Julie Branham, E-RYT
Julie, Owner of Lifted Life Yoga, began her journey as a licensed cosmetologist of over 20 years. Julie has made countless clients beautiful. Yet a yearning for something that uncovered the beauty within naturally led her to Yoga. She found that yoga created a place where our essence could be explored, brought to the forefront, and integrated with our physical potential. Getting to know the “Real” you is often the topic of unspoken conversation in her classes. Julie is no stranger to health and wellness-Married to a prominent Chiropractor through whom more knowledge is obtained. Julie expertly integrates this information into her classes. She is 200 RYT certified with yoga alliance as well as 200 hour certified through D’ana Baptiste, interlaced with instruction from influential teachers such as John Friend, Donna Farhi, Gary Kraftsow and Adhil Palklihava. She has been teaching uplifting, life changing classes since 2001. Julie is a fitness enthusiast, loves the outdoors and is often seen hiking or biking the trails of Alpine. She enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing (water and snow), windsurfing and raising 4 amazing children.
Debbie Arnell, E-RYT
Debbie has a BS in Dance Specialization from Brigham Young University where she performed with the Folk Dancers as well as Dancer’s Company. Debbie has taught Aerobics and Spinning classes at many clubs both in Utah and California. In 2000, diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Debbie underwent a major change. Unable to continue her traditional way of moving, she found yoga and fell in love! Debbie completed her 200-hour certification with Dana Baptiste in 2005 and the additional 400-hour Baptiste Certification and recently completed her Anusara Inspired Certification. She has studied under Dana Baptiste, Ana Forrest, Rolf Gates, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sherry Baptiste, Nancy Ruby and Adam Ballanger. Debbie as a mother of 5 and fills her days with her yoga practice. She loves being out-of-doors playing, hiking, tandem biking with her husband, water skiing, swimming, boating and working in her garden. Wherever there is sun and water together she is in heaven.
A graduate of BYU with a BS in Health Promotions and is a Licensed massage Therapist. At an early age she found a passion for health, wellness, fitness, being active and outdoors. After years of running and weight lifting, she started to feel the effects of both on her body. Then when she discovered a ruptured vertebral disc that took a lengthy recovery, she decided that something had to change.Yoga was the answer! Yoga has been therapeutic for her body, mind, and spirit and she found a passion to practice and teach this healing art. She also loves how the principles can be applied to any aspect of our lives. Val has completed a 40hr level certification Program through Linda Black and is has finished her Anusara Certification with Adam Ballenger. Valerie is a mom of five beautiful children who bring humor, joy and love to her life. She loves traveling, practicing yoga, running, snowshoeing, hiking, golfing, and especially loves soaking up the sun on any tropical beach.
Rebecca Carroll- RYT
Rebecca began her career as a fitness enthusiast and teachs still many upbeat and fun filled classes. After discovering Yoga, Rebecca soon realized how much of the puzzle she was missing. She took classes from Debbie Arnell and has completed her 200RYT training with Lifted Yoga School, Julie & Deb as Instructors. Rebecca also has many other talents and help a lot of people personalize their needs, based on BODY TYPING, into daily health routines. She is a mother of 5 children and is always supporting them in there activities and continuing her education as a wellness consultant. Rebecca teaches a light-hearted HOT yoga class on Wednesday mornings at 6am.
Jessica Holker – RYT
Jessica has danced her whole life and began yoga nearly 5 years ago. She taught dance since the age of 15, and more recently with yoga in the past 3. She received her 200 hrs. Yoga Alliance certification in Asthanga Vinyasa Flow, 75 hatha, and 50 YA elective in the Chakras. I taught at the renowned studio for over a year in Las Vegas: Sherry Goldsteins Yoga sanctuary with a variety of styles. Regulary taught company classes on the road with the Radio City Rockettes, as well as 3 of the many stages of Cirque Du Soleil including my own Viva Elvis. Jessica is proudly expecting her first child this winter.
Kristin Riggs- RYT
Kristin graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Communications/ Editorial Journalism. She worked for many years in the newspaper and advertising industry and then met and married the love of her life. After she gave birth to the second love of her life….and then the third, fourth and fifth…she found herself immersed in the joys of caring for her family. At the age of sixteen, Kristin was in a serious car accident that resulted in muscle damage and later scoliosis. After a decade of chiropractic care and chronic pain she discovered yoga and it’s many healing capabilities. While living in San Francisco and pregnant with her second child, she stumbled across a studio which advertised “Yoga in the Womb” She soon realized it was not as she assumed, maternity yoga, but very VERY hot yoga. She felt the nausea of pregnancy kick in and had to excuse herself to fresh air. Although the class itself was not what she expected, that day marked the beginning of her yoga journey and her desire to learn more, practice more and share more. Kristin completed her 200 hour Ashtanga based yoga certification under the direction of Amy Williams and Monica Nardone. She also completed a 14-hour restorative immersion certification program with MelaniePaulk-Abderrahman. Kristin and her family live a very active lifestyle and love to play volleyball snowboard, hike, run and travel. She is always quick to tell people that yoga is not her life, but yoga has helped her to live her life better and fuller.
Marie Delaney- RYT
Marie grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has worked for many years in Utah and Hawaii as a Licensed Massage Therapist after graduating from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2000. She was introduced to yoga when she was pregnant with her first daughter and soon discovered its many amazing benefits including allowing her to love and accept her changing body. She completed her 200 hour certification through Inbody Academy studying with D’ana Baptiste . She loves hiking, rock climbing, traveling and trying new and different foods! She now lives in Lehi with her husband and two beautiful daughters with whom she spends most of her free time.