Sun 9:30am Kirtan Circle + 10am Yoga, Mon 10am Yoga, Wed 10am Yoga
Hollie Sue is the Director and Co-Owner of the Telluride Yoga Center. She moved to Telluride full-time in early 2019 with her family, after having left a career as a professor of political theory at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has completed many teacher trainings, and has been teaching yoga since 2007. Her teaching-style reflects her background as a philosopher and activist, as well as her love of music, art, and spirituality in many forms. Hollie Sue’s classes are highly energetic, open to all-levels, and are known for their physical rigor, well-curated and uplifting playlists, dharma talks, and transformative moments. Hollie Sue teaches in-home and studio privates for students who want to grow and deepen their yoga practice in a variety of ways–including asana (physical practices of yoga), harmonium instruction, yoga philosophy, meditation & introductory Sanskrit. She works with students recovering from physical injury as well as those who have never set foot on a yoga mat. Hollie is a highly skilled teacher and communicator and is most at home in the seat of both teacher and student. Since formally breaking with her main lineage, Jivamukti, over allegations of sexual harassment amongst high-ranking teachers and an abusive culture, she has been an outspoken critic of the ways in which the yoga industry has been a source of trauma, cultural appropriation, sexual harassment/abuse, exploitation, and spiritual bypassing. Please visit her website to read some of her writing and learn more.
Alline’s intention as a yoga teacher is to combine yogic philosophy and practice with the lifestyle practices of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. She has taught over 1500 hours of anatomy as a massage therapy educator and uses this background to bring a strong focus on postural alignment and total body wellbeing as a means to free the flow of breath and energy in the body. She loves to share the understanding of our physiology as a means to gain greater insight on the yogic path. She teaches with a multi-style approach stemming from training primarily in the traditions of Hatha, Iyengar and Kundalini.
Shannon EarthTree has been teaching Kundalini Yoga & Meditation since 2002. She strives to provide experiences that inspire practitioners to take the radiance of their practice out into the world, uplifting others through their mere presence. Combining yogic thought and philosophy with Vedic Astrology (Shannon is grateful to have been trained by Dr. Katy Komenda), her intention is always to guide others toward moving past their perceived limitations and blocks, enabling them to expand into their true selves and live from this state. Currently she lives in Telluride, Colorado with her saintly husband, magical daughter, and furry friends.
Shevi teaches breathwork and Qigong at the shala. She is a Telluride, Co based Breathwork practitioner, group facilitator and self-care coach. As a lifetime learner with over 20 years of experience, Shevi’s teaching style has been influenced by Breathwork practices, Qigong, Yin and Restorative yoga , Zen meditation and compassionate communication. She is passionate about self-care and helping others develop their own practices. She works with both groups and individuals with the goal of bringing peaceful balance into her clients’ lives. When not sharing her practice with others, Shevi is a dedicated mother of five, enjoys hiking in nature and traveling in her camper with her husband.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:15am
Practice and all is coming. To the mind that is still, the universe surrenders. Motivation comes from many sources. These are a couple quotes which have inspired me over the years to sit still and be quiet. After many years of moving meditation in the forms of yoga, running and skiing, simple meditation, focus on inhaling-exhaling and sitting still are still my deepest source of contentment. I am grateful for an opportunity to sit in silence and still the mind with others. I look forward to holding space for the practice.
Tuesday & Thursday 12pm
Madison is a passionate yoga and meditation teacher as well as Ayurvedic practitioner. She began her journey when she found yoga during college as a way to soothe her anxious mind and find release from outside pressures. Yoga connected her to something greater than the self, and served as a method of personal evolution to shed layers that no longer serve. After moving to Denver in 2013, Madison dove deeper into her practice partaking in yoga teacher training through Karma Yoga Center. She learned about Ayurveda through teacher training and quickly realized how students’ needs differ based on their nature. Madison offers a safe space for students to explore their mind and body without judgement but rather curiosity and care. She teaches classes that are educational, introspective and leaves students feeling balanced and whole. Madison strives to inspire students to live a life that positively impacts the self, community and greater world.
Sara is an E-RYT500 certified yoga teacher. She studies with some of the most respected teachers in the modern yoga world including Douglas Brooks, Paul Muller-Ortega, David Frawley and Christopher Wallis. Her interest in yoga philosophy is apparent as she injects wisdom and inspiration into slow flow asana classes designed to support all levels. She has a talent for making the complex and often esoteric wisdom of yoga approachable and appropriate for modern students. Beyond the mat Sara offers workshops on topics ranging from Yoga Philosophy, Yoga History, Meditation and more.
Allison is a masterful teacher of asana, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Hindu music, Vedic astrology and more. Hollie and Allison will offer a dharma on the lila (or, play) of the Bhagavad Gita, and why this text is so relevant for modern yogis. Then Hollie Sue will guide students through an asana class inspired by Arjuna and Krishna, and the friendship between them, while Allison will lull us into a peaceful, sattvic state with songs of Krishna and Gopala (baby Krishna). This class is 90 minutes. You won’t want to miss this bhakti offering of love, devotion and friendship.
Steven Veillette is a resident of The West End, in beautiful southwest Colorado. Over the past three decades, he has received formal training in qigong, meditation and sound therapy. His practice of sound therapy over the years has involved mantra recitation, singing bowls and the gong. For the last half decade his focus on sonic alchemy has been with the gong. The sounds produced by the gong change our sense of time and locality, creating a truly powerful, transformational and therapeutic instrument. The Gong has been truly instrumental in transforming his own health which is why he has chosen to share this modality of sound therapy with others who are willing to participate.