Our yoga teachers are skilled in many types of yoga: Power, Hatha, Kundalini, and more.
- Colleen Broderick
- Crystal Hart
- EJ Popovitz
- Gitali (Tania Alexandra)
- Jeremy Gilpin
- Karey Goebel
- Kathy Baum
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. www.purepawan.com
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.
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.
Chelsea PerriChelsea 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 1 - Power 2Colleen'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).
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.
EJ 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.”
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 also worked for 7 years at the Philadelphia Reiki School and Clinic as an administrator, therapist, and teacher. She additionally 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! Grateful to be a part of the ONE Yoga community, she looks forward to how it all unfolds!
Power 1You’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.
Power 1 - Power 2Karey is known for her fresh, fun, and invigorating asana flows which she sets to soul-stirring music and inspiring stories. Her classes encourage students to tap into their true strength, embrace their sense of discovery, and find serenity - both on and off the mat.
Karey has experienced the magic of yoga first hand. She grew up in Boulder, practicing yoga as a teen. And she rekindled her passion for yoga in 2004 when it helped her to rehabilitate from a series of distance running injuries. Along the way, she also found that yoga had the power to soothe away the stress of her work as a corporate executive. Through yoga Karey discovered new strength, flexibility, and a deep, profound peace within her body and mind. Today, Karey teaches yoga so that she can share the transformative and healing powers of yoga with you too.
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).
Kim MayKim 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 2Krystal’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.
GentleNew 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 200-hour RYT, and has partially progressed through the 500-hour training (expected to be complete in 2015).
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.
Gentle - Hatha 1 - Hatha 2 - Power 1 - Power 2 - RestorativeMeg 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.
Power 1 - Power 2Melissa 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 ThompsonNatasha 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.
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.
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.
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.
KundaliniSiana 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.
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.
Zaphne KempZaphne 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.