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Following her graduation from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Alexa was ready to pursue a new passion in life. After dedicating the past 15 years of her life towards competitive ice hockey, she decided to hang up her skates and shift gears from a life of competition to one of self-discovery. At first, Alexa was immediately attracted to the physical demands of yoga, however, it wasn’t too long into her exploration that she discovered yoga as a guide to improve her overall wellbeing. Alexa has since completed her RYT 500 through YogaWorks and the Colorado School of Yoga. She is now employed as the Studio Director at O2 Aspen where she teaches a variety of classes focused around Integrated Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. In her role as a yoga teacher, Alexa’s goal is to spark self-awareness in her students and cultivate an immersion of yoga on their mats and into their everyday lives. She creates space for self-discovery, manifestation of intentions, and a connection between mind and body. With her thoughtful nature, Alexa is able to craft classes rooted in gratitude that consist of a balance between powerful, strong sequences and deep, mindful releases.
HOMETOWN:Rocky Hill, CT
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Alicia Cheung, Oliver Reinsch, Evan Soroka & Gina Caputo
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
200-RYT Yoga Alliance Yoga Works 2015, 300- RYT Yoga Alliance Colorado School of Yoga 2019, Yoga Philosophy, History and Sacred Texts with Dr. Christa Schwind 2017, BS Education and Psychology.
As a trained ViniyogaTM therapist, Evan specializes in the holistic application of yoga therapy, empowering individuals to improve their health and well being through the practices of yoga. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in adolescence, Evan began her journey with yoga at an early age in an attempt to resolve the difficult emotional and physical side effects caused by chronic
illness. Her greatest struggle has become her life’s work and passion. She attributes her own health and well being to the science of yoga therapy discovered through her journey with type 1 diabetes, her personal yoga practice, and the guidance of her masterful teachers. Class with Evan is laser focused, thoughtful and inspired by human potential. Her biggest joy in life is empowering her students to manifest their highest self, so that they may in turn share their joy with others.
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gary Kraftsow, Gina Caputo, Rod Stryker, Ashley Turner, Leslie Kaminoff
BEFORE TEACHING:Student & world traveler
C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists,
Certified Yoga Therapist American Viniyoga Institute,
EIRYT 500 American Viniyoga Institute,
EIRYT 200 CorePower Yoga 2006,
15+ years of personal practice,
50 Hour Vinyasa Krama Rod Stryker,
35 Hour Koshas Rod Stryker,
35 Hour Yoga Nidra Rod Stryker,
100 Hour Tantra Rod Stryker,
Leslie Kaminoff Anatomy Training,
BA Spanish & Portuguese Language and Literature
A practice that explores strength, balance and flexibility. Moving in an intelligent and thoughtful manner to explore the physical edge while connecting with breath.
David began practicing yoga shortly after he moved to Colorado in 2010. He quickly developed a connection with the practice, finding a way to explore strength, balance and flexibility. He completed his Colorado School of Yoga 200 hour teacher training with Julia Clarke and Gina Caputo in 2014. His practice and teaching are grounded in exploring and learning more about the physical, mental and emotional experience that is yoga. Every day discovering new ways to connect within the union of mind, body and breath. In class you can expect to find a deep breath connection, travel through thoughtful and creative sequences, and to flip your perspective as you go upside down and play with arm balances and inversions.
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Julia Clarke, Gina Caputo
BEFORE TEACHING:Snowboard, Mountain Bike, Stand Up Paddle
Colorado School of Yoga - Integrated Vinyasa - 200 hour RYT
Eliza began her yoga journey in 2010 in an effort to heal from her depression and anxiety. She fell in love with the yoga community and the culture of it all. It gave her a space to feel safe, held, seen and supported on her healing journey. The physical practice led her to connect with the deeper layers of a yoga practice and yoga lifestyle. She turns to her practice daily because it is her place of solace; where she can return to complete presence to connect to her most loving and true self. Her teachings are about deepening your relationship with self love and understanding. Her goal as a teacher is to always be very intentional when she creates sequences for classes and workshops. She enjoys facilitating deep transformative experiences for personal expansion and growth. She does this by moving slowly and mindfully so you're able to unify the actions of the body, breath and mind. Rooted in Integrated Hatha Vinyasa yoga, she emphasizes the union of opposites in her classes - integrating strength and flexibility in each posture to support balance in her student's lives. You can expect to move through an intentional flowy practice paired with melodic music that will lead you to a fun/playful and/or restorative/nourishing peak pose. She always offers modifications and loves to check in with each student individually to deepen a student/teacher relationship.
