Montana’s only Certified Curvy Yoga Teacher, came to yoga as a tool to help manage chronic pain. After receiving her first certification as a yoga teacher, she continued on to study with Anna Guest-Jelly, founder Curvy Yoga, and briefly with Lanita Varshell, of A Gentle Way Yoga. Both of these women had a huge influence on the style of teaching Robyn uses in her classes. Robyn focuses on bringing yoga to your body, the one you have right now. Using props, specialized sequencing and techniques to make classes accessible and enjoyable for everyone, no matter size, shape, or ability.
Black Belt Nia, discovered Nia in 2006 when a serendipitous occurrence brought a Nia class to the studio next door to her daughter’s ballet class. She heard the joyful noises and knew she needed to be part of the fun. She has been moving, dancing, laughing, learning, and spreading the Joy of Movement ever since. In September 2015 Karen completed training to become a Nia Black Belt instructor. Karen’s passion is to help others fall in love with themselves through the gifts of the Nia Technique.
Angie Gifford’s approach to yoga is a slow-flow practice focused on mindful movement. She aims to create a laid-back, warm and welcoming space that is non-intimidating and open to all, allowing students of all levels to honor their bodies and find the balance between breath and movement, body and soul. Angie has been practicing yoga for more than a decade and received her Registered Yoga Teacher certification after completing the 200-hour teacher training program at the Lotus in Helena, Montana. As a Helena native, she is an outdoor junkie and believes being in nature is just as important as time on the mat — you can often find her taking her yoga outside on Helena’s trails and bodies of water.