His goal as a fitness instructor is to help push and facilitate you to reach whatever goals you have set for yourself and to help you make new ones once they’re achieved! He prides himself on being a motivator and helping you love fitness and exercise as much as he does! He looks forward to pushing you to your limits and helping you to reach success and achievement at Om House Yoga and Wellness!
Emily first found yoga during her sophomore year of high school when she took yoga P.E. However, she didn't fully find her passion for the practice until three years later in 2014 after experiencing the European culture, which lead her to want to live a healthier lifestyle. She found her way back to yoga and took up a daily practice. Emily soon discovered that yoga practice not only helped her physical health, but her mental health as well. Amazed at how it affected the way she viewed herself and her relationship with the people and world around her, Emily knew that she wanted to share that feeling with anyone she could. After practicing on her own for almost two years, she found her way to a local yoga studio in 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA, where she completed her 200hr YTT. Emily is very grateful for her yoga practice and is excited to be a part of other's yoga journeys. She enjoys doing handstands and playing with her pup, Oreo.
Gina took her first yoga class in 2012 and was instantly hooked after experiencing the transformation yoga had on her physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She followed her passion to share yoga and it's benefits with others and, in May of 2014, completed a 200 hour power vinyasa training through Mindstream Yoga. She strives to make each class accessible to all levels, encouraging students to find their own personal edge. It is when you push yourself to your edge, stay and breathe through, that change happens. As a teacher she encourages students to be aware of natural patterns and habits on the mat, taking with them what they learn to use in life off the mat. She is passionate about music and brings that love to her yoga class. There is nothing better than a well deserved shavasana with some Pink Floyd playing in the background. She enjoys sharing and bringing into the class tidbits from whatever books she is reading...always striving to leave students with something to contemplate and use to fuel further growth. In May of 2017 she completed a yin yoga intensive. She is excited to continue learning and teaching more, through workshops, advanced trainings, and retreats.
A Chicago native who now calls Fort Collins home she is the mother of 3 active kids. When not practicing yoga, she is outdoors enjoying the beauty of Colorado, biking, hiking and doing other outdoor activities.
Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT200)/ Therapeutic Thai massage therapist
Taylor's passion for movement began very early on as a very energetic child born into a family of sports enthusiasts. More specifically, her yoga journey began in 2011, a few years after graduating and not having found any kind of suitable practice for mind or body, yoga seemed to be everything she was missing in life. Completing her YTT200 in the summer of 2014 at Om Ananda School of Shambhava Yoga in Fort Collins, Colorado. The another 60 hours of advanced teacher skills, adjustments, partner yoga, and Thai yoga massage in the Fall of 2015. Her passion for movement, hula hoop dance, group, acro, and partner yoga expanded into workshops, weekly classes and even leading partner yoga classes and strength inversion classes at our local Breathe Yoga Festival. Through yoga, Taylor has developed a deep passion for Holistic healing, health, and Ayurvedic lifestyle. Her latest accomplishment is becoming a Therapeutic Thai Massage practitioner; graduating from TMC School of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai Thailand in June of 2018. Thai massage recently brought new life and inspiration to Taylor's energy, private sessions, and classes. Also being the Yoga Instructor and Lifestyle Coach for Earth Witch Herbals, a vegan health & wellness company dedicated to providing plant-based medicine for your mind, body, and Spirit. Currently Taylor is committed to developing her own company, Students Of Life Yoga; dedicated to creating a community of teachers, certified or not, Taylor believes we all have something unique to teach to the World! We are all students of this Earth and each other.
Linda Believes/said: "Yoga should be practiced by all and not just the hyper flexible folks that have a job working for Cirque du soleil. So many of our yoga poses are actually physical therapy exercises for many different physical issues. Stress is the #1 cause of disease in our country which can be rectified by a regular de-stressing yoga practice. Linda was introduced to yoga in the 1970's and instantly fell in love with the practice. Since then she has participated on and off until 6 years ago when she decided to get her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate. She is currently enrolled in her 500 hour teacher training with Kindness Yoga in Denver. Keeping the body healthy has been a passion for her. Linda has a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and has been a personal trainer for about 20 years. Her specialty is working with people after they have been released from physical therapy, chronic conditions and working with the senior population. Linda's study of yoga has been with an emphasis on slow flow, Yin, restorative, therapy balls and meditation. She enjoys teaching in a class setting or private yoga sessions."
I began my journey as a yoga teacher 25 years ago and hold an ERYT-500 from Yoga Alliance. My training includes traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Kundalini and Restorative/Yoga Therapy. I teach classes that build a strong foundation, allowing what you learn on the mat to be taken off the mat as well.
My classes combine the physical practice of yoga with meditation and inspiring affirmations with the intent to strengthen not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
I have been blessed to have my knowledge and growth nurtured by many great teachers. I hope to pass on the practice of yoga in its purest form and share with my students the gifts that yoga has given to me.
Yoga encourages us to approach our lives with understanding and grace. This is what I have experienced and this is what I teach...
Justine began her yoga journey in the summer of 2013 and immediately fell in love with the mind-body connection and self awareness that consistent practicing brought to the table. She decided to pursue her 200 hour Power Teacher Training a year later, which sparked her love for teaching. She quickly followed this with Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training and began teaching professionally March 2015. Since then her love and compassion for teaching yoga has blossomed into a life long passion. She loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with her students and constantly strives to spread the joy, happiness, and healing that yoga has brought her to others. Outside of the studio Justine spends as much time as she can outside either enjoying the great outdoors or riding horses.
Shonda grew up in Northern Minnesota and first experienced yoga in college where she had the opportunity to study abroad and earn her degree in Social Work. She worked with families and children in her Social Work role before having a family of her own and moving to Northern Colorado in 2009. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been important to Shonda and after her world was rocked by the birth of her premature daughter, practicing yoga became an important part of maintaining balance in her life. Benefiting from not only the physical aspects of the practice but more importantly the mental health aspects of yoga Shonda’s desire to deepen her understanding of the discipline grew. Experiencing firsthand that yoga changes a persons life off the mat Shonda completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at Om House in Loveland, Colorado. Outside of the studio, Shonda enjoys being a student of life, spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at school and taking her dog on dirt road runs.