I was drawn to the yoga mat for the physical challenge, and quickly discovered and fell in love with the many, ever changing rigors of the practice. The work I have done on my mat has since transformed my relationship with myself in such a way that I feel compelled to share that magic with others through teaching. I have completed two 200hr Baptiste Yoga teacher trainings, and over 200hrs of yoga trainings with the Baptiste Institute. My classes are both nurturing and rigorous – a combination that I believe encourages possibility and openness in our bodies and minds.
Carrie has been practicing yoga regularly since she landed in Boulder in 2009. She received her 200-Hour Baptiste Power Yoga certification at Radiance in 2015. As a teacher, Carrie encourages students to make space, feel integrity, and create power in their own bodies. You are likely to be challenged in Carrie’s classes and, by the end, be smiling (and sweating). Off the mat, you can find Carrie running on the Boulder trails, drinking a beer, and hanging out with her cat, Oliver.
Peter began teaching yoga in Portland, Maine around 2014. In that year he moved to Boulder, Colorado to complete a bachelors degree in yoga studies and teaching at Naropa University. In Boulder, Peter taught yoga part time at Radiance Power Yoga. At Naropa he studied yoga history, philosophy, Sanskrit, and eastern music. Over the years Peter has also completed approximately 400 hours of training through the Baptiste Institute. Peter has completed levels 1, 2, and 3, along with a few weekend long programs. Currently he teaches yoga at a variety of studios in the greater Portland (Maine) area and is excited to reconnect with the Radiance Yoga community!
Alisa Van Kleef
I found Baptiste yoga on a fluke. In 2014 I stumbled into a Baptiste affiliate studio and started practicing yoga as a healing tool to recover from running and cycling injuries and as a counterbalance to the great many hours of triathlon training. I instantly feel in love with the physical practice of Baptiste yoga – and it kept me returning to my mat day after day. I felt awake and connected to my body and a sense of belonging to the community. The practices of Baptiste yoga – the strong physical practice (asana), meditation and self-inquiry – has brought me strength and flexibility in body and mind and has inspired me to create a life on purpose and in service to others.
I am a Tier 1: Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Leader – teaching Baptiste Yoga since 2016 – and currently in the year long FIT to Lead program lead by Baron Baptiste. When I am not at the studio, you can find me out on adventures, reading in coffee shops, cycling or playing with my two orange cats.
Mimi is a 200-hour certified instructor trained in power, hatha, vinyasa and hot, styles of yoga. She has studied throughout Colorado, as well as in Rishikesh, India and works to tie booth eastern and western philosophies in her classes. Mimi is also in pursuit of a nursing degree; therefore, her classes are structured with safety in mind from an anatomical point of view. She provides a hands-on method and strives to cultivate community within the classroom.
One of my greatest gifts is awareness and understanding of when to challenge students to go further, and when to encourage students to back off. When I am teaching in the room, I am completely present and aware of what is going on with each and every one of my students. I empower each student to become the best that their bodies and minds will allow in that moment. When you practice with me, you will feel loved for who you are, as you are, and you will walk away from each class feeling strong and inspired.
My teaching journey began at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation where I completed a 250 Hour Hatha Yoga training that focused on many different styles of yoga practice, including restorative and therapeutics. Shortly after, I eagerly sought out more training to deepen my own practice as well as my passion for teaching others. I have taken Therapeutic and Restorative training workshops with Judith Hanson Lasater. I currently study with Baron Baptiste & The Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. I am a T2 1000 Hours certified Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor. I am currently enrolled in the Baptiste Fit to Lead Program with Baron Baptiste.
I am outgoing, fun and free-spirited. I love travel and the outdoors, slack lining and snowboarding. When I am not in the yoga room or on the mountain, you can find me spending quality time with family and friends, which of course includes my gentle giant English Mastiff dog.