Our yoga teachers are skilled in many types of yoga: Power, Hatha, Kundalini, and more.
- Abby Levy
- Alana Warlop
- Alicia Wall
- Anders Tremont-Nelson
- Ashley Curran
- Becky Herb
- Beth Sanchez
- Channing Grivas
- Colleen Broderick
- Deb Hilgert
- Drake Unruh
- Ed Popovitz
- Elaine Vaughn
- Ellie Fayen
- Jana Berglund
- Jeremy Gilpin
- Jess Finley
- Julie Campilio
- Kathy Baum
- Keri Bergeron
- Liz Keltner
- Meg Bratt
- Melissa Doyle
- Natasha Suzuki
- Phyllis Allen
Abby LevyAbby was introduced to hatha yoga in her early teens. Physically demanding styles such as Bikram and Anusari were indispensable tools for coping with adolescence, providing an emotionally supportive environment for the healing and strengthening of the body, as well as building self esteem and focus. While studying neuroscience in college her interest shifted towards contemplation and meditation as tools for transformation and healing. She has since studied kundalini yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and contemplative hatha yoga in depth. She received training as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor (220hrs) through the Kundalini Research Institute and Innerworks Wellness Center (Claremont, California), has completed the Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (265hr), and Foundations of Ayurveda Training (132hrs) programs at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala (Denver, Colorado). She has studied hands on adjustments and alignment in workshop and training settings, and has received additional training in Restorative Yoga levels I, II, and III (10.5hrs) with Kristine Whittle at Vital Yoga (Golden, CO). She also has experience adapting her classes the particular needs of a wide range of specific populations. All classes focus on safely challenging the body, emphasizing optimal alignment of the spine and therefore the rest of the body. Some classes emphasize meditation in addition to an an asana practice. Meditation may include focusing on postures themselves, the breathe, breathing techniques (pranayam), chanting (mantra), hand mudra (hand yoga), or open awareness meditation depending on the type of class being taught.
Alana WarlopAlana 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.
Alicia WallAlicia 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.”
Anders Tremont-NelsonAnders 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.
Ashley CurranAshley Curran has always been on the move. Born in Colorado, Ashley was a competitive figure skater for 10 years, a dancer and an avid skier since the age of 3. Ashley Curran has been teaching yoga since 2002. Ashley received her hatha yoga teacher training through Axis Yoga teacher trainings. In 2008 Ashley took her pre-natal yoga training at Shoshoni Mountain School. In 2010 Ashley took Matthew Sanford’s adaptive yoga level one & two trainings in Minneapolis, MN. This training taught her to teach yoga to people with mobility disabilities. This training forever changed Ashley’s life. Ashley co-teaches adaptive yoga at Samadhi and finds so much inspiration from her adaptive students. Ashley has led workshops on adaptive yoga around the state for yoga teachers & caregivers. She encourages her students to have an appreciation for their bodies and focus on what they can do. She really wants her students to allow themselves the full experience of the postures. After all, yoga is for EVERYBODY!
Becky HerbBecky attended her first yoga class in 2003 after moving to Denver from the Midwest. It was the physical benefit that attracted her to yoga, but the emotional and spiritual transformation that made her fall in love. After years practicing, she discovered that when she stopped trying to force things and just let go, she was able to find exactly what she needed.
As a mother of two young children, Becky felt like she never had time to do anything for herself. It was a yoga immersion in 2011 that gave her the push she needed. With the support of her family, Becky enrolled in Power Teacher Training and completed her 200-hour certification.
Becky teaches Power and Restorative Yoga. Through her teaching, Becky hopes to show her students how to let go of their expectations and let yoga teach them what they have really known all along. Connect with Becky at www.facebook.com/beckyherbyoga.
Beth SanchezBeth 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 www.bethsanchez.com.
Channing GrivasBorn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleen BroderickColleen's journey into yoga began while she was living in Chicago after college. “Every time I went to yoga,” Colleen explains, “I felt like I was working with a blank slate afterwards—like each class rewound my clock to the beginning of a new day.” Now back home in Colorado, living a much happier and healthier life, Colleen has invited yoga into her world fully and cannot wait to find out what else it has in store for her. She completed a Power Teacher Training Program in 2011 and loved all she learned about yoga, her community, and herself (internally and externally). When she's not spending time in the studio, she is hopefully soaking up the sun, traveling, skiing, spending time with her Nanna, and laughing (at herself).
