Angelina is a graduate of Studio Share and is excited to combine her love of essential oils to and yoga to enhance your practice. She has a degree is Psychology and extensive training in leadership and coaching. She has been a wellness advocate with DOTERRA for several years. She is currently studying with Mayan teachers in the ancient practices of healing and meditation.
Angelina believes it is most important to be aware of one's breath while also growing awareness of how your body speaks to you through your yoga practice. She believes breath awareness and learning to listen to your body are skills that will change your life and your overall well-being.
Born and raised in Pueblo Brittany is a dental hygienist at Desert Hawk Dental in Pueblo West. Her free time is spent volunteering with The Junior League of Pueblo, enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Colorado, and hanging out with her pup, Stella. If you are looking for a fun, calorie burning workout Studio Spin is the class for you!Brittany's Schedule
Angelina is a graduate of Studio Share and is excited to combine her love of essential oils to and yoga to enhance your practice. She has a degree is Psychology and extensive training in leadership and coaching. She has been a wellness advocate with DOTERRA for several years. She is currently studying with Mayan teachers in the ancient practices of healing and meditation. Angelina believes it is most important to be aware of one's breath while also growing awareness of how your body speaks to you through your yoga practice. She believes breath awareness and learning to listen to your body are skills that will change your life and your overall well-being.
Ashley is a native Coloradan who loves hiking, photography and, of course, yoga. She married her high school sweet heart in 2011 and welcomed their son in January 2015. Yoga became a big part of her life when she was looking for a mommy and me program and found Studio Share. Yoga gave her a place where she didn’t feel alone through the journey of being a new mom and her son made friends. It all started as a once a week thing and blossomed into a daily practice. In September on 2017 she started her 200 YTT and graduated on December 10,2017. Ashley can’t wait to see where this new journey takes her.
Born in Alaska and raised in Colorado, Bristol has developed a deep love for the outdoors and staying physically active. Although most of her cardio training is due to running after her 3 children, she enjoys trail running, hiking and all things athletic. She discovered her love for yoga 3 years ago after her first vinyasa class at Studio Share. Her practice deepens daily as it serves as the best guide throughout happy and difficult times in her life. Finding she was growing in her love for yoga she knew the next step would be to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training. Her focus is on alignment and flow, and enjoys a challenging workout just as much as a calm and gentle yin series. Open to new ideas and new friends come and enjoy a fun and energetic Hotyasa class soon.
Born and raised in Pueblo Brittany is a dental hygienist at Desert Hawk Dental in Pueblo West. Her free time is spent volunteering with The Junior League of Pueblo, enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Colorado, and hanging out with her pup, Stella. If you are looking for a fun, calorie burning workout Studio Spin is the class for you!
Chris Carter is a former Marine, CrossFit Affiliate Owner, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Founder of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles, Veteran Mentor, Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, and a very dedicated father. His passion is to help people become physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally tougher. He practices service through self mastery. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his kids, 2 German Shepards, and working on making himself a better person. Chris found his sobriety March 14th 2014. This has changed his life for the better and has led him to his spiritual yoga practice.
Christina pretty much has Colorado covered! Born in the small infamous town of Alamosa and raised much of her entire life in Colorado Springs; she finds peace in taking on more than she can handle. Christina's days as a child were spent playing soccer, swimming, and doing gymnastics. She never considered herself a stellar athlete, but always found comfort in the fact her dad was a soccer coach. As Christina matured through age, she found the art of skiing, which is one of the reasons she landed herself at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and a maybe the reason she is a yoga instructor today. After graduation in the spring of 2001,Christina thought she had it all planned out. Going to pursue her degree and accounting and live the life in Vail; but for all intent and purposes we will say things changed and the gypsy inside her soul took root and she ended up living in various places, never really grounding herself to anything.
Eventually she made her way back to Colorado Springs, via Denver, California, and various other places but the adventure has yet to end. Many times in class she will refer to a quote by Billy Joel:"Out of respect for the things I was never destined to do, my strengths are a result of my weaknesses, my success is due to my failures, and my style is directly related to my limitations."Christina is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, has completed her 200 hr. yoga teacher training at Cambio Studios. She carries credentials to teach aqua, yin and hot yoga, and is registered with the Red Cross as instructor for CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard. Currently you will find her teaching at Monument Hill Country Club and Studio Share. When she has time to breathe you will find her contemplating what is next...Yoga with your dog?
