Our Instructors

Our Instructors

Meet Our Dedicated Teaching Staff

Our instructors 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, Thrive Yoga Summit

Brittany intentionally weaves practices such as breathwork, meditation, mobility patterns, traditional flows, and deeply nourishing poses into her classes, workshops and trainings to juxtapose and provide contrast to a typical day so that students can quickly dive into the ritual of self-study. Most would agree, her classes are creative and grounding, powerful but accessible, physically energizing, and emotionally uplifting. One thing is certain, students will experience joy and transformation!

Brittany has been teaching since 2008. Since giving birth and struggling with a postpartum back injury, she has come to understand that our connection to Self (our bodies and our minds) and to others is fluid and ever-evolving. It takes failure and disconnection to learn how to nourish, connect and build sustainable lifestyle patterns that keep us alive and thriving. This awareness drives Brittany’s passion to teach teachers and support her students as they move through all the phases of life. Brittany has trained to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Prenatal Yoga. All levels are always welcome in any of her classes

Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward

Rocket, Vinyasa, Align & Flow, Mobility

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.

Olivia Reed

Rocket, Vinyasa, Align & Flow

Olivia took her first yoga class as a tween but didn’t come back to yoga consistently until college. She quickly fell in love with the way that yoga is a moving meditation. In 2021 Olivia moved to Summit and was warmly welcomed into the Thrive community as the studios photographer and part-time marketer.

After completing her first 200hr training through Thrive in August 2023 Olivia jumped into the role of teacher. Since August she’s taken two Rocket trainings and loves sharing this style with the Thrive community!

When she’s not teaching you’ll find her capturing elopements and couples through her lens, snowboarding, or going to trivia nights with friends.

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Tania rodriguez

Align & Flow, Women’s Circles

Tania decided to take her 200hr YTT at Thrive Yoga Summit to gain inner wisdom, knowledge, and become physically stronger after experiencing a spiritual awakening many years ago which left her drawn to yoga. Tania has tried many different modalities of yoga over the years and has always loved how each class has made her feel. She loves how the practice of yoga is a great way to bring awareness to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of ourselves and she can’t wait to share all these benefits that Yoga offers with others.

Tania moved to CO on 2021 and loves the magical, high vibration feel of the mountains makes. When she’s not teaching yoga you can find Tania hiking, being outside, and connecting with like-minded people.

Olivia Reed, instructor

Olivia Reed

Vinyasa, Align & Flow

Olivia first took a yoga class as a tween and didn’t come back to it until college. She quickly fell in love with the community, the way that movement could be a meditation, and the fact that a yoga practice is an independent experience in a group setting. Olivia moved to Summit in January 2021 and was warmly welcomed into the Thrive Yoga community. She has become an integral part of Thrive Yoga’s marketing team.  Now, after completing her first 200-HR YTT she is so excited to jump into the Thrive Yoga teachers community as a teacher!

GHANAY GLOUDE

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.

NICOLE MAYNARD

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 Yoga’s 200HR YTT, Nicole sees yoga as another opportunity to support the mental health and overall wellbeing of those living and working in Summit County. 
Kat Johnson

Kat Johnson

Vinyasa + Yin/Yasa

Kat is a certified yoga teacher, women’s life coach, embodiment mentor, and fellow student with a big desire to assist others in their healing and growth journeys. Her classes are soothing and thoughtful, yet playful and creative. With an emphasis on somatic exploration and self-inquiry practices, each student is given the opportunity to dive deeper beneath their surface and beyond the physical aspects of yoga. Kat believes this practice is different for everybody; uniquely insightful and deeply personal on varying levels. Therefore, it is her mission to leave each of her students feeling embodied, supported, accepted, and safe within themselves, their environment and experience. As your teacher, she vows to hold space for all parts of you; your range, individuality, expression, and needs; Your entirety; And together, you will explore the transformative potential of yoga, both on and off the mat.

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Lauren kearney

Gentle Flow

Lauren is a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher with experience teaching vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga. Yoga has been a pathway to health and deeper love for herself. Her classes incorporate full body awareness by tapping into physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental connection. She has spent the last few years traveling and teaching yoga in Mexico, Peru, Australia, and India. She enjoys learning from the local cultures and experiencing alternative ways of living and being. Lauren is excited to guide you in your practice at Thrive Yoga.

KELLY STECKLEIN

Kelly Stecklein

Vinyasa, Rocket Yoga

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

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amy Donnon

Heated Vinyasa, Slow Flow

Amy is a Georgia/Florida girl, raised on both a beach and a farm. Yoga as exercise has been a part of her life since the 1990s when her health-conscious mom started practicing at a local gym.  However, it wasn’t until Amy broke her hip at age of 28 that she reconnected to all aspects of the practice. Yoga may have found Amy through fitness, but it became embedded in her heart when she moved beyond the asanas and learned to apply the philosophies of yoga to life. 

