As you step into Studio Anjali, you will notice the styles of yoga we offer are grounded in recognizable yoga traditions and philosophies. Each practice offers different ways to explore, deepen, and awaken the body/mind/spirit connection.
Our instructors provide guidance in the practices they are uniquely qualified to teach and offer insight into Yoga supporting practices that go beyond the mat. Offering unique classes that will leave you feeling energized and renewed. Private instruction, studio rental and private group instruction available.
YOGA CLASS FEES
Class Details: Yoga | Pilates | Cycling & Computrainer | Movement Studio
Aerial yoga uses a hammock as a prop for yoga asanas and postures, which can be used for all styles of yoga. The hammock is there to help you, assist you, hold on to you, deepen stretches and to allow all to invert without compressing the spine.
Hatha yoga practices move more slowly to cultivate steadiness and bodily awareness where the whole body is integrated thus bringing a lightness to the practice. This is a perfect class for those seeking a slower pace with heightened awareness of how to align the body with breath and movements.
Flow yoga sequences postures from one to another with the flow of the breath. A rhythmic movement that enlivens the body, activates a depth in the breath, and generates a rise in body temperature. It is great for individuals wanting to flow between poses or elevate the heart rate.
Hot Flow yoga practices combine yoga flow with warmer room temperatures. Temperatures are set around 90 degrees and 40% humidity resulting in an environment that stimulates sweating, supports deeper postures and releases toxins. Heightened attention to the breath assists this practice when body temperatures are elevated. Practitioners leave this practice with a vibrant glow cultivated from the inside out!
Restorative yoga focuses on the gentle, calming, and therapeutic aspects of poses where the opening of the poses happens as the body naturally surrenders to gravity. With the assistance of supportive props, each posture is held in deep relaxation. This rejuvenating practice benefits anyone with injuries, high levels of stress, or anyone needing a quiet moment to rest the body and mind.
FLOW & RESTORE
Flow & Restore yoga is a gracefully sequenced class blending the fluid movements and strength building with the calming effects of restorative yoga. The first portion is in awakening the breath and body. The second portion goes deeper into a meditative state with gentle breath work and body positioning.
At Studio Anjali you will find a diversity of yoga instructors, whose professional and personal backgrounds bring an expertise to the mat that is grounding, informative, and creative. Each instructor is committed to providing yoga instruction that supports deeper understanding in the body/mind/spirit connection.
Tara Goike has been teaching yoga in the Vail Valley since 2003 and has more than 500 hours of yoga teacher training in vinyasa, restorative, aireal yoga, fluid power, budokon and yoga for kids. Growing up as a trained athlete in gymnastics and springboard diving, she learned the commitment of athletics and staying fit mentally and physically. In 2001, she took her first yoga class and immediately fell in love with the athleticism and mental clarity of this art. Tara's classes are dynamic and powerful, creative and energizing. Join her in our monthly restorative practices where you leave feeling renewed and rested.
Moonstone has been a practitioner of yoga for many years. He has studied under Lisa Richards, along with a host of other inspirational yogis. Traveling to India and Nepal with his guru, Dandapani has shaped Moonstone’s yogic philosophy, creating a transformation from yoga as a physical practice to an all-encompassing way of life. He inspires his students towards physical and spiritual inquiry through a lighthearted and celebratory practice. Vinyasa-based Moonstone flows will elevate your energy and inevitably, lead to bliss.
In 1999 Shannon took a class named “Equilibrium”; not knowing it was basically a yoga class, but at the time the Gym Directors felt the term “yoga” wasn’t fashionable in the fitness industry. Having been an avid yogi in the Vail Valley since 2002; Shannon finally decided to take her practice to another level and pursued her 200 Hr RYT with Baron Baptiste. In addition, Shannon also attended the Baptiste “Art of Assisting” 40 Hr training and received her Level 1 Anjali Restorative 25 Hr Teacher Training in 2012. She then proceeded to earn her 500 Hr RYT Certification with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine in November of 2015 and has been excited to share Yoga with her students as she guides them to reach their individual, physical, and spiritual potential. Being a very avid Rock Climber, Shannon’s specialty is Yoga for Athletes and she has several hours of Anatomy training on: Hips, Shoulders, Spine, Myofascial Release, Cadaver Labs, & Chinese Medicine. In her classes, Shannon invites you to explore the full potential and freedom with each pose in a way that breaks down the complexity and builds the pose from the ground up with an emphasis on bio-mechanics and alignment.
Joe Joe began yoga practice in '99, and '03 became a life practice. Joe Joe has trained and practiced under, for and with some of the most sought after world known teachers of our time. Joe Joe practiced and trained for many years before he allowed himself to teach. His need to spend time with his understanding of his life at that time. And to embody the living practice. From its origins, to how we are maintaining, and passing along this great living practice.
