Meet our friendly, compassionate and experienced teachers!
Kerry Madden, E-YRT
Suzanne Swang RYT 500
Allison Trainer, CYT
Ashley Curran, RYT
Cherryl Leone, E-RYT
Robin has practiced yoga for the last 30+ years. She became certified in 2003 to teach Hatha Yoga. It is her love for the gentle strengthening of the inner and outer body that led her to her studies. She has completed Levels 1 and 2 Teacher Training at the Shambhava School of Yoga at the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram and looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of Hatha Yoga from the Heart with new and not so new students. Robin continues her education, attending workshops and conferences throughout the year.
She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and continues her education at Eldorado and its sister Ashram, Shoshoni. Recently, Robin began her Anusara studies and has completed the series of 3 Immersions with Amy Appoliti has taken several workshops with Desiree Raumbaugh.
Robin is also certified to teach Meditation from the Heart, a practice to relieve stress, promote relaxation and surrender to dissolve tensions.
Robin currently teaches Yoga and Pilates at Yoga studios, Spas, Health Clubs, Colleges and homes. She also goes onsite, teaching Yoga and Meditation at corporations. Robin also teaches private and semi-private classes.
Indigo Stray Conger, E-RYT
When Lauren started practicing yoga in 2008, she expected a good workout. After only a few classes she began to realize there was a lot more to yoga. In 2013 she completed a 200-hour teacher and therapeutics training with Buffy Barfoot. Over the intervening years, she has been a dedicated student of a variety of yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Anusara, Forrest, Ashtanga and Yin. Through consistent practice she learned the strength, transformation, and healing that yoga brings. As a teacher she seeks to empower students to find their way to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Ketna Shah, E-RYT 500
Robin Thorpe E-RYT
It was the summer of 2000, when a friend took Robin Thorpe to her first yoga class at Jivamukti in New York City and she was immediately hooked. Robin began teaching in 2004 and is certified at the 500-hour level through Alison West\\\'s Yoga Union Teacher Trainings. Robin is primarily influenced by Krisnamacharya\\\'s students’ teachings. She weaves Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga through her classes in an attempt to guide yoga practices that are best suited for each of her students. Robin enjoys being part of yoga teacher-training programs. For the bi-annual Yoga Union Teacher Training she was the primary assistant from 2006-2008, and taught the Fundamentals of Restorative Yoga section from 2007-2011. Robin is also interested in yoga therapy, a branch of the yoga tree that specifically focuses on how yoga practice can safely and effectively address physical conditions, imbalances, and ill health. In 2007, she was an inaugural teacher at Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis in Manhattan. She continues yoga therapy studies with Dr. Ganesh Mohan through the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program. Robin is deeply grateful to many wonderful teachers, including Alison West, Indra and A.G. Mohan , Richard Freeman, Barbara Verrochi, Deborah Wolk, Amy Matthews, Genny Kapuler, Bobby Clennell, Judith Hanson Lasater, Elise Browning Miller, and Dr. Ganesh Mohan. With joy she returns to her native, Colorado and is happy to join the Yama Yoga community and continue sharing the wisdom of the yogic tradition. Find out more about Robin at www.robinthorpe.com
Siana Raj Nidham
Sharyn Greenberg, BA, HHP, RYT
Sharyn draws inspiration from the constant energy flow of her surroundings--by adventure, travel, movement, varied cultures and natural living. She\'s been studying healing arts modalities since 2004 and is immensely grateful for the opportunity to work as a Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Massage Therapist, and culinary adventurer. Sharyn, RYT-500, studied with San Diego\'s Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, and her classes maintain a strong focus on Ayurvedic Principles and the body-mind-breath connection. They are a dynamic force: positive, fun and upbeat, yet meditative and accessible for all levels. As a Southern California native, Sharyn holds a special place in her heart for the oceans of the West Coast, yet she\'s happily relocated to Colorado to let the magic of the mountains wash over her as she pursues a Masters Degree in Public Health.
Sharyn encourages others to embrace their inner teacher and to embody experiences to the fullest because, “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain