Meet our friendly, compassionate and experienced teachers!
Kerry Mullen Madden, E-RYT
Kerry began her yoga practice in Chicago in 1999. She was blessed to have the opportunity to practice with some very inspirational local instructors that sparked her to make a life change. She became certified through YogaFit and obtained a Pilates mat certification through Movement Education. She also has a Radiant Child Certification through Shakta Kaur Kalsa. She has practiced through workshops with a multitude of masters such as Pattabhi Jois, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, Ana Forrest, Tommy Rosen, Alanna Kaivalya, Doug and David Swenson, John Friend, Cyndi Lee, Shiva Rea, Simon Park, Seane Corn, Scott Blossom, Tias Little, Tiffany Crukshank, MC Yogi, Amanda Giacomini, and Beryl Bender Birch. She has found her practice and teaching to be influenced by Denver local greats, Denise Cook, Angelique DeSilva, Mike Matsamura, Richii Jai, Shannon Paige, and Indigo Stray. Kerry received a multi-disciplinary Yoga Alliance Certification through Inner Connections Yoga and Whole Life Center in 2003. She is a now a 200 HR E-YRT and assisted in the 200HR teacher training offered by Bhogah Yoga in 2010. It is her sincere hope to share the gifts and blessings that yoga is sure to bring by helping to guide and remove the obstacles that prevent us from seeing our interconnectedness and highest Self.
Rochelle Edmondson Townsend, E-RYT, Reiki Master, Health Coach
Rochelle’s love of yoga has been apparent since her first yoga class more than 15 years ago. With the encouragement of her teacher, she enrolled in a 250 hour Vinyasa YTT program at Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia from where she received her first certification. Her initial training encompassed asana, pranayama, Sanskrit and anatomy. Further specialized training included Thai Yoga massage, Advanced Anatomy, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Scoliosis, Structural Yoga Therapy, Energy Medicine, and Ballet Sculpt. She has travelled across the US to study and train with various teachers. She is an avid love of Shiva Rea and holds both a Chakra Vinyasa and Fluid Power Certification. She continues to study and advance her knowledge of the practice she holds so dear. Rochelle believes “Every day is an opportunity to learn and grown as a person, so I will be an eternal student of life.” In 2006 she opened, “The Studio for Yoga” located in Moorestown, NJ. Amid the loving support of her family, she dove heart first into this endeavor, successfully sharing her passion with everyone that came to practice at The Studio. Rochelle is a Reiki Master and is also registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-YRT. She has taught well over 12,000 hours of classes, private sessions, and workshops. Rochelle has also planned and taught three successful yoga teacher trainings at her studio. She has been blessed to study with many teachers like Mukunda Stiles, Gerard Arnaud and Dr. Girish to name a few. She offers many thanks to all of those teachers who continue to inspire her love of this ancient practice.
Rochelle graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coaching and is a member of the Association for Drugless Practioners. She is available for private yoga sessions, Reiki, and Health Coaching. You can visit her website at www.peakwellnessandnutrition.com or call her at 303-253-0597.
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
Pam Collins is a Grief and Bereavement Healing Practitioner and a Registered Nurse. Pam has practiced alternative medicine for more than 20 years and is a clinically certified Aromatherapist and Professional Yoga Therapist. In addition she is certified in restorative yoga, pre-natal and geriatrics. She also practices Ayurevedic Rejuvenation Massage, Acupressure and Reflexology. She received her baccalaureate of science degree from Niagara University in Nursing and has practiced nursing for more than 30 years. Pam has worked extensively with a wide range of clients, from the very young to the geriatric population. She has worked with victims of rape and sexual abuse and is a forensically trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
Combining her background as a registered nurse and yoga therapist, Pam has integrated a specialized, therapeutic yoga for people with chronic disease and pain into her practice. Her approach is tailored to the individual and works with their limitations in order to get them into a state of mind where they can successfully heal. She specializes in relaxation, chronic illness, grief and loss and meditation.
Pam is a Master falconer and has worked with a variety of birds of prey during her career. Pam has her own wildlife education organization, Windsong Environmental Education Foundation. This foundation was started in 1999 to assist in teaching all children about raptors and the environment. Today, Windsong uses raptors, and parrots to teach children about wildlife adaptations and the environment.
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