Yoga Pulse Staff & Teachers

At Yoga Pulse Studio, all of our staff and teachers have quality training and experience. We've included this Bio section so you can get to know our teachers! We have a diverse group of lovely yoga instructors and an awesome team of staff!

Ali Shore Hansen, BA, MAS-IFP, RYT, Reiki Level 2 Certified
Founder/Owner | Possibility Cultivator | Teacher

      "I have been practicing yoga since 2005 when I opted to take yoga in lieu of P.E.. I enjoyed the physical benefits and continued to use yoga as a supplemental workout to running, ballet, weight lifting and hiking. Throughout college, I bounced around from studio to studio trying out every style. During my Masters program, I began to see the spiritual, mental, and emotional difference that yoga had brought into my life and my work with families and their children at-risk for Developmental Delay & Disability.

      By 2011, I had a rigorous daily yoga practice. I eventually took the leap and completed my RYT-200 (Hatha, & Christian Style, with Anusara influence). I love introducing people to yoga, meditation, and breathwork; breaking away from stereotypes and allowing people to see yoga through their own eyes. The benefits are endless and I enjoy being a catalyst through which each individual finds whatever they're looking for on and off the mat-- it is your practice, so it should look like you- not me! My goal is to always support my clients and students in the way that they need."

I have 8 Autoimmune Conditions and have found that Yoga is one of the greatest ways to keep myself empowered, happy, healthy, enthusiastic about life, and whole.

I incorporate sound healing by way of live Crystal Singing Bowls and a Hand Drum. They assists in releasing blocks (mental, emotional and physical), circulating the energy, and facilitating a deeper yoga experience. 


  • Tuesday, 9:15am-10:30am Inspired Flow (All Levels) with Sound Healing Savasana

  • Thursday, 9:15am-10:30am Inspired Flow (All Levels) with Sound Healing Savasana

Lynnsey Bonin, RYT
Lead Administrator & Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher 


  • Wednesday, Candlelight Yin + Meditation & Sound Healing @ 7:30pm

  • Thursday, Candlelight Yin + Meditation & Sound Healing @ 7:30pm​

Skyy Contreras, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Administrator & Teacher

Works: Weekend Admin Shift

Samantha (Sam) Lowe, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher


  • Monday, Heated Flow @ 8:00am

  • Thursday, Heated Flow @ 9:00am

  • Friday, Heated Flow @ 6:00pm

  • Substitute Teaches Heated Flow & Power Flow Often

Nelly Perumean, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher

     Nelly’s love for yoga started under the teaching of her 76 year old instructor who inspired her to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. As yoga began to integrate into many parts of her life, she became certified to teach in 2010 and hasn’t stopped. Her teaching focuses on a love-based approach, connecting with students to guide them to their full potential. Whether a gentle, advanced class, or anything in between, many variations are offered for students to find their edge. She understands how to help students close the gap between where they currently are and where they want to go. 


With 15+ years in corporate Learning and Development, her passion for disseminating knowledge spread from the corporate world to yoga studio. Nelly has consulted with various studios to design and develop Yoga Teacher Training programs for 200-hour and 300-hour certifications as well as facilitate these programs. Nelly holds a BS in Accounting, MA in Adult Education and Training, and ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance certification.


Monday, 10:30am Power Flow

Leah Boddeker, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher


  • Monday, Buti Yoga @ 6:15pm

  • Every Other Saturday, Buti Yoga @ 11:00am

Jessica Monteggia, RYT

 Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher

My name is Jessica and I am originally from Seattle, WA and have lived in Arizona for 2 years now (it's safe to say I will never go back to the rain). My yoga journey began in 2014, and quickly turned into my passion as I became an everyday yogi. In 2016 I made the best decision of my life, to become a certified yoga instructor. I am trained in Vinyasa Flow and always like to bring new sequences and challenges to my students on their mats! Yoga has healed and helped me grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. I get the most joy seeing my students experience the same benefits. What I love most about yoga is that your accomplishments on the mat can always translate to life off the mat. I am also passionate about holistic nutrition, and am currently in school to become a certified nutritionist. I believe wholeheartedly in the balance and synergy of our mind, body and spirit! I look forward to seeing you on the mat! Namaste.


  • Tuesday 9:00am Heated Flow

  • Sunday 10:30am & 12:00pm Heated Flow

Jess Itami, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher


     Aloha! My name is Jessica Rose Itami (call me Jess)! I have had the lovely privilege of growing up on the west coast, living in Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California. I love meeting new people, traveling and helping others build great ideas and feeding the potential within. My goal each day is to continue inspiring myself and bringing others along on this journey to magnificent greatness! I believe that we must all live life to the fullest and free ourselves from attachment and distraction in order to truly see the clear vision of our purpose here on earth. I’m so grateful for my yoga, meditation, reiki and sound healing practices and absolutely love how these tools and philosophies have assisted me in my process of seeking after my innermost self. These tools have helped shape and mold me into the very person I am today and with that, I am so excited to share my experience with all and everyone I meet! Blessings!


