Elyse Rousseau *Manager
Elyse Rousseau *Manager

Elyse Rousseau *Manager

Elyse's journey of love really blossomed the day she stepped on her mat 3 years ago. Feeling lost, as most early twenty-somethings do, yoga was the one thing that brought intention to her life. A weekly class changed her direction so drastically, she needed to further her yogic growth. After moving to Boulder, she studied under Shannon Paige and graduated with 200 RYT and Anjali Restorative certifications. Inspired by the world around her, she brings a sense of empowerment and love to each class. By using breath, meditation and music, she hopes to keep each class light with a taste of power. Her goal is to learn, along with her students, how to greet life with open arms and find love and light in everything. She hopes each yogi leaves class refreshed and ready to take on the world!
Lindsey Arotin
Lindsey Long *Manager

Lindsey Long *Manager

Lindsey is a connector and an energized spirit.

She believes that moving meditation can help her students achieve focus, clarity and strength, and can also develop their own uniqueness on and off of the mat.

She has a dynamic background as a state champion athlete, dancer, marketing and sales guru, and country girl, influencing her fun and accessible teaching style.

Lindsey graduated from the University of Tulsa, and has over 475 hours of training that spans barre, yoga, group fitness, as well as pre and post natal work. In addition to teaching, she is also a barre teacher trainer and the barre ambassador for Yoga Pod, Inc.

When not teaching, training, or perfecting playlists, you can find this nurturing Oklahoma native chasing her toddler son, or searching for the perfect glass of rosé champagne. Lindsey believes that balance is the key to life.
Amy Baker
Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Amy's education includes a BA in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ana Forrest 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training, Ana Forrest Advanced Teacher Training, Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell Anusara Immersion; so darn many I stopped counting workshops with Brock and Krista Cahill, Janet Stone, Rusty Wells, and Andre Ram. Co-Founder of Evolve Yoga Teacher Training 200 Certified Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program. Amy is the founder “Yoga in the Eagle Town Park” in Eagle CO; a donation based outdoor yoga class that contributes 100% of all donations to Canine Companions for Independence and Operation KurmAlliance.

Amy is an eternal student of yoga, and is inspired daily by the notion that self inquiry and education lead to personal evolution. She believes that a strong, sweaty, challenging physical practice, with great tunes provides the opportunity for piercing introspection. She also believes that yoga is to be shared with all with no prerequisite. Each yoga practice is different and it is Amy's goal to create space and modifications for all. She teaches from a place of personal experience and wisdom, but asks that her students discover their own truths. In classes she brings a contagious lighthearted humor and a wonderful charisma to keep things flowing. There is no pretense with me; no judgment... leave your expectations at the door and come laugh, play, and take the opportunity to look inward with each class and discover what makes you come alive so that you can go out into the world and do just that.
Angie Arnold
Angie Arnold

Angie Arnold

Post-College, post California, Angie found her way to New York City, where she continued to study yoga under some of the most innovative and creative teachers in the world. Through these experiences, she realized the necessity for a deep thorough practice and as they say in Ashtanga 3rd series "Sthira Baga" (the breath of God) brings about

an internal shift that goes beyond the physical experience. As a teacher, she developed her widely popular core-integration flow, through a holistic approach to core stabilization and demystification of bandha work.

After eight wonderful years in NYC, Angie packed up her belongings and moved west to Denver to be closer to her family. Within three months of her time in Colorado, she met Beau a very sweet sprightly mighty but tiny schnorkie. They now live on the north side of Denver where they both spend equal time on Angie's mat.

Angie has been in various print ads for apparel lines such as Hyde Apparel and Creme Apparel and featured in several articles for Well & Good NYC.
Ben Davis
Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Ben teaches a variety of fitness and yoga classes including; yoga, yoga tone, yoga sculpt, cycle fusion, boxing and HIIT. Yoga is the back bone of Ben’s teaching philosophy and as a teacher he wants to help his students understand the alignment of yoga in relationship to the various exercises they perform in all the fitness classes they attend. Through this understanding Ben can help you deepen your mind body connection and find a more effortless practice on and off the mat.
Caitlin Rose Kenney
Caitlin Rose Kenney

Caitlin Rose Kenney

Caitlin Rose discovered yoga at the age of sixteen and has since dedicated herself to teaching professionally and bringing yoga to more people. She has studied with diverse teachers all over the world and has been significantly impacted by Laura Antelmi, Gina Caputo, Rachel Hull and Amy Ipplotti. She currently teaches public classes in Boulder and Denver, CO.

Caitlin Rose delivers yoga classes that are satisfying for the whole being and speaks about the physical practice as an access point for wide spread change in mental patterns, emotional states and connection to spirit. She believes that yoga can profoundly shift us for the better by developing our skills to be self-aware, intentional and in touch with what we truly believe. Caitlin Rose is known for her gentle demeanor and articulate instructions about alignment as well as the nuances of asana that help beginners to advanced practitioners have a deeper connection to themselves.

Caitlin Rose has been with Yoga Pod since 2008 and when she isn’t yoga-ing she is beekeeping or wandering through farmer’s markets.
Carla Valdez
Carla Valdez

Carla Valdez

Carla is a recent graduate of the Hot Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Pod LoDo. She discovered yoga in 2009 and has experience as a student in Vinyasa, Bikram and Yin styles. has volunteered as a Karma Yogi at The Yoga Pod LoDo since they opened their doors in May 2014.
Carrie Varela
Carrie Varela

Carrie Varela

Carrie Varela is a yogi, Reiki Master, mystic, lover, traveler and modern day healer. She is passionate about helping people find good energy. Good energy happens when we are in the flow, connected, inspired, filled with purpose. She has been an avid yoga practitioner for fourteen years. She completed her first 200-hour RYT in 2007 and in 2011 she traveled to India to complete a course in yoga science for wellness and yoga therapy at the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. Carrie's teaching is directly influenced by her studentship of Prana Flow Vinyasa with Shiva Rea and Blissology with Eion Finn.

