"The logo of the Phoenix is a symbol of transformation; emerging a stronger version of yourself by embracing physical, mental & emotional trials in a positive, healthy way. Learning to be 'comfortably uncomfortable' is what yoga is all about. Manifesting this transformation through support and results is what UY&W is all about."
Utah Yoga & Wellness was created by Elise Jones in 2015, as an information website uniting communities through wellness in a fun lighthearted way. Creating "Unity in Community," what began as promoting local wellness events & products, grew into a family operated Studio/Wellness/Training center from 2018-2020, with 24 instructors/therapists.
Elise has since founded Utah Hygge Retreats, Utah River Retreats & Utah Yoga & Wellness Festival, also dedicated to teaching public classes, workshops & events.
Striving to strengthen 'Unity in Community,' we believe in the culmination of camaraderie, dedication, and a little laughter to achieve positive results and overall wellbeing. -Laughter is healing too. Keeping it real and more personal, brings value and connection to our community.
It's not just business, it's personal.
Featured in Mindful Studio Magazine:
Together as certified yoga instructors, we offer wellness opportunities for all ages through our classes, community wellness events, and outsourcing to collaborating local health professionals. It's a very unique family affair!
Elise: Yoga Therapist | ERYT 500+ | Aerial | SUP | Yoga Alliance Trainer
Christian: RYT 200 | TRX
Maya: RYT 200 | Aerial | SUP
Brooke: RYT 200 | SUP
Where to find our classes:
Elise: Fit Stop (soon), Private Yoga Therapy, Wasatch Aquatic/SUP
Chris: Fit Stop (soon), Stretch & TRX
Maya: BYU Women's Center & Professors, Moab during summers
Brooke: Youth classes, WHS Yoga Club
YouTube Channel: Utah Yoga & Wellness
*Photos below Testimonials
"This was amazing. I've been doing yoga 2-3 times per week for a long time, and I've learned more in one hour of class, than in one year of classes elsewhere. Thank you, Elise, for teaching me/us to improve, safely." ~Charlie, vacationer
"I can't imagine my life without Mens Stretch (w/ Chris) 2x per week. I've never been able to touch my toes until now, and it's only been 4 weeks!"
"I appreciate a yoga teacher with a sense of humor." ~Marty
"My girls love going to Brooke's class!" ~Debi
"I've never been to a class where I felt I wanted to stay. It feels so different, it truly was a space of healing. I'm moving here to be here."
"Maya did such a great job teaching at the BYU Summit Conference, Professors now have her teaching their departments 2-3x per week!"
"I've woken up with hip pain for years from a past hockey injury. After 3 (Mens Stretch) classes, I don't feel that pain anymore." ~Mike
"We live in Salt Lake and drove up just to attend your class! ~Mary, SLC
"Aerial Yoga felt so good, I actually cried!" ~Tonya
"I love your classes. As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I've found a part of me that's been lost." ~Allison
"I've had tension headaches for a long time, seeking help through other types of therapy/clinics. After practicing yoga for 3 weeks, my tension headaches are gone!" ~Sherry
"Thank you for being real. You're truly about healing and community; the experience is unsurpassed; and I know the difference. ~ Greg T, PT
"Obsessed. Fantastic instruction. So much attention to detail. Enjoyed the warm towel at the end of class." ~ Alexis
"I've never heard of another wellness site with so much to offer. What an awesome community service!" ~Dustin, Yelp
"Wow - I've read about you & wish I lived in Utah so I could take your classes!" ~Hillary, Mindbody
"I love that I can release, laugh, cry, and not be judged or feel embarrassed." ~ Elizabeth
"I'm new to yoga and needed something that would push me but not hurt me. My body feels worked over, but not wanting to die from high impact. I love it!" ~Trish
Utah Yoga & Wellness is a Registered Yoga Alliance Training School