YOGA TEACHERS

The best in practice and instruction

Aaron King

Aaron King

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Alexa Kubica

Alexa Kubica

Following her graduation from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Alexa was ready to pursue a new passion in life. After dedicating the past 15 years of her life towards competitive ice hockey, she decided to hang up her skates and shift gears from a life of competition to one of self-discovery. At first, Alexa was immediately attracted to the physical demands of yoga, however, it wasn’t too long into her exploration that she discovered yoga as a guide to improve her overall wellbeing. Alexa has since completed her RYT 500 through YogaWorks and the Colorado School of Yoga. She is now employed as the Studio Director at O2 Aspen where she teaches a variety of classes focused around Integrated Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. In her role as a yoga teacher, Alexa’s goal is to spark self-awareness in her students and cultivate an immersion of yoga on their mats and into their everyday lives. She creates space for self-discovery, manifestation of intentions, and a connection between mind and body. With her thoughtful nature, Alexa is able to craft classes rooted in gratitude that consist of a balance between powerful, strong sequences and deep, mindful releases.

HOMETOWN:Rocky Hill, CT

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Alicia Cheung, Oliver Reinsch, Evan Soroka & Gina Caputo

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

200-RYT Yoga Alliance Yoga Works 2015, 300- RYT Yoga Alliance Colorado School of Yoga 2019, Yoga Philosophy, History and Sacred Texts with Dr. Christa Schwind 2017, BS Education and Psychology.

Allison Rayne Gutberlet

Allison Rayne Gutberlet

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Aisha Melina

Aisha Melina

Aisha, who was given the spiritual name Ma Abha Anand by her Guru based on her ability to create and share blissful light, first found yoga at O2 when she moved to Aspen as a snowboard bum in the early millennial shift. Yoga quickly became her tool for balancing an active mountain lifestyle. She took the leap towards teaching in 2016 by going to India and spending time in an Ashram where she immersed in all things Yoga and experienced profound transformational awakening. Albeit initially drawn in by the physical benefits of asana, which is still part of her every day practice, she now enjoys all the tools of yoga for achieving flow, for herself and her students.

HOMETOWN:Göteborg, Sweden

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Guruji Dr. Omanand, Jules Mitchell, Dr. Vaishali Karambelkar, & Evan Soroka

BEFORE TEACHING:Ski Bum and Party Princess

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

15 years of personal practice. Always learning.
-Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 805 hrs Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research, Indore, India)
-Advanced Biomechanics, Gross Anatomy, Optimal Movement & Research Informed Yoga (YTT, 347 hrs Jules Mitchell, Nevada, USA)
-Yoga Chikitsa, Guru Shishya (RYT 200 hrs Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research, Indore, India)

Arielle Shipe

Arielle Shipe

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Coco Rojas

Coco Rojas

Marco is a messenger of yoga. Marco, called Coco, is a student of yoga and a teacher of yoga. His teachings follow the Krishnamacharya tradition. He trained to be a teacher under the guidance of Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty, creators of YogaWorks, in Los Angeles in 2003. For seventeen years, Coco led classes in New York City in studios such as YogaWorks, ISHTA, Pure Yoga, and Equinox. Currently, he teaches master classes on Zoom and IRL reaching students worldwide.

HOMETOWN:New York, NY

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

YogaWorks 200 Hour Teacher Training, Number years teaching: 21, & Number of years practicing: 22

Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

In 2000 while living in Australia, Courtney began practicing yoga to recover from a running injury. Amazed with the results she began experimenting with many styles including Astanga, Iyengar, Bikram, Synergy, Jivamutki and general Hatha, however she always came back to the Astanga for its strength, flow and lineage. After leading daily yoga sessions to surfers in Spain, she decided to go for a teaching certificate and completed a 200 hr training in the Astanga style from Brian Cooper at Union Yoga in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006. Since then, Courtney has traveled to India to study more of the traditional practices as well as completed additional trainings in Astanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Paddleboard Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, and is now working towards a Chromatic Yoga and 500hr certification with Matt Giordano. Courtney’s classes follow the Astanga method by focusing on the connection of breath and movement. She loves showing students how yoga can enhance and complement their performance in many sports and other activities such as snowboarding, skiing, biking, hiking, partying.

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Brian Cooper, Kino McGregor, David Swenson, Matt Giordano, & Dharma Mittra

BEFORE TEACHING:International Corporate Lawyer

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

200hr yoga cert. (focus on Astanga) from Union Yoga/Brian Cooper, Edinburgh, Scotland currently in 300hr YTT and Chromatic Teacher cert. with Matt Giordano (theyogimatt.com) Has also attended courses and studied yoga in India, Thailand, Bali, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Zanzibar, Australia Vipasana Meditation course in Bangkok, Thailand Frequent participant in yearly Astanga Yoga Confluence, San Diego Experience in yin, iyengar, kundalini, core power, jivamutki Thug Yoga®️ Bawse

Danielle Klein

Danielle Klein

Danielle is a Sound Alchemist & Artist, ThetaHealing Practitioner, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and Lagree Fitness Instructor, Online Educator, Retreat & Mastermind Leader, Wellness Entrepreneur Business Coach, Spiritual Advisor and Crystal Sound Bowl Distributor. She weaves together the energetic systems of kundalini awakening, chakras, mindfulness, moon energy, manifestation, Ayurveda, theta brainwave states, shadow work, cacao ceremonies, inner child healing and personal & spiritual development to connect you back to your most authentic and unapologetic self. You deserve to live life empowered and her mission is to help you embody the brilliant, beautiful, limitless soul that you truly are.

