Cari, Owner and Operator of Kula, began to practice yoga over 20 years ago. As a competitive swimmer, runner, and water polo player, Cari found that yoga not only balanced her body, but also her mind. Cari has been teaching since 2010 after completing an RYT 200 hour certification with TeriLeigh Schmidt in the Baptiste Power Vinyasa style. She has also continued her yoga education by exploring the playful practice of Acro Yoga under the guidance of Joe Barnett and Yuki Tsunji-Hoening. Cari’s approach to teaching is energetic and heartfelt, and her classes are a dynamic combination of strength, alignment and depth. This blend of compassion and power creates a space for students to explore their edge and open up to their authentic selves. At her core, Cari believes that we grow the most within community, and is committed to bringing safe, effective, and empowering yoga to the Roaring Fork Valley, making our local community an even better place to live.
Lucy has been blessed to find yoga at the early age of 17 and have been continually grateful for all the friends and community with which it has connected her.
Lucy completed her 200 hour teacher training in June 2012, in San Luis Obispo, CA under the beautiful guidance of her teacher Rocky Heron. She’s continued her education with 80 hours of ParaYoga and 90 hours of AcroYogo with close to 1,000 hours of teaching. She is very passionate about partner play integrating it onto my classes and spreading this community based yoga through the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
Lucy loves teaching people of all ages, body types and backgrounds. As a teacher she wants nothing more than to offer a class where every person feels safe and challenged to express all aspects of themselves.
Come to Lucy’s classes to explore movement, smile, and tap in your inherent beauty and knowledge.
Jo grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley, and continues to live here with her son and husband. She received her training from Baron Baptiste but draws from many different styles of yoga. Jo is inspired by Sean Corn, Simon Parks, Rodney Yee and many other yogis. Jo turned to yoga after a skiing accident where she injured her back. Looking for something to compliment her running and skiing she found yoga was the perfect addition. Jo believes in living her practice on and off the mat, and encourages her students to use the practice to find, balance, trust and serenity.
Tyler Lambuth, (a.k.a. yoga DJ Bhakti Styler) is putting one foot in front of the other, messing up, beginning again, and always learning each step of the way. If we don’t take a steps forward, we will always be in the same place. This big beautiful messy wonderful life is something cherish. Tyler has been blessed to have a committed teacher and guru, Steph Snyder (Love Story Yoga, SF-CA) remind him that all future suffering is avoidable, and through the asana practice we are simply reminded to breath, be kind, kick ass, and repeat! Yoga is transformative; it is a dance filled prayer with the divine- YOU!! Through rigorous work, these classes will allow you to connect with spirit, open your heart and rejuvenate your soul in the form of smiles and sweat. The most important work awaits your departure; to love a little bit more!
A love of deep healing and the search for wisdom and insight is the fuel for Ally’s work and practice. She celebrates 20 years of massage and yoga practice in 2017! As a dedicated bodyworker, yoga teacher, massage therapist and educator, Ally views the bodymind as a portal to our inner heart and soul. Suddenly, the truth of who we really are… as spiritual beings having a human experience… rises up in our life!
Studying with Ally helps build bridges of understanding through a fusion of anatomy, touch skills and poetic body teachings. Our unique bodymind shows up for us as grace in a physical form. It’s a map we can follow to understand the treasure chest of the mind and heart.
Ally Morrison is a Registered Massage Therapist in Colorado (RMT-CO) and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) since 1997. She’s a member of Yoga Alliance, as an experienced yoga teacher and educator at the ERYT-200 and RYT-500 levels. She holds a B.S. 1990, Appalachian State University.
Cara teaches yoga with a wholehearted presence, confidence, and compassion. Her passion for yoga and enthusiasm for teaching are evident in her energetic, dynamic, and intentional style by linking poses together in a creative, balanced, and flowing sequence. She provides a supportive, challenging, and welcoming class environment where you are encouraged to explore your edge, discover your strength, and awaken your spirit. Her extensive training in both Vinyasa Yoga and Forrest Yoga brings a rich knowledge and a deep understanding of the benefits of thoughtfully designed yoga classes. Cara has been practicing yoga since 2000, and teaching yoga since 2006. She draws inspiration and wisdom from teachers like Ana Forrest, Elena Brower, Sean Corn, and Kathryn Budig. In addition to her yoga certification, Cara is also a licensed professional counselor and offers yoga and therapy services through Aspen Integrated Counseling.
In 2011, Emily left Vermont in search of bigger mountains, bluer skies and the space and time to truly tap into her joy. She called it her FREEDOM tour. She landed in Carbondale, instantly warmed by Sopris’s sweet glow and knew she had found her new home. Her first 200 hour training, 5 Gems Yoga, taught by Nova Loverro, exposed her to a methodical and refined way of experiencing asana as well as to the practices of pranayama, mediation, mantra and ayurveda. She also loved the fluid nature of Vinyasa and began to hone her alignment and release tension in her body, through her practice. In 2015, she participated in Kula’s 200 hour Vinyasa training and has been one of the instructors for Kula’s 6:30am Prana Flow class, ever since. Emily also works as a PT Aide and is a N.A.S.M. certified personal trainer. She weaves her knowledge of the body into her classes and guides students through an organic, alignment-based flow.
Shelly began her yoga journey 19 years ago at a hatha style studio in Venice, CA as a way to reduce her work related stress. When she discovered Vinyasa yoga 10 years ago she fell in love with the style, finding that the linking of yoga postures to create a dance-like movement set to music helped her to calm her mind and release tension in her body while building flexibility and strength. Her passion is artfully linking a thoughtful sequence of postures to a wide variety of music to create a fun and upbeat journey through the body while helping the mind to shift and find a sense of calm.