ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
Ryan Besler was raised in Alberta, Canada and lived the life of an active small town boy with a big imagination, full of curiosity and sense of adventure. When he wasn’t playing sports he was riding his motorbike or the family snowmobile.
Ryan began practicing at Hot House Yoga in Virginia Beach and found At One Yoga once moving to Phoenix in 2006. There, he studied under Dave Oliver and Cheryl Hall, as well as many other inspirational instructors. Throughout his yoga practice and in his life, he has found ‘mastering the breath’ to be a powerful tool for managing stress, breaking mental barriers and embracing change. Ryan’s challenging power, core, and flow classes embody his belief that it is only from a strong center, (mentally, physically and spiritually) that we can move effortlessly through life. He intends to create opportunities in his classes for students to explore, play and grow. Ryan Besler is an RYT 500, E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and is a lululemon ambassador with his wife Stephanie.
Stephanie fell in love with the practice of yoga as a means to calm the mind and heal the body. With a background in dance, she was immediately drawn to yoga. When Stephanie took her first yoga class in 1999 in Santa Barbara, she knew she had tapped into something that would be a part of her life forever. Upon moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006, Stephanie pursued her career as a yoga instructor with At One Yoga. She studied with inspirational instructors such as Alex Austin, Jenn Chiarelli, Vanessa Lee, Ian Lopatin and John Salisbury. After completing her RYT-200, she realized her spiritual journey was just beginning. Stephanie continued to study Hot Yoga with Cintra Brown and complete her RYT-500 with Dave and Cheryl Oliver. Outside of the many inspirational instructors she studied with at At One Yoga, Stephanie attributes her practice and teaching style to be strongly influenced by Brock and Krista Cahill and Dave and Cheryl Oliver.
Stephanie teaches dynamic and challenging vinyasa flow, power and core classes. Her classes are filled with opportunities to explore the core, play with arm balances and inversions and connect to a deeper sense of self. She inspires her students to move mindfully and to transcend their practice on the mat, off the mat. Stephanie’s classes leave you feeling calm, grounded and blissful. Stephanie is a RYT 500, E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance. She is a Manduka Ambassador and a lululemon Ambassador with her husband, Ryan.