HOMETOWN:Parker, Colorado

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Dr. Joe Dispenza, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Davidji, Heather Seiniger, Everett Newell, John Gaydos, Noah Maze, Vytas Baskauskas, Janet Stone, Seva Simran Khalsa, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

BEFORE TEACHING:Danielle loves photography, painting, psychology, aromatherapy crystals, cooking & baking, holistic health, hiking, traveling, content creation, reading and will always be a student, immersing herself in new courses and trainings to expand her knowledge.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

YogaWorks, Zuna Yoga, ThetaHealing® and Rod Stryker/ParaYoga®, Noah Maze.

David Richardson

David Richardson

A practice that explores strength, balance and flexibility. Moving in an intelligent and thoughtful manner to explore the physical edge while connecting with breath. David began practicing yoga shortly after he moved to Colorado in 2010. He quickly developed a connection with the practice, finding a way to explore strength, balance and flexibility. He completed his Colorado School of Yoga 200 hour teacher training with Julia Clarke and Gina Caputo in 2014. His practice and teaching are grounded in exploring and learning more about the physical, mental and emotional experience that is yoga. Every day discovering new ways to connect within the union of mind, body and breath. In class you can expect to find a deep breath connection, travel through thoughtful and creative sequences, and to flip your perspective as you go upside down and play with arm balances and inversions.

HOMETOWN:Richmond, VA

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Julia Clarke, Gina Caputo

BEFORE TEACHING:Snowboard, Mountain Bike, Stand Up Paddle

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Colorado School of Yoga - Integrated Vinyasa - 200 hour RYT

JEANNE CANCILLA

JEANNE CANCILLA

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

JULIA RUSSO

JULIA RUSSO

Growing up in Brazil, Julia always loved sports. She competed both in track & field in high school and professionally in Brazil English-Style horseback riding and jumping for 10 years. In addition, Julia enjoys boxing and functional training. After moving to Aspen full time, she fell in love with Crossfit and it literally changed her body! Julia worked at O2 for a few years and got exposed to O2 Sculpt and really enjoyed. She absolutely LOVE teaching O2 Sculpt and is working on more and more certificates. Come join her for a fun and sweaty class!

HOMETOWN:Rio de Janeiro

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Jenna Meyer and Evan Soroka

BEFORE TEACHING:Work in the office of O2 Aspen and loves taking classes!

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

O2 Sculpt, Pilates Mat and Hiit + working on Personal Training certificate

Kerrie Schur

Kerrie Schur

As a transformational coach with a background in holistic health, mind-body nutrition, eating psychology, and personal development I believe that the outer changes we desire in our lives must be accompanied by an inner shift that comes with commitment to consistent heart-centered practice on and off the mat. In my flow classes you can look forward to rejuvenating and fluid sequences that leave you feeling anchored in a deeper sense of your self and more in tune with your inner landscape.

HOMETOWN:Manchester, NH

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Jessica Lazar, Shiva Rea, Shawn Parell, Marc David

BEFORE TEACHING:Research Assistant, Washington, DC based think tank

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

15 years of personal practice, 200hr Flow Yoga Center, Washington, DC, 300hr Prana Flow Yoga Teacher Training, The Samudra School of Living Yoga, Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training, Rasa Vinyasa Teacher Training, Soma Vinyasa Teacher Training, Elemental Vinyasa Teacher Training, RYT 500 Yoga Alliance, Certified Health and Eating Psychology Coach

Kris Koneval

Kris Koneval

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Kristen Morris

Kristen Morris

Kristen began her career with health and fitness while in college (1994) and discovered her passion for group fitness and personal training. She competed in several fitness/bikini competitions in her early 20s. While Kristen learned a lot of training techniques and how to diet to look good, she also learned what she do not want in her life...deprivation, low-self esteem, overtraining injuries, and health issues. She looked good on the outside, but was most definitely not healthy. Her shifted gears and she began practicing yoga (2001) and eating a plant-based diet. Kristen began teaching Power Vinyasa yoga soon after, then became a certified holistic health coach. It was just what she needed physically and spiritually to be what she now knows as healthy inside and out. Her life's work is to share this passion for health and wellness with her students and clients.

HOMETOWN:Jupiter, FL

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Baron Baptiste, Patricia Moreno, Deepak Chopra, Dr.Gregor, & Kris Carr.

