As the owner of the Yoga Center of Steamboat, Cheryl remains authentic to the Yoga Center’s original mission statement: to provide a sacred space for education and practices that promote a life in balance: a healthy body, peaceful mind, and joyful heart for students and teachers.
Different types of yoga will resonate with each of us at different times. Cheryl encourages her students to take time to notice their bodies, minds, and spirit, without judgement. She loves teaching a variety of classes weaving in yogic philosophies and dosha pacifying techniques. She offers students tools for stress reduction, connection with Self, and to safely move through their asana practice.
Yoga has taught Cheryl so much more than just the physical poses, she has learned how to listen more keenly to others and herself, act full heartedly, and share authentically. She is dedicated to being a student for life, learning through all life’s changes and experiences.
Cheryl is available for group or private classes, ayurvedic yoga, prenatal yoga, and meditation.
Annie received her 200 Hr. yoga certification for the practices of Pranayama, Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa in Rishikesh, India after graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Once she conceptualized yoga as the perfect combination of art and science, the creative doors opened, and her practice began to deepen. She values focus on joint strength to create a steady foundation in asanas as well as improve range of motion for various athletic activities. Her intention as a teacher is to guide practitioners to use their breath to open their bodies, minds and hearts into their spiritual being and enjoys bringing philosophic yoga intentions to her practice. When she’s not practicing yoga she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, spending time outside and learning from different perspectives.
Hello, my name Hahn Erickson. It is a little tough to write a bio about what Yoga is to me. It has ben a part of my life since I was a child. Introduced by my step-mother who would take her daughter and I to different places to practice to now becoming a teacher after being certified in India almost three years ago. Yoga was a part of my childhood yet became an afterthought in my 20’s as I became too intimidated and shy to renew my practice, my ego getting in my own way separating me from feeling confident enough to join a class consistently. My main focus became meditation and energetic healing and I have been practicing with a teacher for over 18 years. At the age of 18 I began my travels around the world to learn and have been to 6 continents and over 60 countries acquiring all I have been able. After experiencing a devastating accident over 7 years ago it became time to renew my practice with yoga and my body, mind, spirit connection. Now getting to a place that I wish to
share what I have learned through the years of both pain, and joy to help the unification of our bodies, our community and our capabilities with each other and ourselves. I hope you will enjoy my class. Om Shanti
From an early age, I knew function and frivolity existed
simultaneously. That's much like yoga – to be living wildly better
right now, vibrating with radiancy and all flavors of health,
immersed in the eternal continuity of becoming.
I started practicing yoga in 1999, but it wasn't until 2011, at my
daughter’s encouraging, that I became a certified teacher, studying with Giaconda Parker. In 2012 and 2013, I was certified to Dharma Yoga's 200-hour and 100-hour advanced training studying with Camilla Figueroa, Keith Katchik, Shawn Kent and Maricarmen Wilson.
When temperatures climb above 80, I flee Austin for Steamboat to inhale the community of shared breath and surrender to the eternal flux and pulse of existence at Yoga Center of Steamboat.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Johnny moved to Steamboat in November on a quest for community, friendship, and mountain adventures. He is so excited for the opportunity to join Yoga Center of Steamboat!
Kaitlyn Kreitzman got her 200-hour RYT in 2015 from Urban Bliss Yoga. She taught yoga on her college campus, and studios around the area of Fairfield Connecticut. After graduation, she then went on to expand her knowledge of teaching and received her 500-hour RYT at Simplicity Yoga Studio in Long Island, New York. She draws her inspiration for her classes from her everyday life. Kaitlyn’s classes focus on alignment, breath work, the chakras, meditation, and yoga philosophy. She loves to help others take what they learn on the mat and incorporate it into their everyday lives. When she’s not teaching or practicing yoga, she enjoys camping, hiking, reading and painting.
Leah Smith, AKA Japa Seetal Kaur, has been practicing Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2004. Since meeting Kundalini Yoga, she has also enjoyed exploring many other forms of yoga as well as Tibetan Buddhism. While she loves them all, it was ultimately Kundalini Yoga that was the most practical and helpful discipline. So after many years of devoted practice she has recently completed teaching training and is
excited to share that practice with you! Leah is grateful to call Steamboat Springs, CO home where she is a full time Massage and Sound Therapy practitioner.
Liz Leipold graduated with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. Liz works as an OT for NW BOCES in the Steamboat Springs Schools as well as Yampa Valley Medical Center. She teachers yoga to both adults and children with various programs in Steamboat Springs. Liz is certified with Shambhava Yoga, Yoga Kids International, Yoga Nidra Integrative Restoration iRest, and Yoga Nidra through Satyananda Yoga. She is currently working towards her 500 hour certification with Integrated Yoga Therapy International. Liz has a passion for teaching, adventure, travel, photography and continues to teach skiing with the Steamboat Springs Snowsports School. She believes yoga fits nicely into all activities of daily living, school, community, leisure, wellness. Yoga has been a continuous journey of learning, practice and full body health that calms the mind and strengthens the body for life’s adventures.