5 years of over 1000 hours of official dedicated teacher training: one to three a year. Assisted for main two teachers: public classes (over 100 people), yoga retreats (domestic/international) and assisted for their teacher training (domestic/international).
Joe Joe is enjoying life in the mountains with some of most mind-blowing communities of athletes and yogis he has ever met!
Tracy Long has spent her whole life drawn to movement. Tracy dove into swimming, gymnastics, and ballet at an early age. Since 2012, Tracy has been blessed to be mentored by and studying under Shannon Paige: a rich and dynamic teacher, poet, and artist, who inspires her to be creative, thoughtful and entirely in love with the practice and teachings of yoga. In 2015, Tracy was drawn to Carmen Curtis' AIReal Yoga program, where she has been blown away by this revolutionary approach. Tracy is a 500 hour certified teacher (500-RYT) in the School of Embodied Poetics founded by Shannon Paige and is certified to teach AIReal Yoga founded by Carmen Curtis, certified to teach Definitive Barre by founder Elizabeth Vino, and Davinci Body Board by founder Fleury Mahoney.
Nicola is a student first, teacher second of yoga asana. She brings an element of light-hearted-ness to each and every unique class she leads. Taking traditional postures and creating mindful sequences she gives her students the opportunity to really discover themselves – to tap into the power of their own minds, bodies and spirits. All classes are suitable for all levels of practioners and Nicola is also certified to teach pre-natal yoga. Nicola has studied under Argie Tang (Yoga for Athletes) and Alanna Kaivalya (The Kaivalya Yoga Method). She is inspired by Rumi, Timber Hawkeye (Buddhist Bootcamp), Charry Morris and her own three beautiful children.
Morgan's promenade with yoga began in 2005 at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she was receiving her BFA in Acting and was continuing her life-long journey as a professional dancer & choreographer. Her first yoga teacher Meera Sanghani was an Iyengar teacher whom introduced students to asanas, yoga philosophy and how the practice could enhance the craft of acting. She was hooked.
Morgan continued to study yoga in Chicago until 2010 when she relocated to Boulder and her practice expanded. She received her 200 hour yoga alliance certification from Denver's Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation and is currently enrolled in Samadhi's 500 hour teacher training program. Morgan aspires to share the practice with others in order to assist in their pursuit of an imaginative and depthful life. Morgan is certified to teach AIReal Yoga™.
Inspired by her home place of Vail, Tanya’s way of being is deeply rooted in the natural rhythms of flowing rivers and expansive mountain vistas. Her yoga practice began in 2001 at the Yoga for Athletes Studio in the former Crossroads Building in Vail. Encouraged to teach for her neighborhood on Tennessee Pass, Tanya received a 200- RYT Hatha teaching certificate from Nederland, Colorado’s Shoshone Yoga Retreat Center in 2005.
Tanya has instructed a variety of styles in locations across the Valley. Her experience as a yoga teacher and backcountry guide bring a fresh and inspired approach to her practice. Her instruction ignites an inner flame providing energy, clarity and alignment to support individual and community potential. Tanya is certified to teach AIReal Yoga™.
Maria DeSimone has taught and practiced yoga for over 20 years. Maria combined her knowledge of alignment acquired by practicing Anusara Yoga and meditation studies to offer each student the opportunity to achieve a level of mindfulness that doesn’t end when the class does. Her interest as a teacher is to support each student’s ability to live a meaningful, happy life on and off the mat.
Julie first found yoga at age 18. She continued practicing finding Bikram and Kundalini along the way. She trained with Shannon Paige in 2011 for her 200hr Teacher training, blending vinyasa with the aligning principles of Anusara. Julie teaches Hatha yoga which simply is asana, or postures with little flow between and pranayama or basic breathing exercises. Expect to find a gentle, slower paced blend of Ashtanga and Iyengar.
Julie believes yoga is about community and connection. She seeks deep connection to herself and her students through the unifying practice of yoga. Julie is a 450 hr RYT who now studies regularly with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini in Maui. When Julie isn't in the studio find her on the water teaching stand up paddle board yoga. She has operated Paddle Yoga Colorado since 2012 and is a certified SUP Yoga instructor and guide.
SUBSTITUTE YOGA INSTRUCTORS
Diana has been in the health & wellness field for 25 years. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She started practicing yoga to rehabilitate an injury and has been teaching for 17 years. She received her training at Moksha Yoga in Chicago in 1998 and teaches a flow style blend of pranayama, asana, kundalini, bhakti, and meditation. Diana's inspirational vinyasa classes will help you tune into the wisdom your body shows you during practice and give you the courage to act on that wisdom to live your best life.