Alex Ferm 500 E-RYT
Alex is a lighthearted and thoughtful teacher. She seeks to create a secure atmosphere for the students’ healing process and makes energetic space for the release of long held thoughts and emotions that might come up during the yoga practice. She encourages her students to follow their own inner wisdom and to challenge any ancient conditioning or beliefs that are limiting and constrictive. Alex teaches from the spaces between play and discipline where she has found the most freedom and healing. She is available for group and private instruction and is skilled at helping beginner and advanced students craft a practice that feels good and challenges the student to grow stronger. Alex is an artist, yoga teacher, and a student of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. She received her 200 hour certification from It’s Yoga in 2005. In 2011 her life was dramatically transformed on all levels when she completed the 200 hour Forrest Yoga Foundation program. She began the first Forrest Yoga program in Columbus Ohio giving the students there the tools to heal themselves and live more authentically. Forrest Yoga is the spark that empowered Alex to make some daring life choices, such as enrolling at the Rolf Institute to increase her ability to help others heal, moving to Colorado with her son, Henri, and making more space for art and love in her life.
Kathryn Pol, 200 RYT
Through her own personal journey, Kathryn discovered the healing power of yoga. Experiencing its profound impact, she is moved to share this practice with others. She completed trauma informed 200hr training from Soul Tree in March 2022 and continues her focus through gentle practice for all levels and abilities.
Additionally trained in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, her classes may incorporate elements of each to promote an overall sense of wellness and calm.
Outside of her practice, Kathryn enjoys walking in nature, reading, creative expression, and spending time with her husband.
Brie feels fortunate to have discovered the gifts of Yoga early on, and is grateful for her Yoga Leaders who helped to guide and progress her practice.
Brie provides a mixed bag of tricks to her Yoga flow. She began her Yoga practice in 2000 through meditation. The first time she participated in a vinyasa class she was twelve years old, and specifically remembers enjoying crow pose during that class.
Today she works as an ACSM certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor. Brie completed her 200hr-YTT at Soul Tree School of Yoga in
Her classes provide a mindful approach to movement. Brie encourages a balance of effort and ease, both physically and spiritually.
Carly Wolf CYT
Christina Mitchell, MS, CNM, RYT500 has been working in Women’s health for 30+ years. In 2003, after several years of a casual practice, she began a committed Yoga Practice. During this time she discovered the many benefits of Yoga, including an increased ability to cope with life’s stress. Indeed, she feels that she discovered a fountain of youth! In 2013, she completed the 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher training and a year later, followed that with 500 hour Yoga teaching training. Subsequently, she trained in Prenatal yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Aging and Meditation instruction. She considers herself an life-long learner and loves studying the spiritual aspects of Yoga philosophy. It is her belief that Yoga is for EveryBODY and that its benefits are accessible to all.
When she is not on the mat or caring for moms and their babies, one can find her enjoying her family and friends, hiking, walking her dogs, knitting, watching a classic film, or sipping a honey latte at a local coffee shop.
Todd Meyers, 200 hour CYT
Yoga found me in 2000 and it was the first time in my life that my mind was still and I knew I had to have more of this new found peace. I began a regular yoga practice and had the honor of practicing under a master teacher since 2008. After years of practicing yoga, I started to find the inner peace I craved and I realized that I wanted to share the gift of yoga with as many people as possible. In 2014 I became a certified yoga instructor. I am a passionate and spiritual yoga instructor who creates dynamic lesson plans structured around a theme to include asana, pranayama, and meditation based on the 8 Limb Path of Yoga. I’m a certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT200 instructor trained in Sivananda Hatha and I’m also Power Pilates certified. I’ve received my advanced teaching certification, RYT500 from Soul Tree Yoga, along with a specialization in the psoas muscle. I’ve studied under many gifted teachers and my offerings of yoga are inclusive of many forms and practices.
I love to weave the spiritual, classical messages of yoga throughout my classes to help guide students deeper into their practice. Honoring each students' space and place, I teach to the room and not just my lesson plan. I work to guide students to honor their bodies and not worry about making their body fit a pose. I've had many physical challenges throughout my life and have experienced how yoga can heal the body and mind. I believe this has been a gift because it has helped me understand some of the challenges my students experience.
I feel blessed that yoga came into my life and I became an instructor to share the gift of yoga with as many people as possible to assist them along their journey. Namaste.
Janine’s classes reflect a compassionate approach to our humanity and seek to cultivate awareness and connection with body, mind, and emotions. Within a safe space, participants explore sensations and connect to our breath with intentions of transformation, healing, and spiritual development. Everyone is welcomed with unconditional acceptance with whatever experiences are brought to one’s mat that day.
Janine completed her 200-hour yoga teaching training at Soul Tree Yoga Hub in April 2013 under teachers Meghan Stockdale and Cori Fratelli.
Besides teaching at Soul Tree, Janine works as a psychologist, specializing in traumatic stress therapy and teaching trauma-informed yoga classes through Boulder County’s non-profit Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA). When she is not practicing or teaching yoga, Janine loves to garden, hike, bike, and share quality time with her amazing menagerie of animals.
Leslie Maya-Charles 200 hour CYT
Leslie Maya-Charles has been a Colorado resident for 25 years. A lifelong athlete, she joined the SoulTree practice family 10 years ago. Now teaching Trauma Informed Vinyasa flows (and occasionally a Forrest inspired class) she favors strong flows and balance poses, all with humor and vast permission to make the practice your own. Come play!
Cree Lawrence RYT-200
A yoga teacher based in Lafayette, Colorado. She teach acrosses the Front Range and around the world. Cree fell in love with yoga when she was 17. Feeling stuck and a need for tools to navigate the waves of life. Breathwork, intentional movement and stillness gave her inner peace and confidence on and off my yoga mat. "Yoga has taught me how to breathe in uncomfortable situations and to respond rather than react. This is why I’ve chosen to share this transformative practice."
When she not practicing yoga, you can find her playing volleyball, skiing, enjoying a cozy night in and almost always listening to music.
Cree's offerings are mindful, light hearted and a bit spicy!!
Diane Keyser, 200 hour RYT
Diane, 200 RYT practices from her heart and embodied life experiences!
Justine Bristol, 200hr RYT
Meghan Stockdale, E-RYT 500
Yoga led me to inhabit my body in a way I never had before, my practice led me to heal from injuries, it taught me to love myself and through teaching I finally found my voice. I aim to inspire this on the mat, bringing seamless sequences with a unique blend of foundational principles, ritual and movement.
My acupuncture training is a catalyst for planning my classes as there is so much to harness through Five-Element theory. With this, classes are aligned with the seasons to help us be in flow with nature and ultimately with our true selves.
Many of us live busy lives so I aim to incorporate a physical workout, mental sweep and spiritual connection into our 60 minutes together. My classes inspire students to find inner guidance, to strengthen and heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
My intention and hope is that we can all embody our practice off the mat, both for ourselves & as an offering to the world as it lives through us.
Melissa is an artist, who expresses life as a dance, through massage from several ancient modalities and practice in yoga, mantra, music, and meditation. She seeks to create a space where people feel comfortable to deeply feel and express themselves. Her journey to her center began with yoga; she began practicing in high school finding personal growth and healing. She continued on to massage school and fell in love with Thai Massage, in part due to it’s yogic roots. Traveling to follow her teacher, Melissa studied near and far for the past ten years, developing her skills and practicing as a massage therapist. Her path led to further study in Yoga and Ayurveda at Naropa University, earning her Bachelors degree in Traditional Eastern Arts. She now teaches at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Denver working with Service Member’s with PTSD and in the Psychology Unit, as well as, at Soul Tree Yoga. She teaches the Bhakti flow, Mellow Flow and Healing Yoga. Creating a sense of community in practice can help us all to find our true gifts and grow into our fullest expression of ourselves. By offering one on one sessions and group classes, Melissa hopes to lead each person back to their depth of self, feeling wholeness, and activate the body’s innate wisdom to heal.
Mijael Brandwajn E-RYT
Sarah Woods E-RYT 500, YACEP
Sarah Woods-Meyers E-RYT-500 (YA) & Yoga Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), forever student & the owner of Soul Tree Studio! She is the founder of Yoga for Grief, Yoga to Ease Stress & Anxiety and Intuitive Touch, Energetic Assists Training.
Sarah has found herself dedicated to studying and practicing the spiritual, subtle body connection, emotional and physical balance between Yoga, breath and life "it ALL resurfaces on our mats"!!!
Her classes offer her students a space to FEEL through the challenges and the flow, Staying present with the breath in a space of connection and healing. Her Restorative and Gentle Yin guidance is compassionate and healing. She offers private yoga sessions, subtle body exploration and private Yoga for Grief sessions.
A dedicated Mom of 3, she loves to PLAY and spend time with friends and family. When not at home or teaching, she enjoys practicing/learning/studying Yoga, reading, running, hiking, cooking, traveling, dancing, scuba diving and LIVE MUSIC!
Shanin Weisberg, RYT 500
Shanin discovered yoga and its profoundly healing, nourishing, and grounding qualities almost a decade ago – and was hooked ever since! A deeply devoted student and teacher of yogic logic, practices and lifestyle, she was initially 200-hr trained in Ashtanga and then completed her 500-hr training at Soul Tree Yoga in Lafayette. Shanin holds safe, loving space in all of her classes to encourage a connection to your intrinsic nature while truthfully exploring the vastness that is “self” – Mind, Body, & Spirit. Shanin is also a Shamanic Intuitive and brings in wisdom and healing from ancient traditions into her classes. She strives to offer a wholesome, challenging and balanced practice that will fulfill you from the inside out.
Susan took her first yoga class as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado. A lifelong dancer, she was hoping to find a new physical outlet and soon fell in love with the practice. She dabbled with yoga for many years and deeply committed to her practice to help her cope with a dear friend’s illness. In 2012, she joined Soul Tree’s amazing Teacher Training program and completed her certification in 2013. Practicing yoga has helped Susan to balance life as a mother, wife, sister, friend, high school teacher, and more! Susan loves taking what she learns on the mat out into the real world, and she encourages her students to do the same. Off the mat Susan can be found playing with her vivacious, pre-school aged daughter, walking her beagle, cooking with her husband and sisters, or cross country skiing.