Kayla a Colorado native, is a jack of all traits. Kayla first tried yoga in hopes it would be a good workout. She soon found out yoga has a much deeper connection to not only the body but the mind and soul as well. In July of 2015 Kayla thought she would deepen her yoga practice by becoming an instructor. Yoga is a practice that she has always come back to even in her busy schedule. Yoga allows us to not only open our mind but to nourish our physical body and soul.
Kayla has completed her 200 TT at Studio Share, a donation studio in her hometown of Pueblo. When not on the mat you can find Kayla in the mountains. Her last name isn’t Fisher for nothing! Kayla enjoys fishing at high mountain lakes. Anything involving her hands is Kayla’s style. Ceramics, painting, you name it! Another hobby of hers is gardening, knowing she can be self-sufficient by growing her own produce brings her bliss. She also enjoys traveling and being able to experience other cultures from around the world. She has a profound love for children, currently working on her liberal studies degree she hopes to fulfill her dreams of becoming an elementary teacher. For now she remains teaching to those who come to her class to block out the noise of life and to find a light within themselves.
Kestrel Bishop has been practicing yoga (off & on) for 20+ years. She is a certified Pilates teacher who has taught in LA, Hawaii, China and Colorado. She has taken a hiatus from teaching to have 2 little boys who are the loves of her life. She watched buti be created in Hawaii, but was too busy having babies to pay much attention. After the birth of her second child, tired of being tired and weak, she finally decided to try some buti yoga and fell in love instantly. She got certified 3 months from taking her first class. That was 3 years ago. She is so excited to get back to teaching movement and hopes that you will fall in love with buti as well.
Known or unknown Kimberly believes yoga brings to an individual exactly what is needed. When Kimberly’s great aunt Mimi developed arthritis, and having lived alone without being able to drive herself. Kimberly could see the need to provide companionship and healing, Kimberly came up with the idea to sign her aunt and herself up for a "Senior" yoga class.
On a fall morning they both attended their first class Aunt Mimi not wanting to go; however they went to the senior yoga and Kimberly fell completely in love with yoga. From 1996 to present, she has continued to practice many styles of yoga. Kimberly became a certified Hatha Yoga instructor in 2008. Adding continuing educational certificates along the way including: Senior Yoga, Pilates, along with CPR and most recently receiving her real estate license. For Kimberly yoga is the source.
Kristen is our resident Barre instructor who has recently earned her 200 credit hour/ Level 1 Yoga Instructor Certification. She has dedicated her life to health and fitness and shares her enthusiasm with her upbeat enthusiastic classes. Kristen is passionate about weight training, CrossFit, kickboxing, and water sports, and has found that incorporating yoga into her routine helps calm the mind and strengthen the body with much less impact. Outside of Studio Share you might find her practicing handstands, hanging in her yoga trapeze, and parenting two awesome daughters.
Lexi is a native to Pueblo, Colorado. Growing up she played soccer, basketball, and softball. Being a little girl she traveled every weekend for a different sport until she graduated high school in 2014 at Pueblo West High School. Lexi decided that sports were no longer her passion and decided to pursue a Bachelors in Science of Nursing at Colorado State University of Pueblo. Currently at a student at the University she will begin the Nursing program in the spring of 2016. Lexi began yoga about a year ago, taking her very first class at Studio Share with her cousin. From her very first class she knew yoga would be something that would change her life, and it has. She is now a certified yoga instructor and has completed her 200-hour teacher training at Studio Share in pueblo. Lexi can not wait to see where life is going to take her next. "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations." -unknown
My name is Lindsay Smith and yoga saved my life. I fell in love with yoga a year when I found myself in a rough, uncomfortable spot in my life. Yoga has been the spiritual makeover I longed for. It has been a healing mechanism. As I began attending classes, I was completely lost and intimated by the yoga world. I thankfully had a teacher who explained, that yoga is not about how good you can hold a pose, its about how you treat yourself while in the pose. Through yoga I have found compassion not only for others but for myself. I quickly started my yoga training and received a deeper understanding of myself and yoga in general. The gift yoga has given me can not be expressed in words! The best way I can give back is to share my love of yoga through teaching. If I can help one person find healing or compassion for themselves or others then I feel like I have accomplished what I've set out to do. Namaste!
