Stephanie's journey to yoga began in the summer of 2014- feeling overcome by monumental life changes, she finally heeded the advice of a close friend & checked out a local yoga class, back in Boston. By the time she arrived into that first savasana, the transformation had begun. A few months later, bound for her husband's hometown of Denver, Stephanie knew she was ready to embark on a journey of self discovery by way of a deeper understanding of the practice & a 200hr. yoga teacher training. She felt Colorado was just the place to do it. She entered Axis Yoga Trainings in February 2015 & credits all of the teachings, teachers, fellow yogis & students she’s met along the way with helping to guide her more surely towards alignment with her truest self.
She considers herself ridiculously blessed to share yoga with the world & feels especially called to the underserved populations within our community and teaches weekly classes at an addiction recovery program in Denver.
Perhaps a bit more introspective by design, her classes are shaped by first finding the present moment and then working mindfully with breath & movement to help settle & balance the body, mind & spirit. She believes it is in the accessing of each posture that the yoga or the yoking together of these three houses exists and she hopes that anyone who drops into one of her classes will leave with a renewed sense of connectedness to themselves & to their world.
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.
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.
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." ~Rumi
As a child, my greatest passion was being with a horse in nature. Horses taught me to listen within, while be aware of what is around me. Horses connected me to my spirituality and soul. I have made a career working with human- horse relationships, focusing on Equine Assisted Activities. My specialty is providing a safe and healing container for the human-horse relationships to develop and evolve. I have trained in several areas to support my work, including Grief and Loss, Special Needs, Memory Loss, Mindfulness, and Addiction. My lifelong training in natural horsemanship and studying the language of the horse has been one of my most fulfilling teachings.
Although I have spent my life pursuing my inner most dreams, I always felt like there was still so much to learn and seek. It wasn't until I began practicing yoga that I discovered how much deeper my own spiritual practice could go and I began the journey. I have dedicated myself to being a student, always being in a place to embrace growth through the teachings of those around me.
Today, I try to bring my own experience, strength, and hope to others through the practice of yoga, mindfulness, and horsemanship. I specialize in Equine Assisted Mindfulness and Yoga. I am the owner of Acres of Opportunity Ranch in Lafayette, Colorado where I offer many opportunities for people of all ages to experience nature.
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I have always enjoyed a lifestyle focused in nature and on health and well-being. My studies began at Colorado State University, where I earned a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science. I have been a Certified Personal Trainer through the NSCA since 2004, Certified Pilates Instructor since 2008 and also a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (BCES) through the Pink Ribbon Program.
My journey with Reiki began in 2005 when a friend shared her husband’s experience with Reiki as he was going thru cancer treatment as well as how the Reiki Practitioner helped him transition from this life. I was moved by the expression of peace and acceptance both he and his wife had and how they credited Reiki for that. I didn’t revisit Reiki until 2009 when I saw the word “Reiki” come into my mind. It was then with the same practitioner that I began my training. I worked with my Reiki Master for all 3 levels - Reiki I, II & III. After offering Reiki sessions in both private and clinical settings, I am now being led to share this beautiful gift with the world with the desire to be part of realigning the human spirit back to self and nature. My passion is to guide others to achieve balance in life by nurturing and challenging the body, mind and spirit.
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 London. 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 in Lafayette, 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
Belle Kuhn, Licensed Acupuncturist
Belle has learned through personal experience that preventative health is so much more than exercising and eating right. It’s about leading a lifestyle that is in alignment with your purpose and what makes you feel fulfilled. When you are on your true path you feel a sense of internal balance. Physical and emotional stress often interferes causing pain, disturbed sleep and fatigue.
Belle enjoys helping people attain and sustain inner harmony with an individualized approach. Whether it's chronic pain, insomnia, menopause, sports injuries, PMS or lifestyle related, she finds out what may be holding you back from achieving the results you desire and helps you break through those barriers. She uses holistic modalities such as acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, nutritional counseling and lifestyle adjustments to restore the natural balance and energy flow. Please visit her website for all of her services.
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Yoga Therapist • Spiritual Healer • Meditator • Advanced Practitioner of Ayurveda and Tibetan Cranial • Postpartum AyurDoula.
Heidi is on a mission to uplift those who are ready to walk the path of transformation and heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Heidi has taught Yoga to large groups and to individuals privately since 2000. She is open-minded, friendly, reliable, honest and intuitive, and creates a safe and fun space conducive for healing. The multifaceted developmental and healing modalities that Heidi offers are consistently effective in improving health and wellness, resulting in enhanced vitality and well-being.
Her teachings are enriched by formal academic training through Naropa University where she in 2005 earned her BA in Contemplative Psychology. In 2008, Heidi earned her Tibetan Cranial Practitioner Certification after graduating from a rigorous apprenticeship under the guidance of Master Teacher Shar Lee. In 2010, Heidi graduated as certified Ayurveda Vaidya from Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula, Boulder, CO. Her thirst for deepening her knowledge lead her to continue her advanced studies at Alandi, and in 2012, she received her Advanced Practitioner of Ayurveda Certificate (Bhishakgwara). Heidi was born and raised in Denmark; she moved to the United States in 2002 to engage with enduring dedication in an ongoing deepening learning and application of spiritual healing disciplines. This led to her founding of Namaskar Healing in 2007. Heidi currently lives at Ananda Farm in Longmont with her beloved husband and many pets.
Heidi currently offers workshops and various classes throughout Longmont, Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins as well as offer private consultations and healing sessions in person and via phone. For more information about Heidi and her services please visit her website for all of her services.
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
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