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Our Teachers

Every teacher at Sun Moon Studio of Sedona is certified at the professional level. Each teacher brings their own unique style and experience. Our teachers offer a wide range of classes

in a safe and peaceful setting Indoor, Outdoor or Online. 

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Jessica Philips

Owner of Sun Moon Studio of Sedona

Director of Sedona Dance Academy

At the tender age of 18, Jessica embarked on her first career as a professional ballet dancer with Ballet Arizona - despite all odds. For 10 accomplished and challenging years, she graced the stage as a corps de ballet, soloist, and ultimately principal dancer, performing in over 500 shows. 


But Jessica's thirst for knowledge didn't stop at dance. Her fascination with health and nutrition led her to obtain certifications as a Holistic Health Coach and Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. 


After hanging up her tutu, Jessica decided to impart her passion for dance as an instructor and established Sun & Moon Studio of Sedona and Sedona Dance Academy in 2020. 


Jessica's mission is to promote healthy movement by offering dance instruction to people of all ages and skill levels. But it's not just about dance for her - she wants to build a tight-knit community centered around movement and connection. And as a heart-centered businesswoman and dance teacher, she's found her second career to be beyond fulfilling.  She's incredibly grateful to be in her current position, sharing her love of dance and spreading joy everywhere she goes.

Teaches: Ballet, Pointe,  Dance Fitness, Yoga, Meditation.

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Sensei Rick Koehler has been a student and teacher of traditional karate for over 16 years.  Sensei Rick first studied Shorin Ryu karate, where he worked to the rank of 3rd Dan and was presented with the teaching title of Sensei. Currently Sensei Rick studies and teaches Isshin Ryu karate, where he is currently a 1st Degree Dan. Sensei Rick has over 10 years experience teaching both youth and adult classes. 

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David offers a Radiant, Kundalini-Activated and Bliss-Filled Spiritual Transmission of the Enlightened Condition. The event involves a group meditation/silence period as well as an interactive dialogue with David.


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Gwen was born in Italy, grew up in Tunisia, and attended boarding schools in Europe throughout high school before moving to the United States to attend Stanford University. She credits her diversity in cultural experiences as the most formative education of her life - one that provides her a unique breadth of vision and perspective upon which she draws on in her work today.


It was through her lifelong love of Yoga and Dance that she was able to understand the powerful and transformative effect that breath can provide. This, in turn, inspired her to become a Breathworker and Hypnotherapist in 2000 at the BodyMind Academy in Bellevue, Washington. She is an avid learner and has continued to hone her skills over the last 20 years with many certifications in a variety of disciplines.


As the founder of, “Breath is Prayer” and “Inspired Sedona”, she intuitively employs a combination of Breathwork, The Passion Test, Family Constellations, Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Yoga, and Dance to guide and support people in coming home to their true nature and remaining consciously connected to their essential truth. In her work with clients, she invites her clients to explore their inner landscapes, to step into their most authentic, empowered self and to choose a path that honors themselves

and their purpose.


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Amalia Camateros, author of Spirit of the Stones, is a Transformational Teacher, Shamanic Priestess, EarthSpirit Wisdom Guide, and Breath Work facilitator who inspires us to get embodied & centered and to reconnect with the Earth and our body as a sacred temple of Living Spirit. 

She has also garnered a notable reputation as a ceremonial dancer over the years inaugurating conferences and incorporating dance workshops both Nationally and Internationally for  Alberto Villoldo, Jose Arguelles, David Hawkins, Michael Beckwith, Robert Mirabal, David Wolfe, Neale Donald Walsch, and Deepak Chopra.

Amalia is the founder of EarthSpiritDance™ inspiring and guiding dancers into shamanic wisdom dance journeys and co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Sedona along with Gwen Payne. She has inspired dance in Sedona Arizona, since 2006 starting with her Awake The Snake Chakra dance classes, Trancendance free-motion dance series, Shake Your Shakti Ecstatic dance, and currently facilitating Ecstatic Dance in Sedona. 


A service of her mastery is to inspire us to let go and be one with Earth and Spirit as a way to embody our spiritual aliveness and abounding joy.


