Our yoga teachers are skilled in many types of yoga: Power, Hatha, Kundalini, and more.
- Alana Warlop
- Alicia Wall
- Anders Tremont-Nelson
- Beth Sanchez
- Britanny Aki
- Carisa Banuelos
- Channing Grivas
- Chelsea Perri
- Christina Pischel
- Crystal Hart
- David Hatch
- December Breidel
- Diane Dorton
- Gitali (Tania Alexandra)
- Jasmine Rinehart
- Karey Goebel
- Kathy Baum
- Katrin Windsor
- Kelly Hass
- Ketna Shah
- Kim May
- Krystal Chesnutt
- Laurie Knight
- Marta McCormick
- Meg Bratt
- Micheal Lowder
- Michelle Weller
KundaliniAlana started practicing yoga and meditation at the age of 14 when her father brought these new and very different concepts into their home. Since then Alana has been on a journey of healing that has shaped her career and lifestyle. Kundalini yoga is a way to integrate a spiritual practice into every aspect of her life. It is a way to connect to health, healing, inner joy, and expansive awareness. As a transpersonal psychotherapist, Alana incorporates the ideas of empowerment, self-love, mindful intention and fun into her Kundalini class. Her ultimate purpose is to offer guidance and practical tools for people to connect deeply with themselves. Alana is in private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist utilizing somatic therapies, mindfulness, life coaching, and body work to integrate and honor the body’s wisdom and balance of the mind. She has practiced massage for over 11 years and specializes in nurturing deep tissue. Moving from Aspen to Boulder and now back to Denver, Alana has spent the last 15 years in Colorado enjoying all that it’s mountains and community has to offer.
Restorative - Gentle - Heated Hatha - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2Alicia has studied and practiced yoga since taking her first Bikram class in 2000. In 2009 she completed the hot/hot power fusion teacher training through Corepower yoga. Following teacher training, she sought to further expand her study and practice of yoga by taking classes and workshops in a variety of traditions, including Anusara, Jivamukti, Vinyasa/Power, Yin, yoga nidra, as well as exploring various forms of meditation. Taking the slow and steady tortoise pace to teaching, she completed her extensions in 2012, and began teaching in the summer of 2012. She is continually inspired by the amazing teachers and students in the yoga community, and is grateful for the often surprising and precious gifts that practicing yoga have brought to her life. As a teacher, Alicia strives to share her experience of the mindfulness and peace that yoga brings to the ups and downs of life, and to pass on the simple yet profound wisdom of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: “With yoga all is possible.”
Heated Hatha - RestorativeAnders had sought enlightenment from external sources since a young age. Music, sports, martial arts, philosophy, spirituality, poetry (amongst others) have provided much joy and happiness. However, something was absent. There was some dissonance within his self and his relationships with others. Inspiration for change was sought and found through a dedicated practice, correspondence with incredible instructors, and relating to other yogis' experiences. Contentment and transcendence through awareness of the one, INTERNAL source were realized and incorporated, and continue to blossom, once he joined with the yoga path. Having completed a 200 hour program with Corepower Yoga in 2011 he looks forward to each approaching opportunity for growth and evolution which yoga cultivates. Teaching Hot yoga, Hot Fusion, and Restorative classes has brought much calm, strength, and tranquility to being AND doing. Acceptance, joy, and enthusiasm now thrive throughout his practice, teachings, and everyday life.
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.” -Khalil Gibran.
Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - Restorative - Gentle - Yoga NidraBeth Gurupriya Sanchez' teaching is wonderfully inspired by her primary teachers, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn, and Ayurveda Master Practitioner, Alakananda Ma. She is also deeply influenced by the yogic teachings of Richard Freeman, Adyashanti, and other non-dual teachers. She has been teaching Ashtanga-based Vinyasa Yoga since 2001 and Ayurveda since 2005. Beth also teaches vegetarian cooking classes and hosts a sangha meditation group in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. Her aspiration is to help students access their own awakened nature using the powerful tools of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness Practice. Learn more at BethSanchez.net.
