Climbing during Covid
After thousands of check-ins in our gyms, we’re proud to say that we’ve got a stellar Covid track record. We’re grateful to all of the members of this community who’ve been so focused in following our Covid best practices so that we can keep the gym open for all. For those just returning to the gyms, the walls, the movement, and the fun will be very familiar to you, but a few things will look a bit different.
Strengthen, Unwind And Restore
Each of our yoga classes is specifically designed to fire up your strength, reset your mind and restore your energy. Yoga classes are taught by some of the best yoga instructors in the area and tailored to fit every experience level.
- Yoga classes are FREE for members and day passes.
- Space is limited, first come first serve
- Participants must be ages 13+
Strong classes combine invigorating and vitalizing poses which improve 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. Strong classes may incorporate Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, Iyengar, Forrest Yoga and other influences.
Relaxed classes focus on releasing tension and lengthening muscles through gentle movement and deep breathing. Students will leave class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Relaxed classes may incorporate Gentle Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Iyengar, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Restorative and other influences.
Restorative classes incorporate active relaxation, using props and longer held poses to promote healing. This class is perfect for recovery or those times when you feel weak, stressed, fatigued or want to recuperate your body or mind after climbing. Some teachers may incorporate meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), or yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as part of a restorative practice.
Meet the Instructors
How do your practices influence your passions? Alison wants us all to be explorers in this life-long journey. Her own adventure with yoga began with an Iyengar practice in New York City in 2004. Since joining the Denver yoga teaching community in 2011, Alison has spent countless hours exploring different styles of this life-changing practice in her own body to allow for the most authentic expression of teaching in order to inform her students’ practices. With a background in competitive kickboxing and a love of bouldering, she understands the courage we ask of ourselves when venturing to explore a new physical challenge. And with levity, she invites each of us to test the boundaries of what we believe possible. Come practice and unveil the next layer of your own self!
Amy began practicing yoga in 2011 and has been teaching since 2015 when she completed her training in India and Nepal. Her classes are challenging yet lighthearted, and they focus on subtle alignment and creative transitions. She enjoys expanding students' awareness of the world of yoga beyond asana, including mantra, meditation, and breath control. As tools that enrich the present moment both on and off the mat, Amy encourages her students to connect with these and all aspects of practicing yoga.
Being in the body, the mind and in emotional presence without relenting to the desire to escape challenging 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 her beloved activities. She began sharing her love of movement in 1996 with a degree in kinesiology. And her years as an avid outdoor enthusiast furthered this desire to help others find joy in movement. For 20 years she has worked as a corporate health manager, a trainer and an exercise physiologist for ortho and cancer patients. She has focused on improving quality of movement and tending to all aspects of the human experience. Her yoga study began in 2009 with Anusara. What has grown from this study of east/west is the marrying of biomechanics, yoga and somatics to create a unique tension release and empowerment program called MoYo Movement.
Annie was first drawn to yoga through her years living as a climbing bum in the American West during the mid ‘90s. She was attracted to the physical challenge of a strong asana practice and mentally challenged by the inward nature of yoga. Through the practice of yoga, Annie has been able to overcome the mental and emotional challenges presented in climbing, yoga and life. She is now a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher [CIYT] and Certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists [C-IAYT]. She has been teaching yoga for roughly 10 years and continues to study and work with students aspiring to certify in the Iyengar tradition. Annie’s teaching is full of cues which assist in leading one deeper into the poses and to a meditative state. In class she explores the connection between body, mind and breath and works with gross and subtle movement to subdue the mind. Off the mat, Annie enjoys being outside exploring rivers, rocks and canyons. She is an avid telemark skier, whitewater rafter and enjoys a good climb!
Ashlyn is a seeker of freedom, healing, adventure, and travel. As a committed student of life, always open to learning, Ashlyn is fascinated by the ever-changing practice of yoga and taking what she learns in her own practice to guide others to live fully and wholeheartedly.
Drawing her inspiration from her students, Ashlyn empowers her students by supporting their needs and encouraging them to grow and step out of their comfort zone on and off the mat. Her classes can be described as a moving meditation offering inspirational moments of mindfulness and self-awareness. Students can expect a light-hearted, yet challenging flow with creative sequencing and theming. With years of experience, Ashlyn leads teacher trainings, workshops, and destination retreats. In addition to her vinyasa teachings, Ashlyn has been drawn to the practice of Yoga Nidra. She is known for guiding her student through a profound, healing experience.
Elan often prefers balancing on her hands to standing on her feet. She discovered yoga in 2010, completed her 200-hour certification in 2012, and has over 2,500 hours of teaching experience. She loves the simplicity of the yoga practice and that it allows us to cultivate tools that we are able to take off the mat. How we do anything is how we do everything, and the yoga practice offers insight into how we show up in both the challenging and easy moments. She is passionate about the Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga and enjoys the balance between the two. She loves to share a playful, dynamic, and creative flow through Vinyasa Yoga and appreciates the opportunity to slow down, reconnect, and create space through Yin Yoga.