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Chris Browne is a massage therapist, writer, adventurer, and music aficionado. Born in Long Island, NY, Chris graduated with a BA in Philosophy before moving to Boulder, Colorado where he rock-climbed and snowboarded to his heart’s content while getting his massage license at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 1999. He soon after moved to Portland, Oregon where he was immediately drawn to its vibrant and prolific ecstatic dance community. He became a guest DJ in 2003 and, after studying under Vinn Marti (founder of Soul Motion) and Gabrielle Roth (founder of Five Rhythms), in 2009 he joined forces with two others to host a weekly Wednesday night dance called Mindful Meltdown. DJ’ing for groups of 100-150 people, for 10 years Chris honed his skills, facilitating intentions and crafting musical soundscapes to take dancers on a seamless journey toward finding authentic purpose and healing through mindful movement. 


As a teenager, Chris’s favorite gift to friends and family was a mixed cassette tape (later CD’s and playlists) of music curated specific for them. His love of sharing music has never wavered, and he still considers his audience every-time he composes a playlist, be it for a dance, party or ceremony. In 2007, Chris took a six-month solo journey around the globe, which also widened his scope to the beauty and vibrance of music in so many cultures, helping to infuse his playlists with an ever greater worldly infusion. Chris is currently authoring a book about this transformational journey. 


In 2019 Chris moved to Arizona to be closer to family and bask in some much-needed solar healing. He works as a therapeutic bodyworker and has become the newest facilitator at Ecstatic Dance Sedona. His sets can be heard monthly on Sunday mornings at 11am.

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Jennifer has been immersed in the world of human potential for the last 20+ years.  As a consultant and coach, a yoga teacher, and a mother to 2 girls her passion lies in helping individuals unleash their hidden gifts and grow into bigger versions of themselves.  

Jennifer's yoga classes, workshops, retreats, and corporate seminars focus on how to recalibrate energy so you are operating from a place of clarity, joy, and connection to yourself and others. Jennifer specializes in Kundalini, Hatha and Prenatal Yoga as well as Sound Therapy. Jennifer strives to live an awakened life and find great joy in spreading the practice of living yoga within the modern world.

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Danielle Johnson started her training in New York, receiving scholarships to study at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance (Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and Dunham Technique) and Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theater (African Dance and Jazz). While in New York, Danielle had the honor to train under Jazz dance master Luigi. Danielle received a scholarship to study dance at ASU and received her BA in dance. She also holds a masters in education and loves working with children as well as adults. Danielle has danced professionally for over 20 years and enjoys creating works with her dance company DMJ dance Collective. 

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Maomé (Mo) has been a dedicated Capoeira practitioner since 2012.
He started his Capoeira journey in Flagstaff with Professor Avi, under the guidance and supervision of Mestre Cabello. And has played a major role in being Avi's main assistant teacher.
Maomé has taught capoeira at The Flagstaff Arts and Leadership
Academy, Northern Arizona University, and led many local Capoeira
presentations and shows.
Maomé's teaching methods stem greatly from Avi's teachings, but
also from his own athletic and academic background. Maomé has been a lifelong martial artist and athlete. He is a Personal Trainer that has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, and a National Strength and Conditioning Certification.
Maomé loves sharing his passion for Capoeira movement and music
in his classes and has traveled the country and the world attending
Capoeira events and workshops. Maomé believes that Capoeira is an amazing art that gifts it's practitioners with the freedom to play, sing, and connect with people in a beautiful way.
And that this art is a gift that should be shared with our local community and the entire world.

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Alba Wejebe
I have been an integrative bodyworker for over 25 years, a Nia and Moving to Heal instructor, a Zumba instructor, a Yoga Nidra facilitator, and a professional Ballroom dancer, as well as a professional photographer and photographic artist. 


I have a deep love and reverence for the body as the sacred vehicle through which we express our essence on this earthly journey. 

I also have a deep trust in the wisdom of our bodies as the source of a deep and ever present intelligence always available to us—our body wisdom. 

Nia and movement are my path to body/mind/spirit wellness and an ever-evolving journey that allows me to connect with my community through music, movement and joy.  

My Nia classes are fun, accessible and nourishing movement practices.  Join us for a guided journey into joy and ease of movement, release of tension, play, freedom and healing in body and soul.

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