Meet the Teachers
Audrey found yoga in 2011 and fell in love with the physical movement of her body in this form. She soon realized the emotional, mental, and spiritual healing of a disciplined practiced and wanted to dive deeper into her journey. In March of 2018, Audrey received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification and shortly after, discovered the joy of sharing yoga with others. She is now a 300 RYT working on completing her 500 hour certification. In her classes, Audrey strives to provide a loving space to heal and feel and be.
Anastasia first came to her mat in 2011 and immediately found a deep emotional connection with her yoga practice. In 2018 she received her RYT 200. Anastasia is a gentle soul and her teaching style reflects this in her softhearted classes. Her belief in the importance of mental-physical-emotional balance is tied into each of her classes with the hope of each student leaving her class feeling a deeper sense of harmony.
While not a teacher (not yet anyway, but we hope that one day she might be!) Anna Rose is an integral part of the studio team. Bouncing from one location to another for a number of years, Anna Rose consistently felt at home on her yoga mat.
As a seasonal worker, community was found wherever she went thanks to her yoga practice, along with acro yoga and rock climbing. When she began graduate school at UW Anna Rose felt a deep sense of belonging in Blossom Yoga Studio’s bright space, surrounded by bright humans, and is grateful now to be included in the Seek Yoga Studio family.
Yoga is a powerful path of healing for Baron. After struggling with a chronic nueromuscular condition for most his life, for him yoga is a gift of ever increasing mobility, an invitation back into joyful play, and a way to come home to the body. A recent YTT graduate and full-time servant to the yoga community Baron’s heart is rooted in gifting back to others the healing and play yoga has given him.
For Beth, yoga has been a journey of self-discovery. She started exploring and studying yoga basics in 1995 and attended her first public class in 1997. Her interest, participation and studies continued to grow as she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health in 2009. She has complemented this with additional trainings and workshops, including Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, hands-on assisting and adjustments at the Shambhava School of Yoga, three week-long Anusara immersions at Akasha Yoga and Yoga Tejas and teaching inspiration with Elena Brower at North End Yoga in Boston.
By combining pranayama, asana and feeling through quiet stillness, she aims to provide individual physical, emotional and mental growth, joy and relaxation. This combination encourages witnessing one’s true nature more deeply and the connection to the world around us.
As a person whose idea of a deep breath was less than quarter of a second, Darcie was delighted to find the pace and rhythm of yoga to be comforting, settling and exactly what she needed! She loves practicing all different types of yoga and has been a faithful student for over 6 years.
Upon moving to Laramie she hoped that teacher training would challenge her to go deeper into her practice allowing her to explore new depths of yoga. Upon completion of her training, she was given the opportunity to begin teaching here at Blossom Yoga and has loved every minute of it. She loves adding a bit of playfulness to her classes and enjoys observing how yoga works its magic in students and teachers alike.
Janean Forsyth Lefevre
Janean first discovered yoga as a college student in Lawrence, Kansas and then returned to the practice after many years as a distance runner and meditation practitioner. In 2019, Janean completed a 200 hour teacher training at Ahimsa Studio in Laramie and has also completed Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training programs through Yoga International and the School of Positive Transformation.
Janean’s classes focus on the restorative, centering and balancing benefits of a consistent yoga practice for all bodies. Janean seeks to emphasize a welcoming atmosphere for diverse identities, abilities and backgrounds, celebrating the differences that make us all beautiful while honoring the roots of the practice.
Teacher, mentor, student, healer, and mother, Jess has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching yoga since 2004. Jess co-founded the dharma. Integrative Yoga Teacher Training and has been training yoga teachers and offering continuing education since 2011. Jess weaves themes of warmth and healing through all of her classes and work as a healer. Additionally, as a mental health therapist and Reiki Master Trainer, Jess incorporates trauma-informed, evidence-based tools from mental health therapy, ancestral and collective trauma healing, somatic work, and Reiki and Shamanic studies to craft soulful asana classes and holistic wellness experiences for her students.
Kelly found yoga in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the mental and spiritual benefits of the practice. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline, MA in 2019. Kelly leads her classes with the intention to spark joy in her students. She believes that yoga is about so much more than the perfect pose- it is about treating each day as if it were new and developing an intentional relationship between mind and body.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kayleigh is a mother, student and RYT-200.
Kayleigh was first drawn to yoga for an alternate sweaty work out. As her commitment to the practice grew, she realized yoga was more than just a great work out, but a tool to help navigate her through life. She is fascinated with the various ways yoga asana can adapt to each individual’s body. Kayleigh hopes to offer a yoga class that fits each of her student’s needs. You can expect juicy adjustments and an enhanced sense of self when you leave Kayleigh’s class.
Keileigh was first drawn to Yoga for the physical aspects, but soon found the spiritual, emotional, and mental sides were what benefited her most. As a Social Worker, Keileigh is dedicated to giving and wanted to learn more about how Yoga can transform, so she earned her 200 hour certificate from Dharma in March 2018. She is currently pursuing her 500 hour certificate through Cambio Yoga.
Keileigh takes a spiritual and physical approach to her practice by using breath and movement to move energy throughout the body. She has found that mindfulness in connecting breath and body can be carried throughout many activities and life changes we encounter. Keileigh’s classes are a mixed approach of Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing. Her goal is to help you find your own “ah ha” moments and go throughout your day being the best version of yourself.
Martha Martinez del Rio
Martha is a licensed physical therapist and certified massage therapist, having practiced both disciplines for over 30 years. Working with people to heal from spinal injury led her to pursue Pilates certification through the Polestar Institute’s Rehabilitation training.
She uses a Pilates focused program for developing core strength, fitness, body self-awareness, and decreasing pain.
Steph Hanson is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT) and a mental health therapist (LPC) in Laramie. She has been teaching public yoga classes, workshops, and training for yoga teachers at Blossom since 2011. Steph’s classes are trauma-informed and designed as a useful adjunct to any healing process.
In her teaching, Steph weaves together alignment-focused vinyasa flow with a changing theme designed to support students as they process life experiences, move through transitions, and bring the unconscious to consciousness, welcoming ALL of who we are with curiosity, courage, and compassion. All levels of yoga (and life) experience are welcome in Steph’s classes.