Carrie has over 750 hours of yoga teacher training experience, taught over 3,250 yoga classes and lead 45 transformative Reiki trainings. Her path as a yoga enthusiast and as a yoga teacher has been a path of self-discovery, healing, integration and liberation. She believes in the power of yoga to lead an individual toward a life more abundant, peaceful, harmonious and free.

Years ago, Carrie feel in love with healing. She found it through yoga and a Japanese energy technique called Reiki ("Rei" = Universal "Ki" = Life Energy). Ever since, she has been an avid student and practitioner of the healing arts. Carrie has created a series of innovative workshops collectively called "Heal Your @#$% " Examples include: Heal Your Psoas, Heal Your Joints, Heal Your Chakras and Heal Your Death. These workshops help you access deep healing through an alchemy of yoga therapeutics, yin yoga and a guided Reiki meditation. You can find out more about her teaching schedule, retreats, workshop offerings and Reiki trainings on her website: www.carrievarela.
Channing Grivas
Channing Grivas

Channing Grivas

Channing's being revolves around yoga and it's principles. She has studied numerous styles and infuses them in her teaching.
Channing finds it beautiful to watch and help her students grow into their awareness of the practice within them. She loves to play and discover pathways for the body to communicate to the practitioner. She has a knack for placing the body into an intelligent and inspiring sequence that is never repeated twice.

She has her BS in Health and Exercise Science with a Masters of Herbology. She is also a Reiki master and Healing Touch practitioner. Channing travels and teaches all over the Denver area and Maui. She can also be found via www.YogaDownload.com for your on the go classes.
Cher Aslor
Cher Aslor

Cher Aslor

Cher holds certifications in Power Yoga (200 hr Core Power Yoga w/Lisa Richards and Dave Porter), Yoga Sculpt (40 hr Core Power Yoga w/Dawnelle Arthur), and Forrest Yoga (240 hr Training w/ Ana Forrest). Cher owns pH7 Pilates Studio, with two locations in Denver, where also directs a Pilates Certification Program. Cher continues to study with and assist her teacher Ana Forrest at workshops and Yoga Journal Conferences around the United States. In 2012 she completed the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program with Cheryl Deer. She is proud to be an ambassador for meSheeky yoga clothing company and a Lululemon Alumni Ambassador.

“A strong passion of mine is alignment and anatomy. My classes are focused on movement that feels good, challenging and safe. I was a dancer my whole life yet even as a professional mover I quickly developed some common injuries in my practice. So I enjoy taking some time to break down basic poses and talk about how students can not only prevent but actually heal injuries through yoga. I think my students would say that i focus on core strength, that my classes are playful, and i’m committed to giving good adjustments and getting my hands on my students. Other teachers I give gratitude to who's styles have influenced my teaching include Saul David Raye, Janet Stone and Tias Little.”
Cheryl Deer
Cheryl Deer

Cheryl Deer

Cheryl Deer, RYT 500, Forrest Yoga Guardian, has taught yoga since 1996. Cheryl’s classes and workshops are joyful and motivating, designed to leave you awakened and inspired. Expect to receive gentle yet powerful adjustments, connect to your core and engage in your practice in a way that brings greater presence, healing and transformation.

Cheryl’s teaching is deeply rooted in the Forrest Yoga philosophy; an approach designed to address the stresses and challenges of our daily lives and support our journey toward physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

In addition to teaching classes, privates, workshops and teacher trainings in Denver, Cheryl also spends time each year assisting her teacher Ana Forrest, creatrix of Forrest Yoga. She draws on her knowledge from Ana and her many years of experience to teach how to bring Spirit into life.

“I want to be present and pure enough to reflect to my students their own light so that they can be as touched and rejoiced by it as I am. I believe the truths and peace we find on our mats have an instant effect on the whole world!”
Courtney Pollock
Courtney Pollock

Courtney Pollock

A Colorado native, Courtney has always had a passion for movement (at age 4 her mother put her in acrobats, ballet and gymnastics to keep her from climbing all over the furniture!) Gymnastics stuck and she went on to practice both recreationally and competitively for the next 14 years. Due to the physical stress of gymnastics, Courtney later struggled to find a workout that didn't cause pain in her lower body until she was introduced to PodBarre in 2015. Courtney became instantly hooked and knew she needed to be able to share her new passion with others. She completed her 60 hour Pod Barre Teacher Training Certification in March and now teaches to anyone who will let her. She says, "PodBarre is a workout unlike any other. Each class is different, and more exciting than the last. It's the only thing that will get me to the studio at 6am religiously!" Courtney is thrilled to be a part of the amazing Yoga Pod family and is excited to share her love for barre with others.
Denelle Numis
Denelle Numis

Denelle Numis

Denelle Numis composes an authentic experience on the mat where each student can immediately connect with the rhythm of their body and their breath. With a background in modern dance, Denelle builds her Vinyasa classes through a progression of dynamic sequences to stimulate energy and vitality throughout the body. She infuses her classes with eclectic music and inspiring peak postures. Even though her classes may be challenging, Denelle’s vibrant and gregarious personality motivates her students to stay playful in their practice.

In 2009, Denelle completed her 200-hour teacher training with Shannon Paige at om time yoga in Denver, CO. She completed her 300-hour advanced teacher training with Gina Caputo at the Colorado School of Yoga in Boulder, CO in early 2014. Denelle also has a B.S., an MBA, a love of travel and an impassioned zest for life. Denelle teaches both Vinyasa and Hot Yoga at 3 Yoga Pod locations in Colorado. Find out more about Denelle at www.denelleyoga.com
Elissa Beckman
Elissa Beckman

Elissa Beckman

After graduating college and officially becoming a "former college athlete", Elissa discovered yoga…then fell in love with yoga and never looked back. She has worked in the tech startup world for the last 10+ years, and practicing yoga continues to provide her the perfect balance to a somewhat chaotic life.

Elissa grew up on a farm in Iowa and went to undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis and grad school at the University of Denver. After living in Denver for 9 years, she moved to Chicago for 3.5 years, but couldn't stay away from that Colorado sun and energy! She recently moved back to Denver, but while in Chicago she made the decision to take her passion for yoga to the next level and become a teacher. Other than practicing and teaching yoga, her passions include: aggressive workouts, traveling the world, hip hop, being outside, reading, live music, intelligent conversations, and being an aunt to the coolest nieces and nephews around.

She loves the good vibes that a YogaTone class gives you, there is literally nothing better! And she is so excited to get to share this passion and feeling with others.
Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

Emily has long believed yoga is the single best thing she can do to benefit both mind and body. Her dedication to the physical and spiritual practices started in college and has served her well during years of moving from an office chair to the mat.

Emily brings poise to the Seat of the Teacher and students feel both challenged and supported in her classes. Her teaching style is polished but extremely approachable and always includes thoughtful hands-on assists. Emily was honored to be part of YogaPod’s first teacher training under the instruction of Keri Bergeron, Amy Baker, Rob Loud and Alex Jarboe. Emily also has her Barre certification and was trained by Lindsey Arotin. As a long-time Pilates practitioner, the strength, movement and alignment of the traditional Pilates method will often find its way into her yoga sequences.

When she’s not on her mat, you’ll find Emily imparting yogic wisdom on the two men in her life: her adorable dog, Henry, and her wonderful husband, Bryce.
Geneva Kowalski
Geneva Kowalski

Geneva Kowalski

For Geneva, yoga challenges her to find balance, between effort and ease, perseverance and surrender, work and play, the city and the mountains (which she love equally). This challenge is both physical, discovering the capabilities and limits of your own body, and mentally, balancing a diversity of personal aspirations with the flow of life.

In her yoga practice she is constantly evolving and seeking, with blissful moments of complete content and surprise.

Geneva spends her time cooking colorful meals at home with friends, biking with her dog Mason around the city, and by rolling out her mat, taking time to tune out all the chaos; to really ground down and just breath.

In teaching she aspires to bring to each class strength and dedication through passion for the practice, compassion for the body, and release of the mind.

Training: 200 Hour Root Integrative Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Amy Baker and Keri Bergeron, 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance
Heather Lorince
Heather Lorince

Heather Lorince

Heather is a Colorado native, raised on a farm in Eastern CO. She was brought up to understand you reap what you sow…if you put in the hard work, it will pay off. An athlete at a very young age, Heather had energy to burn and a stubbornness to succeed. She was competitive in volleyball, basketball, track and golf…always moving, always looking for the next challenge to tackle. Volleyball paid her way through college, but didn’t fulfill everything she was looking for in her active life.

Until she stepped on to her yoga mat years later. Yoga/yoga sculpt was the challenge she was craving, mentally and physically. Heather’s mat opened many doors for her, leading her to manage a variety of programs, trainings, and workshops at various studios throughout Denver. The physical practice motivated Heather to get her personal training certificate, TRX training certificate, mat pilates certificate, and brought her to branch out in ways she never thought possible. She is a workout junkie and plays on the beach volleyball circuit in the summers. She loves to motivate people to get their bodies where they want to be, changing the way people look at fitness, setting attainable goals, healthy eating habits, and changing lives…teaching that workouts should be fun.
Jamie Kuttenkuler
Jamie Kuttenkuler

Jamie Kuttenkuler

Jamie first found hot yoga in 2014 as a cross-training activity to complement training for half marathons and other running events. She not only found that hot yoga was a great supplement to her running routine but that she actually preferred it to running. After dedicating a year to a near-daily hot yoga practice, Jamie completed her 60-hour Yoga Pod Hot Teacher Training & Immersion with Rachel Gasner and Kathleen Lloyd.
While Jamie primarily practices hot yoga, you can also find her getting tone in Yoga Tone and PodBarre classes, relaxing in yin class, and getting her vinyasa flow on. Jamie lives in downtown Denver with her husband and mini-schnauzer Madchen. When she’s not practicing yoga, you can find her reading, playing her bass guitar, or enjoying one of the many outdoor activities available in the area.
Jeff LaGreca
Jeff LaGreca

Jeff LaGreca

Jeff first came to yoga in Costa Rica in 2002, when he stepped off of a surfboard and onto a yoga mat and discovered the two were not unalike. Plant your feet firmly on a tiny rectangle of safe space, allow yourself to explore the waves of the universe, and allow yourself to undertake personal challenges that lie above and below the surface.

Jeff is interested in the transformational aspect of the yoga practice. The ability to push, balance, explore, crash, laugh and glide. Wanting to deepen and share his experience, he received his 200 hour Teacher certification through The Yoga Room in NYC where he studied under Tzahi Moskovitz, (who studied directly under B.K.S. Iyengar), Juliana Mitchell, Wesley Collier, and Kate Moll . He then completed his Hot Yoga teacher training with Victoria Hainsby-Greene and Marko Galjesivic.

Like the mythological Hanuman, a being unaware of his incredible potential, Jeff aims for his yoga practice to be a playground and sanctuary for exploring body, mind and heart, in order to find stillness and inner power. When Hanuman surrounded himself with loving friends, and devoted himself to a cause, he was transformed and could literally lift mountains.
Jen Markus
Jen Markus

Jen Markus

A childhood spent playing beneath the Flatirons of Boulder, CO shaped Jen Markus into a teacher closely connected with health and deep connection with the natural world. A dancer since childhood, she became an outdoor enthusiast in college and took her first yoga class at an ashram in Kathmandu during her first of two Peace Corps stints in 1996. Fast forward after many years of practice in multiple states and countries, to completing her teacher training in 2012 and a subsequent career shift; Jen stepped away from the cubicle and began teaching full-time while living in Phoenix, AZ in 2015.

Jen aims to empower her students to tune into their own "inner guru", thus enriching their practice from the inside out. Her classes emphasize cultivating self-love, postural alignment, breath, energy and play to support flow and functionality in the body on either end of the yin-yang spectrum, and everywhere in between. She has studied with and been influenced by many master teachers, including Maty Ezraty, Kathryn Budig, Jeanie Manchester, Saul David Raye, Annie Carpenter, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor, Sianna Sherman, Dice Ida-Klein, Tiffany Cruikshank and John Salisbury.

"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." - BKS Iyengar
John Pitman
John Pitman

John Pitman

As a practicing mental and behavioral health therapist, my Forrest Yoga classes incorporate therapeutic and trauma-informed approaches. I teach from the belief that when we intentionally enter into yoga practice, as our most aware selves, we directly work with the wholeness of our being. Humans are complex. In order to attain wellness, we need practices that facilitate a release of past emotional energy, that help us build life skills, and that empower us. Forrest Yoga is one strategy for addressing these needs; and I seek to provide the opportunity for this level of work in every class. I encourage my students to fully experience whatever arises from my classes, and to express themselves from that authenticity. I will do the same, and together as a community in each class we will work towards vitalizing, healing, and nourishing our complete selves.
Josh Roop
Josh Roop

Josh Roop

Josh's yoga journey began in 2004. Throughout the years, Josh has taken time to enjoy multiple styles of yoga including Power Vinyasa, Hot, Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Wall. Josh has attended trainings in Power Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Wall. In 2010, Josh completed his 200 Hr. R.Y.T. through KCFitnessLink in Kansas City. After completing his 200 Hour R.Y.T., Josh continued his teaching in cities including Tulsa, OK and Phoenix, AZ. Josh moved to Denver, CO in July 2014. After suffering a severe knee injury in 2014, Josh is more than aware that life, along with yoga, is a journey! Josh always reminds his students to live in the present moment, while at the same time to enjoy the practice of yoga and have fun! Josh encourages his students to practice multiple styles of yoga in order to reap the the physical and emotional benefits of each style. When Josh is not on his mat, you'll find him working in a full-time sales role, running, indoor cycling, attending concerts, and enjoying life!
Kat Lloyd
Kat Lloyd

Kat Lloyd

Colorado native Kat Lloyd earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University. She gained extensive professional experience applying her diligent accounting and enthusiastic sales skills in banking, hospitality and tourism throughout the western United States. Upon returning home to Denver, she discovered the healing and transformative potential of her daily yoga practice.

Combining resourceful determination with a sense of adventure on and off the mat, she soon earned her RYT 200 certification at Yoga on 6th. Resonating deeply with the Hot Series launched her career as a full-time Hot Instructor in 2011. In addition to her dual certification in Power Vinyasa and Hot Yoga, she also completed her MBA from Regis University in 2012. Realizing becoming a teacher is just as important as remaining a student, she completed yet another 200 RYT with Yoga Pod Lodo through their SEVA teacher training in May 2015. With her intuitive wit and magnetic personality, she instructs with clarity and precision while bringing a fun, light-hearted energy to every class.

Kat currently teaches at Tula Hot Yoga, Yoga Pod LoDo and the Colorado Athletic Club. She has also worked with Denver Parks & Recreation, various corporate offices, as well as with numerous private students. Her passion for sharing her practice with everyone is especially evident in her use of modifications and her effectiveness with beginners. She is also particularly mindful of her students' injuries and special needs. Kat was recently featured guiding budding yogis in meditation on Channel 7's The “A” List and is preparing to offer a teacher training immersion at Yoga Pod LoDo in December 2015.
Kaylan Stock
Kaylan Stock

Kaylan Stock

Kaylan was born and raised here in beautiful Colorado and is passionate about the outdoors, music, and fitness. Two years into college, she missed her high school team sports, volleyball and basketball and wanted activity that not only worked her physical self but engaged her mind as well. After one yoga class, she was hooked. Yoga started as a great way to get an engaging workout in, but slowly became a therapy that got her through some tough times. After graduating from CU Boulder in 2014, Kaylan moved to Denver and tried her first barre class at the Yoga Pod LoDo. Just as she was hooked on yoga a few years earlier, she fell in love with barre and the full body workout that was like nothing she had ever tried before.

Kaylan just completed her 70 hour Pod Barre Training at the Yoga Pod LoDo studio and is always looking to learn new and fun ways to improve her technique by trying different barre studios and classes. Barre has changed her life and her goal is to help others experience the amazing change that she has seen in herself. Her classes are designed to not only challenge you, but to put a smile on your face. Music plays a central role in her classes, she believes that a good playlist can make or break a class.

If Kaylan isn’t in the studio taking a power Vinyasa flow or barre class, you can find her out hiking and exploring the outdoors with her dog, dancing the night away with friends at a concert, or trying a new restaurant in Denver. Meet you at the barre!
Keira Cristobal
Keira Cristobal

Keira Cristobal

After ‘eating her way through Spain’while studying abroad in 2004, she returned to Boulder to discover her first Bikram yoga class. For the first time she had found a place where non-truths did not exist and was drawn to the way her teachers could see right through her. Life no longer felt so serious.

In 2006 she completed Bikram’s TT in Los Angeles. Ecstatic to share her passion with others, she spent the next year teaching in her home state of New York, followed by a European teaching adventure that included Munich, Berlin, Vienna and Zurich. 2008 brought her back to Colorado to attend Massage Therapy School, which felt like a natural progression after time and teaching increased her love of the body-mind connection.

Blessed with the travel bug, 2011 brought her to Perth, Western Australia, where she spent half the year teaching and growing with the yoga in and out of the room. A month in Bali, confirmed her love of yoga as a whole, and desire to delve deeper.

Integrative Yoga Therapy was the next step and in the summer of 2012 she attended a life changing 500hr TT in the hills of the Berkshires at Kripalu, led by Joseph LePage. This is where her passion truly lies, in the therapeutic benefits the yoga has to offer... both on and off the mat!

Recently she returned to Kripalu for a Yoga Nidra TT, and hopes to bring more Nidra, that space between dreams and reality, to the community. When not teaching adults, you can find her teaching little kiddos.

