GENTLE/RESTORATIVE, LEVEL II, YOGA HOUR
Suki is a yogini who allows intuition and humor to lead the way into insightful, potent practice. She teaches asana as a powerful tool to unlock the gates of creative energy and enjoys assisting people with clearing pain, calming a hectic and fuzzy mind, and sourcing joy from the everyday. Her studies in yoga began as a child and continue to be refined and deepened. With focus in alignment, therapeutics, and generally feeling better, she has enjoyed a 200 hour Teacher-Training with Noah Mazé and Naime Jezzeny, Level II Teacher-Training and Advanced Therapeutics Training with John Friend, and lately is inspired to by the Yin Yoga practice. She is grateful to be one thread in the lineage tapestry of teachers and bows deeply to all teachers everywhere. She enjoys playing in the dirt. ERYT200.
LEVEL I, LEVEL II
As an Anusara Inspired E-RYT 200 yoga teacher, Genevieve Oswald loves to live her yoga. In 2006, many years after sustaining a serious break and subsequent fusion to her lumbar spine, Genevieve found the practice of yoga enabled her to regain much of the physical prowess she had previously deemed gone for good. Surprised to experience a newfound and extraordinarily spacious sense of physical well-being, self empowerment, and the life enhancing qualities gained through open hearted willingness to face life with courage and optimism no matter how it presents itself, led Genevieve to complete a 200 hour Anusara Teacher Training with Bea Doyle in 2009. Genevieve teaches three regular classes a week at Shree Yoga Taos that inspire open hearted willingness, mindfulness, presence, and the integration of one’s physical, mental, and emotional bodies to enhance self-awareness and improve the overall quality of one’s life. Because a happy life is one worth living. Unconditioning the Heart with Genevieve.
Chaney has been practicing yoga since 2010. He completed his teacher training with Bea Doyle at Bhava Yoga in Albuquerque in 2014 and is Yoga Alliance accredited. His classes are diverse and a great way to start the day.
LEVEL I, SLOW JAMS, YOGA HOUR
With thousands of hours of experience in classrooms in New York, Dominica, New Mexico, and Guatemala, Ashleigh is a Senior Vinyasa Teacher. Ashleigh is passionate about teaching teachers how to teach; she and Aura Garver co-create and teach the 200 Aurafitness Flow-Based teacher training. Ashleigh completed her Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher Certification with Judith Hanson Lasater in the fall of 2013; she is also certified in prenatal yoga through Urban Yoga of Vancouver. Ashleigh is grateful to the teacher in everything. Learn a few new Tipsandtricks with Ashleigh.
Sonya Luz Hinton Costanza
BACK CARE BASICS, YOGA FOR BACK CARE
Sonya is a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, with gratitude to her teachers Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his senior student Annie Pace. She has also employed the Iyengar method of practice under the tutelage of Elise Miller, to address her issues with scoliosis. Sonya began practicing yoga in 1988, and has been teaching since 1996. Please join her for Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis at Shree Yoga Taos, and visit sonyaluz.com for information about her other classes.
Kelly is desert flower by nature, finding herself much at home in the Taos desert, after ten years in Seattle, and is delighted and honored to join the community at Shree. Kelly’s study of yoga began in 2000, and over the years has provided confidence of body, mind and spirit when she has needed it most. For Kelly yoga allows for risks and flights of fancy, yoga inspires an elastic awareness you can take anywhere. Kelly investigated a variety of forms and methods before discovering the subtle, slow aspects of Tias Little’s approach. Finding herself drawn to the creative and imaginative spark inherent in Tias’s teaching, Kelly completed a 200-hour training with him in June, 2011. Imagination is Kelly’s strongest ally; she turns to it again and again in her exploration of perception and movement.
With a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and 22 years working that field, particularly in adult neurology and orthopedics, Liz brings a strong background in anatomy and physical ailments and a deep understanding of injuries and treatment. As a former champion equestrian, Liz’ repertoire of injuries inform her firm belief in the healing powers of yoga. Liz began her yoga practice in 1998 in Salt Lake City, and continued her practice while living in Germany. Upon moving to Taos, she studied with Aura Garver for 8 years, appreciating her emphasis on safety and inclusion. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at AuraFitness with Aura and Ashleigh Beyer in 2014. For many, a yoga class can be an emotional experience. Lets make sure one of those emotions is joy.
