Conscious Community Yoga has a governing board that currently consists of four directors
Christy Burnette has more than twenty years experience as a yoga professional. Her background is in rehabilitation and personalized training for people of all levels of mobility. She travels nationwide offering in-depth yoga teacher trainings, yoga therapy trainings, workshops, and retreats. Christy has served as the director of Yoga Education for an educational institution in Arizona. She has designed, written, and implemented 200 hour and 500 hour yoga teacher training programs in accordance with the Register of Yoga Schools requirements. Christy’s training includes a community outreach component that encourages teachers-in-training and graduates to “get off the mat” and take yoga to the world around them by volunteering and establishing classes in offsite locations. Each year, graduating students from the training programs are placed into teaching positions in studios nationwide. Christy has also sponsored many yoga adventure retreats including trips to Havasupai, a Native American reservation on the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Stephanie Abbott teaches yoga in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas- often working alongside Christy Burnette in both the yoga and the community outreach aspects of the teacher training programs. Yoga found Stephanie in 2001 after several years of involvement in nutrition and physical fitness activities. In 2011, she earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. From the beginning of her practice, Stephanie accepted the mindful living benefits of yoga, and her passion for teaching grows every day. Stephanie also believes strongly in giving back to her community, as is evident in her previous experience working with non-profits like the Partnership for Better Health in DesMoines, Iowa.
Nikki Thompson was introduced to yoga as a means of relieving stress. She learned its greater value when her yoga practice aided in her recovery from an illness. Nikki credits her yoga practice with healing her body, mind, and spirit. After several years of practicing yoga she expanded her vision to become a yoga instructor, and in 2011 Nikki earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. In addition to her yoga experience, she also has several years of experience working with people of all ages and socioeconomic statuses through both drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, as well as mental health rehabilitation programs. Nikki’s experience with rehabilitation combines with her yoga training to create a unique perspective for CCYoga.
Rand Haddock has practiced law for over 35 years. After years of working in large law firms and serving as general counsel of a large bank, Rand established a solo practice. He works with financial institutions, venture capital firms and small businesses. Rand gives back to the community by working with several non-profit associations and is particularly passionate about volunteering with Native American organizations. Rand discovered yoga as a restorative activity in connection with the U.S. Masters Swimming program, and now relies on the benefits of yoga to keep him involved in swimming and triathlon activities. He was born in Southern Utah and has a deep connection to the beauty the Southwest wilderness.