Eliza comes to Elevated Yoga Studio as a longtime Coloradan after moving to the area from Boston. She considers yoga to be an important part of her healthy lifestyle and noticed her commitment to a consistent practice led her to become a certified teacher. We are so lucky to have her lead us through class with a comprehensive approach using all facets of yoga to guide her students through the practice. As her regular students can attest, this approach to yoga yields improved strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.
Laura is an experienced, well-rounded and dedicated yoga teacher. In her 18+ years of experience, her trainings have included YogaKids, YogaSeniors, Yoga Props, Restorative, Gentle Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Static Poses, and Meditation. During her class, you can sense her commitment to the students’ experience as she provides individual attention and overall guidance to ensure everybody has a lovely experience. She is pursuing her eRYT 500 hour certification and plans to focus on Yoga for Trauma in the near future.
Lora has been a dedicated yoga student for over 10 years, a certified yoga teacher since 2018, and recently received her RYT 500 hour certification. She specializes in teaching both yin and yang styles of yoga, including yoga nidra, to help her students find balance on their mats. Her classes always focus on whole-body communication and activation, a sense of presence, and reverence for the body-mind-spirit connection.
Sara started her yogi journey over twenty-five years ago participating in various practices of yoga asana, meditation, philosophy, and martial arts including Aikido. As an artist, yoga has played a paramount role of inspiration. Likewise, after a diagnosis of cancer in 2009, yoga has contributed in Sara's health and balance of her body, mind, and spirit. In 2018, Sara earned her 200 RYT Yoga Teacher Training at Full Circle in Longmont, Colorado. Her studies continued with Yin Yoga Teacher certification, Reiki I certification, and advanced practices in several yoga modalities including meditation, pranayama, chakras, and Accu-yoga. Earning an additional 300 hours of training, Sara is now a 500 RYT. Sara enjoys leading others towards discovering their journey with yoga. Walking her puppy, swimming with her two kids, and creating art, which can be viewed at various venues around town, are just a few ways to enjoy this beautiful town for Sara.
Michelle is a clinical nutritionist and RYT who is deeply passionate about gut health. She feels that yoga is a beautiful way to heal and restore this vital body system, while simultaneously honoring it. Her classes have been designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system while putting the body in a natural state of rest and digest. Michelle focuses on restorative yogic principles and incorporates the healing power of breath. When she is not fighting to heal the guts of the world, she is spending time with her four beautiful children, reading scientific articles, running, cooking whole food recipes, and practicing yoga. She is a lover of nature and all creatures inhabiting this incredible, blessed space.
Stephanie is certified in both hatha & yin yoga and always loves working moon cycles & the gentle body-breath flow into her classes. In addition to teaching, she leads workshops in the studio centered on creativity & manifesting and she feels so grateful to be a part of the inclusive, thoughtful & kind community at elevated yoga studio. Stephanie is a certified & attuned reiki practitioner who loves writing, baking & creating.
Monica is a co-owner of EYS and owner of Mooka. She has been a student of yoga for over 8 years and has recently become a teacher of it. Monica's class will bring you deeper into yourself by centering on the breath, intentions, and overall awareness. Monica is also passionate about bringing benefits of yoga to young people. Along with a bachelor’s in Education with licensure to teach elementary and special education, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her yoga instruction for children. With compassion guiding her lessons, they often focus on body awareness, confidence building, conscious awareness, and attention. When Monica is off the mat, she enjoys being and breathing outside in nature, or under a cozy blanket with tea and a good book.
Katie is a co-owner of EYS and a licensed mental health occupational therapist. 18 years ago, she found yoga at a critical time in her own life and feels it has been an integral part of her healing process. Her graduate school thesis involved studying the effects of yoga for caregivers of people who have experienced a stroke. Over and over, she has seen the profound effects that mind/body work has on bringing balance and joy to life. Katie is also certified yoga teacher with an emphasis in trauma-informed yoga and is working on her certification to bring this important work to our community.
Jennifer began her yoga experience at a Bikram Yoga Studio in her early twenties while still in college. At the time, she was inspired to continue practicing yoga, mainly for the physical benefits. Many years later, Jennifer underwent yoga teacher training with Rebecca Sathre of URU Yoga & Beyond and began the journey of connecting to my true self. A shift occurred in her practice and she was able to give myself permission to be authentic, love the way she is, and connect with others more openly, consciously, and deeply. Jennifer practices and incorporates mindfulness, meditation, pranayama, and chanting to her classes. She is an advocate for all beings and enjoys spending as much time outdoors. She loves her yoga community and is grateful each day that she gets to connect with other beings through yoga.