The Cycling Yogi

12790 W Alameda Pkwy Unit G

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-988-2773 - info@thecyclingyogi.com

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Cycle/Yoga 30/30


This class is taught by:

Paula Stephens

Paula is a Colorado native having been raised on a peach orchard in Palisade. This cultivated a deep connection to being outdoors and appreciating the gifts of nature.

Her first yoga experience was in 2000 when she tried a Bikram class. It wasn't the class that sold her on yoga, but the teacher who influenced Paula to explore what else yoga had to offer and ultimately pursued her teacher training in Yin & Vinyasa styles of yoga. Paula's favorite part of being a yogi is there is a yoga for all ages and stages of life and feels like her practices is always evolving based on her own life's experiences.

Paula holds a masters degree in exercise physiology and teaches in the Human Performance & Sport department at Metro State University. She is a certified Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer, but her true education has come from raising four boys!

Jen Feehan

Jen’s journey to yoga began when a friend of hers invited her to a free community class. She found herself coming back week after week. Her body, her mind, and her attitude began to change. Jen loved how yoga created a space to relieve her anxiety and also gave her the physical strength and mental courage to do things she never thought were possible.

Her yoga teachers’ passion for the many layers of yoga sparked Jen’s curiosity and encouraged her to pursue the 200-hour yoga teacher training through The Cycling Yogi.

Jen strives to create a class atmosphere where everyone laughs when they fall and smile when a pose is challenging. She loves teaching classes aimed at improving not only flexibility and strength, but also mindfulness and courage. She encourages students to ask questions throughout the practice and during adjustments to promote community, learning, and a safer practice.

Outside of yoga, Jen can usually be found with her head in a book, cooking delicious food, painting, or outside indulging in the fresh Rocky Mountain air. One of her goals this year is to successfully complete National Novel Writing Month.

Amy Ludwigson

Hooked since the very first time she came to the mat, Amy can’t imagine her life without yoga. Her practice has been a great complement to her active lifestyle, relieving aches and pains after a day of playing outdoors and has given her the physical and mental strength to progress further in all her endeavors. Most importantly, it has taught her to trust her intuition and live a life more true to her heart.

Amy teaches vinyasa and restorative yoga. In her vinyasa classes, she guides students through a challenging series of postures, connecting the breath with every movement, while encouraging self-acceptance, and providing students the opportunity to make new discoveries by stepping outside of their comfort zone. Her therapeutic restorative classes include passive, prop supported poses, meditation, relaxing music, and a bit of Thai yoga massage to gently open up the body and calm the mind, relieving both physical and emotional stress.

Amy graduated from George Mason with a BA in psychology, received her 200 hour teacher certification & restorative training through Qi Yoga, and kids yoga training through Yoga for Young Warriors. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and is currently pursuing her Thai Yoga Massage certification.

Amy seeks to carry the awareness and gratitude she’s found through her yoga practice into all her experiences. She loves early morning sunrises, the mountains, and especially loves spending time with her wonderful family and friends. Her favorite activities include skiing, hiking, cycling, reading, listening to music, watching the faces of her kids light up on a ball field, and cuddling with her dog Daisy.

 

Kerri Olson

Kerri was born in the Deep South in Augusta, GA and raised in the heart of America in South Bend, IN. Her unique blend of southern charm and Midwest work ethic has continuously driven Kerri with a competitive, compassionate, and caring energy throughout her life and career.
 
Kerri's endeavors have included achieving her Masters in Speech Pathology, working as a certified Speech Therapist in both the health care and educational settings, raising 3 beautiful children and most recently becoming a fitness instructor. She completed the Burn at the Barre training and received her certification in the Fall of 2012, spin certification in 2013, completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in August of 2014 and power yoga extensions training in the Spring of 2015.

Kerri first discovered her desire for fitness competing in track, basketball, and softball as a young girl. She played softball at the Division 1 level at Ball State University. Kerri continues to have a passion for activities such as running, cycling, and yoga and continues to personally pursue these activities as a recreation, discipline, and as an important element of her lifestyle.

Kerri completed her Cycle/Kore training in the spring of 2013. She loves how a cycling class makes her feel energized and truly enjoys seeing her students benefit from their workout.