Lindsey is a Colorado Native who was introduced to yoga in 2010, since then she practiced multiple different styles and fell in love with vinyasa in 2014. Lindsey is a full time Emergency Room RN and a full time single mom who still manages to find time for her own practice. She recently took the leap and completed a 200 hour YTT at Studio Share to increase her knowledge of yoga. She believes that yoga is for everyone, with all of the amazing health benefits she encourages everyone to practice.
Lindsey enjoys hiking, skiing, and weightlifting. When you decide to come to her class you will experience not only a good work out but also reggae music with a twist of 90s top 40, she is one of a kind bringing a little bit of sass, a little bit of love, and a little bit cardio to her classes, you won’t be disappointed.
Liz was born and raised in Pueblo, and loves her town. Liz is known to be very active and involved in her community and her church! She loves to meet people! At 58 years of age now, Liz started working when she was 15 years old. At about 25 years old she found herself never holding down less then 3 jobs, until she finally retired 5 months ago! At this point Liz found herself in teacher training with a wonderful group of young ladies, most of them all young enough to be her daughters. It was such a wonderful experience. Something she never would have seen herself doing, but Liz is so happy she took this journey!! Yoga has helped Liz stay active and keep moving. Yoga has also helped with difficult times in her life. Liz is very thankful to be able to still participate, teach and to enjoy watching others love what yoga can do. Liz just wants to share all that she has received from yoga both physically and mentally with everyone both men and women.Liz invites everyone to come and enjoy YOGA.
If you ever catch Meagan sitting then you’ve witnessed a miracle! Growing up in Colorado she took full advantage of her surroundings hiking, playing multiple sports all across the state, volunteering and traveling as much as possible. Being raised an only child she learned quickly how to keep herself busy. That grew into a habit that has yet to subside. She played just about every sport as a child and chose to pursue golf and softball in high school which then led her to a golf scholarship to Oklahoma. She played for one year there then returned to college in Pueblo where she finished her collegiate career.
After that chapter was complete she went on to work for the City of Pueblo where she is a Recreation Coordinator and organizes multiple recreation programs and events for the youth and adult across the city and county. Meagan found a love for music at a young age that has grown with her that has led her to become an on air and live event DJ. She loves to sing as loud as she can in her car and the shower because that’s the only two places her singing voice is tolerable.After having reconstructive leg surgery in 2012, Meagan found yoga in late 2013.
She was unable to do all of the active things she loved for a while and yoga helped her get her range of motion back and assisted her in returning to all of the outdoor activities she loves. She is currently finishing her yoga instructor certification in hopes that she can help people find the same peace and strength in yoga as she did. First place to look for Meagan now-a-days is in the yoga studio. Second place to look, on an airplane!
Born and raised in Pueblo Colorado, Melorie has always loved the outdoors. Growing up she loved playing sports and staying active. In 2015 Melorie graduated with her Radiologic Technology degree as well as obtaining her mammography license. She now works at Parkwest Imaging and parkview medical center. She is a wife and mother of 2. Melorie began yoga about 3 years ago at studio share and immediately fell in love. She loved the whole atmosphere from the classes to the people to the instructors. She began with hot yoga but wanted to give everything a try. She loved that there were so many options and each class was unique in it's own way. Soon after, she learned that yoga is so much more than just the physical aspect. When she is on her mat nothing else matters. It takes away stress and anxiety and things you may struggle with on a day to day basis, all her worries just seemed to melt away.
When she found something that was so special she wasn't willing to let it go. And wanted people to understand just how great it really is. It challenges her body and mind in different ways everyday. She found herself wanting to know more about yoga and the history behind it. Melorie graduated Studio shares teacher training course in April of 2016 and has been teaching ever since. She just recently obtained her Paddleboard Certificate and has been taking on a few classes for the summer. Melorie describes paddleboard yoga as peaceful and calming. You get to connect with the water and your board, such an amazing experience. Her love for yoga and her students has only grown that much more. She wants her class to feel warm and welcomed and wants everybody to feel comfortable and accepted.
