Owner, Master Instructor, Life Coach and Spiritual Guide
" Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kate Wrightson is an international yoga instructor, corrective exercise specialist, Life Coach, JourneyWork Therapeutic Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, aerialist, and writer in order to positively empower and impact her greater community to understand and find ease and happiness within themselves. Having overcome many neurological conditions, chronic pain, and spinal injuries Kate now shares her passion for helping others to find opportunity and pleasure in life through workshops, retreats and her studio Live Beyond Limit.
Her teaching style and lifestyle strives to create a safe and open environment for individuals to tap into and truly embrace their true nature, a sense of deep connection, and experience a complete syncing in mind, body, and spirit both on and off of the mat. In order to bring these skill sets to those in need she has focused her specialties to include spiritual guidance and awakening, pain management, spinal and pelvic hip stability, neurological disorders, energetic balancing, mood balancing, shamanic journeywork, yoga therapy, meditation, and biomechanics.
Kate's services include Life Coaching, Spiritual Guidance, Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Aerial Yoga, Meditation, Reiki/JourneyWork, Sahaja, Intuitive and Yogic Counseling, Corrective Exercise Training, Aerial Lyra, Sling and Silks in individual, couples, small group or class settings as well as educational and motivational workshops, presentations and special events.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or to set up a consult or ask any questions.
Olga Gorobets - Massage Therapy, Sound Healing
In 2008 Olga earned a B.S. in Biology from UCSD, where she focused her upper division classwork on physiology and neuroscience and premedical coursework. After graduation she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSD Medical Center, immediately enrolling into a Holistic Health Program at the International Professional School of Bodywork to follow her true passion. Olga began her yoga journey with Kundalini yoga, later expanding into ashtanga first series, which helped to deepen her yoga practice and understanding of energy anatomy. She received a 200h training in these styles in 2011 and continued to expand her horizons at the Soul of Yoga in the Sundara 500 advanced teacher training, completing her two-year holistic yoga therapy concentration in March 2015. For 5 years Olga taught yoga and ran a busy holistic health practice in Pacific Beach, California where she combined her knowledge of human anatomy with yoga therapy to help people obtain lasting relief from chronic pain, surgery, major accidents and other conditions. Olga is thrilled to offer her guidance in Fort Collins, Colorado and bring a new flavor of yoga and a spiritual perspective on health.
Ethan Laviolette - Psych K, Reiki, JourneyWork
Ethan Laviolette is a degreed mechanical engineer turned energy practitioner and life coach. On a lifelong quest for higher understanding and expanded awareness, Ethan Laviolette, following several big life changes in 2010, began exploring alternative healing and energy work. As a soon to be published author of a new self-help book, with training in Reconnective Healing, Psych-K and Reiki, his goal is to provide a positive environment for personal healing and self-empowered change.
Private Yoga, Reiki + JourneyWork, Custom Jewelry
Jean started practicing yoga in 2002 as a way to connect with the breath while running. Her regular practice and breath work led her to get certified in Viniyoga in 2011. She’s a registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance with 500 hours of training and holds a certification in prenatal yoga. Jean sets a calming atmosphere and creates an environment for self-reflection and a better understanding of the body through asana, pranayama and meditation in her class. By addressing the mind-body connection, Jean’s classes can be an experience to turn what holds us back into self-discipline and growth.
Request your appointment with Jean online for private or group yoga or meditation sessions and workshops.
Jillian Fragale - Yoga, Reiki, Shamanic Journeying
Jillian Fragale, 200 Hr RYT, began her yoga journey in 1999 and has been influenced by therapeutic yoga and meditation, with a Forrest and Restorative emphasis. Jillian encourages the personal growth of her students with support, respect and compassion. She creates a safe environment for students to explore their practice and how it relates to their own body, heart and mind. In addition to teaching yoga, Jillian is also a Reiki practitioner, writer, editor, nature-lover, dancer, dreamer and Shamanic enthusiast.
