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 revels in the interplay between spirit and form and considers the ebbs and flows of life as one giant opportunity for “Life Yoga”. As a youngster, she practiced years of gymnastics, dance, equestrian sports, and endurance sports ranging from running and triathlons to rugby. After the bumps and bruises accumulated, her interest in the body as a work of conscious living art led her to the practice of yoga. Her passion for an embodied spiritual practice manifested into a lifestyle of Kaizen, Japanese for “continuous improvement”.
Over the last decade, Angie has explored, practiced and taught a multitude of yoga systems and their American adaptations, as well as indigenous shamanic practices of the west. She has taught classes and workshops in Boston, New York City, Vancouver Island, Northern California, New Mexico and Boulder. Through her curiosity for life, Angie quickly discovered that there was more than one way to climb a mountain and swim across the sea of spirituality. Her tantalizing teaching style converges at the crux of tantra, shamanism, integral and divine bliss. Her methods are a unique prescription for exploring the unseen within the parallel and obvious, and developing abiding love for the now. Angie addresses not only the micro-chronic patterns that play out through the body and the mind, but also the macro-relationship between self and other, earth and universe.
Angie’s linear studies have earned her a BS in International Affairs from Suffolk University, as well as a 500-hour Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy certification. Other certificates and education she has received include studies in a variety of meditation styles, Pilates, Personal Training, Integrative Health, Shamanism, Reiki and Medical Intuition.
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.
I believe in sharing yoga in a positive, life affirming , integrative way that awakens physical, emotional, mental and spiritual awareness. I am blessed to be a part of this peaceful, inspiring community.
The opportunity to begin my journey on this yoga path began after I left a long career in competitive gymnastics and was looking for something to fill my physical needs as an athlete, but also pacify the space in my mind that needed to heal after years of competition. Yoga filled these needs and beyond, awakening an inner peace in me that I never imagined.
I am ever grateful to all of my teachers, including Dharma Mittra, Tias Little, Paul Grilley, David Swenson, and especially Mathia Parmanada who guided me through India on the most difficult, amazing, life changing, mind and body awakening journey. Through the teachings of these great masters I have found my own voice and style, based on the alignment of Iyengar, the flow of Vinyasa and the open heartedness of Anusara.
After graduating and receiving my 220 hour yoga teacher certificate from Kanyakumari Ayurvedic Education and Retreat Center and leading classes at wonderful studios in Milwaukee, I traveled to India to complete my 500 hour training. Moving to Denver in 2007, I’ve received my Thai Yoga Massage certification and use this form of ancient body work to connect more to my own practice as well as to my students.
I invite you to experience your yoga practice as a conscious expression of the life you are living and creating everyday, broadening your connection to yourself, to yoga, to the world.
Carly is infinitely grateful for her yoga practice and teaching, and is intent on continuing this path for at least this lifetime.
Carly is currently taking a sabbatical from teaching but looks forward to seeing all the mountain yogis soon.
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 the past 13 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.
With a dedicated personal practice and studying with master teachers since 2005, Kate will forever remain a student. Yoga, specifically ParaYoga, the lineage of teachings Kate embodies, is limitless in its depth of study and practice required to truly understand, through experience, what the teachings are all about. More than an instructor, she steps into the teacher role with the awareness that she will never know it all nor share all that she knows. However, it is her goal to guide students to what they most want with very specific, and centuries-tested techniques to get them there. She’s approachable and aims to make her classes accessible. Kate has studied with Rod Stryker since 2008, Ana Forest, Shiva Rea (pre-natal focus), Dee Marie (child focus), primarily. And she's a mother, business woman, and lover of nature.
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. Iyengar
Lester began his spiritual journey in the mid-70’s adopting a regular meditation practice. Desiring to balance with the physical and work through some back problems, he added a yoga practice in the early 2000’s. Wanting to deepen the practice more, Lester completed the Yoga World Reach 200 hour certificate in 2013. Along with studying many aspects of Yoga, he has also been certified to teach Principle Based Partner Yoga along with certification for teaching Yoga to Youth at Risk.
A resident of Ned area since 2008, Lester has lived in the Boulder area since 1984.
Lester’s training in western philosophy and psychology combined with zen meditation and traditional schools of yoga brings an interesting mix to his teaching style. His desire is to bring traditional values and benefits of yoga to each practice combining asana, pranayama and meditation geared to the needs of each student.
Liz Pecknold has been practicing yoga since 2005 and received her 200 hour teaching certificate in 2015. Originally and forever a rock climber, Liz found yoga as a way to find balance physically. After her teacher training, Liz realized the mental and emotional benefits of yoga to her climbing as well as to her life. Liz lives in Nederland and finds time daily to both practice yoga and to appreciate this beautiful place where we live.
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.
Megan Vallender was born in Boulder and raised in Nederland. She began practicing yoga as a teenager, and has been teaching since 2009. She took her first 200 hour Level 1 training at Shoshoni Ashram in Rollinsville. After that she could not get enough of Shambhava Yoga school and continued on to get certified in Prenatal, Level 2, Level 3, and Vinyasa Flow. She is now an RYT-200 with over 1500 hours of teaching. She is hoping to continue her yoga education and eventually lead teacher trainings herself. Her classes are flow based, breath centered, strength building and great for all levels of experience.
When Megan is not practicing yoga, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, snowboarding, skiing, and soaking in sunshine!
She lives in Nederland with her daughter Eliza and couldnt be happier with her mountain life
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.