Maj-Lis Delgado
Maj-Lis Delgado

Maj-Lis Delgado

Maj-Lis's yoga journey began in college when she was a Dance Major at the University of Northern Colorado. She fell in love with the artistic outlet that dance offered and feeling of exhilaration she got while performing on stage. In order to enhance her physical strength and flexibility she began to experiment with yoga and got more then she expected. Yoga offered a space where she could turn inward and explore the mental and physical treasures of herself. Years later after the birth of her daughter took a tool on her body, she found the tools to recover her strength in her local yoga class.

Maj-Lis's vision as a yoga teacher is to support and guide her students on their uniquely individual path while providing a sanctuary of peace for transformation and joy.
Anna Miller
Anna Miller

Anna Miller

Anna's began her yoga journey at the age of 16 when she was introduced to Bikram Yoga. She quickly realized at a young age that yoga was more than a physical practice, but also a place to find peace and stillness within herself. She became a regular practitioner of hot yoga until 2011 when she was introduced to vinyasa yoga at CorePower Yoga in Denver, Colorado. She fell in love with the community and all the benefits yoga brought into her life. After completing Power Yoga Teacher Training in 2012, she found her voice as a teacher and began her journey as a yoga instructor. She loves sharing the practice of yoga with others, being on the journey with those around her, and seeing the changes, the challenges, and the successes that others go through both on and off their mat. She is a lover of all things fitness and a mom of two wonderful little ones.
Ariella Lindstrom Futral
Ariella Lindstrom Futral

Ariella Lindstrom Futral

Ariella was born into yoga, with both parents being active practitioners of Hatha yoga and Tibetan Buddhism (her father taught yoga with Swami Satchidananda in India and the US). It wasn't until later in life that she realized the power and significance of yogic practice. After a decade of work in international human rights, she was facing serious burnout. It was yoga that changed everything: the healing power of yoga felt like coming home. Over the past ten years Ariella has had the opportunity to practice and study with some of the most notable yoga teachers in the world and for the past seven years she has been teaching in Stockholm, Sweden where she recently relocated back from. Her classes are dynamic and integrate Pranayama (breath work), creative sequencing, and deep Savasana, enhanced by incredible playlists. Ariella is known for her ability to make challenging asanas accessible and fun and enjoys playing with inversions, heart openers, and arm balances.

Ariella believes yoga is a practice that can change the world by enabling people to peel away the ego and learn how to cultivate true compassion for themselves and others. In many ways she sees yoga as an extension of her activism and understands that there is a direct link between wellbeing and our ability to make change in the world. Her goal is to support her students in tapping into their greatest self by helping them navigate the joy and pain that makes us human on and off the mat. She is skilled at supporting students in awakening their Prana (life force) and letting go of the 'stories' that can hold us back. She believes strongly in bringing yogic philosophy into her classes while maintaining a playful yet challenging class structure. As a yoga activist she has a strong commitment to her Seva (selfless giving) practice and holds Seva retreats internationally that allow students to support change in the world through the practice of yoga and giving back. Ariella is also certified in myofascial release massage and often brings myofascial release into her yin/resorative classes. She is currently studying 'Yoga for Self Regulation and Trauma' with Off the Mat and into the World.
Brit Hubbell
Brit Hubbell

Brit Hubbell

I casually attended yoga at different studios throughout the years and every time I thought to myself, "I really need to get into this!" It took a while, but with the support of coworkers I committed to a studio and started attending classes regularly. This is when I started to notice a true change both on and off the mat. Physically I was getting stronger and mentally I was able to handle stress and cope in ways I hadn't before. Not only was it special for me to experience my own transformation, but I also got to share a passion and hobby with people who supported me and vice versa. Yoga is truly my happy place where I can quiet my mind and just let it flow!

The opportunity to work with Yoga Pod is a dream come true! I am excited to welcome and encourage others, and I can't wait to support anyone and everyone who comes to experience their own yoga journey, whatever that may look like.

