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.
Janelle has practiced yoga for over 14 yrs, which has played an integral role in her life’s journey. Growing up, her yogi aunt and uncle were her inspiration. Yoga has helped her find balance, increase awareness and manage chronic pain. She has a passion for discovery and adventure and when she is not doing yoga, you will find her enjoying the great outdoors, traveling and exploring ancient ruins (or at least wishing she was), cooking, crocheting or making jewelry. This same passion fuels her desire to deepen her understanding and practice of yoga.
Janelle has a Masters degree in Public Health (Global Health) working to help people create a lifestyle of balance and health with education and wellness programs that address nutrition, quitting tobacco, stress management, weight loss and physical activity.
Janelle grew up in California, Colorado and New Mexico before heading to Washington for college.
In 2013 she and her partner relocated from Seattle to Denver and she decided it was time to do what she had always dreamed of doing, become a yoga teacher.
In March 2014 she graduated from Heritage College Yoga Training School & Studio in Denver. She looks forward to sharing her passion and excitement for yoga with you!
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.
Jill came to yoga to heal what she often called irritatingly persistent knee injuries. It was the same knee, but different injuries each time. ("Well, thankfully it's not my good one" was her mantra.) But as her knee healed and she could once again stomp without a limp, other aspects of her life become more aligned and easier as well. A lightness in step crossed over to what one of her favorite authors would refer to as a lightness of being. In that regard, Jill absolutely believes in and is grateful for the healing power of yoga.
But she also believes, first and foremost, that yoga should be a safe and judgment-free zone where people can have fun and make their practices their own. Every body is different, and no pose looks the same. Every person comes to yoga for a different reason. And as such, Jill frequently says, "It's just yoga, y'all." If a yogi wants to spend an hour in Savasana, she absolutely would not care.
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.
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.