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

Jessica started her first career at 18, offered a contract to dance professionally with Ballet Arizona In 2009 against all odds. Her career as a ballerina lasted 10 fulfilling and challenging years with BAZ performing over 500 shows as a corps de ballet, soloist, and eventually principal dancer. 

She has always had a keen interest in health and nutrition and obtained a certification as a Holistic Health Coach and Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. 

Following her professional dance career, Jessica has chosen to share her love of movement and dance as an instructor of this fine art.


In 2020 she established the Sun & Moon Studio of Sedona and Sedona Dance Academy. 

Jessica is seeking to promote healthful movement through dance instruction offered to a wide variety of age groups and skill levels.


With a passion for bringing the community together, she has found her second career as a heart-centered businesswoman and dance teacher to be incredibly fulfilling and is beyond grateful to be in her current position. 

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


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Angela Jeanne Rose Heart

Sun Moon Studio Manager

Teacher, Web Designer  & Social Media Manager 

Angela's company, Vision Alliance Consulting has been instrumental in helping  Sun Moon Studio take flight.  

She is a KRI Certified Kundalini Teacher, Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master, Certified Toastmaster, Elemental Priestess, Minister, and the author of, "Self Care Rituals to Heal the Heart & Womb." With over 12 years of spiritual mentoring and motivational speaking, Angela holds a rich background in Somatic Healing. She works with generational wounding, stress, and releasing trauma. She is a Songstress, Sound Healer, and Facilitator of Retreats, Workshops & Events.

Classes/ Events Offered:

Elemental Yoga, Chakra Clearing, Drum Journey & Sonic Sound Baths

Magdelene Gatherings



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Harta was gifted with energy healing from a very young age. Friends and family members used to seek her ‘healing hands’ as they would call it. She comes from a lineage of Chinese herbal practitioners, martial artists and animistic medicine tribe from Borneo. She is a Sound Healer, certified Ho’oponopono practitioner, registered womb keeper of the 13th Munay Ki, an ordained Minister.

Classes Offered:

Sedona Soul Harmonics

New Moon Drumming

Wellness Drumming Circle


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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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Kirstyn Lazur has been teaching dance for over 20 years to all ages on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. She studied Mattox jazz technique and musical theater with jazz master Jean Sabatine at the University of Connecticut. While teaching adult jazz in Los Angeles, Kirstyn also served as assistant choreographer for youth performing arts workshops in Redondo Beach. She performed in the Los-Angeles based contemporary dance company Datugan Dance. For over 13 years, Kirstyn has been a certified barre (strength-conditioning) teacher additionally teaching yoga, HITT, and cardio classes. Holding an M.A. in English Literature, Kirstyn has always been fascinated by the intersection of our stories and bodies.


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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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Allegra Buillet  started dancing ballet at the age of four and was a soloist in the Nutcracker Ballet. She trained in classical ballet, hip hop dance and during her time at University she exploring the world of couples dances, from Salsa, Waltz, and Swing to Tango dancing. After falling in love with the Argentine tango, she decided to move to Buenos Aires in 2018 to study intensively with the “Maestros” in Argentina. This training was mainly focused under the following masters: Los Veliz, Vanesa Villabla and Facundo Piñero, Adriana Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Moira Castellano and Javier Rodriguez, Julio Balmaceda, Jonathan Spitel and Aurora Lubiz, Daniel Naccuchio and Cristina Sosa, Horacio Godoy, Sebastián Achával and Sebastián Jimenez.

In 2019, Allegra completed a six-month musicality series with Ignacio Varchausky on the fundamental styles of tango. In 2021 she completed a Musicality 1, 2, and 3, intensive and DJ workshop with Horacio Gordoy and a certified tango training with “El Cxuce Tango” ballet from the directors: Vanesa Villalba and Facundo Piñero. Furthermore, she was a Finalist at Venado Tuertos Championship 2019 in Santa Fe, Argentina, a runner-up for the semi-finals in the Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires 2019 and participated in the Metropolitano competition in Buenos Aires 2019. Allegra is excited to bring her knowledge and years of experience as a dancer to help you develop yourself in Argentine Tango.

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My Earth journey this lifetime began magically at birth, not simply because it's a miracle to be born in general, but because an invisible energy flew in parting the curtains like a gust of wind, even though "the window was closed."  This is according to my dad.  I was born in Southern California, on a beautiful full moon and gifted with a psychic sensitivity called clairsentience, which I thought was a curse rather than a gift. 

This 3D world was very confusing for me and I felt too much of everything for most of my early childhood.  My early life was full of trauma and caused me much suffering.  I developed terrible asthma at 3 years young which made me afraid to breathe deeply.  In my teenage years and my younger adult life, I was magnetized to alternative doctors / healers, yoga, and self healing.

When I was 17, yoga was serendipitously introduced into my life and provided tools that would set the trajectory of my life.  I discovered greater self awareness, body/mind connection, and mental clarity.  I began to heal on a deep level.

I began teaching Power Yoga in 2002, and have taught around the world.  After the birth of my first son in 2013, I was magically led back to Kundalini Yoga as a student.  In 2015, I began teaching Kundalini yoga because it gave me the experience and feeling I had sought my whole life.  Everything aligned for me as I began teaching, like miraculously getting pregnant naturally with my second son and life truly began to reveal its innate magic to me while using this technology and all the other modalities I had gathered on my journey.

For the last 6 years, all my dreams and desires have come true.  I have lived my true destiny and I embody the magic that now flows into everything I do, including my deep desire to serve humanity and our planet.

To fulfill my destiny, I wrote my first book, in 2019, Living In The Magic Of Life and I started a podcast, Becoming Goddess Again.  Now in 2022, I have created my own technology, called Sacred Synergy Kundalini Yoga to share everything I have learned and continue to learn.  I also see clients for private healing sessions and one on one blessing sessions.

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