Outside of yoga, you can find me spending time with my husband, Matt, and two dogs, Chief and Ellie. I can frequently be spotted at breweries around town. If not there, look for me in my green and gold supporting the CSU Rams!
Brittany Anderson
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson

Brittany grew up in the beautiful Vail Valley and submerged herself in the many outdoor and cultural activities that the mountain community afforded her. She began her yoga journey in the seventh grade and continued to follow her passion throughout the years. Her journey led her to receive her Yoga Sculpt (2014) and 200-Hour certifications (2016), while completing her degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University. Brittany is known for bringing warmth, creativity and authenticity to her classes and aims to inspire others to embrace their potential and live life with a passion. She thrives off of her ability to bring people together and cultivates a sense of community, growth, and discovery within each of her classes. She encourages anyone interested in stepping on the mat, and having fun to join her and begin a journey of personal growth.

"Through yoga we transform ourselves, altering our perspectives on how we show up in the world and the world shows up for us. It is self-discovery and the continual practice of being a student that brings us closer to our deepest hearts calling."
Chellee Littlejohn
Chellee Littlejohn

Chellee Littlejohn

Chellee began a journey into Holistic Wellness in 2005 after first stepping foot into a yoga class. This experience marked a dramatic shift in her life and she fell deeply in love with the practice. It cultivated a new and powerful connectedness within her and it wasn't long before she had the desire to share this treasure with others, through teaching. The teacher training she completed in 2008 focused on Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga, along with Yogic philosophy and work with the 8 Limbed Path of Yoga. She fondly describes her teacher as an authentic Yogi with a gifted approach toward alignment and a knack for aiding students into connection with their Dharma (true life purpose). She has worked with many great teachers since then, learning the art of teaching a mindful, contemplative, and meditative practice. In the classroom, her goal is to create a fulfilling, judgement-free experience for people while on their mat and recognizes that time is reserved for growth and self care. She values Self Expression and seeks to uplift and empower her students to the idea that we have the ability to Live Vibrantly and Create the Life that we choose. Her teaching illustrates that Yoga is a tool used for personal expansion both on and off the mat. Chellee is the mother of two beautiful boys and is passionate about being in nature. She is also a Reike practitioner, Massage Therapist, and Wellness Advocate.
Emily Valerioti
Emily Valerioti

Emily Valerioti

Emily's love of fitness and movement began at the age of four in her first ballet class. She continued dancing throughout her life and fell in love with the mind/body connection that dance brought to her life. Her love of nature and sunshine sparked the move to Colorado in 2012 to attend school at Colorado State University for Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, and later on added a minor in Nutrition as she unearthed her passion for integrated health and wellness. Throughout college, Emily continued to explore different mediums of movement including running, CrossFit and Olympic Lifting.

In 2016, after a series of various medical issues, Emily channeled her dance roots and turned to yoga to help heal her mind, body and soul in a self-practice. Returning back to health and having discovered a new confident and inspired self, she made yoga a frequent part of her fitness regimen and self-care routine. Fueled by her own journey and her personal values of health and contribution, Emily became a certified personal trainer to help the community find joy in fitness and discover the path to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Emily is beyond excited and grateful for a new journey with YogaPod to continue to grow her practice while helping to cultivate a fitter and healthier community.

Outside of YogaPod, Emily is a personal trainer at Colorado State University's Campus Rec Center. She is also finishing up her degrees and soaking in every bit of Colorado she can. She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, swinging at the park, going on long walks and adventures, and wiping out down mountains on skiis in the winter (she's originally from Houston, Texas where "snow" does not really exist but once in a blue moon).
Gina Schoenbeck
Gina Schoenbeck

Gina Schoenbeck

Gina took her first yoga class in 2012 and was instantly hooked after experiencing the transformation yoga had on her physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She followed her passion to share yoga and it's benefits with others and, in May of 2014, completed a 200 hour power vinyasa training through Mindstream Yoga. She strives to make each class accessible to all levels, encouraging students to find their own personal edge. It is when you push yourself to your edge, stay and breathe through, that change happens. As a teacher she encourages students to be aware of natural patterns and habits on the mat, taking with them what they learn to use in life off the mat. She is passionate about music and brings that love to her yoga class. There is nothing better than a well deserved shavasana with some Pink Floyd playing in the background. She enjoys sharing and bringing into the class tidbits from whatever books she is reading...always striving to leave students with something to contemplate and use to fuel further growth. In May of 2017 she completed a yin yoga intensive. She is excited to continue learning and teaching more, through workshops, advanced trainings, and retreats.

