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2736 Welton St
Denver, CO, 80205
United States

(303) 386-3897

The premier yoga and barre studio of Five Points in Denver, CO. 

Instructor Bios

 

Ali Fifer

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Ali started her yoga journey in college for the hot, sweaty-fitness aspect, but quickly fell in love with the deep, rich, spiritual side that yoga embodies. Shortly after college, she completed her 200hr teacher training through Prana Vidya's Ayurvedic master, Brad Hays, and has been teaching vinyasa, restorative, and gentle yoga since. She is passionate about bringing together the fitness side of yoga as well as the traditional teaching by helping you link your breath with your movements for a deeper mind-body connection. With a background in sports and exercise science, her classes include physical challenge leading you to a mental stillness. Ali also enjoys climbing, hiking, learning, traveling, and snuggling her golden-doodle back in Indianapolis. 


Andrea Lemay

Andrea received her CYT-200 with the National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers through The Yoga Institute of Houston. She serves as the volunteer Denver Ambassador for the Give Back Yoga Foundation. Andrea believes that yoga can help and challenge anyone right where they are at – whether it be for fitness goals, to deal with the stresses of daily life, or to help resolve deeper issues. Andrea has seen her own practice develop so much over the past few years and wants to help others grow through that same process. She is so excited to be a part of FLEX and cannot wait to practice with you!

 


Annie Andrews

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Yoga found me when I needed it most - in the midst of a very stressful and overwhelming time in my life. What started as a way to sweat out frustration has transformed my life both on and off the mat. Through the years, this practice has softened rough edges, showed me knew facets of myself, and given me the tools to live life passionately. Early in my yoga journey I knew I wanted to share this practice with others. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher certification at YogAsylum, a certified yoga studio in southern Wisconsin and have since taught a variety of yoga styles. My classes are designed with purpose, to uplift and inspire. My goal is for each student to leave class feeling accomplished and satisfied that they did their body and soul some good!


Carli Blankenship

Carli started practicing yoga 10 years ago to supplement a professional running career. She soon found that the non-asana aspects of yoga were just as much if not more valuable to soundness and contentment. Carli lived abroad in South America for four years and found that she was better able to face the hardships of travel after a morning spent on her mat. She fell in love with the local yoga community in Quito, Ecuador and decided to pursue a yoga teacher-training certificate to fully integrate herself into her yoga practice and share her spunky flair for fun asana sequences with her peers.  She completed her 200hr RYS training at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina and returned to Ecuador to open a studio.  Carli’s teaching style is power vinyasa, emphasizing on the flow between poses.  Her classes are upbeat and challenging but accessible to all levels.  Carli moved to Colorado in March to pursue her degree in Physical Therapy, and when she’s not buried in a book or dancing on a mountain she’ll be having fun on the mat with her students at Flex. 


Cassie Silvia

Cassie was initially drawn to yoga as a way to physically challenge herself although she soon discovered that there was much more to it than a good sweat.  She found yoga as a healthy outlet for emotional release and began to see the connection between what she was experiencing both on and off the mat.  Yoga has taught her to let go of the things that no longer serve her and be open to receiving the more positive vibrations this life has to offer.  With a strong desire to connect with others in this positive way, Cassie completed her 200 hour power yoga teacher training with CorePower in the fall of 2014, where she became empowered to take what she learned and share it through continued service.  Her classes are both lively and challenging; utilizing slow and controlled breath and a focus on finding freedom through movement. As both student and teacher, Cassie looks forward to continuing her yoga journey and sharing her light and love with everyone she meets on the path.


Chelsea Williams

Chelsea is a stand for your greatness on and off your mat. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher on the path to becoming a Certified Baptiste Teacher. She is committed to empowering you to be the best and most authentic version of yourself. Chelsea’s classes cultivate a space for community and belonging, and incorporate clear cues and hands on assists to help you find new possibilities in your practice. Her classes are physical, fun and down to earth. Outside the studio you can find Chelsea working at her corporate finance job in LoDo, making malas and jewelry for her company Devotional Darling, or helping women access cancer resources through the organization she co-founded with her brother, The Suzanne Lunn Foundation. On weekends she loves to be outside in nature with her husband Randy, her puppy Sukha and her friends. She loves meeting new people and is excited to be a part of the Flex community! Come sweat, laugh and get messy with your community as Chelsea leads you through Powerful Vinyasa classes rooted in Baptiste methodology.

 


Danica Kempinski

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Growing up in a tiny town in West Virginia, I moved to Denver after spending a weekend at Red Rocks shows. The moment I returned back East after my vacation, I felt a part of my soul calling me back, and soon thereafter the Mile High City became my home. It is here where yoga found a way into my life as a different method of getting a good workout, and with that came an added, and unbeknownst to me, bonus of staying grounded (a fancy way, in my mind, to say ‘staying sane’). The feeling that I get each time I return to my mat is almost impossible to put into words, which is why I hope to share it with others through teaching. We all come to our mat with our own, different objective or purpose, but I aim to take it one step further and teach from a place of getting what we didn’t know we came for. I’m a go-with-the-flow (no pun intended) kind of gal, and I bring that energy to each of my classes. Prepare to get sweaty, groove to some funky tunes, and most definitely hear some corny jokes as we share our practice together! 


Frederick SOL

Originally from Culiacan, Mexico, Frederick moved to Denver, at the age of six to go to school in the U.S., and continues to fall in love with the city, the community, and the nature that surrounds us over two decades later! Frederick is an Ambassador (Wayfarer) for the Wanderlust Festival, is a core volunteer for the non-profit organization, Action for Amyloidosis, which he helped get off the ground in 2009, DJs local yoga classes and events, and is currently going through the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Karma Yoga in Denver, Colorado. 