KundaliniBritanny Aki has been exploring and experiencing several types of yoga over the past 11 years in search of a deeper connection and greater understanding of happiness, love and joy. The most influential blessing for Britanny has been the gift of learning and practicing discipline through Kundalini Yoga. What was just a personal practice for her soon evolved into a 200-hour Kundalini Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan in 2012. Britanny now has the opportunity to serve the consciousness of her students. Britanny’s intention is to elevate and connect her students to the flow of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga; to be healthy, happy and holy; and to keep up!
Power 1 - Power 2Carisa is often spotted dancing her way through yoga class. Casual dance was one of her first passions, so practicing yoga was a natural choice. As a dedicated practitioner for 4.5 years, Carisa decided to fully commit to her practice and completed her teacher training in 2013. Carisa believes teaching yoga is the ’ultimate gift’ – allowing her to share her passion for yoga and help others overcome physical and spiritual challenges. She brings music, singing, free movement, spirituality, and physical elements to her classes. A personal battle won on many fronts with the help of yoga has brought Carisa from the darkness into the light and she continues to use yoga to find spiritual and physical balance in her everyday life. She aims to have the most possible fun in life because ‘we aren’t a glum lot…we absolutely insist on enjoying life.’
Power 1 - Power 2 - Power 3 - Restorative - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2Born in Virginia, raised on an island off the coast of New Jersey, she left for Colorado in 1998. She was first introduced to the physical practice at the age of 18 and hasn’t stopped seeking the higher consciousness of what yoga has to offer.
In 2000, Channing began the journey as a teacher. She aspires to bring her students the utmost possibility of igniting their flame of personal beauty and illumination.
Channing has her Bachelors of Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion from Colorado State University in addition to her Masters of Herbology. She’s a raw-vegan life food chef and energy therapist, offering sessions and gatherings to those seeking an alternative health modality within their lives.
Channing teaches at ONE YOGA and at Core Power Yoga. She travels between Colorado and Hawaii throughout the year, so be sure to get on her distribution list to have monthly access to her schedule email@example.com.
Power 1 - Power 2Chelsea Perri started practicing yoga in 2007 while teaching in Washington, DC. As a cyclist, runner and athlete, she was drawn initially to the physical aspect of the practice and in the way of many yogis came to love and rely upon the emotional and spiritual growth that comes through the practice. After difficult days in the classroom, and now the office, yoga provides a way to center, bring peace, find joy and foster the stillness and introspectiveness that come with meditation.
Yoga is when all of the activities of the mind are focused in one intended direction. Through her practice, Chelsea has found yoga off of the mat as well in her art-making, singing, running, and many other daily activities. She hopes to help others find that joy in their practice as well. Having completed her 200 hour teacher training at ONE Yoga, she is honored to teach, and to continue learning, alongside her teachers in the wonderful ONE community.
Power 1Christina is a proud Colorado native. Fitness is a huge part of her life and she is always working on new goals and trying new things. Although yoga has been a constant in her life from an early age, she found that the addition of yoga and strength training helps her become an overall healthier and stronger person. While training for a half marathon in 2014, Christina injured her knee and required surgery. Her recovery only allowed her to focus on yoga. She fell in love with yoga and decided to share her passion with the world.
Christina completed ONE Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training in spring of 2015. The training at ONE Yoga opened her eyes and life to all the beauty the world has to offer. She is eager to teach the benefits of yoga, not only from a mindfulness/stress management standpoint, but also to athletes to better improve their mobility. You will find Christina on Instagram hosting fun yoga challenges almost every month under the username @ccpisch.
Power 1Born and raised in Colorado, Crystal has always been very active. In search of a new activity, she joined a studio and started taking yoga classes in 2005. She was immediately hooked! Yoga offered more than physical satisfaction; it gave her the emotional and mental strengths she needed to balance out the busy, and sometimes stressful, day to day life.
In the spring of 2013 Crystal decided to take her yoga passion to the next level and complete her 200-hour teacher training. She is gratified and humble to be one of the first graduates of the ONE Yoga Teacher Training program. In the fall of 2013, she continued her education and completed kids yoga teacher training through Radiant Beginnings. Here she was given the opportunity to bring yoga-based stress management skills into schools.
Crystal’s aspiration for you is to create a safe and comfortable environment in order for you to experience the benefits of a balanced yoga practice.
Gentle - Hatha 1David has been teaching Hatha yoga for 14 years, wrapped inside 17 years of experience as a professional massage therapist. Through his unique and practical approach to yoga and the philosophy of yoga, he provides a space for each individual to embrace his/her own yoga experience. The four pillars of David’s yoga include breath, movement, stillness and balance, as we strive to create a living practice that can extend beyond the mat into everyday mindfulness. His years of working with a rich tapestry of people around the world and his knowledge of anatomy and physiology allow him an exceptional ability to modify a yoga practice, making yoga accessible to all seekers.
Kids YogaYoga is a source of balance and strength for December’s busy life. She is currently a full-time student at Metropolitan State University of Denver studying for her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Communications. She spends her free time volunteering at Children’s Hospital Colorado and National Jewish Health where she works with a diverse population of children and their families. She one day hopes to work with children and provide therapy in many different capacities. December found yoga in 2010 and that began her journey to complete her 200-hour teacher training with ONE Yoga. After the training, she became certified to teach children’s yoga with Radiant Beginnings and has been teaching since. Teaching children is something that has always been near and dear to December. “I have always felt that with the right tools, a child’s life has the ability to flourish and grow into anything they set their minds to and I want to be a part of that!” She is excited to be sharing stress management and self-regulation skills with children up to 16 years of age.
Power 1 - Power 2Diane attended her first yoga class at the age of 17 and knew it would not be her last. She was instantly captivated by the transformation that can happen on a yoga mat by incorporating mind, body, and breath. She completed her 200 Teacher Training at ONE Yoga in Denver. Diane sees her yoga practice as an essential part of her life. She finds healing, balance and inspiration that carries her on and off the mat. Her desire is to share her love of yoga with others so they may experience the benefits that a balanced practice can bring to their life. She is passionate about creating a safe, supportive, and fun space for practitioners of all skill levels.
Diane is also birth doula whose passion for supporting women throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth led her to marry the two loves and teach prenatal yoga. She believes that the strength, power, and balance that can be found on the mat can play a beneficial role in the labor and birth process.
Gitali (Tania Alexandra)
Gentle - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - RestorativeGitali’s intention is to authentically cultivate, grow, and share Creative energy. She believes that through conscious movement, stillness, breath, and play, we are intuitively guided towards balance, healing, and wholeness. She enjoys the explorative aspects of yoga and encourages others to discover a deeper understanding of their own bodies and spirits from a nonjudgmental and authentic place.
After teaching yoga steadily for 9 years in the northeast, she has returned to her home state of Colorado. She gratefully received her initial certification from the Shambhava School of Yoga where she continues her personal studies. A massage therapist and Reiki master, Gitali worked for 7 years at the Philadelphia Reiki School and Clinic as an administrator, therapist, and teacher. She collaborates with Dr. Michael Fowlin to bring assemblies to schools around the country focusing on self-acceptance, kindness, compassionate understanding, and diversity awareness.
Gitali (Tania Alexandra) is also a performing musician and recording artist who loves to chant!