A Chicago native who now calls Fort Collins home she is the mother of 3 active kids. When not practicing yoga, she is outdoors enjoying the beauty of Colorado, biking, hiking and doing other outdoor activities.
Gretchen Kontz
Gretchen Kontz

Gretchen Kontz

Gretchen is a dedicated and spirited 800-hour teacher bringing yoga to all practioners. She believes yoga is a lifelong companion allowing us to seek and peel away layers of our true self to live our lives with clear intention.

In 2011, Gretchen took her 200-hour teacher training at Elan Yoga, with an emphasis on vinyasa and hot. Shortly thereafter she began teaching Bikram style hot yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa classes. Hungry to take her teaching and practice to the next level, Gretchen took a 300-hour level training with Gina Caputo and the Colorado School of Yoga in 2014. This training launched Gretchen into strategically planning and implementing vinyasa flow classes. Most recently, Gretchen took a second 300-hour training though Inner Peace Yoga Therapy in Colorado Springs. Gretchen was able to dive deeper into the subtle body aspects of yoga and its therapeutic benefits.

Gretchen's classes are prepared with a powerful balance of creativity and purpose. There is a strong focus on breathwork, alignment and discovering inner strength.

When Gretchen is not on her mat she is spending time with family and friends, making malas, or taking advantage of all the wonderful things Colorado life has to offer.
Gwyn Tash
Gwyn Tash

Gwyn Tash

Gwyn is a well-known and sought-after yoga instructor in the Fort Collins community. With over a decade of experience, she completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in 2007 through the Shambhava School of Yoga, as well as three upper level Yoga Teacher Trainings and a Meditation Teacher Certification. She is currently close to completing her 500 E-RYT. Gwyn has taken classes from and is highly influenced by yoga greats such as Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Rusty Wells, Desikachar, Sean Corn, Baron Baptiste, and Kia Miller. Gwyn's classes are a powerful blend of athleticism, creativity, and mindfulness; they are regarded as challenging, fun, and inspirational. She encourages her students toward self-discovery and self- empowerment through mindful sequences and penetrating themes. Her personal style of teaching yoga is vinyasa based and has developed over the years, coming from a place of healing, transformation, and the love of dance. After many years of personal struggles with depression and low self esteem, Gwyn found solace and healing in her yoga practice. Yoga was an empowering force of transformation on multiple levels. From this personal life altering experience, Gwyn began her journey as a yoga instructor, therapist, and Reiki Master Teacher. Having healed and transcended many latent wounds within, Gwyn is living testimony that yoga, and all that it encompasses, is a powerful and potent tool for growth. Gwyn has an M.S. and runs a Fort Collins-based private practice in counseling, therapy, and reiki healing. She also has two published meditation CDs. To learn more about Gwyn and stay up to date on classes, trainings, and workshops, visit www.GwynTash.com.
Heather Gerard
Heather Gerard

Heather Gerard

Heather has been teaching yoga for the past five years. She is most passionate about the awesome opportunity to connect with people in a way that instills a sense of peace and encouragement, as they move through their yoga practice and navigate their way through life. Mindful of her personal struggles and growth each day, Heather uses her thoughts and experiences to also challenge and hopefully impact others. She is very motivated by the profound mental, spiritual, and physical transformation that yoga has to offer and hopes her students feel her passion, relate to her experiences, and are inspired to share yoga with others. If she could share one thing with anyone who has never tried yoga, she'd simply say - "it's powerful, it's amazing; and I promise it will transform your life."

Heather has lived in Fort Collins since 1985. She has both an Accounting degree and an MBA. Outside of the yoga studio Heather focuses on spending time with her family and friends, continuing her personal yoga journey, and thoughtfully preparing for her yoga classes. Heather is grateful to all the yoga teachers and students who continue to challenge and inspire her.
Jack Workman
Jack Workman

Jack Workman

At a young age, Jack found yoga and was immediately captured by its transformative benefits. Now, after practicing and teaching yoga for more than seven years, yoga is key to Jack's cultivation of authenticity, wellness, and success. Most importantly, the practice of yoga reminds Jack of the power of humility and gratitude, and in life's difficult moments, yoga is his best medicine.

