class she teaches. She feels that breath work is the most important part of her teaching. When she isn’t teaching she enjoys spending time outside with family and friends, hiking, skiing, cooking and cozying up on the couch with a cup of tea.

Molly Latin 

Teacher

Molly received her RYT from Session School of Yoga in 2017. She discovered her love of yoga while traveling overseas and exploring her free spirit. Finding power yoga allowed her to release from within, connect deeply with herself and truly glow. Yoga brought ease of breath, a strength of body and mind, and emotional intelligence into her active life. Molly studies Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona with hopes to continue practicing and teaching mindful eating; through spreading cruelty-free ways to consume. Body and breath became the keystones in her own quest towards holistic health and she revels in the opportunity to share these learnings with her students. She continues to find power in discovering softness and flow and loves the opportunity to break the ego and explore the body with new poses and uplifting beats. Breath per movement meditation through asana kick-started Molly’s journey to self-discovery and brought forth her immense self-healing. She feels blessed to share such a beautiful practice with Session and loves creating a space for you; to just be. When she isn’t at the Studio she enjoys running through nature, loving her bloodhound, eating peanut butter by the spoonful.

Analeah Kime 

Teacher

Analeah has been practicing yoga since 2010 when a friend convinced her to try a class for means of physical exercise. It didn’t take long for her to realize how much the practice of yoga is beneficial both for the body and the soul – as such her love for practicing yoga was born. Analeah completed her RYT 200 hour through Session School of yoga in the summer of 2017 and began her teaching journey shortly thereafter. Analeah has enjoyed the process of developing her unique style and flow and learned quickly how welcoming the Yoga community is. You will find that her classes are both playful and powerful allowing all who gather to sweat, breathe and break boundaries together.

Mayra Villalobos 

Teacher

Mayra is a Tucson native and received her RYT-200 certification from the Session School of Yoga in 2016. Mayra was first introduced to yoga in 2014, through her work with eating disorders. She was especially drawn to yoga because of the mind body connection component. Mayra felt as though that was something that had been missing in her physical activity as well as in her life. Mayra soon began to see yoga as more than just physical activity and fell in love with all the different components yoga had to offer. Mayra hopes to create a space where people can also find this mind body connection that has enhanced her life in so many ways, and wishes to share any bit of magic she can with others.

Catie Castanos 

Teacher

Catie began practicing yoga in 2014, and was amazed how quickly it quieted her anxiety, made her feel cozy in her body, and brought her a long lasting sense of joy. In 2017, she decided she wanted to share the many gifts of yoga with others, and completed a 200 hour teacher training through the Session School of Yoga. She aims for her classes to be flowy and fun. When not on her mat, Catie can be found hiking Tumamoc with her sweet husband, gorging herself on true crime documentaries, or throwing dinner parties for her friends and family.

Hannah Benes

Teacher

Hannah is new to Tucson and her yoga journey. She started yoga for rehabilitation purposes about six years ago. Before coming to Tucson she went to a hot yoga studio in Austin, Texas and fell in love. Knowing that yoga needed to be a big part of her lifestyle soon after moving to Tucson she found Sessions and took the full-on immersion of becoming a teacher with the 200 RYT. Through her yoga journey she learned how powerful yoga is/can be, not just for her body but also one’s soul. Being 1,000 miles away from home she is so blessed to have a Sessions be her home-away-from-home and thankful for her new yoga family! She is excited to teach and enjoys teaching classes at Miraval as well. Hannah is loving the Arizona State/National Parks and tries to hit the trails and enjoy the dry-heat as much as she can!