Our Yoga Family

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Krista Davis

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(she/her) As a teacher, Krista approaches her role as a guide for students’ learning. She aims to readily adapt to the needs and interests of the participants so that each one finds their own personal practice. She enjoys sharing what she has learned from many different styles and traditions, to bring holism into the yoga classroom and help support her students to bring balance to their body, mind and spirit.

“I see yoga and meditation as a harmonizing practice, a way to connect with nature, and to become healthy, even luminous. I’m constantly in awe with the way that yoga and meditation can be relevant in every aspect of life, whether we’re planting gardens, raising children, caring for ourselves and our surroundings, or doing our work. Yoga teaches us to breath in to, and to be flexible within, life’s experiences so that we may yield to the beauty which we are constantly surrounded by.”

 

Krista M Davis, BSc, ERYT-500, YACEP  She founded Holistic Yoga School in Fort Collins, Colorado, in January of 2012. Krista’s work has also included serving as an International Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator for SchoolYoga Institute and the Kula Collective.

Find Krista :: Wednesdays 7pm
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Nicole LeDuc

(she/her) Nicole Idzahl has been Performing since the ripe age of 4, starting with her first Classical Ballet solo in San Juan, Puerto Rico in front of 2,000 people. She learned quickly that movement was her preferred form of expression. Nicole continued to study Classical Ballet for the next 18 years, performing all over the U.S.

      Nicole experienced a pivotal moment in her Ballet career when she was 18 years old... which birthed her Style, way of teaching, and her innate need for BODY POSITIVITY in Movement based practices. She was told to lose a tremendous amount of weight to even be considered to AUDITION for a World Renowned Dance School. This event hit home hard. Nicole ceased all Ballet Performance and Study. Immediately searched for a style of Dance that ACCEPTED and actually CELEBRATED all sizes of a Dancer. This started Nicole’s Deep study and APPRECIATION for West African Dance, and Tribal Bellydance. Studying from AMAZING TEACHERS from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Congo….and India. 

     Nicole is now Teaching and performing a culmination of her studies. ALWAYS GIVING THANKS to her amazing Teachers and how she came into these Style’s. She is the Founder of IBI DANCE BRIGADE, a Group of immensely Talented Dancers/ Performers from all backgrounds who resonate with pushing the limits of Live Performance. 

     Being a Dancer, Nicole also realised the need for YOGA. This need started as Cross training, needing the physical body to stay supple and strong for performing and it then came as the need to deal with the stresses of performing in a healthy way. ...Nicole’s Yoga practice became as important as breathing. She noticed that the same thing that was happening in her Dance World, was sadly happening in Yoga. She was noticing there was leniency in taking yoga classes if you were “Curvy”. How can this be?? Something that should be so all inclusive, was becoming something just for the ELITE?? That’s when BUTI YOGA was found by Nicole. This practice incorporates Vinyasa, Tribal Dance, and Movement Medicine. BODY POSITIVITY AT IT’S FINEST. She has currently been teaching Buti Yoga for 7 years, and is featured in one of BUTI YOGA’S “Tone’s”, which is a World wide BUTI YOGA platform. 

     Nicole is currently living in the Lovely Fort Collins area Teaching/ Performing and currently studying to become a Kundalini Practitioner. …..Striving every day to build INCLUSIVENESS in all her Workings.

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Find Nicole ::  Mondays 7pm

Alexandra Jenkins

(she/her) I began teaching yoga in 2012 after completing my 200hr Certification here in Fort Collins. Since then I have completed a 500hr yoga certification, various other trainings (including Be Free Breathwork and Priestess Apprenticeship, Massage School), moved multiple times, have had two children, and I am still practicing yoga. What I love about yoga is that it is fluid. No matter where we are on our internal or external path, the practice of yoga can grow and shift along side of us if we allow it. My classes provide you the space to shift, change, return, and unwind through the practice of pranayama, asana, mediation, and intention.

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Find Alex :: Monday's & Wednesdays at Noon
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Rebecca Rambo

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(she/her) Rebecca began her journey of teaching yoga in 2010 with her 200 hour training. She has since completed trainings in Ayurveda, Meditation, Prenata Yoga, Kids Yoga, Somatic Movement and more. Her current interest is supporting people to feel fully embodied and integrated in their human form. Her personal path through yoga has been diverse and ever evolving, both on and off the mat. 

Find Rebecca :: Wednesdays 9am
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Laurel Carter

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(she/her) Laurel Carter is a mother of two soulful boys and wife to a compassionate husband. she has been practicing kundalini yoga for 12 years and pointedly remembers it coming into her life right when she needed it. Laurel practices as a mental health counselor and has recently returned to her private practice, Two Sandhills Healing, to support clients through the integrated modalities of talk therapy gong sound medicine, Acudetox, kundalini yoga and meditation. She’s grateful to begin teaching again given that when she is teaching it keeps her accountable to the practice, allowing her to integrate in a deeper and more meaningful way.