Essential to the methodology and philosophy behind Jack's yoga approach is the refinement of acceptance. Each person arrives in yoga with their own unique abilities and Jack emphasizes the importance and power in sitting in one's truth, while letting go of judgment. This additionally means that, for Jack, yoga is not just the physical practice of stretching, strengthening, and improving balance, but also the (sometimes difficult) process of moving through trauma, learning to love yourself, and embracing the unique manifestation that is you.

Jack is well versed in most avenues of yoga, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Anusara, and Iyngar. He has studied under many master teachers. In 2010, Jack received his first 200-hour teacher training under Jason Crandell in San Francisco, during which he learned the art of skillful sequencing and alignment. In 2015, Jack attended his second 200-hour training at the Boulder YogaPod. Over the years Jack has developed a mindful and intentional approached to his yoga teaching and is one of the most skilled teachers in the Northern Colorado area. In coming to Jack's yoga class, you can expect to learn a skillful approach to the alignment of yoga, swhile getting to know yourself on a deeper level through the power of Asana.
Jana Stratton
Jana Stratton

Jana Stratton

I wanted to make a career out of yoga before I even took a yoga class. After trying my first class and feeling defeated I didn't return to yoga for years. Following the birth of my second son I began dealing with some aggravating back pain and decided to revisit yoga. It was the answer to my back pain but I also found a depth to my practice, and my life, that I never anticipated. The connection forged between mind, body, and spirit couldn't be ignored. I decided to find a yoga studio to call home and that's when I found the true value of a yoga community and the benefits that can bring to one's practice. Years later I deepened my practice and knowledge of yoga by becoming a 200 hour certified teacher and haven't looked back.

My philosophy as Studio Manager is to create a sanctuary where every person can find exactly what they are looking for. I want to foster a strong community both in and out of the studio where our members can make connections and build lasting relationships. Most importantly, I strive to be of service in any way I possibly can, by doing what I love and having fun.

Words can't express how honored and humbled I am to be a part of Yoga Pod and I hope that you feel it every time you enter the studio. I encourage you to reach out to say hello, grab a hug, or let us know how we can better serve our beautiful community!
Jenn Dorcey
Jenn Dorcey

Jenn Dorcey

My name is Jennifer but I go by Jenn! I'm currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in Computer Science at CSU and I love calling Fort Collins home. My dog, Onyx, just might be the strangest animal in the entire world, but I wouldn't trade her for anything! I have a passion for the outdoors, concerts, and new adventures that take me out of my comfort zone.

For me, yoga is so much more than just an exercise I enjoy doing. It's that friend who always knows when to help me slow down and breathe, or when to tell me to keep fighting just a little bit longer. Yoga has given me clarity and acceptance on my darkest days and has kept me humble, grateful, and grounded on my best ones. Even when I feel undeserving, it reminds me daily to seek peace and to show love to myself and everything around me. I am beyond blessed and overjoyed for the opportunity to be a part of the Yoga Pod family and I am thrilled to start connecting with and learning from the people in my community through something I love so much!
Jessy Bugg
Jessy Bugg

Jessy Bugg

Yoga has been a part of Jessy's life since she was a teenager, but she didn't fall in love with yoga until about 6 years ago, after she had her first daughter. Jessy's priorities shifted in the best way, and yoga became her favorite form of exercise. Not long after that she noticed that yoga was influencing every part of her life. She was in love with every aspect: the breath work, the community, the physical changes and newfound strength, as well as the positive changes in her health and attitude.

Like many others, enrolling in teacher training and trying to making a career out of yoga was an intimidating prospect for Jessy. It meant stepping out of her comfort zone and taking her life in a completely new direction. Thankfully, it's been one of her better decisions and she now teaches vinyasa, sculpt, and restorative yoga. Building community is one of Jessy's biggest goals when teaching yoga. She uses creative and thoughtful sequencing in class to instill confidence in her students to try new things, while keeping an open mind. Most of all, Jessy loves to laugh and see the humor within every situation and she approaches every class with a sense of playfulness and authenticity so that every student, regardless of skill level, is both comfortable and challenged.

