Kaity Rose, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Kaity Rose is the founder of Wild Earth Yoga Therapy and co-owner of LC Yoga in Loveland, Colorado. In addition to teaching yoga, Kaity works privately with clients suffering from anxiety and chronic pain.
Kaity guides her students in deepening the connection between body and mind. She specializes in trauma-informed yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and functional movement therapy.
Andrea Crowl, E-RYT500
As a yoga teacher, Andrea understands that yoga is ever evolving because we are ever-evolving beings. She believes that yoga meets us where we are, in whatever phase of life. Each time we go to our mat, it is a reset button that offers new perspectives. It was this ever-evolving curiosity about the practice that initially led Andrea into a teacher training program, where she further studied the playful, power of vinyasa yoga. Andrea began practicing yoga in 2001 when she found a need to have a counter-balance to running. In 2004 she completed her 200hr certification and began teaching right away. Andrea has always felt a deep connection to movement and is passionate about sequencing and dance-like power of vinyasa classes. She infuses her classes with steady balance of breath and movement, allowing for a slow and strong practice that eliminates stagnant patterns and energy and creates new grooves in the body and mind.
Outside of the yoga studio Andrea loves running and having a dance party with her daughters Ruby and Sadie .
Ange Stopperan, E-RYT500
Ange is a yoga and meditation teacher, she is a yoga inspired life coach and mentor to yoga teachers. She blends deeply integrated alignment principles with fluid vinyasa, creating a practice full of intention and self-cultivated strength with purposeful moments of pause and reflection. She encourages her students to embody their practice in the most authentic way. Ange is inspired by nature and the energy we bring and receive in each interaction. She incorporates the elements and energetic channels into her teachings creating space for her students to connect within. Her yoga and meditation practices have supported and helped her shift through life’s transitions; always serving as a reminder of the importance of self love, acceptance, compassion, and the power of connection. In 2012 Ange left the corporate world to pursue her passion of yoga. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Graham Fowler at Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta, GA. She completed her 300-hour advanced teacher training with Gina Caputo at the Colorado School of Yoga in Boulder, Colorado in early 2016. Ange is also a certified paddle board yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2012. She’s mentored 200-hour teacher trainings and lead multiple paddle board yoga teacher trainings. She is a mentor to yoga teachers who are looking to find their voice and clear direction on how to create their career path. She has implemented her 14 years of experience in marketing and advertising to help yoga teachers create their ideal business and tools for success. Ange is also a yoga inspired life coach who helps her clients connect with their inner self and intuition, through yoga, breathwork, meditation and coaching. She’s worked with students one on one and in group settings for over 7 years. She loves being able to help her students connect with their true path and shine their light to serve their purpose here in this lifetime. Ange currently lives in Northern Colorado with her husband, son and dog Finn. She’s excited to be a part of the Loveland Community!
Ena Rodriguez, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, iRest® Teacher
A full time yoga therapist, Ena has been teaching since 2000, her initial years in LA and Orange County. She owns Treetop Yoga Therapy, a private practice in Fort Collins since 2011. Ena’s specialty is trauma recovery, surgery and injury rehab and chronic pain. She has had past and presents contracts with InnerBalance addiction recovery center, Cheyenne and Fort Collins Veterans Affairs, Larimer County Victims Advocacy and Adolescent Diversion Programs, Alzheimer’s Association, among others. She has trained teachers in 200, 300 and 1200 hour programs statewide as well as Colorado psychotherapists. She holds a certificate in iRest® Yoga Nidra, a neuro-mindfulness protocolused by the military since 2006. Mother to two fabulous children, her youngest teen still home, her teaching style is humorous, accessible and always based deeply on personal experience.
Katie Ward, RYT500
Katie is currently in her third year of a four-year Yoga Therapy program at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala, in Denver. The Program consists of 1200 hours of education. Her teacher, Hansa Knox, studied for decades in the Kripalu tradition with a beautiful and deep knowledge of yoga and unmatched ability to communicate her understanding to her fortunate students. Katie has been teaching a variety of small group classes for six years and enjoys developing classes for specific needs. Katie says that she has been lucky enough to work with the same students for years. The best part of what she does is observe their transformation through fluid and graceful movement. More importantly, a shift in their energy and spirit. The mental, emotional and spiritual transformation is really what moves and inspires.