Find Laurel :: Mondays 5:30pm
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Kelly Thielk

(she/her) Kelly is a certified 200RYT instructor with over 500 hours of yoga trainings and workshops.  She has taught yoga for over 16 years with trainings in Power Yoga & Hatha Yoga.  She is specialty trained in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki II, Trauma Informed Yoga, YogaFit levels 1-4, Senior Yoga, Strength Yoga and Pre/Post-natal Yoga.  Kelly is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Acudetox Specialist whom integrates yoga and Reiki into her therapeutic practice.  Kelly likes to support and enhance your relationship to mind, body, breath though yoga while utilizing her education in mental health.  She believes in allowing the breath to lead each movement and connecting with your inner needs to honor your body.  Kelly enjoys yoga, weight lifting and hiking with her family but you can also find her dancing around her house messing with essential oils, cooking and playing with her dogs.    

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Find Kelly :: Tues 7pm

Melanie Lighthouser

(she/her) Melanie began her yoga journey in her early twenties and received her 200hr certification from The Asheville Yoga Center in 2004.  Her teaching and body knowledge is deeply connected to her 15yrs of doing massage therapy, as well as the Shamanic Breathwork training she received in her late twenties.

Melanie describes her yoga style as "deep breath slow flow".  She feels most passionately about creating a space where her students can connect deeply with their breath and, through that connection, realign their bodies from the inside out.  Her classes offer a well-rounded re-balance of the physical, mental, and emotional bodies. 

Melanie is the lead instructor for Root to Rise 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, and the co-leader of Breathe, the Be Free Integrative Breathwork certification program at BFHC! 

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Find Melanie :: Mon 9am, Wed 12pm , & Thurs 5:30pm
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Kim Daggett

(she/her) Kim began regularly practicing yoga in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the sense of calm, clarity, and creativity that yoga ushered into her life. Her passion has blossomed over the years as she’s deepened not only her physical but mental practice of yoga. Yoga has always been a safe space for Kim to push, explore, and expand her physical and mental depths. In 2020 her passion to share this love and help others find their unique yogic expression led her to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Root to Rise at Be Free Healing. She followed this training with an additional 200-hours at Om Ananda.  

As a yoga teacher Kim teaches vinyasa style flows. She enjoys designing creative, fluid, and challenging sequences that nurture and strengthen both mind and body. Her flows encourage students to connect and nourish to their own creativity through asana. Kim looks to the world around her for inspiration, weaving moon cycles, changing seasons, and mother nature into her class themes. Her classes fit anyone from the beginner to the practiced yogi. Her goal is for every student to feel safe and supported in expressing and exploring their unique yoga practice.  

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Find Kim: 10am Sundays
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Sally Aldrin

(she/her) Sally is known for her infectious energy and a smile that lights up a room. As her wanderlust led her all over the world, her experiences led her to a deep belief and dedication in sharing the gift of yoga.  She believes that yoga has and will continue to make the world a better place by bringing about consciousness and awareness on how we are all connected.  Sally loves not only guiding students through their practice, but also sharing her passion of yoga and life with them on and off the mat.   

Sally’s yoga journey started as a teen and has been the root of her adventurous life travels.  While attending Colorado State University for Business, she developed a passion for Vinyasa and began to feel the call to teach.  As Sally transitioned from Colorado to Hawaii, it was clear that now was the time for her to share her knowledge and excitement of yoga.  Less than a year later, she completed a 200-hour teacher training through Mangala Yoga.  

Taking pride in being both a teacher and a student of yoga, she is a devoted practitioner of Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini and integrates their teachings into her own style.  

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Find Sally: Tues & Thurs Noon
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Missy Whaley

Missy has been working in the Healing Arts for over twenty five years.  In our busy world, she has a tenacious passion to support people in self care and connecting with their human spirit .   Missy taught at Temple University in the Dance Department and “Healing Through Movement “  classes at shelters, schools and other venues.  She created “Drop your Bones” which focuses on releasing joints and inviting flexibility to our bodies as they change. It allows a space to let go of what no longer serves you.

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Find Missy: Thurs 5:30pm & Saturday 9am

Megan Majors

(she/her) “I believe that through yoga we unite as one- one with nature, breath, mind, body, and spirit. We become empowered to find our flow and learn that everything we seek is already within. Through yoga, we find ourselves.”

Megan discovered yoga in 2016 at a time when both her physical and mental health were in conflict. She instantly fell in love with the peace of mind, sense of community, and health benefits that the practice brought her. Since then, her love for this moving meditation has only continued to blossom. In the summer of 2018, her passion to share this source of joy with others led her to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Holistic Yoga School & Studio.

As a yoga teacher, Megan loves to get creative with the art of asana and design sequences that embody a sense of fluidity and ease while building heat and prana (universal energy) in the body. She often looks to nature for inspiration and enjoys weaving themes of self-compassion into her classes.

