Jill Lawson | Heart and Core Yoga Studio | Cortez, Colorado

Jill Lawson

Jill’s extensive background in kinesiology, anatomy, and biomechanics, as well as her in depth study of yoga history and philosophy, enable her to lead a high-quality 200-hr yoga teacher training course. She has led five yoga teacher training courses as well as trained and certified fitness and aerobics instructors, personal trainers, and has taught several exercise science and kinesiology classes at the University of New Mexico and Texas State University as a graduate teaching assistant…

AnneCorrine Berg Pattillo

While obtaining a master’s degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2004, I discovered a passion for physical fitness and well-being. My studies continued to lead me on the path towards having a deeper understanding of kinesiology, movement fundamentals and movement analysis…

Bill Henderson | Heart and Core Yoga Studio | Cortez, Colorado

Bill Henderson

There have been times I have worked diligently at one employment or another, and found creativity, and productivity there. And there has been a great stretch of time where I’ve found contentment, energy and flow in mountain biking. I’ve come to find all of these things and a few more in yoga…

Lillian Wakeley | Heart and Core Yoga Studio | Cortez, Colorado

Lillian Wakeley

Yoga reached out and found me in 2007 at a time when I needed major change and stress reduction. Centering on yoga is a huge change from my previous lifestyle. But after decades as a military geologist and research team leader, I was ready for the change…

Dakota Hargett

I began practicing yoga in 2005, which provided much needed calmness and peace of mind while pursuing my Chemistry and Biology degrees at Fort Lewis College in Durango. I was hooked right away after completing YogaDurango’s ‘Yoga Challenge’, which entailed five or more classes of yoga per week for one month…

Austin Cope

Growing up in Cortez allowed me to appreciate the many different connections between the human, natural, and spiritual worlds— though I didn’t realize that until after I left. I have practiced yoga all my life, but I re-learned the importance of self-care and physical activity while living in Belgium…

Abby Gulick

Growing up I have often found myself wandering in nature, contemplating myself, God and the awe inspiring beauty of the Earth. Both yoga and meditation have been friendly companions as I have come to deeper recognition of my connection to it all…

Sherry Fitzgerald

Having numerous health issues early in life, I joke that I am living my health-life backwards. Through the practice of yoga, chiropractic therapy, and other therapeutic exercise, I am healthier now than I was in my 20s and 30s. Through my ongoing transformation, it excites me to help others learn more about the mind-body connections, and feel strong, balanced, and happy to mid-life and beyond…

Sarah Thomson

I came to yoga during a stressful period of my life. (Hint: grad school). The strength and flexibility I retained from many years of gymnastics training transitioned well into my yoga practice. Although I do enjoy adventurous poses such as handstands and bakasana (crow pose), what I love most about yoga is…

Wendy Griffin

Wendy began her yoga journey in her late 20’s after moving to Colorado. She was drawn to yoga initially as a way to strengthen the body but quickly realized the positive effect it had on the mind and spirit. She completed her teacher training in Asheville, NC and has completed advanced training in Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra…