Gina Caputo


Gina's passionate and inspirational style of teaching is called Integrated Vinyasa which emphasizes the fusion of alignment and flow, anatomy and energetics, focus and release, work and play. She came to the mat from the office chair so has a keen ability to really speak to the modern-day householder yogi. She is an inspiring, empathetic teacher known for her clear and playful style of encouraging you to fearlessly navigate your edge, open your heart and boldly dive in! She is driven by the recognition that embodied, creative movement and self-exploration are essential methods of conscious evolution and discovering one's limitless potential! "Gina Caputo loves yoga with a passion rarely seen. She is incredibly smart, sensitive, and alive with inspiration. A gifted teacher." - Max Strom She is the Founder and Director of the Colorado School of Yoga and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) through Yoga Alliance. Her greatest influences have been Shiva Rea (Prana Flow®), Max Strom (Vinyasa), Erich Schiffmann (Vinyasa), and Denise Kaufmann (Yin). Her deepest learning experiences came in the traditional manner of teacher / student apprenticeships with both Shiva Rea and Max Strom to whom she offers deep, humble pranams for their trust and confidence. From 2001 to 2003, she was immersed in a vibrant yoga community as one of the owners of Sacred Movement Center for Yoga & Healing (now Exhale Spa) in Venice, California where she served as owner, general manager, yoga teacher, apprentice and avid student of yoga. Living in the yoga mecca that is Los Angeles also gave her the constant opportunity to participate in a broad and varied range of workshops and retreats with extraordinary teachers from around the world. From 2004 to 2012 she was [...]

Kevin Paris



LA based singer-songwriter, hug dealer & yoga musician, Paris tours the world performing his feel-good music.  After living in Brazil, South Africa and US, his music has grown into a seaside, folk-reggae-acoustic fusion reminiscent of artists like Jack Johnson & Ben Harper.  In yoga classes, Paris can be found playing live regularly with renowned teachers at events like Wanderlust Festival, Yoga Journal LIVE, Gaiam TV, YogaGlo, studios and retreats worldwide. More at

Corina Benner


Corina Benner, Director of Wake Up Yoga, wholeheartedly believes that the ancient practice of yoga perfectly complements our modern pursuit of vibrant health, personal fulfillment, harmonious relationships and spiritual enrichment. Viewing asana practice as an entry-point to self-study, Corina weaves the tenets of yoga philosophy into her teaching, inspiring students to discover how this age-old practice remains relevant today in their own lives both on and off the mat. Her positive vibrations and contagious optimism empower students of all levels to practice with enthusiasm, while her detailed instruction, poetic language and intelligent sequencing create a safe space for students to explore the landscapes of their body, mind, heart and soul. As a Teacher of Teachers Corina seeks to impart a deep and abiding reverence for the power of yoga, while also affirming her students’ unique experiences which give rise to his/her own authentic voice, and inspiring them to cultivate a sharp and discriminating mind that is softened by an open and receptive heart. In 2002, she opened Wake Up Yoga, inspired to create a warm and nurturing cOMmUNITY-centered yoga studio where people of all ages, stages, colors and flavors could come together with breath and movement, in silence and in laughter, to deeply connect with the underlying current that unites us all.  She has been teaching a 200-hour Foundational Training since 2002, and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2005, and has taught both programs locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to her initial training, Corina’s teachings and understanding of yoga have been influenced by more than 100 hours of Teacher Training with Rodney Yee; more than 70 hours of Teacher Training with Shiva Rea; and 270 hours of Teacher Training with Paul Grilley. As one [...]

Lindsey Fernandez


                Wife, momma, massage therapist, healer, master medicinal aromatherapist...she is a busy woman who loves to giggle at her silly family, and juggle the many roles that fill her life.  Eighteen years ago Lindsey Fernandez began her journey into the healing arts as a massage therapist and her practice has since evolved to encompass the world of plant and tree medicine and energy work.   " The essences have taught me so much about myself and brought me  profound healing.  Especially as a mother, they have allowed me to take my health back into my own hands and care for my children in a way that is in alignment with my beliefs and in sync with Mother Earth. " In Lindsey's  massage/healing sessions she incorporates  only the purest  essential essences available.  She also provides Medicinal Aromatherapy Education and Consultations in which she  develops a regimen suited to the very individual needs of her clients allowing for transformative healing to occur at one's own pace.  Lindsey is passionate about spreading the healing message of the plants and trees.

