Growing up an athlete and adventurer, Alia has always been committed to the notion that anything is possible, which subsequently led her to be a challenge for her teachers and peers.
With the social freedom of college combined with the inherent challenge of collegiate academia for a day dreamer—Alia began down rocky path. That is, until she stepped into her first yoga class. The initial challenge of the physical postures appealed to her competitive nature and immediately calmed her anxious mind. Over the next few years she slowly found a bit of balance between socializing and school.
After college, Alia decided to take an adventure to Portland, Oregon where she got a job with lululemon athletica and dove into the eclectic offerings of the Portland yoga scene. She fell in love over and over again with every new style of yoga, realizing the power classes had offered her a lot of insight, but it was Yoga Nidra practice in the Bhakti devotion that sparked a deeper understanding of the practice.
The combo of the freedom Alia felt in yoga and structure of the lululemon culture reignited the "anything is possible" mindset once again. She set the goal to completed a 200-hour teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank. During the year long training, she began journaling and setting hefty goals. Alia's practice allowed her to keep on the path of intention, and meditation created space for new goals, ideas and ways of being.
She created a family out of strangers in Portland, and her practice led her to them. She moved back to Boulder in the summer of 2012 with the goal of opening a studio. She began teaching in the summer of 2013, quit her day job, and an incredible opportunity presented itself, in the way of partnering with vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda in opening a joint space focusing on a complimentary yoga offering for every lifestyle.
Alia has created Amana to be a community hub of support for the community, just as the yoga community has been her compass in finding her most passionate dreams.
She is committed to paying it forward, so please reach out, and she hopes to see you on your mat. XO
Jenny is a story teller, outdoor enthusiast, and yoga instructor based out of Boulder Colorado. Through yoga, writing, and volunteer work she wistfully empowers people to become the best versions of themselves on and off the mat. Upon completing her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Bird Rock Yoga in San Diego, CA, Jenny headed back to the mountains where she feels at home to pursue her passion for the outdoors while bringing a Southern California vibe to her Vinyasa classes. Her playful teaching style, draws her students back into the present moment to bask in all its beauty and leave the studio feeling relaxed, renewed and ready to shine their light on the world.
Chandoline has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years. She fell in love with the practice after her first class, finding yoga as a powerful transformative tool for creating balance, strength and peace within her life. She attended a 200-hour teacher training course in 2002 at the Sivananda Ashram in Northern California, Ashtanga teacher training course with David Swenson, Kids Yoga teacher training with Young Warriors, Yoga Prison Project teacher training with James Fox and Yoga Nidra teacher training with Dr. Marc Halpern, as well as many workshops over the years diving deeper into both Vinyasa and restorative practices. Chandoline has served as the Aspen Snowmass Wayfarer Regional Manager for Wanderlust Yoga Festival last year, coordinating the volunteer and studio partner program. She is honored to be a Wanderlust ambassador again this year. Chandoline has been a Massage Therapist for over 22 years, bringing deep understanding of the physical and emotional bodies to her classes and provides powerfully compassionate and empathetic energy to her students. She lives in the Boulder area with her husband and daughter, where she teaches kids yoga, vinyasa and restorative yoga and has a private massage practice.
Kerensia’s just moved from CA to Boulder and is settling into a new chapter here in town. She feels most at home and lit up when talking about the tools to take our power back. Honesty and kindness are her deepest values. These days she's all fired up about passion, purpose, and potential.
Years back, before ever taking a class, she knew she was going to teach yoga. She was being called to educate on wellness and she wanted to go deep which led her to emphasizing self empowerment in all of her work. Through yoga Kerensia was able to gain a tremendous amount of much needed clarity, amplify her purpose, and use it all to redirect and move forward in being of service to others.
Speaking, writing, teaching yoga, and working with women privately on self empowerment struggles are just a few of the main ways she taps into being of service. That's where her heart's at. Ideally in a yoga class you'll gain tools that are transformative on and off the mat. Yoga classes with her are accessible yet challenging from relaxing Restorative to dynamic Vinyasa/Flow. She teaches based on the unique needs of whoever’s in the room and focuses on getting out of our own way so we can live life fully alive. Amplified.
In California she managed 3 yoga studios and became an integral part of Monterey Bay’s wellness community. Kerensia believes that the certifications don’t always make the teacher, that sometimes purpose instead leads the way. Purpose can sometimes just be waiting for our recognition. She believes that regardless of our unique individualized paths or purpose, whatever we do should come from integrity & the heart.
Carlye is a 500hr-RYT teaching primarily Hatha and Vinyasa yoga as well as Restorative and Yin. Her compassion and attentiveness for others creates an environment for learning and experimentation that allows students to dive deeper into their yoga practice and go beyond the poses. Teaching internationally for the past 4 years, she has lead numerous community classes, private sessions, and workshops to diverse bodies, bringing fellowship wherever she goes.
She received her 200hr YTT in Grand Rapids, MI and two years later completed her 500hr YTT in the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh, India, where she studied the roots of Hatha yoga and philosophy. Her instructions are seamlessly linked to the breath, focusing on each students' own practice as she guides them to explore their range of motion with effective and mindful cueing.
