Guest Teacher Bios:
Jafar J. Alexander E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
“I believe that practice is what happens on the mat, and yoga is what happens in life”.
Jafar an E-RYT 500, certified yoga therapist through IAYT, Director of the 200 hr BelovedYoga Flow Teacher Training and co-leader of BelovedYoga’s 500 & 800 hr programs. Jafar’s belief is “Yoga is yoga. No need to complicate it, it’s quite simple. Breathe, move, cultivate, and find your way to silence. Everything you need to know is right here!” His devoted study of Yoga has made him a multi-dimensional teacher who is able to playfully weave stories with expert sequencing and thoughtful philosophical inquiry all in one. He truly shares his yoga practice and passion through a connected journey of self-awareness, conscious breath, and physical strength.
Jafar uses his diverse and comprehensive understanding of the yogic tradition to guide practitioners in individual sessions, group classes, weekend workshops, master classes, and teacher training programs both abroad and at home. He believes the greatest way to practice yoga is off the mat and in 2013, he was invited to be a part of Lululemon’s Ambassador Program.
Dawn Thie, ERYT 500 completed her RYT200 under the Sivananda Lineage from the Yoga Center for Healthy Living in MI and her RYT500 at Soul Tree Yoga, CO. Dawn carefully designs classes to clear the energetic channels within the body to create more space and open the path to inner peace. Incorporating the 8 Limb Path of Yoga, she invites students to explore something deeper within themselves using asana, breath work, intention and focus, in a way that meets students where they are. Feeling into the energy present in the room, Dawn uses her authentic voice offering clear and concise guidance, while weaving in yoga philosophy and heartfelt intention for both a physical and spiritual experience. She has over 25 years of marketing experience in the corporate world and uses her knowledge to expand her yoga offerings for both students and teachers. Dawn also has over 2000 teaching and training hours in her yoga profession and has made it her mission to help others find more peace and balance both on and off the mat.
Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, RYT, completed her 200-hr yoga teaching training at Soul Tree Yoga in April 2013. Besides teaching Vinyasa Flow and Yin at Soul Tree, Janine works as the Director of Trauma Services and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado. She is a licensed Psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sexual assault, neurobiology of trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and treatment for survivors.
Asha Wolf specializes in one-on-one custom tailored physical rehabilitation and life enhancing fitness programs. Serving a wide range of clientele, Asha has worked with professional athletes, advanced yoga practitioners, sedentary adults, and individuals with chronic and challenging diagnoses. Her keen eye and attention to whole body alignment make her individualized sessions transforming and empowering. Asha’s teaching style is direct, clear, and accessible with a nurturing hands-on approach.