Yoga teachers

EVAN SOROKA

Hometown: Aspen, Colorado

PHILOSOPHY

Learn how to say yes and no. Constantly learn. Practice daily. Be kind.
Evan is a passionate and thoughtful guide of Prana. She at her best Self when sharing the gifts of yoga with her students. Evan playfully transmits the authentic teachings of yoga with a modern twist. Class with Evan is laser focused, thoughtful and inspired by human potential. Her biggest joy in life is empowering her students to manifest their highest Self, so that they may in turn share their joy with others.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Able to teach also in Portuguese and in Spanish
  • 15+ years of personal practice
  • E-RYT 500 American Viniyoga Institute
  • Certified Yoga Therapist American Viniyoga Institute
  • Leslie Kaminoff Anatomy Training
  • E-RYT-200 CorePower Yoga 2006
  • BA Anthropology
  • BA Spanish & Portuguese Language and Literature

MENTORS

  • Gary Kraftsow
  • Gina Caputo
  • Ashley Turner
  • Rod Stryker
  • Leslie Kaminoff
  • Kelly Morris

CLASSES AT O2

O2 Flow, Basics, Stretch, Pranayama + Meditation: All classes are breath-centric

BEFORE TEACHING

Student & world traveler


Arielle Shipe

Hometown: Aspen, Colorado

PHILOSOPHY

Work Hard, Play Hard. Rest hard. Yoga is a multifaceted gem that is there to meet you where ever you need it most. In my classes you can expect to sweat, to smile, relax, and to start to uncover that there’s way more to yoga than downward facing dog.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Yoga Alliance 200hr RYT Certification since June 2013
  • Over 8 years of personal practice
  • 200hr Pure Yoga Reno with Alicia Green
  • 200hr Wanderlust Yoga Squaw with Meg McCracken and Ashleigh Sergeant
  • 100hr Advanced Training: Yoga as Medicine with Meg McCracken and Ashleigh Sergeant
  • 50hr Advanced Training: Krama-Sequencing for Physical Body with Meg McCracken and Michelle Bouvier
  • 50 hr Vinyasa Krama with Rod Stryker
  • 35 hr Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker
  • BSBA Finance and Economics with Minor in International Studies

MENTORS

  • Meg McCracken
  • Rod Stryker
  • Ashleigh Sergeant
  • Evan Soroka

CLASSES AT O2

O2 Flow, Power Hour, Stretch, Evening Flow, Guided Relaxation, Pranayama and Meditation

BEFORE TEACHING

Competitive Snowboarder and College Student 


David Richardson

Hometown:

PHILOSOPHY

David began practicing yoga shortly after he moved to Colorado in 2010. He quickly developed a connection with the practice, finding a way to explore strength, balance and flexibility. He completed his Colorado School of Yoga 200 hour teacher training with Julia Clarke and Gina Caputo in 2014. His practice and teaching are grounded in exploring and learning more about the physical, mental and emotional experience that is yoga. Every day discovering new ways to connect within the union of mind, body and breath. In class you can expect to find a deep breath connection, travel through thoughtful and creative sequences, and to flip your perspective as you go upside down and play with arm balances and inversions.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

MENTORS

CLASSES AT O2

BEFORE TEACHING


HEATHER VANDIEPEN

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

PHILOSOPHY

Heather's classes are approachable and emphasize on alignment with a steady connection to breath. She is continually inspired by yoga + pilates for it's transformative power, internally and externally, and finds it to be a source of joy and strength. Also loves to hike and is passionate about taking at home challenges that consist of 30 mins a day.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Heather has practiced yoga and Pilates for over 15 years
  • Full STOTT certification
  • 200-Hour Certification through CorePower Yoga

MENTORS

  • Ashley Turner
  • Meredith Gnau
  • Gina Caputo
  • Evan Soroka
  • Courtney Miller

CLASSES AT O2

O2 Flow, Basics, Pilates Equipment

BEFORE TEACHING

Server


KAREN MILLER

Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida

PHILOSOPHY

With the start of everyday an opportunity to ‘do the work’ presents itself. We can
chose to live an authentic, purposeful life by starting exactly where we are with
circumstances exactly as they are. When else? How else? And when our
perceptions of reality become murky and distorted, practice self-kindness first.
Reawaken to reconnect, then continue the journey. As poet Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • RYT 500+ Yoga Shanti Certified 2004

MENTORS

  • Pema Chodron
  • Manorama
  • Tias Little
  • BKS Iyengar

CLASSES AT O2

Basic Yoga

BEFORE TEACHING

And still am- in the Food and Beverage industry


Kerrie Martin Schur

Hometown: Manchester, NH

PHILOSOPHY

As a transformational coach with a background in holistic health, mind-body nutrition, eating psychology, and personal development I believe that the outer changes we desire in our lives must be accompanied by an inner shift that comes with commitment to consistent heart-centered practice on and off the mat. In my flow classes you can look forward to rejuvenating and fluid sequences that leave you feeling anchored in a deeper sense of your self and more in tune with your inner landscape.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 15 years of personal practice
  • 200hr Flow Yoga Center, Washington, DC
  • 300hr Prana Flow Yoga Teacher Training
  • The Samudra School of Living Yoga
  • Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training
  • Rasa Vinyasa Teacher Training
  • Soma Vinyasa Teacher Training
  • Elemental Vinyasa Teacher Training
  • RYT 500 Yoga Alliance
  • Certified Health and Eating Psychology Coach