In addition to yoga, Jessy is passionate about photography, the great outdoors, yummy food, writing, a good workout, and spending time with friends and family. But nothing is more important to Jessy than her two daughters and all the silliness and messiness that they bring to her life.
Julia Tompkins
Julia Tompkins

Julia Tompkins

Julia is a Colorado native that has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2003. She is not only E-RYT 200 certified, but is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. With her plethora of certifications and studies it allows Julia to have great diversity and knowledge. Julia's passion for the health and wellness industry gives her the drive to help others find their authentic self, to discover they can do more than they thought, and inspire others to feel alive. She is dedicated to create movement, passion and a newfound self in each of her students.

Yoga has claimed her; it has deepened her perspective, and has allowed her to find peace amongst the noise. Julia believes Yoga is to help us seek alignment, truth, and it brings us back to our own self. "With the ups and downs, accomplishments, falls, first times, heart aches, and everything else life throws at us, Yoga is a place to find your own union, to be in your own heart beat, your own flow, and to surrender to what is."- Julia Tompkins
Justine Dunlap-Truly
Justine Dunlap-Truly

Justine Dunlap-Truly

Justine began her yoga journey in the summer of 2013 and immediately fell in love with the mind-body connection and self awareness that consistent practicing brought to the table. She decided to pursue her 200 hour Power Teacher Training a year later, which sparked her love for teaching. She quickly followed this with Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training and began teaching professionally March 2015. Since then her love and compassion for teaching yoga has blossomed into a life long
passion. She loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with her students and constantly strives to spread the joy, happiness, and healing that yoga has brought her to others. Outside of the studio Justine spends as much time as she can outside either enjoying the great outdoors or riding horses.
Kenyon Neal
Kenyon Neal

Kenyon Neal

Kenyon has been practicing yoga for 8 years and found yoga while still in high school. It became a physical outlet for him as he transitioned away from organized sports. Initially, the physical benefits attracted him the most as he began to see changes in his body. Eventually, the philosophy intrigued him when he continued to dive deeper into the practice. As the physical benefits helped to relieve pain in his body, the philosophy he learned helped to shape his perspective on life.

In 2011, he traveled to India to attend a 200 hr Hatha yoga teacher training. He has been teaching since then and has developed a love for bringing yoga to as many people as he can. He has experience teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin styles of yoga. Throughout his classes, Kenyon focuses on finding balance, proper alignment, and the development of breath while moving mindfully with the body. He currently teaches vinyasa flow, yin, and Hatha style classes in Fort Collins.
Kristen Lassiter
Kristen Lassiter

Kristen Lassiter

Kristen 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, restorative & pre natal yoga as well as guided meditation. Her strengths as an instructor include being able to teach clarity of asanas with in any size class, offering different modifications/intensifications for different levels of practice, educating students on posture alignment and never making yoga appear intimidating. She places emphasis on making yoga one's own and encourages individuals to take their practice to a level in which they feel comfortable and safe, yet challenged.
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson never planned on teaching yoga. With an inconsistent practice that lasted eight years, Kyle was motivated to increase his participation in a class setting only when he won a free 60-day membership to a local hot studio. He did not like taking these classes. They made it harder to engage in his more self-abusive interests.

Firmly deciding to never step foot in a studio after his 60 days were up (yet stubbornly attending classes daily during that time), Kyle was set to walk away from yoga for good - or for not so good - until he tried to. After a few days of physical discomfort and general dis-ease, he decided that perhaps this ancient system of calming the body and mind was actually effective and, like it or not, absolutely necessary for movement in the direction he wanted to take his life.

11 years later, Kyle's practice continues to evolve and to inform his teaching style - which is accessible yet challenging, and encourages students to take responsibility for their experience on and off the mat. Understanding that it's easier to defer responsibility for our mental state to outside factors (the heat, the teacher, the season), Kyle's teaching focuses inward, helping students take control of their emotions, their thoughts, and their lives through conscious movement and breath. To this end, Kyle likes longer-held postures that challenge perceptions of individual limitations and gently encourage students to overcome whatever imaginary boundaries they have placed in their way.

