Alana 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 2
Alicia has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2012. Alicia teaches Restorative, Hatha, and Gentle yoga. She loves practicing all kinds of yoga, and learning about yoga philosophy and spirituality. She loves and appreciates the amazing community of students and teachers at ONE Yoga, and hopes that everyone will try Restorative Yoga!
Heated Hatha - Restorative
Anders 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.
Yoga has been a huge part of Aubrey's life for over 16 years. She found the practice to be both freeing and a great discipline. Yoga became a productive and natural way of dealing with her back pain from scoliosis, and has given her strength where her structure is imbalanced. Aubrey aims to share her knowledge about the postures, alignment, and endless potential of the human body. The mind/body connection that she has gained through her yoga practice is something that enriches her life on a daily basis, and she love to share this gift with others. Aubrey enjoys teaching the power yoga format because she believes it unlocks the inner strength of students that they didn't know they had, and they leave feeling rejuvenated. For Aubrey, giving students a challenging physical workout and rounding it out with a mental and spiritual edge is the whole package.
Britanny 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!
Caitlin began practicing yoga in college at Colorado State University as a way to relieve stress and receive a physical workout. She has a background in dance and was drawn to power yoga because the sequences reminded her of choreography. Caitlin enjoys designing creative flows and sequences in her classes with the intention of leaving her students feeling challenged and supported. She completed her teacher training in the spring of 2015 with ONE Yoga. Caitlin has found that her personal yoga practice has grown from a physical practice on her mat to a practice that impacts her life in every way. She strives to introduce these practices in her classes as a way to help students receive the most well-rounded yoga experience that they can. When Caitlin isn’t teaching you will find her singing, songwriting, playing instruments, and improvising with her clients in her music therapy practice, Mountain Sound Music Therapy. For more information you can visit her website at www.mountainsoundmusictherapy.weebly.com. She looks forward to seeing you in class!
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Carisa 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.’
Prenatal Yoga - Power 1
Carole was born in Leadville and raised in southern Colorado. As a child she knew life was more than just what we see every day. Her love of cycling, skiing, and hiking developed her physical strength quite naturally. As a young adult she began tapping into her spiritual strengths through meditation, prayer and research. Her desire to deepen her beliefs began a life-long exploration of many different cultural and spiritual ideas. After a ski injury, she found herself limited in the physical activities she loved, and was faced with the challenges of growing mentally. She attended her first yoga class in 2009 and immediately recognized a path that might include all three strengths she had come to value - physical, mental, and spiritual. Through yoga, she found flexibility in all aspects of her life, gained strength in ways she never dreamed possible, and continues to deepen her spiritual practice and belief. Carole’s passion has been in teaching Power classes and she has also discovered the deep rewards Hatha has to offer.
Cecelia fell in love with yoga in 2006. She just loved how great it made her feel, and she craved to learn more. Her journey led her to ONE Yoga in 2015, where she completed her Power teacher training. She has enjoyed teaching yoga and spreading her love of yoga ever since. Come join her for an invigorating class!
Power 1 - Power 2 - Restorative - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2
Born 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
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Chelsea 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.
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Christina 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.
Born 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.
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Cynthia’s top values are creativity, growth, love, and service. Her interest in yoga began at age 12. She became certified in Power Yoga and has many years experience with power yoga, meditation, pranayama, and Ayurveda. Cynthia infuses her classes with a balance of rigor and release, and she draws on her extensive background as a professional dancer, choreographer, and ballet teacher. What Cynthia loves about yoga is how it meets you where you are and that the practice can be for everybody. She also loves the healing aspects of yoga as she has experienced a lot of healing herself through the practice of yoga.
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David 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.
Yoga 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.
Yin Yoga, Tai Chi
Doe has been apprenticing Yin yoga /Qigong /Tai Chi with Mike Ninomiya since October 2015. Her apprenticeship is traditional in nature, emphasizing learning by actively practicing in order to reach a high level of experience and mastery as a teacher.
Doe has an academic background and experience that includes micro biology, molecular biology, Cytogenetic technology, studies of human psychology and behavior, and esoteric knowledge that includes numerology, astrology, and energy alignment. This background is guided by a deep Sufi spiritual path, and allows her to teach students intuitively and accurately to find the inner teacher within.
Doe's approach to teaching is nonjudgmental, flexible, and compassionate. Her intention is being in the moment while maintaining the integrity of feelings and experience. She strives to live an organic, sustainable life that nurtures her body, mind, and spirit. She believes life is to be lived and enjoyed consciously, accurately, and with a keen sense of integrity and responsibility to our ourselves and our surroundings.
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Gitali’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!
Gurupriya Beth Sanchez
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Beth 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 BethSanchezYoga.net
Australia was Jenny's birthplace. At a very young age she became aware of the unseen world. Her formal initiation into Reiki Healing was at 8 years old and from that time she has been a student of truth and balanced whole health. As a teenager she trained in Integrative Shamanic meditation, energetic massage, and archetypal patterning and received the Reiki Master title. Throughout her spiritual education she understood the importance of grounding those teachings. After years of suffering from eating disorders and figure addiction, she was struck by the need for true balance between spirit and physical, emotional and rational - between her inner and outer worlds. It was a challenging and heightened time of her life.
She moved to America and received a degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Colorado and a certification at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. In 2015, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training at ONE Yoga to add another dimension of healing modality to her skills. She is grateful for every day.
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Karey 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.
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Kathy 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).
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Ketna 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.
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Kourtney’s enthusiasm and love for people shines in each of her classes. Passionate about yoga, health and wellness, she describes yoga as a lifestyle with a never ending practice of becoming the best version of oneself. “Yoga raises the bar on what we expect from ourselves and others. We can choose what we say to ourselves, we can choose to walk in the direction of our dreams, and we can choose to surround ourselves with people that uplift us.”
Kourtney is honored to be a student and teacher of yoga. She credits yoga with allowing her to find freedom and is dedicated to helping her students uncover their personal liberation. “As they say, we don’t use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body.”
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Krystal’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.
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New 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.
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For as long as Layne can remember, her life has revolved around taking leaps of faith. From the first leap as a young figure skater determined to make the Olympics, to the latest one as a Yogi trying to find herself, the art of falling into her passion has become routine. When thousands of practice hours at the ice rink didn't translate into an opportunity to compete in the Olympics, she landed with Disney On Ice. Layne was able to travel the world and spend extended periods of time in drastically different cultures. Her desire for spirituality and performing led her to yoga and music. It started with writing songs as a form of therapy, and attending daily yoga classes to de-stress. Within months she had joined a band and began yoga teacher training. Now she does both on a full time basis, and feels more alive than she has at any point in time. Layne is excited to be part of the ONE Yoga community.
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Marta 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...(!)
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Meg 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.
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Micheal 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.
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Originally 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."
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Michelle is a proud mama of two beautiful boys, an avid mountain biker, hiker, and artist. She has been practicing yoga since 2000. After the birth of her first son in 2013, Michelle left her job as an educator, but missed the opportunity to teach and give people an outlet to be creative. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014 at ONE Yoga and has been teaching a variety of yoga ever since. Yoga goes hand in hand with her beliefs about finding a common language with those around her. Regardless of ability level, everyone can practice yoga. Each time a practitioner steps onto his or her mat, they have the opportunity to learn something about themselves and grow as a person. She views yoga as a means to gather strength, courage, and peace. Yoga has changed Michelle’s life for the better in more ways than she can count and she enjoys helping others discover the benefits that the gift of yoga can give.
Mike represents a new generation of yin yoga from a deep and rooted lineage. He has made mind-body a discipline in his life for over 30 years and has taught martial arts and meditation internationally to people ages two to ninety-four years old. A retired four-time world champion martial artist, Mike was drawn inwards towards aspects of self awareness or spiritual martial arts, as he calls it. Whether the opponent is another person, gravity as expressed through a pose/shape, or the self - Mike encourages to work with rather than against.
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Natasha 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.
Nicky first started practicing yoga in 2013 at ONE Yoga Denver when she was 15 years old, and became certified to teach two years later in the summer of 2015. She was first inspired to practice yoga for the health and exercise benefits, but soon realized the immense changes in her mind as well as her body. Nicky is extremely excited to help spread the practice and joy of yoga at ONE, her home away from home. Through her classes, Nicola hopes to teach students the basics of alignment as well as deepened awareness of breath, body, and mind. Nicky encourages students to modify to their own level while having fun experimenting, playing, and pushing the boundaries of their practice.
Phyllis 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.
Ask any of Renee’s friends, and they’d tell you that she’s been talking about doing a yoga teacher training forever. When Renee told her best friend that she was thinking about doing ONE Yoga’s teacher training, her friend didn’t quite believe her. But as so many happenstances in life turn out, the 2015 fall teacher training came at the absolute perfect moment in Renee’s life. Renee embarked on a journey of much-needed healing that allowed her to rediscover her true self, as well as find community at ONE Yoga. She is honored to be a teacher at ONE and to have the opportunity to share with others the joy of yoga. She strongly believes that yoga is applicable to anyone and everyone and should be made accessible to all. Everyone can breathe, and with guidance, everyone can become aware of their breath and thus reap the benefits of yoga. Come to her class and you’ll see! When she’s not practicing yoga, you can find Renee salsa dancing downtown, checking out a new restaurant or brewery with friends, or working her day job at Denver Human Services.
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Sarah 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.
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Sherif was discovered by yoga in 2006 and life has not been the same since. He found that yoga provides a way to become fit, reduce stress, and make a spiritual connection. He completed teacher training in 2010 without intending to teach, and then found that sharing yoga with others was a rewarding and meaningful experience. His classes are sometimes fun and energetic, and sometimes deliberate and reflective...and they carry an empowering message for your life after class. In 2012, Sherif's business background and love for the benefits of yoga led him to found ONE Yoga with his wife Heather Knight.
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Tonya'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.
Zaphne 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.