Voted ‘Park City’s Best Yoga Instructor’
Owner/Operator of Yoga Kula Project, Trudee Sanbonmatsu, BS, AYT has been a student of yoga since 1991. She is a certified Yoga Instructor through Yoga Union and is trained in the arts of Thai Yoga Therapy and Reiki Healing. Additionally, she is a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. Trudee has taken numerous workshops from John Friend, Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, Sianna Sherman and more. She finished the Level I & Level II Anusara Immersion taught by Christina Sell and Noah Maze. Meditation is a daily part of Trudee’s practice and she recently returned from a 10 day silent meditation at the Buddhist Vipassana Center in North Fork California. Trudee’s sense of humor and commitment to non-judgment provides a safe place for students to explore, break boundaries and release layers of physical, emotional and psychic weight. Her yoga classes integrate mindful asana with proper alignment, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. She loves teaching in a heated room and, also, teaches styles of yoga such as Restore, Yin, Vinyasa, Bikram and Hot Pilates.
Trudee graduated from the University of Utah where she holds bachelor’s degrees in Speech Rhetoric & Writing and Gender Studies.
Ann Debenham Phillips,
has been passionate about yogic practices for many years. She completed her Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in India and enjoys teaching yoga and meditation. Ann has a committed daily practice incorporating meditation, asana, pranayama and pratyahara.
She is, also, trained as a Master Aesthetician and combines the ancient yogic arts to her work at Park City Westgate Serenity Spa. Her favorite quote is: “Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.”
Emily Podschweit dove hard into her yogic journey after multiple knee injuries and surgeries from years of damage from volleyball. She received her BA in Miami at Florida International University where she played D1 beach volleyball.
Yoga has opened the door for her to understand what it means to honor and connect the body, mind and spirit.She has completed 200+ hours of Anusara Yoga teacher training and is currently advancing in that discipline. Additionally, she is advancing her expertise in the use of essential oils and Ayurvedic practices. Podschweit believes in teaching her students the principals of body alignment and, equally important, are the practices of meditation including self-inquiry. Her goal is to pass down the lineage of alignment based yoga and guide her students to a deeper self awareness, while having FUN!
Jenna has been an avid yogi since 2010 and completed her comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training through Yogaworks Houston; strongly influenced by Anusara, Forrest and Baptiste yoga styles. She is, also, an experienced Reiki Master and received her Master III training from the Usui System of Natural Healing.
Her classes promote self-love in a safe sacred space, while encouraging each student to explore their own unique mind, body and soul. “Sharing the gift of yoga ignites my soul,” she writes. Her classes are welcoming for beginners through advanced practitioners.
Recently, Jenna traveled to Teotihuacan on a Toltec Spirit Journey. She has a strong meditation practice and completed a 10 day Vipassana silent meditation course. Additionally, Jenna is certified in Y12SR Yoga Training for addiction recovery.
Originally from Peru, Mariana Doria started her yoga journey in 2013. She was highly motivated to learn how to heal & stretch after long hours of rock climbing and multiple shoulder injuries. After understanding that yoga was so much more than just stretching she dove deep into the yogic lifestyle. She received her yoga certificate in Power yoga in Bogota, Colombia in 2015. After teaching yoga in multiple places around the world she decided to adventure to India for her second YTT where she is now certified in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga. Mariana currently works as a health coach specializing in gut health and certified by the Institute for Integrated Nutrition and lifestyle. She, also, is a content creator on Instagram & Youtube (@gutbabe). Her goal is to utilize her communication skills to promote an integrative healthy lifestyle.
“My healthy food could be your poison. On a bacterial level we are so unique that we must find out what lifestyle works for us individually.” ~Mariana
Melissa is an Anusara Elements Yoga teacher who loves weaving heart-centered themes into her alignment-based yoga practice. She enjoys creating accessible sequences for yogis of all levels. Her sequences integrate asana, breath work, meditation, as well as restorative elements for a comprehensive experience to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. She is also trained in Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) and works to create a safe space in her classes for those who have been impacted by addiction.
Melissa received her ASHY-200 in 2018 and Y12SR certification in 2019 and is now working toward her Anusara Inspired Teacher 300-hour certification. She has a Masters of Education from the University of Utah. She continues to broaden her knowledge of the art and practice of yoga and has taken trainings and workshops from Tiffany Wood, Nikki Meyers, Douglas Brooks, Bill Mahony, Adam Ballanger, Jackie Prete, Chaya Spencer, and John Seelye.