Carlye's philosophy is centered in the belief that everyone has the ability to achieve their fullest potential and that it's the journey that makes for a meaningful life. Through the practice of yoga as a lifestyle, everyone can harness the tools that are within themselves to live a more peaceful and free life.
Molly is a young, devoted RYT-240 Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga teacher whose practice flow abundantly throughout her body. She has been deeply dedicated to yoga for four years, and is honored by each opportunity to teach. Her dedication to the practice is evident in her own Sadhana, and sharing the light of yoga with her community is one of her passions. With love for Earth medicine and spirit wisdom, Molly works hard to collect all of the tools she can to weave energetic and herbal healing into her classes.
Determined to be a catalyst in her students' embodiment, Molly always works to offer classes that are accessible for everyone, offer nourishment, and feel safe and supportive. In crafting sacred classes tuned in to the Earth’s path around the sun, she hopes to guide people deeply into their own bodies and hearts through asana, pranayama, and meditation.
Yoga has been a part of Liana's life since '96, when she experienced first hand how a dedicated daily practice can heal the physical body. Several years later, she gained an awareness of the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga which inspired her to dive deeper into all eight limbs. She trained with Dhyana Yoga in 2005, and was certified in Ashtanga-based Vinyasa. Ever since, she has been studying various styles such as Dharma, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, and Tantra, offering the wisdom of the practices and lifestyle to practitioners throughout the world. Depending on the class, she may teach a powerful or more chilled-out flow with a focus on structural & energetic alignment, spiritual intention, playfulness, and awareness of the breath-mind-body connection; or a restorative practice focusing on relaxing the mind and body, seeking ease and discerning the language of the body through the deeper breath.
Over the last eight years, Liana has had the honor to teach domestically and abroad, at festivals, retreats, events, studios, with private clients, and as a Lululemon ambassador. For several months in 2010, she had a unique experience of teaching yoga and fire arts in the Peruvian Amazon during a shamanic apprenticeship with an indigenous plant medicine. Upon returning to the US with a new and profound relationship with Nature, Ayurveda became a main focus in her life, which has recently led her to Boulder to work with VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda.
Learn more about Liana on her website: www.lianacameris.com
Pavanjeet is a Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher, sound healer and astrologer based in Boulder, Colorado. When he took his first kundalini class in 2010, he wanted to run out of the room. Eight years later the teachings of this ancient science are an integral part of his life, work and passion. His deepest pleasure lies in creating and facilitating spaces of radical connection with one’s own truth. Pavanjeet brings his deep passion, humility and humor to each of his classes, workshops and retreats. pavanjeet.com
She brings a fun, devotional and uplifting feel to her broadcasts, programs and classes. We hope you get a chance to experience her in her full Goddess Power!
Becky (RYT-200) found her curiosity for yoga when searching for an introspective movement practice. She found yoga embodied her loves of body contemplation, mental clarity and cultivating connection between the two. Becky completed her 40-hour Yin Yoga Certification in March 2016 and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in November 2016 at Yoga Pod Boulder. She also is certificated in Myofascial Release through Amana Yoga.
Drawing in her studies of Somatic Psychology, Becky hopes to use yoga as a bridge between the body and mind. She believes that cultivating compassion and wisdom through the body establishes greater understanding and nurturance of the mind. Becky strives to create thoughtful, grounding and intuitive classes. She uses hands-on adjustments, pranayama and meditation as resources for the integration of one’s practice. Her desire to see her students drop into the practice and discover their own resilience, compassion and gentleness.
Kelsey's story of yoga is not one of love at first sight. After trying her first class in high school at the local studio where her friends worked, she dabbled in the occasional class over the next 3 years, but stuck to her main physical activity which was dance. Then upon getting a part time job with lululemon her junior year of college, that all changed. The vinyasa style of yoga called her back to her mat time and time again, and the teachings of great teachers such as Alex Austin, Danielle Campagna and Kourtney Kaas inspired her to pursue teaching herself.
Upon moving to Boulder, CO in 2012, Kelsey was granted a scholarship to partake in Om Time's 200 hour teacher training with Shannon Paige, Gina Caputo, Nancy Kate Williams and Nichole Golden. Here she learned to create sequences that are thoughtful, fluid and accessible. Providing her students with a music playlist that compliments the movement is what keeps Kelsey inspired and motivated to continuously evolve her teaching style and her practice.
I began my yoga practice about 7 years ago while living in San Francisco. Over time and several moves across the country (SF to Boston to Boulder), I have tried many different styles of yoga, but feel most connected to vinyasa style classes. My flow practice has taken different shapes over time, but has always been heavily guided by intentional structure and alignment. I studied with Natasha Rizopoulos in the YogaWorks Method, which blends instruction from both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. As I have been teaching, I have worked to create intelligent sequencing that combines the heat of Ashtanga, the wisdom of Iyengar and the freedom of vinyasa.