Kyle has been teaching yoga since 2009 and is incredibly excited to be a part of the Fort Collins Yoga Pod community.
Lindsey Jasperson
Lindsey Jasperson

Lindsey Jasperson

Lindsey's passion for teaching comes from her personal experience of yoga restoring her on an emotional, spiritual, and physical level. After the unexpected loss of her father she was drawn to yoga where she found a deep sense of community, space for reflection, & capacity to be fully present.

Lindsey's teaching style unites breath, clear alignment direction, strength building, and flow to provide a well-rounded class. She loves integrating music, intentions, & thoughtful messages inspiring reflection both on and off the mat. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of 200 hours of yoga teacher training with a registered yoga school.

Outside of the studio she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family, & friends and has a full time career in corporate IT sales. As a Colorado native she loves to get outside & enjoy what our great state has to offer. Photo credit Kristina Wood Photography.
Liz Cain
Liz Cain

Liz Cain

Liz was introduced to yoga in 2004 as a college credit while going to school in Colorado and has been practicing ever since. After years of practice Liz earned her teaching certification in 2011 from the Yoga School of New York, a school with a strong emphasis on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, 'The Grandfather of Modern Yoga.' She has been particularly influenced by Desikachar, Iyengar, and Anusara traditions and enjoys incorporating elements of each in her teachings. Connecting breath with movement and providing specific alignment cues are strong themes in her classes. She enjoys teaching a feel good practice that is challenging yet accessible. A forever student, Liz enjoys expanding her yoga practice through asana, pranayama and sharing her experiences with others.

Off the mat she enjoys backpacking, paddle boarding and reading.
Liz Mauk
Liz Mauk

Liz Mauk

Liz first tried yoga when she was a kid, attending chair yoga classes with her grandma at the local senior center. While she was always intrigued by yoga and meditation--she practiced a million shoulder stands and tree poses in her basement while growing up and practiced meditation to calm anxiety--it didn't become a regular practice and lifestyle for her until she found herself struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout that resulted from a high-pressure job. Yoga started as a means to escape and relax while getting a workout and ended up becoming Liz's passion. Uniting the body and mind through movement, breath, and focusing on the moment helped her cope with stress outside of the studio and become calmer, healthier, and generally more pleasant to be around.

After a few years of dedicated practice and exploring many different types of yoga, she knew she wanted to delve deeper into her practice and start sharing yoga with others. She received her RYT 200 certification in 2015, followed by a hot series training in 2016 and yin yoga training in 2017, and focuses her teaching primarily on hot yoga and yin yoga, and occasionally vinyasa and chair yoga. Liz is known for her calming presence, authenticity, and positivity. She believes in the power of shared experience, creating community through yoga, and that everyone needs yin yoga in their lives.

When she's not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find Liz working for the Reinvention Collaborative (her other main passion is undergraduate education and student success), hanging out with her husband and three dogs, making up new recipes, enjoying local breweries with friends, reading, and getting outside. She is also a sauna and bath aficionado, a fairly impressive bargain shopper, and sometimes ok at pinball.
Lori Tortorella
Lori Tortorella

Lori Tortorella

As a Loveland native, Lori has been devoted to yoga for over 13 years. She loves to share her passion for personal fitness to help inspire others within the community, using yoga as an all-encompassing workout for mind, body, and spirit.

Her teaching style is vinyasa and power plus gentle, fusion, weights, and restorative styles of yoga and her classes are fun, focused, and very natural flowing. Lori's approach to yoga is one that honors each person as an individual with the goal of personal growth. She believes yoga is a place to be yourself and show up just as you are in a space without judgement, doubt, or fear.
Madeline Cook
Madeline Cook

Madeline Cook

Madeline is a Colorado native and therefore grew up exploring the great outdoors. She found outdoor time to become quite limited when she pursued a degree in Fashion Design at CSU as many of her days were spent in a sewing studio. During her freshman year she found yoga as a practical way to get her physical work out done in a limited time slot and fell in love with it. The physical aspects were what she originally sought, but then all the mental benefits of the practice is what hooked her. She went to it as an escape from the rigorous studio time she needed to put in for school. Yoga is what stuck with her through it all and when she graduated from CSU in 2016 she started her teaching path by gaining her 200 hour certification in Power Yoga, immediately followed by a Yoga Sculpt certification.