- Jess xx


  • Tuesday, Meditation Breath-work and Sound Healing @ 7:00pm

Julie Hoffman, R.N. & R.Y.T

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher

Julie Hoffman has been studying yoga since 2002 and currently teaches prenatal,chair and gentle yoga classes in Phoenix and Casa Grande. Julie’s yoga journey has taken her from power yoga to yin and everywhere in between. She completed her 200-hour teacher training through Inner Vision Yoga, and is currently enrolled in their 300-hour course. Julie has been an RN for over 25 years, with eight of these

years spent providing care to women in Labor and Delivery. She has attended nearly 1000 deliveries. Julie’s nursing studies concluded with her completion of her doctoral degree in nursing practice, which she earned in 2012. Teaching prenatal yoga provides Julie with the opportunity to combine two of her passions by helping women have healthy pregnancies through the practice of yoga. She believes that

yoga should be accessible to persons at all stages of their lives, regardless of their physical abilities or limitations. This drew her to teach both chair yoga to seniors and gentle yoga to cancer survivors. As a karma yogini Julie has always sought out ways in which to serve her community. Using her skills as both a yoga teacher and

an RN gives Julie the gift of improving the health and well being of others.


  • Monday, Candlelight Yin + Meditation @ 7:30pm

  • Thursday, Chair Yoga @ 10:45am (online and in person)

  • Friday, New to Yoga @ 8:00am

Meagghi Bitz, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher


  • Tuesday, Heated Flow @ 5:00pm

  • Thursday, Heated Flow @ 5:00pm

  • Subs other Heated Flow Classes

Brittany Grigg, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher


  • Tuesday, New to Yoga @ 10:45am

  • Wednesday, New to Yoga @ 8:00am

  • Friday, Yoga Nidra @ 4:00pm


  • Tuesday & Thursday AM

Nichole Chacon, RCYT

Yoga Pulse Children's Yoga Teacher


  • Tuesday, Kid's Yoga @ 5:00pm

  • Friday, Kid's Yoga @ 10:30am

  • Saturday, Kid's Yoga @ 9:30am

Sean Shelton, RYT
Yoga Pulse Studio: Teacher, Yoga Educator 


  • Wednesday, 10:30am Power Flow

  • Wednesday, 5:30pm-7pm Ashtanga Led Primary Series

  • Thursday, 5:30pm Ashtanga Led Primary Series

  • Friday, 10:30am- 12pm Ashtanga Led Primary Series

Andrea Hutchens, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher


  • Wednesday, Heated Flow @ 6:00pm

  • Friday, Heated Flow @ 8:00am

 Amber Wojcik, RYT

Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher

Amber has embraced the seat of a yoga student for more than 10 years and has held the seat of an instructor for 8. After experiencing the life-altering aspects of yoga first hand, she knew it was a gift she wanted to share with others.  Amber is passionate about the therapeutic elements of movement; she is constantly amazed by the practice of yoga and its’ extraordinary ability to help people heal.   She has taught yoga in Boulder, Colorado,  Chicago, and Bozeman, Montana before moving to Mesa for graduate school.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Occupational Therapy at A.T. Still University.


  • Saturday, 9:30am Heated Flow

Alyssa Sofferin, RYT
RYT, Yoga Pulse Studio Teacher
My yoga journey began in 2015 when I decided to take a yoga class at my gym. Immediately my love for the practice was born! I constantly left class craving more and quickly began showing up at every yoga studio within 20 miles of my house so that I could do more yoga! I went on my first yoga hike in Sedona, AZ in 2016 and it was one of the best gifts I could have ever given myself. I immediately knew
that I had a passion inside of me to not only learn more about the philosophy and teachings of yoga but to share it with others who were just as curious as me. I began looking into YTT programs and one year later I completed my 200 hour YTT at Inner Vision Yoga in Tempe, AZ.

Yoga transformed my life in so many ways. It brought me back to my authentic self and I love seeing how yoga can transform people’s lives. I love seeing people realize their fullest potential and abilities on and off the mat.
I enjoy teaching beginner classes and showing beginner practitioners that yoga is for everybody! Regardless of weight, gender, height or age there truly is a style of yoga for everyone. I also love a heated flow! For me, there’s nothing better than sweating it out on the mat and detoxing the body.
The moment I walked into Yoga Pulse I knew I had found my yoga community. I set an intention to become a teacher at YPS and I watched it manifest and become a reality in my life. And for that I am truly grateful and blessed to be a part of such a loving yoga community.


342 N. Val Vista Dr.

Suite #102

Mesa, AZ 85213


Ph: 480-459-5444



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