Chuna is the Director. She is from Nepal. She has been practicing yoga since 1983. She has knowledge, understanding and certifications: Hatha Yoga ERYT 500, PiYo, Tai-Chi, Reike, CPT, MEd (Master in Education Psychology), Personal Trainer, Ayurvedic education. Chuna's passion for sharing her powers of Himalayan Yoga is the force which has started this studio. She has been training Yoga Instructors in the United States since 2004.
"As the founding Director of the HImalayan Wellness Center, I am so happy you are here looking at what we can do to help you become the human being you have always wanted. My passion is this Center, since it has always been my dream to help those around me. I love this place and I love all those that are here. Thanks for being a part of it."
"My name is Laurie. I am an RN with over 30 years of experience . 20 years in emergency room, hospice care, clinics, and home care. I also spent 5 years working at a church as Director of Pastoral care, in charge of the Stephen Ministry,and facilitating social justice classes.
My passion is helping people. I was fortunate to be able to go to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and work in a hospital. I also have done some mission trips to Africa and Nepal. Over my healthcare career I have realized the human body needs more than western medicine can provide. Also the key is to take care of the entire person- mind, body, and soul.
I discovered yoga about a year ago and have enjoyed the benefits so much that I decided to get my teaching certificate and also became certified in therapeutic yoga. I have also been trained in Healing Touch and Reiki. I am currently working to combine these modalities , working with clients for the best possible outcomes."
Brook began practicing yoga with Chuna several years ago during a difficult time in her life. The practice was very beneficial for her physically and emotionally. The caring community inspired her to expand the role of yoga in her life and she became an instructor, graduating the Himalayan Wellness Center teaching program.
Brook has also practiced Pilates and played competitive sports in the past. She enjoys bird-watching, cooking, reading, music, parades, and gardening.
"As a busy mom I know how hard it can be to dedicate time for yourself and find balance, so I love sharing the benefits of yoga with those around me. I am also a Pampered Chef consultant, Sunday School Director and Scout mom. I grew up in MI where I developed a deep love of the outdoors, graduated from CSU in Wildlife Biology, served 2+ years in the US Peace Corps Environmental Program, and worked as a marketing professional in the animal health industry for 14 years.
In yoga, I have found a fun, caring and positive community. My hope is that you will find the same with us here at the Himalayan Wellness Center."
Melissa teaches Astanga Yoga. Ashtanga Vinyasa, as taught through the lineage, focuses on synchronizing free breathing with a structured sequence of postures. This creates consistency, as well as an internal heat which provides a safe space in which to improve flexibility and strength. Emphasizes contracting core muscles (bandhas) which gives the body stability and improves balance, concentration, and muscle tone. The sequence provides the perfect foundation for other styles of power yoga, as well as the keys to develop your own personal practice, which you can take anywhere. This practice generates detoxification and energy for the body, and calm for the mind. Some chanting and meditation is included.
Laura began learning yoga in 1980 with "Lilias, Yoga and You" on the local PBS station. Laura's own home practice developed from that point as she purchased books and videos to guide her on her journey. Laura first attended a live yoga class in the 1990's. Since then she has regularly attended yoga classes at various studios all over Denver. She has recently completed her 200 hour teacher training coarse. Laura currently teaches at the Himalayan Yoga Center and she has a chair yoga class with elderly students at her place of employment where she is a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA).
Taylor began studying and practicing yoga at 14 years old. Following an injury and some time away from regular practice, she came back to yoga with a renewed passion and began to implement teaching herself on a daily basis. She soon learned the benefits of regular practice for herself and for the people in her life and she sought to show others the amazing path of yoga she was discovering.
Taylor’s background is in photography, writing, and classical studies. And she holds her Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. She loves the outdoors, making art, gardening, music, and cooking.
A recent resident to Colorado, Taylor moved from Ohio in Spring of 2016, becoming roommates with an experienced yoga teacher who taught her in her first live yoga class. After having studied with Chuna, Taylor received her RYT 200 Certification at the Himalayan Wellness Center, and fell in love with yoga all over again. She is excited to share the remarkable healing and transformative power of a yogic lifestyle with her students and seeks to promote body positivity, self-acceptance and confidence, in emphasizing the personal power of yoga for each individual.
My name is Tim and my philosophy is “JUST BREATH “.
I found by doing this Yoga starts. In early 2016 I was introduced to Yoga.
Each class I attended I felt better and more relaxed both physically and mentally I took the opportunity to travel to Nepal and experience Yoga in the mountains of Pokhara.
I am currently teaching Yoga at Stout Street Foundation in Denver, a drug and alcohol rehab center.
I have personally seen what Yoga can do to help focus, relax and rejuvenate people that are going thru a difficult time in their lives. I have recently completed a 200 hour certification for teaching Yoga
My profession is a Chef fulfilling a great passion. I lived and worked in San Francisco, Ca for 31 years I moved back to my home Colorado where I grew up in Boulder. I was always looking for something more in my life and Yoga is fulfilling this. It has brought an inner peace to my life with the fantastic benefit of physical fitness.
I want to share this wonderful experience with everyone.
Luke was born and brought up in Poland. From a very young age he had an affinity for outdoor activities. He was involved in road biking racings during his primary school years and in high school he transitioned into mountain biking racings. After graduating college he moved to New York City working as an analyst. While living in the US he was able to pursue his natural interest in outdoor activities through rock climbing, ice climbing, caving, mountaineering, back country skiing, canyoneering and kite boarding. Throughout these activities Luke developed a strong appreciation for the power of breath. In New York, he discovered yoga and Vipassana meditation through his friends and by visiting different studios. After spending five years on the east coast, he decided to move to Colorado, heeding to the call of the mountains. In Colorado, amidst the serene Rockys, he discovered the true benefits of Vipassana meditation and yoga and committed himself to their deeper understanding through practice and knowledge. In looking for the right yoga center, The Universe led Luke to Chuna and the Himalayan Yoga Center. As fate would have it, Luke went on to complete his RYT 200 certification and started teaching at the Himalayan Yoga Center. His aim is to help students understand the power of breath and stillness of the mind so that they may bring balance to their mind, body and soul.