Alexis Greenberger, a Pittsburgh native, moved to Boulder in November 2015 to pursue her passions of teaching and dance. A professional ballet dancer since 2008, Lexi discovered yoga as a form of cross-training and injury prevention. She eventually completed 500 hours of training under Tanya Siejhi, founder of Healsci, in Sarasota, Florida. Lexi is also a certified BodyRolling instructor, incorporating balls and rollers as a form of myofascial release and self-massage to compliment yoga postures. Her intention is to help others free themselves from muscle pain to achieve a life-long practice.
Mary Susan Stults
Mary Susan teaches a knowledgable, dynamic, sustainable, and compassionate, alignment-based practice that weaves and blends together the traditions of Ashtanga and Iyengar. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing, wise, grounded, and patient style of teaching to be welcoming and supportive. She infuses her Yoga, Meditation, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and world-wide retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. For Mary, being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher. When she is not working and teaching herself you can often find her in a teacher training or yoga intensive with her forever teacher, Maty Ezraty with whom she has completed over 500+ hours of formal training. She hopes to help others delve into what it means to live well physically, mentally, and spiritually, by exploring and developing their own yoga practice, and translating the joy, strength, confidence, mindfulness, balance, and grace that we find on the mat, into our lives off the mat!
Empowering new moms through yoga
Never did I think my calling would be to support moms and their babes through pregnancy and birth—but when I was a mom deeply in need of support, I found it through yoga. I believe now that it is my Dharma to share the gift of pre- and post-natal yoga with others.
My pre- and post- natal classes focus on fostering and nurturing a deep connection between yoga, pregnancy, and the lives of moms. Having practiced yoga for over a decade—and trained in San Francisco with Jane Austin, Sean Haleen, Darrin Main, and Harvey Deutsch—my passion is to ready women for their adventures through and beyond childbirth.
The aim of these classes is to entwine empowerment, strength, and ease for pregnant and postpartum mothers. We create an intentional, supportive community which we nurture and sustain through all aspects of yoga.
I am a Colorado native, a mother of two young children, and the wife of an extremely supportive husband. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 RYT), Yoga Alliance certified and a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT).
I’d love the opportunity to meet up, chat, get to know each other, and discuss how I might be of service to you and your clients. I'm around most afternoons for tea, hit me up or check out my www.missionyo.ga
Founder, Mission Yoga
Experienced Yoga teacher (ERYT-500), Todd Olson has guided Yoga classes and privates full time for 10+ years. He is proficient in Viniyoga, Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. Todd received his Yoga Therapy training from The Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, led by Dr. Sarasvati Buhrman, his Viniyoga training from YogaAway, led by River Cummings, and his initial 200hr training from CorePower Yoga. A recent transplant from Minnesota, Todd is thrilled to be meeting so many health conscious people and exploring all things “Colorado.”
Valerie is a teacher of Yoga and practitioner of Ayurveda who is passionate about the combination of these two practices for health and happiness. She teaches intentional and safely sequenced Hatha and Restorative classes, with an adaptive feel. Under Judith Hansen Lasater’s instruction, she became a certified Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher. She trained with gong master, Mehtab Benton, and she loves incorporating vibrational healing into her offerings; expect to hear a tinksha, chimes, singing bowls and a gong! Valerie encourages each student to explore the awareness of their own body and mind, tune in to meet themselves where they are, and cultivate a connection to the highest self on the mat and in their every day lives. Connect with Val at wwval.com.
Roz’s passion for teaching was ignited after she suffered a relatively unknown type of heart attack called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) in December 2016. This type of heart attack predominately affects healthy, fit women in their 40’s. Over the past year Roz has made a concerted effort to live life more fully on and off the mat. This experience inspired her to dive head first into the Colorado School of Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Julia Clarke and Gina Caputo in August 2017. Roz went on to complete Lunar Arts of Yoga Training with Gina Caputo with the primary focus on Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Slow Flow Vinyasa; all nice counterpoints to the stresses of everyday life. Roz believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone and is not about perfection but about meeting your mind and body at a place of tenderness and patience.
Roz has a background in Biology with a Master’s of Science from The University of Florida and works as a Forensic DNA Analyst in the State Crime lab. She has been in this profession for almost 19 years and still finds the science fascinating and loves weaving science into her classes. With a very stressful job, yoga has been a valuable tool for Roz by alleviating stress and creating balance in her life.
Roz is a 6th generation Colorado native and grew up Boulder County. In her personal time, Roz loves being outdoors, hiking 14ers, reading, learning anything new and spending time with her husband Chris and grumpy cat Sama
Rebekah Boatrite is a Tantra Yoga teacher and plant-based foodie currently working towards her 500-Hour Certificate with 90 Monkeys in Boulder. Known for her authentic and insightful themes, compassion-centered philosophy, and intelligent alignment cues, she is passionate about giving her students a space to feel supported, inspired, and empowered to ultimately embody their practice off the mat. Each class combines meditation, dynamic breathing, Tantric philosophy, and alignment-based movement to cultivate not just a sustainable yoga practice, but a sustainable life as well. She offers private and semi-private lessons catered to the needs of the student and holds creative workshops accessible to all levels.