Tadasana Mountain Yoga opened in the Spring of 2011. We are committed to offering a variety of styles and approaches to the practice of yoga. We believe that yoga is fun, deeply rewarding and personal and unique to each person. We respect each student on their own individual path and discovery of the practice of yoga. Our teachers provide the guidance and encouragement but we hold that a yoga practice is a journey in self discovery.
Our front lobby offers cubbies for your belongings and a small yoga boutique store. We sell yoga clothes, books on yoga and wellness and yoga props. We are a low impact studio; reducing waste by minimizing paper use, discouraging use of one-time plastic water bottles and recycling and/or composting all that we can. We look forward to your visit to our studio and please don’t hesitate to contact us before hand with any questions or concerns.
The instructors at Tadasana Mountain Yoga are all trained and certified yoga teachers dedicated to helping students discover and explore yoga. Our teachers are skilled at teaching to students of all levels and abilities.
Alicia was initially drawn to her yoga practice while serving in the Peace Corps in the Philippines, as island time was a wonderful reminder to Slow down and breathe. This journey has developed into one anchored in self discovery and intentional living. Upon her return to the United States Alicia graduated from he 200 hour RYT program at Holistic Yoga in Fort Collins CO. Alicia has guided weekly classes in Fort Collins, daily classes on an eco resort in the Philippines as well as coordinated a trauma Sensitive yoga program. Alicia enjoys cultivating an energetic flow, intentions anchored in the heart and movement on and off the mat!
Alicia now resides in Nederland.
Amy first discovered the life transforming power of yoga as a dancer in 1997. Since then she has traveled, lived, studied, and taught yoga internationally. Over the years she has practiced Kundalini, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, Yin, and Restorative styles of yoga with unwavering devotion. In 2009, she received her first 200 hr Vinyasa Flow training in Bali. She has continued her trainings and knowledge with Anusara immersions, Prenatal, Restorative, Silver Aged Seniors Yoga, and Kids Yoga certifications.
As an elementary Motessori educator and a mother of two young children, Amy embraces yoga as a way to cultivate stamina, patience, and a mindful presence in every asana practice as well as interaction off the mat. Through a creative Vinyasa flow with a strong emphasis on breath work and alignment, her classes encourage a playful and challenging discovery of the physical self as a gateway to the deeper mind and spirit
Angie is a 500hr certified yoga teacher, a 600hr certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and a heritage healing arts practitioner. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Affairs and is a certificate candidate with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. A yoga teacher since 2004 and mother of two children, Angie specializes in leading mindfulness-based group yoga classes, private yoga therapy sessions for individuals and couples, and spirit journey bodywork. Angie brings her knowledge of Ayurveda, 20+ years of professional yoga practice, and a heritage healing arts background in shamanism and reiki to her work. Her style encourages awareness, connection to the natural and spirit worlds, and healthy rhythms and patterns for everyday life.
In 2012, Andrea moved from the Andes (in Peru) to the Rocky Mountains. She is always following the call of the Apus - mountains in quechua language! Among the many wonderful things that came with her new life, the practice of Yoga has been of fundamental importance in her quest for personal growth . She has been practicing Yoga for 7 years and recently completed her 200-hour YTT through Tadasana Mountain Yoga and Inner Power Yoga.
Diana's introduction to yoga was through Raquel Welch videos that she would do with her mom. She took her first yoga class on the beaches of Thailand in 2002 and feel in love with the union of body, mind and spirit that is at the heart of yoga. In 2010, she completed the 200 hour Power Yoga Teacher Training through CorePower Yoga and opened Tadasana Mountain Yoga in her home town in March of 2011. She remains committed to expanding her yoga knowledge and education. Diana’s classes are thoughtful and fun, allowing students to explore and deepen their practice in a safe and supported environment.
Erin Lester is a mother of two, a DONA International Birth Doula, and holds yoga teaching certifications in both the Pralaya Yoga and Yoga Better yoga styles. Her focus is on holding space, meeting her students where they are and helping them to grow strong and more calm, ready to face whatever life brings to them.
Jen has always loved to dance! She studied classical ballet for 16 years. In 2001 she took her first Nia class and has been passionate about it ever since.
Nia teaches the Body’s Way so that we learn to listen to the voices of the body as guide and teacher. It provides an approach to life that uses everyday movement and activities to stimulate, to heal, and to bring joy. It’s called dancing through life! It unlocks the wisdom in our bodies and connects us to the movement of life.
Jen has been a certified Nia instructor since 2003. She has taught Nia classes in the Boulder/Denver area for over 17 years. She invites both newcomers and seasoned dancers to experience her class and the joy of movement.
Justine Sanchez has been a practicing yogini for over 20 years. After the birth of her son, Justine suffered a sciatic injury that brought her to her knees and to yoga. She found her teacher, Sofia Diaz, in 2002. Ever since, Sofia has continued to bring Justine to her knees in the consistent bow that IS Hatha yoga. It is with much gratitude to her teacher that Justine offers her practice as a teacher in and around the Boulder area.
Justine, her husband, and son live at 9,260 ft in a straw bale home they built together in Ward, CO. Living in close proximity to the elements, as well as the “chop wood/carry water” lifestyle, informs her practice and her offerings.
Teaching and living in the Nederland area for over a decade, Justine’s practice is honed towards strengthening and maintaining healthy bodies as mountain dwellers. As well, her class offers an opportunity to contemplate how a bodily practice can inform our moods, inspirations, and life challenges.
Kim Rand lives the epitome of a Rocky Mountain lifestyle, calling Colorado her home since 1990. As a Boston native with a love for the outdoors, Kim Rand answered the call of the west, trusting and seeking solace in the freedom of wide open spaces. Today she walks the walk maintaining an active lifestyle hiking with friends, river running, fly fishing and enjoying Bluegrass festivals. Despite this active lifestyle, like so many of us, everyday stresses and physical pains began to emerge in her lower back. In response, Kim pursued a personal yoga practice and witnessed a welcome transformation in body strength and alignment. More importantly, Kim discovered an unexpected quieting of the mind and a strong desire to teach.
In 2009, Kim’s passion brought her to Maui to study “Maya Yoga”, a fusion of Ashtanga & Iyengar, with inspirational teachers Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini. She completed a yearlong study with RR Shakti, founder of “Inner Power Yoga”, in 2013. Her emphasis is on awareness, breath, alignment and the integrity of the asana allowing the space needed to move energy and create positive change in the body and mind. She feels that the foundation of the pose is essential to a healthy and sustainable yoga practice and it’s through a safe and mindful practice that a student is able to heal their body and quiet their mind. Kim brings the ancient teachings of yoga philosophy into the classroom cultivating ones connection to self and the wisdom within. She believes that the practice of yoga cultivates the awareness within to find and explore the connection between body and mind giving everyone the ability to heal oneself physically, mentally and emotionally. She encourages her students to take yoga off the matt and into their daily lives promoting healthy relationships in every aspect of life.
“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life” B.K.S. Iyenga
Marni Siegal has been practicing yoga over 25 years. She first came to the practice as a college student and was astounded when one of her instructors reached out and grabbed her own toe. Before long, Marni noticed herself integrating stretching into her daily activities and found that she could breathe deeper and stay calmer for it. She attended a variety of yoga classes, but found her yoga home in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. In 2004, Marni completed her Teacher Training at Richard Freeman’s The Yoga Workshop in Boulder, CO. She primarily practices and teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga but also deeply enjoys sharing what she has learned about Restorative Yoga as well as Parent-Tot Yoga. In her classes, Marni offers precise instruction and gentle assists to create a comfortable and fun yet challenging environment.
Masha was born in Ryazan, Russia and practiced Kundalini yoga with her mother starting at the age of 12. At the opportunity to move to America, she started a new life in Colorado in 1998.
In 2000, yoga’s invisible strings pulled her in again as she took her first yoga class with Sarah Hurley and after this, inevitably began to follow a spiritual path. She began teaching classes in 2007 after graduating from Denver Core Power Yoga Training and continued to further her education at Boulder Core Power Yoga Studio as well. Then in 2011 she moved to Lake Tahoe, California and taught Vinyasa, Restorative, Bhakti classes and led Yoga Dance Workshops.
The teaching styles she emulates and has found inspiration from are that of Shiva Rea, Jason Bowman and Shelah Morris. In her classes she strives to create a psychological break from the everyday worries for her students. She also uses a Tibetan Singing Bowl to enhance and support the sine waves effect on specifically the heart and the crown chakras. She leads her practice in a way that challenges and re-balances her students’ body and mind.
Masha has recently relocated to Denver but looks forward to subbing at Tadasana and visiting the mountains as much as possible.
Fitness has truly been a life long passion of mine. I started skiing at age 7 and climbed my first 14’er by age 9. During my high school and college years I swam competitively and ran track. Not surprisingly, I decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduation from Ithaca College, I worked for 13 years as a personal fitness trainer and also earned my massage therapy certification from Healing Spirits Massage school in Boulder. My passion is to help others reap the benefits of being fit, and through bodywork and nutrition, help them keep their bodies healthy for the long-term. Having run numerous marathons and completed an Ironman in recent years, I know first-hand about the importance of proper training, bodywork, and taking care on one’s entire being.
Sarah has worked as a guide on international and wilderness expeditions, supported humanitarian assistance efforts and has served as a teacher and a mental health counselor in a variety of settings. Throughout all of these often-intense experiences, she found that yoga served as an invaluable counter-balance. She values her yoga and meditation practice as a means for centering and accessing clarity, and finds that regular practice makes her emotionally more balanced, physically stronger and happier. It brings her great joy to experience yoga with students and fellow yogis. Sarah earned her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher certification through the Bapstise-style studio BeLuminous Yoga in Seattle, and is working towards earning her 500-hour certification through Kripalu School of Yoga in Massachusetts. Sarah currently serves as adjunct faculty at Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology undergraduate department.