HOMETOWN:Mount Shasta, California
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gina Caputo, Rod Stryker, Julia Clarke, Evan Soroka, Arielle Shipe
BEFORE TEACHING:College, Waitress and Traveling
200-RYT Yoga Alliance with Colorado School of Yoga, 2017
Nectar of the Moon: A Lunar Arts of Yoga Continuing Education with Gina Caputo, 2018
Tantra Yoga weekend continuing education with Tracee Stanley, 2019
Lotus of the Heart with Rod Stryker continuing education, 2020
As a transformational coach with a background in holistic health, mind-body nutrition, eating psychology, and personal development I believe that the outer changes we desire in our lives must be accompanied by an inner shift that comes with commitment to consistent heart-centered practice on and off the mat. In my flow classes you can look forward to rejuvenating and fluid sequences that leave you feeling anchored in a deeper sense of your self and more in tune with your inner landscape.
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Jessica Lazar, Shiva Rea, Shawn Parell, Marc David
BEFORE TEACHING:Research Assistant, Washington, DC based think tank
15 years of personal practice,
200hr Flow Yoga Center, Washington, DC,
300hr Prana Flow Yoga Teacher Training,
The Samudra School of Living Yoga,
Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training,
Rasa Vinyasa Teacher Training,
Soma Vinyasa Teacher Training,
Elemental Vinyasa Teacher Training,
RYT 500 Yoga Alliance,
Certified Health and Eating Psychology Coach
Empowered self-healing through embodied self-awareness. Known for her sense of humor and invitational, inquisitive approach, Michelle creates an environment that facilitates self-exploration and deep listening, encouraging all to embody the power of choice on and off the mat. Michelle began practicing asana and meditation in an attempt to alleviate symptoms of autoimmune disease and work-related stress. She takes a deep interest in the therapeutic healing opportunities yoga can provide. Her teachings and personal practice are grounded in an unwavering foundation of love for self and others.
HOMETOWN:Syracuse, New York
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Joseph Le Page, Ame Wren, Kevin Courtney
BEFORE TEACHING:Communication designer, UX researcher, Professor
200 hour Boston Yoga School; Connected Warriors Trauma Conscious Training. Current student of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy
As a teacher I hope to create a space for others to share the way my practice has made me feel: supported, nurtured, challenged, empowered, confident and strong.
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gina Caputo, Evan Soroka, Connie Borho
BEFORE TEACHING:Production and Apparel Product Development
RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Colorado School of Yoga,
Pilates Reformer Stott,
In 2011, Morgan moved to Aspen, first tried Bikram yoga, and fell in love with the practice of being present with and in her body. This was the beginning of a life-changing journey for Morgan, morphing into a lifestyle off the mat. Focusing on mindful movement, while demonstrating awareness, balance, strength, and flexibility are the essential skills Morgan aims to practice on the mat, to cultivate these tools for everyday life. Morgan teaches a power Vinyasa flow class, focused on strength, core muscles, arm balances, and pushing one’s limits to develop growth and accomplishment to take into life off of the mat. Her classes are full of energy, sweat, and fun, loud music. Morgan’s love for wellness, including body, mind, and spirit, is demonstrated in everything that she does. Morgan is also the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator at Aspen Country Day School. Morgan loves sharing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness with the students at her school.
TEACHERS & MENTORS:Sarah Newitt, Brené Brown, Rick Hanson, Jack Kornfield, Bryan Kest, Marlon McGann
BEFORE TEACHING:Currently the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator and Middle School Counselor at Aspen Country Day School. Previous taught French and Culinary Arts at Aspen High School.
200-RYT Yoga Alliance - Vinyasa Flow, Pilates Apprenticeship with SSN Pilates, Yoga, Movement, M.A. School Counseling from Adams State University, B.A. Secondary Education/French from Clemson University