Learn from the best
Our seasoned team of OHM School instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion for sharing it to every class. Combined, they offer decades of experience across numerous yoga disciplines. Take a moment to meet them.
Cintra Brown, a pioneer of Bikram Yoga. She is a dedicated and knowledgeable yoga teacher with spiritual messages. Cintra has been teaching Bikram Yoga since 1989, and was the founder of the first Bikram school in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is also an International Judge. Experience Cintra's class, where you will learn, laugh, and come away with her Cintraism's – the part of her teachings that help take yoga off the mat, and into your everyday life.
Dr. Ben Zorensky, ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, certified Bikram Yoga Instructor since 2003, speaker, anatomy & physiology educator, and avid large format film photographer. In 2007, Ben graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and currently practices naturopathic medicine as Chief Medical Officer for Naturopathic Athlete in Tempe, AZ (http://www.naturopathicathlete.com).
Dr. Ben Zorensky's rich background in naturopathic medicine, nutrition, collegiate athletics, wilderness experience, and therapeutic yoga serves to provide a unique perspective on health and healing. It is a foundation that allows him to help his patients realize greater wellness through individualized treatment plans that enable their body, mind, and spirit to restore and maintain optimal health.
"In yoga, we work with precise muscular contractions to orient our bodies in space," Dr. Zorensky, ND says, "and then we take that work and incorporate it into everyday movement."
Nicole Deacon is the co-owner of The Foundry and founder of OHM yoga school. She started practicing yoga in 1995 and began teaching Bikram yoga in 2005. She is passionate about yoga, leadership, and transformation. She began facilitating transformational programs at the age of 18 and continues to learn more methods of leadership skills completing her certification with the PAX Mastery Program in 2016. She holds certificates in transformational work, movnat, bikram yoga, anatomy, and executive leadership.
Niki Fillmore is a yoga teacher in Phoenix, Arizona. Her passion to teach yoga comes from witnessing people transform and move towards living a life filled with vitality, joy and gratitude. She enjoys seeing people bring life back into their lives!
Niki has been a full time yoga teacher since Fall of 2008. She attended Bikram's Teacher Training (500+ hours) in Acapulco, Mexico. For the past 5 years she has been mentoring and coaching teachers at Bikram Yoga AZ. She also serves as the retail manager where she created Harlow Boutique. Niki has sought out the best teachers in the community for her continued education. She has studied Pregnancy Yoga with Rajashree Choudhury, in-depth Posture Study with Lynn Whitlow, Teaching Philosophy with Craig Villani, Teaching Dynamics with Lisa Ingle-Stevens, and many others. Her speciality is mentoring teachers how to teach the pregnancy series and share with expecting-mothers how to care for themselves with yoga throughout their pregnancy.
Heidi-Jo started working at BYAZ in 2004, and in 2008 she attended Bikram's Teacher Training program, in Acapulco, Mexico. Heidi-Jo is also a 200 level RYT, and serves on the faculty at the OHM Yoga School.
A full-time yoga teacher and studio manager since 2008, Heidi-Jo continues to seek out mentorship from the best teachers in the community. She has studied extensively with Lisa Ingle-Stevens, Craig Villani, Emmy Cleaves, Rajashree Choudhury, Lynn Whitlow, Bikram Choudhury, and others. Heidi-Jo specializes in mentoring new yoga teachers, and in helping to develop teaching dynamics in the yoga classroom.