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 and has been regularly teaching since. As a teacher, Carrie encourages her students to make space 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 bubbly water, and obsessing over her fluffy cats, Oliver and Earl.
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.
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.
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.
Taylor White Moffitt
I am a mom, a devoted friend, a wanna be DJ, a truth teller and a lover of all things that awaken our senses and hearts to the world and those around us….
In 1995 I began a private practice as a licensed psychotherapist. In 2002 when my 2nd son was born my yoga practice began as a way to continue connecting with my heart so I didn’t completely loose myself in mothering. Within the first decade of practice it became clear I had to give away the tools, teachings and inspiration of yoga that I was being taught. My first yoga teacher training was in 2011 with James Fox and the Prison Yoga Project, a training that allowed me to share the teachings with those who needed it most. Training with and learning from Baron Baptiste, Rolf Gates, Sylvia Boorstein, Brene Brown, Adyashanti and more, showed me the natural yoke of yoga, meditation, and personal work. The more I found my voice in the practices, the more excited I felt about helping others find theirs.
My passion now lies in teaching weekly yoga classes, leading transformational retreats and hosting workshops on topics like Ending Well, Mothers + Daughters and Yoga for a depressed or anxious mind. My workshops include the trifecta of yoga, meditation, and personal work. The Art + Practice of Self Compassion is a training that continues to light me up and have a following within the community. Here we delve into learning how self compassion delivers everything self improvement promises. This year I launched Humanity First: The Art + Practice of Being Fully Human, a year long Yoga Leadership training created to inspire those who are who ready to lead and shine their light.
Throughout the year I offer transformational retreats to provide a bigger clearing for people to understand who they are, how they impact others and how they can create peace and ease for themselves and those around them. These retreats are meant to shed our insecurities and open our hearts so we can be seen and heard by ourselves and others. A place where we dive deeper into sacred silence and healing with an intentional community where we share our real sh*t and continue our journey to self discovery.
People often show up in my office or on their mats with suffering. My commitment is to help you relate to your suffering, know your suffering, know how to connect and work with yourself so you can feel your truth. The truth being is that you are enough as you are, you have the capacity to connect deeply to yourself and you can nudge yourself there each time you commit to your practice. My belief is that we do this work to heal and repair our own experiences so in time we have no choice but to give away this ability we have to love deeply, feel fully and show up 110% ourselves, no matter what.
I am beyond grateful for my current teachers… my 4 boys, a 21 year marriage, my family of origin and my own insecurities.
After years of searching for a Yoga studio which felt like home, Lora discovered Baptiste Yoga in 2018 at The Leadership Studio in Atlantic City, NJ. When she walked through the door she was met with open arms, greeted as if she was an old friend, and was hugged by total strangers. This was the Yoga she’d been looking for. Being an advocate for inclusivity and equality in community, the connectedness and acceptance personified at Radiance is what attracted her to join as a student and teacher.
Lora is a certified Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra instructor. She is currently completing her 200 hour training to become a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher. Lora owns a coaching business which empowers womxn to discover their authentic self, create an energetically aligned life, and show up in their integrity and truth unapologetically.
Lora looks at life with humor and zest, gives giant hugs, and always aims to make others feel safe and seen without judgement. Practice next to her mat to hear a few giggles and find the joy in your practice!
Teresa is a 200hr RYT, writer, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and future certified personal trainer. As a teacher and coach, she focuses on self-love, body positivity, and embracing challenges. She loves the science behind holistic healing modalities, creative sequencing, and making whole-body wellness more accessible for everybody.
Becca is a yoga teacher with a passion for creating community and connection through the practice of yoga. She is a 200-Hour certified yoga teacher who has taught yoga in New Jersey, Philadelphia and is excited to have now landed in Boulder. Her initial training is based on the Baptiste style; she has completed a 20-Hour restorative yoga training in addition to an 85-Hour prenatal yoga training. In the past few years, Becca has found a genuine passion for supporting women in prenatal yoga and it led her to become a trained birth doula in the Fall of 2020. She also enjoys teaching vinyasa style classes that slowly build heat and emphasize moving intentionally with your breath. Her goal as a teacher is to guide others to discover the mind/body connection within themselves and to enable her students to reach a state of rest and relaxation that can be transferred on and off their mat.
Ashley Goss discovered yoga in 2000 when she took her first ashtanga class, which proved to be both mystifying + challenging, and left her curious to learn more. Now as the parent of 2 busy children, she appreciates both the calming and the playful aspects of the practice in her own life and loves using yoga to gain a different perspective on things when life gets challenging.
Ashley received her Prenatal Yoga training from Boulder locals Katie Wise & Kirsten Warner; in 2013, she trained in the vinyasa flow style with Jacqui Bonwell of the Boston-area Sacred Seeds School of Yoga. In 2012, Ashley received her Children’s/Family Yoga certification through ChildLight Yoga of Dover, NH. She has worked with children and families in daycare settings and schools as well as through the Brookline, MA Department of Recreation. Ashley has taught Prenatal and Family/Toddler + Me classes in Boulder since returning to Colorado in 2014.
Janine took her first yoga class in 2008. After feeling the freedom of anxiety lifting and strength building both inside and out, she felt called to certify as a yoga teacher. She graduated from Denver’s Samadhi Center of Yoga in 2009. A month later she moved to Canada and began teaching various classes including vinyasa, mommy and me and hot yoga. Pregnant at the time, she quickly found her love for prenatal yoga growing and was mentored by a master teacher and gathered more techniques from a number of other wonderful teachers. It didn’t take long to learn that she had started on her mama-loving path. In 2013 she completed her Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Yo Mama in Boulder. She has a deep respect and adoration for mamas and babies – on the inside and out – and enjoys nothing more than leading these women through a class filled with love, laughter, asana and relaxation.
Shortly after having her first son, she was called to be a birth doula. After having her second son, she finally got certified and started serving mamas through this incredible experience. She is truly honored to do this work and is humbled by each birth.
Janine has her BS in Early Childhood Education and is working on her Childbirth Educator Certification. She lives in Longmont with her four amazing boys. She spends her free time running, baking and attempting to sew.
Reiley is deeply inspired by the intricate relationship between one’s mind, body, and soul. She sees yoga as a medium for individuals to return and embody the intrinsic knowing that lies within. Through inquiry, movement, and breath work she aims to create space for students to experience intimacy with their body, mind and soul.
I discovered yoga in my living room while flipping through Netflix. I was curious about this guy named Baron Baptiste who taught power yoga while wearing a bandana on his head. I was hooked after the first Netflix yoga class.
A few years later, I completed my Baptiste Yoga level one in Tulum, Mexico in October of 2018. I had a mystical encounter with a donkey while doing a self practice on the beach the day before the training began. That yoga training, and the mystical encounter with the donkey, changed the course of my life, and steered me onto a journey of healing and seeking truth. In November of 2018 I completed the Unstoppable Youth Yoga training with Power of Your OM in Santa Barbara, CA, and in June of 2022 I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Baptiste affiliate – Spotted Dog Yoga in Folsom, CA.
Yoga has created a bridge of sorts, onto that journey of healing and truth; leading me to discover the truth of who I am, how my actions impact my life, what I value, what I am capable of, who I am created to be in this world, and how I’m showing up in this life.
For the past number of years, yoga has been my one constant. Yoga is my “religion” (to the tune of Love is My Religion by Ziggy Marley). Yoga challenges me mentally, physically, and spiritually. Yoga helps me to get out of my head and into my body. Yoga is my dance, my art, my meditation in motion.