KALI Ahuja - YOGA + Philosophy
Kali started her yoga journey five years ago here in Fort Collins. Yoga offered a sense of calm, centering, and acceptance that she was searching for. Through her exploration of different styles she found her way to vinyasa. She had been taken away by the fluidity of vinyasa and sustained by the more subtle practices of pranayama, meditation, and mantra. The experience of being lost in her own moving meditation and a desire to deepen her practices pushed her to pursue teacher training, she received her certification in spring 2012.
Kali teaches a creative, highly energetic vinyasa class which philosophy, focused alignment, and various meditation practices are threaded through. She is grateful to all the yoga teachers and students who continue to challenge and inspire her. Yoga has enriched her life in ways she never imagined and hopes to share her experiences with her students encouraging them to dive deeper into their own practice and create the space for change.
Kali is also available for private and semi-private instruction. Request your appointment here today!
Ani Glaser - LYB Yoga, Yoga, Yoga Therapy
Ani is an Integrated Movement Therapy® certified yoga therapist. She has completed over 1000 hours of training with Molly Lannon Kenny and EB Ferdig at the Samarya Yoga school, where she earned her 200 hour teacher certification as well as her advanced Integrated Movement Therapy certification (C-IMT). In September 2018 she earned her C-IAYT credential through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also trained here in Fort Collins with Anusara teacher, Stacey Swerer, earning an additional 200 hour teaching certificate in an alignment-based yoga style. Ani most recently trained with Love Your Brain foundation and gained a specialized teaching certificate for teaching yoga to those effected by traumatic brain injury and concussion. Ani enjoys aerial yoga and aerial circus arts, and is currently completing a training program to become an aerial yoga instructor.
Ani seeks to bring yoga to all people. She loves to teach yoga to people with all body sizes, people with varying abilities of all kinds, people with varying health conditions and people with physical limitations. She is a passionate proponent of the body-positive movement and seeks to help people realize their own beauty and feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Ani is a transplant from the Willamette Valley of Oregon to Northern Colorado. She is a mother of 4 beautiful young people and loves yoga, singing, crafting, plants, forests and the ocean. She is committed to a organic, natural and holistic lifestyle, and likes to care for people and help them feel their best. She has experience and knowledge in natural foods, herbs and supplements, essential oils, cooking for various diets and food sensitivities, and is a level 1 Reiki practitioner.
Jacky Eaton, MA, CCC-SLP, CYT -
LYB Yoga Instructor, Yoga, Health/Life Coach
Jacky started regularly practicing yoga in 2011 as a way to drop out of her head and into her body while completing her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at CU-Boulder. Shortly after completing her degree and feeling unfulfilled with the medical approach to diagnosis and treatment, she began to seek out more holistic approaches to health, well-being, healing, and growth. Jacky has been influenced by therapeutic yoga, Ayurveda, whole-food based nutrition, mindfulness, meditation, pranayama, astrology, and feminine embodiment work. She enjoys teaching others to listen to their body in order to feel into what feels good, find their flow, and cultivate peace from within.
Jacky is currently completing certification in Health and Life Coaching from the Health Coach Institute and is exploring Feminine Embodiment Work as a way to experience fearlessness and freedom in all aspects of life. She hopes to support women in doing less, feeling more, and remembering their inner knowing!
ANDREA CLELAND - KIDS Yoga INSTRUCTOR; Aerial Supervisor
Andrea Cleland grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI, and moved to Fort Collins in 2011. She has studied and holds degrees in literature, veterinary technology, library science, and early literacy education. As a children's librarian, Andrea originally studied yoga to add elements of her practice to her storytimes at the library. However, as her practice deepened, she decided to share her passion for yoga with all ages. Andrea graduated from the Shambhava School of Yoga in 2014, and she can't wait to bring a light-heartened and child-like approach to her teaching. In her free time, Andrea is up for anything and enjoys activities from snowshoeing to skydiving to paddleboarding to paragliding.
Request private and group kids classes and workshops by contacting us here.
