Tamara began yoga in 2011 as cross training to distance running. She quickly fell in love with feeling more connected to herself through breath and movement. She surprised herself when she found herself craving the mental clarity more than the physical practice that yoga provided.
Tamara completed her 200 hour Vinyasa training in May 2016
through Charlotte Yoga. In February 2017, Tamara traveled to India and completed a month long intensive 300 hour Vinyasa training. Her time in India was wildly transforming and has called her to bring a more grounding and inspiring energy into her classes allowing her students to connect deeper to themselves and their own light.
Tamara’s intention is to help others recognize the mind-body connection through breath and movement.
Michelle is a lively spirit who enjoys laughing and making the best out of every situation. Her teaching principle is to serve her students by sharing her knowledge, resources and journey with them to aid in their growth on and off the mat. Being described as “compassionate,” “caring,” “devoted,” and “honest,” you will find her classes to be filled with the same characteristics. Michelle loves to explore all styles of yoga + movement which you will find in her classes as well.
Michelle is an E- RYT 200 Yoga Instructor and an Advanced Buti Yoga Instructor. She is certified in Yoga Sculpt, Rocket Vinyasa, DEEP by Buti Yoga and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has two kiddos and two pit bulls who teach her to stay playful use pranayama often. She is enjoying the lessons learned from her family while balancing life as a practicing yogini.
Be prepared for an engaging and fun class with emphasis on alignment, creativity and finding your own yoga.
Chelsea is a lover of all things yoga, animals, food and music. Her yoga journey started in 2008 with a college course on meditation. Soon after, she fell in love with asana, developing her personal practice for a few years before completing a 200 hr YTT in 2012. She later completed a 50 hour Yoga Sculpt training at Sol 19 and loves sharing this unique, high energy practice that invites students to strengthen not only their bodies, but also their minds. She is passionate about sharing the physical, mental and spiritual practice with anyone who is open to it. Chelsea teaches charity based yoga classes along the Front Range, but is proud to call Sol 19 home!
Keirsten was first introduced to yoga while in college as a form of exercise, but it wasn’t until many years later that she realized the effect a daily yoga practice had on her nervous system and mental well-being. In 2017, she earned a certificate in Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness teaching. Drawing on her own experiences as a yoga practitioner and parent, Keirsten loves to introduce children to and bring the joy of yoga to them through games, music, guided imagery and meditation, and physical postures. A cellist from the age of eight, and now a professional performer and teacher, Keirsten regularly incorporates the cello and her music and movement background in her yoga teaching and practice.
Hi! I’m Amanda Meader, a Yoga Alliance e-RYT 200; currently working on my 300 Hour Yoga Certification at the Colorado School of Yoga.
Employed as an IBM Project Manager with a passion for health and fitness led me to become a certified fitness instructor; that was almost 20 years ago; yet something was missing, I needed another outlet physically as well as mentally. After my introduction to Bikram Style Hot Yoga in 2004, I was hooked! Since then I have been a practitioner of Hatha Yoga.
I am inspired by the mental and physical challenges yoga provides, along with the spiritual and intellectual clarity possible through practice. With my newfound passion for Yoga, I wanted to take it deeper and share it with others; as a result, I completed my 200-hour teaching training in 2015.
With my health and fitness background, I believe it’s important to not only reveal and emphasize the proper form and alignment of a posture, but the mechanics behind it.
I strive to provide a class where my students feel challenged yet in control, so what they learn on their mat empowers them to take on anything they face off the mat!
I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes soon!
Mike is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest and monk living in residence at Maitreya Abbey, the home of Great Mountain Zen Center. He began his formal Zen training in 2003 at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon and then continued training for three years in residence at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center near Idyllwild, California. Eventually Mike moved to Colorado to attend graduate school and continue his training at Great Mountain. Mike was an IFMGA/AMGA internationally certified mountain guide and Outward Bound instructor for twenty-five years before transitioning to working full-time as a psychotherapist, addiction counselor, and spiritual advisor. Mike has also been on faculty at Naropa University and he enjoys using both his undergraduate degree in experiential education, his graduate degree in Buddhist-oriented psychotherapy, his Zen training, and his appreciation of the natural environment to teach the concepts and practices of Buddhism and mystical spirituality.