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THE MOUNTAIN MOON YOGA TEACHERS
Margaret Strom, E-RYT, is nationally certified and the owner/director of Mountain Moon Yoga. “After more than 25 years of yoga practice and teaching, I am still in awe of its transformative possibilities. Yoga has the capacity to change our self, our day, and how we relate to the world. It teaches us love and respect for our self, those around us and the environment. Yoga enriches my life every day - the more I study, the more I want to learn. The more I learn, the more I want to teach others - sharing this gift of living a happy, healthy life. I thank all of my past, present and future teachers for helping me spread the light. Namaste’ “


Lisa Bornfriend first experienced yoga for college credit and quickly discovered the benefits in both the mind and body. It has helped her deal with stress, find her breath, quiet her mind, and strengthen her body. Attending Margaret's yoga classes since 2008, Lisa jumped at the opportunity to earn her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Mountain Moon Yoga in 2015. Regular yoga practice has helped her connect with her breath, mind and body on and off the mat, and has inspired her to help others do the same.

  Dana Dralle: 200hr RYT & Y12SR Space Holder - Dana discovered yoga in 1999 and throughout the years has been on a journey towards self-discovery, mindfulness based practices, and is always seeking to have deeper connections with the self and others. Practicing yoga and meditation regularly, proves to show her the importance of remaining a playful and curious student towards life! In the winter of 2018 Dana completed her 200hr YTT with the Shambava School of Yoga in Fort Collins, CO. To her, some of the most rewarding components of yoga has been learning how to find mental and emotional peace within and reconnecting with the power of the breath. Dana values Yoga as a gift she has so generously received from others. Her passion is to create a safe space for self-exploration and to share yoga others!

Katlynn Kidd
was inspired by her aunt to try Pilates in 2010. She fell in love with Pilates and craved to know more about the body and how to properly "reform" it. She immediately began to regularly attend mat classes and reformer training at Mountain Moon Yoga. After completing over 100 hours of both mat and reformer self-practice she decided to begin training to become an instructor. She completed her 400+ hour comprehensive BASI (body arts and science international) teaching certification in October 2013. Sharing her passion of Pilates teaching mat Pilates at mountain moon yoga and grand park community rec center, and equipment Pilates at elevate physical therapy In winter park, co. Pilates also inspired her to get her personal trainer certification through ACE. She recently moved back from the roaring fork valley and is eager to share her passion once again with mountain moon yogis! 
 

Sarah Fey,RYT, completed her 200 hr Teacher Training at Mountain Moon Yoga in 2015. She loves yoga and want to share the experience with others.

Cathy Franzese found Yoga in 2009 while studying Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her fascination with the ancient teachings and its ability to quiet the mind, increase awareness and reveal our inner wisdom inspired her to pursue a 200hr YTTC in Guatemala with School Yoga Institute. It was there, on the shores of Lake Atitlan, that her dedication to the practice and a desire to share its gift had been ignited. Since then, she traveled to India for 3 months of intensive studies in Yoga Therapy and the Iyengar method with Sharat Aurora and Usha Devi. Their teachings have shown her the path to finding freedom in the subtle body by practicing proper physical alignment and by understanding the delicate balance between effort and ease in each asana. She teaches an Iyengar-inspired Vinyasa flow, encouraging students to be present, to accept where they are in the practice and to observe without judgment. The journey of self-discovery through yoga is a gift, a life-long practice, and she is honored to share this gift with others. 

Debbe Knutson
discovered yoga from a friend in her backyard in Grand Lake many years ago and has been a student of yoga and meditation ever since. She was instrumental in building our yoga community through her involvement in the Grand County Yoga Co-Op. Debbe has expanded her knowledge and teaching skills through workshops, conferences and Mountain Moon Yoga’s 200 hr Teacher Training. Her classes emphasize modifying asanas to accommodate all body types and physical ability. She believes in exploring the basics of yoga, whether you are a beginner or have previous yoga experience.

  Thomas Murphy, 200hr RYT and Y12SR leader, first began yoga in 2015 through trusting an intuitive nudge during a difficult life experience. Coming from a background of extreme sports, Thomas was familiar with finding stillness and silence in the present moment. Once that same stillness was revealed on the mat, a new journey began. After receiving his 200hr cert and becoming a RYT, he obtained his cert to become a Y12SR leader. Now his mission is to serve yoga by creating a safe space for people to use the movements and breath to access a hidden toolkit that rests within, allowing people to reconnect with their inner strength and authentic self.

Heather Pilaroscia’s passion for yoga was ignited when she first stepped on the mat with Margaret at Mountain Moon Yoga. It is for this reason that she is both humbled and honored to be teaching at Mountain Moon. Heather received her 500 hour certification under Indira Kate Kalmbach in Costa Rica, from July 2013-July 2016. After sustaining some severe sports related injuries, she discovered a new side of herself and her yoga practice she didn't know existed; this is why she loves bringing the practice of yoga to others. It undoubtedly has lifelong physical benefits; however, she hopes to take students beyond that, using the postures as a vehicle to uncover the power and potential within us all. Her classes are a grounding combination of anatomical awareness and vinyasa flow, with influences from the yin yoga tradition.


Sue Seemann completed her 200 hour yoga teaching training in
May of 2014 through the School of Yoga Institute (SYI) in sunny
Troncones Mexico! Sue is a veteran ACE certified fitness instructo
r expanding her love of fitness into the yoga community!
Sue embraces teaching yoga and sharing her love and passion
for yoga with others.  

 

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is an international movement educator and author, an Advanced Pilates and E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher Trainer, as well as a movement specialist, Kinesiology, Dance & Exercise Science Professor. Jo Ann has taught throughout the US, in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Prague, Costa Rica, and France. Believing knowledge of the body is a pathway to health and healing is the main focus in all workshops. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and PAMA, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, IDEA Fitness, and a senior trainer through Yoga Alliance. Jo Ann has sold over 50,000 copies of her books on anatomy and movement!!