Aprille began practicing yoga in 1993, first studying on her own with books, then later seeking out a teacher. She dreamed back then of becoming a yoga teacher, but it would be years before that became a reality. Over the years Aprille studied a variety of styles of yoga. After years of sitting stationary in the technology field and dynamically moving while rock climbing, Aprille came to Kaiut Yoga with a variety of injuries. Somewhere during that time Aprille had children, which had also altered her body in ways that required healing. After stepping into her first Kaiut Yoga class, Aprille immediately recognized the benefits of Kaiut, experiencing sensations she hadn’t felt in all her years of other yoga practice. Aprille has spent the last year studying with Francisco Kaiut in Boulder and in Brazil and is excited to focus on helping others experience greater freedom of movement and enjoyment of their bodies.
Sara is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, and flower essence practitioner with a BA in Art and Education. Currently, Sara is the director of the Flower Essence program at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She brings years of experience in the healing arts using botanical medicine, visual arts, education, and ceremonial practices. Her academic, professional and personal journeys have guided her to dive deep into supporting the emotional body as an agent of transformation. Most recently this journey has lead her to Kaiut Yoga. For Sara, the Kaiut method has provided an exceptional avenue to explore the physical, mental and emotional body while holding the nervous system in a way that is kind and nourishing. She is truly enthusiastic to be sharing this practice with others.
Wendy Zerin, MD has been practicing yoga since 1989. She has been studying with Francisco Kaiut since 2014 and is a certified Kaiut Yoga instructor. Wendy is the founding teacher at Barn Yoga where she has been offering classes since 2017. In addition to her thirty years as a yoga practitioner, Wendy draws on her background as a physician and teacher of Insight Meditation to bring an unusual depth of understanding of mind, body and spirit to her yoga teaching.
Erin is a certified Kaiut Yoga instructor who knows first hand the healing benefits of a regular Kaiut Yoga practice. She considers it a cornerstone in her recovery from chronic Lyme Disease. Early in her teacher training, founder Francisco Kaiut was asked: “What is the end result of this practice?” His response was simple: “Joy!” While Erin considers herself an unlikely yogi, she has always been passionate in her pursuit of the most joyous life possible!
Alisha is a warm hearted bright and shrining being. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for 7. She has be studying Kaiut yoga for 5 years and is excited to to have the opportunity to teach such and incredible yoga that has changed her life so personally. Alisha is also a mother of four children, has her degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University, is a massage therapist, a ceramicist and creates and builds living permaculture designs that offer organic medical herbs, sacred geometry and energy healings. She has been in Colorado for 22 years and is blessed to be joining our team of teachers.
Pam’s journey toward Kaiut yoga started with traditional yoga classes in the mid-1990s. Yoga took its place in her life as a challenging fitness program. It was so challenging that there came a time, all too soon, when her body would no longer allow her to do traditional yoga. She noticed others too, dropping out of her yoga class as they got older, and it seemed strange to see what looked like an entire generation doing just what she had to do: say goodbye to yoga.
Fast forward several years to a serious ankle problem, complications in the surgery that was to fix it, and nearly two years off her feet. She could barely walk, and physical recovery seemed nearly impossible. She was afraid to hurt herself, afraid to fall, afraid of almost anything that included movement. When a couple of friends convinced her to try Kaiut, she was amazed that she could do her own, personalized version of it the first day, and to find that Kaiut yoga truly is yoga for Every Body.
For the past three years Pam has devoted herself to the practice of Kaiut yoga and has completed 100 hours of teacher training with Francisco Kaiut. “I’m so grateful to have a chance to share the joy and healing of Kaiut yoga. To provide a positive impact on others is a great gift, and I hope to be worthy of that.”
Megan comes to Kaiut Yoga through the door of the healing arts. A yoga student for decades, it was the healer in her that got so engaged by Kaiut Yoga. When first introduced, she instinctively recognized how the method unlocks the body’s natural intelligence and reconnects students with their ability to heal, recondition and regenerate. She has been amazed to see how, over time, her own Kaiut Yoga practice has restructured her body in a gentle and significant way, even in the most deeply held injuries. She is honored to bring the practice to others. As a Cranial Sacral practitioner, Body-Energy Worker, and Counselor, she offers the Kaiut Yoga practice with a refined sensitivity and a real understanding of the benefits. She is devoted to holding a space of love and acceptance, where the natural integration of body, mind, heart and soul can occur.