Amanda

Amanda

Amanda, E-RYT 200, is a passionate teacher, trainer, writer, nature-psyche guide, horse woman, and advocate for the Other than human world. Having studied and mentored with leaders in the fields of Integrative and Holistic Health, Mindfulness, and Depth Psychology, she strives to provide a space for people to tap into their inner-wisdom and personal power, which she believes rests in our extraordinary capacity to feel and imagine our way through the world. She's led Mindfulness trainings locally and internationally, and is lead faculty for Yoga Junction's Teacher Training. Dedicated and driven, Amanda’s vision is to reconnect people to the natural and wild world through the wilderness of one's body and mind.
Louisville Yoga Junction Teacher Bhakti
Bhakti

Bhakti

Bhakti is so excited to be joining the Yoga Junction community! Having relocated to the area in 2016, she brings with her nearly thirty years of Yoga practice and over a decade of full-time teaching experience. She has taught more than 11,000 public classes and served as the lead trainer on 37 Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout the United States. She is also the founder of Chicago's premiere Yoga studio, Chi-Town Shakti and served as the co-founder and Board President of the Chicago Ashram's Meditation Community (CSGSY) for over eight years.

A dedicated student herself, her teaching is informed by her backgrounds in Vinyasa, Iyengar, Shambhava and Kaiut Yoga, as well as her Pilates Mat Certification and committed Meditation practice. She is a Master Level Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Internationally Recognized Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Yoga Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Shambhava Meditation Teacher, Certified Pilates Mat Instructor, and Kaiut Yoga Teacher.

Bhakti’s group classes, workshops, and private consultations are characterized by her high level of training and experience. Her classes range from very challenging to extra nurturing, as she specializes in adapting to include the needs of every student in the room within the specific format of the class. She is lighthearted, down to earth, and loves getting to know her students unique challenges and aspirations. She is sincerely grateful for the opportunity to support each individual student along their Yogic path!
Louisville Yoga Junction Teacher - Cassie
Cassie

Cassie

Cassie has been practicing yoga since 2007. She is a RYT200 and finished her certification in August 2014. She explored yoga as a way to accompany her running and workout routine while attempting to heal low back pain. Not long after her back was healed, running suddenly felt easier on her body and she entered a new life transformation that she never expected to be introduced to.   Suddenly her main focus for her yoga practice evolved from physical practice to connecting the strength of her body to a spiritual and mindful way of living her life. She thrives on inspiring students to understand and utilize the power and strength of their body in a mindful and spiritual connection through each asana (pose). She wants to share her passion and love for yoga with others while incorporating their individual needs within each class. Her classes will challenge you to explore the power of the mind while connecting the physical body. Within each class, we will grow, inspire and laugh our way through a fun and creative way to physically engage the body while exploring our inner self.

Cassie grew up in Ft. Collins, Colorado. When she is not on her mat you can find her exploring the wild nature through hiking, skiing, camping or gardening. She can also be found running her urban streets or creating women’s active wear for a local Colorado company called Stonewear Designs.
Chad

Chad

Chad found yoga by chance, taking a class at the local gym in 2000. He immediately saw the profound benefits of yoga in his existing exercise routine. Drawn into yoga by the physical changes, he soon realized there was a lot more to this practice then longer hamstrings. In 2005, Chad completed his 500-hour RYT and in 2009 received his ERYT 500 from Yoga Alliance. Chad draws from his multi-disciplined training to create classes that are both accessible and challenging, giving students the opportunity to learn about themselves while stretching and strengthening their body and mind.
Dawn

Dawn

Office Manager
Office Manager
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is Yoga Junction’s go-to gal. As Office Manager, you’ll see her dressing the mannequin, managing the front desk, helping with happy hour, and greeting students. In addition, her beautiful artwork graces the studio walls. Beyond yoga, Elizabeth finds her zen doing metal-smithing, or painting and loves all furry creatures.
Erin

Erin

Farrah

Farrah

Farrah began her love and devotion to yoga 12 years ago leading her to become certified in the Hatha tradition in 2006 and has been happily teaching ever since. She has continued her education with studies in restorative yoga and meditation and combines her 10-year career in massage therapy, along with knowledge of many holistic health practices into her passion for teaching and helping others. Farrah’s main focus in teaching yoga is sharing the awareness that everyone can practice yoga regardless of experience, age, injury, or flexibility, keeping her classes at a traditional slower pace and using modifications to accommodate everyone in her classes. She is known for her soothing voice and ending each of her classes with a relaxing guided meditation. Farrah continues to further her knowledge and her desire to assist others in finding a happier and healthier well being in all holistic forms.
Genie

