OUR TEACHERS

Marco DiFerreira

Marco DiFerreira

Gentle Flow Yoga (Mondays at 5:30 pm) & Energy Flow Yoga (Tuesdays at 5:30 pm)

How has yoga and/or mindfulness impacted your life personally?

I was exposed to yoga and meditation when I was 13 years old. That changed my life forever. Yoga has helped me to live life more fully and to use the power of movement and breath and mindfulness towards physical and mental health!

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

I feel like I can help people to get out of their heads into their bodies to create a holistic way of life. When I see the eyes and peaceful state of mind of my yogi students after classes, it gives me. The assurance that I am on the right path!

What do you wish your students understood about you, or what you bring to your classes?

I try to meet people where they are physically, mentally and spiritually. I bring my enthusiasm for life and yoga. I also bring a message of positivity, focusing on the philosophies of yoga, mindfulness and the power of presence.

Who is your class for?

My classes are for all levels. There will be physicality, but I try to keep it simple and fun. I like to remind people that yoga is not about competition, but A reminder that we all can do amazing things! I also tried to keep it simple. All we need is yoga mat, a bottle of water and maybe a towel. Yoga Blocks are optional, but very helpful, even to the most advanced Yogi! I ask people to keep an open mind and respect their body. Yoga is not about “no pain, no gain “, but an opportunity to challenge ourselves to be better than we were yesterday!

Brianne Hovey

Brianne Hovey

Yin Yoga | Yoga Nidra Fridays at 12:00 pm

How has yoga and/or mindfulness impacted your life personally?

I came to yoga after recognizing that I never stretched, but I knew it was important. I began practicing 1-2 times per week. About nine months into my regular practice, I realized that my lung capacity had changed, I was feeling stronger, and I was processing grief all as a result of practicing yoga.
 

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

I am passionate about offering people time and space to relax into who they are without any need to impress anyone or explain themselves. I believe that forms of self care that are reflective and restful can be so valuable and I enjoy helping people feel better in their bodies, reduce stress, and feel connected.

What do you wish your students understood about you, or what you bring to your classes?

Students can expect a relaxed, beginner friendly approach to the yoga postures. Together we will set a group intention to gently open our hearts and minds by steadying the breath and welcoming embodied movement that requires no judgement or pressure to get it “right.”

Who are your classes for?

Everyone!

Lauren Luther

Lauren Luther

Gentle Flow Yoga (Mondays at 12 PM)

How has yoga and/or mindfulness impacted your life personally?

I found my first yoga class at a time of high anxiety and stress, when I needed to feel grounded in my body more than ever before. I fell in love with the physical practice of yoga first, and after graduating with a B.Sc in psychology, I decided to deepen my knowledge of yoga as well as somatic healing, so I enrolled in a trauma-informed teacher training program in Austin, TX. I soon realized the study and practice of yoga would be a lifelong pursuit on my personal road to wellness and has since committed to a daily practice.

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

Practicing mindfulness has “shyfted” the way I interact with others. Whenever I’m in a connected state of awareness I’m able to pause before I react negatively. What a gift! I can then take the time to reconsider perceived slights, and with consistent practice I’m able avoid entering that uncomfortable state of fight-or-flight. I know that when my heart is peaceful I can uphold my vision of peace for the world.

What do you wish your students understood about you, or what you bring to your classes?

Students can expect a relaxed, beginner friendly approach to the yoga postures. Together we will set a group intention to gently open our hearts and minds by steadying the breath and welcoming embodied movement that requires no judgement or pressure to get it “right.”

Who are your classes for?

Everyone!

Alexis McClain

Alexis McClain

Slow Flow for the Soul (Sundays)

How has yoga and/or mindfulness impacted your life personally?