MENTORS

  • Jessica Lazar
  • Shiva Rea
  • Shawn Parell
  • Marc David

CLASSES AT O2

O2 Flow, Restorative

BEFORE TEACHING

Research Assistant, Washington, DC based think tank


Melisa Sweet

Hometown: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

PHILOSOPHY

Slow down enough to allow things to unfold and rise from within.
Seek a deep connection with your highest self and, from this most genuine place, live in Satya -truth-.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 15 years personal practice
  • 200hr Hatha yoga training at the White Lotus Foundation
  • Restorative yoga training with Beth Gurupriya Sanchez
  • Currently taking an Iyengar teacher training

MENTORS

  • Ganga White
  • Tracy Rich
  • Evan Soroka
  • Trishka Lemos
  • Maite Fernandez de Bobadilla (Argentina)

CLASSES AT O2

Restorative yoga stretch + meditation

BEFORE TEACHING

More teaching! Ski instructor, Preschool teacher, Spanish teacher


Michelle Faurer

Hometown: Aspen, Colorado

PHILOSOPHY

As a teacher I hope to create a space for others to share the way my practice has made me feel: supported, nurtured, challenged, empowered, confident and strong.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Colorado School of Yoga
  • Pilates Mat Peak Pilates
  • Pilates Reformer Stott
  • TRX
  • BA Art History

MENTORS

  • Gina Caputo
  • Evan Soroka
  • Connie Borho

CLASSES AT O2

Pilates Mat, Evening Flow

BEFORE TEACHING

Production and Apparel Product Development


Nichole Campbell

Hometown: Camp Hill, PA

PHILOSOPHY

Be open to others’ ways but know yourself and honor what’s best for you.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 6 years
  • 200 RYT with Yoga Works
  • avid runner and former college track athlete

MENTORS

  • Ann Van Valkenburg (Venice Beach)

CLASSES AT O2

Power Hour

BEFORE TEACHING

Food Sales with Sysco, Bartender (am still, also a Realtor)


SARAH SADIE NEWETT

Hometown: Ellsworth, Maine

PHILOSOPHY

In each class I aim to create an environment that connects students with their creativity, strength, and capacity for knowledge while having fun! I believe that "showing up" is half the battle and am devoted to designing a unique plan tailored for each client.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Lead Instructor for Om Factory’s Aerial Vinyasa (200 Hour + Aerial Vinyasa) Teacher Training
  • Co-wrote Om Factory’s Kids Aerial Yoga Teacher Training manual 200 Hour RYT
  • Power Pilates Mat
  • AntiGravity Fundamentals
  • Chaise Fitness Certification
  • Anya Pilates Equipment
  • Thai Bodywork Certification
  • BarreWorks Certification
  • BFA in Dance/Theatre from Emerson College with honors

MENTORS

  • Courtney Bauer
  • Sarah Anne Bell
  • Nicole Pierce
  • David Dorfman

CLASSES AT O2

O2 Flow Yoga, Aerial Silks: Stretch, Strength, Shape

BEFORE TEACHING

Professional Aerialist and Dancer


TIMOTHY MCCALL

Hometown: Rochester, NY

PHILOSOPHY

To provide an effortless fusion of yoga and grounded body mechanics into a powerful, yet light-hearted and positively energetic human experience

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • 17 years instructing students coast to coast
  • 200-hour RYT
  • Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy

MENTORS

  • Ana Forrest
  • Baron Baptiste
  • Richard Freeman

CLASSES AT O2

Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Stretch + Meditation

BEFORE TEACHING

Triathlete, Firefighter, Physical Therapist,
Lifelong Learner


Trishka Lemos

Hometown: Aspen, Colorado

PHILOSOPHY

Practice. Practice. Practice. And surrender...
All classes are inspired from daily personal practice, self study, and years of imprints from her senior Iyengar Yoga teachers Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden…making Trishka a conduit for these ancient and sacred teachings... to be imparted to all.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Intermediate Junior I Iyengar Yoga Certification.
  • 27 years of yoga practice and study of various yogic traditions. 
  • 16 years in the Iyengar method including a 5 year teacher training program to become a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Additional 3 years of study to acquire Intermediate Junior I level of certification.
  • 4 year therapeutics program with Stephanie Quirk.
  • Travel to Pune, India more than once to study at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga institute with the Iyengar family: Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar. While at the Institute Trishka assisted in the medical classes.

MENTORS

  • Manouso Manos - 1 of 2 senior most Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide (main teacher)
  • Patricia Walden - 1 of 2 senior most Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide (secondary teacher) 
  • Stephanie Quirk - Lives in Pune, India. Studies with the Iyengar family and has helped in the medical classes for the past 18 years (therapeutics/remedial  teacher)
  • Gabriella Giubilaro - senior Iyengar Yoga teacher
  • Ram Dass - meditation teacher and spiritualist

CLASSES AT O2

Iyengar Yoga

BEFORE TEACHING

Marketing at Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles and NYC


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