Dance & Movement Teacher
Hannah believes it is our birthright to fall in love with our selves and our life, from the inside out. She is passionate about supporting people’s journey of embodiment and her work focuses on creating a resourced, supportive relationship with the world, beginning with our body.
She has taught movement all across the country to people who swore they'd never dance to developmentally disabled adults. She is a choreographer, a teacher trainer, and facilitates therapeutic groups and workshops. She teaches embodied meditation, and Rites of Passage at the Boulder Shambhala Center and Shambhala Mountain Center. She is a third generation health-food and nutrition geek and the daughter of an MCS/Chronic Fatigue/Lyme Disease world expert. She's mama to a break-dancing boy and an adorable bearded dragon and married to an incredible composer.
Certified FeldenKrais Practicioner
I am a body-worker [Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner] and movement facilitator whose formal training comes through the Feldenkrais lineage and whose curiosity and interest in movement comes from somewhere mysterious, deep inside. Luckily my life has been full of opportunities to explore movement through the wonderful cultures of gymnastics, martial arts, skateboarding, jazz music, and contact improvisation.
In addition to bodywork and teaching movement classes, I have spent many years as a 'manny' to infants and toddlers, who are the best, most interesting movers out there. The very young have helped me understand how much of an honor it is to help people move through life and to help life move through people. I bring this sense of privilege to my activities as a bodyworker and teacher, where I have the pleasure of helping dancers, musicians, executives, therapists, teachers and others use movement to increase choices, decrease compulsions, reduce pain and increase capacity for enjoyment of life.
Kim Hansen, Tres Hofmeister, Kristen Mylander & Matthew Zepelin
.Certified FeldenKrais Practicioners
The Feldenkrais Method® is a world-renowned system for developing awareness through movement – wonderful for artists and martial artists, dancers, athletes, injury prevention and recovery, and increased vitality for people of all ages.
Our Sunday class will be taught by a rotating schedule of 4 teachers. With diverse backgrounds in dance, massage therapy and anatomy, aikido, individualizing learning for those with disabilities and their caregivers, and meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition these teacher bring many perspectives to this work. Come experience the qualities that Kim Hansen, Tres Hofmeister, Kristen Mylander and Matthew Zepelin each bring to their lessons.
Renee Madhurani Wiebe
Renee's desire and purpose as a yoga teacher and trainer is to inspire others to listen to their truth; to look inwards and find the answers there, to connect with their body, heart, and breath and be ready for the changes to come when this happens. What we manifest can often become reality so being ready and willing to see it, receive it, and work with it each day and each minute becomes our daily practice of yoga. Yoga goes way beyond asana and she likes to incorporate meditation, pranayama, mantra, mudras, restorative, and asana alignment and flow into classes.
Renee has been studying yoga for 15 years and still feels like a beginner some days. "If we don’t reach a new level and have to keep starting over what’s the point?" She has many teachers in her life who she continues to study with weekly. She also enjoy being a mother, and a wife, a snowboarder, painter, and her latest passion is playing the guitar.
Renee has completed her 500 hr. ERYT in Prana Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea as well as a 200 hr. ERYT in Shambhava Yoga from Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Dhanwant Kaur, a given spiritual name, which in short means the Princess of Charity and Richness, fell in love with Kundalini Yoga during the major transformation of having her son in 2009. After immersing herself in the culture and lifestyle of Kundalini in the Andes of Argentina, Dhanwant feels called to Colorado to support in the shift and growth of consciousness here. Kundalini Yoga activates our creative potential, stimulating the endocrine system through breath, movement and sound. It is a healing pathway to connect ones whole self and extend it beyond to create a world of awareness, intention, compassion and intuition. She teaches classes in Spanish especially designated for women and in English as well. Dhanwant is caring and genuine in her way of being, it is apparent that she truly believes and thus it is a pleasure to be around her, please come and join her in her passion.
Dhanwant is a loving Yogini and mama from the Andes in Argentina. She grew up in a very loving and nurturing home, where intentional human touch was a part of how her family related to each other. After moving to USA she embarked her journey as a skin care therapist and started to include all the modalities she learned as a child in her work. She got attuned in Reiki by her mother, learned about aromatherapy and understood how important touch is for humans to live a life feeling loved and relaxed.
Come experience the sacred hands of Dhanwant, who is passionate about helping people heal their hearts and their bodies.
Elizabeth is a trauma-informed Hatha yoga teacher. She has more than 600 hours of teacher training and seven years of teaching experience. Her practice and teaching style emphasizes detailed structural alignment to engage focused attention, to cultivate bodily awareness, and to explore the interaction of mind and body. Yoga is a multifaceted practice that contains the paradox of challenge and gentleness, strength and flexibility, contraction and expansion. Elizabeth strives to create a safe and playful space on the yoga mat so that it can become a practical laboratory for self-exploration, curiosity, and the development and application of personal skills, such as balance and grounding, that can emerge from the yoga paradox.
Elizabeth is currently a graduate student at Naropa University, pursuing a degree in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in somatic counseling. She infuses her knowledge of psychotherapy and her perspective of health and healing into her classes through thoughtful postural sequences and thematic offerings. Her training in mental health counseling informs her ability to be present and supportive.
Laura Tyler loves sharing Kaiut Yoga with people who want to feel more at ease in their bodies. If you've experienced pain or have felt limited due to stress, trauma or as a byproduct of day-to-day living, join Laura in a Kaiut Yoga class, a method of yoga that she has found deeply relieving. Prior to meeting Francisco Kaiut in 2015 she was in pain and lacked mobility due to a series of injuries to her hip and leg. The relief she felt in her hips after just one sequence of Kaiut Yoga felt like . . . Eureka! She knew she'd found something special. Kaiut Yoga heals by guiding its practitioners toward sensation with kindness and intelligence.
Poetry & Movement Facilitator
Katharine Kaufman teaches poetry and contemplative movement arts, meditation and Yoga in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center and is an adjunct professor at Naropa University. She studied in India and taught for many years at the Yoga Workshop and Studio Be in Boulder. She holds MFA degrees in Choreography/Performance and Writing/Poetics. Katharine is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Vanja Palmers and Kobun Chino Roshis. Her choreography has been seen in venues such as the Naropa president’s inauguration, the Altona Grange hall and in the forest. Katharine’s poems/essays have been published in bottle rockets, Cimarron, Elephant Journal, and the anthologies, Precipice: Writing at the Edge and Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins, edited by Jennifer Heath.
Katharine is a guest author for the Shambhala Mountain Center blog.Katharine Kaufman teaches poetry and contemplative movement arts, meditation and Yoga in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center and is an adjunct professor at Naropa University. She studied in India and taught for many years at the Yoga Workshop and Studio Be in Boulder. She holds MFA degrees in Choreography/Performance and Writing/Poetics. Katharine is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Vanja Palmers and Kobun Chino Roshis. Her choreography has been seen in venues such as the Naropa president’s inauguration, the Altona Grange hall and in the forest. Katharine’s poems/essays have been published in bottle rockets, Cimarron, Elephant Journal, and the anthologies, Precipice: Writing at the Edge and Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins, edited by Jennifer Heath. Katharine is a guest author for the Shambhala Mountain Center blog.