Anji Kat, as she is known to her friends and fans, came to yoga nearly 20 years ago as a means of stress reduction and greater spiritual connection. Little did she know how much this profound practice would change her life. After receiving her Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification in 2007, Anji has been facilitating classes, workshops and yoga retreats around the country. She has had the privilege of studying with such notable teachers as Shiva Rea, Marla Apt, Gary Kraftsow, Sharon Gannon & David Life to name a few, and her classes can be best described as joy-filled vinyasa and yoga-philosphy inspired flow. Anji uses her intuitive and energy healing gifts to tailor practices for her students and she has a passion for teaching yoga for mental well-being, including yoga for anxiety and depression. As a talented vocalist, you can often enjoy chanting as part of your practice with Anji, as well as listen to her inspirational music on her 2 published CD's. If you are looking for a full mind-body-spirit juicy inspirational experience, then join Anji in one of her many classes and events!
YAECP E-RYT 200
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.
April is a Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki Level II Practitioner. April completed massage training in 2010, yoga teacher training (200 hours) in 2016, and Reiki training in 2016. April is a member of the Yoga Alliance and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In addition to her Asana practice, April studies yoga philosophy, and encourages her students to practice yoga both on and off the mat. April found yoga at a low point in her life: sick in her body, tortured in her mind, and troubled in her soul. After experiencing an inward transformation, April decided to teach in order to share the life changing practice of yoga with others.
The yoga April practices and teaches is in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. April’s classes are intended to lead you to the still place within, through the conscious connection of breath and movement. April’s classes are accessible to all levels, and beginners are encouraged to attend!
Arlene is a dynamic and compassionate yoga teacher. She has been sharing her love of yoga since the summer of 2017, when she completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Sri Swami Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia. Following her teacher training and completion of her Bachelor’s in Fitness Psychology from George Mason University, she traveled to the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas to further her yoga studies and serve the Ashram community. She now resides in Denver, CO and has worked in Lakewood as an Exercise Specialist and Chiropractor’s Assistant. This provided her with the unique opportunity to bring the benefits of Yoga to the Clinic’s patients.
Arlene specializes in Integral Yoga - a hatha practice that can best be described as a moving meditation; uniting the postures, breath, and inward focus. Her teaching mantra: “meet people where they’re at!” She deeply enjoys adapting her classes to serve everyBODY. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or complete novice, Arlene provides a class that is simultaneously centering and transformative.
Ashley has been practicing yoga for fourteen years. Her yoga practice changed her life in the most amazing and powerful ways, so she completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training through Corepower Yoga in 2014 and has been teaching power-vinyasa for the last five years. She lives in Denver, CO with her wonderful son and husband, but she grew up in Golden and loves the community. She also volunteers with Yoga for the People, practices Reiki, and is soon to be certified in Yoga Nidra through Samadhi Center for Yoga. In addition to yoga, Ashley has her Master's in Literature from Northwestern University, and taught English at a local high school in Golden for the last few years. Writing and self-expression are extremely important to her, and she is currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry through Regis University. She is passionate about creating healing and inclusive environments for all students while also promoting a culture of strength, intensity, and growth.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root, 'yuj' meaning 'to join' or two yolk. Bonnie creates an enchanting space for you to feel your body and spirit in a flowing dance of yoga, Union. Bonnie has been sharing the gift of yoga since she completed her 200 hour training in 2017. Her teaching methods are centered around serving the deeper flow of the universe and challenging students to explore the way they can connect to that subtle energy.
Her practice is deeply devotional, guiding students to tap into their own sacred realm of creation. Her passion and excitement for transformational healing connects people to their own potential- cultivating, purpose and self love. She encourages her students to be deliberate creators, planting sustainable seeds for expansion. Bonnie believes through breath, balance and meditation we are able to tune in to an expansive Vortex of Infinite Creation. Come share the gift of Union, We Are All One.
Dan Nebel is a yoga instructor (200 YA), professional musician, and National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Dan began practicing yoga 6 years ago as a way of coping with a back injury and regulating his energy levels when performing music; he completed his teacher training in 2018 with Kindness Yoga in Denver and is so excited to be practicing at Your Ashtanga.
