Our Teachers

 
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Katherine "Kitty" Moore

Katherine "Kitty" Moore has been teaching Yoga full time for 21 years and she's devoted to her students and her teachers.
She's the owner and director of The Hidden Yoga Studio in Niwot, CO, and Sadhana West Teacher Training and Yoga Immersions.
She holds a 200-hour certification from The Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Amherst, Massachusetts. She's studied ISHTA Yoga with Alan Finger, Sanskrit with Manorama, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hansen Lasater and Yoga Spirit with Kim Valeri from YogaSpirit Studios. Kitty has completed her 500-hour training in Para Yoga with her current teacher, Rod Stryker with whom she's been studying for 14 years.  She was initiated into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2004 and continues her studies with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait from the Himalayan Institute.  
As a wife and mother of four, she knows the importance of a sense of humor and she brings it to class and to her workshops.
Kitty teaches public classes, and is available for private yoga or Four Desires sessions. Kitty is a Para Yoga Certified Four Desires trainer and holds regular workshops at The Hidden Yoga Studio. Send Kitty an email here.


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Rory Cooper

Rory is a life long athlete. Movement has always been his method of connecting and finding flow. Though, after college injuries led to imbalances, and imbalances led to inactivity and further injury. Rory knew with an achy, stiff, imbalanced body before the age of 30, he was in for rough 50s. Rory first fell into yoga through hot yoga and knew immediately the day after his first class, “well, I will be doing yoga the rest of my life”, “it saved my job and my body”. Yoga became Rory’s medicine, it is the nonnegotiable physical activity he has used to listen to and heal himself. He believes by listening to oneself and knowing oneself that you can access answers that already reside in you; ultimate truths. Movement for healing, embodiment for knowledge, empowerment through practice is the physical practice of yoga to Rory. Yoga helps provide so much more than physical benefits, and it is the benefits off the mat which are truly surprising. The first step in realizing the benefits off the mat, is to check-in, not check-out by showing up.

“There is no Wealth but Life” – John Ruskin
"Whether healing from the desk job, recovering from the mountain or just clearing your head there are few investments better than your health; mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually." - Rumi

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Temple Hay

Temple, is a RYT­ Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, and is certified through the Seva Teacher Training, at Yoga Pod in Boulder. She lovingly infuses her classes with meditation, pranyama (intentional breath), asana (postures), dristi (disciplined gazing), and bandas (energy locks) with the timeless ancient yoga teachings in vinyasa, flow sequences that build strength, focus, balance, flexibility, and calm.
Committed to the healing arts and wellness, Temple is a 1996 graduate of Goddard College in Vermont, with a BA in Healing Arts, and of Boulder College of Massage Therapy, certified in 1999. She is an advanced massage therapist, with over 8,000 hours of practice, a leader in the spa industry as a therapist, educator, and manager. Temple enjoys spending time relaxing at home with her son Aidan, their two cats, family, and friends. She is passionate about sharing yoga and how it can transform your living experience. Knowing that body, mind, and spirit are one, be prepared to explore, challenge, and radiate your divine being in her classes. All levels are welcome and encouraged. For more information on Temple  www.utopia.massagetherapy.com


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Kevin Flynn

Kevin came to yoga at a small gym in 2012 after a series of injuries that kept him from competitive sports. After a quick recovery, Kevin began practicing yoga regularly and noticed his anxiety and back pain subside.
In 2015, deciding he wants to share Yoga with his friends and family in Indiana, he becomes RYT-200 certified at Arjuna Yoga in Aspen, CO. After teaching in Indiana for a year, his love for Colorado brought him back to Longmont.
Yoga has taught Kevin self-discipline, self-reflection and non-competitiveness. While Kevin enjoys all yogic practices, he specializes in Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative.
Kevin believes yoga is about progress, not perfection. Wherever we are on our path, there is a practice that fits each individual.
When he is not teaching, you'll find him snowboarding, hiking and biking.


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Allie Geer

Allie began her practice of yoga in 2006, after she was involved in a traumatic car accident. She found that alternative medicine, yoga and meditation was an excellent way to handle pain both physically and emotionally. In 2012 she completed a 200 hour intensive teacher training program at Samahita Retreat Center in Koh Samui, Thailand with Stephen Thomas.
Allie became pregnant in early 2013 at which point she began looking for complementary practices. She completed an 85 hour prenatal training with Sue Elkind. The journey through pregnancy and birth brought her the closest to her practice. Allie is currently enrolled in the 1000 hour advanced teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine. Allie specializes in one on one private therapeutic sessions, myofascial release, and pre/post natal yoga.
Yoga has become a lifestyle choice for Allie and brings much happiness and joy to her daily life. It is her hope to be of service and to share this experience with others through her classes, teacher trainings, private sessions, and workshops. Allie currently teaches in Colorado.
For more information you can visit her website: www.alliegeeryoga.com


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Mary Hoppe

Mary has been practicing yoga since 1982. It is the foundation for all aspects in her life. She has studied many types of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Bikram, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini. She has a strong background in dance and is a professional dancer.
She uses a hands-on approach to help guide her students to reach their full potential. She invites you to come from a relaxed place, finding grace and beauty in your yoga practice.
In 2008 she attended a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program with Dana Julius and also a Level 1 Certification with Core Power Yoga. Currently, she has continued her training with Stacie and Sara at Odyssey Yoga.  
You can see more at Mary's website www.yogadancearts.com.


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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda has been practicing yoga on and off for most of her life starting when she was 14, but it wasn’t until after she graduated university that she really found yoga. Or, as she likes to say, yoga found her. It came to her at a crossroads in life and she grabbed on. Her daily practice helped her through many difficulties and has taught her skills to pursue positivity in life.
Amanda studied with Katherine Moore and received her RYT 200 from Sadhana West in 2016, as well as 15hour restorative teacher training with Jennie Rindler. She is also a certified personal trainer with NASM. She believes that yoga is a practice for the mind, and that attention to movement, the body, and breath is what allows us to explore internally. She teaches a slow balanced flow that is saturated in stretching, feeling, and observing. While still “feeling the burn,” her mischievous attitude coming out.
She believes yoga is a practice both on and off the mat. It is to be cultivated and carried out through daily life. Her intention is to spread positivity through laughter and kindness, encouraging the elimination of negativity. One of her many mottos is, “we do not laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh.”
When she is not teaching, you will find her travelling (born and raised in Canada, as well as lived in Hong Kong), skiing, swimming, or practicing Kung Fu.


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Juliet "Jules" Casso

It was love at first pose for Juliet and her practice. She found it challenging, fun, relaxing, and was greatly ignited by all the beautiful poses she had seen other yogis doing. Juliet dove deep into her practice, and would sometimes go to class twice a day, 7 days a week; but it wasn't until a trip to Thailand, that Juliet realized teaching was the path of yoga she was meant to take. After signing up for a silent meditation retreat, the monk Juliet  was studying under, asked if she would lead the rest of the students in a short 30 minute yoga practice. Even after explaining she was not a yoga teacher, the monk insisted. Unable to say no to this joyful, smiling monk, Juliet led the rest of the group into sun salutations and light stretching. After this impromptu class, Juliet was overwhelmed with the positive responses from the students. It was in that moment that Juliet discovered, teaching yoga was her calling.
Juliet received her 200 hour yoga certification in Longmont, CO, and has been teaching, sharing, practicing and loving every second of it ever since. With a deep appreciation for the discipline and dedication of ashtanga yoga, and the freedom and dance like movement of vinyasa style flows, Juliet will be sure to challenge her students to uncover their deepest expressions. Giving them the freedom to fully embrace what their bodies are wanting in each moment.
Outside of yoga, you can find Juliet making elixirs and playing with crystals, hiking the beautiful Colorado terrain, trying to play guitar, delving deep into poetry, and hanging out with her two crazy kids.  

"Keep walking, though there is no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances, that's not for human beings. 
Move within, but don't move the way fear makes you move."- Rumi

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Lorna Bennett

Lorna is a teacher, speaker, coach, and change consultant passionate about personal growth and transformation. She celebrates people turning themselves ON - mentally, physically and spiritually - to live their Passion and Purpose through Freedom and Connection.
She is an experienced Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, motivational speaker, published writer, personal life coach, organizational change facilitator, and mother of three children (five if you include fur-babies!) Her teaching style offers inspiring, theme-focused classes with a precise focus on Mindfulness, Meditation, and optimal alignment from the inside-out.
From 2012 to 2016 Lorna worked with THE DAILEY METHOD international franchise as a studio owner and as designated "CSO" (Chief Spiritual Officer) - introducing Mindfulness trainings for studio owners and teachers. She worked closely with founder Jill Dailey to implement alignment principle guidelines for the brand, mentor studio owners, and enhance teacher training resources across the franchise. She holds a Master's Degree in Education, and undergraduate degrees in Journalism and English.
As a teacher, Lorna empowers individuals to feel passionate, purposeful, free, and inspired to engage deeply in their lives, and to serve their highest calling.
Lorna is the Co-Founder of Week of Zen™ - Finding Zen with 7 Days of Guided Meditation: https://weekofzen.com


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Aubrey Davis

Aubrey is a seeker. The word has permeated every aspect of her life. Since childhood, she has had a love of learning and a hunger for the unknown. In her adult life, Aubrey has been practicing yoga for about 8 years. She fell in love with the connection cultivated in a yoga practice; a connection not only with herself, but with all living things.
Aubrey received her 200 Hour Yoga Certification in March 2016 in Longmont, CO. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to help students learn the wonders of their own body and being, nurturing courage and self love. Besides yoga, Aubrey loves to ride dual sport motorcycles, read poetry and literature, scribble in journals and notebooks, and continually tries to draw inspiration from the natural world.
Aubrey grew up in and around New England, but has called Colorado home since 2007.

