Colorado Springs Teachers


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Studio Owner, E-RYT 200 , E-RYT 500, RCYT

We are all on our own personal journey. I would like to share a little bit about my yoga journey with you…
I attended my first Hot Yoga Class in this very studio on August 12, 2007 and fell in love with the mental and physical connection I felt. I began practicing 3 – 6 times a week, shed 40 pounds in 4 months, and was able to discontinue the use of all of my prescription medications. I began to feel healthier and stronger than ever. Convinced of the benefits of yoga, I continued my daily practice. With the guidance of my teacher and mentor, Gingy Caguioa, I began to deepen my dedication to and knowledge of yoga.
I began my teacher training in 2008 and since then have completed multiple 200 and 500 hour certifications. My trainings have been diverse but my teaching style has been primarily influenced by Grace and MyLinda Morales, Jimmy Barkan, Rolf Gates, Chris & John Yax , Deepak Chopra and Bryan Kest. I fundamentally believe that anyone can change their body and their life. I believe we can in fact, grow younger and stronger. I would love to show you how Hot Asana can be a part of that change. It doesn’t matter when or in what condition you start…JUST START. Your best YOU may very well be yet to come.
Studio Manager, RYT 200, RYT 500, Certified Hot Asana Assist
As a competitive dancer for many years, Reina always found a sense of peace at the barre, in the studio, and on stage. Although she was active in many other venues and sports, nothing gave her as much bliss as dancing did. She didn’t think it would be possible to feel that way about any other sport or practice—until she found yoga. She was hooked immediately and quickly became addicted to the feeling of total freedom that came on the mat, without the fear of judgment and the need for approval. Her journey with yoga began in 2011, and now she is eager to share this amazing practice and journey with you.
Reina is a 200-Hour RYT and 500-Hour RYT. She completed her 200-hour training with Chris and John Yax of Yax Yoga Concepts, based in Virginia Beach, and her 500-hour training in North Carolina with Grace Morales of Yoga University of Florida. Reina has also completed a 40-hour Hot Fusion Flow training with Kelly Green and Paige Held and participated in workshops with Kathryn Budig, Rolf Gates, and Bryan Kest.
Teacher Director, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Certified Hot Asana Assist
After years of training in classical ballet and modern dance, Lisa first tried yoga in the hopes of finding a workout which balanced both strength and flexibility. She became hooked when she realized that she had also discovered a community which found beauty in so-called imperfections and encouraged compassion for others and oneself—plus yoga still kicked her butt on a regular basis.
Lisa completed her 200-hour certification with YogaWorks in New York in 2010 and her 500-hour certification with Grace Morales in North Carolina in 2014. She is registered with Yoga Alliance, with more than 1,000 teaching hours. Lisa’s classes emphasize alignment, playfulness, and inclusiveness. With a deep understanding of the body, Lisa gives students the opportunity to make the most out of their practice through accessible sequencing and concise cues.
When not on the mat, Lisa enjoys cooking vegetarian food, sharing a bottle of wine with friends, snuggling with her two cats and two dogs.
CYT 200
Yoga has played a consistent role in Sarah's life for the past ten years. After a few years of practicing, she realized yoga had helped slow down her mind so that she could focus on what she was doing, especially in her school studies. The practice became a strong complement to her spiritual life in a way that brought physicality to her spiritual growth.

She has had the opportunity to teach yoga in several unique settings, including the university campus she attended and a drug and alcohol treatment facility. This practice changes lives, builds community, and facilitates the type of growth our planet desperately needs. She teaches with an underlying message of connectivity. As we come to recognize our lives are not composed of little, unrelated moments but rather a tapestry of connection, we can step in the direction of taking radical accountability and empowering ourselves to live the lives we want.

RYT 200, Certified Hot Asana Assist
Julie completed her first yoga training in 2012, but she feels she has been studying yoga her whole life. She has always found movement to be a nurturing, powerful force in her life. Always up for a new experience, she went to her first yoga class on a whim and fell in love with the expansive feeling that asana practice gave her. The encouraging and nurturing community that yoga creates has inspired her to grow and expand in ways she never imagined. It is this experience she hopes to share with her students. She aims to inspire students to deepen their practice and realize their potential through all yoga has to offer.
Julie trained with Siva Power Yoga in Wichita, KS where she earned her 200 hour certification and has continued her education through Corepower Yoga. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University and Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Kansas City Kansas Community College. She has been working in the field of health and fitness for 10 years with experience in personal and group training, yoga, athletic performance, and rehabilitation.
Assistant Studio Manager, RYT 200, Certified Hot Asana Assist
Chelsea’s journey started in 2014 as a way to escape the cold winter months of Colorado and to also gain mobility beneficial to CrossFit and weightlifting. Her practice quickly transformed from “exercising on a yoga mat”, to a powerful way of living. She was intrigued by not only the physical challenges but inspired by how yoga completely changed how she moved, on and off her mat.

Chelsea completed her 200 hour certification in the summer of 2015 with Hot Asana University in Tulum, Mexico. She has always had a heart for serving others and believes the ability to incorporate yoga with her passion is a blessing.

