Owner | Teacher
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 took her professional yoga journey further and opened Meraki Yoga Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. 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 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 and running her business, you can find her appreciating colorful Colorado, enjoying live music and spending time her husband, Jordan and their dog, Ranger.
Owner | Teacher
Adrienne HoxmeierAdrienne Hoxmeier is a Fort Collins native and formally trained dancer, known for her supportive, creative, and intentional style of teaching.
She graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with a degree in Apparel Design and Production before completing her first 200-Hour Teacher Training at CorePower Yoga the following year. This first training sparked a love for teaching and serving others that has reshaped her journey and career in many ways. Before opening Meraki Yoga in 2016, Adrienne spent several years teaching in the Fort Collins community while continuing her education with additional trainings and workshops. Since then, she has completed her 300-Hour Advanced 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 almost 9 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.
You can expect a class that is challenging, thoughtful, and engaging that develops your inner teacher through heightened awareness, curiosity, and exploration.
Ben JohnstonBen is a Colorado native who skipped about through various states until life circumstances brought him home to Fort Collins in 2016. He began his yoga practice shortly after, hoping to repair the effects over utilizing his not-so- invincible youth.
After seeing the powerful effects of yoga on his own life, he decided to attend the Colorado School of Yoga in fall 2019. Since completing his training, he works to apply his learning in every aspect of his life and strives to pass usable knowledge along during his classes. Ben spent many years in agriculture and ranching, as a construction worker and heavy machinery operator and also spent five winters doing snow removal and traffic control for a popular ski resort.When he is not pondering yoga things, he enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, caring for plants, excessive reading of all sorts, writing short stories and questionable poetry, and searching for a sunny place to relax. Yoga has become a daily part of Ben's life, whether it be philosophical or his active practice. He has found a community he was able to bond with and comfortable, safe place for growth and healing, and intends to help provide a healthy space for self discovery.
Chrissy BarkerChrissy is a Colorado native who discovered yoga in 2008 after moving back to Colorado after living in Portland, Oregon for 6 years. Chrissy tried different types of yoga while living in Portland but none of the styles really stuck with her. After taking a "power vinyasa yoga class” she was hooked! She felt very disconnected from her body after having 3 babies & Chrissy was ready to find herself again. The typical gym workout wasn't working anymore, but Chrissy noticed change in her body only after 2-3 weeks of yoga. She was hooked solely on the physical aspect of yoga at first and then started to notice the mental and spiritual side as well. As a mom there wasn't any peace or quiet in her day- the yoga studio provided that sense of both connection to herself, quieting her mind and feeling certification good about her workout.
Chrissy earned her 200 hour power yoga training in 2011, followed by multiple small trainings, workshops, pre-natal yoga certification in 2012 & Yin yoga intensive in 2017”. She primarily teaches heated power vinyasa classes that are fun yet challenging incorporating both a flow and long holds. Her favorite things about teaching include playing fun upbeat music, alignment and inspirational themes to connect with her students. Students will say Chrissy is a very authentic teacher - her flow, her jokes, calm voice and warmth make it a "Chrissy class." Chrissy likes to grab inspiration and ideas from Yoga Journal magazine, various well known teachers such as: Tara Stiles, Jason Crandall, Desiree Rumbaugh & Kino MacGregor. As well as local teachers in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas.
When she is not teaching yoga you will find her at the nearest coffee shop, taking a yoga class, spending time with family, or doing her full time job– Chrissy is realtor at C3 Real Estate Solutions. Chrissy is able utilize her yoga skills and weave it into real estate transactions. Simple things like being calm, breathing, being mindful & connecting with people make her a powerful realtor and great negotiator!
Hannah EppleyHannah is a Colorado native, born and raised in the Denver metro area and relocated to Fort Collins to attend college at CSU. After completing a master’s degree in social work in 2013, Hannah had found community and a place to call home here in Fort Collins.
Hannah was introduced to yoga at a local gym, while working at a non-profit supporting youth and families. She first stepped onto her mat hoping to find a way to cope with the stresses of her job as a social worker. Hannah transitioned to working with adolescents in the child welfare system, and over the next four years continued to cultivate her yoga practice and grew to love and depend on the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. She found empowerment, refuge, and resilience in the salient mind-body connection she experienced through yoga. Hannah completed her teacher training in Integrated Vinyasa with the Colorado School of Yoga in 2019. She intends to create a safe and supportive space in her classes, where others can grow, explore, challenge themselves, and witness their own resilience. Hannah is a life-long student, and she looks forward to sharing new teachings and lessons as she guides others in this practice. When she’s not on her mat, Hannah enjoys reading, spending time outdoors with her partner, tasting new foods and exploring new restaurants with family, and playing with her large, goofy cats.