‘Truth is the most bitter thing in the world, except swallow and chew.’ -Indian Proverb

“I believe our practice on the mat to be a microcosm of the world we live in and create, and I am inspired daily to allow the space for others to discover their own personal truths. To live life off the mat in a more playful and engaging way.” :)

As a lover of all yoga, she is thrilled to be a part of The Pod community !
Kelly Dugan
Kelly Dugan

Kelly Dugan

Kelly Dugan has a passion for teaching multiple forms of fitness including yoga. She really enjoys witnessing the positive benefits that yoga brings to everyday life. Kelly’s love for movement and physicality began with a career as a professional dancer. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy and ultimately was a member with several dance companies in Denver, New York City, and Internationally. Some of these companies include Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Gehring Dance Theater, Laban Dance, and 3rd Law Dance Theater.

Among her yoga training, she also has taught a variety of fitness styles including pilates, personal and group training, ‘barre’ and other dance inspired fitness classes. Kelly has earned multiple certifications, and likes to combine all her modalities to create an energized fusion of traditional yoga. Her background includes teaching and managing the barre3 studio in cherry creek, and training with Orange Theory Fitness. She is honored to be part of the YogaPod community, and looking forward to helping people reach their goals and obtain physical and mental wellness.
Keri Bergeron
Keri Bergeron

Keri Bergeron

Keri's education includes a Master of Science, Physical Therapy, from Northeastern University; Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University; 200 hour YA certification after completing Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, Immersions with Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, Andrei Ram, and more. Keri is currently participating in 300 hour YTT with Christina Sell.

Keri’s physical therapy education and yoga experience thus far have honed her teaching style into an alignment based vinyasa. She prioritizes keeping her students safe with clear, concise cuing and progressive, accessible sequencing. It is with a light heart and without pretense that she hopes to enable students to experience some of the same strength, confidence, and awareness that yoga has given her.

Keri is fascinated with how the external form affects the internal landscape; cultivating strength and flexibility in the body cultivates the same in the mind; consistent practice of steadying the breath and the body in turn strengthens our steadiness of mind. She teaches a physically challenging practice, however her teachings are not nearly so much about the destination, but practicing grace through the challenges; becoming more skilled at navigating the challenges that life throws our way.

“Stay in the center of the circle and let all things take their course” Lao Tzu
Krysty Bosse
Krysty Bosse

Krysty Bosse

Krysty Bosse has been teaching yoga for 4 years​​. Born in Colorado with a strong desire to explore, Krysty returns to this beautiful state with a renewed love and respect for the healthy and active vibe of Denver. She discovered Hatha yoga while living in Santa Fe, N​ew Mexico​, where she finally learned to breathe. When she moved to Albuquerque and tried hot yoga, she instantly fell in love with the transformative and healing nature of the practice. Residing for a year in Nashville, TN she began to study nutrition​ -- ​one finds it difficult to eat healthfully in the south. Everything she learned helped to balance the rock and roll lifestyle she had grown accustomed to while living in New York City. She now holds certificates in Hatha Yoga, PodHot Yoga and Personal Nutrition as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Performance and Composition. Taking this ​experience and ​knowledge into her class​es​, Krysty ​hopes to help her students find balance in their own lives. She loves to challenge her students so that they can discover what they are truly capable of and leave feeling invigorated, refreshed and confident. Krysty is a firm believer that every body can benefit from eating well and doing yoga as ​often as ​possible​.
Layne Partington
Layne Partington

Layne Partington

Although slightly disappointed by the lack of tutus in Barre, Layne was hooked after her very first class and knew that this workout needed to become a part of her fitness regimen. She loves the way Barre challenges her body and, as a teacher, it is her goal to have people of all fitness levels feel just as passionate about this practice. In class, her contagiously high energy will keep you engaged from your very first knee lift to your final pose. Don't let her spunky nature or upbeat attitude fool you! When class starts, she means business and will push you to sweat and shake.

Outside of the YogaPod studio and her office, Layne can be found in the kitchen whipping up a cupcake masterpiece or taking way too many pictures of her cat. She thinks non-stretchy pants are the enemy and that glitter is simply misunderstood. Layne lives life by the words: "It's better to be completely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
Lindsey Schatz
Lindsey Schatz

Lindsey Schatz

Lindsey Schatz, a former soccer player of 18 years, has dedicated herself to the values of community and loves what yoga has brought to her life. She began practicing with a friend in 2010 at a Birkram studio on the Hill in Boulder, Colorado. After taking a small respite to study abroad in Seville, Spain and graduate from CU, Lindsey found her home at the Yoga Pod studio in Boulder in 2012. Drawing on roots from all different sports including soccer, dance, ice skating and snowboarding, she loves how yoga supports and continuously brings balance to her life. Lindsey values diversity, and with her degree in International Affairs she loves to explore new cultures, be outdoors, and enjoy a beautifully full life. Her core passions are photography, healthcare, painting and of course, yoga. Lindsey is happy meeting new people and will probably try to learn your name, both first and last if possible.
Upon completing first the Hot and then the 200 hr SEVA teacher trainings in 2013 with the Yoga Pod in Boulder Lindsey was compelled to begin teaching and solidify yoga as a permanent aspect in her life. In January of 2014 she brought fun ‘Mindful Movement’ or kids yoga to McGlone Elementary school through Arabesque Yoga and its founder Aiesha Teague. Lindsey continues to adore authentically teaching many different kids classes ranging from Pre-K to 5th grade, from as small as ten to as big as thirty students. Come explore the depth of your yoga practice in one of her Pod Hot classes or if you practice regularly with the Yoga Pod in Colorado, you will probably see her in the studio sometime!

Lindsey Schatz is extremely grateful to the entire excellent staff, at the Yoga Pod in Boulder where she began her devotional practice. Teachers of such caliber rarely cluster together and mix so well and she extends a special bow of gratitude to Gerry and Nicole Wienholt, Caitlin Rose Kenney, Rachel Gasner, Alex Jarobe, Rob Loud, Nafisa Ramos, Erin Keeley, and Matt Kapinus. Most importantly Lindsey hopes to wish all of you peace and happiness!
Lo Schultz
Lo Schultz

Lo Schultz

Lo's passion for yoga and exercise is hard to contain, so she doesn't. She loves this practice and it shines through from the corners of her smile. Her ultimate goal is to bring the same health and radiance she feels, to each of her students. When she's not teaching, she's running, mountain biking, or attending CU Boulder studying philosophy. She hopes she can bring joy and healthy "soreness" to each and every one of her students!
Madison Smith
Madison Smith

Madison Smith

Madison is an activator and a wellness junkie with an adventurous spirit. Inspired by a healthy lifestyle, she believes exercise and mindful meditation are essential components of everyday life.

