Meet Our Staff
Heather was raised in Yuma Colorado. As a child Heather participated in dance and competitive gymnastics. She lived on a farm where she raised her own flock of sheep and fell in love with her passion of animals. Heather went to Colby Community College and earned her degree in Veterinary Nursing. Heather has been a Veterinary Nurse for 10+ years. She has always had a passion for fitness and wellness and has begun to share that passion with others. Heather enjoys teaching Yoga as it helps others stay mobile and balanced so they can continue to do the things they love doing. If you are a beginner or advanced you will enjoy the challenging classes Heather provides. They are mixture of Vinyasa Yoga, strength training, and mobility Work. Her class atmosphere is easy going with lots of laughter. Heather also enjoys being upside down doing inversion postures and holds many workshops throughout the year.
Katie’s passion for yoga started 6 years ago in her high school gym class where she was introduced to vinyasa style yoga. Her interest grew from there and in 2018 she got her yoga teacher training certification at Yoga by Degrees in Elmhurst, Illinois. She then moved to Greeley, Colorado to study dietetics at the University of Northern Colorado. Katie loves how yoga helped her improve her gymnastics, which she did competitively for 8 years and is now a coach. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, cooking and spending time with friends. Yoga has helped her find both mental and physical balance in her life and she wishes to share that with others.
Favorite yoga pose: Warrior 3
Jonathan began experimenting with yoga on and off in the late 90s as a way to feel better after long hikes and innumerable skateboarding falls. It wasn’t until 2009 that he began a regular practice. He thoroughly enjoyed the physical benefits, and the sense of being fully in the present moment that appeared each time he unrolled his mat.
In addition to a 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018, he has completed trainings in restorative yoga, and both Detour Method Online and Detour Method Synthesis with YogaDetour. These additional trainings have fundamentally shifted his approach to teaching movement, with more attention devoted to mobility and exploration of movement for a sustainable lifelong practice.
Jonathan is eager to share the practice of yoga and help others find balance in their lives by connecting the elements of stillness, balance, movement, effort, and ease.
Jeremy is a Colorado native. He received his 200 hour training from Om Ananda in Fort Collins plus 60 additional meditation hours. Jeremy has been practicing for 3 years, meditating for two, and teaching for one year. Jeremy loves a power dynamic class but also enjoys a slow mindful class. Outside of the studio, Jeremy is an avid gardener, loves to cook, can food, and go hiking!
Carolyn Valencia has been a practitioner of Bikram yoga since 2002 and a certified teacher since 2007. Her love for this powerful healing modality is over-flowing, contagious & instantly felt within the first few moments of her class. Positive & light-hearted, Carolyn brings years of experience to the hot room.
Grateful for the many gifts she has found on her yogic path, Carolyn is excited about the gift of community the most. She is thrilled to share the 26 & 2 sequence with the Balanced Movement Yoga Community. Carolyn's hobbies include dancing, back-bending, get-away trips to the Roaring Fork Valley, rodeos and fire ceremonies with her family and friends.