Family Yoga Weekend - Estes Park Center
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Family Yoga Weekend

Family Yoga Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies, September 14th – 16, 2018

A family oriented weekend with a variety of yoga classes for different skills and focuses. Yoga and healthy living are about more than the physical. We will have sessions regarding nutrition and mental and emotional practices to bring new skills for healthy living to yourself, your family and your community.

Call 888-613-9622 to make your reservation or REGISTER ONLINE HERE! 

Click Here to View Yoga Weekend Pricing. In addition to classes and special yoga-weekend activities, your Yoga Weekend lodge room package includes all meals from dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday. On-site complimentary recreation includes miniature golf, basketball, volley ball, tennis, indoor swimming, hiking trails, playgrounds, library, and family programs. Archery, horseback riding, mountain bike rentals, indoor climbing wall, and craft projects are available on-site for a fee. If you wish to extend your stay before or after the retreat, please make your lodging reservation via phone at (888) 613-9622. We look forward to meeting you!

Click Here to View Full Program Guide!

Whether you are a beginner yogi or advanced, there are classes and sessions open to everyone in the whole family including:

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Kids Yoga
  • Yoga for Beginners
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Power Yoga Flow
  • Stress Relief Yoga
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Much More!

Instructor Bios:

Kendra Ryan began practicing yoga in 1999 as a way to relax from her job in the Navy.  She facilitated classes onboard ships for many years and then received her formal teacher training at Salt Spring Center of Yoga in 2009. Afterward, she continued to teach aboard research ships and on a cross-continent bicycle trip.

In 2016, she bought Estes Park Yoga and now teaches studio and outdoor classes that focus on alignment principles and integrate the mental, physical, and breathing aspects of yoga. Her continued training focuses on yoga as one method of healing wounded warriors, Yoga for First Responders®, Calming Kids® and as a technique to use in pregnancy and labor. When not practicing, Kendra is in the mountains with her family.


Sasha B. Cohen

Sasha, a former tennis professional on the WTA Tour, has been practicing and studying yoga/meditation for 16 years. Her enduring passion for holistic intelligence and commitment to a healthy physical/emotional/energetic body, was the impetus for her journey. Some personal transitions were profoundly healed on her mat, allowing this pivotal experienc to align her next path. 

Sasha received her Vinyasa, Sculpt and Yin certifications through Core Power Yoga in Boulder, CO in 2009.  In addition, she completed Seane Corn’s Vinyasa teacher training in 2013 and continues to be a passionate ambassador for Off the Mat Into the World, a globally successful non profit.  To complement her offerings, Sasha is a certified lifestyle/wellness coach, working with groups and individuals since 2002. She resonates fully with the collaboration of the coach/client relationship and the significant forms in which this work empowers students to align yogic priniciples with manifesting their dreams.


 Julie Bunton  

Julie Bunton is a certified NASM Personal Trainer and manages a local gym- teaching fitness classes both there and the YMCA of the Rockies. Her passion for fitness began as a Physical Education teacher for both a private school and the home school community. During that time she became certified to instruct kids yoga.

Julie’s family is originally from Oklahoma but re-located to Estes park when her husband was called to the position of Chaplain for the YMCA of the Rockies. Julie and her husband have 2 children – Kayla, a Sophomore at Fort Lewis in Durango, CO and Brody, a Sophomore at Estes Park High School.

Laura Collins 

Laura has a Master’s of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO and a Certified Yoga Instructor from the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA. Laura has had training in a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, prenatal, myofacial release, shiatsu, integrative, lymphatic drainage, normalization of soft tissue, and trigger point therapy. She has also practice

d a variety of yoga styles and deepened her commitment to yoga by participating in a six month Yoga and Community Service program at the Mount Madonna Institute in Watsonville, CA. Laura was lay ordained in the Bodhisatva Initiation Ceremony in the Soto Zen tradition at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Sausalito, CA and is a practicing catholic. She aspires to live up to God’s calling and purpose for her life each day, living in true relationship with God’s kingdom. She sees this relationship as healthy, clear, creative and full of joy and possibility.

Outside of work, Laura can often be found hiking or skiing in Colorado’s beautiful mountains, traveling to Italy/learning Italian, swimming in fresh water, playing classical piano, attending SXSW, or designing ways to benefit the world. She loves working collaboratively and fully believes that each person is endowed with gifts for a given purpose, empowered by God. It is by cultivating and sharing one’s gifts with the world, together, that we come to realize ourselves and each other fully, leaving the world a better place, with more love, then when we came. Laura is the in-house massage therapist and yoga instructor at YMCA of the Rockies.

Patti Sterns 

From the time you meet Patti she makes you feel like you have known her for years. She has a warm and nurturing presence in an out of the yoga room. Patti’s classes are dynamic. She has a unique gift for reading her students so you can be sure that no class will be the same. She will challenge you with Master Poses, but at the same time nurture your soul and spirit with her knowledge and passion for all things yoga. Patti’s students often refer to her as the “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Effect” Teacher. This means that as you begin a class with Patti you will get lost in your own practice, she will help you let go and be present on your mat. However, somewhere through the middle of class you will start to feel Tapas (internal heat and discipline) from your practice, and at this point you will start to sweat and wonder how someone who is so nurturing can sneak and instill such a wonderful sense of change in your yoga practice on and off the mat. Her students are her passion. She will always put them first. Patti first discovered her love of Yoga back in the early 90’s through dvds and a home practice. She completed her 200 hour certification in 2009. Since that time Patti continues build upon her expansive knowledge of yoga, through workshops, literature, conferences as well as her own personal practice.

Stephanie Lauck 

Stephanie grew up in Colorado: dancing, camping, and fishing. From the time that she could walk, she enjoyed mindfully moving her body. Uniting body, mind and spirit through movement has always been one of her favorite creative outlets. Stephanie turns to her mat to celebrate, to absorb, to create space, and to find freedom. She believes that you show up on your mat the way you show up in the world. Yoga allows you to observe and reset. This reset helps you to show up bigger and brighter for the people in your life. It enables you to be the best version of yourself. Stephanie teaches a variety of classes and believes that breath is critical to your practice. In her classes you can expect to move and breath on purpose. Her classes will challenge you and leave you feeling grounding and rejuvenated with a stronger sense of self and purpose. Stephanie received her 200 – RYT through the Baptiste Institute in 2017. She is also certified in RAD Yoga 1 and 2, as well as AromaFlow.

Call 888-613-9622 to make your reservation or Register online today! For more information on the YMCA of the Rockies Family Yoga Weekend please call our program department at 970-586-3341 x1104.

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