Inbody Faculty

Adam Ballenger MA, ERYT-500

Alignment, Yoga Asana Theraputics.

Adam Ballenger is a renowned instructor of yoga and therapeutic alignment. He travels nationally and internationally teaching and presenting. Adam was introduced to yoga in his early 20’s after a motorcycle accident in college. After Adam earned his degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Kinesiology and Physiology, he continued studying yoga and working in the fitness industry. In the late 90’s Adam traveled the US teaching specialized programs in the fitness industry with focuses on movement and alignment as well as teaching yoga when he wasn’t traveling.

Adam’s almost two and a half decades of practice and study, combined with his persistent attention to present-day Kinesiology findings and studies has given him a unique understanding and skills for modern day yoga asana. Adam’s over two decades of yoga philosophy study and meditation practices also give him a strong background in classical philosophy to weave into modern day application. He is an ERYT 500 Yoga Instructor, and a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher.

Adam is also regularly invited to teach outside of the Ansuara style, most often because of his unique trainings regarding anatomy, kinesiology and modern-day Asana practice.

Aron Stein, BS, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, ERYT-500, YACEP

Yoga Therapy Director, Yoga Therapeutics, and Meditation.

Aron specializes in using yoga and meditation to help people increase their awareness and discover their true path. He has studied numerous awareness traditions, and began practicing as a way to overcome ADD and depression. He has continued evolving his practice and teaching over the past 25 years. Aron’s yoga asana philosophy is heavily influenced by Anusara, Iyengar, and Tibetan yoga styles. He is a well-known meditation teacher with a focus on Buddhist and mindfulness based practices. Aron has been a director and resident at two Buddhist Centers. He has a background in psychology and life coaching and has worked large corporations and non-profit organizations.

Aron began working with the Founder of Inbody Academy, D’ana Baptiste as a teacher, and student 10 years ago. When D’ana decided to retire from Inbody she asked to continue the mission of Inbody. As current owner and director of Inbody Academy, Aron considers himself first and foremost a life-long student. He loves serving the students and supporting the incredible instructors at the Academy. His passion is Yoga Therapy and bringing it to those who most need it. His mission is to combine a high level of teaching with the deeper tools of Yoga and Meditation to train and support teachers to help others become free of suffering.

Dana Levy,C-IAYT Yoga Therapist.MA

Movement Therapy, Alignment, Biomechanics, Mentor

Dana Levy received a B.A. in Dance from Denison University, and M.A. in Choreography and Performance Ohio State University, and performed throughout the Midwest as a modern dancer.She studied and taught aikido in both the U.S. and Japan, before discovering yoga while pregnant with her son. She has been teaching alignment-based hatha yoga since 2004, and continued to study with Dominica Serigano at SHIZEN Yoga Studio in Tokyo.. Dana has studied with senior Iyengar instructors Gabriela Giubilaro, Marla Apt, Paul Cabanis, Ramanand Patel, and others. With a background in dance and martial arts, she was drawn to Iyengar Yoga for its depth, precision, clarity, and awareness of mental, physical, and spiritual alignment. In 2005, Dana opened FURLA Yoga in Aoyama, Tokyo. For 10 years, she managed, taught at, and directed the studio, developing curriculum and programming. In 2014, Dana relocated to Salt Lake City, where she teaches alignment- based yoga classes, workshops, private lessons, and assists in local teacher certification programs. She is fortunate to continue directing FURLA yoga, and travels periodically to Tokyo to work with the instructors and staff there. Dana’s background in modern dance, bodywork, anatomy and kinesiology, and martial arts influences her style of instruction. Using yoga as a vehicle for transformation, she combines ease, efficiency, and coordination of body, breath, action and movement with precise awareness of alignment and structure. Dana was both published and featured in “Being Abroad” and “YOGAYOMU” magazines, led workshops in using yoga to reduce workplace stress for international financial firms and FEW (Foreign Executive Women/For Entrepreneuring Women), participated in Tokyo Yoga Festa, and led yoga retreats at Myogetsubo Temple in the sacred mountain town of Nikko.

