Meet Our Dedicated Teaching Staff
Our Team is Knowledgeable and Committed
Mia’s mission is to create gathering spaces for others to share knowledge, express themselves, and be supported. Her yoga classes aim to reconnect people with their natural states of being to restore balance in their health, lifestyle, work, and relationships. She is a 500hr Registered Yoga Instructor, Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, Registered Restorative Yoga Instructor, and Certified Professional Life Coach. She specializes specifically in yoga for women’s health and cyclical living in her business Move Create Radiate. Her classes and offerings blend the tools of yoga, ancient wisdom, breathwork, rituals, somatic movement, and exploring vulnerable moments and conversations to help heal and nourish the soul.
Take time to make your soul happy
Breathwork & Meditation
Chelsea’s higher purpose is to hold space for humans on their healing journey, to embody her highest self and to connect with nature. She uses her knowledge as an Advanced Breathwork Facilitator, Chopra-certified Meditation teacher, Reiki Master and more to provide opportunities for self-love and healing in each class. Her classes help people reduce stress and negativity, increase mindfulness and feelings of gratitude, activate abundance, improve relationships, tap into inner guidance and increase clarity, efficiency and productivity. When she isn’t leading Breathwork and Meditation classes, Breathwork Workshops and Cacao Ceremonies at Thrive Yoga Summit, she is: meditating, backcountry skiing, breathing, backpacking, holding space, sipping cacao, photographing, hiking, tending to her indoor jungle and outdoor veggies, writing for Girl Boss Colorado Magazine, teaching skiing and Leave No Trace, scuba diving, cooking, enjoying a craft beer at Outer Range and loving her partner.
Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative & Meditation
Who am I? A being of love, of reflection, of curiosity, basking in new awareness and old wisdom. I am reclaiming myself each day through practice and surrender to life, which feels lately like a process playful trial and perfect error. I am a songbird. I am a yogi. I am a mystic. Certified Sound Journey Practitioner and Certified YT 200hr.
Energy cannot be destroyed, only changed.
Emily’s intention is to practice gratitude, and to allow source energy to guide her offerings. She hopes to cultivate brave spaces and high vibrations! Emily’s yoga journey flourished in New Zealand in 2016. There, she completed her 200 Hour YTT in Integrated Yoga at Kawai Purapura, and was introduced to a diverse array of offerings from teachers and friends. Emily became a Certified Sound Healer in 2020, studying with our very own Emma and EJ! Most recently, she became a First Degree Reiki Practitioner in 2021, learning from the lovely Janette. All of this love and guidance from her community further enriched Emily’s personal practice, widened her perspective, and sweetened her offerings.
ELIZABETH JANE "EJ"
Yin, Sound Healing
Elizabeth Jane “ EJ” (E-RYT 500, Certified Sound Healer, and Breathwork Facilitator) creates a safe, nurturing space that allows for a depth of healing and opportunities to touch the seed of the divine within us. Her intention is to serve as a catalyst for change and self-love, to help others cultivate self-knowledge, face their shadows, and shed limiting beliefs. She has served as lead teacher for multiple 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world from India, to Malta, to Indonesia. She created and hosts a Sound Healing Certification Course in Breckenridge, Colorado. To her, these ancient tools (Breathwork, Sound, and Yoga) serve as profound medicine that help us return to our inquisitive, joyful, natural Self. She has been teaching, studying, practicing, and sharing yoga all over the world for over 9 years.
Yoga is the dance of every soul with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity & harmony
Vinyasa & Gentle Yoga
Hannah began practicing yoga in 2015 to help with anxiety. She found immense relief in linking movement with breath and with the simple yet profound feeling of her feet planted firmly on the earth. Since then, yoga has been her saving grace. She says that “it impossible to use language to describe the ways in which this beautiful practice continuously heals her spirit on and off of her mat, it is an experience that can only be felt.” Hannah hopes to be a space-holder for those who wish to go deeper and choose to use this practice as a way to facilitate internal transformation within their own hearts.
Lisa’s playful spirit and reverence for Mother Nature are the North Stars that guide her yoga teaching, personal practice, and creative pursuits. She leads with passion and purpose. She is a nurturer at heart, fostering warm and welcoming spaces for all.
Now a new mother, her pregnancy inspired an evolution of her yoga practice to foster connection with her baby, trust in her body’s wisdom and honor the sacredness of emergent Motherhood. She now seeks to cultivate opportunities for women to celebrate the potency and richness of their own journey into Motherhood as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher and aspiring Birth Doula.
Lisa weaves community by facilitating Women’s Circles and has studied the art of ceremony with teachers steeped in Earth-based philosophies. She trained in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga with the Samma Karuna School of Awakening, is a certified Reiki II practitioner through the Orion Healing Center and completed her Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Doula Trainings with Awakened Spirit Yoga.
Community and connection feed Breana’s soul. Breana is an enthusiastic yogi that extends Thrive’s many wonderful offerings to local Summit County business. Sometimes this looks like a team building event, an employee pass, renting out the studio for a special event, or another unique offering. Breana is here to get our community connected to yoga with Thrive. Want to learn more about what a community partnership program could look like for you and your company? Be in touch with Breana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like a tree, you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind