Eager for knowledge, Derise has completed multiple trainings, certifications and silent retreats around the world. She has facilitated over a dozen 200-hour teacher training programs in the Boulder area and has trained hundreds of aspirant yoga teachers.
Alexis was always an athlete growing up and as an adult, exercise became her primary stress-reliever. She found triathlons in her mid-20s and distance running after she gave birth to her first daughter. Since then, there has really been no stopping her. She loves all things cardio -- and challenges herself with weight training. In essence, she is addicted to the endorphin rush that comes after a great sweat session. Her advice to those just starting out on their fitness journey would be to "find what feels good to you/what you love...run with that until you establish a foundation and then begin exploring." You will grow to love her straight-forward nature and tenacious workouts!
Jill practices psychotherapy, teaches yoga, writes about adventure, runs, eats plants, breathes and gets schooled by her teen daughters daily. She moved to Boulder in 1998 to teach mountaineering and rock climbing in the beautiful Rockies. After having two babies, (and being duly freaked out about how much time babies take), she moved to Florida for a quick minute to be closer to the grandparents who were experts in such matters. “A couple years” turned into nine. While in flatland Florida, she discovered distance running as a way to be in nature, train for endurance and reset her mind. Jill and fam have been back in Boulder and loving it since 2016.
Your breakthrough and personal discovery is her passion, whether it be in the yoga studio or with her work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she is inspired to help you achieve your greatest potential. She honors the lineage and wisdom of yoga as a diverse practice offering something for every one.
Jill blends metaphor and inspirational storytelling with moving meditation for a safe and inspiring asana-practice. Jill’s yoga is an offering of love in the spirit of service. She believes this ancient practice provides endless opportunities for personal healing, empowerment and community-building. She specializes in powerful vinyasa flow classes, sprinkled with sensible holds to refine alignment and create a physical foundation for a lifetime of yoga practice and healthy movement.
Come to her class to fine tune your form, grow your edge, or to simply breathe tension away.
In 2000, Lauren found and fell deeply in love with yoga. Yoga and mindful cooking have such congruency and Lauren has found deep passion aligning these two practices in her workshops, retreats and one on one with clients.
Lauren believes that by intuitively attending to our most basic needs- breath, movement and healing food, we can show up fully to live our most vital lives. Lauren's approachable style embodies the mantra “ think less, feel more”.
When not in the kitchen or on the mat, Lauren can be found playing in the mountains with her amazing husband, adorable son and furry pup.