Yoga constantly allows the opportunity to grow and learn in many different areas, and Madeline loves to share the little pieces along the way to inspire and motivate her students. In her classes you will find an environment for you to physically and mentally grow, while continuously discovering how yoga transfers off of the mat. Combining her background in Yoga Sculpt and Power Vinyasa her classes focus heavily on creative sequencing, breath, strength, and maintaining safe alignment. Her love for music transfers to her teaching as well as she creates lively playlists to maintain a powerful and fun atmosphere for students to dive into.

Off of her mat you can find Madeline enjoying live music, playing with her dogs, or creating fun women's clothing from home.
Melissa Moos
Melissa Moos

Melissa Moos

Melissa fell in love with yoga about five years ago when she started attending classes at her local gym. Soon after, she attended yoga teacher training at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, a branch of Shambhava Yoga Ashram. From then on, Melissa really fell into her spiritual practice. Yoga and meditation became a regular occurrence for Melissa since her training. Melissa's main focus in her teaching is alighnment of the body in the asanas as well as focusing on breathing techniques and pranayama. Teaching yoga has been a dream come true.

Melissa is currently finishing up her senior year at Colorado State University in Biology. She is excited to incorporate her anatomy and physiology education into her classes. Melissa has two adorable miniature shih tzus that she loves to visit on the weekends.
Patti Sterns
Patti Sterns

Patti Sterns

From the time you meet Patti she makes you feel like you have known her for years. She has a warm and nurturing presence in an out of the yoga room. Patti's classes are dynamic. She has a unique gift for reading her students so you can be sure that no class will be the same. She will challenge you with Master Poses, but at the same time nurture your soul and spirit with her knowledge and passion for all things yoga. Patti's students often refer to her as the "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Effect" Teacher. This means that as you begin a class with Patti you will get lost in your own practice, she will help you let go and be present on your mat. However, somewhere through the middle of class you will start to feel Tapas (internal heat and discipline) from your practice, and at this point you will start to sweat and wonder how someone who is so nurturing can sneak and instill such a wonderful sense of change in your yoga practice on and off the mat. Her students are her passion. She will always put them first. Patti first discovered her love of Yoga back in the early 90's through dvds and a home practice. She completed her 200 hour certification in 2009. Since that time Patti continues build upon her expansive knowledge of yoga, through workshops, literature, conferences as well as her own personal practice.
Renee Stahl
Renee Stahl

Renee Stahl

Renee Stahl discovered yoga about 20 years ago and is a registered Yoga Teacher Trainer (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She has well over 500 hours of training and has been a full time yoga instructor since 2009. As a Colorado native, Renee grew up in a large family with many health issues. She lost two siblings and her mother to incurable diseases, and her father is a 2 time colon cancer survivor. Experiences like this can really make one want to run and hide. Instead they sent her on a journey to seek more out of life, especially when Renee began to see signs of her health declining and was experiencing constant pain by her early 30s. She believed there had to be another way. Renee then decided that "Prevention" is truly the key. In her quest for learning what "Prevention" truly meant she discovered a whole new world of yoga, herbs, nutrition, and a holistic way of living and thinking to heal. It wasn't easy at first, but once she found her way she knew she had to become an expert to help others find their way. Renee is a Mother, Yoga Instructor, Iridologist, Esthetician and Master Herbalist. She lives with her best friend and soul mate Billy as well as her little Chihuahua Mojo. Her biggest accomplishment was raising her son Derrick, who taught her to stop and smell the flowers. In her spare time you can find Renee doing random yoga poses outdoors, walking on the beach, hiking, scuba diving, SUP, surfing, snowboarding, 4-wheeling, on horseback and riding dirt bike motorcycles.
Shelby Stratton
Shelby Stratton

Shelby Stratton

Shelby has learned over time, the importance of being intentional: good life choices, setting goals, being self-motivated, and taking action. Competition and staying active has always been a part of her life and she decided to give yoga a try during college for a stress release. This is where her passion for sharing her views on health and wellness began. She saw through her experiences in the athletic training room in high school and college that there was a need to work on the foundations of fitness. During her yoga journey she saw how yoga impacted her whole life, not just the physical side, but also the whole mind, body and soul. This made her become more intentional about her life and how she chooses to live it. She saw the impact yoga was having on her personal, spiritual, faith, family and fitness.

