Scott began practicing yoga as a teenager and refined his practice through his years as a college student/athlete. With a background in physics and biomechanics, Scott deeply explores the logic of the body's anatomical structures and its systems. Scott studied with Hatha Yoga masters Dona Holleman and Ramanand Patel, and spent six years studying intensively with Roger Eischens. By working closely with master teachers, Scott came to recognize the human body as a microcosm of the greater natural world, which inspires his creative and grounded teaching presence.
In addition to Scott?s extensive yoga training, he is also a certified bodyworker and Pilates instructor. Through Zero Balancing (ZB) training, Scott developed greater insight into the workings of the skeleton and how the bones influence the rest of the organism. Through his extensive Pilates training, Scott has deepened his understanding of the body's core and its contribution to wellness and vitality.
Scott is also a dedicated student of the meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. He is a Senior Practice Leader and Facilitator-in-training within the Tergar community, where he facilitates group discussions and leads guided meditations.
Scott is currently working on an MS at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the field of Kinesiology, with plans to pursue a Ph.D degree. His research interests include joint laxity, and the interface of exercise and meditation.
Collette began studying movement at a very young age through dance. As an adult, she earned a BFA in Modern Dance from TCU and Pilates certification through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Her goal in teaching is to allow students to appreciate the benefits of general movement and to help them uncover the inherent learning potential inside each movement experience. Collette has a holistic understanding of the body and teaches in a way that promotes proper alignment, addresses individual pain and injury, and improves internal awareness.
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Julie's first yoga classes were at the Blue Mounds Dharma Center in 2006 and she has been practicing since. She is a graduate of Alignment Yoga?s 200 Hour Teacher Training and is a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. At home she practices yoga and meditation daily - on the mat and as a parent. She continues to discover the breadth and effectiveness of yoga as a healing tool. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While pursuing a psychology degree, Jessica became intrigued with the science and philosophy of yoga and the effects that movement and meditation had on healing the body, mind and spirit. She attended the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA in 2002 and has attended several workshops and teacher trainings with Shiva Rea, Desiree Raumbaugh, Tias Little and Rolf Gates.
To bring depth to her teaching and improve her own practice, Jessica studied Thai yoga massage and the techniques and principles of Pilates. Pilates awakened her yoga practice, giving her the tools to connect more deeply with her body, bringing more freedom of movement and finding more inner strength. Jessica completed Course I (Mat Certification), Course II (Beginning-intermediate Equipment Certification) and Course III (Advanced Mat and Equipment) with Collette Stewart of Movement Insights.
Jessica's teaching style is eclectic and reflects the influence and respect of all her great teachers and students. Her knowledge of human anatomy, genuine love of Pilates and yoga, and her free spirit make her teaching method scientific yet playful.
Holistic health and wellness has been a lifelong endeavor that has lead Jasen on a spiritual journey in the pursuit of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual harmony. Jasen has trained in the traditions of massage therapy, yoga, Buddhism, Christianity, Lakota Native Americans, and shamanism. His eclectic studies have culminated in a humanistic realization that transforming consciousness is the ultimate factor to realizing a happy heart and peaceful mind.
Jasen enjoys working with the mind-body relationship to transform consciousness and promote wellness. Through the practice of myomassology (massage therapy), Jasen helps individuals release the congested energy and harbored emotions trapped in the body. This release of heaviness, called psychosomatic release, has many benefits, including freeing of energy, increasing vitality, mental clarity, peacefulness, and a myriad of benefits to the physical body.
Through teaching the practices of yoga, Jasen empowers individuals with the skills of working with the body, breath, and meditation to achieve greater wellness and harmony. The human body is the one thing we all have in common, serving as a universal path to a spiritual practice, and a playground of opportunity for healing and transformation. Developing a yogic practice for yourself provides the skills and freedom to cultivate your own well-being, peacefulness, and happiness.