She describes her class as relaxed yet intense and fun! Mel feels that yoga is the answer to everything and can't wait for you to try out one of her classes!
Mikey is a yogi, board member for a no-kill animal shelter, and fur-dad of two dogs; one named Annabelle and the other named Sven. Born and raised in Colorado, he is constantly in the mountains if he's not reading a book at home or practicing. Some of his favorite poses are dancer, mermaid, and wheel. As passionate as he is about back-ends Mikey is also extremely fond of his yoga wheels and hand stand canes! Mikey's promise is that yoga will change your life. His first yoga class was taken at Studio Share where he also received his yoga teacher training in the fall of 2016. Lastly Mikey has had the huge opportunity of assisting with implementing Pueblo’s very first Doga class.
Originally from New York, Nicole moved to Colorado in 1996 when her parents were in search of the best quality of life for their children. Spending much of her adolescence in dance, the idea of yoga is a natural fit for her. As a health and exercise enthusiast, Nicole discovered yoga shortly after high school and has been hooked ever since. The many aspects of the practice have been a calming, as well as energizing staple in her daily life. The opportunity to further her knowledge and provide instruction to others was one she couldn’t pass up. Her passion for her work as a cosmetologist has made her a sought after stylist here in Pueblo for close to a decade now. She loves traveling and spending time with her two Australian Shepherds and her husband, Andy.
Paulo was introduced to yoga in 2010 and embraced the practice and its philosophy intensively as a student and more recently as a teacher, having as main goal the sharing of his knowledge and helping other people to find their way within the yoga path! Paulo has a sound foundation in principles of alignment, having accomplished a 120-hour yoga alignment principles immersion training, back in 2013 with renewed teacher Jaime Allison. Paulo has also taken several workshops with some of the most acclaimed yoga teachers in the country, such as John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti, Noah Mazé, Anthony Bogart and Katie Silcox, which have opened him a broader spectrum of the practice, methods and philosophy.
Paulo is currently undertaking a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Becca Roodhuyzen, in Colorado Springs. Besides being enthusiastic about the physical practice, Paulo has been studying and practicing other layers of yoga, such as pranayama (breath/energy flow), ayurveda and meditation, particularly over the last 2 years, when Paulo was first introduced to the Parayoga methodology, which is focused on pranayama and energy flow. Paulo practices yoga and meditation on a daily basis and has switched to vegetarianism since 2013. Paulo likes to explore challenging practices and is many times seen upside down while practicing! His favorite quote is “yoga is experiential and experimental”.
From the small town of Walsenburg, Co Randi has quite the personality : a very eclectic woman who you can find being comfortable in many different circles. A vibrant mashup of Hip Hop and Punk (and she understands that those two are like fraternal twins), a free spirit, a little radical, and a little enlightened. Never contained in just any one circle, Randi likes to combine it all together in her little "web of Randal.” Expect to hear encouragement, love, laughter, and music with grooves often accompanied by deep lyrical content in any of her classes. A huge advocate of both the healing powers of music and yoga; the two will always be incorporated into her own life as well as those she has the privilege to encounter. Love of self, body, mind, and spirit is HUGE to Randi.
The friend that will tell you what you need to hear, and always one to encourage her friends to never speak down to oneself. A reminder from the heart saying, "Hey, nobody talks about my friend that way!" Having pushed through self doubt, self harm, substance abuse, and very dark times of an absolute absence of self love, Randi is here today. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, to show those who need it just how strong we can be, to show us how even in our darkest times we can come out shining bright as the sun.
To Randi yoga is so much more than an exercise of the physical body. It is one of the spirit, a reconnection to our mind. A way to become one with ourselves and the world around us, “The ultimate performance of healing.” She believes that if you ask the universe for what it is you need; with enough dedication, understanding, perseverance, and hard work it can and will be yours. She is eager to expand her knowledge of yoga with the world, especially children and teens, whom she believes are the key to our awakening and will change our world only for the better. In need of some release and healing? Look out for Randi, here for you and your journey, she will be more than ecstatic to help you get there.