Deb HilgertTo narrow down the seemingly countless benefits yoga has enriched Deb’s life with is virtually impossible. Self-acceptance, physical and mental strength, clarity, patience, grace, fitness, anxiety control, trust, confidence, and fun are just a few.
As a lifelong athlete and competitive gymnast, she yearned for a physical means to connect with her body through breath, focus and movement. Mission accomplished. Deb feels her most light hearted, beautiful and true during her asana and meditation practices. As a huge advocate for listening and respecting where your own body (and mind for that matter) is each and every day, she hopes to share that with her students through a challenging, lively and compassionate physical practice with focus towards nurturing and empowering her students to begin to explore the breath, physical, mental connection within their own bodies and minds…and hopefully providing a few laughs and some good tunes along the way!
Drake UnruhYoga struck him as awkward at first, a place where people went to stretch. However, his assumptions were quickly proven false. Drake found the yoga practice a means to tap into the inner dimensions of his life and he is constantly humbled every time he steps onto his mat. “Yoga has the capability to strip the false layers of oneself that many of us project as our own, and as we move inward into the path of self-discovery, we become witnesses to our own Divine potential.” Drake became a qualified Reiki practitioner in 2011 and finished his 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training in May 2012. Together, these healing arts have assisted him along a magnificent journey filled with miraculous blessings. Drake teaches his classes with the intention of drawing awareness inward in order to expand beauty outward. He believes that everyone can achieve peace and harmony in their lives by tapping into their highest wisdom & strength on the mat in order to compassionately unveil the infinite Universe that lives within.
Ed PopovitzAfter a car accident in 2001, Ed was encouraged to try yoga as his physical therapist started to become frustrated with his lack of progress. Finally in 2002 Ed starting practicing yoga, at Bikram on Broadway, and after doing 60 classes in 60 days he was hooked. In 2004 he transitioned to Power Yoga and liked the creativity and variety of poses. Since 2004 Ed has been a follower of various yogis locally and nationally, “I need a vigorous physical practice to calm my mind… to turn off the monkey mind.” Focusing on alignment and strength, Ed’s classes are physically challenging but will leave you spiritually charged. “I like for the asana part of class to prepare my students for the deeper meditative practice of yoga.”
Elaine VaughnElaine discovered the power of yoga in 2006 when she was planning her wedding. Yoga gave her the ability to find her breath, to slow down, and to appreciate the moment. Elaine continues to find yoga as a stress reliever while teaching high school social studies and raising her cute boys! She completed her 200 RYT program in April of 2011 through Corepower, as Elaine believed in the importance of making yoga accessible to everyone. When she is not practicing yoga, she is hanging out with her family, running, reading, and convincing everyone to give yoga a shot. “May all beings give and receive compassion, live free from fear, and dwell in peace.
Ellie FayenEllie sticks close to her yoga practice because each day yoga is something different. Sometimes it's a sport, other times a social event, a relaxing time out, a meditative time in, a gift, a challenge, an important lesson. One time it was even a hilarious disaster, but that's a story for another time. This is why she decided to make yoga a career, because it certainly was a huge part of her life already. Ellie strongly believes that yoga is a great way for kids to understand their emotions and find effective ways of expressing themselves. Ellie has partnered with Radiant Beginnings and ONE Yoga because she is passionate about helping kids find out what yoga means to them.
Jana BerglundJana started practicing yoga after years of competitive sports left her body wanting something different. She played Division 1 field hockey in college, which left her with chronic knee pain, and a generally tired mind and body.
Jana had always liked the idea of yoga, and even dreamed about someday moving to Hawaii and becoming a yoga teacher (once her fabulous life plans fell into place). She dabbled in a few classes during and after college, but it wasn't until she moved home to Denver in 2010 that she really found a home on her mat.
For the first time in years, Jana felt okay with herself - in her body and in her mind. Coincidentally, it was when her life had veered so off track from her idealized vision that she finally conceded to her long-time secret dream of becoming a yoga teacher. She became certified to teach through CorePower Yoga in spring of 2011.
Jeremy GilpinYou’ll likely detect from his accent that Jeremy is not from around here. He grew up in a small town in Kentucky. He has since called Florida, Tennessee, and now Colorado home. It is in Denver that he truly feels at home. This is also where he discovered the joy of yoga. He had tried yoga a few times in the past but it was at ONE Yoga where the passion for his practice began to take shape and where it still evolves. This newfound enjoyment led him to pursue teaching training. He is still humbled to be one of the first graduates of the ONE Yoga Teacher Training Program.
