Rebecca teaches Dance Cardio Fitness 9-10am (Tues.) and 8-9am (Sat.)
Rebecca moved to CO from WI in 2005 to experience the Colorado Rockies lifestyle and enjoy everything this beautiful state has to offer! Rebecca has 15 years of classical dance experience from the Milwaukee Ballet School. Shortly after moving to CO she fell in-love with the practice of yoga and in 2008 became a Certified Yoga Instructor at Samadhi Yoga in Denver. Since then, she has taught at yoga studios throughout the Denver area. As a workout class enthusiast herself, Rebecca was taking every dance, yoga, Pilates and barre class she could get her hands on. Then in 2011, she decided to create and teach her own class that combined all of these concepts. Rebecca is a mom of two young children and loves spending time with her family. Rebecca believes in all-types of fitness from a Zen mediation-based yoga practice to heart-pumping can’t breathe workouts. She believes a balance of all types of exercise and listening to your body is the key to fitness success. She aims to inspire her students by teaching them not to take themselves too seriously, but continue to stay committed to their practice and most of all have fun.
Anjli teaches Core Yoga 9-10:15 (MW).
Anjli has been working in the health industry since 2002. She works as a physical therapist and a certified yoga teacher. Anjli was born and raised in Colorado and has been practicing yoga since 1996. She grew up with an active lifestyle including yoga, dance, swimming, skiing and hiking. She completed her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of California in San Francisco. Anjli is married with two daughters and loves spending time with her family in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Anjli completed her 250+ hours yoga teacher training at Prana Yoga in Denver, Colorado. As a yoga teacher, Anjli’s focus is to create a space where yoga is accessible to all. Yoga is centered around the idea that we are all one. She believes that if we can recognize this divinity in each of us and ourselves, then we can all find inner peace. Yoga offers a way to get in touch with ourselves and find our own truth. Anjli likes to utilize yoga and the ancient philosophies to connect mind, body and spirit. Her classes offer a multitude of variations for all skill levels. Her goal is to create classes that are accessible to all.
Joe is a certified Structural Hatha Yoga instructor who loves to share his practice of yoga. Since receiving his certification in 1996, Joseph has attended several
retreats and training programs. Included among these are Yoga Intensives with the American Yoga College and International Yoga Studies. For two years, 1999 to 2001, Joe served as President of the Yoga Teachers of Colorado, www.ytoc.org , a non-profit association of yoga teachers and students interested in Yoga.
Yoga helped Joseph to open his spiritual heart, and through the grace of God he came back to his Catholic faith in 2005. Now Joseph is learning to incorporate yoga techniques with Christian meditation practices as well as opening the mind and body to the love of Jesus Christ.
In class, Joseph hopes to convey to you his love of yoga in order that you may learn to appreciate this practice and learn for yourself what it can do for you. Here are a few of the key themes that you will hear in class:
Breath – Breath is the heart of the asana (posture). If you could only get one thing out of a yoga class with Joe, it would be an increased awareness of your breath and the power it can have. The breath is the link between the mind, body and spirit. Moving with the gift of the inhale and exhale, you will feel the joy of experiencing the present moment.
Awareness – Awareness of your body. As you work through yoga asanas, you will gain a better sense of your body, how it moves and how it can be rejuvenated. In time, this will be apparent to you, both when you practice and in your daily routine. Awareness in the present moment is one of the keys to bringing balance and union of mind, body and spirit. You will see how this applies to your yoga practice, allowing you to bring a meditative aspect to your yoga asanas.
Receptiveness – You will learn to let the mind be receptive to messages sent by the body. With breath and awareness as guiding lights, you will find a balance between mind, body and spirit.
Sara teaches Sunrise Flow 6-7am (T/Th) and Intro to Yoga 10-11am (T/Th).
Sara was a skeptic walking into her first yoga class at 18 years old...she wasn’t a tofu eating, hemp-wearing, new generation hippie that she thought most yoga enthusiasts were. After the first class, she was hooked. Seeing people of every size, shape and color made her realize yoga one physical activity that had no pre-existing standards of who you are, where your physical limitations are, aren’t or why you are even walking into that class. Her mat was her space to work out any anger, hurt or pain; physical or emotional. Her practice continued into her adult life and has become an activity she now shares with her 5 year old son and two year old daughter. No matter how her day has gone, she can always accomplish something on her mat. On her mat and in her teaching, she values well-being and being the best version of herself, whether that is a better wife, a better mom, or a better Sara. She has completed her 200 hour teacher training with CorePower Yoga in December of 2015.
Sara looks forward to completing my 500 hour teacher training in the summer of 2017 and is looking forward to bringing a healing and wholesome practice to others.
Sutton teaches Pilates & Conditioning on Fridays (9-10am)
Sutton Anker has a strong passion for teaching: dance technique, dance science/wellness, and creative movement classes for all ages and abilities. Her interest in dance medicine and science began at the University of Wyoming where she earned her B.F.A. in 2013 in Dance concentration of Science. Throughout her time at Wyoming, Sutton participated in and co-coordinated various dance science research projects, while also spending time on the stage both during her four years and post-graduation. Her performance resume includes The Nutcracker, Power/Full and Duet from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Cinderella: From the Ashes a ballet, and various other ballet, contemporary, modern, and vertical dance pieces.
In 2015, Sutton graduated with her Masters of Science in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, U.K. In the course of her Master’s program, Sutton worked in Trinity Laban’s Learning and Participation Program teaching both children’s classes and a creative movement class for individuals with brain injuries, and co-directed HeadStart, a research study on the effects of creative movement class on children’s resilience.
As a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), Sutton has presented two of her mirror research studies including her Master’s thesis, An Investigation of Pedagogical Rationales for Current Mirror Use in a Ballet Technique Class at the 2016 IADMS conference in Hong Kong. She is now on staff with IADMS as the Annual Conference Producer Assistant.
Sutton’s personal and academic interest in pedagogy and advocacy for safe dance practice is what drew her to be a part of Safe in Dance International (SiDI) team. Sutton is now a SiDI Registered Provider, teaching safe dance practice to dancers, teachers, and parents throughout the U.S. Additionally, she is an Education Associate with Denver Dance Medicine Associates, a member of the National Dance Education Organization, RockTape certified, and teaches dance technique and conditioning classes. She is currently training for her BASI Pilates Comprehensive certificate to continue educating and working with individuals, and dancers, on their personal wellness.
Jessica teaches Power Flow 8-9am (Sunday).
Jessica has always had a passion for fitness and health and helping others be their best self. After she received her Integrative Physiology degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she got her ACE certification in personal training. Over the years, her love for yoga grew. She loved the balance yoga brought to her life, both mentally and physically, and she wanted to share that with others. She then went on to receive her RYT 200 hr yoga certification. She is a Colorado native and in her free time, she enjoys running and hiking around our gorgeous mountains with her dog, Leo.