years of battling with mental illnesses, yoga quickly became the light at the end of a very long tunnel. She fell in love with the way the practice made her mentally feel and Felt the call to spread that passion to all who felt lost through invisible illnesses. Her first 200 hour training focused on Hatha and the deep rooted philosophies while her continuous and 300 hour trainings with Bodhi focused on Ashtanga, Inversion and staying authentic to the practice, taught her the dedication, and the skills to find her voice as an effective teacher. With a focus on fundamentals, injury prevention and modification, energy work & holistic health; Milena enjoys classes with members of all levels, now being a multiple chronic illness patient she understands more than ever how CRUCIAL adaptation and yoga for every-body-type is and the importance of providing a space where each person can find benefit, relief, and self-expression. Fueling from only the deepest love and gratitude.
Abbey was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She began her yoga journey in 2009, attending weekly classes. Having been a gymnast all her life, the postures were exciting and as close to "adult gymnastics" as you could get in Memphis. But the breath work and meditation were challenging and kept her coming back! She began a daily home practice in 2013. In 2017, Abbey completed a 50 hour FLY intensive in Boulder, and a 200 hour certification with Bodhi Yoga Academy in Bali. She is excited to begin her journey as a teacher and share her love of yoga with others.
Abbey graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Christian Brothers University in 2011. She has been coaching gymnastics for the 12 years. Abbey moved to Denver in 2016.
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I would like to say that when I first started yoga, things just clicked with the first pose, but that was not the case. When I started Yoga in 2013, I did not enjoy it at first. I had always been naturally athletic and this was the first time that an activity was challenging to me, not only physically but mentally as well. The intrigue of the challenge became the driving force into my beginning of teacher training. I received my 200hr in vinyasa through Corepower a year later.
Throughout the years I have continued to seek knowledge of the connection of yoga with the human body. Since then I have also completed a Hot yoga and a yoga sculpt as well as I receiving my CPT through the National Academy of Sports Management (NASM). Yoga has not only sharpened my awareness in how I move my body on the mat, but how I choose to move throughout life.
I continue to come to my mat not only because of what is happening on a physical level, but because of the transformation that is happening beneath the surface. It has taught me grace and strength within conflict, and an unstoppable new desire to be more connected, with my body, my mind, and the world around me. In my class, you can find an upbeat flow, a heavy focus on alignment, and maybe an opportunity to get upside down, as I am a sucker for some inversion.
Shannon began her yoga journey in 2009 while studying abroad in Australia. As a psychology undergrad at the time she was enamored by the practice's ability to align the mental, spirit and physical. Upon her return to the states she set out to find a practice in her hometown of Washington, D that resonated with her. Fortunately it wasn't long until she landed in a Ashtanga room. After years of dabbling between Ashtanga, Rocket and Dharma yoga, Shannon completed a 200 hour training in Progressive Ashtanga Yoga and went on to study 150 hours of Rocket Yoga. Led by her passion for adventure, outdoors and desire to deepen her practice, she moved to Colorado to practice more extensively at the Yoga Workshop in 2014. Though Shannon likes to participate in a variety of activities such as climbing, mountain biking, SUPing, and backpacking she credits Ashtanga as her baseline source of strength and inspiration to challenge the body. Shannon believes the practice should instill confidence in the practitioner by liberating the body to express and opening the mind to become more receptive to the world around you.
Migsara Santiago trained with Bodhi Yoga Academy in Bali in 2017. She has been teaching at Bodhi Movement Boulder since it’s opening in June 2018. She teaches an array of classes from beginners to more energetic flows.