Sarah is a Colorado native and grew up in Security-Widefield. She lived in Indiana and on the Texas border before moving back home to Colorado.Sarah took her first yoga class in 2008 while living in Boulder and practiced on and off for years. She enjoyed yoga, but it was always something she did on the side as an extra workout, but never had a dedicated practice. Who would want to work out inside anyway? She began attending Studio Share in 2014 while recovering from Achilles tendonitis. She was not able to touch her toes until she started doing yoga.
She loves the spirit and mission of Studio Share, bringing yoga to everyone regardless of financial ability and creating a community of enthusiastic yogis. She has grown to love the creative, emotional, and meditative aspects of yoga as well as the physical challenge. In her free time, you will find Sarah in her garden, thrift store shopping, reading, mountain and road biking, running, slacklining, playing ultimate frisbee, spending time with her cats, and going on mountain adventures with her husband Alex.
Taffi loves to start new projects but has a tendency to lose interest right in the middle and quits. Maybe that's the Aries in her; always starting something without finishing. But when she discovered yoga via a DVD, her passion for it grew. She enjoys the idea that yoga is a continuous learning experience each and every time she steps onto the mat. Once she found the courage to attend a class ~ she fell in love with the challenge it brought, the blissful feeling of sweatiness during the class and the beautiful afterglow that followed.She believes having a solid home practice is important but the community of other yogis found in a class brings a whole different dimension to her love for yoga.
Taffi began to search for studios closer to her home that were affordable. When it came to affordability, she discovered a donation-based studio. She loved their concept and it fueled her desire to pursue her dream of becoming a yoga instructor. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training course with Cambio.yoga in August of 2013.She has a passion to show how yoga is available for "Any" body and "Everybody". Right now, Taffi teaches Yin yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Power Vinyasa classes.During her time away from yoga, Taffi enjoys spending time with your husband and being outdoors hiking or riding her bike on the the Colorado trails. She is actively embracing the changes her new life chapter is bringing.
Tammy Graham is a Certified Chair Yoga Teacher (Kripalu Hatha) and has been teaching in Pueblo for 3 and ½ years. Tammy’s experience with yoga began when she was diagnosed with fairly severe back issues. Her doctor at the time (a very wise man) said, “Why don’t you try yoga?” That was in 2006, and she has been practicing ever since (and no longer has neck or lower back issues!). She was disheartened however, to see so many people that really needed the healing benefits of yoga, but would drop out after a session or two, or who believed that there was nothing they could do to deal with the aging process (her favorite yoga tagline: Infirmity is NOT inevitable! ) That led her to Chair Yoga, which offers an accessible path to wellness for those with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, joint issues or who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor.
Poses are done either sitting on a chair or using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that uses easy stretches and poses for strengthening, toning, and balance enhancement. Many people have noticed a reduction in pain and that chronic issues have lessened. I also work with left brain/right brain exercises that stimulate the mind for better focus and concentration. Safety also is a high priority in my Chair Yoga classes. All poses are offered with different levels of flexibility with reminders to do only that which your body is capable of at the time. I also bring fun and laughter into the class because we all need more of that! Come join us and see how good you can feel!
Vanessa was born in California when her father was in the Navy and was raised in Iowa where both her parents are from. She has now lived in Pueblo, Co. for the last 26 years. She has a deep love for the ocean but Colorado has her heart.Her hobbies include hiking, camping, going on walks, and working out, where that lead her check off an item from her bucket list and compete in body building shows after the age of 40 placing 2nd & 3rd place.Yoga was introduced to her by one of her very close friends and it seemed to be a perfect fit into her life. She quickly fell in love with the mental, emotional and physical benefits of yoga. So when the opportunity came available to be able to teach others those very benefits she could not pass that up.
Vanessa works as a hairstylist in Pueblo and has done hair for the past 26 years. She started cutting her friends hair and step fathers hair in junior high and then finally in her early 20's decided to go to beauty school and she couldn't imagine doing anything else.She loves to travel and tries to get away whenever she can with California usually being her first destination choice.Vanessa has 3 children and 2 grandkids and they all live in Pueblo, she enjoys spending time with them and of course we can't forget her dog Hera who is 4 years old.