Our Instructors

Meet Our Dedicated Teaching Staff

Our yoga teachers embody what it means to live from love and through asana they put love into motion. Yoga teachers are like master gardeners; they nourish small seeds through collective practice and breath-work. They hold space for still introspection, and facilitate collective movements that enliven people and provides tools that help us understand what it means to Thrive!  All of us at Thrive Yoga are committed to spreading the love through movement. We trust that if we can move and love one individual then they can become a beacon of love and light for those we cannot reach.

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Brittany Romano

Owner at Thrive Yoga Summit, Founder of Thrive Yoga Studios

Brittany took her first yoga class as a university student and became fascinated with the process of self-inquiry and self-awareness. In 2008, she got her first 200HR Certification as Konalani Yoga Ashram in Hawaii. Life on the ashram taught Brittany about the value of living a yogic lifestyle. 
 
Brittany has also trained to teach Yin, Restorative, and Pre-Natal Yoga. She has supported and assisted in numerous teacher trainings and is now one of the lead teachers in Thrive Yoga Studios’ 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Training.  
 
Her classes have been described as adventurous, grounded and relevant. You can expect unique, challenging sequencing that draws infinite parallels between yoga and life. All levels are always welcome. 
 
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Sarah Woodward

Head of Yoga, Vinyasa + Rocket Yoga Teacher

Sarah discovered the magic of yoga while rehabilitating from a sports injury as a teen. She was inspired by the gentle strength-building and subtle philosophy offered in every class. Sarah completed her first training in 2017 and has amassed over 800 hours of training since. 

Sarah leads creative flows that introduce both adventurous poses and introspective moments, and that welcome seasoned yogis and beginners alike. Her personal philosophy is that every minute spent on your mat is a minute of freedom.
 
When she is not laying in savasana, you’ll find Sarah studying French wine regions or romping with her dog on a trail.
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hannah cammoun

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. 

jodi rellihan

Vinyasa

Yoga is science, Yoga is art, Yoga is LIFE as it’s happening! In the subtle space between effort and observation lies the connection of mind, body, and breath. This is the place where I have found my truest self – light, strong, flowing, free. As an instructor, I hope to guide students to this same space within themselves. Together we will shed layers, unbind ties, and strengthen our physical, mental, and emotional bonds. Knowledge is power, but wisdom is Divine. Let’s tap into it. We will cultivate, integrate and explore our inner and outer worlds to gain clarity, understanding, and peace of mind.

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Katie Borissova

Prana Vinyasa + Yin Yoga

Katie is a heartfelt student and teacher of Prana Vinyasa and movement meditation. She is a devoted yogini, who has moved through her own exploration of yoga as a way of embodied living and feels passionately about sharing the practice which has deeply transformed her.

Her students often describe her as a natural conduit of peace and calm which transfers into the essence of her classes. Whether you’re joining her for an energetic asana practice or exploring the subtle body through yin yoga you will be invited to slow down and connect to yourself, so you may experience your own potential and the healing intelligence of your body.

Katie holds a container for her students that is welcoming, supportive and dynamic. She honors the ancient and classic traditions of yoga while keeping a modern and innovative approach, weaving inspiration through the evolution of her own personal practice and studies. 

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Ghanay Gloude

Sound Journeys & Yoga for Graceful Aging

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.

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Energy cannot be destroyed, only changed.

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Nicole Maynard

Restorative + Yin

Nicole’s yoga journey started in 2008 when she was exploring tools for remaining grounded in both body and mind. Nicole believes each day can present a different experience on the mat and that teachers guide students through this process. Having graduated from Thrive 200 YTT, Nicole sees yoga as another opportunity to support the mental health and overall wellbeing of those living and working in Summit County. 
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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.

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Molly Powell

Breathwork & Meditation

Molly’s mission in life is to facilitate healing for as many people on this planet as possible! She has been a licensed massage therapist for 8 years and a Reiki practitioner for 3. She also has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and continues to educate herself on all things human behavior.
She infuses her knowledge of Reiki and massage into her yoga classes, in hopes that her students leave feeling uplifted, balanced, and educated. She loves learning and is continually enrolling in new classes related to the healing arts.
Molly believes that, even though she might be the one teaching a class, there is always something to learn when it comes to yoga and being in community with others.

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Kelly Stecklein

Vinyasa

Kelly is a Colorado native who found her love for yoga over 25 years ago. Initially she pursued her 200 hour yoga teacher training solely for her own personal growth and development. She quickly realized how much she enjoyed teaching others and how it allowed her to give back all of the tools and resources that yoga has personally given her over the past 25 years. Yoga has been instrumental in her life in helping manage stress, and has also been a key component in helping her heal physically, emotionally and spiritually time and time again.
Kelly’s style of teaching is devotional, inclusive of pranayama, mantras and mudras. Her creatively sequenced classes are energetic and uplifting, creating synergy and oneness.
When not teaching or honoring her own yoga practice, you will find Kelly coaching her clients at her Financial Planning and Wealth Management firm. She also enjoys everything outdoors and is often skiing, biking, or traveling the world.

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Yoga is the dance of every soul with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity & harmony

Joy Michelle

Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin + Yoga Nidra

Joy believes in the deepest part of her soul, the practice of Yoga and Meditation heals, this is deeply felt though her teachings. On her personal path of self discovery, self truth, she has shared her passion, love and vision for collective health, peace and happiness with thousands of individuals. As an E-RYT 500 she has been teaching Yoga for 25 years and has facilitated 200/300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings for 15 plus years. She sold her beloved studio Om Joyful Yoga 4 years ago, to pass the torch and expand her teachings around the globe. Her classes, workshops and retreats are eclectic, soulful and inspiring. With a background in Metaphysics, blended with Yoga, Joy brings insight to what lies beyond existence itself.

A true teacher doesn’t try to teach, they allow what is inside to flow and inspire others into their own greatness. Let us be reminded, There is only Love.
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Hannah Childs

Vinyasa

Yoga has been a part of Hannah’s life for over ten years.  Yoga was first introduced to Hannah as a form of exercise, but she quickly learned that it is so much more.  Her love for yoga grew as she allowed her practice on the mat to be the time and space she needed to show herself and her body much deserved love and compassion. She uses her practice to compliment her active mountain lifestyle. Hannah hopes to help her students create a similar balance in their own lives while finding empowerment and inspiration through yoga.

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ALEXA STILLWELL

Hatha + Vinyasa

Alexa started her yoga journey in 2013, coming back to it over and over through the years. Yoga became this part of her that she knew she could always count on. Her practice was her healing and she found a new kind of freedom and self-reliance through her practice. The desire to connect, understand, and share more brought her to her 200-hour teacher training in 2019. In cultivating her yoga practice she has reconnected to the pull and guiding force of her intuition, her deepest self, and her love of teaching.

 

Jen WOlinetz

Yoga for Every Body!

Jen has been practicing yoga for most of her adult life. She beat breast cancer, though it changed her body and she utilized yoga and a recent 200 Hour teacher training as an opportunity to learn to to love this new version of myself. Yoga allows her to be present in her body, no matter what she can or can’t do. Jen hopes to share joy, laughter and love for what our bodies can do with her students. 

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Like a tree, you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind

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