Sarah brings a peace, calm, and comfort to her classes. She leads with an engaging and fun energy that invites all of her students to feel honored and welcome. She holds a space of loving support where students can explore what yoga means to them on and off the mat. Her classes integrate alignment, pranayama, and hands on adjustments to create a grounded connection to mind and body.
Sarah found a love for yoga as a very young child. She would rise every morning and practice with Pat Hanson on PBS. She rekindled that love by attaining her 200 hour certification at Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation, studying under Jeremy Wolf, Saraphina Mesmer, Beth Gurupriya Sanchez, and many other amazing teachers.
Sarah is also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Reiki practitioner, loves making jewelry and natural beauty products, and spending time in nature.
Alex Shapiro My name is Alex and I am a yoga instructor who received my 200 hour Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India focusing on Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and yoga Nidra but the journey began long before that. I got into Yoga as a way to get more flexible for the MMA training I was receiving. It was a struggle because fight training and wrestling when I was younger had really damaged my body creating spine conditions such as kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis. Basically I had a hunchback from working out incorrectly and not stretching. Due to this I was almost always the worst in the class and could not do many poses everyone else could but I continued to stick with it for I believe; if you have a weakness why not try to strengthen it? After doing my first few sessions I realized it was much more than just getting flexible or exercise. I found that after every class I was more centered and calm physically and mentally. This was extremely important as I worked in mental health for a long time and often my stress levels were so high I was close to breaking down. I have degrees in psychology and philosophy while also studying and becoming a personal trainer in college. As I grew older, it seemed to me Yoga could help me combine my passions of therapy, physical fitness, and philosophical concepts. While in India and also living in Thailand and traveling Myanmar, I studied various types of meditation and so I like to include these aspects into my classes as well. I am happy to say that after 7 years of yoga I have corrected almost all of my spine problems and it has also led me down a path where I am more centered mentally and more at peace. I am a person who knows very well the struggles but also great rewards yoga can bring. Stop by for one of my classes and see if my teaching style is the right one for you! One love and Namaste.
“ Hamilton began his Yoga journey 6 years ago as a means to connect with and improve self. Having studied psychology, anthropology and philosophy in college as a way to understand others, the journey inwards eluded him. Yoga and Meditation offered that path and he ran with it. Having completed his YTT in Spring 2016 to dive deeper, Hamilton now combines and utilizes all his past and current education to assist others in that same journey within. You will find nuances of his collective studies in each class as he guides you through various styles of asana, pranayama and mindfulness meditations often accompanied by carefully crafted playlists designed to deepen the experience with self. His passion for learning is second only to his passion to share with you the knowledge he has acquired.“
Yoga has become an integral part of my everyday life. It has helped me grow mentally, physically and spiritually. I have completed a 200 hour certification program in hot yoga Barkan method, 50 hours of Yin yoga teacher training with Bernie Clerk as well as 65 hours in Chinese medicine with Jo Phee. I am currently enrolled ina a 300 hour teacher training to further my education. Aftaer all of the positive changed in my life since the first day I found yoga, my passion is to teach others to grow mentally, physically and spiritually through the art of yoga. Bringing about the kind of positive change to others that yoga has brought to my life.
Amy Mahala Throughout the years Amy started to realize changes not only in her body but her mind as well. Yoga has helped her to overcome challenges and find self-love. Through her practice she is able to take what she learns on the mat and practice it off of her mat. Discovering self-awareness, building deeper relationships, keeping an open mind, and seeing the joy in each and every day. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in the winter of 2016 and is excited to share her love of yoga and guide others to their own love for yoga.
Sara Quigley A New England native, Sara has lived in Colorado since late 2014, after leaving a 6-year stint in New York City in pursuit of easier access to the great outdoors. It was during her time in NYC that she found yoga. Viewing it first as simply an alternative form of exercise, she quickly came to know and appreciate it as a regular and necessary mindful escape from fast-paced city life. Curiosity about the physiological aspects of yoga led Sara to pursue yoga teaching training after acknowledging the profound impact a regular yoga practice had on her both physically and mentally.
Adina (Jess Stokes) Adina has been dancing and exploring inner beauty her entire life. As an adult she fell in love the art of belly dance. She has been dancing for over 10 years and teaching for 4. She strives to help people discover self love and beauty through movement and dance. She also teaches at Englewood Recreation Center and leads a performance group, Sadakat Belly Dance. She appreciates helping women find ways to love and be within themselves through dance, movement and self awareness.
Caitlin Lange Caitlin completed RYT-200 teacher training in Classical Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali at Harmony Yoga (now closed) in Denver. Her classes focus on connecting consciously with breath and movement, building a solid foundation from which your deeper potential may flourish. Caitlin provides a gentle touch to make the smallest adjustments (when needed or requested) for students to find and feel the body and mind come into alignment. Caitlin encourages an open mind and a light heart in yoga and life and in fact invites a bit of humor (and BIG SMILES!) into her classes. Caitlin has been able to share the positive effects and the endless benefits of mindful movement, breath and meditation with her clients.
Samantha Chiovoloni Samantha Chiovoloni is a Yoga Instructor, Certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner, and a gifted medium. Originally Samantha was going on the path of being a graphics artist and photographer but alas her heart wasn't in it! So she decided to pursue her passions and inner callings. At age 21 she was Trained by Shamanic Guru, Guru Devi Running Dear. Samantha Studied under her Guru learning the ways of talking to spirit guides, soul retrieval, power animal bonding.
Molly Green Molly Green brings 15 years of acupuncture and bodywork practice, 12 years of regular meditation practice and a lifetime of playful curiousity about moving the body, to her yoga teaching. Beginning in 2006, Molly's yoga experience offers unwavering presence, humor and precise instruction where people can explore not only the benefits of syncing up breath with movement, but also the experience of surrender to a practice that reveals our true luminosity. She believes that when we start to experience the immediate and long term benefits of regular yoga practice, our entire life transforms into the greatest miracle that it is meant to be.
Amber Buker Amber began practicing 14 years ago, for purely physical benefits. Her training for physical strength and balance led her deeper into the real aspects of leading a whole hearted life. Amber has chosen aspects of worldly teachers; Ana Forrest, Saul David Raye and Alanna Kaivalya, and brings their light into her teaching philosophy. She teaches and practices a variety of styles, although her favorite is Yin yoga and a slower flow of holding postures. She feels the postures work deep into the body, speak to the heart and help focus the mind. Her classes are designed to nurture the soul in our increasingly modern, fast paced world. She feels coming onto our mat allows freedom to connect with others and our higher self.
Holly Nicole I found yoga, or rather, yoga found me, when I was 23 and pregnant with my first son Tien. I was on bed-rest and the only approved activities were relaxing and yoga. Almost 16 years and another son later, I am still honored to be a student of yoga. After 4 years of teaching in Denver Public Schools and 11 years of Massage Therapy, I decided to take a chance and pursue yoga teacher training, which I completed at Samadhi Center for Yoga in April of 2016. I love to guide students through body alignment, flowy and energizing vinyasas, pranayama (breath work) while weaving yogic philosophy and dharma throughout. Expect to play, sweat a little and connect deeply with your breath. Please join me!
Estella Moore Estella weaves her passion for dance and music in her playful, yet grounded classes. She challenges her students to open to awareness and explore the self through yoga. Estella creates thoughtful sequences infused with dharma with a focus on alignment and uniting breath with movement. In addition to holding a MS in environmental policy and natural resource management, Estella is an accomplished violinist, mother to a spirited daughter, and devoted partner to her husband of eight years. This adventure seeking backcountry yogini is blessed to call Colorado hOMe. Jai ma!
Renee Carrillo Renee began practicing yoga as an alternative to fast-paced cardio activities and discovered along the way that yoga lessened the frequency of migraines and helped her make it through extremely stressful times as a caregiver. After experiencing the relaxation and complete peace that yoga helps achieve, Renee was inspired to share the benefits yoga has to offer. In 2011 she completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with a Therapeutic Focus taught by Nancy Levenson. Renee enjoys sharing yoga with children which inspired her to become Yoga Calm certified in 2012, combining traditional postures, breathwork and activities that promote mindfulness, bring awareness to self and community, and offer time for kids to experience tranquility. In 2014 she completed Adaptive Yoga training under the guidance of Matthew Sanford. In 2017 Renee embraced a 200 hour Vinyasa Intensive at Kindness Collective. Renee is registered with Yoga Alliance and her volunteer efforts include the Wellness Initiative-Denver, Yoga in the Park-Highlands Ranch & Littleton, assisting with Adaptive Yoga as well as guiding yoga practice for those affected by cancer, an opportunity for which she is very grateful. A Colorado native, Renee has great respect for Mother Nature and loves incorporating that aspect into a shared practice, putting the mat aside and stepping onto the earth to further connect with the collective vibration. Renee’s classes blend breath with movement, along with weaving guided meditations and singing bowls to immerse oneself in stillness. She invites the experience of deep relaxation through Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Renee’s passion is to create a yoga experience that people of all ages and abilities are able to explore, bringing about acceptance of the body, mind, and spirit allowing peace to be present within.
