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Meet Our Team

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Kelly Toth

Owner, Instructor

I first started practicing yoga through a DVD that I was given at my baby shower in 2008.  Honestly, when I first received the video I thought to myself “I’m never going to use this”.  Whelp, I did. Turns out you do things you never thought you’d do when you're awake at 2 in the morning with a newborn.  Long story short - it turns out I liked yoga after all.  In fact, very quickly after my initial discovery of yoga, I found myself signing up to take my 200 hr teacher training through Om Ananda.  I didn’t think I’d actually use the certificate to teach, mostly because I felt unworthy and teaching seemed out of reach - but oddly enough, before I completed my first training I was given an opportunity to start teaching in a gym where I’d been working in the daycare with my daughter. I taught at that gym for many years and then branched out to other places in the community. Over the course of many years, I completed my 500 Hr Yoga Certificate, all through Om Ananda.

 

My classes are more than just poses strung together, I like to think I offer an “experience."  I arrive early to get the room vibing just right. I begin class with breath work, a short story or a mini-meditation. Writing is another hobby of mine, so when inspiration strikes I love to weave a theme throughout my classes. I also will occasionally use essential oils, incorporate sound healing instruments, and offer hands-on enhancements during class. I really truly love what I do.  

 

I enjoy the creative freedom of teaching different styles, from gentle and relaxing stretching to heart-pumping, sweat dripping power flows.When I’m teaching an upbeat class, I have a goal that no one feels defeated when they walk out the door - while also aiming to challenge students who came to crush a work-out. In order to do this I will typically repeat a short sequence (5-10 poses) and with each repetition I’ll offer progressive cueing or increase the speed in which we flow.  This way - newbies can get comfortable through repetition while long time students have the opportunity to further express the poses. 

Kelly
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Chantel Akers  RYT500, RCYT, Level 1 Meditation Teacher

Instructor

I am a Colorado native and received my associates degree from FRCC and bachelors degree from CSU in Fort Collins. I took my  first yoga class in 2005 and have been practicing asana throughout the years. During a Mommy & Me class with my daughter I had an “aha moment” and decided it was now the time to pursue yoga teacher training!  In fall of 2017, I received my 200 hour certification from Om Ananda Yoga. In pursuance of my new found passion to learn about the many aspects of yoga, I continued with the Upper Level Teacher Training program at Om Ananda Yoga and received my 300 hour certification in December 2018. I became a certified Children’s Yoga Teacher in the summer of 2019 because I truly believe all ages can benefit physically, mentally and spiritually from yoga. I am also now honored to be a part of leading the yoga teacher training at Om Ananda. 

 

In my classes, I weave cueing in Sanskrit as well as basic anatomy terminology into class and offer hands-on adjustments/assists/enhancements.  To set the tone, I like turning up the music, which is typically upbeat to help carry us through class.   


Though yoga has a special place in my heart, I also love cycling around town and running.  My goal is to race a 1/2 marathon every month in 2024!  I am active with a local running community in Windsor and Fort Collins, and am a Certified Level 1 Road Running Coach.  I am excited to practice yoga with the Windsor community and look forward to seeing you in class!!!

Chantel
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Erica Koehler 200 RYT

Instructor

Hi! I'm Erica and I have been teaching and practicing yoga off and on for over 25 years.  I was first introduced to yoga during my undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Colorado where I earned a Bachelor in Performing Arts with an emphasis in Dance, Education and Spanish. Yoga quickly became highly integrated into my exercise and dance conditioning regimen. It has helped me maintain a strong, healthy body and also, aided in healing and repairing my body after many injuries. Further, practicing yoga has helped center me after hard days, brought calm to my busy mind and created a community where I feel safe being myself, but also taking on challenges and seeking growth - both physically and emotionally. After several years of teaching dance, yoga and group fitness classes, I pursued my formal 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Nexus Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica in 2022. My approach focuses primarily on safety, alignment, challenge and spirituality.  I have also earned a Master of Education in Counseling & Career Development which I believe shows up in my teaching style as well. I like to pay close attention to students "meeting their bodies where they are" on any given day and this highly informs my approach as an instructor. I was a single mom for 20+ year and am newly enjoying the empty-nest phase of life. I'm super excited to be on staff at Happi Yogi and I can't wait to see you in class! Namaste!

