Brittany has an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors. An avid yogi, runner, and mountain biker, she combines both practices with her businesses, truly living her passions. Brittany took on Thrive Yoga Crested Butte in 2017, adding a second location in CB South the same year, and another studio in Fruita the following year. She teaches and mentors other yogis about how to thrive in their business through her Prana-Prenuers program and enjoys staying active in her local business community. Now with multiple studios, Brittany travels between locations, bringing her beautiful spirit to an even wider group.
Amelia King was born and raised in charming Charleston, SC. But while she is a surfer girl at heart, she also has a strong connection with the humbling power of the mountains, moving to Crested Butte after spending several years teaching English and traveling the world. Amelia is a perpetual student of yoga, and is continuously amazed at its transformative power. Amelia was able to couple her love of yoga and teaching children by getting certified through Cosmic Kids Yoga, enabling her to introduce children to the benefits of yoga. Amelia completed her Prana Vinyasa teacher training in 2017. In addition to teaching, Amelia works alongside Brittany to manage the studios.
Take time to make your soul happy
Beginning in 2010, Stacey’s yoga practice quickly became her greatest teacher in self-realization and self-discovery. She found the connection between the energetic subtle body, the mind and spirit captivating. Yoga continues to bring her back to the compassionate, courageous and wild human heart. It reminds her we are not separate, but in fact connected to each other and the natural landscape around us.
Margaret stepped into her first yoga class over 18 years ago and fell in love with the practice at once. She completed her 200 hour Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. Margaret’s style of teaching incorporates vinyasa flow with attention to alignment. She strives to challenge each student mentally and physically, while incorporating a sense of levity and humor as a reminder to not take ourselves too seriously. Her hope is that each student will walk out of her class feeling a bit more connected to the earth, to each other and to their own quiet space within.
Juli teaches Prana Vinyasa at both our CB South and Elk street locations. She is also versed in PiYo, a practice combining pilates and yoga. Juli lives in CB South with her hubby and children.
Carin is a Colorado native that began her yogic journey over ten years ago. The beautiful, holistic pull of yoga drew her to complete her teacher training in 2011 and then to leave the corporate world to teach full time and pursue her advanced 500 certification in 2013. A believer that Yoga Nidra can basically save the world, Carin pursued and completed her Amrit Advanced Yoga Nidra certification in 2018. Carin’s passion is creating a space for other yogis to deepen their practice with classes that integrate yogic teachings, nurturing physical poses and lots of loving energy. www.yogoonthego.com
He who controls his breath controls his mind.
Chynna is an Oklahoma native that has been competitive and professionally dancing since age 3. After being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and told she could never dance again- and was pointed towards yoga – “it was love at first flight.” She spent 6 years practicing yoga extensively while teaching dance and fitness. She obtained her 200 hour RYT in Ashtanga from Rishikul Yogshala in Rishikesh, India. After traveling in India and soaking up as much knowledge as she could, she has made the permanent move to Crested Butte where she continues to share and develop her practice.
Dina has been a dedicated yoga teacher for over 15 years. Students are drawn to her classes because of her gentle style and unique way of guiding them through the process of gently releasing tension that’s been held deep within their bodies. Prior to moving to Crested Butte in 2011, Dina owned a yoga studio and coffee shop in Southern New England and endured more than her share of office jobs that lead nowhere. When the hectic pace of the northeast lifestyle began to impact the quality of their lives, Dina and her family moved to Crested Butte so they could enjoy life in healthy and simple ways. She now spends her time teaching yoga and using this sacred practice as the foundation for her life coaching practice, helping others create a life they love.
Juliet Stillman started practicing yoga in the 1990s. In 2007, she started teaching a slow flow class on Sunday mornings, which she continues to teach today. In 2011 she earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate through Inner Power Yoga. Juliet embodies a daily practice of deep gratitude for her many blessings, which include her loved ones, pets and life in this mountain town.