D’ana Baptiste MA, CIAYT, ERYT-500

Breath Therapy, Subtle Anatomy, Mentor

Dana has 30 years of experience in the fields of fitness, wellness, and alternative healing. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, she started her “mind/body” journey and education at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate Mexico, where she was first introduced to yoga and meditation, she went on to study with Ana Forrest and Bikram Choudhury before starting highly successful pilot yoga programs at five locations in the Bay Area. Eventually Dana moved back to Los Angeles to manage Malibu Yoga Studio, and while there studied with John Friend, Chuck and Maty Ezraty, Bryan Kest, and Baron Baptiste, in addition to continuing her studies with Ana Forrest. After having three children, she moved to Utah. In 2001 Dana offered her first teacher training opportunity in Utah, which was so highly sought after that it quickly grew into a full fledged teacher certification program. She started a non-profit organization Inbody Outreach, which brings yoga therapy to people in need of yoga, yoga therapy, presence, breath work, and meditation.  Dana is well known for her powerful therapeutic yoga, her breath therapy, and the high standard she’s set for quality Yoga in Utah. She is currently completing her first book.

 

Christy Burnette, BS

Structural Therapeutics, Mentor

Christy Burnette has more than twenty-five years experience as a yoga professional. Her background is in rehabilitation and personalized training for people of all levels of mobility. She travels nationwide offering in-depth yoga teacher trainings, yoga therapy trainings, workshops, and retreats. Christy has served as the director of Yoga Education for SWIHA, an educational institution in Arizona. She has designed, written, and implemented 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs. Christy’s certification program includes a community outreach component that encourages teachers-in-training and graduates to “get off the mat” and take yoga to the world around them by volunteering and establishing classes in offsite locations. Each year, graduating students from the training programs are placed into teaching positions in studios nationwide. As the founder and Executive Director of Conscious Community Yoga, Christy and her team bring healthy movement and wellness classes to over 2500 students a month. The Native American program offers classes in rehabs, prisons, senior centers, Head Start Programs, and Community Centers. The focus on limited mobility outreach brings the students to the many local events and classes within their neighborhood. Most recently a partnership with Give Back Yoga Foundation supported a Native American Yoga DVD with Native American yoga students and teacher. Christy has also sponsored many yoga adventure retreats including trips to Havasupai, a Native American reservation on the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Erin Meyer , PHD, BA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, ERYT-500, YACEP

Science, Pranayama

Erin Meyer earned a PhD in pharmacology from Georgetown University in 1998. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed a six-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience and Genetics at the University of Utah and she was a research assistant professor at the University of Utah from 2004 to 2011. Erin has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years. She completed the 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification with D’ana Baptiste at Inbody Academy and has been teaching Yoga (including classes and private sessions in Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana) since 2006. She has also studied with Rolf Gates, Christie Burnette and Anodea Judith and at the Hearth Math Institute. She is trained in Chakra Healing and is a certified Heart Math practitioner. Erin teaches science, pranayama, subtle anatomy and teaching styles for Inbody Academy. She has designed a “yoga relevant” science curriculum for Inbody Academy that includes cell biology, neuroscience, quantum physics and physiology. Her curriculum includes the science of cellular breathing and yoga from the perspective of a cell.

Guruprasad Singh, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, MA, CMHC,

Yoga, Psychology, Mentor,

Guruprasad Singh, MA, CMHC, is a native of Chicago’s North Shore. He graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. and Highest Honors in English and American Literature and then went on to gain a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. As a young man he joined the wave of interest in yoga and meditation which swept fully into the public consciousness in the 1980’s and began to bring mind-body approaches into his work as a psychotherapist. He met his wife Kellie in 1991 who introduced him to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and to one of the world’s masters of Kundalini Yoga, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. Guruprasad has been an innovator in bringing together Eastern and Western models of psychology and spirituality. He has almost 30 years’ experience in teaching and counseling individuals, couples, families, and groups throughout the country and has developed programs and approaches to address addictions, intimate relationship problems, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. A KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and a teacher trainer with the Aquarian Academy, Guruprasad Singh has been teaching Kundalini Yoga as taught byYogi Bhajan since 1996. His approach is deeply transformative, combining yogic philosophy and instruction with depth psychology to maximize students’ understanding of themselves and the psycho-spiritual path they are walking.