Her middle name is Joy for a reason! Hannah Joy is passionate about inspiring people to unleash to their fullest potential and wild self. She also helps people understand their self-healing abilities through challenging and empowering both the mind and body. She uses her yoga and fitness experience to hold a safe yet playful space for you to dive deeper into your practice and alignment. Her classes are highly inspired by music, wilderness, and free flow movement. Hannah Joy is a 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutritionist Specialist, climbing and kickboxing instructor who teaches classes and events all throughout the foothills in Colorado.
Jamie Law is a Brooklyn, NY native and found yoga over 10 years ago. Yoga has been a constant reminder to stay present, open and breathe through every moment that life presents. Her classes are a creative Vinyasa Flow and the physical practice travels up the seven Chakras throughout. She includes chanting, poetry, and mudras to help set the theme and present students with a point of focus. Jamie approaches each class with a sense of playfulness so that every moment can be an opportunity for self-exploration and joy. She received her 200-hr certification from Laughing Lotus, NY. She then received her 50-hr advanced certification in Bhakti Yoga, 50-hr advanced certification in Super Sequencing and 25-hr advanced certification in Restorative Yoga, all from Laughing Lotus, NY. She is excited to continue towards her 500-hr certification this year.
Jamie began practicing Yoga in 2011 while dealing with a spinal injury left over from many years of competitive gymnastics. It was clear early on that the benefits went beyond the merely physical. That's when she decided to devote herself not only to daily Asana practice, but also the philosophy behind the ancient tradition. Although Jamie completed her 200 hr Vinyasa certificate in 2014, this was just the beginning of her yoga education. She moved to North Carolina, where she developed a disciplined Ashtanga practice under authorized teacher Larry Hobbs, and traveled to India to study intensively under the guidance of Guru Sharath Jois. Now back in the States, Jamie is based out of Boulder, CO, where she continues to study under Amy Ippoliti. In her teaching, Jamie combines Amy's Anusara alignment principles, the discipline of Ashtanga, and Yogic philosophy into a fun, engaging, and informative experience.
Kali grew up playing ice hockey and, due the high impact of the sport, sustained a significant knee injury. After a friend suggested yoga as a means for rehabilitation, she found that it encompassed what she was searching for spiritually, mentally, and physically. An effervescent dreamer rooted in reality, yoga provided her with a community based on love and zero judgment—a place to truly be free. The practice has amplified her joy, love, and self-confidence. Becoming a certified yogi has been one of the most fulfilling achievements of her life, and she aims to share that with her participants.
Lucie Geraci has been active in the yoga community for years as a student, teacher, and trainer. Explore and expand the boundaries of your body, breath, and consciousness with her creative and challenging classes. Lucie hopes to apply her yoga practice into any flavor of fitness--off the mat and into the world! She has received her 200-hour certification through Charm City Yoga under Kim Manfredi and Emily Lodge in 2015 and her 300-hour certification in 2016 through Yogaworks under Kim Manfredi and Sarah Cook.
Meg is a devout student of yoga for over a decade now. She feels blessed to share the gift of yoga with beings of all ages and guide others into their own embodiment of wholeness. For most of her teenage and young-adult years, Meg struggled with anxiety and depression resulting from PTSD. Meg practice is not just an incredible self-nurturing, self-soothing tool, but it also enables her to find the courage and strength within herself to completely heal her trauma. Meg specializes in teaching a creative mixture of therapeutic meditation, Vinyasa flow and gentle Yin yoga. She also teaches youth stress-management through in-school enrichment programs, leads a variety of transformational workshops, and is also working one-on-one with students looking to transform. Her mission is to empower beings of all ages to awaken the confidence and courage to live in wholeness, so they may thrive as their most authentic selves.
Michelle has been practicing yoga for 18 years and teaching for 8. She completed her 500-hour certification with Yoga 4 Life (Para Yoga) and nationally graduated in Yoga Therapy. Michelle uses the principles of alignment to restore balance, increase strength and manage personal awareness. She adapts smooth, yet powerful yoga techniques, movement, breath work, meditation and relaxation to mindful grounding and postural ease with a deep connection of the heart wisdom. She works actively in medical clinics as a Yoga Therapist.
Michelle moved to Colorado in 2014, leaving behind her a busy corporate career to dedicate herself to the teaching of yoga and yoga therapy. She is an outdoor person and has found her groove in mountain living.
Missy became a dedicated practitioner of yoga in 2007, and in 2011, she completed her with Vital Yoga. She teaches what she likes to practice: rigorous and playful Vinyasa style with introductions to advanced postures, and she encourages her students to focus on proper alignment. She provides a fun, welcoming environment for students of all levels to practice, and she encourages students to push themselves to their own limits. Missy has done deep spiritual work opening her heart, and she guides students to do the same.
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.
Misty is a traveler, adventure seeker and nature lover. When yoga found her at the age of 17, she fell in love with the spiritual connection, newfound self-love and body awareness. She became a massage therapist in 2012, which fueled her interest in anatomy and movement.
