KIM

KIM

Teacher

A former professional ballet dancer, Kim was drawn to yoga’s therapeutic properties over ten years ago when she rediscovered her relationship with her body through yoga. Kim has been teaching in the Denver area since 2012 and has quickly skyrocketed as an emerging teacher leading public workshops and trainings for yoga teachers and health and wellness professionals. 

im specializes in Adaptive Yoga.  She is keenly aware of how yoga transforms the body and mind, opens the heart and soothes the spirit. She seeks to make the tremendous healing properties of yoga accessible to all.  Infused with themes on spirituality and energy work, Kim is interested in using the physical practice as a gateway to a deeper connection with the subtle body. 

im sees beyond the body to the energy within waiting to be released.  Participants learn how to live with more ease and relief, less pain and struggle.

BRAD

BRAD

Teacher

I am honored and privileged to share the gift of yoga with Colorado Veterans. My first yoga training occurred in 2012 in Austin, Texas with Off the Mat Into the World®, an international non-profit organization dedicated to bridging yoga and activism. In 2014, I began my study of yoga with Janet Stone in San Francisco, California. Today the integration of asana, meditation, mantra and devotion guide my life and teaching. I believe that the best yoga teachers remain students. I am committed  to a strong personal practice. You will likely find me practicing next to you in a class or assisting my teachers and mentors here in Colorado or on the road.

CHRIS

CHRIS

Veteran, Teacher

Christopher Jennings, Ed.D is a Yogi, RYT 200, who wants to help people become better learners, enhance the creative process and overcome trauma caused by stress. He is a Veteran of the US Army having served in Panama during Operation Just Cause and during Operation Desert Storm. He earned his terminal degree at the University of Wyoming for Instructional Technologies. Chris completed his Yoga Teacher Training certification and he practices regularly at Asana Yoga Studio in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado. Finally, Chris is an Associate Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication where he successfully integrates meditation practices into his course materials to help with his student's study practice, paper writing and creativity.

LAUREN

LAUREN

Teacher

Lauren began practicing yoga in 2012 while living in Detroit. She moved to Denver in 2013 and began a more regular, and consistent practice. The practice of yoga helped her maintain strength and balance on and off the mat. Lauren has worked as an ICU nurse for 6 years, and is currently obtaining her Master's degree in psychiatric nursing. She is interested in the way yoga can change the brain, and make a positive impact on behavioral patterns. Despite the complexity of neurologically based changes that occur when practicing yoga, Lauren emphasizes the simplicity of using breath and movement to simply feel better. Lauren believes that real change can, and does, happen on the mat if you are consistent. Her goal is to guide you in a safe, challenging, and enjoyable practice for all levels and abilities!

AMY

AMY

Teacher, Board Member

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; 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.

BRET

BRET

Veteran, Teacher

Being a veteran himself and understanding the discomfort some people feel walking into a yoga studio, Bret is a natural fit for teaching to veterans. His belief that yoga is a gift that should be taken to and shared with people make his class a welcoming and safe environment for people who otherwise might not try yoga. Bret’s classes offer a challenging yet not too strenuous combination of breath and movement that is easily adapted to all experience levels. Combining his knowledge of yoga, military lingo and humor make his classes a fun and enjoyable experience. Bret currently teaches regularly at the Golden VA and VFW Post 1 and he is always looking for new places and new faces to teach. 

DAN

DAN

Veteran, Teacher, Board Member

Dan is a Navy veteran who served in the Gulf War.  After active duty, and a short time in the private sector, he began a career in federal law enforcement.  If you told him at that time he would enjoy yoga, certainly his reaction would not have been positive.  However, one morning while lifting weights with a friend, they put a yoga program on in the background.  In between sets, he tried a few poses and couldn’t believe standing still could be so challenging. Due to chronic back pain, he decided to give yoga a try. Dan practiced yoga off and on, primarily on his own, for about fifteen years.  After moving to Denver two years ago, he joined VFW Post 1 and began practicing yoga there.  He discovered an inviting and fun atmosphere. Over time, he decided to become a teacher and serve his fellow vets. Dan’s spirit of yoga is enjoyment and celebration, so his classes are lighthearted and relaxed. He invites you to try yoga a few times like he did.  Perhaps you will experience the many benefits as well.

JANNELL

JANNELL

Teacher

Jannell relocated to the Front Range area in2014. She has taught a variety of styles of yoga for more than fifteen years. She has been trained in medically-based yoga therapy. She works with people who have experienced trauma and injury who are now in VA hospitals and other healing facilities. She strives to obtain the state of mind, including thought, action, feeling and speech that is totally dedicated to others. Teaching yoga is a passion and a calling which is one pathway to achieving this. When you meet Jannell on or off the mat, you know that you have met someone who has suffered and survived and she offers that determination and inner kindness to her students.