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About | Family Balance Yoga - Fort Collins, CO

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 — (
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.

Jane F

Jane F I go by my Sanskrit name of Jiva (short for Jivani), which means enlivening and vivifying and literally refers to healthy, alive or living. It was given to me by my Guru, Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati, who resides at the Ashram in Downingtown, PA.

After I retired from teaching art in Connecticut, I began taking a Svaroopa(R) Yoga class just to get back into Hatha Yoga, which I had taken years before. Little did I know how very much this style of yoga would do for me! I had a profound change in those every day aches and pains life can throw you, some of which can be serious. I found Svaroopa(R) Yoga to be healing and rejuvenating for both my body and mind. Experiencing the physical openings made me realize that even more had opened up throughout my whole being. This practice also provided me with an inner transformation to see life in a new way. I knew I had to share this yoga with others!

I began training in this profoundly healing, science based, style of yoga. I took my first class in November of 2011. Since then I have continued with my training, and am a Certified Svaroopa(R) Yoga Teacher (CSYT), and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, having over 500 hours of training (RYT500).

As a life long learner, I continue with my Svaroop(R)a Yoga training. I am also certified in a variety of Svaroopa(R) Yoga therapies, which you can read about under the heading Therapy in the menu bar at the top of my website.

My husband, Marc, and I, have recently relocated from Connecticut to Fort Collins, Colorado, where I continue to teach Svaroopa(R) classes, and offer private, one on one therapy sessions.

Angel S.

Angel Angel Shuey is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) and a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance. Her yoga journey started over 20 years ago after being a competitive gymnast and dancer. She has always loved movement and exercise along with mediation and relaxation. She has been teaching kids movement and gymnastics since 2000.

Angel has the passion to spread yoga to all ages. She has taught several classes ranging form age 3-16. She believes teaching at a younger age will help with focus, mindfulness, self-awareness, calming techniques, coordination, and body awareness. She brings her gift of mindfulness and inspiring affirmations to each of her classes with the intention that one's yoga practice is just not on the mat but throughout all experiences. It is a way of life!

Lasha G.

Lasha G. Lasha's pursuit of wellness started in college while participating in road racing and earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She took her first yoga class in 2010 and fell in love discovering the many mind-body benefits of a yoga practice. In 2013, she earned her 200 hour teaching certification and is now a Yoga Alliance RYT 500 instructor with a passion for helping others discover the joy of yoga based breathing and movement. Lasha has facilitated classes and workshops for ages 5-95 and believes that yoga is a journey for anyone who wants to explore and learn! Her teaching approach is gentle, encouraging and supportive. She enjoys sharing the art of slowing down to find stillness and the power of spontaneous movement and play. She shares what she knows through experiential practice and education, and considers herself a lifelong student of yoga.

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