Instructors

Iyengar Certified

Anara Sagimbayeva

My journey began with training in Kazakhstan (Almaty) and Russia (Moscow); and through good fortune and fate, I found my way to Denver. I'm honored to be part of the local Iyengar Community and look forward to sharing my international training and experiences.

Alyssa Sikora

Alyssa became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) in 2018. She has practiced yoga since 2005 and has practiced Iyengar yoga since 2015. Alyssa's sense of humor, knowledge of Iyengar yoga, and compassion help inspire her students to advance their personal practice.

Angie Woyar

Angie has been a student of yoga since 1999 and is an Intermediate Junior 1 Iyengar yoga teacher. She has studied twice in India with the Iyengar family and regularly studies with her mentors and other senior teachers from across the globe.

Brad Denning

Brad has been practicing Iyengar’s Hatha yoga since 2005 and knows that it enhances one’s quality of life – healthy body, mind, and spirit. He became impressed with the holistic results from the precise alignment, sequencing, and philosophy offered in the Iyengar tradition.

Donita Reitze

Donita began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1986. Little did she know at the time that those studies would evolve into meeting and studying with some of the best teachers in the country and abroad, and eventually leading to trips to India to study with BKS Iyengar, Prashant and Geeta Iyengar.

Emma Addison

Emma has been practicing yoga for over 40 years. She began the practice and study of Ashtanga yoga with the Transcendental Meditation technique/Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1972. She found Iyengar Yoga in 1982 and traveled to India 6 times to study and celebrate with the Iyengar family.

Gary Reitze

Gary's teaching style is precise, with attention to details of alignment and action for maximum benefit. He promotes enthusiasm in the physical postures so students are enabled to enjoy the activities they love. He also teaches pranayama (energy/breath control) and meditation in his classes.

Jean Upshaw

Jean is an Iyengar certified teacher since 2021 and has practiced and studied yoga since 1998. She has been a part of the Yoga Center of Denver community since she moved to Colorado in 2006. Jean focuses on fostering confidence and independence in her students to practice and experiment on their own.

K-Lea Gifford

K-Lea has been teaching for over 31 years, and has helped many people. Clients have included professional athletes, teenagers, the chronologically gifted, and those recovering from injury. She has acquired additional training dealing with lower back, cancer, neck & shoulders, knees, scoliosis, trauma, pelvic floor, and MS.

Juliet Sherwood

Juliet has studied with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and most of the highest level Iyengar teachers in the United States, in France with Faeq Biria, and in India with Swati and Rajiv Chanchani. She received certification in 1993 in Kerala, India.

Vinyasa | Ashtanga | Acro | Aerial | Prenatal | Yin

Amanda Anspach

Amanda was introduced to yoga in 2006 with a serious knee injury. She was certified India in 2012 and since then, her adventurous spirit and perpetual self inquiry has led her all over the world to study and teach.
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Sarah Shaw

Sarah strives to create a thoughtful, well-rounded yoga experience while offering a warm and supportive space. Students are invited to tune into their inner guidance to cultivate a meaningful practice
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Devon Sweeney

Devon Sweeney is a student and teacher of inner ritual and energetic movement. A dedicated student of Shiva Rea since 2008, she is an intuitive somatic practitioner, and a nurturing and passionate community builder and teacher educator.
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Lizzie Cosmic

Lizzie studied with her teacher for a total of 550 hours, ending with a beautiful journey to the Himalayas. She now takes what she knows about Vedic meditation, Kriya yoga and sound healing to build a class meant to bring people to their own personal brand of truth.
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Jake Kunken

After teaching AcroYoga in addition to other adventures down in South America he relocated to Denver Colorado. Participating in the 2019 Pitch Catch Fall program in Boulder Colorado really jump started his involvement in the Boulder/Denver AcroYoga Community.
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Shane Galley

Shane comes from a power yoga background and is currently working towards his 500 hr certification in Prana Vinyasa. Yoga has helped him transform by moving out of comfort zones and into a fiery flow.
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Claire Gonzalez

Claire Gonzalez (she/they) believes in cultivating a mindful lifestyle for all ages, abilities and identities through supportive and fun yoga classes and meditation practices. In addition to E-RYT 200, she is certified in Perinatal Yoga (pre & post natal)
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Javier Betancourt

Javier has been teaching ashtanga primary series consistently in both led primary and the Mysore- style for over ten years with over 10,000 hours of teaching.He is currently the President of the Tallahassee Yoga and Meditation Center (TYMC) in Tallahassee
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Tiffany Jo

Tiffany Jo was born to be a teacher. Her studied, lived, and breathed knowledge permeates through her thoughtfully crafted sequences and poetic words. She is ready to share her spark with the Denver community,
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Jenna Rupe

Jenna Rupe is a yoga practitioner and guide in deep reverence to the art and science of liberation through movement. She believes that when we connect to the breath and move from that place, we merge with the pulse that exists in all life, the divine spark within.
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Erin Derting

Erin's classes focus on intentional breath and movement. If you enjoy attending classes with a pleasant mixture of relaxation and strength-building exercises, then you'll love Erin! Start your Saturdays off right by giving your body, mind, and soul some love. You deserve it!
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Anara Sagimbayeva Schedule

Alyssa Sikora Schedule

Angie Woyar Schedule

Brad Denning Schedule

Donita Reitze Schedule

Emma Addison Schedule

Gary Reitze Schedule

Jean Upshaw Schedule

K-Lea Gifford Schedule

Juliet Sherwood Schedule

Amanda Anspach Schedule

Sarah Shaw Schedule

Devon Sweeney Schedule

Chelsea Laufenburger's Schedule

Lizzie Cosmic Schedule

Jake Kunken Schedule

Shane Galley Schedule

Kelsey Mueller Schedule

javier Batencourt Schedule

Tiffany Jo Wirth Schedule

Jenna Rupe Schedule

Erin Derting Schedule

Liz Terry Schedule

Craig Kurtz Schedule

Daniel Taylor Schedule

Lauren Skorish Schedule

Meghan Hennessy Schedule

Patrick Montgomery Schedule

Rossi Dimitrova Schedule

Tyler Ghaffari Schedule

Prenatal Classes

Family Yoga Schedule

Gary Reitze Classes

Lynn Hangar Classes

Charanbir Singh Classes

Restorative Yoga

Aerial Yoga Schedule

Meghan Hennessy's Classes

Katie Wedum Schedule