Our Teachers

Instructors at TYC.

Hollie Sue Mann

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’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. 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.

Shannon Earthtree

Shannon 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.

Marie Green

Marie is from Växjö, Sweden and studied Dance in Stockholm before she fell in love with Yoga. She became a Massage Therapist in 1995 and with that the interest for spiritual practices began. She dipped her toes into many different styles of Yoga before focusing on Alignment Based Yoga. Marie teaches an uplifting, flowing class, focusing on alignment and a practice with intention. Marie holds a 500h Anusara Yoga Teacher Certificate, studies Rasa Yoga and Mythic Yoga Flow with International yoga teacher Sianna Sherman’s online teacher trainings and has been teaching Yoga since 2001. Since March 2019, Marie completed a year long studies with IIN and became a Certified Health Coach with Institute for Integrative Nutrition,as well receiving a Certificate in Yin Yoga~ Website: mariegreenyoga.com

Annika Kristiansen

For Annika, yoga is not confined to the asana. Her practice and her teachings extend to beyond the mat ways of being and seeing that she enthusiastically shares with her students. As a runner, biker, and mountain girl, she infuses her classes with a deep understanding of anatomy along with meditations to feed the soul. Join her for a vibration raising, not-too-serious, carefully-sequenced Vinyasa flow.

Crisanne Schworn

Crisanne is so grateful to be on this journey down the yogic path with all of you beautiful people! Yoga started to change her life in 2012 when recovering from a ski injury. She realized how important it is to listen to her body and have the tools to calm her mind.
Since then, she went on a transformational yoga retreat, has taken hundreds of classes and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Zenver Yoga, in Denver, Colorado. Her training is based on the therapeutic vision which is designed to open up all of the myofascial lines of the body, invigorating students and leaving them feeling completely open and relaxed. This training helped her to realize that practicing yoga is not about how you look, it is about how you feel and adapting poses to work for your body. Along with opening the physical body, students will enjoy groovy tunes, meditation, breathwork and sometimes incorporating elements such as free form movement, chanting and essential oils. She also offers modifications to allow students to listen to their bodies and adapt accordingly, no matter where they are in their yoga practice. She believes yoga can be practiced by anybody, no matter their body type, their beliefs, race or self identity. Yoga has the potential to connect us all on a deeper level and shine a light on where we can make a difference in the world.

Gretchen Williams

Gretchen hails from St. Paul, Minnesota. She became a full-time yoga teacher, while living in NYC in 2014, where she had the honor of learning from and working for elite teachers and leaders.
Eventually, she escaped the cold winters to the Pacific Coast of Mexico, where she taught a wide variety of expats, tourists and locals at classes, retreats and wellness events. As a former athlete, she appreciates vigorous yet safe movement, and offers cues and modifications to bring grace, space and ease into all bodies. She’s been trained well beyond her initial 200 hours, including yoga for seniors and those working with injuries and I have a passion and private clientele for teaching teenagers mindfulness and yoga.
Gretchen is grounded, calm, and warm, and she holds space for students to show up as they are without judgment. She leads with a nourishing and honest style and strives to offer a safe, well-informed yet fun class that anchors your body, opens your heart and expands your mind. Oh, and good music too! www.gretchenwilliamsyoga.com