Adrienne is a Fort Collins native known for her functional and intentional style of teaching.
After completing her first training she spent several years teaching in the Fort Collins community prior to opening Meraki Yoga in 2016. Since then, she has completed her 300-Hour Teacher Training with the Colorado School of Yoga where she studied under the guidance and mentorship of Gina Caputo and Tracey Garcia. Through her most recent studies, she has gained greater insight into how this transformative practice impacts both the body and the mind, and how we can better use both for a sustainable, life-long practice on and off the mat.
With over 5 years of experience in her field and over 10 years in leadership and management, Adrienne has served as a contributor to Mindful Studio Magazine and a mentor for new teachers and young women entrepreneurs.
Through her practical application of yoga you can expect a class that is equal parts exploration of movement and breath and development of technique and skill. Her offering is deeply rooted in the belief that the way we move our body matters and a sincere desire to elevate the way we show up as students and teachers of this practice.
Off the mat and outside the studio, you will find Adrienne immersed in creative projects, enjoying the great outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband, Charlie, and fur babies, Harper, Wallace, and Duke.
As a high school athlete, Rachael first found yoga to relieve pain from volleyball injuries. Her yoga journey began, in earnest, in Atlanta and after several years of practicing and experiencing the physical and mental benefits of yoga, she began her pursuit of becoming a yoga teacher.
After moving to Colorado, Rachael completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Fall of 2013. In 2016 Rachael decided to take her professional yoga journey further and co-founded Meraki Yoga Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. With 5 years of experience she continues to embrace the challenges of owning and managing a small business while teaching classes and events throughout the week.
Rachael’s continued desire to elevate her teaching led her to complete her 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training. In the Spring of 2018 she completed her training with Gina Caputo and Tracey Garcia of the Colorado School of Yoga in Integrated Vinyasa™. In her classes, Rachael strives to create a space that is approachable and energetically rich while carefully curating classes to support growth through integration and awareness.
When Rachael is not teaching yoga, you can find her appreciating colorful Colorado, enjoying live music and spending time her husband, Jordan and their dog, Ranger.
Chelsey has been teaching all levels Vinyasa yoga for nearly 5 years and practicing consistently since 2011. Chelsey was inspired to complete her 200 Hour Teacher Training by Fort Collins local teacher Gwyn Tash and has studied with local Fort Collins teachers Sarada Erickson and Jason ShivaJi Erickson. Not only is she inspired by local teachers in the Fort Collins area, master yogis such as Jason Crandell, Gina Caputo, Kathryn Budig, and more, constantly impact her teaching and personal practice as well.
As the Fort Collins community is a hub for incredible yoga teachers, Chelsey wanted to take her education further and in December of 2018 completed her 300 hour teacher training making her a 500 Certified Teacher.
You can expect Chelsey’s classes to be creative, strength building, and purposeful! While incorporating awareness, breath, and a little mantra you’ll be challenged through a progressive and intelligent practice. Be ready to sweat a lot, laugh a little, and maybe even find an emotional connection to the rhythm of the music.
When Chelsey isn’t in the studio, she is outside with her family, volunteering, creating art, working on her home, and/or traveling the world.
Kim has been practicing yoga since 2006, however it took years before her intentions, her thoughts, and her actions aligned with her practice. The shift came through letting go of expectation. She began to trust and love the process, rather than grasping at results, and found she was able to arrive at her practice with a presence unfelt before. Now her yoga practice is an integrated part of her daily life, though it is always changing, growing, and shifting with her. Kim competed her 200-hour YTT in heated power yoga in the Spring of 2008 but remained a student until continuing her training and education through CorePower Yoga, completing their Hot Power Fusion Intensive and the Extensions program in 2015.
As a teacher Kim creates space for students to explore their body, mind, and heart during their practice, understanding that we each show-up in a different capacity every time we arrive at our mats. Her intention is to guide students towards increased balance and awareness, both on their mats and off. She hopes her students leave class with a smile on their face and a little more kindness and love in their heart, for themselves and for others. She is thrilled to be joining Meraki Yoga as an instructor and feels so grateful to have the opportunity to guide fellow yoga students through their practice.
Kim’s passions outside the studio include outdoor adventures, biking Fort Collins trails, eating and cooking vegan food, creating art, and snuggling up with a good book. She and her husband Bill are also wild about their pets, and love road trips and hiking with their pup Adonis.