YOGA TEACHERS

The best in practice and instruction

Evan Soroka

Evan Soroka

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.

HOMETOWN:Aspen, Colorado

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gary Kraftsow, Gina Caputo, Rod Stryker, Ashley Turner, Leslie Kaminoff

BEFORE TEACHING:Student & world traveler

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

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

Trishka Lemos

Trishka Lemos

Practice. Practice. Practice. And surrender... All classes are inspired from daily personal practice, self study, and years of imprints from her senior Iyengar Yoga teachers Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden…making Trishka a conduit for these ancient and sacred teachings... to be imparted to all. Hathayoga Pradipika (I. 65 & 66) – Yoga is not obtained by a mere reading of the scriptures (Shastra’s) . . . nor by wearing the dress [of a Yogin], or by talking about it; practice alone is the cause of success.

HOMETOWN:Aspen, Colorado

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Manouso Manos - 1 of 2 senior most Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide (main teacher), Patricia Walden - 1 of 2 senior most Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide (secondary teacher) , Stephanie Quirk - Lives in Pune, India. Studies with the Iyengar family and has helped in the medical classes for the past 19 years (therapeutics/remedial teacher), Gabriella Giubilaro - senior Iyengar Yoga teacher, Ram Dass - meditation teacher and spiritualist, My children

BEFORE TEACHING:Marketing at Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles and NYC

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Yoga Therapist. CIYT, Intermediate Junior II Iyengar Yoga Certification. C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 28 years of yoga practice and study of various yogic traditions. 17 years in the Iyengar method including a 5 year teacher training program to become a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Additional years of study to acquire Intermediate Junior II level of certification. Currently working on Intermediate Junior III level of certification. 4 year Yoga Therapeutics program with Stephanie Quirk covering yoga adaptations for the ankles, knees, hips, lower back, shoulders, neck; spinal pathologies; organic pathologies of the reproductive system, digestive system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system; pathologies of the brain, organs of perception and nervous system. Travel to Pune, India more than once to study at RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute) with the Iyengar family: Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar. While at the Institute Trishka participated in, and assisted in the medical classes. BA Spanish Language and Literature. BA Sociology.

Aaron King

Aaron King

Aaron discovered yoga while working in the music industry for BMG in Los Angeles in 1998. During his 6 years in Phoenix, AZ, as co-founder of at One Yoga, Aaron studied various in-depth styles of yoga. Completing teacher training in 2000 and embracing a teaching path empowered him to develop his own unique style. Aaron believes that fusing music and yoga is a vehicle for enhancing a healthier lifestyle on and off the mat. He believes the yoga practice is a lifestyle: embracing patience, balance, and truth. His classes incorporate challenging Vinyasa flow with creative sequencing set to his unique mix of music. His honest and heartfelt classes encourage his students to use yoga as a vehicle to reduce stress, find happiness, move beyond personal limitations which empowers our spirit. Aaron travels around the country teaching workshops and trains many high-profile clients.

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Alexa Kubica

Alexa Kubica

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.

Ali McCorckle

Ali McCorckle

Ali began practicing yoga in high school after a case of mono put her out of her Varsity Gymnastics season. What began as a way to gently rebuild strength quickly turned into a much larger passion. For Ali, yoga is all about connecting the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Combining her training with Sage Rountree, the foremost leader in yoga for athletes, with her studies in psychology and dance/gymnastics background, Ali offers a curated class that includes both a physical workout and the time to mindfully reconnect with your higher self. By releasing tension, creating space, and discovering new ways of being on the mat, her students walk back out into the world feeling renewed, realigned, and reconnected.

HOMETOWN:Atlanta, GA

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Sage Rountree, Bethany Vaughn

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

RYT-200, B.A. Psychology and Religious Studies from Elon University

David Richardson

David Richardson

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.

HOMETOWN:Richmond, VA

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Julia Clarke, Gina Caputo

BEFORE TEACHING:Snowboard, Mountain Bike, Stand Up Paddle

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Colorado School of Yoga - Integrated Vinyasa - 200 hour RYT

Eliza Demarest

Eliza Demarest

Eliza began her yoga journey when she lived in North Lake Tahoe in 2010, in an effort to heal from her depression and anxiety. As she practiced more, she could feel an inner healing taking place. She’s always been drawn to the mental and spiritual benefits of the practice because it is the one place she can return to complete presence; in an attempt to connect to her most loving, true self. Through creating an intelligent sequence, she aims to create a state in which students develop a deeper sense of self-awareness. She does this by moving slowly and intentionally to be able to unify the actions of the breath, the mind and the body. Rooted in Integrated Hatha Vinyasa yoga, she emphasizes the union of opposites –strength and flexibility- in each posture to support balance in her student’s lives. Her sequences are shaped like a wave – with a beginning, a peak and an ending; from simple to more complex asanas that have krama and alternatives for all levels of practice. This progression will invite students to feel congruent with how their lives are off the mat; in their natural vinyasa of life.

HOMETOWN:Mount Shasta, California

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gina Caputo, Julia Clarke

BEFORE TEACHING:Waitress, student, world travel

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

200-RYT Yoga Alliance with Colorado School of Yoga, 2017, Nectar of the Moon: A Lunar Arts of Yoga Continuing Education with Gina Caputo, B.A. Journalism and Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Kerrie Martin Schur

Kerrie Martin Schur

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.

HOMETOWN:Manchester, NH

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Jessica Lazar, Shiva Rea, Shawn Parell, Marc David

BEFORE TEACHING:Research Assistant, Washington, DC based think tank

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

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

Michelle Bersani

Michelle Bersani

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

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

200 hour Boston Yoga School; Connected Warriors Trauma Conscious Training. Current student of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy

Michelle Faurer

Michelle Faurer

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.

HOMETOWN:Aspen, Colorado

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gina Caputo, Evan Soroka, Connie Borho

BEFORE TEACHING:Production and Apparel Product Development

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Colorado School of Yoga, Pilates Mat Peak Pilates, Pilates Reformer Stott, TRX, BA Art History

Morgan Henschke

Morgan Henschke

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.

HOMETOWN:Rye, NH

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.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

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

Olivia Scudder

Olivia Scudder

Olivia initially came to yoga, looking for a new form of exercise in 2010. After a rock-climbing injury that led to knee surgery in 2014, she slowed down and found yin yoga. Believing the intentional breathwork, slow movements, and longer holds improved her healing, she started to view yoga as more of a healing tool rather than a "good workout." She finished her 200-hour vinyasa training in 2014 with Jessica Jollie and began teaching shortly after. Over the years, she found that balancing the slower-paced, cooling practices with the faster, heated vinyasa movements allows us to find balance in our lives on and off the mat; yin + yang. For Olivia, linking breath with movement and allowing the breath to guide brings a calm, clear, fresh, and grounding energy to life. She encompasses welcoming, fun energy into her classes and encourages her students to step out of their comfort zone and to add some fun "play-time" into their practice. Pairing fluid movements with strength-building poses and a fun playlist, she inspires her students to "drop-in" on their mat and be fully present in their bodies, exploring where they are that day and meeting themselves with love and patience.

HOMETOWN:Chattanooga, TN

BEFORE TEACHING:Traveling, rock climbing, hiking, & bartending

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

RYT-200, Mat Pilates, Sup Yoga

SHANNON WORTH

SHANNON WORTH

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SHENNA RICHARDSON

SHENNA RICHARDSON

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