Alex Sandoval
Alex Sandoval

Alex Sandoval

"Alex stumbled into his local Yoga Pod back in 2014, simply looking for freedom from stress and bad habits that were causing problems in his life. He soon found that the hours he spent on the mat were the best moments of his day, and began attending classes as much as possible and practicing at home when he couldn't make it to the studio. Yoga became his lifeboat during two years of radical personal upheaval and positive transformation, and Alex credits the practice for changing and saving his life. He considers it his life mission to share his passion for the practice with as many people as possible.

Operating from the belief that yoga is an all inclusive source of healing, "If you have breath you belong on the mat", Alex strives to teach classes with an emphasis on self compassion, self study, mindful attention to detail, and a meditative awareness of the link between breath, energetic patterns in the body, and resulting ability to take the yoga out of the studio and live life heart forward. He feels honored, blessed and humbled to be able to teach, and absolutely loves talking about yoga and life with his students."
Becky Guidera
Becky Guidera

Becky Guidera

Becky found her curiosity for yoga five years ago when searching for an introspective movement practice. Her passion deepened while studying at psychology and yoga at Naropa. Becky hopes to use yoga as a bridge between the body and mind. She believes that cultivating compassion and wisdom through the body establishes greater understanding and nurturance of the mind.

Becky's classes create a grounded, thoughtful and peaceful environment. She uses hands-on adjustments, breathwork and meditation as resources for the integration of one's practice. Her desire to see her students drop into the practice and discover their own resilience, compassion and gentleness.
Beth Evans
Beth Evans

Beth Evans

Beth is a forever student of self-discovery. When she found yoga, it was like coming home, and now, no matter where life takes her, yoga consistently brings her back home. Connecting meditation through movement has revealed profound benefits that Beth loves to share with her students at all levels of practice. Beth received her 200 hour YTT certification and PodHot certification, at YogaPod SouthGlenn. She gained an enriched knowledge, of Hatha Vinyasa and PodHot techniques from her eclectic group of teachers, with which to create the foundation for her authentic teaching style. Beth believes in teaching safety and focuses on building strength in the various poses. She likes to encourage her students to find a connection with their breath and body; and to have fun with their practice. Beth hopes to assist her students in finding Tranquility, Love, Empowerment and Joy that they can bring into their everyday lives. She is happiest being outdoors and if lucky, surrounded by her family, friends and animals. Married for nearly two decades; Beth is 1 of 5 siblings, the proud mother of two amazing young women and a house full of dogs. Her approach to yoga is powerful, yet also immensely creative and free. Motivated from the belief that you have to start "where you are" rather than where you "want to be" allows students of all ages and levels to enjoy bringing their life into yoga and yoga into their life!
Dayle Extrell
Dayle Extrell

Dayle Extrell

Dayle found yoga as an anxious actor pounding the pavement in NYC. The lifestyle left her feeling empty and the practice quickly became her passion and the mat her place to become mindful, playful and deeply grate-FULL! Dayle encourages her students to become their own best teacher, to laugh at themselves, follow their hearts and breath while exploring their edge. Her vinyasa classes combine strength, breath and grace with creativity, spirituality, laughter and a rocking playlist. Her yin and restorative classes are deeply healing, with loads of juicy hands-on assists, guiding students to ease-fully let go of physical and emotional tension and stress. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to all ages and abilities. She is certified to "play" yoga with kids, teens, and pre/post-natal women. Dayle is also a level II Reiki healer and a certified practitioner of Thai Yoga Therapy, Thai Massage and reflexology. For all things Dayle visit www.daylepivettaextrell.squarespace.com
Dianne Sandy
Dianne Sandy

Dianne Sandy

Dianne comes from an athletic background and thought you needed to be flexible in order to enter a yoga room. After having her 3rd child, she went to her first yoga class. She discovered that yoga meets you where you are on your mat. Flexibility in mind and body can be cultivated through your yoga practice.

Initially, drawn to the physical practice as well as the solitude, it wasn't long before she began to experience the amazing benefits from her spiritual journey.

She has completed Level 1 and Level 2 with Baron Baptiste, as well as participated in several Baptiste led trainings.

Teaching yoga has become her inspiration and passion. Her classes are an invitation to be yourself and to create space, grounding, presence and a deeper self connection and awareness.

Dianne has an amazing husband, Brian, and is blessed with 3 fun-loving kids, Megan, Jessica and Jacob. Together, they love to mountain bike, trail run, ski and play tennis.
Heather Kokx
Heather Kokx

Heather Kokx

Heather first began practicing Hot Yoga as a way to help with her lower back problems and quickly fell in love with the simple mind/body connection of the practice. As a Yoga teacher, Heather enjoys the magical aspect of the Hot Yoga pose sequence; how it works the body slowly with the intention to get all the muscles warmed, stretched, and the body in alignment. As a meditation instructor, Heather immediately saw the way Hot Yoga centers the mind and brings a meditative state onto the mat. "Hot Yoga teaches us to become present with our body and mind through our breath. With each pose we breathe through we practice staying grounded, regardless of the intensity of the pose. This is a great tool to take out into the world where stress and chaos challenge us every day." Through her hot yoga classes, Heather loves giving yogis a place to heal the body with each pose while unwinding the mind and learning to breathe again.
Heather MacDonald
Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald

Heather is passionate about reunification with our natural world and its wild and organic ways, she firmly believes true health and healing can be found when we reconnect and return to harmony with nature. Heather's mission is to inspire, guide and nurture her students to explore and connect with the beauty of nature within and around us through the practice of yoga and qigong. Heather's knowledge of anatomy and alignment as well as the subtle energy body and the movements of prana/qi, provides a safe, structured environment where one can dive deeper into their practice and their own personal journey to self-healing. Heather enjoys creatively weaving together challenging, holistic, alignment focused practices while humbly striving to hold a safe, supportive environment where her students may be empowered to cultivate self-awareness, return to harmony with the natural flow of life and discover the countless healing benefits of yoga and qigong for themselves.

Heather discovered yoga in her college years, finding it a great antidote to daily stress, as well as the anxiety and depression she had been living with for years. In 2009, when her life seemed to be unraveling at the seams, Heather dove into a devoted daily practice which began to change her life dramatically. She found relief from the chronic pain caused by scoliosis and found improvement in many other health related issues. It was through the practice of yoga that Heather took refuge as her life turned upside down. "Yoga helped me find myself, love myself and become my authentic self, I can't imagine my life without it now." Heather is inspired to continue to step onto her mat day after day to keep her body and mind healthy and happy and to continue to grow and evolve spiritually. "Yoga has taught me how to navigate the ups and downs of life, how to live consciously rather than reactively and how to listen to my body and truly care for myself."

Heather completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Boulder Colorado at the Yoga Pod in 2012 and went on to study at the Colorado School of Yoga, completing her 300 hour training in 2016. Heather has also studied Qigong and Energy-Body Healing with Damaris Jarboux at The Center Place in Boulder, Colorado. Heather teaches Qigong meditation, practices energy-body work and often infuses her knowledge of the energy body into her Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle yoga classes. Heather's vision is for all of humanity to live consciously from heart center, in harmony with nature, and in community rich in health, support, connection and love.
Ian Pocock
Ian Pocock

Ian Pocock

Ian Pocock started his yoga journey back in 2003. Sidelined by a snowboard injury, he got into hot yoga to help with stretching and to stay limber. In 2008, He left his company that he started in 2001. 2 years later, he got his 500Hr Hatha Yoga certification in Dallas. Ian moved to the Denver area in 2011. Being a yoga instructor has been great for Ian! He gets to meet new yogis and not only help with their practice, but also help them through any struggles in their lives. When Ian isn't getting people into down dog and warrior 1 poses, he teaches 6-9 years old at a Montessori school in Golden. Ian aspires to instill confidence, peace, and a sense of inner serenity in every student he has in class. Through Ian's sense of humor, silly stories and musical choices, students learn that they can take yoga off the mat and still be able to find peace of mind when they are faced with stressful situations.
Jen Wilking
Jen Wilking

Jen Wilking

When Jen first started practicing yoga, it was all about the physical benefits. As time passed, she began to cherish the mental and spiritual gifts that yoga has to offer. Her classes are centering, creative, and interwoven with the philosophy of yoga. She encourages her students to explore new things and supports them as they grow. She creates an accessible foundation with a focus on mindful breathing and enjoys delivering a well-rounded experience of strength, balance, flexibility, and complete relaxation in a well-earned savasana.

Jen is a licensed physical therapist and registered yoga instructor. She is passionate about sharing her love of yoga and her enthusiasm for anatomy. Her knowledge of the body infuses her teaching as she leads strong, insightful, and safe classes. Connect with Jen at www.anatomyforyogis.com and www.physicaltherapy.yoga.
Kerry Madden
Kerry Madden

Kerry Madden

Kerry began her yoga practice in Chicago in 1999. She was blessed to have the opportunity to practice with some very inspirational local instructors that sparked her to make a life change. She became certified through YogaFit and obtained a Pilates mat certification through Movement Education. She also has a Radiant Child Certification through Shakta Kaur Kalsa. She has practiced through workshops with a multitude of masters such as Pattabhi Jois, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, Ana Forrest, Tommy Rosen, Alanna Kaivalya, Doug and David Swenson, John Friend, Cyndi Lee, Shiva Rea, Simon Park, Seane Corn, Scott Blossom, Tias Little, Tiffany Crukshank, MC Yogi, Amanda Giacomini, Janet Stone, Kathryn Budig, Rusty Wells, and Beryl Bender Birch. She has found her practice and teaching to be influenced by Denver local greats, Cheryl Deer, Denise Cook, Angelique DeSilva, Mike Matsamura, and Indigo Stray. Kerry received her Yoga Alliance Certification 2003. She is a now a 200 HR E-YRT and assisted in the 200HR teacher training offered by Bhogah Yoga in 2010. Kerry completed her Yoga Gangster Certification 2013 to volunteer to work with youth at risk. She most recently completed a 20 HR Yin Yoga certification in October 2014. It is her sincere hope to share the gifts and blessings that yoga is sure to bring by helping to guide and remove the obstacles that prevent us from seeing our interconnectedness and highest Self.
Laurel Cepero
Laurel Cepero

Laurel Cepero

Laurel discovered yoga in the wilderness of Wyoming in 2008 and completed Yoga Pod's 200hr Seva Teacher Training at South Glenn in 2016. An avid learner, Laurel seeks to bring her science background to her yoga studies. She believes that in addition to its physical and emotional healing benefits, yoga offers a path to deeper understanding and compassion for oneself, others, and the natural world we inhabit. She aims to create a more introspective, compassionate society one yoga student at a time. Laurel's classes emphasize mindfulness and alignment through slow, heat building flow.
Malissa Schwamm
Malissa Schwamm

Malissa Schwamm

As an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for just about any sport, Malissa found yoga to be the obvious choice for someone who desperately needed to learn how to stretch, strengthen, and focus while preparing for competitive events. As someone who sought out as many yoga classes as she could each week, it seemed evident that Malissa would become certified to teach and share her passion. She enjoys most styles of yoga, but finds the best way to channel her inner spirit is through Vinyasa flow. The combination of mental focus, breath awareness, and strengthening through proper alignment are essential for a daily practice that she seeks for herself and encourages in her students. Her greatest teachers are her students. Throughout the years, she has been deeply inspired, hugely motivated, and profoundly touched by the spirit of the yoga student.
Malissa is on the teaching team for Yoga Pod's SEVA 200-hour Teacher Training program, and she's certified through both YogaWorks™ and YogaFit™, global organizations. Her roots for teaching and inspiration come from Jason Crandall, Maty Ezraty, Annie Carpenter and B.K. Iyengar, all of whom she has studied extensively. Malissa's mantra is: "Laugh as much and often as possible each day. Laugh until you are curled over and tears are streaming down your face. Seek out friends who make you laugh. Laughing is contagious and healthy."
Michelle Marchildon
Michelle Marchildon

Michelle Marchildon

Michelle Marchildon is the Yogi Muse. Her mission is to help everyone find clarity on the mat, and purpose in life. She's a writer, an author of two books on yoga, and a regular contributor to Yoga International. She is deeply committed to a lifelong practice of yoga and has an eye for detail and a passion for precision. She believes that when we pay attention on the mat, we can wake up more fully to the details in our life. Michelle's true love is to teach alignment so everyone, from beginners to advanced students, can go deeper into their practice. The hardest, level 3 poses all start with a precise rendering and understanding of the first level. Practicing daily since 1990, and teaching since 2007, Michelle is an E- RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. You can find her blog and website at www.YogiMuse.com. You can download her classes from www.yogadownload.com.. Her next book co-written with Desiree Rumbaugh, Fearless after Fifty with Yoga, will be available in 2017. Stay on your mat. It will lead to more.
Olivia Martinez
Olivia Martinez

Olivia Martinez

Venus Escallier
Venus Escallier

Venus Escallier

Venus is an E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and has a passion for Yoga Therapeutics. She began teaching in 2007, and has been teaching and continuing to learning ever since. Her passion is being a true teacher to her students. Her goal is that you always leave having truly learned something about your body, your mind, or your practice that day. She brings humor, insightful themes, and provides a fun inviting, safe environment in which to learn. Laughing, questions and a true desire to learn are always encouraged. She is continually inspired by her teachers, her students, and her daughter for all they continue to teach her.
Wolf ( Aimey ) Terry
Wolf ( Aimey ) Terry

Wolf ( Aimey ) Terry

Wolf hails from Yoga Pod Boulder. After completing Seva teacher training in 2015, she quickly transitioned to Kavi work at the Boulder desk as well as teaching at many of the Yoga Pod locations in Colorado. Before becoming a teacher Wolf had been practicing yoga for 10 years, dating back to a nearly fatal alpine ski racing injury and continuing through college, a severe illness, and her career as an actor, musician and teaching artist. Today Wolf is a yogi as well as a chef and food writer. Wolf plays 5 different instruments and is a classically trained vocalist, so don't be surprised if she sings to you with her harmonium while you're in Savasana. As a former athlete, Wolf is very focused on alignment and the conversation that happens between the brain and the nervous system in different postures; as an artist she encourages her students to get creative in their practice and to pursue a loving relationship with the mind, body, and soul both on and off the mat. Wolf loves people with her whole heart, and her goal as a teacher is to shine light on the beauty that exists within each and every person she comes in contact with. So come smile, play and explore your yoga practice with Wolf!