Genie

I first discovered the power of the breath in a college elective yoga class. I felt peaceful, grounded and relaxed. After years of personal practice and focus, I felt drawn towards the next step, to teach. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification In April 2010 in vinyasa flow. I have also been inspired by the teachings of Ana Forrest and incorporate many of her key elements into my classes. I focus on the breath, core work and while still flowing, holding poses longer. I guide my students to breathe and go inward, connect, create space and deepen their practice, so they feel better inside their bodies on and off the mat.
Jen

Jen

Jen started practicing yoga as a way to cope with the pain associated with Fibromyalgia, which was increasingly preventing her from doing the active things she loves. Her positive and restorative experience with yoga developed into a passion that she wanted to share with others. During a career transition in 2013, Jen took time off to fulfill a dream by earning her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Living Flow Yoga in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Jen loves to teach all levels of Vinyasa-style yoga, but also enjoys sharing her practice with athletes, beginners, and chronic pain suffers. She believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, complimenting individual needs while bringing a little more love and light to our everyday lives.

Jen lives in Louisville, Colorado with her husband and two Old English Sheepdogs. When she is not practicing or teaching yoga, Jen works as a web consultant and enjoys just about any outdoor activity.
Joyce

Joyce

Joyce Calvo-Chen is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Certified Spiritual Director. Joyce started practicing yoga in 1993 at the Ashram in Eldorado Springs, CO. Her desire to practice yoga came from her experience of being able to go within and pray and connect to her Higher Power during a class. The focus of breath work and being in her body in the poses continues to ground her in the present moment. Joyce received her 200 hour certification at Core Power in Boulder. She is also certified in Y12SR which is The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery developed by Nikki Myers. Joyce has private clients of yoga, meditation, and Spiritual Direction. She facilitates a weekly meditation group in Boulder for members of 12 step programs, and created, facilitates, and teaches yoga at an annual 12 Step Centering Prayer retreat at the Monastery in Snowmass, CO. Joyce has 25 years of continuous sobriety and recovery and she believes that yoga has helped her with this healing. As a Spiritual Director she meets clients and helps them as they travel along their spiritual journey. She loves teaching Vinyasa, Align & Restore, Align & Flow, and Yin Yoga classes providing assists and adjustments throughout class. She teaches with an emphasis on the experience of being grounded in the present moment accessing the spiritual level of ones being. You can reach Joyce at joycecalvochen@gmail.com
Laura

Laura

Laura Zeigler has taught yoga to adults and kids since 2010. She is a graduate of Naropa University where she studied yoga, meditation, contemplative education, Aikido and Sanskrit. Laura’s Aikido practice originally led her to yoga as a way to release muscle tension and deepen the breath and with commitment to a regular practice she discovered that yoga is a potent life-changing tool. Her desire to help others discover this is what continues to fuel her passion for teaching yoga. She loves to teach both adults and children as a way to open up the body, mind and spirit to greater freedom, joy, and peace. She is particularly excited by partner yoga and loves to see what happens when we practice in relationship!
Melissa

Melissa

Melissa Williams began practicing yoga in 1998, hoping to find a new way to connect with her body in a more positive way. She quickly fell in love with vinyasa, but also expanded to other styles, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Restorative. Melissa received her 200-hr yoga training at the renowned Santa Barbara Yoga Center where she was able to study with such teachers as Erich Schiffman, Anne Van De Water, Paul Grilley, and Scott Blossom. Melissa’s approach to teaching is flow-based; classes are designed to help you move with the breath—whether flowing continuously or learning how to breathe into longer holds—helping you create space in both your body and mind. Her classes are individualized, transformative journeys that enable you to see more clearly and act from a place of compassion and self-love. Melissa is passionate, light-hearted, and playful, and wishes to infuse all of these qualities into each of her classes.
During her training she found her calling in teaching prenatal/postnatal yoga. "I feel there is a unique opportunity during the childbearing years to not only help a woman relax and enjoy her pregnancy, but also to instill a sense of calm to her child. Pregnancy is the perfect opportunity to learn how to be present, a lesson that carries into motherhood."
Melissa is an ERYT-500, RPYT, RCYT certified teacher who has been teaching since 2004 having received her certification from the Santa Barbara Yoga Center with specialty training in prenatal/postpartum/and women’s issues as well as children’s yoga. Melissa is also an experienced writer and editor, and freelances for a variety of health and wellness publications. Melissa is a co-owner of the Yoga Junction with Carey King. She currently teaches vinyasa, prenatal, postnatal, and yoga birthing workshops at Yoga Junction. She lives in Louisville with her husband and 2 daughters.
Nichole

