Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes for Members at Earth Treks Climbing, Golden

Earth Treks Golden offers a full schedule of yoga classes taught by some of the best yoga instructors in Denver and Golden! With more than twenty yoga classes per week, it’s easy to find a class to fit into your climbing and fitness routine. Yoga classes are included in the cost of all entrance fees (membership, day pass, etc). Please see schedule and instructor bios below.
Classes available to anyone ages 13 and up


Visit the Calendar for the weekly schedule or Download a PDF.

All yoga classes are designated as Strong, Relaxed, or Restorative.

Strong
Strong classes combine invigorating and vitalizing poses which fortify strength, flexibility, balance, and mind-body awareness. The breath is harnessed as a tool to improve focus during yoga, climbing and other activities. Poses range from moderate to difficult and modifications are offered to appeal to beginner and advanced yoga practitioners alike.

Relaxed
Relaxed yoga classes focus on releasing tension and lengthening muscles through gentle movement and deep breathing. Students will leave class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Restorative
Restorative classes incorporate active relaxation, using props and longer held poses to promote healing. This Sunday afternoon class is perfect for recovery or those times when you feel weak, stressed, fatigued, have an injury, or want to recuperate your body or mind after climbing.

Yoga Instructors

Annette Bray

Annette bio picLiving in the full spectrum of life’s experiences is what the practice of yoga asks us to engage in. Being in the body, in the mind and in emotional presence without relenting to the desire to escape these feelings brings growth. In committing to this process, Annette has found relief from physical and emotional pain and has gained more connection to self, others and the activities she has passion for. She began sharing her love of movement in 1996 when she attained her degree in kinesiology. And her many years as an avid outdoor enthusiast furthered this desire to help others find joy in engaging their body. For the past 18 years she has worked as a corporate wellness manager, a personal trainer with an emphasis on corrective exercise and an exercise physiologist for orthopedic and cancer patients. Her focus has always been on improving quality of movement and tending to the interconnectedness of all parts of the human form. Personal life experience brought her to the place of seeking another tier of wisdom: the interweaving of the physical and spiritual body. Her study of yoga began in 2009 with Jeanie Manchester and the alignment focused study of Anusara. What has grown from this collective study of east and west is the marrying of the disciplines of biomechanics and yoga.  From this personal and professional experience grew the idea to create MoYo Movement which brings together the biomechanical principles of mobility and the mindful discipline of yoga. Annette loves to see her students develop better function and mindfulness in their physical form. This progress towards better movement allows them to sustain joyful lifelong activity: the pursuit of which she believes to be vital to a connected human experience.

Rose Ode

Rose yoga photoIn each class Rose creates a safe space filled with warmth, love and a gentle playfulness. Students are encouraged to contemplate and explore the body, mind and spirit connection on their own time, breath by breath in a way that honors what arises. Her yoga adventure began in the Spring of 2000. She completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in 2009 and the Mentorship Program in 2012.  Off the mat, Rose delights her Spirit by hiking, biking and swimming outdoors under the Summer sun. You may also find her with her hands in the dirt at the Golden Community Garden.
 

Missy Pujatnai Fisher

Missy Pujatnai Yoga Instructor Golden Colorado

Missy Pujatnai Fisher became a dedicated practitioner of yoga in 2007 and in 2011 became formally trained through Vital Yoga. She teaches what she likes to practice: rigorous and playful Vinyasa style with introductions to advanced postures while focusing on proper alignment. She provides a fun, welcoming environment for students of all levels to practice, though encourages students to push themselves to their own personal edge. Missy has done deep spiritual work opening her heart, and with that has learned how to flow more gracefully along the river of life.  She guides students to do the same by encouraging them to open their heart, mind, body and spirit.

Missy was raised in Colorado and enjoys being an active skier, hiker, and yogini.  In addition, she owns Free to Fly, a business focused on helping you break through any blockages keeping you from your full potential.  In addition to yoga, Free to Fly offers individual and group psychotherapy using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a mindfulness-based model- helping clients with interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance.

Tiffany Shocklee

Tiffany Shoklee Yoga Instructor Earth Treks GoldenTeacher trainings at YogaWorks (2004), Esalen Institute (2007), and Om Time (2009), plus twelve year’s experience as a yoga teacher and massage therapist have given me a solid foundation in the art and science of yoga. I am grateful to many teachers, including Julian Walker and Shannon Paige, for opening doors into the infinite possibilities of this practice. Rock climbing is another powerful influence on my teaching style and I am especially delighted to teach to climbers. In an alignment-based Vinyasa class, we blend the precision of therapeutic alignment with creative, rhythmic sequencing to create a conversation between breath and body.

Courtney Taucher

Courtney yoga photoIn 2015 Courtney trained in the “Give Peace a Chance” 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Asana Yoga lead by Santosh Powell. Courtney is passionate about her yoga practice, and about sharing the benefits of yoga to diverse populations and various levels. She believes in the importance of breath, movement and mindfulness, she seeks to help people find their own experiences in yoga. 

Elan Taylor

Elan TaylorElan discovered yoga in 2010 and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2012. Elan often prefers balancing on her hands to standing on her feet and has learned through the yoga practice that you can do absolutely anything you set your mind to with equal parts patience and determination. With a background in Vinyasa yoga and a love for going upside down, she encourages playfulness and laughter in class. Elan uses the yoga practice as a vessel for students to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. Elan reminds students that there is always the option to choose ease, gratitude, and joy no matter the circumstance. She is grateful to be able to share her passion of yoga and to create a space of possibility for students to grow both on and off their mat.

Amy Wansing

Amy Wansing photoAmy has been practicing yoga since 2011 and teaching since receiving her training in India and Nepal in 2015. Her classes are challenging, yet lighthearted, with a focus on subtle alignment and creative transitions. She enjoys expanding students' awareness of the aspects of yoga beyond asana, such as mantra, meditation and breath control, tools that enrich the present moment both on and off the mat.