Madison graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences, giving her a strong background in anatomy and physiology. Along with completing 50 hours of Barre Teacher Training, she is also a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

With her outgoing personality and 'down to business' mindset, Madison will keep her students energized and empowered. Madison's goal as a teacher is for students to leave her class feeling stronger and more confident than ever.

Outside of teaching barre and yoga, Madison loves to travel, stay up to date on the latest fashion trends, and capture the perfect 'boomerang' photo for her Instagram account.
Mariel Little
Mariel Little

Mariel Little

Mariel's love for yoga was immediate and completely unintentional. She was a college athlete looking for balance in a highly competitive lifestyle. Practicing offered her not only physical relief from strenuous training, but also a peace of mind that always seemed to be missing. As a teacher, Mariel offers meditative and energizing classes. Mariel challenges students by creatively sequencing postures that highlight the interplay of anatomy and alignment. All of her classes draw upon the wisdom of yogic texts to inspire a more meaningful connection with yoga both on and off the mat. Mariel is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn from all yoga practitioners and looks forward to practicing with you soon!
Mary Grace Brown
MaryGrace Brown

MaryGrace Brown

MaryGrace is a passionate soul who dedicates a piece of every day to health and wellness. She truly believes in the importance of mind-body connection as the key to living a long and successful life.

Growing up in Ohio, she reached her dream of becoming a state title gymnast. After suffering multiple injuries, MaryGrace searched for her new fitness outlet and found that Barre was exactly her answer. Balancing mind, soul, and body, Barre fills her devotion for low impact, high intensity workouts.

Moving to Denver, she quickly found her new home in the Yogapod community and completed the first of many barre trainings organized by her teacher, Lindsey Arotin. MaryGrace thrives off of the high energy at the barre and the opportunity to escape from her mind and focus on the alignment of the body during class. She believes in building herself and her future students from the inside out and finding a new challenge with each barre class journey.

When not teaching, she enjoys being a post-op Surgical Nurse at the Denver VA and expanding her knowledge on the anatomy and breathtaking strength of the human body.
Matt Kapinus
Matt Kapinus

Matt Kapinus

Matt moved to Boulder in 1995 from Hyattsville, Maryland. He immediately fell in love with the Boulder area with all its majestic, natural beauty and open-hearted people. At a point in life when he felt painfully stuck, he discovered yoga and realized the power of yoga as a means of moving energy in his life and awakening some much needed self-love.

Studying Baptiste-style power Vinyasa , he completed his 200 hour teacher certification in the fall of 2007. In May 2009, he quit a well-paying job of 12 years to put all of his energies into developing as a yoga teacher and student. With a consistent focus on compassion for one's self, he teaches classes that are both challenging and nurturing, and he continuously strives to connect people with a sense of their own innate divinity.

"Yoga is not about being flexible of even making yourself flexible. It is about meeting your inflexibility with kindness and curiosity. Yoga can be felt as the union between the limitless self and the separate self, between the global soul and the ego. During the asana practice we hold ourselves in gentleness underneath the challenge of the postures. We find our true selves by coming into our bodies with love rather than an agenda to fix or change something. We let ourselves feel, with extraordinary presence and honesty, the deep ache of being a human being. We seek to evolve and grow but still consistently allow self-compassion and grace to flourish beneath our effort."
Megan Smith
Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Megan is a Tennessee native who moved here from Florida in 2013. She enjoys workouts, her kitty Lucy, and of course yoga! Her family describes her as laid back and independent. For fun she enjoys art and being around nature. Megan believes breath to movement, in class, is prep work for living life to its fullest off the mat. Her class is full of light hearted love toward each other and toward the self. Feel free to dive in deep by challenging yourself, or float gently in Megan's class. Either way she asks you to show up to shine and have smile.
Mel Torgusen
Mel Torgusen

Mel Torgusen

Mel originally came to yoga as a complement to triathlon training, but it wasn't until a few years later that the mental and spiritual side of the practice clicked. When it finally did, she realized that the way you are on your mat is the way you are in your life and that practicing yoga makes you stronger and it makes you nicer, both on and off the mat. Mel completed a 200 hour vinyasa teacher training program with the best teachers Denver and Boulder have to offer: Amy Baker, Keri Bergeron, Alex Jarboe, and Rob Loud.

Mel’s classes will always have a focus on safe alignment, at least one balancing pose, plenty of jokes, and a folk rock playlist. Her goal is to create classes that resonate whether your primary goal is a deeper connection to extraordinary consciousness or more open hamstrings. Yogi’s choice.
Melati Olivia
Melati Olivia

Melati Olivia

Melati comes to us from the other side of the world, and lives her passion in many aspects of life. Half-Indonesian, a quarter Irish, and a quarter French, Melati straddles the line between debonair professionalism and being a bonafide geek. She is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, having received her graduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is currently completing her doctoral residency in Santa Monica, CA to gain specialization in sports medicine, orthopedics, and cardiology. In addition to acupuncture and teaching Vinyasa Yoga, she is a 2nd degree black belt in Shao-Lin Kung Fu, and fronts a progressive rock band that has toured nationally. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2012, and gained her E-RYT 200 title shortly thereafter. Her classes are intensely focused on the power within each of us, the potential to play our edges, and the connection to our authentic Self, as well as deeply drawing from philosophies and principles of acupuncture/acupressure and the body's energetic meridians. When not on stage or on her yoga mat, she can be found hiking the mountains of Colorado with her two Shiba Inus, playing Magic: The Gathering, or enjoying a ride on her motorcycle.
Michael Jones
Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Michael Jones is a playful and lighthearted yoga teacher who is strongly devoted to studying yoga at every level. His primary training is in Sridiava through Vital Yoga and has studied with Ian Maxwell. Michael is present in the Colorad​​o yoga community and ardently seeks new ways to teach and practice by studying multiple styles of yoga from Hatha to Yoga Acrobatics. Michael has helped pioneer Friday Night Yoga Club in South Denver blending his love for music and yoga. When Michael isn't teaching yoga he is hitting up the local music scene or hiking in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.
Michela Parisi
Michela Parisi

Michela Parisi

Michela's teaching style focuses on both alignment and muscle engagement as she believes each barre class has the potential to show students their limit, building both physical and mental strength. Having practiced barre for six years and yoga for four with certifications in both specialties, Michela guides her students to understanding their own correct anatomical alignment to boost key muscles that will positively affect daily activities outside of the studio.