On the mat, the flow, strength, power, flexibility, surrender, and stillness have always called to her, though she says it took years to realize this applied to more than just her physical body. In class, Amy will aim to bring a creative flow that opens each yogi to the potential of playing with movement and feeling confident in that movement no matter what it looks like.  She’s in it for the “feels” and will encourage yogis to be more intentional in those in-between spaces because that is where flow happens.

Ally gallegos

Ashtanga

Ally is a California grown yogi who began her yoga journey through attending the CSE (Center of Spiritual Enlightenment, a Church based off the teachings from Paramahansa Yogananda). In college, she fell in love with Asana practice. She received her yoga training in Ashtanga, and has taken additional trainings in Hot Vinyasa.  She has a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, fitness speciality, and is currently working on a Masters of Science in Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Ally hopes to become a certified health and wellness coach. She currently holds a membership with ACLM (American College of Lifestyle Medicine). Yoga has been a catalyst for Ally to pursue her passion of empowerment, and healthy living. She believes wellness is the encompassing balance of the mind, body, and spirit, and yoga is the vessel in which she can share her passion with community.  She lives a very active lifestyle, snowboarding, and hiking with her dog, Murphy.

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

Lisa Whittington, instructor

Lisa Whittington

Vinyasa, Vin-Yin, Restorative

Lisa started her yoga journey nearly 15 years ago as another means of exercise; she didn’t know it then, but she would soon learn that the practice had so much more to offer. After experiencing a terrible bad accident, her practice became a more integral part of her mental healing. This awakened her to the benefits of a consistent practice and that inspired her to become a certified yoga instructor. She decided to teach and teaches across Summit County so she can light the way for others to understand all the wonderful benefits yoga has to offer. Lisa’s classes are light-hearted and healing to students. 

Tina Mojzer, instructor

Tina mojzer

Vinyasa, Align & Flow

Tina loves the mountains and has called Colorado her home for over 15 years. Yoga has been part of her life since her teen years but she only recently decided to take it a step further, completing her YTT training here at Thrive Yoga in Frisco. She is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder and hiker and has always found that yoga provides a mental and physical awareness that complements the challenges met on the trail. Tina hopes to share her experience and knowledge with other yogis by leading exciting and inspired classes that focus on strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness for everyday life. 

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Lili Girodie, instructor

Lili girodie

Vinyasa, Vin-Yin

Lili fell deeply into her yoga practice in 2016 after moving to California, looking for a wellness community to be a part of. She gravitated toward both yin and yang styles of yoga but felt especially drawn toward the strong groups of women she found herself with. After moving to Summit in January of
2022, she felt pulled to find that solid community once again through group fitness and wellness classes in the area (first as a student, and then as a teacher!).

Lili received her 200-hour yoga teaching certification in February of 2024 from Thrive and is delighted to
share her love for both yin and yang styles of yoga, and continue to give back and learn from the mountain community.

Lydia Martin, instructor

Lydia Martin

Vinyasa

Lydia has been practicing yoga since 2015. She started practicing yoga in nursing school to help with the stress and anxieties that everyone inevitably encounters. She started getting more involved in the warm, sculpt & power vinyasa centered classes when she moved out to Colorado. These classes helped her get out of her head and onto my mat where she was able to enter a peaceful flow state while feeling strong and confident in her body. Lydia finds yoga to be one of the best ways to keep our bodies and minds healthy and feel like the best versions of ourselves! She obtained her 200 hr yoga teacher training in Nepal in the summer of 23′. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to bring the “here & now” state of mind to her students with creative and challenging vinyasas. She also loves spending time cultivating a great playlist that correlates with the flow, she hopes to meet you on your mat soon!

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andrea Kurth

Vin-Yin

Andrea first came to yoga as a teenager and was drawn to the physical practice as an athlete who noticed how the asanas soothed sore muscles. After practicing different modalities of yoga over the years, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2024 through Thrive Yoga Summit.

Andrea brings her favorite elements of yoga into her classes: honest self-awareness, meditation, playfulness, self-study, and care for her students’ internal world. Off the mat, she relishes in all kinds of movement, including dance, skiing, and water sports, time in the outdoors, and cultivating her mountain community.

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Al cORBETT

Align & Flow

Yoga has always been an off and on part of Allison’s life until 2021 when yoga came back to her life in a much deeper, consistent way. This resurgence helped Allison lean into who she is. She is incredibly grateful for the teachers at Thrive that have taught her so much in her recent 200hr training and she is so excited to bring that knowledge to her classes for her Summit Community!

Allison has been living in the mountains for four years and feels so lucky to call this place home. When she’s not teaching yoga you can find Allison at her day job at the Main Library in Frisco.

Hannah Cammoun

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

jodie rellihan

Vinyasa + Hatha

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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