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Our founder George, and all of our teachers and therapists/healers are here to help inspire both you and your practice. Since our styles are diverse, we encourage you to come try a variety of classes, healing sessions and workshops.
I began practicing qigong (chee-gong), a Daoist movement meditation, to grow in trust, joy, and freedom. Qigong helps to open physical and energetic pathways in the body through gentle movement, guided breath, and visualization. Practitioners experience increased vitality, relaxation, improved circulation, and better overall physical and emotional health. In this class, you will learn simple sequences that you can practice at home or in nature, and experience profound changes in your wellness.I am on an evolving journey as a peacemaker and have found qigong to be an important practice for integrating inner and outer experiences, and coming to rest in my center while also yielding to change. This discovery led me to write a book, Harmonizing Heavens and Earth: A Daoist Shamanic Approach to Elicitive Peacework, which explores my personal experiences with qigong, and draws connections to how qigong helps us develop skills for transforming conflict. Currently, I am applying this practice in the field of restorative justice. I am the director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership, where I facilitate peacemaking processes and train others in restorative justice practices. I am a member of the Lazuli Daoist Dipper Arts School, and an ordained Daoshi.
Cat Wollrab has been involved in the healing arts for over twenty years. She studied and practiced various branches of yoga; ashtanga, iyengar with a primary focus on traditional yoga. From 2003-2008 she taught energy yoga, an Asian style of chi gong and yoga postures. In 2011 she received a teaching certificate at the North Carolina School of Yoga in Raleigh North Carolina in Hatha Raja yoga. In 2012 she went to India and Thailand for seven months to pursue her continued interest in these ancient practices. Over the past few years she has been teaching private individual yoga classes.
Cat has traveled extensively around the world and always loves to connect with the greater yoga world community. She has a strong interest in helping students find non-intrusive solutions to alignment and health issues through yoga and energy healing practices.
We're a unique yoga studio dedicated to recovering what we believe is the essence of yoga: a traditional yoga philosophy and practice available to everyone.
Angela Gerardi began studying Taoist Yoga in Boulder and in Cottonwood, AZ in 2004, and is certified in teaching in Taoist Yoga as well the martial art form of Dahn Mu Do, and is certified in Taoist healing massage. She incorporates all these elements in class depending on the class makeup. Angela loves to travel, learn about and immerse in cultures young and old. She is the mother of a vivacious six year old and enjoys walking in nature, river rafting, hiking in the Indian Peaks, writing, and listening to live music and dancing. She also has a degree in Communications and works as a Marketing Consultant in Longmont.
Meet Our Staff
Myrrh de Marmion is a Sacred Sound Alchemist, Ecstatic Vocalist, visionary, Earth Keeper/Ceremonialist, artist and writer who explores and works with Sacred Sound and Visionary Art as deep sources of transformation and connection to Mother Earth and our own inner well-being and Divine Feminine Voice. Her website is home to her energy healing practice and offerings, and visual and visionary artistic endeavors of Visionary Art, nature photography, and the InnerVision© inspirational card deck. Her new Sacred Sound website, shares experiences and discoveries over many years of the healing power of music and Sacred Sound, her ongoing Frequency Balancer sounding project and other mp3s, and upcoming Sacred Sound events and workshop offerings.
She can be reached at 720-526-9986, email@example.com
Here are our teachers and therapists - we will be adding more special teachers soon!
We're dedicated to making various forms and levels of yoga and healing practicies available to everyone. We offer classes, courses, and workshops that shed light on the interpreting and incorporating the nature of yoga and spirituality with all other aspects of life. We welcome your questions, feedback and insights as you and we evolve.
I started my exploration of Yoga in early 1990s while living in England. My interest in Yoga grew rapidly and eventually after several years of studies, I have completed requirements for certifications to become a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist but learning continues.
I have learned from my studies and my own practice that true empowerment can only be achieved when the approach to Yoga is modified based on our needs. Movement from posture to posture has many elements, each affecting each one of us in a different way. I emphasize this uniqueness to help my students to find their own path on this journey. I teach gentle, traditional Yoga, focusing on the deep inner experience where the physical body alignment of each asana is just a beginning, a door which leads to deeper exploration of all associated sensations (physical, emotional, spiritual). My classes enable the students to reconnect with their bodies, to become aware of life of their body and of its wisdom and to develop understanding of one’s abilities and limitations to make the practice more effective and beneficial in support of the spiritual path and physically and mentally healthy life. I welcome everyone who comes to my classes, without exceptions, as I know that Yoga is good for everyone and that everyone is good for Yoga. We are all where and how we should be and that is a perfect starting point in one’s individual journey of Yoga, so come embark with us on this journey, at the Elevated Yoga Studio!
Liz Giles, C.M.T., C.A. is a practicing Colorado licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist, budding Herbalist and owner of Health In Essence LLC, Colorado, now with a new office right here at Elevated Yoga Studio in Longmont. Her first career was as a Graphic Artist of 14 years, starting in High School.
She started her massage career in the late 80’s under the mentorship of William Vogel, then Lead Massage Therapist of 7 Springs Resort in Pennsylvania. She discovered her gift of touch while working with and on feature film crews in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has worked on several major movie stars, but the real stars are the people she works with everyday from all walks of life who may not be famous, but take charge of their health by being proactive.She graduated from Scherer’s Academy of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1991. She gained her certification in 2009 in Holistic Health and in 2012 for Clinical Aromatherapy at Front Range Community College. She has also completed the Foundations Program in Clinical Herbology at the Colorado School for Clinical Herbalism in 2013. She is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG) and continues to push forward with studies in these holistic fields.
Her philosophy is that the body has innate wisdom to heal itself and asks only that we support it in the nature it was designed to function in, rest, proper nourishment, hydration and movement. When our bodies become out of balance, we offer it nurturing and a gentle nudge it needs to reset it’s own compass in the direction of health. Please visit her website for all of her services.
Mirelle Calderin is a graduate of the Four Pillars of Freedom from Inner Strength Studios in Watertown, Massachusetts. Certain that yoga generates energy from within, she facilitates a deeper dialogue on alignment, strength and breathe during her yoga teachings. She believes that when you learn to harness your own internal energy, it can be used to heal the body and improve one's everyday life.
I’ve been practicing yoga off and on since I was 9 years old. In 2016 my usual teacher at the time, went away on vacation. That’s when I discovered Elevated Yoga Studio and my new teacher George. Not long after, I signed up for his teacher training program which greatly changed my life for the better. Now I find joy and satisfaction in sharing my yoga teaching and practice with others.