Teresa Porter

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The Visionary Behind Sirrine Yoga

Teresa Porter, Owner of Sirrine Yoga
Teresa lives and breathes yoga. It is in the songs that she hears on the soundtracks of movies and in nature she surrounds herself with.  It is the backdrop of her life.

Born and raised in the sun-soaked streets of Gilbert, Arizona, Teresa Porter embodies the spirit of resilience and determination. As a devoted wife and mother of three, she wears multiple hats with grace and tenacity while steadfastly turning her dreams into tangible realities.

With a career spanning over two decades in the health and fitness industry, Teresa’s journey began as a massage therapist, evolved into a yoga instructor, and flourished further as an emotional release practitioner. Each step of her professional odyssey was not merely a career choice but a personal necessity.

Through her years of experience, Teresa has witnessed firsthand the profound impact of unaddressed emotions and neglect of self-care on physical well-being, observing how they manifest into ailments like autoimmune diseases and chronic pain.

Driven by her unwavering passion and deep understanding of holistic healing, Teresa offers more than a service; she offers an opportunity to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Her innovative approach, The Porter Method, combines emotional release techniques with physical movement and inner peace work, empowering individuals to overcome subconscious barriers and reconnect with their true essence.

Teresa’s magnetic presence and unmatched expertise have earned her recognition on various media platforms, from ABC15 to iHeartRadio, where she shares her insights and wisdom. Her diverse clientele, including NFL athletes and corporate executives, is a testament to the life-changing impact of her work.

As you explore Teresa’s realm, you’re not just investing in a service but embracing a paradigm shift towards a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Join her on this extraordinary journey and witness the transformational power of reclaiming your authenticity and designing a life on your terms.

The Story Behind Sirrine Yoga

In the tumultuous summer of 2008, amid the deluge of challenges life hurled their way, Teresa and her family found themselves clinging to hope amidst the storm.

An unexpected pregnancy but a blessing in disguise, her husband’s sudden job loss, the threat of foreclosure, and the looming specter of financial ruin cast a dark shadow over their lives. Yet, within this tempest of adversity, they discovered an unyielding resilience and an unwavering determination to rise above their circumstances.

Faced with the stark reality of making ends meet, Teresa’s husband embarked on a new career path fueled by passion despite the daunting prospect of a substantial pay cut.

In solidarity, Teresa resolved to seize the opportunity to pursue her own passion—to build something meaningful from the ground up. Thus, Sirrine Studio was born—a sanctuary where her love for wellness and yoga converged to create a haven of healing and renewal.

As she navigated the trials of entrepreneurship, they found themselves stripped of material comforts, but amidst the loss, they unearthed a profound revelation. The trappings of success, the elusive dream of the white picket fence, held no sway over their true essence. Through loss, they discovered liberation, finding strength in their vulnerability and solace in the simplicity of being.

Amidst the tears of gratitude for those who extended a helping hand, Teresa and her family gleaned a profound truth—that their struggles were a passing phase, a prelude to something greater on the horizon. And when their daughter entered their lives, a beacon of light amidst the darkness, they found solace in her serene presence. Her name, Sirrine, became a symbol of hope—a reminder of the sunshine that emerged from the rain.

With unwavering determination, Teresa forged ahead, her passion for yoga igniting a flame within her soul. Through the years, she not only transformed her own life but also touched the lives of countless others. Guiding them on their journey to wellness and self-discovery, she became a beacon of hope. Despite the myriad obstacles that threatened to derail her dreams, she persisted, fueled by an inner resolve that refused to be extinguished.

“I have always been persistent since I was little and it drove my parents crazy at times…but it has definitely been a great quality to have when running a business and having to figure out how to start and grow it while raising my kids.”

Teresa Porter

As Sirrine Yoga celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2024, Teresa reflects on the journey that brought her to this moment. Though the path has been fraught with challenges and setbacks, her impact on those she’s touched far exceeds any monetary measure.

Sirrine Yoga is not merely a business but a movement—a testament to the transformative power of mindfulness and the resilience of the human spirit.

And so, Teresa’s journey continues, fueled by a steadfast belief in the power of yoga to heal, transform, and inspire. She has emerged from the depths of adversity, a beacon of hope and a testament to the indomitable strength of the human heart.

Where it all began…

Teresa’s passion for yoga began in 1999 when she decided to take a couple of classes to alleviate the tension she experienced from her job as a massage therapist. Not only did she love the instructor, but she remembers leaving the class feeling relaxed, lighter, and less tense.

After the birth of her first daughter, she had severe back problems. MRI’s and doctors could not give a diagnosis. She sought answers and created her own healing path with regular yoga, Pilates, walking, and acupuncture. She was amazed by the relief she felt from combining these activities. When she ceased to do them, the pain would quickly return.

She desired to learn the theory behind these forms of exercise and how they could provide better overall health and well-being. This led her to enroll in the 200-teacher training program at Scottsdale Community College in 2004. She never dreamed that this would be the beginning of her yoga journey and how life-changing it would be on so many levels.


2005 National Massage Certification 2005 

2004 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Scottsdale Community College 

2004 Pilates Instructor Corefit certification in 2004


Licensed and practicing massage therapist since 1999 & retired from her practice of 24 years in December of 2023.


Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Prenatal, LaStone, Cranial Sacral, Ashiatsu, Ashi-Thai, Infant massage classes for parents, and many more. She has taken continuing education classes for the last 24 years to renew her license, and there are too many to list.

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