Sean Kirkpatrick - Acro Yoga, Slacklining
Sean Kirkpatrick grew up in Missouri Valley, IA and moved to Fort Collins in 2014. He has a degree in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services from the University of Northern Iowa. Along with a 4 year degree, Sean is also certified through Rocky Mountain Slackline as a professional Slackline instructor and performer. His styles of slacklining include Slackline yoga, tricklining, waterlining, longlining, and highlining. When he is not on the Slackline, you can find him teaching acrobatic yoga along side Jes Schultz through out Colorado. Sean attended his acrobatic teachers training through Acro Revolution in June 2016 and has over 30 hours of assisting acrobatic classes. Sean commutes daily to Boulder and Denver to maintain a strong acrobatic practice that will inspire others through his love and dedication of acrobatics yoga.
JAMIE LYNN YURESKO - YOGA, AERIAL YOGA
Jamie is fascinated by the possibilities the human body is capable of and in turn was introduced to yoga in 2008. She finds joy in life through the link with another human spirit, connection purely with the moment within the realm of athletics, outdoor adventures, and currently silks aerial acrobatics. Jamie deepens a new understanding of what it takes to serve the global community by sharing her passion of yoga. She received a 200hr Vinyasa flow certification taught by Blossom Yoga in Laramie Wyoming over a course of 8+ months. Jamie is inspired and ready to refine her knowledge through study, practice and the examples of others. Jamie brings a unique way of living yoga every day, yoga asana and the Sanskrit language she will ignite a passion for Yoga and a passion for self in each person she comes in contact with.
“In each class during service of yoga you ground, you let go, your body works together as one (whole component), you experience growth in each posture fully (depth of feeling), process of life, recognize unity, oneness, and growth of expansions.” Emily Brown
From that energy and enthusiasm, she believes that each one of us can change our lives in a positive and amazing way and find their own smile in their breath; no matter how challenging the edge. Most importantly her classes are accessible to yogis of all potential shapes, ages, and interests. “Lokaha samastah sukhino bhavantu” – “May all beings everywhere be happy and free.” Anonymous
“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.” Walt Whitman
Ariel Juniper (AJ) Amber
Tango Instruction; Yoga; Energy Work; Hair Feathers; Astrology; Pole and Aerial Artistry
Ariel is a professional energy worker, astrologer, cosmetologist, dancer, teacher, and performer and has been dancing since 2005. In 2008, she co-founded Tango Al Dente which specializes in Argentine Tango instruction and performance. She also began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2008 and now holds her 200hr YTT from Holistic Yoga School. In 2011, Ariel discovered pole dancing, and fell madly in love with the sport. By the fall of 2013 she was a competitor in the Colorado Pole Championship and returned to the Pole Championship as a guest performer in a duo performance 2014. She began her pole teacher career through Vertical Fusion in Fort Collins and is currently teaching and offering privates through LBL. Through her journey in dance, yoga, and pole Ariel has learned that the difference between success and failure often depends on adequate cross-training, body preparation, and restoration. She holds certificates and training as a Certified Awaken Gymnastics Athlete from Gymnastic Bodies, while also being an ElevatED Flexibility Coach, and mentoring through Live Beyond Limit's Aerial Teacher Programs for Lyra, Sling, and Silk training as well as the Live Beyond Limit JourneyWork Energetic and Therapeutics year long program, which significantly shifted her life and overall wellbeing, balance, and level of happiness.
Kimberley Freedman ( aka Kim Berley ) - Aerial Trapeze, Silks, Sling, Lyra
Kim is a Philadelphia native aerialist. She was brought up in the performance and movement arts world, dabbling in ballet and jazz dance, gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. As she reached her teenage years she moved her focus to yoga practice where she found a more rewarding and internal experience. In 2012 she took her first aerial workshop and found her new home for creative expression.
Training at various studios and festivals on the east coast under nationally recognized coaches, Kim has developed a very technical style of aerial flow incorporating moves from various apparatus. She enjoys creating complex sequences showcasing flexibility and strength. Although her focus lies within aerial fabric and trapeze, she also trains on rope, sling, lyra and ground circus arts with hula hoop and fire. When not in the air or on the yoga mat, Kim enjoys spending her time with her animals and nature: gardening, hiking or just soaking in some sun.
