K-Lea Gifford is a second-generation Yoga instructor. She started practicing in 1983 and began training in the Iyengar method in 1990. K-Lea has studied in Pune, India with the Iyengars several times and is certified at the Junior Intermediate Level 2. She graduated from Florida State University in 1986 and is a certified Advanced Alaya Process Practitioner. K-Lea was the founder/owner of two Yoga studios in Nashville, TN. She teaches retreats and workshops in the United States and Canada. She enjoys working therapeutically with Yoga as well as specialty classes such as pregnancy, restorative, and back care needs.
Debbie Higgs is a therapeutic yoga instructor and Reiki Master offering group classes and private therapeutic sessions. She views healing modalities as powerful tools to fuel the mind, body, and spirit. Her style is Iyengar and Hatha inspired, with a focus on promoting in-depth awareness and functional movement for all bodies. See her personal website or visit her facebook page for more information.
I began my yoga journey in 1986. I traveled to Honesdale Pennsylvania to learn Yoga at the Himalayan Institute. I knew that I had discovered something very priceless. Then, in 2002 I took a 140 hour teacher training in Hatha Yoga through the Houston Institute of Yoga. I taught yoga for awhile in Farmington. In 2003, I traveled to San Francisco to study yoga with Larry Schultz at It’s Yoga International Studio. While at It’s Yoga, I completed the 200 hour teacher training in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. I have taken many classes and workshops over the years, with various teachers, and studied several traditions of yoga. Yoga is like an “old friend” to me. Whenever I encounter life’s many challenges, I can roll out my mat and find acceptance, balance, peace, comfort, and hope. Yoga is much more than physical. It is spiritual, mental, and emotional. It is a way of life.
Shara was a yoga retreat junkie for a few years and then decided she needed to make yoga a part of her daily life. In 2012-13 she attended the 200 hr. teacher training at Yoga Durango and has LOVED diving deeper into her practice. She hopes to share these amazing feelings when she teaches.
Victoria has practiced yoga in the Four Corners since 2011. She found a love for yoga and decided to take her love for it a step further by attending a teacher training in Santa Fe, NM at Prajna Yoga with Tias and Surya Little. She does her personal practice, but loves the energy of a class setting. She loves connecting with people and building Sangha. Victoria teaches alignment classes which focuses on bringing the body into symmetry while helping students to find and connect with their breath.
Sara is certified and has completed over 500 hours of training with Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM under Tias & Surya Little. In addition, she has completed training at Ventura Yoga Studio for the Great Yoga Wall. Sara has over 10 years of teaching experience in the Four Corners Area and is the founder/director of Sage Yoga Studio. She offers group and private classes to all levels with a fun, playful, and informative teaching style. Sara often combines the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, into her classes. Sara's passion stems from the benefits of healing she has received during difficult times. She is an avid meditator and enjoys traveling and spending time with family.