Yoga and mindfulness have really helped me to ground myself. I was running on empty for a long time and deciding to pursue my 200 Hr was one of the best things that I could have done for myself at that time. It has opened me up to other spaces and taught me to care for myself in a different way: to slow down, to listen to my inner self and to take care of me. I was coping in very unhealthy ways and when I changed that it allowed me space to find other ways to cope with this crazy life and yoga and mindfulness have been my cornerstone. I am a constant student and for that I am always grateful.

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

I am all over the place to the outside eye, but everything that I do ties in together and at its most basic essence, as it’s centered around helping people be seen, be heard, and appreciated. My career at CU, my work in wellness, my community work all has that at its core. That drives me, and the different parts of my personality and my passion can be seen in each of these sectors and I can fully be that person, and I can show others that it is ok to be a multifaceted person. That it’s not “This OR That”; it’s I am “This AND That.” I am teaching myself to show up authentically so that others show up that way as well. That makes my soul sing!

What do you wish your students understood about you, or what you bring to your class?

I bring my love of music. I bring my jokes and ease. I bring that I am learning and will always be learning and that I love to share what I learn with others. I bring my fear and ego because I am human, and I bring my desire to help others find their peace, find their movement, and I do that with humor and grace.

Who should take your class?

Everyone!

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Poetry Workshops

How has mindfulness impacted your life personally?

Reading, writing and talking about poems always helps me build a bridge from my own life to the world around me. It helps me connect to the earth, to other people, to the divine, and to myself. Every day it saves me.

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

I love what happens when people come together and share poems–it’s thrilling. Heart-fueling. Mind-leaping. Life-affirming. We open each other’s eyes and ears and awarenesses. We push and nourish each other.

Who are your classes for?

I welcome anyone who wonders what poetry might have to offer them–and even those who don’t. I welcome all levels of experience, from published poets to those who don’t know what a stanza is. There is never any preparation. Just need to show up.

Melissa Winter

Melissa Winter

Mindful Vinyasa Flow

How has yoga and/or mindfulness impacted your life personally?

My yoga and mindfulness practice have had profound impacts on my personal life. Learning to step beyond how things look and go deeper into how things feel with mindfulness brings perspective and balance. Yoga and mindfulness practices have helped me cultivate equanimity and a sense of peace, even in the midst of instability.

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

Regular yoga practice has brought tremendous healing to me. The more I practice, the more I learn and the more I want to share this powerful practice with others. It is truly a gift and honor to be able to help others find freedom and release so they can move through life with more ease. 

What do you wish your students understood about you, or what you bring to your classes?

I have studied, practiced and taught yoga from a variety of lineages. My classes are a playful and intelligent fusion of movement and meditation in a safe environment with an invitation to cultivate a practice of growth, healing and peace on the mat and off.
   

Who is your class for?

Everyone!

Molly Woodhull

Molly Woodhull

Corporate Programs

How has yoga and/or mindfulness impacted your life personally?

Both meditation and yoga have really helped me find a sense of calm and groundedness within my everyday life. Before mindfulness meditation and yoga I found that I need to escape to the wilderness in order to feel calm. Now I know that sensation of calm and peace lives within me and I simply have to find my breath.

Why are you passionate about the type of work that you do?

I’m really passionate about providing people realistic ways to manage their every day lives. A lot of us have a lot going on. We feel overwhelmed, overworked, tired and stressed. If I can help just a few people learn that they have more power over their anxiety in their day to day life than they think they do I feel like I’ve made an impact. A lot of our lives ruminating about the past about the future and that makes us feel anxious, depressed, and unmotivated. So our breath can make a huge impact.

What do you wish your students understood about you, or what you bring to your classes?

A lot of people say they don’t know how to meditate or they can not make the mind stop. I get this but it’s not true. We are all meditators. I want to meet you where you are and find your meditation practice in your daily walks, in your workout regimen or when you make coffee in the morning. Bring mindfulness to the moments that you find joy in your every day life. I am all about accessibility to meditation, as we are all meditators!

Who is your class for?

All levels. Community and corporate.

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