Megan believes that the heart of wellbeing is rooted in connection. Beneath the beautiful mosaic of differences that make each of us who we are lies a prevailing oneness. Megan’s mission is to support every individual on their journey to oneness. Rather than focusing on becoming something, Megan prefers the approach of “unbecoming”—peeling back the layers to get to the pieces of the Self that already exist. To her, stepping onto the mat is an opportunity for every student to explore within and glimpse just a little closer at their own inner light. She looks forward to continuing to learn and grow with you!

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Find Megan ::   Thursdays 9am
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Kat Davis

(she/her) You could call me a former-mermaid, a hug-giver, a lover of the moon & all things sparkly. My path has long been one of curiosity & learning about the body. Dance, Martial Arts, SCUBA Instructor, Massage Therapy & Reiki training plus a lot of self-study all lead me to Yoga. Yoga felt like coming home; like medicine for my body (chronic back pain), mind (depression & anxiety) & Spirit. I felt called to pay it forward, to help others shed the programming & rediscover Self. May 2015, I completed my training with Perennial Yoga in Madison, WI & received the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.   

Life moves at a hectic pace, so I teach what I practice - slow & gentle vinyasa, mindful movements that (re)connect body with breath; Yin, Restorative & Yoga Nidra to rest & recharge. My classes are infused with the magic of the elements, nature, sound & Reiki – laughter is also welcome!  

It is my intention & deep honor to create & hold a safe space for students to find their own Light, strength & grace – both on & off the mat. Together, we create a container for discovery, release & connections. I truly believe we can change the world, one breath at a time. 

Outside of the studio, exploring & photographing nature has become a passion. Creating art & jewelry infused with intention also bring me joy!

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Find Kat ::  Sundays 6pm, Thurs 7pm, & Fridays 9am
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Alisha Johnson

 (she/her) I am a Certified Yoga Teacher through Melanie's Root to Rise Program since July of 2018, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since July of 2019, and most recently USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified since August of 2019. I was born and raised in Northern California surrounded by redwoods and the beautiful Pacific coast and moved to Fort Collins in 2013 to complete my Bachelors in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies at CSU. I am currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Social Work Program at the University of Denver with a concentration in Health and Wellness. 

 

The purpose of yoga to me is to leave the ego and transcend into a state of curiosity and exploration through incorporating the breath with movement. My passion is helping guide others towards a healthy and holistic lifestyle through the breath and functional movement. I look forward to having you in my Friday 7:30AM Powerful Flow to start your morning by igniting your inner fire! 

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Find Alisha :: Tues 5:30pm
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Baheya Aysheh

(she/her) I call my business Zen By Baheya, and I am honored to provide sacred space and shared wisdom to awaken the natural born healer within you.  My purpose is to reconnect you with your Higher Divine Spirt, in order  to free you from all that no longer serves you.    The breath is the gift of Life itself. May we rediscover our own precious breath by rediscovering our Divine selves.

I am a spiritual Transformational Life Coach (TLC) , energy producer, Reiki practitioner, Certified Yoga teacher,  Public Speaker on the importance of self care through self love, and a published author of the book I Hide Behind My Makeup (2013).  

 

Using the Divine practices of Yoga, Chi Gong and the Infinite quantum figure 8 Dance movements. I'm thrilled to offer Yo-Qi-Dance !!

Infinite Quantum Yo -Qi -Dance, allows you to recognize that the body's Chi, or energy, flows in waves. It is based on the sacred geometry of the infinite symbol figure 8.

The consciousness of the system accesses the intelligence of the DNA matrix. The various gentle movements increase the vital life force in the meridians and energy matrix for cellular rejuvenation on a physical level and peace in the deep psyche. We will breathe, move, and experience deep stillness.

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Find Baheya :: Tues 9am 
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Jillian Bieritz

(she/her) Jillian’s love and connection to nature brought her and her family from the Chicagoland area, to Fort Collins in 2015. She has been a truth seeker for as long as she can remember and has expressed herself artistically from an early age, with music and dance being huge influential forms of creative expression, luminating her spiritual path.
 

When Jillian was introduced to yoga in 2012, she was unaware of how deeply it would transform her life. She stepped to the mat in search of a spiritual connection, and what she found was more powerful than she ever imagined. Within a short amount of time she was called to dive deeper into the sacred practice of yoga. In 2015, Jillian received her 200-hr Hatha Yoga Certification upon completion of a one-on-one yoga teacher training apprenticeship with Meggan Riley Yoga.

Jillian has an intuitive understanding of the ancient wisdom offered through the scientific system of yoga. Her deep love of astrology, organic movement, and the studies of Earth Medicine, inspire her teachings. She is dedicated to teaching yoga from the heart, while bringing a soulful connection to mind, body and spirit. She is passionate about holding a sacred container for students to (re)connect with themselves in an authentic way. Forever a student, Jillian is eternally grateful for the wisdom and guidance that has been offered by her teachers.

When off the mat you can find Jillian, her husband Blake, their son Grey and soulful dog Raven, focusing their energy on experiencing all that Colorado has to offer, and growing spiritually through spontaneous adventure, and a willingness to do the unexpected.

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Find Jillian: Fridays at Noon