Erica
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Isabel Krull  200 RYT

Instructor

Hi, everyone! Let’s flow! I graduated from Colorado State University in 2023 with a BA in Dance, and a BS in Nutrition & Fitness. Through my personal interest and studies surrounding holistic health, yoga was always a big piece to that puzzle. Throughout college, yoga became more and more a part of who I was. I began connecting the dots of the positive impact yoga was having on my life, and decided to pursue teacher training post-graduation.

 

I received my 200 hour certification from Om Ananda Yoga in December 2023 with the intention of integrating the mind, body, and spirit connection in the yoga classes I teach. I love that yoga is always able to meet you where you’re at, and that you have autonomy in your practice. I gravitate towards teaching vinyasa flows that focus on building strength, mobility and some heat while turning the focus inward. I aim to bring creativity and strength to my classes while fostering a space that is open for everyone to explore their practice.

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Kearstyn Keller  200 YTT

Instructor

Hi I'm Kearstyn! I am an actor and yoga instructor based in NoCo! Before moving to Colorado I received my MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, and spent six years teaching and performing movement based theatre in Chicago. I have always been drawn to body intelligence, and how it can communicate and teach us through active listening. As an artist it has been my journey to seek deeper understanding and connection, and ultimately that is what drew me to yoga. I rediscovered my practice in 2020 amidst the chaos of the pandemic. It became my path to balance, to discovery, to healing, and to myself. Yoga was my guide Home. My individual journey led me to teach and share what I discovered, and what I continue to uncover on a daily basis. I received my 200 YTT from Yoga Farm Ithaca, where I focused on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga with an emphasis on Mindfulness and Meditation.

 

As a teacher I bring my entire background into my classes. I like to incorporate and encourage creativity, music, and individuality. My classes focus on breath, deep listening, and creative expression. My highest goal is to help those experiencing imbalance unite their body/mind/spirit through yoga and movement, guiding them toward empowerment and freedom on their journey to their highest, true self. I can't wait to meet you on the mat!

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Wes Gunter,  200 RYT

Instructor

 Hi everyone, my name is Wes. I’ve been doing yoga for about seven years. I am a builder and have been in the contracting world for 37 years. During that time I’ve definitely abused my body, and in doing so made me look for something to help me just feel better so I started doing yoga from YouTube which is great, but I just wanted more. My kids knew that I wanted more out of my yoga practice so they got me a membership to a yoga studio for Christmas one year and that’s how my journey began. I fell in love with going to the studio, just the atmosphere of like-minded people was nervous at first, but then realized that the yoga community can be very inclusive, even me. 

 

Several years later, I got the opportunity to start building a new yoga studio for Windsor and had the pleasure of meeting Kelly, Carole and Melinda. Not too long into the project. Kelly approached and said, maybe you’d be a good teacher, I didn’t think much of it, she just planted the seed. I looked into getting my 200 hour certificate at Om Ananda. 

 

In my classes, we are going to explore restorative yoga and the benefits of longer holds, and a way of slowing down the chaotic world. Come to the mat and experience the true presence of now with the help of breath work and some easy meditation.

I am forever learning, and would love to share my experiences of yoga, and the power that it has to truly change your life as it has done for me. Come join me on the mat.

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Monica Mulholland, RYT 500, Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher

Instructor

Hi, Yogis!

It’s an honor for me to be part of the Happi Yogi family. I am fully committed to uplifting our community by promoting the benefits of body movement, yoga, meditation, and mindful breathing. My approach is both invigorating and gentle, offering an oasis in the midst of life's often hectic pace.

I’ve been an educator all my life, devoting more than three decades to my academic career in Argentina and the United States. While living in Virginia, I earned a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, a field I deeply cherish.