Kristen Lassater, E-RYT500
Kristen is an E-RYT 500 (certified by Jason Crandell in 2017), but has primarily taught Vinyasa yoga since 2009 and was initially attracted to this discipline due to connection of breath with movement of the body. However, she is also trained in hot yoga, yoga with weights, TRX, Yin/restorative yoga & pre natal yoga as well as guided meditation and chanting. Her strengths as an instructor include being able to teach clarity of asanas (poses) with in any size class, offering different modifications/intensifications for different levels of practitioners, and educating students on postural alignment with an intention to never make yoga appear intimidating. She places emphasis on making an individual's yoga practice one's own and encourages students to take their practice to a level in which they feel safe, yet challenged.
Cheryl Kagan, RYT-500
Cheryl Kagan is an RN with many years experience, which she often draws upon in working with her students. She has been teaching Yoga for 9 years and has been committed to her personal practice for over 18 years.
Cheryl is trained in the Viniyoga tradition. She is certified at the 500 Hour level with Yoga Alliance and has completed advanced training in several areas including: Yoga for Chronic Pain, Cancer & Autoimmune Disorders, Yoga for Back Health, Yoga for Emotional Disorders, Prenatal Yoga, and Chanting & Mantra. Cheryl is also an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach and offers balancing and healing Ayurvedic Treatments.
Cheryl’s classes welcome everyone to a Yoga practice so they may discover their most authentic Self and personal fulfillment through Yoga. Through an engaging synthesis of asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation, and yoga philosophy, Cheryl offers an accessible and compassionate class available to everyone regardless of age, body type or physical ability. Cheryl is available for private consultations.
Tammy Black, E-RYT500, YACEP
Tammy began her journey as a yoga teacher over 25 years ago and in that time has logged more than 30,000 teaching hours. Her training includes traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, Meditation, Yoga NIdra and trauma Informed practices. Tammy teaches classes that build a strong foundation, allowing what you learn on the mat to be taken off the mat as well. Her classes combine the physical practice of yoga with meditation and inspiring affirmations with the intent to strengthen not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
“I have been blessed to have my knowledge and growth nurtured by many great teachers. I hope to pass on the practice of yoga in its purest form and share with my students the gifts that yoga has given to me. Yoga encourages us to approach our lives with understanding and grace. This is what I have experienced and this is what I teach…”
Melanie Lighthouser, E-RYT
Melanie Lighthouser has been exploring and learning about the body since 2001. In 2004, she graduated from the 230 hour yoga teacher training program at the Asheville Yoga Center under master teacher, Stephanie Keach. www.youryoga.com After a year in Charleston SC, where she completed her massage therapy licence, Melanie returned to the mountains of western NC and opened her first studio in 2006, BE FREE Yoga & Dance. After two and a half years, her dance teacher partner relocated, and Melanie opened The BE FREE Center in a new location. The BE FREE Center had multiple massage therapists and yoga teachers and was open for another two years before Melanie got the heart calling to return to her hometown, Ft. Collins CO, to be near family and find the next incarnation of BE FREE. BE FREE Healing immerged in the spring of 2013 and shortly there after Melanie met Daniel Donovan, with whom she co-created the Transformational Breathwork experience.
Kacee Simpson, RYT
Kacee can usually be found dancing around her house with her son born Feb 2018, hiking trails or spending time laughing and smiling with her family, friends and students. She started her practice when she was 10 but didn't settle in to formal practice until College when she was forced to slow down due to a running injury. She fell in love, felt more like herself and was healed enough to run again. She has been teaching Yoga since 2014 and has taught many other modalities of movement including Strength Training, Long Distance Running, Movement Specialization, Dance, Bootcamps and SUP Yoga. Yoga not only healed her physical injuries (which there are many) but it has also helped her shed anxiety and recover and manage her autoimmune disorders. Movement and connection are her jam. So you will definitely be finding yourself re-enlightened to you awareness of how everything is connected and how movement can be therapy in her classes. Expect to be challenged, but also greatly supported for she knows how strong you are for making it here in life and she is here to encourage you to find your authenticity, strength, healing, and true self so you can continue to move toward the quality of life you want.