“I started yoga for a new type of workout to supplement weight training, but I had no idea it would change my life,” says Jeremy. Those who attend his class will find that yoga “meets you where you are.”
Jeremy’s desire for you is to find a space in which a good workout meets a sense of peace and escape from the norm.
Jess FinleyGrowing up under the hot Arizona sun, Jess found a welcome home in the pool participating in competitive swimming throughout high school and college. This love of the water also resulted in a slew of shoulder related injuries which led her to seek out yoga as a way to soothe and alleviate her pain. Throughout her yoga practice, Jess was fortunate to find much more than simply relief or another athletic endeavor, but a deeper, more meaningful connection to life and spirit.
Upon moving to Denver, Jess completed her yoga teacher training in January of 2011 and found the experience to be life changing. Yoga gave her a new level of gratitude for the connection of mind and body and the grounding mindset to seek joy in every day life. Jess’ goal in her classes is to make students feel relaxed, regardless of their yoga experience and to emphasize that yoga can be a welcome appreciation of the present moment. Jess' love of travel, reading, yoga immersions and trainings all help to deepen her own practice, as well as what she can offer her students.
Julie CampilioJulie Campilio, founder of Radiant Beginnings has always known that empowering and connecting with kids was her passion, and she feels grateful to be living her life’s purpose. When she discovered her love for yoga in 2004, she instantly knew that she wanted to bring this gift to children. Julie’s seven years experience as a nanny, preschool teacher, and substitute teacher give her a diverse familiarity with child dynamics. This is complemented by her energetic spirit and natural ability to reach out to children, making her practice truly unique. Julie has been working with The Wellness Initiative- bringing yoga to underserved kids around the Denver area and teaching through Radiant Beginnings since 2009. Her mission is to help children learn stress management tools that they can carry with them throughout their lives.
Kathy BaumKathy 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).
Keri BergeronKeri was introduced to yoga 12 years ago upon first moving to Colorado. After growing up a competitive gymnast and obtaining her Masters degree in Physical Therapy, she could immediately identify with the physical benefits of the practice; strength, flexibility, balance. Over the next few years she developed a deep curiosity for all things yoga. This led her to her first teacher training with Ana Forrest. Since then she has studied with Darren Rhodes, Janet Stone, Christina Sell, Annie Carpenter, and Andrei Ram. Keri appreciates and draws from many styles of yoga and is continually inspired by the teachers she encounters on and off the mat who are living their yoga.
Keri believes that there are no prerequisites to practice yoga. She believes that curiosity is the first step to creating change. She believes that attention and education truly compel evolution.
You can expect to be educated on the mechanics of asana, to be challenged, and to feel safe. She asks only that you bring an open mind and a willingness to explore.
Liz KeltnerLiz started dabbling in yoga in 2006 and it’s been an expanding journey of self-discovery since. As a social worker, Liz was looking for a deeper way for clients to embrace healing in their lives when faced with mental illness and trauma. Due to the inspiration and authenticity she found from yoga, Liz completed yoga teacher training in January 2011. For the past year, Liz has been integrating her passion for social work and love of yoga by incorporating yoga into the mental health setting where she currently works. Liz finds hope in integrating mind-body practices with clients including yoga, improv, and gardening. Liz is continually deepening her personal yoga practice and her offerings to students through trainings in kids yoga, restorative yoga, and trauma sensitive yoga. Off her mat, Liz creates inspiration daily from laughter, nature, her dogs, the support of her friends and family, and her global adventures.
Meg BrattMeg began teaching Hot Yoga in early 2005. She has trained to teach Power Yoga (2006), helped to create CorePower's Hot Power Fusion sequence (2007), and provides special lectures within CorePower's teacher training programs. Meg is also a certified massage therapist (Colorado School of Healing Arts 2008) and enjoys blending techniques and exploring within the Thai style (Om Thai Level 1 Certified 2008). Although not currently a practicing body worker, Meg uses the functional perspectives of bodywork to inform her teaching dialogue and to educate her clients about their bodies. Meg recently (2012) finished a 500 hour Krishnamacharya-lineage teacher training with the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco. In her classes, Meg instructs with a focus to anatomical education and themes classes to encourage self-study. Always learning from her students, she teaches to create their success and encourages a slow and relaxed awareness within their practice.
