Alana Connelly 500 RYT, E-RYT 200 Vinyasa, Prenatal RYT, YACEP Provider, Aerial Yoga Teacher, EM Yoga Trained, SUPs, Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher, MBA & BS ~Veterinary Nurse Owner of Wild Roots Yoga & Wellness I am absolutely so excited to be on this journey. Although, it has been a deep dive into self discovery I am truly blessed to be where I am. After going through a devastating tragedy I found myself lost and did not know where to turn. I looked deep into what I wanted and where I wanted to be in my life. Months later I found myself in yoga teacher training in Bali. My teacher training was life changing! I found my calling to reach out and help people going through life changes. I live in one of the most beautiful parts of Colorado and I have 3 dogs and 2 cats (I am still a Certified Veterinary Technologist). I travel as much as I can and have seen some of the most amazing places & met some of the most beautiful people. I am truly blessed. I also have an integrative healing practice that I absolutely love! This practice allows me to reach out and help people on a deeper level, helping them heal their body, mind, & soul. I hope that you join me on this journey to discover the amazing, happy, and beautiful you that you are! Many Blessings, Alana
Rachel Segura RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Rachel grew up in the flatlands of the Texas Panhandle, but has been a child of the mountains since before she could walk. It was natural that she found yoga in Southwest Colorado, where the magic of the desert and the serenity of the mountains come together. She has practiced various different styles of yoga since 2013. Her intrigue into the philosophy and spirituality of yoga came as she encountered turmoil in personal relationships. That was when she discovered that the asana is only part of the journey - and not even the important part. As yoga has opened her mind, her heart and her soul to the possibilities of healing and forgiveness, she now desires to share that same message to others. Rachel has personally practiced Ashtanga yoga for five years. She received her 200 HR RYT from Wild Roots in the summer of 2019. She is a mother of two rambunctious children, a wanna-be world traveler, avid reader/writer and empath. When she isn't teaching in the studio, you can find her hiking, fishing, camping or making memories with her little lovelies.
Kit Connolly RYT-200 & Yoga Therapist, & Aerial Yoga My intentional journey of self discovery began in earnest in 2000 when I dabbled in competitive ballroom dance. Dance being a VERY expensive hobby, I quickly found my way to Tae Kwon Do, a more regimented kind of dance. Earning a black belt was, for me, an amazing feeling of accomplishment. After suffering a fairly serious shoulder injury I had to find a new outlet for my energy, YOGA was it. And not just any yoga, but Bikram, hot, hot, hot! As I became more experienced I sought out various styles of yoga and have taken bits and pieces from each style and teacher I have encountered along the way. While attending my first yoga class at a new studio on March 7, 2014 I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. A life changing moment that forced me to look at my life and decide if I was truly on my path or just following along on a well worn path of everyone else’s making. Fast forward 2 years and I am now a 200 HR yoga therapist and the proud owner of Ms. Kitty’s Country Inn in Mancos, CO. I love connecting with people and helping them heal through breathe and body work.
Angela SaylerZumba Hello, my name is Angela Sayler and I have been a Zumba instructor for 5 years. I, my partner Seth and our 23 year old daughter Zosha live in the magical town of Mancos. I love to dance, read, roller skate and hike. Zumba has given me the structure I need for my dancing problem. I am always moving, whether it is the grocery store aisle or in my kitchen. With Zumba, I get the satisfaction of dancing and do not even notice the workout. I love our little studio family and am grateful to be surrounded by such passionate people.
AnneCorrine M.A., C-IAYT, PreNatal, Pilates While obtaining my master’s degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2004, I realized my passion for physical fitness and wellness. My studies lead me on the path towards having a deeper understanding of kinesiology, movement fundamentals and movement analysis. I continued my training by taking a yoga teacher training course, attending advanced yoga workshops, and by apprenticing under a certified Iyengar yoga teacher for over a decade. In addition, I have extensive Pilates class instruction and practice experience. My journey has formed my education and always keeps me curious. Each new experience brings a bundle of lessons that illuminate my class instruction. I love to share all that I know through classes that are focused on individual needs, approaching challenges safely, and experiencing physical and emotional pleasure. “Expression of the self” is the theme in my yoga, dance, and fitness classes. I have taught in southwest Colorado since 1995 and in Dolores and Cortez since 2004. I graduated from Yoga Therapy School in 2014 and see students privately for individualized sessions that address their specific goals. To find out more about my philosophy and my work please visit me at www.annecorrine.com
Kristina Umberger RYT-200, Massage Therapist, & Reiki Master Kristina’s first passion is Okinawan Martial Arts. She came to find yoga as a supplement to her studies in the arts. She pulls knowledge from her martial arts into her yoga including dynamic stretching and strength exercises. As an artist, Kristina works with sacred geometry and mandalas. You will find that many of her classes contain some form of mandala expression flow and hints of pressure point in combination with energy lines and centers of the body. Kristina is a very passionate person and strives to bring empowerment and fun into her classes. She is also a Reiki Master and has previously studied personal training.
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