Her goal is to inspire others to live their best lives. By assisting others in stepping out of their comfort zones, they can cultivate growth at their personal edges. Misty enjoys taking yoga outside of the studio. She has taught at The Wild Animal Sanctuary, breweries, parks, on hikes and is also SUP yoga certified. When she is not on her mat, you can find her working with her natural products company, The Flowered Life.
Tim is a former professional multi-sport athlete who attributes his athletic successes to daily yoga and meditation practice. He’s been studying yoga and meditation for 30 years and loves teaching. His self-described style is Vin-Yin-Nidra, a slowed down vinyasa flow with a heavy emphasis on being here, now, in each breath. Tim is also certified in Restorative Integration Meditation, and Trauma Informed Yoga, so look for plenty of cuing designed to help you heal yourself from the inside out.
Tim has over 400 hours of formal YTT and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with a degree in Sports Psychology.
When you need to look inside and dig a little deeper to reach the best version of yourself, find yourself in one of his classes!
When he’s not on the mat, Tim enjoys skiing deep pow around the world and visiting his retreat center in Peru!
Meet the Subs
Alex is a yoga and meditation instructor who was first introduced to yoga 10 years ago. Alex is also a rock climber and has climbed in multiple countries and focuses his classes on the needs of climbers. Alex first got into yoga to gain more flexibility in his Ju-jitsu and mixed martial arts training. It was soon apparent that yoga was much more than flexibility training.
After living in Thailand for 2 years and traveling around south east Asia, Alex fell in love with the study of spirituality and meditation and wanted to look deeper within yoga to find these. He took a 4-month trip to India where he got hit 300-hour training in Rishikesh India, the birthplace of yoga. Here he learned a much deeper level of anatomy, theory, and philosophy within yoga. He then received meditation instructor training at the ancient Ved Niketan Dham ashram, also in Rishikesh. Since returning from India, he’s taught yoga and meditation in studios and facilities working with abused children and therapeutic groups. Alex brings a positive energy, an encouraging attitude, and a desire to teach some of the deeper aspects of yoga with his practice. Namaste.
Brittany began her journey with yoga in 2012 after her first yoga class in Austin, TX. Since then, she has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training, yoga anatomy training with Leslie Kaminoff and various workshops that have given shape to how she now leads her classes. She loves to teach climbers and newcomers the foundations of yoga through asana, pranayama, and philosophy. You can expect to be challenged and sweetly held in a safe container of self-expression. With inhalation and exhalation being the focal point of practice, you will be guided through longer position holds, which will challenge the body, mind and breath to slow down. You’ll have a conscious, full-body experience of being in the present moment. When she's not teaching, you can find Brittany in the bouldering gym, on a slackline, in the kitchen whipping up dank food or behind the turntables DJing for various movement and art events. Follow her journey through yoga, music, food and travel on Instagram @brittanydoeslife
Emily has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for over 8. She became an RYT-200 in 2010, completing her teacher training at Asana Studio in Golden. In 2011, Emily took a 100-hr Anusara Immersion with Amy Ippoliti, and in 2014 she completed a Yoga Nidra teacher training with Jeremy Wolf. She graduated from the 500-hr Yoga Alliance approved teacher training in 2015 at Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation in Denver. In every class she teaches, she offers laughter, safety, challenge, and joy. Yoga is so much more than just a sequence of poses, and Emily’s goal as a teacher is to help each student find inspiration to pursue their own practice. Emily is also a Massage Therapist and Reiki Master, teaches about essential oils, and loves spending time in the mountains with her husband and their 2 rescue dogs!
Hailing from Columbia, MD, just down the road from the original Earth Treks, Karey Sutton has been climbing since 2000, practicing yoga since 2005, teaching yoga since 2016, and trudging the road of happy destiny since 2014. In the hustle and bustle of her daily life as a mom and high school English teacher, yoga has become essential to Karey. She delights in sharing the benefits of this practice with others through thoughtful routines accompanied by smooth tunes. Karey believes in using a combination of Vinyasa flows and Hatha holds to work on joint stability, range of motion and flexibility, core strength, and mindfulness. Karey is YTT-200 certified and recently took part in Connection Coalition's trauma-informed yoga training. When she’s not teaching, Karey and her family check out as many national parks as they can; this past summer’s highlight was climbing on El Cap in Yosemite.
Katie is a yoga teacher, nurse, life enthusiast, and occasional hot mess. For her, yoga is a path towards strength and healing; a practice for the mind and the body. Katie lives a life striving for connection with people, with nature, with knowledge, and with herself. An avid traveler and adventure seeker, Katie seeks inspiration daily and thrives on new perspectives and horizons. In Katie’s classes you can expect cues to flow with alignment and core engagement as well as challenges to connect deeper with your spiritual practice.
Megan began practicing yoga on and off since college when she took a class for her Exercise Science degree. Once she got pregnant, she started taking prenatal yoga classes and knew that’s what she wanted to do. Megan signed up for her RYT-200 and started the training while in her last trimester. After her daughter came, she kept practicing at her training studio in Littleton. Teaching prenatal and kids yoga is one of her dreams. Currently, she teaches hatha and vinyasa styles as well as breath work and meditation to firefighters.