Stephanie Lonon, RYT-200 & LMT
Hello! I’m Stephanie. I’m a yoga teacher, a massage therapist, sound practitioner, photographer, cat mama and lover of cloudy weather.
I’ve been practicing yoga since 2000, and around 2006 I found meditation. In 2011 I completed my first 200 hour certification in Viniyoga. Since that time I’ve completed a second 200 hour certification, and am slowly chipping away at my 300 hour certification.
Looking back, my decision to teach yoga was paramount to everything that’s followed. It fully changed my game and my relationship to it. It’s enabled me to find, hear and share my voice. It’s encouraged me to slow down to better see, feel and trust the process of the constant onward movement of life. It’s cultivated the exploration of my own definition of devotion, self-compassion and patience. It is my intention to pass along these nuggets of growth and self reliance to my students through breath, movement and willingness.
When the mind calms, the body is at peace. When the body is at peace, the mind calms. You are the creator. Look for kindness and patience within.
Ashley Jackson, RYT200.
I was born and raised in Loveland Colorado. While working in Fort Collins I became close with the owners of Elan Yoga and Fitness. I then began to take classes and eventually enrolled in their training program to become and instructor. Yoga continue to challenge me and empowers me to be mindful on and off of my mat. In 2013 I received my 200 hour certification from Elan Yoga. I began teaching Kids Yoga, Hot Yoga, and eventually Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin Yoga. I have continued to teach these classes as well as continuing my growth and training to better understand different techniques and ways to teach the children in a world short on physical fitness and positive environment. I am a true kid at heart and I wanted the ability to share that with adults as well as a strong desire for physical fitness therefore I began teaching adult classes. My broad experience in classes allows me to lead others through movements that help the body and mind grow.
Laurel Johnson, RYT-200
Laurel Johnson is a student studying art and dance at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She lives in Loveland with her family and Leo, their Great Pyrenees.
Laurel began dancing when she was three years old and took her first yoga class in 2014 with her mother. Laurel was introduced to Aerial movement at a dance studio in 2017 and since then has spent her free time training and dreaming of flying. Laurel enjoys connecting her dance background with yoga and fitness. Aerial yoga is her favorite way to work harder and stretch deeper.
Amanda Brooks, RYT-200
Amanda found yoga as a stress relief during graduate school almost 10 years ago and has never looked back. She uses yoga and movement to explore her strength as a woman and mother. Her classes are lighthearted and a little funky but strive to uncover the power and confidence that comes to the surface when we let go. Outside of the studio, Amanda works in water quality, chases two young boys, loves to climb, and enjoy live music.
Kim Smarr. ERYT-200
Kim's journey began in 2005 when she needed something to bring order to her chaotic life. She has 4 amazing, unique, challenging children who were the catalyst for her to seek more balance…enter yoga.
Kim knew, when yoga began to heal her heart and her relationship with herself, and the impact it had on her family, that she was going to teach this practice. In 2008 she journeyed to Rishikesh, India to embark on her initial 200 hour teacher Training. Kim began teaching regularly in Johnstown in 2008. She has led workshops on alignment, restoration, and chakras in surrounding cities as well as international Yoga retreats to Costa Rica and Mexico, Hawaii (Peru is next in February 2017). She has guest starred in 6 episodes of Yoga Today.com and taught privates to individuals and large corporations like New Belgium Brewery. She has over 300hours of additional advanced teacher training and over 3000 teaching hours. She has continued her studies with Master Teacher Jeanie Manchester in Boulder, CO.
Kim’s classes will be full of alignment and modification. She prides herself on her teaching range. She can teach chair yoga, advanced yoga, and anything in between. She likes to challenge students but feels a solid foundation is the best approach to keep the practice sustainable for a lifetime. More than anything, what makes her classes unique is her ability to weave the tantric heart philosophy into the theme of the class. You will hear her tell you time and again, “The poses are all gimmicks to get you here! Yoga is truly about the breath, your hearts alignment, prana (energy), mental clarity, and all the other unseen parts of you. Touching your toes doesn’t matter if you leave and feel defeated or less than…what are you learning about your patterns, your mental dialogue, your knee jerk reactions to things that are challenging? Those answers are truly the practice.” She is adamant that she is not a group fitness instructor. She is not concerned about your “physical fitness” she has been called to teach physical alignment, mental alignment and heart/spirit alignment. All 3 of these things are interwoven and require attention when you are seeking true transformation.