Kaitlin Lombardi

Kaitlin found her mat while she was a junior at CU-Boulder attempting to nurse some sports injuries. When she first stepped onto her yoga mat over 10 years ago, it wasn’t love at first downward dog. Over time she started to listen to her guides about letting her mind go, so her breath could take over, and the rest is history. Unable to sit still for long periods of time, Kaitlin found meditation in movement, and she incorporates a lot of movement! In her day job, she works with children that are blind and visually impaired. She loves learning from her students, skiing, traveling, and spending times with the ones she loves.


Kayce SOL

Kayce finds her passion in adventure, self-discovery, community healing and health and social justice. As a 200hr RYT, trained at Karma Yoga in Denver, Colorado in 2010, she grounds her classes in reflective movement for all types of people from all walks of life. After receiving her B.A. in International Studies and M.A. in Spanish literature she traveled the world working as an International Facilitator for Thinking Beyond Borders.  Most recently in December 2014 graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Nursing and now works as a Pediatric Nurse at the Barbara Davis Center. Kayce shares her classes with her students, as a journey to self discovery weaving movement, breathing and reflection. Her classes encompass a tradition and fusion of vinyasa and yin yoga as well as a balance between flexibility and strength.


Lois cox

Graduated from Ohio State University with a BFA in Dance.  Danced for various dance companies in Ohio and then moved to New York City, my home town.  I taught dance for many years but decided to try the fitness world.  I have now been teaching for 25 years. I have completed 200 hours of yoga and also teach pilates mat and reformer.  Barre, Yoga and Pilates have become my favorite classes to teach.  My background in dance has helped me to develop a fun and safe Barre class. Out of all of my accomplishments my favorite is my two wonderful sons.


Michela Parisi

Michela’s teaching style focuses on both alignment and muscle engagement as she believes each barre class has the potential to show students their limit, building both physical and mental strength. Having practiced barre for six years and yoga for four with certifications in both specialties, Michela guides her students to understanding their own correct anatomical alignment to boost key muscles that will positively affect daily activities outside of the studio. Michela is originally from a small town Minden, Nevada but has moved through Colorado, California and Italy for the past 12 years. With a degree in psychology and a love for fitness, she is passionate about the connection between physical and mental health. 


michelle chrusciel

Michelle is a Chicago native who left the windy city to seek out the
mountainscapes of Colorado. Michelle tried Barre in Denver and knew from her very first class that she’d found a unique kind of magic.  Barre harnessed the focus of yoga, combined with the challenge and intensity that gave her drive. She saw the positive results of Barre physically, but also mentally and emotionally as well. Michelle believes a workout should be fun and engaging for both the mind and the body, and her Barre practice has provided her both. She was inspired to complete Lindsey Long’s 50 hour
PodBarre training here in Denver and knows that this is the beginning of a long journey of deepening her Barre practice.

Outside of the studio, you can find Michelle at an outdoor concert,
hiking in Boulder, playing with her nephews at the park, and reading at the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, where she currently
works.


Sarah Jo Hunter

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Sarah Hunter is a fitness professional, and enjoys helping people of all levels reach their fitness goals and obtain physical and mental wellness. She has taught a variety of fitness styles for nine years including interval and circuit training, individual and group personal training, and various forms of yoga and barreconditioning.  She has gone through multiple fitness certifications and trainings.  Sarah is well known for teaching a high energy class blasting new music, with focus on form and developing strength.  Sarah's goal as a teacher is for students to leave her class feeling stronger and more confident.

A proud Kansan and Oklahoma State Alumnae, Sarah now calls Denver home. When not teaching classes, you will find her hanging out with her Chocolate Labrador, Iba

 


Stephanie Prochaska

I enjoy keeping all students focused and challenged through all asanas and counts. Barre has changed the way I workout and I love it! Adding yoga to my rotation keeps the serenity and challenge that makes for a perfect combo of lengthening, tightening and strengthening the muscles we already have. I teach Barre, Yoga Tone, and Barre + Yoga Fusion. I hope to see you in class soon!


taylor leister

Taylor first came to barre several years ago as a way to a happier and healthier lifestyle. Taylor found that barre was an hour of mindfulness and an escape from the stresses of everyday life, and she enjoyed the fun, lively, and encouraging atmosphere of a barre class. She found that her practice has strengthened her body and her mind equally. Taylor strives to connect with each and every student, creating a safe and comfortable community where people feel free to be challenged, take risks, and try new things. She tailors each of her classes to her students, focusing on safety and form. She doesn’t take herself too seriously and her quirky sense of humor will keep the studio setting fun and light, while still pushing you to your limit and bringing every muscle group to fatigue. Come to Taylor’s class, you will have fun and get a fantastic work-out!


Taylor Johnson

Taylor is a certified instructor in Power Vinyasa and Acrovinyasa, who has been teaching for almost two years. Her yoga journey began nearly 5 years ago when she stumbled into a free Vinyasa class. What started as a foreign and strange practice became her outlet for overcoming difficulties with body image and an overall unhealthy and unhappy lifestyle. Seeing how powerfully transformative the practice of yoga is, first hand, is what lead Taylor to seek out teaching it to others. The challenge, focus, and energizing atmosphere of Power Vinyasa ultimately led her to try Acro Yoga. Linking her grounded Vinyasa practice to acrobatics and a new level of interconnectivity with others lead her to a deep well of passion for this dance with gravity. Taylor was then inspired to travel to Indonesia to complete her 100hr Acrovinyasa training with YogaBeyond. Her travels led her to live abroad in Australia, teaching Power Vinyasa and Acrovinyasa. She is happy to be back home, and eager to share all of her knowledge of yoga and Acro Yoga with the community in Denver.


 

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