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Meet The Team

Here at Yoga Loft, we're not just a studio, we're a community of dedicated individuals who are passionate about helping you on your yogic journey. Whether you’re trying to nail your handstand or learn more about the spiritual aspect of yoga, we’ve got you!


Our team is a diverse blend of expert teachers, each bringing their unique flavor to our specialized classes.


Get to know your favorite teacher, or find a new one who resonates with you:

Ashlee McDougall, co-owner at Yoga Loft tucson, lululemon ambassador

Ashlee McDougall

Founder + Co-Owner | E500-RYT Ashlee is a lululemon ambassador and started practicing yoga to help her manage the symptoms of a life-threatening lung disease, cystic fibrosis. She found the practice extremely healing, and is now a self-proclaimed yoga nerd. She’s completed more than 1,500 hours of training with expert teachers such as Janet Stone and Jason Crandell. She enjoys studying movement and creating sequences that will help you build strength and mobility, so you can feel as good on the mat as you do off. Ashlee is inspired by Bhakti Yoga and very passionate about offering trauma-aware and inclusive classes.


Catherine Coe | 300RYT

Catherine has been a yoga student for 15 years and teacher for 10. She received her 200hr certification in Thailand in 2013, and continued to study and teach internationally mostly throughout Southeast Asia for 4 years. She learned from various international teachers and taught classes, workshops, and retreats for students from around the world. This experience has forever informed her life and teaching. Catherine’s authentic, from-the-heart blend of spiritual and practical teachings safely invites you to dive deep into your being. In her classes, you’ll be met where you’re at with mindful alignment and breath-centered practices. She’s passionate about holding space for your self-study as she knows yoga to be a path to self-love, wellness and wholeness, healing and transformation.


Laura Josephson | 200RYT

Laura first fell in love with yoga in Madison, Wisconsin several years ago – on the coldest mornings of the year, she would bundle up and walk to the studio near her home to warm up and move. Laura’s approach to yoga focuses on a balance between strength and flexibility. Her classes focus on a grounding flow that will help you to build mindfulness and reestablish a connection between your body and the earth.

Jackie Whately (500-RYT), Yoga Loft Tucson co-owner

Jackie Whately

Co-Owner | E500-RYT Jackie has been devoted to the practice of yoga for 20 years and a licensed massage therapist for 16 years. She first came to the practice in her early twenties and enjoyed how the practice complemented strength training.  Every time she stepped foot on a mat, the spiritual healing aspects of yoga started to resonate deeper within. She has leaned into this healing to help with confidence, calming the mind, and being more present as a mother and wife.   Jackie is an E-RYT 500 and her training is rooted in Ashtanga and Jivamukti lineages. She brings her knowledge of anatomy and enjoys deepening her students’ practice with nurturing hands-on adjustments to each class.

Carol Vare Yoga

Carol Vare | 200RYT

Carol Vare has had a lifelong love with the practice of Yoga. As a teenager, she followed the asanas (poses) out of a Hatha Yoga Pocket Guide. From there she continued to practice on her own. When more Yoga Studios opened up in the US, she took classes regularly wherever she could. After 45 years of her own practice, Carol finally decided to take Yoga Teacher Training. In her own healing business, she works with many clients and students affected at various levels of trauma, and so has been trained in Trauma Informed Yoga. Carol’s classes are taught with the conscious awareness that anyone can walk into her class who may be dealing with sensitive issues. Comfort and safety are forefronts to the practices she leads. Carol is RYT 200 certified Yoga Teacher. She teaches at retreats, workshops, and in studio. Incorporating the 8 Limbs of Yoga, she enjoys teaching not only the asanas (poses), but mantra, meditation, and pranayama (breath work), and blends the teachings of Yoga Philosophy in each class.

Lilly Patton

Lily Patton | 200RYT

Lily has a passion for embodied movement. She values offering autonomous space for her students to move in their bodies. Lily got her YTT in Sedona in 2018 through The Devotional School of Yoga. Since, she has been learning how to incorporate authentic physical, emotional, and energetic expressions into every aspect of her life and in doing so, lead others to do the same. In her classes, you can expect these incorporations plus invitations to bring more of yourself forward on and off the mat.

Lisa Rosetta

Lisa Rosetta| 200RYT

Lisa is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. She specializes in vinyasa yoga and is dedicated to making yoga available for everyone. Her goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space and to create a meaningful experience through asana, mantra, and meditation. Lisa believes life is meant to be lived with an open mind and an open heart.


Miranda is a Tucson local with a passion for all things yoga and healing. Since becoming certified to teach yoga in 2018, Miranda aims to honor any reason one steps onto their mat—whether it be to release stale emotions or increase flexibility, Miranda cultivates a safe space for one to physically and emotionally flourish. Her classes will undoubtedly include alignment-based cues, intentional breath-work, dynamic asanas, and her personal favorite, options!

Morgan Carolan

Morgan Carolan | 200RYT

Morgan has been practicing yoga since she was 17 years old. Yoga has been deeply motivating in her own personal journey toward healing trauma. Morgan attended a RYT-200 where her training was rooted in Ashtanga and Iyengar-based lineages. Morgan is a registered nurse, who has recently shifted her focus towards holistic medicine. She prefers to optimize her time with integrative approaches toward healing and care, in which she believes the practice of yoga plays an integral role. In addition, Morgan has also achieved Level 2 Reiki attunement, and is always trying to find the silver lining in any situation. She focuses on mobility, pain management, motivational and restorative techniques throughout her teachings.

Mike Conway

Mike Conway| 200RYT

Mike began teaching Yoga in 2016. He felt called to teach as a way to help others. Yoga had helped him so much in his life, and he wanted to pay that forward. He is a 200HR Kripalu Yoga teacher, and has also been practicing and learning Ashtanga Yoga for 5 years. He has also spent much time in Ashrams and Temples immersing himself in the many spiritual traditions of India. Expect to be challenged, yet also encouraged in both mind and body. Mike’s classes will leave you upbeat and energized.

Molly Rice

Molly Rice | 500RYT

Molly has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years and teaching for the past 11. Growing up in the performing arts, Molly has had a lifelong fascination with psychology, movement, and the mind body connection. After earning her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona, Molly moved to NYC where she worked in the arts, hospitality and wellness industries for the past 16 years. Molly has training and experience teaching in a multitude of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, 26+2, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Thai Yoga Massage, Pre & postnatal Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Reiki, and more. Molly loves infusing her classes with yoga philosophy and using yoga asana and embodiment as a vehicle for deep transformation. She meets students where they are and holds curious and compassionate space for their personal goals, growth, and potential for self-healing. Molly has years of experience leading workshops, retreats, and Yoga Teacher Trainings and is honored for the opportunity to support students on their unique journeys. Molly is grateful to be back in Tucson and reconnecting with the endless wonders of the Sonoran Desert and all of its inhabitants.

Sorrel Beya

Sorrel Beya | 500RYT

My name is Sorrel and I’m a desert lover and native Tucsonan with a big soft heart. I have my bachelor’s in International Education, but I’ve discovered my real love is yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga asana since 2010 in high school and have my RYT-500 from Rishikesh Yog Dham Yoga School in India. I normally teach vinyasa and hatha style with an emphasis on bhakti yoga. My approach is about being playful, while learning and growing together. I’ve been teaching yoga for over 3 years now and am blessed to continue to learn every day from wonderful teachers. We’re all experiencing different dances with the divine, thus each of our practices will look different, but have an underlying similarity of sweetness.

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