Power 1Jasmine’s love for yoga began more than 10 years ago when she entered a gym yoga class to add some “stretching” to her workouts. She was quickly hooked, finding it to be the most transformational physical and emotional practice she had ever encountered. She soon began incorporating yoga as part of her regular fitness routine, realizing that an intense physical practice can be achieved without equipment and weights. Jasmine stepped into the realm of teaching in 2015 when she completed her 200-hour YTT at ONE Yoga. As a teacher, she strives to teach from her heart. A workout junky at heart, she loves to offer a challenging class. She works to push physical limits and build heat with flow and breath-linked movement in an effort to focus the mind on the present moment and ultimately recognize and experience the contrast (and bliss) of stillness. Jasmine likes to share the peace that yoga brings her, and hopes her students will enjoy it both on and off their mat.
Power 1 - Power 2 - Yoga NidraKarey is known for her fun, exhilarating asana flows, set to a backdrop of soul-stirring music and inspired story-telling. Her tales spring from her travels around the world, and her work as an entrepreneur, organic farmer, wisdom seeker, wife and mother. She is a yoga teacher who is dedicated to both the physical and philosophical pathways of yoga. It is her passion to inspire students to help them find true peace and strength in their bodies, and encourage their personal journeys of evolution, discovery and adventure, both on and off the mat. Karey is a certified Power, Hatha and meditation teacher. She completed her 500 RYT in 2015. Karey has been featured in the yoga and health magazines: Origin and Mantra Yoga and Health.
Gentle - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - RestorativeKathy Baum teaches yoga for cancer survivors and vinyasa flow. She believes that each and every experience on our yoga mat can illuminate a path to growth, awareness and acceptance. Kathy’s teaching integrates centering, flow, alignment and meditation. Research has shown the many benefits of yoga for people dealing with cancer, and Kathy is grateful to offer a guided yoga practice at ONE Yoga to support people throughout their healing journey. Her ONE Yoga for Cancer classes offer a sanctuary for gentle movement and meditation to touch all layers of your being – physical, energetic and emotional. When she is not teaching, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and cuddly cat, traveling, reading and cooking (and really enjoys reading a book about cooking or traveling with her cuddly cat in her lap).
MeditationKatrin Windsor is a certified meditation teacher who has taught yoga and meditation for 10 years and has maintained a regular practice for 20+ years. Her gift is making meditation accessible to people who are fully in the trenches of their busy lives and help them establish a regular practice. She knows first-hand what it’s like to juggle corporate goals and deadlines as a global executive, entrepreneur, mom and spouse. Katrin is a Business and Executive Coach and holds the CPCC (Certified Professional Co-active Coach) and ACC accreditation of ICF (International Coach Federation).
Power 1Kelly started taking yoga classes to become a stronger, more flexible climber. Yoga quickly became much more important for her. While she highly values yoga asana (postures) as part of an active lifestyle, she is also drawn to the spiritual side of yoga and credits her practice with helping her through tough times in her life. She believes that the transformative power of yoga should be shared. Kelly is inspired by the community that yoga creates. As a high school Spanish teacher, Kelly serves as the Wellness Coordinator at her school and sprinkles in mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for her staff every chance she gets. She completed her 200-Hour teacher training at ONE Yoga.
Breath YogaKetna Shah is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT- 500: E- RYT-500) and a member of IAYT as a certified Yoga Therapist. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist. She has been practicing yoga for over 20+ years and teaching for 10+ years. Her style of Yoga emphasizes combining breath and gentle movement. (Breath Yoga). For Yoga therapy, she follows a holistic approach, which emphasizes healing via restoring of balance based on six factors: Exercise (in form of Asana), breathing techniques (in the form of Pranayama), meditation, balanced diet, environment, and lifestyle. She has helped several clients with back pain, structural problems, issues with weight, insomnia, knee problems, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, constipation, menstrual problems, depression, anxiety, cancer, and more. Ketna is the co-editor and co-founder of MyLifeYoga.com. She practices yoga from the lineage of Shri T. Krishnamacharya and has learned from his direct disciples A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan.