Michela is originally from a small town Minden, Nevada but has moved through Colorado, California and Italy for the past 12 years. With a degree in psychology and a love for fitness, she is passionate about the connection between physical and mental health. She feels most at home in the mountains, road biking, traveling, exploring new restaurants in Denver, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Michelle Neumeyer
Michelle Neumeyer

Michelle Neumeyer

As a CU student living in Boulder, Michelle was surrounded by yoga studios, teachers and students, but didn't take to the practice right away. The illusion that handstands, flexibility and chanting were prerequisites kept her away. When she tried her first few classes this illusion quickly dissipated. She found the simplicity of moving intentionally and breathing inched her away from self-doubt and expectations and furthered her towards self-discovery, self-study and an open heart and mind. After 3 years of practicing yoga, Michelle embarked on a 200 hour teacher training journey with Amy Baker, Keri Bergeron and Alex Jarboe. Here she learned how to take the gifts of yoga given to her, and give them back to others.

Yoga should be empowering. Michelle wants you to leave her class feeling accomplished, strong and liberated from self-doubt and the stories we create for ourselves. Of course, yoga is hard; you don't come in and rock every pose. However, Michelle finds one of the most empowering, exciting and rewarding aspects of yoga is progression. From one class to the next she may find herself worlds further in breathing, being present or in the asana itself. With that said, she believes this is not a linear practice but rather there is a constant ebb and flow of energy, progress, excitement, accomplishment and often frustration. This is why Michelle's classes will entice you to stay present, breathe and simply and safely move.
Mike Konrad
Mike Konrad

Mike Konrad

Mike’s first experience with bhakti yoga changed his yoga practice forever. It encouraged him to believe in the power of his heart, to lead from this space, and speak the words that come from this great source of inspiration with courage. He believes that combining bhakti yoga and the physical practice of asana, his student are given all the tools necessary so they too can find more happiness, strength, and courage in their own lives. He believes that a strong physical body provides little benefit without harmonizing with the mind and spirit; Mike believes one can find unlimited happiness by recognizing that true strength comes from within. The foundations of Mike’s asana teachings come from his training at Corepower Yoga. However he has taken many workshops, and practiced closely with many wonderful teachers including Janet Stone to deepen his knowledge of the sweet calling of bhakti yoga. His classes are always full of chanting, physical flowing vinyasas, and encouragement to experience the many gifts this practice has to offer.
Molly Long
Molly Smith

Molly Smith

At a young age, Molly felt that she was called to be a part of an integrated and holistic health system. She soon realized that the best way to improve the world was by sharing space within communities and the individual lives of people. She started her exploration of health and healing at a young age aspiring to be a midwife. She obtained double degree at CU Boulder in Global Health and Development & Spanish and started studying midwifery at Bastyr University.

Her passion for alternative medicine and community outreach has taken her to far corners of the world. Yoga is a treasured complement to her herbal studies, childbirth education and community outreach. She has completed a 200 hour YTT as well as 85 hours of prenatal yoga training. Molly believes that each person is capable of healing from within by re-integrating relationships with the self and others.
Nickki Head
Nickki Head

Nickki Head

Nickki is a student and teacher of yoga. From the first time she stepped on her mat in Denver, Co., she knew she was about to embark on a special journey. What began as a physical practice became so much more, and she was hooked. Nickki completed her first 200-RYT training in 2009, a second through YogaWorks in 2013 and is currently working toward her 500-hour certification. For four years, she owned and operated two Power Vinyasa studios and sold them in the Fall of 2014. She is grateful to have studied with world-renowned teachers, and has been influenced by Tiffany Cruikshank, Kathryn Budig and Noah Maze among others during her yoga journey. After traveling to India in March 2012 to study with international instructors, she continues to deepen her personal practice daily. Her connection to yoga is mental and physical, always grateful that yoga continues to be the solid rock in life. She also uses yoga as a cross-training sport to compliment the half marathon, full marathon and triathlon races in which she competes. Her wish is that everyone who shares their yoga practice with her will find his or her own unique connection to yoga.
Pauline Shaffer
Pauline Shaffer

Pauline Shaffer

Pauline's dedication to yoga was fostered in the hot room of her Boston Bikram studio and her inward journey continued when she delved deeper into Vinyasa. Her practice, originally done for exercise and weight loss, brought her a sense of confidence and inner calm that had eluded her. Yoga became her outlet, her medicine and her home. After moving to Denver, Pauline found the Yoga Pod community and completed her 200-hour and PodHot teacher training. Pauline aspires to help others harness their own inner strength and find self-acceptance. With humor and honesty, Pauline guides her students to sweat, smile and leave the room with a little more inner peace. Judgments and worries are left at the door. When she's not on her mat, Pauline is snowboarding, watching cat videos on the internet, exploring Denver, and eating spicy foods.
Rob Loud
Rob Loud

Rob Loud

Rob has called Boulder his home since childhood, and has been a student of the yogic arts for seven years. With a background in martial arts, Rob initially fell in love with the physical challenge and self-discipline yoga asked of him. Soon after, he recognized yoga’s transformational power to heal personal suffering and awaken spiritual understanding. Rob has made his passion for yoga apparent through prioritizing his daily practice as a student, so that he may serve more effectively as a teacher; he continues to empower, inspire, and share his love of yoga through every connection.

