Sanctuary Somatics provides facilities for teachers to offer instruction in various somatic practices and spiritual traditions. We have a wide variety of wonderful teachers who operate here, and each teacher is an independent operator. If you have any questions regarding their classes please contact the teacher directly.
Facebook: Natali Ittenberg
Natali is a nomad yoga teacher who has arrived to the Gunnison valley. Trained in India in 2019, she has spent the last 3 years deepening her practice around the world, while creating her own flow. She focuses on deep and safe stretching, alignment, and awareness in every posture. With her guidance you will feel your body as one connected system and find new details in your asanas.
Facebook: Jessica Noll
Jessica is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, and 95 hour certified children’s yoga teacher from Phx, AZ. She is trained in making yoga and mindfulness inclusive and accessible to individuals of diverse abilities and backgrounds. She started practicing yoga in 2016 in order to help with shoulder pain after a car accident, but instead found it transformed her whole life by creating a space to access peace and better understand her body. Jessica believes yoga is much more than the physical practice, and therefore her classes focus on breath awareness and connection of the mind, body, and soul.
Facebook: Lo Storer
Lo found the practice of Yoga and in 2012 when she signed up for her first YTT after one class at what would become her home studio for the next ten years, Laughing River Yoga.
Soon after dipping into her 200 hour YTT she knew she was home.
As the years progressed and her practice deepened she began to feel the call to share all she had learned and offer the healing she had recieved through the inquiry and wisdom of the practice forward.
Lo is a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and the creator/director of the Beings of Yoga Project.
She specializes in yin and meditation.
Katie is a born and bred Crested Butte Native. After high school, she spent time in Fort Collins, Syracuse NY, and Denver before returning to her beloved valley to reside.
A Blown knee drove her to seek out yoga for physical therapy, which shortly became a permanent part of her life. She jumped at the opportunity to undergo teacher training thru the Crested Butte Yoga Co-op.
She enjoys skiing, biking and other thrill seeking activities. Katie is so excited to be able to teach in the Gunnison Valley, surrounded by so many incredible teachers and truly wonderful community members.
Facebook: Emily Montesinos
Emily is an avid movement enthusiast and welcomes the creative exploration of self through acro yoga and ecstatic dance.
Ignite your sense of play, self love, and connection through one of these offerings.
Facebook: PJ Palaunu
After dancing and baton twirling all her life, Yoga found PJ Brown in 2007 as a nice transition to maintaining a flexible and active lifestyle. In 2011 she received her first teacher training and began teaching in Costa Rica. She has taught various group classes throughout the community, including Vinyasa Yoga, AcroYoga, and SUP Yoga, and also offers Thai Massage Therapy sessions. Her background in twirling, climbing, and surfing influences her eclectic teaching style and she believes every one of us can learn something from the practice of Yoga.
Facebook: Chris Mayfield
Chris is a Gunnison Native with a degree in English and Political Philosophy from Western State. He works as a plumber here in town and loves riding bikes, eating ramen, and Brazilian Ju-jit-su. For Chris, a yoga practice helps restore and revitalize the mind-body to continually do the things we love and serve others.
Facebook: Heidi Magnus
Heidi Magnus has taught qigong since 2016 and meditation since 2015. Heidi’s first career was as an environmental scientist. Heidi enjoys making connections between ancient wisdom practices and current research in neuroscience, psychology, and wellbeing. For the last 27 years, Heidi has owned a deli with her sister Kate and finds that qigong and meditation help her function optimally in a busy work environment. Qigong and meditation are integral to her self-care and she enjoys sharing the tools she has learned for navigating life and its ever-changing challenges.
Tele: 970 964 8540
While she was born and raised in upstate NY, Meegan considers Colorado to be home. She has lived in CO for 22 years, the last 10 in the Gunnison Valley. Her yoga journey started in 2001 when she was introduced to the Bikram hot yoga series. Over the years, her practice expanded to include Power yoga, Ashtanga, Restorative and Iyengar yoga. In 2009, she moved to Denver for a 9 week 200 hour teacher certification in the Bikram style yoga series. When she returned home, she started teaching in Crested Butte and in Gunnison. She soon realized that her full time teaching job in the schools and teaching yoga in the evening proved to be too much. Her yoga career was put on hold. In the summer of 2013, she taught the Bikram series once again at Yoga CB in Crested Butte. Over the course of the 2013/2014 year, she yearned for a deeper understanding of Yoga and what it means to live as a Yogi. In May of 2014, she embarked on a life changing journey to Mysore, India where she lived in an Ashram for 5 weeks, training for a second 200 hour certification in Traditional Hatha Yoga. She is humbled and honored to bring Hatha Yoga to the Gunnison Valley. She looks forward to sharing the wisdom and practice bestowed upon her. To breath, relax and have awareness of the body is the true experience of yoga.
Tele: 970 275 8927
Leia is an E-500RYT Yoga Alliance approved teacher who has been teaching yoga in Colorado since 2005. She is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style (infused with a hearty dose of humor; a spirit of playfulness) and compassion-centered philosophy. She has been trained in the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, under the guidance of Shiva Rea as well as a graduate of the Colorado School of Yoga (CSOY)’s advanced teacher training. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®) through Yoga Alliance. She has also attended a 160 hour Yoga for Survivors program with Laura Kupperman. Leia has been voted “Best Yoga Teacher” for the last four year’s in the Gunnison Chamber of Commerce’s “Best of” awards. Leia has studied numerous styles of yoga including: Vinyasa Flow, Prana Vinyasa™, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Bikram, Power Yoga and Kundalini. Her Vinyasa Flow classes, provide an integrative approach to yoga and are appropriate for all levels of practice. Leia is available for private, corporate and small group instruction.