Barbara Beals

Yoga Teacher

I have always enjoyed Yoga and movement in general. Hiking, biking and soccer. When Robin started teaching Yoga, I thought why not… So, in April of 2013 I attended Pranava Yoga Center in Colorado Springs and received my 200 hour teacher training certificate. Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. I love the mindfulness of it, where not only are you exercising your body, but you’re also building that mind/body connection. Three words come to mind when I think of Yoga Strength, balance and a calm mind.

Robin Beals

Yoga Teacher

Teaching yoga became a passion for Robin in 2012. Robin attended both her 200 and 500 hour trainings at Pranava Yoga Center, and continues to study the 8 limbed path to yoga. She will always be grateful to her teachers for giving her the tools to share the practice of yoga. Robin loves music and time spent outside; rafting, hiking with her dogs, rock climbing, and riding her bike. “Practicing yoga brings a spark of joy and freedom to my life.”

Janet Bergin

Yoga Teacher

"Hi! I’m Janet! I’ve been a lover of Yoga for over 14 years, and I am a certified Energy Medicine Yoga® and Kundalini Yoga teacher. To me, yoga is all about self-awareness, self-discovery, and leaning into self-love. Guiding you along the path to discovering who you are in your body is one of my passions. I love discovering the weird, wild, and wonderful parts of each and every person. Along with leading yoga, I'm a multi-passionate entrepreneur including being an essential oil junkie, a creative brand coach, and I’m currently becoming a certified color embodiment coach. I love all things metaphysical, finding rocks and crystals while hiking, dancing, and laughing with friends. I love watching movies at the theater WITH popcorn and have a passion for advocating for women. You can find me at and".

Carolyn Bryant

Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Carolyn began her yoga journey with Edely Wallace, owner of Yoga Matrix in Orlando, FL and participated in their teacher training program. After moving to New Mexico, she continued her yoga studies with Iyengar Certified teacher Alex Carilli, who she continues to study with to this day. Carolyn is a certified fitness instructor and teaches yoga and fitness classes at First Choice Fitness in Canon City. Yoga has helped me heal and become stronger from some significant health issues and I am passionate about bringing the health benefits of yoga to others.

Cindy Geiger

Yoga Teacher

Cindy Geiger graduated from yoga teacher training in 2020 from Yoga Studio Satya in Colorado Springs. She has practiced yoga throughout her life and moves over the past 20 years in gyms, recreational centers, yoga studios and at home with family. She appreciates the many teachers and lessons that strengthened her ability to be present, integrate mind, body and spirit, and connect with others. Cindy has shared yoga with individuals and small groups including youth as a way to build more focus and wellness. Cindy has lived in Canon City for 9 years now and enjoys the outdoors, reading, walking, and forever learning.

Pat Hansen

Yoga Teacher

Pat began practicing yoga in 2012 at Villa Sport Gym in Colorado Springs. She quickly fell in love with the mind- body connection aspect of yoga & started practicing at Corepower Yoga studio where she received her 200 hour teacher certification 12/2019. She loved learning about yoga philosophy so much she decided to continue her studies in a 300 hour On-Line course in Chromatic Yoga with Matt Giordano which she’s currently enrolled in. She retired from a long career in nursing in 2021 & now lives in Florence. She loves gardening, reading, hiking & biking.
“Yoga has improved my health in countless ways from managing rheumatoid arthritis to improved physical strength and mental grounding. I’m looking forward to becoming part of the yoga community at Cañon Yoga to share my love of yoga with others”.

Liz Kirby

Yoga Teacher 

Liz has been living in Canon City for 8 years which has become a true home town, a process accelerated by the welcoming yoga community she found here. She began studying and practicing yoga locally first with Bob Gassen. She attended a yoga nidra workshop he was teaching at River Lotus Studio, and started taking classes there as well with owners Robin and Justin. Liz took the River Lotus 200 hour teacher training in 2019, began teaching there, then also at First Choice Fitness Gym, and now Cañon Yoga. Practicing and teaching yoga has brought the benefits of deepening meditation and its related studies along with the increasing well-being of the physical practice. She finds yoga to be energizing mentally and physically, and also adaptable, transforming as we do, throughout this life.

Oni Lusero

Yoga Teacher

Oni studied yoga at High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque, NM in 2010-2011 to complete a 200hr yoga teacher training. She taught yoga at One Hope Centro de Vida Health Clinic in Albuquerque, NM and after moving to Colorado, taught yoga at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park as well as teaching yoga workshops in person in various locations in Canon City and on-line. She attends retreats to continue deepening her practice, engages in yoga regularly to ground herself, and enjoys sharing the joy of yoga with others.

Tess Matassoni

Yoga Teacher

Tess began practicing yoga in 2012 and found the health benefits and connection to the yoga community very fulfilling. She completed her 200 hour RYT training in 2017 from the River Lotus Yoga Studio and taught studio classes up until May 2021. Yoga has brought clarity and mindfulness as well as improved strength and flexibility to her life. Tess enjoys hiking with her dogs, gardening and reading a good book with a contented cat on her lap.

Karen Patrick

Yoga Teacher

"Hello and welcome to Kula Yoga Studio G, my name is Karen and I look forward to meeting you. I grew up in the Canon City area, moved away and then returned to raise my family. Earning my RYT 200 certification with River Lotus Yoga in 2017 was one of the best things I could have done for myself. I encourage you to join us at Kula Yoga Studio G and explore what yoga can do for you. I’m Looking forward to meeting YOU! As our class grows, so will Cañon Yoga. With love and respect, Karen".

Skye Stuart


Skye completed her 200-hour RYT training from Pranava Yoga in Colorado Springs. She also completed “Yoga for All” training. Skye infuses body positivity into her yoga classes by using props, variations and modifications. In addition, she’s a certified Yin Yoga teacher and a Reiki Level One practitioner. Off the mat, Skye is a writer, author, local historian, and an avid reader of all things enlightening. She loves libraries and museums, photo documenting and hiking to historic ruins, and relishes wide open mountain views. Her ultimate goal is to be practicing and teaching yoga at the age of one-hundred.

Joseph Tripp

Hatha Yoga Teacher

Please join Yoga Alliance affiliated instructor Joseph Tripp in a wonderful hour and half long introduction to Hatha Yoga. We will start and end each session with a 432HZ OM mindfulness meditation focusing on the union of mind, body, and spirit. In the session you will be guided through a powerful sequence of Asanas that will bring you back to the present moment with a deep sense of gratitude and well-being. 
Joseph and his family have recently moved to Canon City from the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. After years of practicing Hatha Yoga on the Island, Joseph wanted to share to the community the Yogic knowledge that has helped him overcome an Autoimmune Disease and other health related illnesses. Joseph received his 200HR RYT certification in May 2023 from Yoga Alliance registered Yoga School. 

Shanah Tripp

Pilates Instructor

Join me for a Mat-based Pilates class that focuses on improving strength, stability, posture, breath control and flexibility.
My family and I recently relocated to Cañon City from the Hawaiian Island of Oahu where I started practicing BSW Mat Pilates over 20 years ago! I want now to share with the Cañon community my knowledge and practice that has helped me maintain my health and well being, and gratitude towards life!


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