In 2019, as I moved to Colorado, I felt compelled to follow my passion for yoga and mindfulness. Since then, I’ve accomplished my 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Om Ananda Yoga, and a 300-hour Mindfulness Teacher Training with Mindful Schools.

My expertise lies in Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Accessible Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Ayurveda Lifestyles, and Meditation practices, and I am deeply fascinated by the energy dynamics of the Chakras, which serve as the fundamental energy centers within our bodies.

My mission is to share the profound wisdom of yoga and mindfulness to foster overall well-being. I believe in the value of cultivating both stability and mobility (strength and flexibility) in the body and the mind, and I design my yoga classes accordingly.

In both my in-person and online offerings, I am dedicated to cultivating an inclusive atmosphere, where every individual not only feels welcomed but also honored just as they are.

Come join me on the mat! Together, we can create a space where wellness is not just a goal but a shared, joyful experience.

More info: https://monica-mulholland.com/

Monica
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Angie "Anandi" Noe, Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Instructor

 Hi, I’m Anandi, a Colorado native, and I chose to do something different as a profession.  I’m a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher.  My passion is helping others, to live their best life.  I enjoy being the facilitator by connecting the mind, body, and soul on our mat.

 

I’ve been teaching for 15 years and have 2100 hours of combined hours in Yoga Therapy and Yoga training.   I’ve weaved my years of training in Yoga Therapy, Yoga, Personal Training and Energy Medicine Yoga to empower my students and to make a positive difference in their lives.

 

Currently,  I see individuals for Yoga Therapy sessions.  I also teach for the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies as a Yoga Therapist.  I was the  lead Yoga Therapist for a research project for CSU Occupational Therapy Deptartment and our project is being published.  Many of my trainings and knowledge come from:   Shambhava School of Yoga, Yoga of the Heart-Nischala Joy Deva, Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda – Boulder, Prana Yoga- Hansa Knox.

 

As a Yoga teacher I like to incorporate breath work, meditation, yoga nidra, asana and correct alignment, music and encourage to be playful on our mat.

 

I’m grateful to be on staff at Happi Yogi and look forward to meeting you on the mat. Namaste

More about me:    YogaTherapyWithAngie.com

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Jesse Grace

Instructor

  “Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” I work to bridge the gap between ancient Indian Yogic wisdom and the needs of modern life here in Colorado. I’ve lived a diverse life: on the one hand, I am passionate about holistic health and living a life of Yoga. I’m a certified Reiki healer and sound healer, using Tibetan singing bowls.

I am originally from South Africa, and my family still resides there, but I have been in the United States since 2012.  I have a history of competitive sports, having been a D1 tennis player in college and an avid runner and Crossfitter. I have practiced yoga on and off since childhood, but my journey deepened in 2022 when a hostel I was staying at in Bali offered daily classes. This experience led me to a silent meditation retreat in Thailand, where I met my mentor or Guru – a modern-day Yogi from the Netherlands, rich in Vedic knowledge. I completed my 200hr Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, in the Himalayas, focusing on Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, and Ayurveda.  It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Yoga changed me, but rather that it brought me to myself. It changed my life and has now largely become my life.

On the other hand, I’m a part-time instructor at CSU, teaching video production and visual communication, and am an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. I have a master’s degree in public communication and technology and studied journalism and nutrition in undergrad.

My entire background greatly informs my yoga practice and teachings. I’m forever a student, so let’s learn together and enjoy the process of uniting with our highest selves.

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Ellen Hunsaker

Instructor

I developed a love of movement early on. I grew up dancing, practicing gymnastics and playing soccer. Then dove into practicing yoga regularly after college looking for a fun way to stay active. I quickly realized that the benefits of yoga go beyond the physical and developed a deep appreciation for the emotional healing, mental clarity and spiritual connection that come with a regular practice. I earned my 200 RYT as well as certifications as a Meditation Teacher and Postnatal Yoga Teacher. My classes encourage playfulness and curiosity while offering a safe/inclusive space for participants to listen to their bodies and honor their unique path. 

When not practicing yoga, I enjoy working with children as a nanny and I'm training to become a birth doula. I also love to spend time paddle boarding, camping, crocheting, and reading. I am excited to connect with those in the Happi Yogi community!”

