Seasoned yoga teacher, founder of the Sanctuary Studio, mother and local politician, Leia is a person of passion! She is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style (infused with a hearty dose of humor; a spirit of playfulness) and compassion-centered philosophy. Leia is an E-500RYT (Experienced 500+Hours of Training Registered Yoga Teacher) Yoga Alliance approved teacher who has been teaching yoga in Colorado since 2005. She has been trained in the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, under the guidance of Shiva Rea as well as a graduate of the Colorado School of Yoga (CSOY)’s advanced teacher training. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®) through Yoga Alliance. Leia is a teacher of teachers and offers a 200 hour teacher training course in Gunnison through the CSOY. Leia also teaches workshops and leads retreats. She will be leading a Trekking & Yoga Trek in Nepal in the spring of 2018 with Pemba Sherpa. She has also attended a 160 hour Yoga for Survivors program with Laura Kupperman. Leia has been voted “Best Yoga Teacher” for the last four year’s in the Gunnison Chamber of Commerce’s “Best of” awards. Leia has studied numerous styles of yoga including: Vinyasa Flow, Prana Vinyasa™, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Bikram, Power Yoga and Kundalini. Her Vinyasa Flow classes, provide an integrative approach to yoga and are appropriate for all levels of practice. Leia is available for private, corporate and small group instruction.
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While she was born and raised in upstate NY, Meegan considers Colorado to be home. She has lived in CO for 22 years, the last 10 in the Gunnison Valley. Her yoga journey started in 2001 when she was introduced to the Bikram hot yoga series. Over the years, her practice expanded to include Power yoga, Ashtanga, Restorative and Iyengar yoga. In 2009, she moved to Denver for a 9 week 200 hour teacher certification in the Bikram style yoga series. When she returned home, she started teaching in Crested Butte and in Gunnison. She soon realized that her full time teaching job in the schools and teaching yoga in the evening proved to be too much. Her yoga career was put on hold. In the summer of 2013, she taught the Bikram series once again at Yoga CB in Crested Butte. Over the course of the 2013/2014 year, she yearned for a deeper understanding of Yoga and what it means to live as a Yogi. In May of 2014, she embarked on a life changing journey to Mysore, India where she lived in an Ashram for 5 weeks, training for a second 200 hour certification in Traditional Hatha Yoga. She is humbled and honored to bring Hatha Yoga to the Gunnison Valley. She looks forward to sharing the wisdom and practice bestowed upon her. To breath, relax and have awareness of the body is the true experience of yoga.
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Dana Hersh Don
Dana is a native of Boulder, Colorado and moved away to Atlanta, Georgia with her family when she was 11. From Atlanta she went on to study at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with minor studies in Italian, Portugues and Business Administration.
In 2009 Dana took the leap and listened to the calling of her heart to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among many things, she did translation work, took dance classes, overcame cultural barriers, and became a student of Kundalini Yoga. In 2011 she moved further south to the beautiful lands of Patagonia, where she opened the door to energy and spiritual work, retreats, took Aura Reading courses, lived in a conscious community, and met her husband, Santiago. In 2015 Dana received her KRI certifcation as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor through Kundalini Yoga of Denver-Crestone.
In 2017 Dana and Santiago moved to the U.S. together and are currently living in Gunnsion, Colorado. Dana offers Kundalini Yoga, Aura Readings, and Integrative Music through her Healing Arts business, Field of Colors. Her classes are integrative, energizing and grounding. Dana is also the Coordinator for the Center for Adult and Family Education (C.A.F.E.) at the Gunnison County Library, and is passionate about helping others and inspiring people to live from the heart.
A long time Gunnison resident, Delaney teaches Sunrise Yin-Inspired Yoga every Friday and is in the rotation to teach Saturday morning classes. She is a certified Yoga I & 2 Instructor through AAAI. Aside from her talents in the yoga studio Delaney is offers several modalities including Quantum Biofeedback, Infrared LED Light Therapy, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and Live & Dry Blood Imaging through her business Whole Health Light!
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Karah is a recent graduate of Leia’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through the Colorado School of Yoga. Karah has been studying and practicing yoga since 1994; attending numerous training’s, workshops and festivals. Her background consists of exploring the ancient texts and styles of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yin, Liquid Asana and Aerial yoga. Each class is a unique evolving learning experience of YOUR practice, combining alignment technique, breath-work and props if needed. Come develop your own practice with Karah! Aside from her fun classes she is a local DJ at our community radio station KBUT so expect some fun tunes to accompany her classes!
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Heidi Magnus has been a student of meditation for 10 years. She has a daily practice and has attended meditation seminars and retreats. She believes in studying meditation practices from various cultures and applying them to modern day life in a practical and fulfilling way. As a former biologist, Heidi enjoys connecting the dots between science and the benefits of meditation. As an owner of a busy deli with her sister for the last 2 decades, she understands the enormous value of daily contemplative practice.
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Carla is a Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner offering private sessions as well as a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist. Her weekly class will open with gentle movement of Qigong and or somatic movement, moving into Hatha yoga poses, with any needed modifications for individual needs. Breathing practice and guided meditations will be included in classes to increase your journey to improved well-being. This class will be suitable for those moving toward improved physical health, following illness or injury, those needing to decrease stress, those new or practiced in the yoga philosophy.
Barb Haas, MA has studied shamanism since 1992 with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies, including Michael Harner (Way of the Shaman), Sandra Ingerman (Soul Retrival), Tom Cowan (Fire in the Head), and Betsy Bergstrom (Heart-Centered shamanism). She is in a global group of shamanic practitioners and teachers that are involved in a variety of shamanic practices. She offers private sessions in which she journeys for you on your behalf. Please call 641-2093 with your interest in workshops, to participate in the local circle, to receive more information, or to make a private appointment. * Sessions to be offered with enough interest:- Frame Drumming ala Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women- “Wake Up Your Inner Wisdom” sessions for tweens and teens * For more information on the different worlds of feeling separate vs belonging, watch “Stroke of Insight” on youTube by Jill Bolte Taylor.
Email Barb @ ShamanicSOULutions@live.com