“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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Sarah Humphrey

A mother, a wife, a teacher, a healer.
Sarah is on a path of transforming and healing herself, and sharing her cultivated experience and knowledge to any who are open and interested.  Over the years Sarah has experienced, studied, and trained in many different movement and healing modalities, including pilates, gyrotonic, gyrokenisis, yoga, and shamanic healing. 
She offers both private sessions and classes, in which she seeks to guide others into a more consciously embodied presence of the physical through the development of breath and alignment awareness, while building greater strength and flexibility. 
A session or class with Sarah may include yoga, pilates, dynamic movement, yin and/or restorative poses, breath awareness, and hands-on adjustments or healing.  When teaching, Sarah is guided by the energy that is alive and present in the room, making each session or class intuitive and unique. 
Sarah’s great passion is to be both student and teacher, that she may continue to grow and learn, while inspiring and guiding others to experience a true, authentically embodied self for a more joyful, empowered, and free life; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Sarah’s motto:
REMEMBER *  TRANSFORM  *  HEAL
- Be Who You Are -

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Janice Shayne

Janice has been involved in dance and the performing arts since she was five years old and has spent much of her life either in dance studios, on and in the ocean, or running / revitalizing companies and organizations. She is especially fond of working with the Arts, non-profits, and wellness organizations.
Like many of us, she has experienced what it's like to face the challenges of a serious car accident, threatening health and social issues, sports injuries and more, and to emerge stronger and with a more compassionate and deeper understanding of life for it.
As a graduate of the Sadhana West Yoga 200 RYT under Katherine Moore, Janice brings to her classes a unification of mind, body and spirit, with dharma talks, attention to a nuanced practice with an intelligent approach to body mechanics, and a grounded and intentional teaching style. Her goal is to help those who come to her classes to develop into physically strong yogis, with powerful presences and clear intentions to take off the mat and into life. Everyone and all levels are welcome!


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Jamie Epstein

“Paths are many, truth is one,” goes the saying. Jaimie’s journey for truth began for real in 2007, when she ditched her career in journalism and decided that she just had to share the transformative experience that is Jivamukti Yoga with others. Then, after teaching at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City, she ditched the cacophony of the big city for the near-silence of Boulder in 2010.
Jaimie’s classes — known for their juicy sequencing, eclectic play lists, laser-like alignment cues and sublime hands-on assists — inspire students to dive more deeply into their own hearts so that they can connect more deeply to everyone and everything around them, so that they can, well, experience Yoga.
For Jaimie, one of the best parts of being a teacher is being a forever student. Besides being a bit of a Sanskrit geek, she studies harmonium and Indian Classical music and takes advantage of every opportunity she can to study with master teachers from all lineages. She feels blessed to be able to keep plumbing the depths of her own practice, her own joy and the soul of the world in order to offer up the treasures she uncovers to her students.
An Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Jaimie is humbled by the responsibility of carrying on the Jivamukti lineage. She bows at the lotus feet of her courageous and innovative gurus Sharon Gannon and David Life, and hopes to come always as an empty cup before them and to do honor to their teachings.


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Nicky Bienstock

Nicky has been teaching yoga since 2012.  She found yoga in her teenage years as a relief for the chronic pain and illness she faced. She found her path in the healing arts and later became a Reiki Master and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has her own approach to healing called Homeostatic Restoration Therapy™ in which she helps her clients develop systems of self-care and self-regulation. Whether in a private session or public class, with a heavy emphasis on pranayama, integration, and restoration, Nicky's intelligently guided method will lead you home to your own body.  For more information, visit nickybienstock.com 


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Liz Swan

Liz has been practicing yoga for over ten years, and teaching yoga since 2008 when she earned her 200-hour Hatha Yoga certification at the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram in Boulder. Her own personal practice is influenced by Iyengar yoga and its emphasis on proper alignment to allow for maximum opening and release in the body. She also enjoys the slow, deliberate sequencing in Anusara and Tantra yoga and has had spectacular teachers in all of these traditions.
Liz's classes allow students to go deep within and experience the calming and centering benefits of yoga. Her students learn to be patient with themselves while holding challenging poses for several breaths, and are always rewarded with a well-earned, relaxing and restorative sivasana (final resting pose).
Jessie is grateful to all whom she has encountered on this wild yoga journey, but is especially grateful to her teachers: Gilli Axel, Susan Steiner, Jeffrey Scios and Cheryl Deer.


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Jessie Fliss

Jessie's yoga journey began in 2008 when she walked into the "wrong" exercise room at the gym. 90 vigorous minutes later of barely being able to touch her toes while listening to sequences in the foreign language of Sanskrit, she was hooked. Yoga was the best 'mistake' that ever happened to this Jersey girl.
After regularly practicing under her Jivamukti teachers in NYC and NJ, Jessie decided to receive her teacher training with the hopes of inspiring and challenging others, as she had the great fortune to have had herself.
In 2012, Jessie completed her 200 hour certification at Lotus Yoga in NJ and moved to Colorado shortly after. Influenced by Jivamukti style and the vibrant sounds and colors of NYC, her teachings ignite awareness of the inner self through a playful, upbeat class setting with energetic music. When she's not on her mat, Jessie can be found hiking with her pups and husband, and running her yoga-inspired dog treat business.
Jessie is grateful to all whom she has encountered on this wild yoga journey, but is especially grateful to her teachers: Gilli Axel, Susan Steiner, Jeffrey Scios and Cheryl Deer.