Nichole

Nichole has been teaching Yoga since 2007, she is an ERYT 500 and an RPYT. Nichole has a private practice in Louisville where she offers Nutrition Therapy, Private Yoga, Reiki and a host of other health services. She has many additional passions such as being in nature, cooking, writing poetry, traveling, reading and learning. Find out more about Nichole at www.findyourradiantheart.com.
Polly

Polly

Inspired by my mother's practice, I attended my first yoga class in 1998 and knew immediately after that yoga would be an integral part of my life. In 2014, I completed my 200 hour teacher training in vinyasa flow with local guru, Richii Jai and am currently studying with Boulder-based teacher, Amy Ippoliti. Beyond my teachers Richii and Amy, I am inspired by all the talented yogis and yoginis in my hometown of Louisville, CO! I teach an alignment based, vinyasa style class. Through teaching, I hope to promote a sense of community and to guide my students to lead active, healthy, introspective lives on and off the mat. In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, I love hiking, camping,running, concert-going, reading, and laughing with my husband Fritz and daughters Ellie and Hanna.
Sara

Sara

Sara’s love of yoga began in a college class some 20 yrs ago. With a background in gymnastics and dance, she was fascinated by the way yoga invited a deeper relationship with the body - one that both included and moved beyond the physical. Sara completed her 200-hr training with Cain Carroll at Yoga Shala in Prescott, AZ, then taught there before moving to Colorado. Initially trained in Hatha Yoga, her teaching style now embodies Vinyasa flow, informed by roots in Iyengar, and drawing on elements of Restorative.

Sara is inspired by how asana provides a medium for curiosity, expression and understanding of oneself through movement, and often through discomfort. Years of meditation practice, an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, and a couple decades of self-inquiry have resulted in a certain level of comfort with discomfort and an understanding of the rich space for growth that comes from pushing our comfort zones. How we show up on our mats really is so revealing about how we show up with ourselves and with the world. Cultivating a practice of staying with, of breathing, of relaxing, and of getting curious when we are uncomfortable draws forth the warrior within.

When she’s not doing yoga, you’ll find Sara teaching middle school Spanish, mothering her teenage son, climbing, SUPing, backpacking, connecting with her community, and exploring wild places - both within and without.
Sky

Sky

Sky's classes have a meditative quality that will leave you feeling peaceful in both you mind & body. She is a calm being that allows for the movements to flow from one asana to another. Sky enjoys teaching vinyasa flow to a wide range of people, so the healing properties can be felt by all. By the end of class you will enjoy the sensation of pure serenity.

Sky had an interest in yoga as a young child, and enjoyed watching, then following along with Lilias! Yoga and You on PBS in the 1970's. She received her RYT200 certification in January 2016 from Yoga Junction. Prior to that, she was an art teacher for sixteen years in the public school system. Teaching children visual arts helped her rediscover yoga. It was the release she needed from the daily grind and gave her the tranquility she was searching for.

Sky is influenced by art, nature and her family. She lives in Erie, Colorado with her husband, Matt, and son, Levi. Together, they are fond of skiing, hiking, swimming, biking, and taking in the outdoors.
Louisvillle Yoga Junction Teacher - Stacey Wagner
Stacey

Stacey

Stacy's yoga journey ignited with Bikram in 1999 and blossomed with a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training at It's Yoga San Francisco under the leadership of Larry Schultz in 2008. Since that time, she has earned a personal training certification with the American College of Sports Medicine and my advanced personal nutrition certification with Shaw Academy. And she recently completed an additional 300-Hour Teacher Training certification with Patrick Montgomery and Jeanie Manchester.

As a Health Coach, she makes her education and experience work for you! She's taught hundreds of students and been featured in national media, including USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, among many others. And she recently had the honor to teach Yoga for Runners at the Yoga Journal LIVE event at Estes Park sponsored by Newton Running.

Her goal is to make yoga and healthy living accessible to all ages, all body types and all practitioners from the dabbler to the devout. She lives in Boulder with her beloved husband Joel, son Luciano and fuzzy, four-legged first-born baby dog Milo.
YTT: Main Module
with YJ Faculty Jan-Aug, 2015 Our 200-hour teacher training is designed to enhance your yoga practice, your knowledge and your studies and prepare you for teaching. The program is divided into two components the Main Module which meets in the fall, and the second phase from January-August. You can join in January or in September. […]
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TT: Psychology of Yoga
July 12, 2015 Join psychologist and yoga instructor, Ann Bortz for this incredible workshop helping you understand the psychology of yoga. In this intensive you’ll learn: -How yoga can impact the nervous system -How these physiological changes impact psychological functioning. -How yoga can be used to cultivate mindfulness and how mindfulness can increase psychological health. […]
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