Melissa DoyleMelissa has been practicing yoga for 7 years. From the first day she stepped onto her mat she knew that this is what she wanted to do. She attended power training in 2008 with CorePower Yoga and Hot Power Fusion training in 2009. She loves to teach and her life on and off the mat has changed dramatically because of both her practice and her teaching. Due to early childhood sexual abuse and trauma she was constantly looking for a way to stay disconnected and numb from her body. After hitting rock bottom in 2007 with drugs and alcohol and constantly chasing intensity she crawled to her mat for the first time, it was in that space that she finally felt her body, underneath her skin for the first time in 30 years. Along with that came this unbelievable sense of peace, serenity, calm and safety, one of the most powerful and beautiful experiences she had ever felt. It was at that point she knew she had to some how share this feeling with others and so she teaches what she has found.
Natasha SuzukiNatasha 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.
Phyllis AllenPhyllis 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.
Samantha MyersSamantha has had a love for yoga since she was 12 years old in Maryland. She began practicing to stay limber as a cheerleader and focused as a student. Her practice began to grow each year through out high school and college to help manage anxiety. She traveled to 16 countries including India to deepen her passion and practice of yoga and Reiki. Not finding her bliss on the East coast, she found herself in Colorado sharing her love of yoga with children.
Samantha became a Karuna Reiki Master in 2012, and completed her 200 hour RYT certification through The University of Maryland Medical School. She received her children's yoga certification through Radiant Beginnings in Denver, CO.
Sarah BethSarah 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.
Sarah CroweSarah Crowe loves yoga. She loves the sweat, the tears, the breakthroughs and the breakdowns. She loves the smiles, the deep audible exhales, and the plentiful laughs. Yoga is union, connection, and grace. Sarah’s wish is that the yoga she leads you through be nurturing and transformational on all levels: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Sarah believes in the inherent magic and bliss that is accessible each time your yoga mat is unrolled. Her deep love and respect of yoga is apparent in her unique approach to teaching both Power Vinyasa and Yin yoga. Sarah weaves asana, breath work, theme, and music in a way that encourages you to move into deeper levels of YOU. She enjoys personal touch and connection and loves to give supportive, juicy assists throughout class. It is her hope that your experience in class be one of reverie and introspection. She is constantly learning and expanding her knowledge of yoga and how it applies practically to day-to-day living in this busy world.
Sherif SakrSherif is originally from Egypt but spent his formative years in Germany and Puerto Rico before his family settled in Cincinnati. Although he was 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. While working in commercial real estate investment, his yoga practice steadily became a bigger part of his life, as did Vedic Astrology. He completed his Astrology studies in 2009, which enabled him to read and interpret natal charts. Ultimately his interest in yoga caused him to complete his power teacher training certification. 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.
Siana CoughranSiana came to discover yoga under the wonderful guidance of local instructor Tana Pittman. She started devoting time and energy in the development of her practice and began to rely on yoga not only for the physical benefits, but also for the growth she was experiencing mentally and emotionally.
She decided to further engage in her passion and attended teacher training in Boulder. She took her 200 hour in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Gurmuck Kaur Kalsa of Golden Bridge Yoga. After she began teaching, she realized the importance of not only a daily practice but always continuing the study of yoga.
Her intention is to make the inner light of all, shine brighter by discovering and cultivating a yoga practice.
Tana PittmanYoga started out very simply for me, I just wanted to be flexible. After nearly 17 years of practicing, yoga has permeated all areas of my life. Health and balance are the biggest benefits for me. I acquired a 200 hour yoga certification in the styles of Bikram, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan). This has created a great mix that allows my teaching to be informative, therapeutic and spiritual. I have taught for 14 years and have taken students to retreats in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Buena Vista, CO. My favorite things are teaching workshops, leading morning Sadhana and playing the Gong. I’ve learned from these great teachers: Gurmuhk Kaur Khalsa, John Friend, Tim Miller, Beryl Bender Birch, Anna Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Sue and Dan Retuta, Bhakti, Jeanine Armstrong, Nancy Nielson and Madhuri Martin. I continue to attend classes and trainings, read, meditate, chant, practice and most of all integrate yoga into my daily life.
Tonya ZwaanstraTonya'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.