Twyla Gingrich


Twyla is a RYT-500 yoga teacher and Mental Health Counselor, who received her training while living in Mumbai, India for two years. She trained in classical, Hatha yoga with her teacher, Prasad Rangnekar. Twyla has been practicing different styles of yoga for over 17 years, such as Anusara, Ashtanga, and Vinyasana. When she began Hatha yoga, she found her practice deepened quickly and it helped significantly to reduce depression issues she had struggled with for years. When teaching, Twyla’s hope is to help her students bring awareness of their breath and thoughts into asana practice to create a more peaceful existence on and off the mat. Twyla is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and works as a counselor for children, adolescents and adults at Colorado West Mental Health. Twyla enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, hiking, cycling, rock climbing and skiing.

Tina Medina


Tina Medina, owner of Magical Mala, is a Vail Valley native. Her creative background and positive energy have helped turn her passion and love of "rocks" into a super energized and thriving small business. She specializes in semi precious gemstone prayer beads called Mala's which aid in meditation and energy healing. Tina is always looking for new ways to aid clients seeking natural & spiritual healing in different areas of their life and her company Magical Mala is a reflection of that. She also carries other unique energy healing items and natural gifts.

Meredith Cameron


Learning to transmute previously held self-limiting beliefs, Meredith Cameron supports an inspired space for students to dig deeper, cultivate connection, and source a feel-good life.  An advocate for living a feel-good life, Meredith is influenced by: her teachers, Abbie Galvin and Shannon Paige, global travels, and her daily interactions with others.  All of this infuses freedom into her teachings and allows students to feel their own sense of empowerment. Meredith's style of yoga is one of a kind, as she sources her inspirations and influences; she co-creates a sense of freedom and wonder in her students.  Her well-aligned vision, both on and off of the mat, is supported by her clear ability to hold transformative space for students of all levels.  

Kirby K


Kirby K Kirby K is that special breed of DJ. Inspiring people of electronic music lovers across the world in the process. Kirby K lives in Vail, Colorado & Creative Partner with Powderhaus he has supported the likes of Thugfucker, The Scumfrog, Dj Three, Blond:ish, Bedouin, Christian Martin, Lee Coombs, Bells and Whistles, Bushwacka, Mark Farina and Dj Kramer amongst others. Blessed with a deeply ingrained knowledge of Deep house and Deep Tec house music, Kirby K's own DJ journey can be traced back to the early-90s in Denver, Colorado. Kirby soon followed with appearances at festivals like Nevada’s legendary Burning Man, Zero Point and Colorado's AA Copper Mountain and Snowball festival. Both a true DJs DJ and a people’s favourite, Kirby's popularity has spiralled in the years since. his individual mix (Life Shake) shifted seamlessly through Deep house and Deep Tec house genres and was crafted with deep meaningful grooves that his fans have come to love and know him for. kirby.koch@gmail.com  

Joe Joe Melone


Joe Joe has practiced and trained since '99 in many of the varied yoga styles over the years, but it wasn't until he was introduced to the dynamic ebb and flow, universal rhythm of Bhakti Flow, that he found himself able to really resonate with this living practice. Bhakti Flow is a devotional expression of Vinyasa. Loving for love's sake, living within the Spunda of all creation. Finding bliss and selfless devotion, to yourself and others, through your unique understanding of what radiates through all life. This form of life practice is energetic and playful, where spontaneous mediation can occur. Asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

Carson Efird


Carson Efird, MFA, E-RYT 500, is a dancing yogini from South Carolina living between Raleigh, NC and Los Angeles, CA. An enthusiastic student and teacher of Prana Flow, Carson is inspired by evolutionary Vinyasa, contemporary dance techniques, Tantra, Ayurveda and her teacher, Shiva Rea, creatress of Prana Vinyasa. Since completing her 300-hour Prana Flow certification in 2008, she joyfully serves as an assistant and mentor in Shiva’s Samudra: Global School for Living Yoga. Carson directs affiliate Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training programs for EVOLVE Movement in Raleigh, NC, and, UCLA Summer Institutes in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA in Dance in 2013 from UCLA where she taught yoga in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Carson is stoked to return to EVOLVE, her hOMe base, as Yoga Program Director. Carson began meandering down the yoga path when she was sixteen as a compliment to her modern dance training. While pursuing her BA in Dance and Theater at Bennington College, VT, she completed her 200-hour ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training with Alan Finger in 2005 at Be Yoga in New York as well as her initial Prenatal yoga certification. After freelance yoga teaching for a year between Vermont and North Carolina, the opportunity emerged for Carson to open YogAsana South in Raleigh, which later developed into EVOLVE Yoga, and then, EVOLVE Movement. Carson practices, teaches and lives Prana Vinyasa Flow as an evolutionary approach to an ancient form. She believes that as we continue to move, breathe and evolve, yoga is the source that sustains our personal transformation and reveals our natural essence. In her classes, she encourages each individual to flow with the integrated rhythm of their breath and pulse as an [...]