In 2010 she completed her 200hr Yoga Certification, and began teaching several different styles of yoga: hot, vinyasa, and yoga with weights. She also leads small group and personal training sessions.

In 2014, her daughter Emma-Jean was born. She quickly understood that she was no longer only focused on her own well being and teaching others, but now she was a role model to her daughter. She continues to focus on her health and fitness, but looks at it as a journey. Yoga has shown her that if you set an intention for your practice, it will aid in internal focus. She has set intentions on how she will be as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She has recently branched out to the fitness and life-style blogging world, helping encourage women to "Live Fierce", building a life they love through; fitness, food, family, and travel. In hopes of creating and growing community of women who have similar passions and values, whether it is local or world wide!

Through the movements and music in Shelby's classes there is intention behind every flow or workout. You will find her passion for intention in every aspect of her fitness, whether to get your heart rate up during a boot-camp class with loud music and a hard workout, or a yoga flow to be a "release" or "re-centering" to become rooted in the moment.
Shirley Coenen
Shirley Coenen

Shirley Coenen

Shirley has over 6 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles including Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative yoga, QiGong, Tai-Chi and Brazilian Capoeira. Shirley has combined her love of anatomy and creative mindful movement to embrace and teach, a powerful, challenging flow style that emphasizes anatomy, alignment and intelligent sequencing. From all of the various yoga and martial arts styles she has studied, she loves to introduce students into one fluid expression of movement that connects body, mind and spirit. Her classes are creative, athletic and challenging while remaining accessible for students of all levels.
Vanessa Garcia
Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa began practicing Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love! She loved being able to come to a place without judgement; where she could leave her stress and worries behind and have an hour to herself without distraction. Yoga made her feel confident and strong and she wanted to share those feelings with others.

Vanessa completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2015 and shortly after, was certified in Yoga Sculpt and Restorative Yoga. Although she is experienced and certified to teach many types of yoga, Vanessa's primary teaching style is Vinyasa and power yoga.

While sharing her joy, happiness, and good vibes Vanessa will empower and guide you through an original intention/meditation and Vinyasa flow. She offers options for modifications for a safe yet challenging class.

Off the mat you can find Vanessa riding her bike, hiking, paddle boarding, and hanging out with her hubby, 2 kiddos, and 2 dogs.
Victoria Clarke
Victoria Clarke

Victoria Clarke

Victoria began practicing yoga with her grandmother when she was a teenager and has been passionate about it ever since. Committed to lifelong yoga practice, and inspired to connect with others through yoga, she is energized by sharing the healing benefits of yoga and helping her students feel grounded and connected.

Having received her 1st yoga certification in 2010, Victoria has centered her teaching around the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She is currently studying with Tiffany Cruikshank in her 500 hour Yoga Medicine program, deepening her knowledge in the healing power of yoga.

Victoria has taught at several different schools, companies, and lifestyle centers as well as in the yoga studio in her home for the last seven years, developing a unique yoga program focused on alignment, mindfulness, breathing, and connectedness to the inner self to promote physical and emotional healing through the development of both mental and physical strength.

Victoria's unique Seva Yoga teaching style combines several yoga lineages in a gentle vinyasa and yin yoga practice which includes meditation, inner awareness, breathing techniques, and mantras.
She holds international yoga retreats to bring students into a space of transformation where one can rebalance body, mind and spirit while reconnecting with nature.

Students will emerge from the Yoga Pod experience feeling recharged and refreshed, with a renewed sense of inner calm, physical strength and suppleness. Victoria is honored to bring her passion for this art of healing to Yoga Pod!