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Brooke Croteau

Instructor

My classes usually begin with pranayama, setting an intention, and some gentle movements to warm up the body. Then, we really begin to really move. I blend tradition vinyasa (breath to movement) with mobility exercises I've learned through my personal training career. I use upbeat music to fuel the energy of the room, love creative transitions, keeping a steady pace, and will offer modifications and hands on adjustments throughout class. In my opinion honoring yourself, your body, where you are at in this moment on your mat will ALWAYS be the most important part of the practice. So, I aim to hold that space for each member of the community in every class.

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Molly Dowell

Instructor

Hello everyone! I’m Molly, a yoga and dance instructor based in Northern Colorado! I am originally from Massachusetts but have been living in Colorado for the past 10 years and it has become home. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Colorado State University in 2020, and am currently pursuing a Masters of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University. I received my 200-Hr Yoga certification from Om Ananda in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2020.

(I guess 2020 was a busy year for me!)

 

I was first introduced to yoga at age 12 as a form of “cross-training” for dance. For a long time my practice revolved strictly around the physical (Asana), and focused on poses and athleticism. After completing yoga teacher training, my spiritual and meditative practice grew stronger and my yoga practice evolved again. The most drastic change occurred after having my two children; when my yoga practice then became integral in re-finding my mind/body connection. Isn’t it amazing how our yoga practices can continue to expand and change as we do?

 

In my classes I strive to create a space for yogis of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels to come to their mat, find a moment of mindfulness, and feel free to try something new.  My slow flow classes will include: music, some held poses/stretches, breath work and space to explore on your mat. I am so excited to be a part of the Happy Yogi community and cannot wait for the chance to practice alongside each other!

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Ali Grace

Instructor

Hi, I’m Ali! I am Midwest born and bred (Illinois and Wisconsin), and moved to Colorado ten years ago. I’ve been practicing yoga for over ten years, and my favorite types of yoga classes are ones where I leave feeling nurtured, peaceful, and embodied. Since then, I have received my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and 30-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, and am currently embarking on a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. 

 

As a teacher, I believe in creating a safe space to guide students towards a deeper connection with themselves. I focus on grounding energy, embodiment, and tranquility through immersive yoga classes including breath work, movement, Yoga Nidra, oracle cards, meditation, and sound healing. My mission is to honor the traditions of yoga, while allowing all types of students to feel safe exploring their bodies, minds, and souls. I hope my classes feel like a “warm hug” and encourage self-acceptance and self-awareness both on and off the mat!

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Instructor

Salutations friends, my name is Taylor and I am a passionate and energetic student, practitioner, and teacher of Yoga. Implementing the principles of Yoga as the blue print of my life has opened so many doors and opportunities for growth in every aspect of my life and its is my goal to show my students how the work we do on the mat informs the work that we are doing off our mats every single day.

 

Coming from a strong background of playing sports and being athletic all of my life, I began practicing Yoga with Kelly in 2013 and with her encouragement completed my 200hr YTT through Om Ananda Yoga in 2014. Shambhavananda Yoga provided the stability and roots to contain my energy and the knowledge to channel it. With the tools I desperately needed to calm my tempestuous energy and funnel it into something manageable and useful I have never looked back. I continued to invest in myself through more training with Om Ananda Yoga until I completed my 500 hours in 2020 with specializations in partner yoga, adjustments, Vinyasa, Yoga for well-being, deep roots(lower body), and rise true(upper body). I flourished in adjustments. This became a gateway as I continued to explore all the way to Thai Yoga Massage training in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2018 where I completed a 90hr certified training. 

 

As I approach my 10th year of teaching I am so grateful to continue to be inspired daily by this practice and incredibly blessed to share with the community how it has and continues to shape and re-structure my life. Yoga is a deep well, a vast ocean, an infinite source that is available to everyone and anyone that is really and willing to work. I can’t wait to share space and magic with you all.

Taylor Trimarco,  cYT-500

Taylor
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