"May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe." -Hafiz
Emilie Pomerleau Marcee Gutman-Ballantyne invited me to my first yoga class at Fountain of Health Yoga Studio in Pueblo, CO in 2006. The practice of yoga opened up a whole new world to me. At the time I was running a lot and I found that my body recovered so much faster when I had a steady yoga practice. In 2017 I was thrilled when Marcee decided to teach a yoga teacher training. I signed up immediately!
Yoga has helped me to be a stronger athlete and a more balanced person in all ways. In June of 2017, I received my 100-Hour Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Training Certificate with Arpita Shah. I love helping students have fun while gaining greater confidence, body awareness and motivation to challenge perceived limitations. I earned my 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate in October of 2017 and am completely in love with teaching yoga. I currently teach at Fountain of Health Yoga Studio and Nova Stella in Pueblo. I host private and small group yoga classes at Open Studio Yoga in Pueblo. I am moved by the cohesiveness of Pueblo's yoga community and feel grateful to be a part of Pueblo's growing yoga scene. In my experience, the greatest growth comes from towing the line of what is predictable and common and surrendering to the present moment (stepping outside of my comfort zone). You may find me galavanting in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, riding my mountain bike at Lake Pueblo Trails or leading one of my yoga classes. Stop on by and let’s tow that line!! - Emilie Pomerleau www.everydayadventuresllc.com 719-660-0433
Julie Emmons Julie was drawn to yoga for its quality as a moving meditation. She has been practicing since 1998 and began formal studies in 2000. Primarily trained in Ashtanga, Julie's focus grew when she began practicing at The Samarya Center in Seattle, Washington, a non-profit center for Ashtanga yoga and Integrated Movement Therapy. Moved by the understanding of her teachers, Molly Lannon Kenny and Stephanie Sisson, that yoga is available to all individuals "regardless of preconceived barriers," Julie chose to complete her 200-hour teaching certification with them in 2008. Julie teaches according to Krishnamacharya's statement that "if you can breath, you can practice yoga".
DustinHuff A newcomer to Pueblo, Dustin brings his joyful presence and warmth to each of his Chair Yoga classes. Awakening to the blessings of yoga at the ripe old age of 27, the yogic path has completely transformed his life. As a troubled youth, he tumbled through a life of excess and misadventures, performing as an MC and producing hip hop and electronic music. Everything changed for him in 2014. After years of dedicated study and volunteering for adaptive programs for the differently-abled, Dustin chose to pursue certification in Chair Yoga through the Yoga Vista Academy. His Chair Yoga programs allow him to merge his passion for health with his enthusiasm for the senior community.
Drawn by the friendly culture and vibrant colors of Pueblo, he now lives on the city’s south side with his loving partner and 3 wild children. Dustin is currently the resident teacher at Pueblo’s SRDA, offers private sessions, and is seeking to cultivate a program in La Veta. He hopes to continue sharing the gift of yoga with people of all ages and all abilities!
Michele Woods Michele Woods, Founder of PrANasAra Yoga , teaches her students how to achieve optimal performance in mind, body and spirit through yoga, meditation and pranayama. As we use these tools to play in the field of pure potential we find our own “flow”, and can experience life with more joy, peace and love. PrANasAra Yoga is focused on offering health and healing for our people and our planet. The essence of the sanskrit word PrANasAra is “Vitality”. This is a principle which embodies the power to live and grow in a meaningful existence. Who doesn’t want that?
Mission: To offer with love and compassion, tools for health and healing, for personal growth to reach our full potential to live with passion and joy...allowing Harmonic Order to flow through the fibers of our individual selves creating a more Harmonic and high vibration Universe.
Amy King Amy King is a licensed Clinical Social Worker turned teacher of Yoga who has spent the last two decades immersed in self-discovery and helping others on their healing journeys. She is a dedicated practitioner, studying yoga and meditation for close to a decade both in the US and India where in 2013-14 she lived for over one year, studying, practicing, and observing the world through a different lens. Originally from New York, she holds a teaching certification in "Radiant Body Yoga" (200 RBY), a wholistic approach deeply rooted in both Hatha and Ancient Kundalini & Tantra traditions, from internationally renowed yogini and teacher, Kia Miller. Amy is passionate about each person stepping into their personal power, and has experienced first hand the profound transformational effects of having a devoted yoga practice both on and off the mat. She embraces the precept that when you transform yourself, the world around you transforms. Her style draws from multiple yogic disciplines, and is both intuitive and steeped in the traditional aspects of yoga. Amy whole-heartily shares her integrated approach of breathwork, movement, physical postures (asanas), meditation, sound, and sacred teachings designed to help each practitioner enhance the flow of energy in their body, calm the mind, and tap into their true power.