Bobby Ackerman - Aerial Yoga, Aerial Sling, Lyra
Bobby studied and teaches the Aviana method of aerial yoga. After some recent life changing experiences he began rediscovering himself through regular meditation and yoga practices. He started a hobby of aerial dance in 2014 which soon lead to new passions of fitness, aerial performing and aerial yoga.
Thanks to the tremendous support of the Live Beyond Limit members; it's his mission to return the loving help to others in need of finding courage and self trust along many other attributes through aerial yoga. He's combining several styles of traditional yoga to make a fun, safe and relaxing experience.
Staza Stone - Aerial Sling, Silks, Lyra ++
Staza has always been intrigued by the variety of vaudeville and the freedom of creative expression. Growing up she wanted to be on Broadway but shortly after discovering she was tone deaf, switched gears completely to embark on a journey in academia. After graduating with a degree in Cultural Anthropology it was only natural to throw all caution to the wind and pursue her dream life in performance. Staza graduated from Frequent Flyers Professional Training Program in 2014 and continued on for 6 more months to further hone her skills. She is trained in a variety of aerial apparatuses as well as ground circus skills: Hooping, Stilt Walking, and Invented Apparatus are her passions!
Dave Jones- Handstand Mobility Instructor
Dave has more than 25 years of martial arts, yoga, and dance experience. A lawyer by day, and a professional dancer, teacher and performer by night, Dave has more recently become a fitness enthusiast driven to explore personal growth and the body’s healthy physical limits through bodyweight training.
Dave currently operates Tango Al Dente –a dance company specializing in Argentine Tango instruction and performance—which he founded with his business partner in 2008. Dave’s path took an unexpected turn in 2013 when he entered the pole-dancing, acro, fitness world. He now performs tango-pole dancing that incorporate elements of tango and acro-yoga and they were the guest performers at the Colorado Pole Championship held at the Boulder Theatre in 2014.
Dave renewed active work on his handstand and other hand-balancing in 2013 and has since taken classes at Body and Pole in New York. Dave currently trains with the GymnasticBodies program through Awaken Gymnastics in Denver.
PAMELA BALLARD - NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Pamela completed her training as a Master Nutrition Therapist and Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. Additionally, she has attained over 150 hours of continuing education. She is a Holistic Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach, a Member of the National Wellness Institute, and National Association of Nutritional Professionals.
She truly believes in the power of our food. It is her goal to help you see the connection between what you are eating and your health. She believes that with every meal, we are either harming ourselves or ensuring a healthy life. What you leave out of your diet is as important as what you include in your diet. Pamela’s goal is to educate and empower you to live healthier lives every day. Holistic Integrative Nutrition takes into account the whole person; your mind, your body, your spirit, and all aspects of your lifestyle.
Integrative Nutrition has always been an interest, however, her passion for nutrition intensified when people very close to her were diagnosed with Cancer and Mental illness. It was through these events that she learned the remarkable power of food and its ability to prevent and heal illness and disease. She can include quality supplements if necessary to improve the quality of your diet, as well as promote balance and healthy aging. When not teaching nutrition, Pamela enjoys reading and learning new things, as well as Hiking in the Beautiful Colorado Mountains, snowshoeing, running, gardening, and playing with her dogs and family.
Summary of services:
Pamela uses food and lifestyle changes to help you meet your health and wellness goals. Her passion is to teach you and your family how to create those changes in your life, and to transform the way you currently eat. The therapies she uses focuses on individualized treatment plans which will include dietary interventions. Your time together, will be a collaborative time to develop a customized Nutritional Assessment and Individualized Plan to re-balance your Health, prevent disease as well as prevent the recurrence of illness.
Ballard Nutrition’s Services Include:
Diet analysis/Menu planning; Weight loss Programs; Post Treatment Oncology Nutrition Support; Developmental Disorders Nutrition Support; Vitamin D Testing and/or Neurotransmitter Testing; Grocery Store Tours/Shopping; Pantry Clean Out; Email and Phone Support
You can also find her via her personal website http://www.ballardnutrition.com/ OR Facebook.
Please request your appointment with her here today!