Josie LopezJosie is a Colorado native and has lived in the Fort Collins area since 2016. Her yoga journey began over ten years ago and quickly became a passion in high school. She completed her 200 hr teacher training in fall of 2014. Josie is trained in traditional vinyasa yoga. She strives to help others reconnect in the philosophical ideas of yoga. She designs classes to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Josie believes that the practice of yoga can be healing and transformational when the practitioner fully devotes themselves to the movement. When Josie isn’t teaching yoga, she can be found climbing, drawing, listening to music, making memories with friends, or spoiling her fur babies.
Kristen YarmeyKristen Yarmey is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), reiki master, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) practitioner, and ordained minister of the divine feminine. Seeking relief from anxiety and depression, she began practicing yoga after realizing how disconnected she was from her own body. As a former academic, both yoga and energy healing have been significant tools in her journey from living from the head to living to the heart. Her classes emphasize body awareness and the connections between movement, breath, emotion, and energy. She teaches kundalini, vinyasa, slow flow, yin, and restorative yoga.
Libby LyonsLibby is a Fort Collins native and CSU Alumni. She has a passion for maintaining the special sense of community she has come to know and love in her hometown.
Community, together-ness, and a sense of belonging have always been of most importance to Libby. She believes that yoga is for everyBODY and wants the practice to be approachable and the classroom to be welcoming. Libby traverses between small business owner, business consultant, and yoga teacher. Libby has been teaching yoga for 12 years and finds the most joy in teaching vinyasa, where she can blend all the trainings she has taken over the years to create something that is unique, intelligent, challenging, compassionate, and perhaps most important to her, fun. Libby loves to offer yoga and fitness as a way to create community and a sense of belonging, as well as an avenue for self care and development
Studio Manager | Teacher
Madeline CookMadeline is a Colorado native and grew up exploring and appreciating the beauty of the outdoors. She began a steady practice with heated Vinyasa Yoga in 2012 looking for a physical workout, and fell in love with the mental benefits that it had on her while she pushed through college.
Madeline graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Apparel Design and Production in 2016 and later that year she decided to enroll in a 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training. After completing training at the end of 2016, she knew she had found her passion in sharing her love of this practice with others. Nearing the end of 2017, she dove deep into teaching full time (12-15 classes per week) for the next two years. Throughout this time, her fascination with the practice led her to continue to train in Yoga Sculpt, Hot, and Restore formats. Combining the beauty of each format she has learned, her teaching style is an eclectic mix of flow and stillness, encouragement, and maintaining safe alignment guided by intentional sequencing.
Off her mat you will find Madeline creating sustainable clothing, enjoying the outdoors and/or live music, or in the company of her two dogs Nixie + Nahla.
Sasha WoodardSasha took her first yoga class over 20 years ago; however did not truly see the depth and potential of a yoga practice until years later. Her journey got even deeper and gained more meaning during her yoga teacher training in 2010.
Her mantra is “balance, balance, balance” and she wants to share her inspiration with her students to find balance in life through yoga. This is the yin-yang of life! She has a lifelong passion for all things active and enjoys sharing both her high energy and calming nature with her students. She considers yoga to be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or flexibility and strongly believes in yoga’s mental, spiritual and physical health benefits. Her teaching style focuses on alignment, synchronization of movement and breath, creative flow, self-acceptance, and having fun. Sasha’s other passions include running, traveling, cooking, dancing, snow skiing, spending time with friends and family, which includes her husband, two constantly-entertaining boys, and their chocolate lab, Nellie.
Siobhan SeymourSiobhan Seymour has been a practicing yogi for over a decade and has been teaching since 2016. She is the mother of 2 beautiful children and recently left her position as a detective at Fort Collins Police to become a wellness coach and guide yoga retreats in Panama.
Siobhan finds passion in purpose and feels called to help people achieve wellbeing through organic and holistic methods such as yoga. She finds deep value in connection to her students and helping empower them to become their best selves.
