Robin Hughes, RYT (owner/lead instructor)Robin is a certified instructor in sharing yoga with children, adults, and families. She began her training with Rainbow Kids Yoga after many years of exploring her personal yoga practice. Wanting to learn more she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Holistic Yoga School in Ft. Collins. Her latest training includes Trauma Sensitive Yoga used in conjunction with therapy for trauma survivors (http://www.safy.org/locations/fortCollinsColorado.aspx). Robin is also a certified elementary school teacher who has over 11 years of teaching experience. She often brings her love for learning and literacy into her yoga classes as well. Robin opened Family Balance Yoga in June of 2014 to bring yoga classes to children and families throughout Northern Colorado. Robin believes that a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy heart are the keys to living a happy life, and through yoga all of these can be found. When not teaching school or yoga Robin can be found exploring Colorado with her two daughters and husband, Kyle.
Amanda-parent/tot instructor (Ft. Collins studio)Amanda is the mother of two little girls, a former classroom teacher, and fan of practicing yoga with her daughters. She is currently a stay at home mom who has experience working with all ages of elementary school students.
Nicole A., RYT, RCYT (Instructor)Nicole is a Colorado Native and has been enjoying various activities all her life. The addition of yoga to Nicole's life has brought many benefits including stress reduction, increased flexibility, balance and strength inside and out. After several years of taking yoga she decided to pursue becoming a teacher herself. In the spring of 2013 she received her 200 hour certification from Mindstream Yoga. To continue her learning adventure, Nicole became certified in children's yoga in spring of 2014, in order to teach children the joys and benefits yoga has to offer. Her passion is health; wellness and helping the community improve their overall well being in every way possible. Nicole enjoys teaching yoga to both children and adults and loves watching others find their niche in their personal practice. Nicole encourages athletes and yoga enthusiasts to try various classes and teachers in order to challenge the mind and body and experience all that Yoga has to offer. When not teaching yoga Nicole spends her time running, cooking, spending time with her husband and children, being outdoors and reading a good book.
Haley E.- RYT (Instructor)The first time Haley stepped onto a yoga mat, it felt like coming home. As her practice expanded, she also fell in love with the myriad benefits a daily physical and meditation practice can have on mind, body, and spirit, especially through present awareness and self-compassion. She received her certification and training at Holistic Yoga School in Fort Collins and specializes in Vinyasa and Hatha yoga for people of all ages. When not teaching or practicing yoga, Haley can be found reading, painting, hiking, and hanging out with her dog, Nell.
Kelli B.Yoga is about starting with where your body and mind are right now. Kelli will investigate any physical issues which may be bothering you by giving strengthening and flexibility exercises you can do everyday. Often times, our body aches due to repetitive behaviors that might need careful redirection. In this way, yoga can offer simple yet powerful ways in which we can be our own gurus ... and get rid of the junk which we no longer need!
'The real practice is off the mat' and Kelli is continually bringing her own yogic journey into her classes. Although her curiosity of yoga grew with a fascination of eastern religions through her University studies of religion, her formal yoga training began with a curious approach to uncovering a universal power within her. She sought the 200 hour Hatha training with American Yoga Association (AYA) through Samadhi Center for Yoga in her home state of Colorado in 2008 and has been sharing her practice with others ever since, including masters candidates at School for international Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, Professionals in Arusha, Tanzania at Karama Lodge and young minds at St Constantines International School. She has also led partner yoga workshops and weekend holistic yoga retreats in East Africa designed to introduce participants into the many facets of a yoga practice. Her own practice has been spiced by various influential teachers including Peter Rizzo of B hava yoga, Elizabeth Brown of Steeped in Grace yoga, Freedom and Leela of Sound Body Yoga as well as the founders of Jivumukti yoga, Shannon and David Gannon. Combining the 5 principles of Anusara as well as some philosophy of Jivumukti, Kelli leads yoga asana through vinyasa flow warm-up, followed by balancing poses, then building to an apex pose or two, and finally winding down to a reflective svasana (corpse or resting pose) all while weaving a reflective theme throughout. She appreciates humble practitioners who approach asana with deep curiosity to discover the universal power within each of us!
Erin S.Erin has been a yoga enthusiast for over ten years. As her three children got older she was able to further her practice and recently reached her goal of obtaining her yoga teaching certification from Holistic Yoga School in Fort Collins. This experience not only allowed her asana practice to grow but awakened her to all of the possibilities yoga brings to the mind, body, and spirit. She looks forward to sharing space with fellow yogis and providing opportunities for them to gain appreciation for their authentic selves and to explore the conscious connection that yoga bestows. Erin is also a certified elementary teacher and has been teaching for 10 years. In her free time you can find Erin spending time with her family, in her gardens, or on the mat.
Meet Our New Instructors
Dana R.Dana is a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga teacher that has been studying philosophy, religion, psychology, bodywork, energy healing, and meditation over the last 4 years. She briefly studied psychology and philosophy at Colorado State University, only to move on to her massage training at Colorado School of Healing Arts. She then studied at Samadhi Center for Yoga and Mediation to receive her yoga and yoga nidra teaching certificates. All the while she has continued private studies and practice in eastern philosophy, psychology, polarity therapy, hypnosis, mental reprogramming, and creative expression. She is passionate about the healing arts, and explores the use of integrative therapy to help people find healing and expansion in a variety of ways.
Dana teaches a variety of classes, but always emphasizes the importance of both physical and energetic alignment. Guiding herself and others through dynamic vinyasa flows, deep restorative stretches, pranayama, energy exercises, and meditation, her focus is to bring awareness inside the body and in to the present moment, where we all find the opportunity to let go of old obstacles and stories while tuning into the beauty, balance, and creative power we all hold within.