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.
Influenced by Eastern style yoga and her travels, Blaire has spent the last 10 years on a journey of self-realization and self- practice. After living abroad for 14 months her journey brought her to India to attain her 200 hr RYT in Hatha and Ashtanga Series and to develop a greater understanding of living the yogic lifestyle.
“Through intention, meditation, pranayama, and asanas my goal is to have students leave the class with a greater connection to the bodies and mind.” She teaches in a way that holds on the traditional eastern style of yoga with a western twist to keep classes challenging mentally and physically. Her classes emphasize on helping students with alignment, flexibility, and mastering asanas through minimal demonstrations and maximum hands-on assists, B.C. (before Covid!) “I aim to live a positive life based on the founding principles of the yoga philosophy and lead my classes in a way that reflects that choice.”
Colleen started her yoga journey after retiring from 34 years of practicing law in Florida. Since retirement, she and her husband became part-time residents of Steamboat to enjoy horses, hiking, the mountains and, of course, yoga during the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Colleen quickly became a regular yogi at the Yoga Center of Steamboat. She appreciates and is grateful for experiencing an atmosphere of positivity and balance for the body and mind along with the kindness and talents of each of the teachers here.
Colleen has earned her 200 hour yoga teacher certification at the Yoga Center of Steamboat. Colleen’s goal as a yoga instructor is to create awareness and wellness of body, mind and spirit. Her focus in each practice is to bring gentle movement for the body, contentment and peace to the mind and spirit. Her classes include some breath work (pranayama), stretching, strengthening, and balance poses (asanas) for the body and a short meditation before resting in Savasana.
Ellie McAtee: Ellie is a Kripalu Graduate with RYT 500hr Hatha certification and 100hr Bhakti Flow yoga certification. British in Origin, Ellie has called Steamboat home since 1997. Active in the Steamboat Yoga community, continuing education with Yoga on and off the mat is a focus. Travelling and experiencing different teachers, classes, styles and cultures allows ongoing evolutions to the classes shared.
Living, Breathing and Being from a heart based practice is critical ~ inviting students to slow down, promoting the enquiry to awaken prana and honor the wisdom of the body whilst working to expand limitations and gain strength and flexibility. Classes always offered with the intention of accessing and claiming inner energy to create health and happiness.
Ellie is available to teach group and private classes at 970.846.0620 or
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.
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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Margot found yoga in college and saw her life blossom- increased strength, a flexible mind, and deeper compassion. She completed her 200-RYT with The Boston Yoga School in 2014 and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Power Flow. Her teaching style is playful and light-hearted with its roots in safe practice and alignment. A student of Ayurveda and lover of Nature, she sees the benefit in connecting what’s happening in the natural world with what’s happening on your mat. Margot hopes to create a space where you can breathe deep, explore, and come home to yourself.
During a time of severe anxiety and depression, Nicole found the practice of yoga helped to alleviate these conditions. Since then, Nicole has immersed herself in the physical practice, asana, as well as the spiritual aspects of yoga. Her continuous yoga journey has empowered her self-confidence, love, and awareness. It’s her mission to share the extraordinary physical and mental benefits of the practice of yoga. To be a positive figure in her community advocating self- love, acceptance, body confidence, and empowerment.
Nicole Eaton teaches a Vinyasa style yoga specifically designing classes to meet her students needs, whether the students are climbers, skiers, outdoor adventurers or wishing to find time to relax. She has been practicing yoga since 2013 and received her 200 HR teacher certification at The Chicago School of Yoga, October 2018. Nicole studied with the experienced teachers David Duerkop, Kathryn Gongaware, and Kali Om, a student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, Nicole understands the demands on the body of any athlete. Adopting yoga to help strengthen while also calm the body. Nicole’s classes aim to inspire students to turn their intentions inward focusing on self-care and body awareness.
Nicole was born on the Summer Solstice, The International Day of Yoga, and was first introduced to yoga in 2001. 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 with 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 email@example.com.
Rachel completed her 200hr YTT at the Yoga Center of Steamboat. Originally signing up to deepen her personal practice, she never imagined how much she would love teaching! Rachel is currently working to finish an additional 300hr teacher training and loves to incorporate her studies into each class. Rachel began her yoga journey in college as a form of stress relief and has since gained insight into the myriad benefits consistent practice can bring. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Georgia and has since been gaining clinical and holistic healing experience before further pursuing a medical degree. With a love for both the science of the body and the energetics contained in the human spirit, yoga brings a passion into her life that she hopes to share with anyone who joins on their mat. Her main goal as a teacher is to create a supportive, nurturing, and inclusive environment for anyone looking to experience yoga. Utilizing safe alignment cues and a deep connection to breathwork, her aim is for students to connect their practice beyond the yoga poses and into their daily lives. Rachel is a firm believer that we can all better the world one yoga class at a time.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.