Tammy BlackTammy began her journey as a yoga teacher 25 years ago and holds an ERYT-500 from Yoga Alliance. Her training includes traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Kundalini and Restorative/Yin.
She teaches classes that build a strong foundation, allowing what you learn on the mat to be taken off the mat as well. Her classes combine the physical practice of yoga with meditation and inspiring affirmations with the intent to strengthen not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
"I have been blessed to have my knowledge and growth nurtured by many great teachers. I hope to pass on the practice of yoga in its purest form and share with my students the gifts that yoga has given to me. Yoga encourages us to approach our lives with understanding and grace. This is what I have experienced and this is what I teach..."
Tayler WeidemanTayler Wiedeman is a Colorado native who started her yoga journey at the beginning of 2018. She had never taken a yoga class (outside of a yoloties class in high school) when she decided she wanted to teach yoga.
The driving force behind this was her long term goal of becoming a professional Jiu Jitsu athlete. Training to be a professional athlete is a full time job in itself. Teaching yoga would not only allow Tayler to build her own schedule to fit her busy lifestyle, but also give her an opportunity to bring yoga to her Jiu Jitsu academy (which was much needed).
She completed her 200hr YTT in 2019 at Om House (Loveland,CO), under her teachers Chrissy Ferraro and Coco Peterson. Tayler taught at Om House until they closed and has been teaching yoga to her jiu jitsu community since 2019. Since she moved to Fort Collins at the end of 2020 she’s been teaching at Meraki Yoga (Fort Collins).
Tayler believes in practicing yoga off the mat and will often integrate intentions into classes that students can take throughout their day. Her classes are creative, intentional,often challenging,but always modifiable. You will always be offered and encouraged to use props and modifications to make you feel successful.
Tayler currently lives in Fort Collins with her boyfriend Trevor and their two cats. When Tayler isn’t teaching yoga you will find her on the jiu jitsu mat either training, teaching, or competing at the highest levels. There’s a good chance you might also find her upside down practicing handstands.
Toni VineyToni Viney grew up as a city girl in the Chicagoland area with close country life and farming ties. She spent her summers on a river in southern Wisconsin and learned to drive a boat well before learning to drive a car. As an adult, Toni made her way to the mountains to pursue a master’s degree at Colorado State University and discovered her love for yoga during graduate school. She became a yoga teacher in 2011 and has been teaching group classes, one-on-one private sessions, and workshops ever since. Her yoga classes are intentionally sequenced around the physical and emotional needs of her students to support their wellness goals. Much like Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers, Toni’s yoga classes are fluid and dynamic. Toni has advanced certifications with Tiffany Cruikshank through Yoga Medicine’s anatomically based educational trainings where she has learned to infuse therapeutic yoga techniques throughout her classes. She sees yoga as an important tool for exploring the mind, body, and spirit and appreciates the creative spark and community that yoga brings into her life.
When she is not teaching yoga, Toni works at Colorado State University as the manager for undergraduate programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is an ambassador for Yoga + Life Magazine where you may occasionally see her articles. Toni is energized by travel, nerding out on yoga, and loves to spend time with her husband, Dan, two daughters, Josie and Cecily, and goofy dog, Moxie.
Torrey MeisnerTorrey first fell in love with the practice of yoga when she was in high school, competing as a hurdler on her high school track & field team. At the time, she was drawn to the deep stretching and change of pace that yoga provided. Now, over a decade later, Torrey still enjoys those aspects of yoga, however she also craves the deeper dimensions, such as heightened awareness, connectedness, and empowerment.
Eager to learn more about the yoga and wellness fields, Torrey attended the Colorado School of Yoga in 2018, where she earned her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with Gina Caputo, Julia Clarke, and Tracey Garcia. To further serve her students with varying mental and physical health conditions, Torrey earned her Accessible Yoga Teacher Certification with Jivana Heyman and his organization, Accessible Yoga.
As a yoga teacher Torrey is extremely passionate about offering yoga and mindfulness in an accessible way, allowing individuals of all abilities to find balance, peace, and calm in the midst of their busy lives. At Meraki Yoga, you should expect Torrey’s classes to be intentional, challenging, and engaging. In her free time Torrey enjoys spending time with her husband, exploring all that Northern Colorado has to offer – they love to ski, bike, hike and listen to live music!