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Nicole was introduced to yoga in 2001, and it was an instant love affair when she felt the healing benefits of the practice – physically, mentally and emotionally. Her yoga and daily meditation practice came about as she began to explore new ways to work through grief and stagnant energy. Healing power of subtle energies combined with breath and movement became the glue that held her mind, body and spirit together. Her mat was the one place she felt a sense of calmness, peace and serenity. To deepen her practice, she completed a 200 hour RYT in 2019 at Yoga Center of Steamboat and is registered through Yoga Alliance. Her compassion for others is what compelled her to share these practices with the community. Nicole’s goal is to create a safe, fun and organic environment that is accessible for all. Through her teaching she shares the tools to empower others about the importance of taking the time to nourish mind, body and spirit in order to achieve optimum health and well- being.
Since earning a BS in Health Science Education from the University of Florida in 1988, Pamela has taught a wide range of health related topics in community and school settings. In 1994, as her interest in living holistically grew, she began her yoga practice. Pamela has united her passion for teaching and for yoga by completing two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings. The first with Inner Force Yoga with Sara Beth Force, whose lineage is Kripalu and the second with Scott Feinberg and Mary Veal through Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter Florida. She combines meditation, pranayama and asana intending to open the body, allowing energy to flow and for the body to heal itself as it is so beautifully designed to do. Pamela cultivates an inner awareness throughout the practice facilitating the mind/body/breath connection. She welcomes all levels of practitioners to join her on a journey inward.
Patty studied with Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon, & Claire Diab at the Chopra Center University. As a certified Chopra Instructor & Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Patty continues to share the teachings of this ancient wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda. She has lead Ayurvedic Yoga Retreats for many years as well as offering Thai Yoga Massage. For information on private retreats, classes, or appointments please contact Patty at 970-846-5608 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and finally did the deep dive into yoga teacher training in 2016 with Wanderlust studio in Squaw Valley, California. Her training is in Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga with great appreciation for innovation and creativity. Sandy is also a certified Health Coach and helps people reach their health goals with a holistic approach. Both Sandy and her husband Gus, were trained together as yoga teachers and credit yoga, nutrition, and meditation for keeping them young and strong in heart, body and spirit!
My name is Steven Veillette and I'm a resident of The West End, in beautiful southwest Colorado. Over the past three decades, I have received formal training in qigong, meditation and sound therapy. My practice of sound therapy over the years has involved mantra recitation, singing bowls and the gong. For the last half decade my focus on sonic alchemy has been with the gong. The sounds produced by the gong change our sense of time and locality, creating a truly powerful, transformational and therapeutic instrument. The Gong has been truly instrumental in transforming my health which is why I've chosen to share this modality of sound therapy with others whom are willing to participate.
Taylor is a posture therapist with a focus on mind-body-spirit techniques that release tension in the body and mind. She is certified by the Egoscue University for posture therapy and integrates anthropological understandings of functional movement and adaptive anatomy. She has completed research on the connection between autoimmune conditions and childhood trauma for her master's thesis. In conjunction with her master's coursework in medical anthropology, Taylor has briefly attended chiropractic college for a better understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. While there, Taylor learned Neuroemotional Technique (NET), which is an integrative approach to relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. She combines NET with emotional freedom technique, healing hypnosis, and spiritual channeling to reconnect clients to their higher selves. She specializes in strange physical or mental symptoms that have not responded to other more conventional treatments. For informative and interactive videos, check out the InBody Posture YouTube channel. For the InBody blog and all other information, see www.inbodyposture.com.
Tiffany has been teaching people how to effectively and safely exercise their bodies for most of her life. She believes that yoga is a continuous journey that opens the mind, strengthens the body, and frees the spirit to take on life’s opportunities and obstacles. Embracing the way yoga has helped her to connect her body, mind, spirit and breath to heal and restore, she wants to share this knowledge with others. Tiffany believes yoga is a gift for all and loves the creative challenge of bringing yoga to anyone who is interested and is honored to share the journey. She can be reached via email at email@example.com or at 970-879-9234.
Val began her yoga journey in 2006 and quickly experienced the many benefits yoga has to offer. She earned her 200-hour Vinyasa certification at Pranava Yoga Center, Colorado Springs and has additional training in yin and restorative yoga. While her current focus is on gentle flows, yin and restorative, she draws on her Vinyasa roots for inspiration. Val moved to Steamboat Springs in 2017, and is enjoying everything the area has to offer. When not practicing yoga, she has an active outdoor life that includes skiing, hiking and camping with her husband and black lab.