Jen is a Certified Iyengar yoga instructor. She has been a student of Iyengar yoga for nearly 20 years and has been teaching regularly since 1999. She is passionate about the subject of yoga and enjoys the process of self study through the yoga asanas. Jen’s main inspiration is drawn from Senior Iyengar teacher Nancy Stechert of Hotchkiss, CO.
Energy cannot be destroyed, only changed.
A native of Chicago, Theresa spent ten years practicing at London’s leading studio. There she completed her 500 hour teacher training diploma accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance in 2016. Her love of yoga is rooted in its transformative qualities and ability to create awareness for conscious living. She continually experiences profound effects on the mind, body and spirit from yoga practice. Theresa’s classes concentrate on breath and alignment, incorporating philosophy, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, mantra and restorative elements where appropriate. She brings a positive, playful energy and lightness to the practice.
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Dana Hersh Don is a dedicated teacher in the fields of yoga, sound and energy. She discovered Kundalini yoga in 2010 while living in Argentina, and quickly fell in love with the practice. In 2015, Dana received certification as a Kundalini yoga instructor and has been teaching in Argentina and the U.S. since. She studied Restorative yoga in 2017, and in June of 2018 completed a 200-hour Prana Vinyasa teacher training. Dana is also an Aura Reading practitioner, flautist, singer, Kirtan leader, dancer, and passionate about inspiring others to lead empowered and abundant lives. Learn more about Dana at www.fieldofcolors.com.
Caroline teaches Meditation, Contemplative Photography, Kundalini Yoga and learning to be happy, healthy and holy! Her contemplative journey began in 1995. First with sitting meditation and working with the mind. In 2005, she studied qigong- working with energy. In 2009, she picked up her camera and began to walk and heal in nature. In her most recent evolution/trauma, i surrendered to the practices of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She is a certified level I Kundalini and Super Health yoga instructor. She teaches workshops and leads meditation classes. She sees her practices as SEVA – service to others.
Yoga is the dance of every soul with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity & harmony
Ashley began practicing yoga in earnest in the mid-90’s. She started teaching in 2007, and completed her 200-RYT in 2009 with a Senior Iyengar instructor. Ashley has a strong background in Iyengar yoga, hot yoga, and the Kaiut method, and is completing her 500-RYT this year. She has also studied ayurvedic yoga and thai yoga massage, and is Reiki (level 3) certified. She draws on these different methods when teaching, depending on what students’ needs are in her classes.
Julie discovered yoga in 2002 in college and was deeply drawn to the practice. The connection between the movement of the body, the breath and the Divine within us all has been very powerful in her life, both on and off the mat. On 2011, she received her 200-hour yoga teaching certification through Inner Power Yoga. Julie’s most influential teacher has been Brenda Flemming, whose teachings have given her a priceless foundation and great respect for the practice of yoga. Julie believes that the benefits of yoga are endless and is so grateful to be able to teach yoga basics at such an amazing studio!
Like a tree, you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind
Ashley is a avid rock climber, skier, mountain biker, and all around lover of mountains. She has been devoted to her yoga practice for over ten years and two years ago decided to deepen her practice with a 200HR teacher training in Guatemala from School Yoga Institute with an emphasis in both Hatha and Astanga styles. She is currently a Wilderness Therapy Guide where she incorporates her love of nature and mindfulness training to help others develop tools to work through trauma and manage difficult emotions. Her classes combine the ancient practices of Pranayama, mantra, and asana and the incorporation of these practices into our daily lives. She is most passionate about the human experience and how to live life to our fullest potential.
Ashley is passionate about movement of all kinds, especially yoga and pilates, because they transformed her life for the better. The consistent practice of yoga has fortified her love of a healthy lifestyle, compassion for others and love for all parts of myself. It has highlighted points to strengthen and increased growth physically, mentally and emotionally. Yoga & Pilates have deeply improved physical strength and has positively impacted all of my favorite outdoor activities. If you want to focus on healing, well-rounded and strong, Ashley’s classes are for you!