Power 1 - Hatha 1Kim was raised in Colorado with an outdoor lifestyle. She found yoga when playing competitive sports in high school as a way to achieve greater results from her body. Through college it became her main source of exercise because it did not hurt her knees and joints. While living in Breckenridge, yoga became an everyday routine. After working long days and skiing, she found yoga helped to maintain her energy and flexibility. Yoga has been a way to center her mind and body. It teaches her to appreciate and cherish the little things in life. Kim truly believes that if you have an open heart and mind, there is something in yoga for everyone. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at ONE Yoga. She has taken a Restorative teacher training and has begun leading yoga retreats to Mexico at Villa Karaway. She is ecstatic to be teaching at ONE Yoga and is looking forward to the journey ahead.
Power 1 - Power 2 - Power 3 - RestorativeKrystal’s life goal is to impact the world with the idea that yoga is infectious. Her love for this practice and its ability to allow us to simply become aware of what is already within ourselves drives her to spread this yoga movement each and every day. Krystal has a playful mixture of challenging and well-balanced classes that leave you feeling complete and free. Her dedication in her self-practice allows her to be fully compassionate and supportive of the space that her students are in. Krystal has a Power Vinyasa training through Corepower Yoga, and strives to stay fresh as an instructor through constant, continuing education.
Outside of her love for teaching, Krystal is also a Pediatric Nurse and an avid foodie. She and her husband travel the world frequently to experience the universe of cultures. She returns home, always, with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this life and the many blessings and privileges it has to hold.
Gentle - Hatha 1 - Restorative - BeginnerNew to Colorado by way of Alabama, Laurie came to yoga after years of being competitively athletic. She needed a place to nurture her body after having been so hard on it. Only after loss and the experience of grief did she find the therapeutic benefits of yoga. Her training through Integrative Yoga Therapy has been a way of combining her knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of yoga postures with her experience and wisdom of pranayama, meditation, mudras, and the body’s natural flow of energy. She holds a 500-hour RYT. Laurie also recently became certified in Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy.
Laurie’s background includes work in behavioral health, chaplaincy, and a continued part-time work in education, with a B.A. in psychology and a Master’s in education. Her first book Journal to the Center of the Soul was published in 2009. She has written and published smaller pieces through various mediums. Laurie lives in Castle Rock.
Power 1 - Power 2 - Power 3Marta is an intuitive teacher with a background in Vinyasa, Power, and Hot yoga traditions. Her teaching style integrates the foundation of alignment through a challenging and restorative moving meditation. In the classroom she provides a present, positive, and open environment to her students. “I began teaching in 2004. My experience teaching has been a humbling adventure and incredible opportunity to connect with the practice, with individual self and community.” Marta cultivates an energetic, expanding, and grounding experience for her students. Each class has intentional flow through thoughtful dialogue, breath work, asana sequence, timing, and music. “Born and raised in Iowa, I have called Denver home for over a decade. I am passionate about living an aware and conscious life full of love and care for others, adventuring travel, artistic expression, continued learning and connection to universal self.”
Inspired by: Erich Schiffmann, Kundalini, meditation, local studios, daily practice, fellow yogis & yoginis, Barre, reading a variety of yoga books at a time with an occasional fiction mystery, healthy lifestyle, time with family and manifesting through daily intention...(!)
Gentle - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - Heated Hatha - Power 1 - Power 2 - RestorativeMeg began teaching in May of 2005. In 2012 she completed a 500 hour Krishnamacharya lineage teacher training with the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco. She is continuing her studies in this tradition with a Yoga Therapy program through Yoga As Therapy North America (YATNA). She uses this therapeutic style to create individualized daily practices for her private clients as well as mentor other yoga instructors.
Her teaching formats include Power, Hatha, Gentle, and Restorative. She instructs all classes with an emphasis to the quality of the experience and investigation of relationship between focus, breath, and movement. Always learning from her students, she teaches to create their success and encourages a slow and relaxed awareness within their practice. In her class you may also experience her passion for Vedic Chanting.
