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Y/A Yoga Guides

Founder: Ashley Elsasser
Ashley has been practicing yoga for over 10 years (starting way back when she was a competitive dancer) and has been formally trained through CorePower Yoga, Samadhi Center for Yoga, & Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh India. She has attended various Tantra, Forest Yoga, and Meditation workshops as well. In addition to yoga, she studies International Relations and Latin American Development through the University of Denver. She has a strong knowledge of Hatha yoga, various forms of meditation, yoga alignment, and Pranayama (breath practice). Her Hatha practice has an Ashtanga base but uses a variety of other techniques derived from Iyengar, Forest, and Kundalini yoga. Ashley works closely with Doctors, & other wellness professionals in order to provide quality service to all of her students- She leaves no question unanswered. Ashley emphasizes on proper alignment in EVERY one of her classes- If something isn't aligned properly, she'll fix it. Expect to learn how to breath, align yourself properly without the use of mirrors, and instead, with intuition and self exploration with her guidance. She will push you BUT she will not break you.
Annie Martens 
Annie received her 200 HR YTT certificate in Rishikesh, India, the Yoga capital of the world. She has practiced and studied in Los Angeles, Boston and Denver, and has deepened her love of Yoga through her appreciation of it’s philosophy and traditional Indian roots. She loves to teach and share this sacred wisdom. Whether you are looking for spiritual guidance or ways to be more in tune with your body, she makes her lessons easy to digest and inspiring for every person. Her all-levels classes typically move at a slower pace with longer holds. She encourages her students to find strength, flexibility, and contentment in every posture, whether it’s a more advanced arm balance or a simple standing pose. She believes they are all equally important, and yoga trains the mind to find equanimity in all circumstances, on and off the mat. Annie is the Writer and Founder of Cosmic Kundalini (CK), a bi-monthly newsletter covering lunar-astrology, and practical advice for practicing Yoga and meditation.
Bri Wells
Bri has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She has found it to be an excellent foundation to navigate the ups and downs in her personal story and believes in its ability to bring wellness to her being and remove dis-ease from her mind. Ever distracted by the Amazing Colorado wilderness, she takes her practice into the mountains often where she hikes, climbs, camps, skis and snowboards and practices her devoted new practice of fly fishing. At home, she enjoys the presence of her two children and her cattle dog Kahmir. Bri believes in the infinite potential of every being. Her teachings are rooted in Tapas (austerity) and Mukti (freedom). Join Bri to move, breathe and become unbound by past experience, judgement and expectation. 
Sara Buck
Sara received her training in Denver in 2011 at Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation. Since that time her world has transformed to support her love for Yoga, so that she can help offer that gift to others. Yoga has grown in her life to influence all areas. For the past 6 years she has been splitting her time teaching yoga in Kauai, HI and Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Rocks, CO. Sara strives to make practice approachable and accessible to nearly anyone. She firmly stands behind beginning with the basics and building from there so that students are safe and aware of their bodies. She also believes in allowing for enough space that students are able to discover their own internal processes. She wants her students to have fun, to feel deeply connected to themselves, and to simply feel good, safe, and grounded.
Krystal Phillips
Krystal’s fire for yoga was sparked in college, however her yogic passion and dedication to practice began to unfold at Asana Studio in 2014. As a Give Peace a Chance 2015 RYT-200 graduate, she aims to with mindful integrity and openness inspire and empower others through yoga. Krystal invites you to explore returning balance in your breath, body, and senses through her offering of an earthy, grounded, and safe practice.
Kim Lenhart
Kim found her profound love for yoga when her daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis and had extensive spinal fusion to correct the curvature. Wanting to keep her daughter’s spine strong and body limber she signed them both up for a month of yoga. Kim began to practice more frequently realizing how wonderful yoga was. She takes yoga into other areas of her life helping with sleep, stress, relationships and overall wellbeing. Kim has continued her yoga journey practicing frequently, attending yoga festivals and workshops. Attending Yoga Teacher Training and getting her 200 R-YT certificate was one of the most joyful times in her life. Kim believes the practice of yoga, pranayama and meditation is for everyone and has the unique capacity to bring attention to the mind, body and breath, harmonizing your entire being, leading to a healthy limber body and calm focused mind. She aspires to share her love and knowledge of yoga in every class she teaches.
JoJo Noble
Through Yoga, Jojo has discovered how to embrace discomfort through change; perceive a weakness with integrity and use it as a strength; and with patience in time, learn how to become less attached to her past or her future and instead, truly embracing the present with a calm, content mind. One thing she has felt within is the fire created by Yoga - a light that was once buried but is now illuminating. Jojo teaches Yoga to help those who are looking for a mentally and physically stimulating practice all in hopes to transform mind, body, and soul. She has received both 200-hour and 300-hour teacher certifications, and is educated in the theory and practice of asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and the specifics of teaching yoga.