Dan was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM, earned a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Eastman School of Music, earned a master’s degree in music from Wichita State University, and served as an active duty enlisted bandsman with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West at Travis Air Force Base, CA. He currently lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Erin and cat Delilah, performs principal horn with the Fort Collins Symphony, and is a member of the Air Force Reserves at Peterson Air Force Base, CO. When not involved with music, yoga, personal training, or the Reserves, he enjoys trail running, hiking, backpacking, and climbing in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
In his personal practice, Dan primarily focuses on connecting breath to movement through vinyasa flow, safe and proper alignment, and regulating energy levels with meditations.
Hannah has been practicing yoga for 6+ years. She recently graduated Minnesota State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has always found passion, joy, and life in movement. After dancing competitively through high school and into college she retired her leaps for sun salutations and so began her love of yoga. Although yoga for Hannah began simply as an asana practice, it quickly developed into so much more. She began taking Ashtanga yoga classes and fell in love with idea that yoga can be not only a physical workout, but a way of life. She was first certified in 2016 as a 200-hour RYT in Hot Vinyasa Yoga. Two years later she traveled to Mysore, India where she completed her training as a 300-hour RYT in Ashtanga Yoga. Hannah has been teaching for two years. She has experience teaching Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, and Restorative Yoga classes. It is her dream to combine her love of yoga, pranayama, meditation and background in psychology to help people live their healthiest, happiest, and most thoughtful lives.
Inge is a certified ParaYoga teacher whose passion is to help people embody their divinity through yoga, the mindful union of body, breath and consciousness. Her classes offer an enlivening flow combining asana (poses) with pranayama (breath and energy work) followed by deep relaxation and meditation. The focus is to harness prana, the lifeforce, to create balance, promote healing and, ultimately, awaken to the inner teacher. Inge came to ParaYoga, a Himalayan tantric hatha yoga system, after many years of spiritual seeking in order to deepen her meditation practice. She found so much more: a beloved and trusted teacher, a personal relationship with the Divine Mother, a sense of belonging to an ancient lineage, the fellowship of like-minded spiritual seekers, and restored physical vitality that had been depleted by cancer treatment. She is most grateful to have been initiated into the Sri Vidya lineage by her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker, and to have visited the Sri Vidya shrine in India with his teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute. Inge also is trained by Judith Hanson Lasater as a Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher, and in ParaYoga Nidra, the practice of enlightened sleep. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, Inge is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner who specializes in the treatment of disorders of extreme stress. She promotes a practice of embodied psychology and embodied spirituality. Rather than transcending the human, she wants to help her students embody the divine in human form. Her favorite quote by Swami Rama of the Himalayas is: “The goal of sadhana (practice) is not to see God or to become divine. You are already divine. To experience your divine nature, first you have to become human…the human within you will pull the divine toward you.”
Jess came to yoga while working in the corporate world & what started out as a journey to reduce stress & heal her back became a path of awakening that led her into her purpose as a burnout rescue coach, author & speaker. She now teaches worn out women how to reclaim their personal power, strength & resiliency so they can heal & love their life, in much the same way that she did! Through a dedication to gentle, hatha-style & restorative yoga practices of her own over the years she healed her back & learned along the way the beautiful principals for living that yoga teaches that now empower her & her clients today in the areas of self-mastery, self-care & self-love.
Today, she teaches yoga for the sheer love of the practice & because she knows how very powerful yoga can be for raising one’s frequency & vibration in literally any area of life.
Jess is a Colorado native who lives in Lakewood with her sexy man & 2 dogs & her favorite activities include hiking, walking, camping, cooking, hot springs soaking, all things personal development, & of course… yoga.
She was formally trained at the Samadhi Center for Yoga here in Denver in 2007, has been teaching consistently since that time & will provide you with practices that not only energize your body but also enlighten your mind & enliven your spirit! Although her teaching style is gentle, she will also push you to gradually increase your strength & confidence in a way that always honors your body, mind, & spirit.
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.
Laura first started practicing yoga while working as a civil engineer in Houston, TX. She then relocated to Denver, Colorado and eventually Zurich, Switzerland. Her yoga relationship deepened when a friend introduced her to an Ashtanga Primary Series class while living in Switzerland, love at first breath! It was at this point that she decided to focus her studies on the Ashtanga Yoga Tradition. Laura then moved to Golden, Colorado and continues to further her Ashtanga studies under the guidance of prominent teacher Richard Freeman in Boulder, Colorado. Her interest in expanding the body-mind connection led her to study Zen Meditation which she continues to practice. Her teaching style strongly focuses on imparting the soothing and therapeutic effects of Ashtanga yoga to make the practice fun and accessible to students of all levels.