I began my yoga journey just a short time ago, in search of stress relief. What I found has become the greatest passion of my life!
I completed my 200hr teacher training program in 2009 at At One Yoga in Scottsdale, Arizona. I live in Scottsdale, Arizona with my wife Dusti and dogs Jack and Hank. I teach public classes, private 1 on 1 sessions and workshops at multiple studios in the valley, and am most passionate about teaching/creating Yoga For A Cause events (charity based community classes). I am E-RYT 200 and teach for several 200hr Teacher Training programs, with a focus on yoga anatomy. I guest teach at studios and festivals throughout the nation (including Wanderlust) and lead yoga retreats around the globe.
I’ve been inspired by so many amazing teachers of yoga and spirituality and truly love to learn, grow, and evolve! (my main yoga inspirations include: John Salisbury, Jenn Chiarelli, Alex Austin, Vanessa Lee, Ian Lopatin, Cheryl Oliver, Darren Rhodes, Vinnie Marino, Brock and Krista Cahill, Jonny Kest, Dice Iida-Klein, Briohny Smyth, Desiree Lapre, Malachai Melville, Julie Boyd, Rod Stryker, Gina Caputo, Tiffany Cruikshank, Meghan Currie, and Annie Carpenter.)
I believe Yoga is a transformational practice that encourages us to look inward to create a deeper connection to our soul, leading to a more healthy and happy life. I love to read about different mystical traditions, religions, and spiritual practices as well as deepen my understanding of the energetic and anatomical body.
My personal spiritual practice is an ever expanding understanding of myself and my place in this amazing universe.
My classes are a challenging blend of feminine flow with masculine power, infused with light-hearted spirituality designed to inspire students to be their highest selves.
You will find mindful sequences and tricky transitions that move with the breath and music as well as detailed instruction on anatomical alignment (inspired by my degree in Anatomy & Physiology from Arizona State University, and my Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certification).
You can expect core exercises, arm balances and inversions, deep stretches, hands on adjustments, and insightful pointers to apply to your practice.
My classes and workshops are designed to help students take their practice to the next level through creating a mindful connection to the body, and a spiritual connection to the soul. My class will leave you inspired and full of passion and gratitude for every breath, step, pose, and moment you get to take!
Anton Mackey C.S.C.S., RYT