A Tucson Yoga Studio
A mindful approach for yoga
at all levels
423 E. 9th St.
Meet the people who make Mindful Yoga a great place to learn.
Hilda, Dharma name Shraddha, founded Mindful Yoga Studio in 2012 to offer a safe space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate and is trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors. Other trainings: Svastha Yoga Therapy Training, 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training. Shraddha has taught since 2005 and has 3,000 hours of teaching experience. She was born in Sonora, Mexico, and has lived most of her life in Tucson. She is bilingual and has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management. Shraddha is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist and offers craniosacral sessions at Mindful Yoga.
Jen (she/her) began her yoga journey over 20 years ago and became an RYT200 teacher through Mindful Yoga’s inaugural teacher training program in 2019. Jen is continually learning and growing in her own practice and bringing those offerings to the mat to create a holistic mind, body, breath connection that honors the roots of yoga. Specializing in yin and gentle styles of yoga, Jen works to create offerings for all bodies that slow down the mind and the body in the fast-paced world we live in. And as a public-school educator, she is currently learning ways to make yoga and mindfulness more accessible for youth.
Amber began her mindful yoga practice at the recommendation of her therapist. Once she began to slow things down, she learned yoga is much more than asana. Through gentle, yin and restorative yoga she found the stillness she needed in this busy world. Slowing down her practice has allowed her to return back to her authentic self and reminded her that she is already enough. She began her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Mindful Yoga in 2020. Amber brings body awareness and anatomy knowledge as a barre instructor and certified EMT-P. She is committed to sharing her love of this practice in a compassionate space, allowing students to show up as they are to explore their bodies and minds.
Michael, whose Dharma name is Junjo, is a native Tucsonan who has practiced Hatha Yoga and meditation since 2005. He leads mindfulness meditation classes and has studied under Frank Jude Boccio, Dharma name Poep Sa, the author of Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body and Mind. He also has studied under David H. Wagner, the developer of Living Meditation, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, developer of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Michael uses meditation to bring equanimity to his daily life, and he delivers to students in his meditation classes a message of self-respect and calm. He subscribes to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn’s philosophy that attention to the breath is of constant importance, because, “You’re probably breathing right now.”