"Yoga is not for everyone…it is only for those ready for change."
Elena Beltron, RYT-200
Elena received her 200 RYT certification in May of 2016 through Front Range Community College and ever since then she’s been delving further into the ancient art of yoga. Her decision to complete yoga teacher training was a serendipitous, pivotal moment in her life, which ignited a passion for yoga that she hopes to share with others. She discovered that the subtle synchronicities of life’s ebb and flow can be reflected within your yoga practice and that awareness is a key component that she wishes to pass on to her students. Her classes are for all types of students; whether you are just beginning or more experienced, whether you’re looking for physical or spiritual benefits, she teaches classes that will encompass all. She loves to teach a true integration of all styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative. You might even encounter some other traditional Eastern forms of moving meditation like Qigong intertwined within her flows. As a devoted life-long learner, Elena fell in love with yoga because of the infinite lessons it can impart physically, mentally, and spiritually, and she invites you to try the same. Outside of class Elena is an avid outdoors person who loves to hike, rock climb, and read books underneath trees.
KAthy Rhodes, RYT-200
Kathy teaches from the heart! Her goal is to make yoga accessible to all, and to empower practitioners to listen to their bodies, and do what's right for them.
She loves teaching beginners to assist in establishing a foundation through explaining safe alignment and transitions, demonstrating modifications, demystifying yoga terms, learning breath awareness, finding calm, inspiring confidence, and personal enjoyment!
Kathy has been practicing for 10 years. Her journey began with a doctor's recommendation to help relieve stress and pain. She understands the fear and intimidation that can be associated with starting a practice, and strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment. PS: sometimes this involves chocolate!
Lauren Jordan, RYT-200
Lauren has been a student of yoga for 12 years. In June, 2012 she completed her 200 hour yoga certification and started teaching immediately. She loved yoga from a young age and initially joined teacher training to understand more about the human body and how yoga could help heal her. Yoga training was the start of her journey into holistic health and after completing her B.S. in Integrative Therapeutic Practice; she now studies Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She enjoys integrating her knowledge of TCM and restorative yoga and inversions in vinyasa yoga classes.
Outside of teaching, she loves spending time with her son and husband, traveling by road, seeing new places, cooking, reading books and going to school. A student for life.
Tami Anderson, RYT200
Tami discovered yoga and it's life changing benefits after years of falling prey to the false assumption that it would be impossible for her to practice as she felt she was the MOST inflexible and UN-athletic human alive. Just for perspective, during her flexibility test for her gym, she could barely reach her knees in a forward fold. At this point, the gracious trainer suggested trying a yoga sculpt class just to get an introduction in a setting that was more familiar to her at that time (weights). She felt the awesome burn of sculpt and was immediately hooked. She inquired about how to learn more and followed her favorite yoga instructor to her 200 Hour Certification course at CorePower Yoga in Fort Collins in 2013. Here, she was immersed in hours of personal practice and introduced to breath work, alignment, asanas, philosophy and found meaningful community. Teacher training opened up a world of yoga that had so much to offer and so much more to learn that she spent the next several years soaking in her own personal practice and learning under a handful of phenomenal local teachers while she continued her own teacher training (Level 2, Extensions - practice teaching with coaching and Sculpt). She continues to hold a deep awareness of how much more there still is to learn - all of us, from one another, with yoga.
Through different seasons of life, injuries and stages, Tami has found yoga to be a deeply healing practice, a place for meaningful community and a space for mindfulness and centering.
In her classes, you will find encouragement to find your OWN authentic practice and expression of yoga, asanas, breath and movement, intentions, yoking of mind, spirit and emotions and to create space to find your edge for balance, healing and growth. She is honored to walk this journey alongside you.