BEFORE TEACHING:Kristen was 18 years old when she taught her first group fitness class, she's now 45, and can't remember a time when teaching wasn't part of her life! In high school, she wasn't athletic but leaned towards theatre, dance, music, and ran track for exercise.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA, ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer. BAPTISTE power yoga training level 1&2. IIN certified health coach. Multiple indoor cycling certs (Keiser, Reebok, Real Ryder) Les Mills BODY PUMP certified.

Mariana Pineda

Mariana Pineda

Mariana got certified as a vinyasa instructor when she was 17 years old at Green Monkey. Later on, she took an aerial yoga certification and a lot of different workshops throughout the years.

HOMETOWN:Mexico City and moved to Miami FL as a teen

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Gaby Quitana, Jessie King & Julianne Aerhee

BEFORE TEACHING:Her yoga experience has been entangled with human development and wellbeing.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Meredith Brooks

Meredith Brooks

Meredith's passion for fitness has woven through every chapter of her life. From her early days playing basketball and Cross Country, she embraced an active lifestyle. Even after the glory days of sports, she kept the flame alive by immersing herself in mountain sports upon moving to the Rocky Mountains in 2010. Entering a fitness class brought back that familiar sense of accomplishment and drive from her athletic days. Drawn to fitness and yoga, Meredith embarked on a journey that made her an integral part of O2. In 2019, Meredith took on a new role as O2's Marketing Director. While enjoying numerous classes in the studio's beautiful space, she felt an overwhelming desire to share her passion for fitness, marking the beginning of her teaching experience at O2.

HOMETOWN:Berlin, Wisconsin

BEFORE TEACHING:Marketing + Graphic Design

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

O2 Sculpt + 200-YTT with Yoga Renew

Nicky Campbell

Nicky Campbell

Nicky practices feeling the power of each pose and the depth of her breath - she was a college athlete and have always enjoyed exercise, sports, and the feedback of strength, capability, and energy her body provided when correctly engaged. Her classes tend to reflect what she enjoys about the practice - they are athletic with a solid warm up, long holds, and peak poses that are taught in an approachable way, always giving alternatives and options for advancement. Students definitely build heat progressively through class, a healthy sweat develops midway and, by the end, are meant to feel balanced, even and mentally and physically strong.

HOMETOWN:Harrisburg, PA

TEACHERS & MENTORS:General practitioners who are true to themselves, accepting of all their limitations and open to correction (changing what they can and accepting what they can't in not. Not just in their yoga practice but in life in general). This is something Nicky strives for in her practice.

BEFORE TEACHING:College athlete (track) and worked at a powerlifting gym as a side gig for 10 years. Always loved investigating the human body and how to better strengthen and heal it and found yoga helped to do that plus move that discipline to the mind.

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Yoga Works 200 hr

SHANNON DAY

SHANNON DAY

Shannon came to the practice of yoga when in dire need of some self-care as a brand new school teacher in Boston, MA right out of college in 2006. She found Back Bay Yoga Studio and when it comes to practicing, hasn't looked back. As a Health and Physical Education teacher, with an educational background in Exercise Science, the asana (posture) and vinyasa practice hooked her. The movement, the flow, the structure and alignment made her naturally feel confident with her strength and mobility, and it was fun! What kept her, with its rewarding challenges, and eventually drove her to sign up for her first teacher training, was the philosophy, the guidance.. the Eight Limbed Path. Ashtanga/the eight limbed path, as a more complete practice in and outside of a yoga studio, was an anchor and guide for life that Shannon had needed and continues to study and practice today. She is a lifelong student and lover of learning, more than a teacher, but as a teacher she strives to inspire this love of learning and to inspire students to practice Svadhyaya (self-study). Her teaching works to inspire curiosity for her students about their own thoughts, words and actions, to teach compassion and observation without judgment towards self and others, and to help students grow their relationship with the world around them, all on and off the mat with their practice. She teaches a strong asana class, using intelligent (and fun!) sequencing, informed by Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, with a solid focus on alignment not to make students' practices or poses perfect, but to hone the skills of mindfulness and attention training through asana practice.

HOMETOWN:Boxford, MA

TEACHERS & MENTORS:Caitlyn Visconte, Raghunath, Seane Corn, Larissa Hall Carlson, & Ame Wren

BEFORE TEACHING:Can't remember ever not being a teacher :) But before teaching YOGA.. PE, Health, strength and conditioning coach, gymnastics, softball, alpine and golf coach, holistic health coach, personal trainer, spin instructor, aerobics instructor... the list goes on!!!

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

200-hr RYT Back Bay Yoga, Om Births Prenatal Yoga Training, Back Bay Yoga Restorative Yoga Training, Childlight Yoga Certified, Radiant Child Yoga Certified, Ayurveda 101 with Larissa Hall Carlson and John Douillard, Kripalu Yoga in Schools Training/Assistant Trainer, Yoga School On The Mountain (Aspen High School) 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Lead Trainer (RYS)