Your Subtitle text

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’ “

Haley Brasile was born in steamboat CO, but grew up north of Chicago. She loves the mountains and all activities outside. Haley is fortunate to have a mother that helped build a solid yoga foundation since the age of 12. Buti yoga has deepened the transformation that occurs from practicing yoga. She starts and ends her day with some form of yoga or meditation – it is a way of life for her!

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.

Vanessa Charles, Certified Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Practitioner, BA with a focus in Sustainable Living and Health, has been teaching yoga for 13 years in Washington, Hawaii, and now Colorado. Her yoga focuses on opening the heart and quite often making you laugh. She is playful, challenging, and nurturing. She finishes her classes with head rubs and sometimes full body adjustments. Vanessa also offers massage at Mountain Moon Yoga.

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.

Gaylene Ore, RYT,
has been a yoga student with a dedicated practice for eighteen years. She became a certified yoga teacher to enrich her practice and share with others. Yoga provides a stress-free and calming environment that allows Gaylene’s life to flourish. Her classes emphasize on the breath, safety, alignment and a sense of well-being.

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.  

TJ Marie Sennstrom earned her 200 hour Hatha/Vinyasa certification in Paia, Maui, at the Shala – a very special place that created a shift in her mind and body while living and studying in Hawaii. TJ also spent time in Illinois studying Horticulture and Spirituality. Now, she is enjoying the Winter Park community and its incredible recreation. Her classes guide you through a positive, empowering experience. While focusing on alignment and proper form, TJ uses hands on adjustments to assist students in their poses and become aware of how they are in space. ”I would love to share my practice with you in this magical location! Mahalo and Aloha!”

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!!

Sara Rose Thompson, RYT 200 has been a yogini since 2009, certified in Kripalu Yoga in March 2016. She loves sharing her Kripalu Yoga practice with others so they can experience its Meditation-in-Motion. Sara is also an artist, health food enthusiast, and bright, joyful presence.

Casey Voigtlaender. After years of transformation through commitment to the practice, Casey is an E-RYT 200. She received her certification through the Shambhava School of Yoga, while living on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she began teaching students of all levels. Through physical alignment, establishing an inner connection, and maintaining mental clarity, Casey hopes to encourage others to use the many tools of yoga and meditation on their path to inner peace and happiness.