Kerri strives to make her classes inviting and fun yet challenging.

Stephanie Maes

Steph never thought she would do a yoga class, much less teach. She made fun of her mom for years for doing yoga. In 2007 she was diagnosed with PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder). She couldn't handle being in public areas with big crowds. She thought she was going to have to drop out of college due to panic attacks as walked through the crowded hallways. She became depressed and really thought thought there would be no end since there is no "cure" for PTSD.
 
Her mom convinced her to try a cycle yoga class. She thought she was going to throw up during the cycle part, but fell in love with the yoga.  She continued to attend class, and became more graceful and fluid in her yoga practice as she noticed her anxiety beginning to vanish.  She moved out of the mountains and into the city, continuing her studies during the day and working the night shifts as a police dispatcher. She picked up American Tribal Style Belly dance to keep her sanity and build confidence.  She loved yoga so much she decided to attend yoga teacher training.   She wasn't sure if she wanted to teach, but in the end decided that this was the path for her! She teaches Yoga, Cycle, Barre, and Gymnastics. She plans to get certified in Tribal dance in 2014.

Megan Reeser

Megan has been practicing yoga since 2005. Originally she practiced hot yoga to build physical strength and stamina. A couple years later she discovered vinyasa and
fell in love. After having her first child, Megan found that yoga helped her become more centered and relieve anxiety related to being a first time mom. Her wish it to empower students to find their own limits and make safe breakthroughs, both physically and spiritually. She wants her students to feel
more centered and gain harmony within their bodies and minds through a strengthening, alignment based flow.
Megan tries to remain active as a mom with young children, making time for skiing, hiking, cycling with her husband and playing outside with her son and family dog.

Recently she completed Laura Wade Jaster’s Spiral Mommas prenatal yoga training. She is now expecting her second child and enjoys sharing the benefits of yoga, breath
and movement with her students. Growing up with three older brothers, she finds prenatal yoga a welcome haven of sisterhood. Sharing the journey into motherhood with other expectant moms is a true honor. Her next training goals include cycle certification and restorative yoga.

 

Patsy Juarez

Patsy, the owner of The Cycling Yogi and a Colorado native, grew up in the mountains of Colorado leading an active lifestyle. She enjoyed lifting weights and Rollerblading almost daily. Working the evening shift at the hospital, her philosophy was to “play” at the beginning of her day when she was energized and to earn a paycheck while she “recovered”. She moved to Denver in 1996 and earned her B.S. in Business Management from the University of Colorado. She is passionate about wellness and nutrition and enjoys studying these topics. Looking for a new workout, she discovered yoga. She attended classes for the exercise and found herself driving home afterward in a state of bliss. With regular practice she experienced less stress and back pain.
 
After falling in love with cycle/yoga, she began her training in the Fall of 2009 with the intent of opening her own studio to bring yoga to her community.  She has since been trained in yoga sculpt and is certified in TRX, Barre, Tabata Bootcamp and a 2nd 200 hr yoga certification.
 
Patsy enjoys teaching new students and gets excited when a student accomplishes something they didn't think they could do.  
A 60 minute class; 30 minutes of Yoga-Infused Cycling followed by 30 minutes of Vinyasa Yoga. Indoor Cycling is a low impact, cardiovascular workout. Control your workout by adjusting the resistance and speed. Burn ~500 calories in 60 minutes! This is a great class for those new to Yoga or those looking to burn calories and gain strength and endurance.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed May 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paula Stephens
  • Thu May 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jen Feehan
  • Thu May 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Ludwigson
  • Fri May 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kerri Olson
  • Sat May 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Stephanie Maes
  • Sun May 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Paula Stephens
  • Mon May 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paula Stephens
  • Tue May 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Paula Stephens
  • Tue May 30 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Megan Reeser
  • Wed May 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paula Stephens
  • Thu Jun 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Paula Stephens
  • Thu Jun 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Ludwigson
  • Fri Jun 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kerri Olson
  • Sat Jun 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with TBD TBD
  • Sun Jun 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Patsy Juarez
  • Mon Jun 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Paula Stephens
  • Mon Jun 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Megan Reeser
  • Tue Jun 06 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Paula Stephens
  • Tue Jun 06 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Amy Ludwigson