Rob teaches public classes on a full time basis and is actively involved in assisting and leading several Teacher Training programs in Boulder. He describes his style of teaching as embodied power vinyasa, pulling from many lineages of yoga. Rob’s classes are creative, challenging, intelligent, FUN, and bring depth beyond just physical asana.

“I am continually humbled and inspired by all great Super Heroes, past and present, including all of my amazing teachers and students, who continually show up and courageously seek out their personal connection with God. My wish is to assist others in awakening to their own innate greatness, to be a catalyst for change and transformation, and alleviate suffering in our World.”
Rose Ode
Rose Ode

Rose Ode

Rose encourages her students to contemplate and explore the body, mind and spirit connection on their own time, breath by breath in a way that honors what arises.

She completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in 2009 and the Mentorship Program with Cheryl Deer in 2012. Off the mat, Rose delights her Spirit by hiking, biking and swimming outdoors under the Summer sun.
Sara Randall
Sara Randall

Sara Randall

After trying barre for the first time in Denver, Sara fell in love with the practice and has spent her time in Colorado sweating, strengthening, and shaking. Sara prides herself on dynamic playlists and offers upbeat and booty-kicking classes letting you feel like you can have that extra glass of wine at happy hour. Sara has completed more than 200 hours of barre training including The Bar Method and Yoga Pod LoDo, in Denver, Colorado. Sara also completed a 200-hr yoga teacher training from Yoga Pod LoDo, and has more than 25 hours of trauma-informed yoga training.
Sarah Siddens
Sarah Siddens

Sarah Siddens

Texan by birth, Sarah considers herself a Coloradan at heart, soaking in all the mountains have to offer. She loves hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, and exploring off the beaten- path spots year-round. Sarah completed her 60-hour PodHot training in December 2015 and hopes to take part in a 200-hour yoga training in the year to come. Sarah’s yoga journey as a student has brought her a better sense of self-love and calmness that she hopes to give other students as she develops her teaching skills. Sarah has worked in the hotel industry for the past eight years and is excited about making a career change in June as she has accepted a position with Denver Public Schools teaching Elementary School while working on her Masters of Education at DU. Sarah is learning that yoga is an crazy adventure that weaves its way in and out of everyday life.
Sarah Tinkler
Sarah Tinkler

Sarah Tinkler

Sarah completed her 200‐hour RYT yoga teacher training in August 2010 and has done subsequent training in kids yoga and prenatal yoga. Sarah's passion for teaching is about expressing souls and authenticity, exuding love from every pour, encouraging confidence and self-acceptance in her students. She is originally from Wisconsin and has lived in Colorado since April 2010. In addition to teaching yoga, Sarah works full time at a wealth management practice as a planning associate and runs her nonprofit Prana Fitness that promotes free fitness events and motivation.
Shilah Copeland
Shilah Copeland

Shilah Copeland

At a young age, I discovered a passion for yoga. It became that "thing" I turned to in order to tap back in with myself and my body after a crazy day of work and studying. My practice began as more of a physical journey that helped with my active, outdoorsy lifestyle. Eventually, it delved into a deeper, more spiritual endeavor, after I discovered the true benefits of yoga on the mind and body. I obtained some injuries in my younger years, which in turn, lead me on the path to yoga and vegetarianism. Wanting to avoid doctors and medications, I turned to yoga to help get me back in tune with my body and learn how to naturally heal myself. Through this journey, I've been able to subside my sciatic issues, reduce anxiety and stress, and help my over-all digestive health. Now, I promote a holistic approach to a healthier, happier lifestyle that starts on your mat. After taking my first teacher training, I discovered a passion for nourishing the soul through a personal, peaceful environment for yogis to connect and let go, especially in this busy life. The gift of truly devoting time to nourish the mind, body, and soul is very important and I love being able to share this with others.
Stevie Molinari
Stevie Molinari

Stevie Molinari

Stevie discovered yoga in 2013 and has called Yoga Pod his home since early 2015. He completed his 200 hour SEVA teaching training in May 2015 under the guidance of Amy Baker, Keri Bergeron and Alex Jarboe and his 60 hour Hot teacher training with Kat Lloyd in March 2017. He continues to find daily inspiration from his many teachers, mentors and friends and wishes to extend a special bow of gratitude to Lesia Wasylkevych, Angie Arnold and Rachel Jarboe for their many wise words and continued support.

In addition to yoga, Stevie studies and teaches mathematics and is currently working towards a doctorate degree in the subject at the Colorado School of Mines. Like mathematics, he finds yoga to be both a science and an art. Stevie aims to keep his student safe with clear, concise cuing and a thorough understanding of the physical body. He believes the physical practice can serve to transform one's internal landscape. With honesty and playfulness, Stevie hopes to guide each of his students towards a quieter mind and fuller breath in order to discover their own innate teacher within.

His practice, meditations and interactions on the mat have led to immeasurable growth in his life off the mat. As a teacher his mission is to share this with others the way it was shared with him.
Suzanne Slade
Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade

Suzanne Slade began her journey with Yoga in 2003 after many injuries from dancing. Yoga created an ease of movement and corrected many ailments, which inspired Suzanne to become a certified teacher in February of 2010.
Most recently, Suzanne started the long road to becoming a Yoga Therapist. As a teacher and therapist she hopes to bring Yoga to anyone and everyone. Suzanne is also a Doula and teaches pre-natal Yoga. Her approach is strength building and alignment with an emphasis on Pranayama (breath) and tapping into your inner truth. Suzanne is a huge advocate of taking care of your self first and believes if you are happy and laughing then everyone around you is happy and laughing.

"Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself."
-Bhagavad Gita
Taylor Rose Worden
Taylor Rose Worden

Taylor Rose Worden

After spending the last decade cultivating a regular yoga practice, Taylor Rose is passionate about sharing her experience and supporting others on their journey. Taylor Rose hopes to become a catalyst for change by creating a safe and loving space for personal exploration. She believes we are a physical embodiment of the sacred source, and our purpose is to not only witness, but to participate in the inexhaustible celebration we call life. By utilizing the power of breath control, Taylor Rose strives to help others reach new levels of awareness and appreciation for the magic and mystery of our world, both internally and externally.