Tangee Butz Tangee first began yoga three years ago and after day one knew she wanted to be able to teach it and bring her love of yoga to others. This desire stemmed from the way yoga made her feel, body, mind, and soul, and the propensity for healing, and, growth of the heart. After years of practice and study, Tangee received her Yoga Certification in 2016. She specializes in Vinyasa Flow and is continuing her journey with Yoga by learning restorative and kid’s yoga. She also has an interest in aromatherapy. When she’s not practicing yoga, she loves spending time with her family and learning new things. She is currently learning to ride a motorcycle and loves painting, local adventures, enjoying the beauty her home state has to offer, and traveling.
Ireland Clouse I was brought to yoga after a traumatic event in 2013 although my practice wasn't consistent then I absolutely loved the space it had created for me. The more I grew the more I fell in love with yoga. I began to go more consistently. When I was faced with another traumatizing event in 2016, is when my practice really took off. Yoga provided a safe space for me and helped and, is helping the healing process tremendously. When I was able to see and feel the changes it was making in my life I had to share this passion with others. I received my 200 hour teaching training through yoga alliance in November of 2016. I believe that every human deals with some sort of suffering and once we can connect our mind with our body and breath mountains will be moved. I offer many variations of each pose and want everyone to feel welcome and accomplished yet challenged no matter the level. My classes are fun, safe and full of love!
June Lucarotti MFA, CYT-200 has facilitated writing and meditation workshops for over 10 years individually and at CU’s Wesley Foundation, Glide Foundation, UC Berkeley, Community College of San Francisco, Oakland Unified High Schools, Naropa University, Suitcase Clinic, the Women’s Day-Time Drop-In Center, Originateve, Soul Tree Yoga, Love Shovel, JCCSF, Costa Rica’s Aventuras Naturales, and the Boulder Valley School District.June has a BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley with experience working in mental health. She has an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Buddhist-inspired Naropa Universityand is a certified yoga instructor (200 hours) from Soul Tree Yoga studio.
While working in case management, recovery circles, and education, she experienced and witnessed a severe need for service professionals to employ the same self-care they recommended for their students & clients. Meditation & writing were the practices that truly saved and inspired her. Vola Sessions seeks to facilitate self-care for service professionals and other vital community members so they can better serve others. Sessions are non-denominational, down-to-earth, and co-created with clients.
Amber Brunner I have an abundant love for health and wellness. Nutrition, Massage Therapy, and Yoga are my life passions and I believe all of these encompass a life full of optimal wellbeing. Helping people through these three practices, to live their lives fully, and to experience with mindfulness and gratitude is what makes me feel whole personally and professionally. My ultimate goal is to reach out and touch as many souls as possible by creating a compassionate sacred space and educational community for all to embrace and love. I currently provide both massage and yoga in Downtown Littleton as well as traveling massage and yoga.
Macy Graham Macy began practicing yoga 7 years ago to heal a negative relationship with food and body that stemmed from college athletics. She received her yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden San Francisco in 2013, and studied styles including Iyengar, Hatha, and Vinyasa. She no longer strives to be competitive, and appreciates more of a therapeutic approach in her personal practice and classes. For the last two years she has been teaching private yoga at Ascent Therapy Clinic in Littleton, CO. She believes that every BODY is different which is why personal story and alignment are important in the process of healing. Macy has continued her evolution and education by becoming an Eating Psychology & Lifestyle Design Coach.
“I happened upon yoga my first year of college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and truly discovered it nearly ten years later through yoga teacher training. Yoga is one of the greatest gifts of my life, and sharing it with others is the gift that keeps giving. I’ve been sober for nearly six years, and yoga has been an invaluable access to healing and recovery. In sobriety, having recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body, my primary purpose is to be happy, joyous, and free, in service of the greater whole—yoga is an expression of that for me. I’ve found yoga to be a gateway to true health and vitality in all aspects—mind, body, and spirit, and my love for teaching and sharing yoga have my classes connect through vulnerability, strength, and fun. In addition to being a Certified Yoga Instructor, I’m a Certified Life Coach and Realtor; I’m passionate about singing, music in all forms, writing, traveling, all things outdoors, and time spent with friends and family. My life is for service, contribution, and making a difference for people— in empowering and enlivening individuals experience of themselves. Hope you’ll join me for a class!”