E-RYT500 Yoga Therapy
Ayurveda Wellness Consultant
Hatha Gong Master
Certified Medical Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher
International Ballet Barre Fitness Association Certified
200 Hour Medical Qi Gong Instructor
Lifeline Technique - Certified Practitioner
Charla started practicing yoga in 2000 and was hooked immediately! Her daughters noticed how it affected her and would say “Mom, go to yoga!” Upon the realization that it was transformational not only physically but mentally, she embraced it even more. Upon moving to Phoenix in 2009 and having the time, she was now intent on following her dream to share her love of yoga. Having previously been an elementary school teacher, she wanted to pursue teacher training to combine these two passions and began her teaching journey in September of 2011, finishing the 200 hour program in January of 2012. She immediately enrolled in a Master Program of Healing Emphasis Yoga, finishing in December, 2013.
Charla is the co-owner of Joyful Yoga Studio in Tempe, AZ, where she lives with her husband and 2 West Highland Terriers. The studio focuses on the healing aspect of yoga with complimentary movement classes: Qi Gong, Pilates, Barre, TRX, Pound and Zumba.
Her yoga philosophy is the breath, posture, and patience. She loves to learn and to impart that knowledge to her students, emphasizing those principles. Her love of learning led her to study Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, through the Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America to compliment her healing emphasis. She specializes in TRE or Trauma Release Exercises developed by David Bercelli, PhD, as well as postural work using the Egoscue Method. She incorporates the gong and crystal bowls into her yoga classes for a vibrational healing experience. She is also a Reiki Master and sends love and healing in all of her classes. She discovered Medical Qi Gong that enhanced her yoga teaching, which led to studying Acupressure. The combination of this all comes together with the Lifeline Technique!
This is a manifestation system that allows us to release long held patterns in our bodies that translate into physical symptoms and emotional stressers, choosing love in the face of fear!
Charla studied ballet from age 5 to 20 and has loved returning to the Barre! She has found it to be a wonderful compliment to yoga and loves teaching Barre! She spends her summers in Wildwood, NJ managing her family seasonal business, started in 1922 by her grandparents, and teaching Yoga on the Beach since 2012!
Dr Bercelli - Tense, Stress and Trauma Release - www.traumaprevention.com
Egoscue - www.egoscue.com
Lifeline Technique - www.thelifelinecenter.com
Medical Reiki -