Erin Fernandez


At a depleted state of energy, seeking restoration, Erin found her practice. Yoga, energetically connecting her with balance and harmony in the midst of recurring illness and exhaustion, deepened her self awareness. The light bulb went off and the true work that needed to take place in order to heal became apparent. She began to make her commitment to take care of herself a priority, and dedicated herself to the practice. Erin completed Evolve 200 Hr Teacher Training with Amy Baker and Keri Bergeron with the intention of integrating yoga into her daily lifestyle to achieve overall health. To her surprise, and with much delight, she was inspired to do so much more. Erin feels that yoga is the natural way to achieve comfort in ones own skin. It is the balance and play of weaving creativity with passion that connects you with your true self. When the focus is present, goals can be set, visions achieved. Stepping back and creating space allows you to realize that you are your greatest teacher. Sharing her perspective on life and the interconnected beauty of unconditional love for yourself and others is what brings her to teach. Her classes create space for her students, allowing them to get interested in the ‘transition’ that is life. She offers a place to create sacred intentions that have the ability to heal. While her love for the asana practice has always been a rich reminder of how physically strong and capable we all are- it is the spiritual and discipline practice of ‘living it’ that truly sparks her intention as a teacher. Coming to her class will encourage the beauty of living in your personal power, touching the side of your [...]

Yvonne Schwartz


Yvonne Schwartz is the owner of Yoga Off Broadway in Eagle, CO. She has been living and teaching yoga in the Vail Valley since 2007. After  practicing and studying yoga for six years she began her first formal teacher training at the South West Institute of Healing Arts in Phoenix, Arizona. While at SWHI she studied Anusaura, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Restorative yoga with Jim Keegan and Mary Bruce. Upon moving to Colorado Yvonne completed a second 200 hr RYT certification through Inner Power Yoga with R.R. Shakti. She has continued her studies in yoga and leadership studies with Rod Stryker, Seane Corn, Hala Kholori,  Suzanne Sterling, and more.  Yvonne has over 10 years of teaching experience and enjoys teaching all levels of students.  She loves the challenge of meeting the needs of each person (beginner to advanced) and encouraging students to grow in their own personal practice both on and off the mat. Her classes are straight forward and light hearted. There is a mix of finding your edge and finding release. Yvonne is also passionately involved in her community. She is the coordinator of Yoga in the Park which meets each Sunday during the summer in the Eagle Town Park and is the producer of Eagle YogaFest (which is celebrating it's fifth anniversary this fall); bringing three days of yoga and music to the Town of Eagle. Yvonne truly believes that yoga is for Every Body and her mission is to bring together communities through yoga. She works hard to help students feel connected through their yoga community through classes, events, and giving back.

Julia Clarke


Julia’s love of yoga, music and adventure has taken her far from her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland over the last decade. Her natural wanderlust brought her to America as a college exchange student in 2001, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She spent eight years working as a radio DJ and music promoter for the recording industry in Kansas City, Vermont, Boston and New York City before deciding to fulfill a lifelong desire to teach yoga. Julia completed her first teacher training at Integral Yoga Institute of New York in early 2009. Seeking fresh air, adventure, and the time to enjoy both, it didn’t take long for Julia to settle on Vail, Colorado as her ideal playground. She moved to the Rocky Mountains in 2009 and currently works as the Yoga Director for the Vail Athletic Club at the Vitality Center, teaching soulful and dynamic yoga classes to serve this mountain community that stir a deep sense of embodiment and self-participation. Julia leads workshops and trainings across Colorado and is proud to be a Lululemonambassador and a Rishi for Veda Bars. Outside of the yoga studio, Julia is most often found exploring the Rockies on foot, bike, ski or belay, and sometimes all of the above; she completed her first triathlon in the summer of 2012. Julia is inspired by teachers who elicit her inner poet, including Shannon Paige Schneider, Shiva Rea and Douglas Brooks, and above all, the incredible body of work that is the Tantra. She is also a writer and associate editor for the blog Elephant Journal, and a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant via the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa.

Jim Keegan


    Jim Keegan is the founder of Yoga Nirvana Studio, and has taught yoga in the East Valley of Phoenix for over 9 years. In addition to teaching at the studio, he teaches internationally, in workshops and retreats. He has a B.S. Kinesiology and Biomechanics, and served as Head Yoga Teacher at Arizona State University (ASU) for nine years. Jim ‘s experience includes a number of other leadership positions, including Director of Yoga Teacher Training at a local studio/training educational facility, where he taught exercise physiology and was head instructor as well as key program advisor. Jim’s Biomechanics background assists his teaching, providing a context and vocabulary for articulating anatomy and physiology concepts during class to help students visualize and improve their physical poses during yoga practice. Jim’s teaching and philosophy are informed by his technical training, and his classes are further colored by his ongoing interest in the study of yogic texts, Greek mythology, Irish Celtic Folklore, and time-space theory.