Kimberly Achelis Hoggan, Certified Anusara Teacher E-RYT 500, and Licensed Massage Therapist

Alignment, Anatomy and Biomechanics.

Kimberly has over 10 years of teaching experience and has high level of expertise in anatomy an alignment. Kimberly is known for her detailed alignment instructions, that are delivered with skill, enthusiasm, and often humor. She helps her students find a therapeutic experience in every posture, to heal the body, prevent future injuries, steady the mind and uplift the heart. Kim is a dedicated student and practitioner of Anusara yoga. Yoga has helped her heal her body, overcome addictions, and learned how to look for the good. Anusara means “flowing with Grace”. This highly effective therapeutic style of hatha yoga is rooted in alignment of the body and “celebration of the heart”. Kim specializes in Reiki, Thai Massage, and Structural Bodywork. Kim lives with her husband, Tyler, their son, Sage, daughter Violet and their dogs, Dharma and Sprocket.

Maria Radloff, BS, ERYT 500

Ayurveda & Sanskrit Studies.

Maria Radloff specializes in practicing and teaching Astanga Yoga and Sanskrit. Following in the footsteps of her teachers Dave Oliver and Cheryl Hall Oliver in Scottsdale, Arizona, she has traveled around the world studying Astanga with various teachers, including Richard Freeman and David Williams. Maria brings more thanjust asana to her classes. Her classes always include chanting, Sanskrit and tips and stories from Vedic philosophy and Ayurveda.

Maria is a scholar in Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit. She is currently enrolled in Philosophy classes through the Scottsdale’s School of Practical Philosophy, headquartered in New York City, and for the last five years has studied Sanskrit directly with Nicolai Bachman.

Sarah Elizabeth Levitt, A.S. eRYT, CQI,  C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, ERYT-500,

Movement, Qigong

Sarah Elizabeth Levitt,is a theatre, music and dance enthusiast, has always had a deep appreciation of movement, which led her to fall in love with yoga. Sarah Elizabeth’s yogic path led to Yoga teaching certification with Dana Baptiste, Medical Qigong certification with Jesse Tsao and training in Street Yoga and Mindful Schools to serve youth with yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices. She is also a certified Senior Level Qigong Instructor with Tai Chi Healthways, a certified Yin Yoga teacher through Dina Amsterdam, and holds a Chakra healing certificate from Sacred Healing Centers with Anodea Judith. Her other interests include Grief and Loss studies with Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ayurveda Studies with Dr.P. Sathyanarayanan, and alternative healing of cancer. Currently, Sarah Elizabeth teaches Yoga and Medical Qigong for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, for Primary Children’s Hospital and for Intermountain Healthcare,specializing in yoga for cancer patients, care providers and healthcare staff. She has been practicing yoga since 1994 and is a strong advocate for accessible yoga that can benefit people of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities.

Sammy Brown, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, ERYT-500,

Breath Therapy, Therapeutic Alignment and Asana, Philosophy

Sammy is a Level 2 Ashtanga Yogi  and is renowned for his depth of knowledge and his passion for biomechanics and therapeutic alignment. He incorporates classical techniques and philosophy to make yoga more than just an exercise but something rooted in tradition. Sammy has an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge regarding Asana, and the deeper yogic philosophies. Sammy encourages students to move beyond the limitations they have set in their mind, not just physically but mentally and emotionally. Drawing on his expertise in anatomy and alignment, Sammy helps people achieve a new found sense of strength and mobility in their bodies and in their lives. Sammy has studied with his mentor Richard Freeman, Professor Nagaraj Rao, and has spent extensive amounts of time studying in Mysore India as well as teaching and assisting in trainings around the world.