Our Instructors

Our Instructors
Meet Our Dedicated Yogis
Adge Lindsey

Adge Lindsey

Thrive CB Studio Owner

Adge Marz Lindsey has an ever-growing love for movement that tends to be contagious! At age 2, Adge started her dance studies in Philadelphia without knowing the huge impact it would have on her life! Through dance, she has traveled, performed, written, and directed shows created dance companies, and successfully led a movement school.  She also found yoga, receiving her 1st certification over 19 years ago.  Her 15+ years of teaching is supported by 350 hours of yoga certifications, physically integrated dance studies, yoga teacher training, and a Master’s degree in special education.   Adge is simply on a mission to spread light and love around the world through movement!

Brittany Phelps

Brittany Phelps

Thrive Owner, Prana-Preneurs Leader

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 is focused on her overall Thrive Colorado collection of studios, with a new location opening soon.

Brittany Phelps and Amelia King
Take time to make your soul happy
Stacey Donaldon

Stacey Donaldson

Prana Vinyasa, Yin

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.

Since 2015, she has accumulated 330 hours of Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.  Complimenting her Prana Vinyasa training are 20 hours of Yin Yoga, 20 hours of Restorative Yoga, and 25 hours of Ayurveda Study.
Margaret Loperfido

MARGARET LOPERFIDO

Prana Vinyasa

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.

Julianne Colucci

JULI COLUCCI

Prana Vinyasa

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 Lockhart

Carin Lockhart

Yin, Slow Flow, Restorative & Yoga Nidra

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

yogis at lake Irwin

He who controls his breath controls his mind.

Chynna Collins

Chynna Collins

Vinyasa

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 Ferrante

Dina Ferrante

Slow Flow

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 Stillmen

Juliet Stillman

Slow Flow

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 Laggis

Jen Laggis

Iyengar

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.

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Energy cannot be destroyed, only changed.

Theresa Schaul

Theresa Schaul

Vinyasa & Therapeutic

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.

Guy Ciulla

GUY CIULLA, L. AC.

Kaiut Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga
Guy Ciulla, L. Ac. has been teaching yoga since 2003. He is a passionate acupuncturist, herbalist, and also received his Level 3 Reiki Attunement.
He has practiced and taught almost every style of yoga but he found Kaiut in 2013. He now teaches Kaiut exclusively and studies directly under the founder; Francisco Kaiut.
Kaiut Yoga is accessible to all ages and skills levels.
Amelia King

Amelia King

Kids Yoga, Vinyasa

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.

Quinn Travis

Quinn Travis

Vinyasa, VinYin

Quinn Travis is an RYT-200.  He has been a dedicated student of Yoga since he was 18 years old. After completing a vinyasa flow teacher certification at his University, he fell in love with both the practice and teaching. His classes combine conscious breathing with movements and sensations of the mental and physical body. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University with a minor in Health and Wellness Coaching. Combing modern science with ancient practices, Quinn lovingly offers students asana alignment and physical health, while enabling his students to find love and empowerment within themselves.

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Yoga is the dance of every soul with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity & harmony

Ashley Sargent Kaiut, Iyengar, Restorative

Ashley Sargent

Restorative, Kaiut, Iyengar

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 Reid

Julie Reid

Yoga Basics

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!

Ashley King

Ashley King

Vinyasa, Restorative

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.  

Crystal kotowski-edmunds

CRYSTAL KOTOWSKI-EDMUNDS

Vinyasa, Yin

Crystal has been traveling the yogic path since 2007 and is committed to serving underserved communities, utilizing yoga as a therapy to serve those facing cancer, disease or trauma, and to serve all as a practice for peace! A student of Ayurveda, anatomy, the science of yoga, mindfulness, and stress management techniques, she is inspired by Prana Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yoga Therapeutics and Yin, studying under Monica Mesa, Devon Sweeney, Maria Garre, Lama Tsultrim, and Tori Prinster and dedicated to studying under Bernie Clark, Vasant Lad, and Maya Tiwari.

yogis at gunsight pass

Like a tree, you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind

Ella Donovan

Ella Donovan

Strength & Flow for Teens

Ella is a recent graduate of Ball State University with a BFA in dance and a lover of movement in all its manifestations. She is currently completing her 200 hour yoga teaching certification. Her movement practice is rooted in a deep connection to and awareness of self, community, and world. For her, yoga offers a space to drop into breath and body, acknowledging and respecting the  body’s power and knowledge. Her classes are vinyasa style flow with an emphasis on strength, balance, and mobility. She is incredibly excited to be back in Crested Butte moving with the community.  

Jessia Noll

Jessia Noll

Align & Flow, Vinyasa, Kids

Jessica is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, and 95 hour certified children’s yoga teacher from Phoenix, Arizona. She is trained in making yoga and mindfulness inclusive and accessible to individuals of diverse abilities and backgrounds. She started practicing yoga in 2016 in order to help with shoulder pain after a car accident, but instead found it transformed her whole life by creating a space to access peace and better understand her body. Jessica believes yoga is much more than the physical practice, and therefore her classes focus on breath awareness and connection of the mind, body and soul.

Caroline McClean

Caroline McClean

Kundalini

Ashley Jackson

VinYin, Yin
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