Meg has helped to lead and co-create teacher trainings at three studios in the Denver area and continues to provide special lectures for trainings. She is also a certified massage therapist. Although not currently a practicing body worker, Meg uses the functional perspective of bodywork to inform her teaching dialogue and to educate her clients.
Hatha 1 - Hatha 2Micheal became a practitioner of yoga several years ago while living in Albuquerque. As it turned out, the studio he chose taught Ashtanga yoga. He was drawn to the difficulty in mastering the full expressions of the poses – proper alignment, breath control, sequencing, drishti, bhandas, balance... At lunchtime he would break away from his oh-so-boring accounting job and head to the studio to practice his yoga, longing to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a career in yoga. In 2012, he took that leap, quit his job, and eventually got his 200-hour certification in Ashtanga. As an Astangi, Micheal's classes focus on the three Bs: breathing, bending, and being. In 2014, he attended the Ashtanga Confluence (a 4-day hands-on practical seminar) with the Master Teachers of Ashtanga Yoga, including Richard Freeman, Manju Jois, David Swenson, Dena Kingsberg, and Tim Miller.
Michelle WellerOriginally from Chicago, IL, Michelle moved to CO in 1998. She was introduced to yoga in 2000. Two years later she completed her 1st teacher training in Thermal yoga and her 2nd training in Power Yoga 2 years later. Since, she had explored an Anusara Immersion with Amy Ippolitti & Anursara immersions with Desiree' Rumbaugh, along with workshops in Forrest Yoga, Baptiste Yoga, & vinyasa yoga with master teachers Shiva Rae, Janet Stone, Rolf Gates, Darren Main, Seane Corn, and more!
Yoga has truly expanded the awareness of her thoughts, habits, conditioning and self-talk. "There's a reason why we refer to our yoga as ‘practice’. It's an opportunity to practice whatever qualities we want to see more of in our lives, sometimes to cultivate patience, confidence, clarity, and other times to build a strong body and increase energy."
"I believe that yoga draws on an inner center of calm and stability which provides a valuable source of strength and a incredible touchstone for which to live our lives."
KundaliniNatalie Hyman began practicing yoga in 2012 to experience peace of mind while living through challenging times. In 2014, she trained in India with international yoga instructor Kia Miller to become a Radiant Body Yoga teacher (RYT 200). Natalie is trained to teach vinyasa, hatha, and kundalini yoga. She is also a certified leader for Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery).
Natalie is a Harvard Law School graduate who left the legal profession to pursue her true calling. After fighting breast cancer in 2009, getting sober in 2011, and losing her mother to breast cancer in 2013, she finally realized her destiny was to help others transform their lives by overcoming challenges with courage and grace. By sharing her truth with compassion and humor, Natalie inspires people to discover and live their truth.
Natalie lives in Colorado with her husband, Matt Hyman, and their adorable Pekingese dog Teddy, who lights up their lives with joy and laughter daily.
Power 1Natasha entered her first yoga class in 2006 for purely physical reasons - to reduce the lower back tension she’d been living with. In that very first class, she felt like she was returning home. Yoga felt like the most natural place for her to be. Her dedicated practice helped to balance the stress of working in a high demand corporate job and to eliminate her lower back pain. In 2010, her passion for yoga fueled her desire to dive deeper and she enrolled in and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. Tapping into her experience in corporate America, Natasha has the ability to sense the stress and frustrations of daily life for her students and guide them into a calm, peaceful state by the end of class.
GentlePhyllis began practicing yoga in 2002, looking for a new way to strengthen and support her body and mind. With a husband, two young kids, and a busy professional life, yoga provided the perfect balance to the chaos. When she stepped away from practicing law in 2008, she devoted more time to yoga and, in 2011, completed her first kids yoga teacher training. Since then, she has completed two more kids yoga teacher training programs, and teaches classes for young yogis in both schools and studios. She continues to cultivate her own yoga practice and in January 2012 completed a meditation program with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayervedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. In Spring 2013, she was part of the inaugural power teacher training program at ONE Yoga, graduating in May. She is now thrilled to serve this wonderful and unique community.
Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - Power 2Sarah Beth first discovered the power of yoga while walking home from a yoga class in lush state of Minnesota. She was completely "blissed out" but something felt so true and harmonious that she kept going back. Diagnosed at a young age with Ulcerative Colitis, she has since found yoga, meditation and diet to be her natural approach to living a healthy and happy life.
Sarah completed a certification to teach through CorePower Yoga in the fall of 2010 and has since quit her job as a professional model, ran a pop-up donation-based community yoga class, started teaching on YouTube to expand her reach, and picked up some experience as a chiropractic assistant where she also introduced a complimentary yoga fusion program. Sarah has been teaching yoga for nearly 3 years, and currently teaches locally in the Denver area and internet-wide on YouTube through her channel SarahBethShow. Her style is strongly influenced by daily practice, functional movement and flow.
Power 1 - Power 2 - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - RestorativeSherif is originally from Egypt but spent his formative years in Germany and Puerto Rico before his family settled in Cincinnati. Although educated as an engineer, his career transitioned from engineering to corporate sales and entrepreneurial business ventures. Sherif discovered yoga in 2006 and life has not been the same since. As yoga steadily became a bigger part of his life, he completed power teacher training in 2010. In teaching yoga, Sherif discovered an outlet to teach and connect with the yoga community in Denver. His business background and love of yoga led him to found ONE Yoga with his wife Heather Knight.
Hatha 2Shigeko (She Gekko - Female Gekko) is unique just like her name. She was born and raised in Japan by unique parents. Her architect father was devoted to building earth-friendly houses and her nutritionist mother is devoted to healing foods. They never forced her to study or be a top athlete; they just wanted her to be kind and compassionate to others.
She started practicing yoga in 2000 to improve her flexibility for Martial Arts (she holds 2 second degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Japanese Kenpo) and the journey continues. She is also a Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi practitioner. Shigeko is a nutritionist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching Yoga and Martial Arts at various studios and a Dojo in the Denver area.
Movement brings her to her heart center. She welcomes everyone with an open heart and helps students to feel the inner minds touching their entire bodies.
Power 2 - Power 3Tonya's objective as a yoga instructor is to help her students become more resilient. She believes that each time you roll out your mat and practice yoga you become a little stronger and a little more stretchy. She feels that the process of yoga awakens deep levels of energy within the individual, which helps you develop both strength and flexibility throughout your body and within yourself, so you're better able to skillfully adapt in any given life situation.
Through her background in psychology, love of mythology and symbolism, Tonya sees yoga as a personal journey, an adventure in understanding and awakening to your authentic Self. Tonya's resiliency journey has included: graduating college and working in sales and management for a large corporation, earning a Masters in Counseling Psychology and establishing a private practice, having two kids, training in, teaching, and practicing Hot, Vinyasa and Power yoga, and making it through her first half century of life.
RestorativeZaphne grew up on a ranch in eastern Colorado. She enjoyed being with animals, living in nature, and competing in sports. Her first yoga experience was at the University of Denver circa 2005. Zaphne’s love for yoga grew during times of its absence. When she wasn’t practicing she would notice that things as simple as sitting in an easy pose were not as easy and overall life was less peaceful. In 2010, yoga became a part of her daily life. She found strength and grounding in her practice and it became essential to her happiness. She completed her teacher training at ONE Yoga and is super excited to be able to continue her journey with the ONE family.
Her goal as a teacher is to share the power of yoga for mind, body, and spirit. She encourages students to find the simplicity in the now and connect to their true self. Zaphne fell in love with Restorative style of yoga at ONE and is happy to share the amazing benefits of a Restorative practice.