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Meet the Instructors

Melissa Turpie

Kellie Murakami is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, rock climber, and systems engineer. Her aim is to provide an accessible yet challenging yoga class that is appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Kellie offers multiple variations and clear alignment cues to help guide and inform her students safely through class. Yoga has helped improve her climbing skills by heightening her awareness, building strength, and increasing mobility. 

Becky Belanger

A yoga practitioner for 15 years, Melissa received her RYT200 hour certification in 2020 through Yoga Oasis. Outside of yoga, she's a CPA specializing in non-profit and corporate tax. She moved to Tucson in 2018 with her family and is originally from a small island off the South Carolina coast. She loves reading, fitness and hiking/exploring with her kids and golden retriever. 

Kellie Murakami
Kylee Warren

Kylee has been teaching U-Jam Fitness since 2017. After certifying to instruct in Utah she went on to teach classes near Chicago before moving to Tucson. Kylee has been dancing since childhood and has always had a passion for staying active, so she is thrilled to combine the two with U-Jam. She strongly believes in getting and staying fit through something that makes you happy, and Kylee hopes to share the joy of dance though her classes. As an Arizona native, she loves to be outside exploring the desert. When she’s not dancing, Kylee enjoys reading, playing sports, and spending time with her family. 

Becky is a rock climbing, movement teaching, professional dancing mama.  She has an MFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, and is certified in Fletcher Pilates.  Dancing has taken her around the world and back, and she has been teaching in Tucson for over 10 years. When she isn't teaching class you can often find Becky climbing with her family at Rock Solid Climbing.