RYT 200, RYT 500
Sarah began her yoga journey in 2006, as a method of relaxation for body and mind. Her practice evolved from following DVD's at home, then to taking her first yoga classes when she was living in Portugal. In 2012 she began practicing Hot Power Vinyasa, and experienced a deep and profound connection between the strength that developed in her body, and the strength and empowerment she began to feel in mind. In 2013, Sarah received her 200 Hour Teacher Training through CorePower Yoga, and shortly after, completed CPY Level 2 and Yoga Sculpt. She participated in Baron Baptiste's Art of Assist in 2014, and has studied under Rachel Brathen and Patrick Beach via weekend workshops and yoga retreats. In April 2016, Sarah completed her 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in a 40 day intensive with Meghan Currie. She is also an experienced Retreat leader and loves to travel as much as she loves to practice yoga! In Sarah's class you can expect intuitive guidance and intelligent sequencing to enable you to feel fluid and spacious in your body. She believes the more we can become connected and conscious of our breath and body movements, the greater the capacity for experiencing transformation in your physical and mental practice.
CYT 200
Heidi recently graduated teacher training at Cambio in April 2015. Practicing yoga makes her feel so empowered as a young woman and she is eager to share her passion with the world. Heidi is a calm and gentle spirit who is passionate about health and the miracle of the human body. After taking her class you are sure to leave with a smile on your face and feeling great about your mind, body and spirit.
RYT 200
Joe is ecstatic to have his 200 hour RYT certification, a designation he received in 2014 as part of his decade-plus evolution as a yogi. He is thrilled to be part of the yoga community in the Pikes Peak region where there is an eclectic mix of people who come to practice from many different backgrounds. Joe works in the non-profit sector and is grateful to have the change of pace teaching yoga at Hot Asana. While never taking for granted the spiritual, mindful, and physical benefits of yoga, Joe's priority is for students who take his class to remember to hang loose and be thankful to even have the opportunity to show up and breath.
CYT 200

Erica is a transplant from Minnesota. After finishing grad school, she made the decision to pack up and head west to experience mountain living. While Erica had practiced yoga on and off for a few years, she began to practice on a regular basis once moving to Colorado. On the mat, she not only found a challenging physical practice, but also a space to cultivate a sense of peace and balance amid the busyness of life. Seeing the transforming power of yoga in her own self, Erica developed a strong desire to share it with others and to incorporate it into her work as a mental health therapist. She completed her 200 hour yoga instructor certification through Cambio. Yoga Studios and is starting her 300 hour training through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. Erica is passionate about creating a positive and nonjudgmental learning environment for students of all abilities.

RYT 200
Devon began practicing yoga for the physical challenge and quickly discovered it was a place where she could block out the noise of life and focus on the health of her mind, body, and spirit. As she continued her practice, she connected with the foundations and philosophies of yoga. Hoping to share the mindfulness and presence gained from her own practice, Devon completed yoga teacher training in 2015. With her classes, she hopes to create a supportive environment to allow for quiet introspection of body and mind. Come open to learning about the spiritual and physical properties of yoga. When not teaching yoga, Devon likes to hike with her dogs, cook meals with her husband, and continue her lifelong learning across multiple disciplines.
RYT 200
Anna didn't immediately fall in love with yoga the first time she tried it. It took a few classes, a few Rodney Yee tapes, injuries and a move across the country to really find the connection. After developing a regular practice in 2007 Anna realized that yoga was not only was a great physical workout, but also a way to calm her mind.

Anna completed her 200 hour teacher training with cambio. Yoga in 2011 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance with more than 1000 teaching hours. She has also completed two yin yoga trainings with cambio. Yoga, Kari Kwinn and Peter Strom and has taken various workshops and intensives with Kathryn Budig, Dice Iida-Klein, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Matthew Sanford. Anna's classes are challenging but fun and emphasize creating better awareness of the body.

In addition to her yoga certification, Anna also has a BS in Exercise Science and additional training in strength & conditioning.

CYT 200
Essie has always competed in athletics, and was constantly struggling with small injuries. Finally, after sustaining an overuse injury and being put out for a few months, Essie decided to fully immerse herself in a yoga practice. Yoga was the only form of movement that allowed Essie to be physical without feeling pain. Yoga enabled Essie to become more in touch with her body and mind.

Essie received her 200 hour training from Yoga Works in Los Angeles, she has also taken Prenatal Yoga Trainings with Chrissy Canning.

CYT 200
Ashley was introduced to yoga as a restorative complement to track and cross-country running, both, during and after college. After a few months of practicing yoga she was hooked and never looked back!

She aspires to help people with their own discovery of the strengths and softness that yoga has to offer both on and off the mat. She currently holds a 200-hour yoga alliance certification and has completed over 50 hours of Ongoing Yoga Workshop Intensives.

Ashley loves and looks forward to constantly growing both as an instructor and student of yoga.

RYT 200
Ros' approach to teaching is greatly influenced by what she experiences everyday on her mat. It's a constant balance of feeling powerful but relinquishing control. With a background in psychology, her approach to yoga is one that calls for self study and awareness. She believes that yoga is more than a workout regime and she likes to incorporate it's philosophy into her classes. She's an avid advocate for kindness, self-love and the principle of ahimsa.
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