YIN YANG FLOW, YOGA HOUR
Yoga is a practice of remembering and yoking with one’s natural self. Leia discovered yoga in the San Francisco bay, where the studio became a place of spaciousness within her urban environment. As her passion for yoga grew, the practice became more consistent and fruitful: reconnecting to body, deepening awareness, improving relationships, and discovering the spaciousness within herself. Choose a way in – each path leads to the state of yoga. Leia is Vinyasa Yoga trained by Yoga to the People and Yoga Works under teachers Erika Trice and Lakshmi Angela Norwood, as well as informed by classical Ashtanga Vinyasa which she learned under the guidance from Mark Rausa 2014-2016. She mentored under Stacie Overby, exploring mindfulness practice through meditation, breath work, somatic awareness, and guided self-inquiry. Presently, she studies with Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM with Master Teachers Tias Little & Surya Little, allowing her to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama while weaving in the exploration & study of sutras, poetry, myth, and chanting. She also continues her studies of the Yoga Sutra with Chase Bossart of the Yoga Well Institute, in the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya as passed on to his son Mr. TKV Desakichar.
Kari’s yoga path began as a physical practice to compliment an active lifestyle. Later explorations led to a fascination with the ‘so much more’ that yoga has to offer. It was the intrigue and misconceptions about yoga from family and friends that lead her to teach. Kari studied in Mysore, India under Yogacharya Barath Shetty – a disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar – in the IndeaYoga style, earning her teaching certificate in 2012. IndeaYoga combines Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar styles including elements of meditation, pranayama and Patanjali ‘s Yoga Sutras. Beyond her practice, Kari works for a non-profit organization focused on improving human and environmental health in the developing world. She is honored to be part of the Shree family.
Clint initially began a yoga practice in 1999 and found a life-changing but short-lived practice on the mat. A decade later, as life began to change dramatically for him, he returned to yoga as a grounding practice in an uncertain time. A certified kids yoga instructor, graduate of Bea Doyle’s Anusara Immersion, and Jeanie Manchester’s 200 hour Teacher Training, he blends playfulness with an absolute belief in the transformative and healing powers of yoga. “I bow to my teachers, friends and every person with the courage to undergo change, both on and off the mat.”
As a yoga instructor, Rachel’s focus is in prenatal and postpartum practice. Mama Yoga is more than simply asana poses. It is about a deep listening to one’s own body; a dance between effort and surrender and learning to soften. Rachel graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Holistic Health and the Healing Arts with a concentration in Integrative Massage Therapy and yoga teacher training. She has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years. Under the training of expert instructors, she has studied various yoga styles, including kundalini, vinyasa, hatha and ashtanga yoga. As a trained dancer, Rachel has strong foundations in movement and the mind-body connection. Mama Yoga can help with pain management during labor through connecting with the breath and harnessing the inner power of your voice. Some of its benefits are increased circulation and lymphatic flow, strengthening and toning of muscles and connective tissue, while instilling you with the confidence, focus, strength, peace and relaxation you will need for labor, delivery, and recovery. Rachel is the mother of 2, a birth doula, and prenatal/postpartum care provider.
KIDS YOGA, MORNING YOGA
Alice has been a yoga practitioner since 1995, when a friend told her that it would relieve her pregnancy symptoms. She found the mind, body, soul connection that yoga provides to improve everything in her life. She finally took her 200 hour teacher training in 2014 at AuraFitness with Aura Garver and Ashleigh Beyer. Her teaching style is flow based, with an emphasis on proper alignment. As a 25 year Elementary School Teacher, where the classroom can become rigid, she loves the fun and spontaneity that occurs in the yoga studio with children. She always loves what the children have to teach her.
Our Substitutes Tribe
We are proud to offer an incredible team of trustworthy, well-trained, and inspiring subs. You will experience their teaching styles and presence when our regularly scheduled teachers are away or unable to make it to class, for whatever reason. We are confident that our subs uphold the standards of excellence, safety, and delight that we hold so dear at Shree. Please enjoy your experience, even if it is a surprise!