Meet our Yoga Teachers

Kari Kwinn

Director of Yoga

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Kari Kwinn, ERYT500, RPYT, YACEP is the Director of Yoga for White Lotus Therapeutics. Her academic background includes a BA in anthropology and a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management. With extensive training in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Prenatal, and Yin yoga, Kari lends direction to the diverse teaching staff at White Lotus. While Kari brings an interdisciplinary and academic approach to the study of yoga and the cultivation of the yoga team, her teaching style is approachable, witty, and fun. Her goal is to help students understand the potential for healing and wellness using Western, Eastern, and complementary healthcare models. A medical anthropologist by training, Kari has experience working with diverse populations and disease conditions, including dementia, MS, HIV/AIDS, prenatal and postpartum wellness, and those in recovery from addiction. When she isn't teaching or learning, Kari writes, cooks, hikes, and works steadily at doing nothing.

Brianne Hovey

Brianne is a motivating and calming yoga instructor that pushes her students to challenge themselves in every practice to be their best self while remaining true to their level of comfort in each practice.

 

She has her 200 hour RYT from Samadhi Center for Yoga and completed an additional restorative yoga training certificate with Beth Gurupriya Sanchez at One Yoga in June 2016. She loves teaching small, intimate classes.

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Harmony
Livingston

Harmony’s approach to yoga is her approach to life.  As a teacher, dancer, and artist she is continuously inspired by the power of intention, and the practice of presence.  She is committed to creating accessible, inclusive, awakening, and deeply moving experiences that lift, transform, and heal all bodies from the inside out.  Her teaching style is warm and welcoming, playful and profound, nurturing and from the heart.  She invites you to deepen your connection to your body, and to practice your yoga "as you are", one breath at a time.  In her own words, "each one of us is powerful beyond measure.  When we connect to our breath, and listen to our body (and to that which moves us deeply), possibilities are endless.  When we step beyond how things look and go deeper into how things feel,  our perspective can shift.  When we trust ourselves to be held and supported in this moment, and then allow the moment to unfold, we can experience our life as EXTRAORDINARY".

 

Harmony completed her 200-hour yoga certification with the School of Sacred Arts in Bali, Indonesia (specializing in hatha/vinyasa/yin yoga), she is a "Let Your Yoga Dance" facilitator, dancer, singer, actress, dreamer.

Katie Kennedy

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Katie Kennedy’s RYT 500hr (in progress) relationship with yoga has been nurtured by a diverse array of experiences and teachers. Her practices are intentional, playful and soothing to the nervous system. A natural artist, Katie guides creative + explorative Prana Vinyasa classes accessible to all types of practitioners. In her free time, Katie loves photography, crafting and spending time in nature with her dogs. 

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Breanne Goldman

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Breanne Goldman is a Denver- based student and teacher of yoga. With a deep reverence for ancient traditions and lineages, Breanne draws primarily from Classical Yoga, Bhakti, Daoyin, Qigong, Kundalini, Ayurveda, Judaism, and Buddhism. Her intention is to inspire others to embody their yoga practice off the mat in order to move through the world with joy, stability, and ease.

Breanne’s teaching style is grounding, nurturing, and deeply contemplative. She weaves timeless, universal wisdom with modern science, guiding students with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and bodies to apply a variety of yogic tools both on the mat and in daily life. Pain and life experience can be our greatest teachers, inviting us to explore each opportunity with curiosity and non-attachment. She lives with a neurological condition, which deeply informs her interest in the relationship between yoga, trauma, and the nervous system.

Off the mat, Breanne is a textile artist and clothing designer under her label, Lake Elinor, with an extensive professional background in education, curriculum design, and emotional intelligence. Breanne is an E-RYT200, 500RYT, YACEP, and Yoga Therapist in Training (IAYT). Her life mission is to guide others toward healing the most important relationship we have, the one with ourselves: mind, body, Spirit.

Amanda Anspach

 Amanda recently moved to Colorado from the Bay Area, California where she was first introduced to yoga in 2006 after knee surgery. Amanda travelled to India for her first 200 hour training in 2012. Since then, she's been to nearly 20 countries studying, practicing, retreating, and teaching. In 2015, she also completed the SmartFLOW training with renowned teacher, Annie Carpenter, who she continues to study with. 

 

Amanda's teaching is a holistic blend of inquiry, depth, and intelligent movement. Her classes focus on fundamental poses, foundational alignment, and feelin' good! Here is what one of her students had to say: "In class, Amanda embodies a unique blend of intensity and calmness, of discipline and relaxed playfulness--a sort of walking embodiment of sthira sukha.

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Chottip Nimla-Or

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Chottip first fell in love with yoga as a sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. After being on her feet as cocktail mixologist she not only connected with the physical relief the practice provided but the equilibrium it brought to her mind and heart. She wholeheartedly believes yoga opens pathways for self-discovery while bringing awareness to the harmony of life. Through fluid movement she aims to help practitioners access their own unique alignment through mudra meditation and consistent flow, in turn amplifying their connection to the pranic flow moving throughout the body. Drawing from the lineage of Prana Vinyasa via Shiva Rea, Chottip aims for unification of prana and living flow for herself and her students , exploring the heart cave, moving with the ebb and flow of life.

Kevin Supina

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Kevin Supina (RYT-200) began his yoga journey as a teenager, practicing from DVDs and online videos with his mother in the living room. Initially drawn to the physical well-being he felt from moving and breathing, after a few years he began studying meditation and found a deeper appreciation for the profound mental and spiritual effects of yoga. Upon moving to Colorado in 2016, Kevin took up a more regular, dedicated practice, eventually feeling called to complete his 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kindness Yoga in 2018.

 

Through all of his classes, Kevin strives to guide his students into deeper understanding and compassion for the self and others through the union of mind, body, and breath. Also a professional musician, Kevin curates practices featuring live improvised music, and in July 2021 he released Elements, an album of music designed for yoga practices inspired by the elements.

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James
Davis-Massey

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James took his first yoga class in the fall of 1998 shortly after moving to Denver. After the class, he remembers asking the instructor if yoga was a good exercise to complement running. At that time James was running 5 to 6 days per week and marathons.

Since his first yoga class James’s practice of yoga has waxed and waned with the phases of life as he navigated careers, a big break up, graduate school, marriage, children, deaths of loved ones etc. Through life’s tough transitions, yoga has really given him time, space and perspective to connect and integrate his mind, body and soul. He has learned that yoga can be an enriching practice for everything in life.

Wanting to deepen his commitment to integrating yoga into his life and his career as a consultant and coach, James enrolled in a yoga teacher program in January 2019. He completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training with Denver Yoga Underground during the summer of 2020, which has enriched his life and grounded him during this uncertain and chaotic time. James’ classes are rooted in classical Hatha yoga and aim to ground, nourish and integrate the mind, body and soul.

Havanna
Stegner

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In 2017, Havanna received a call to action. A summons to heal, to engage, and to re-inform herself of her identity. It was in the first moments of discovery of yoga that she began to understand her calling as a teacher and a truth seeker. Through experiencing the divine coupling of breath and movement, she realized what her fated role on this planet is. To heal, to engage, and inform, not only herself but, others. With this realization, the practice evolved into teaching and receiving evolved into giving.

Now, Havanna is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher.

Additionally, she is in the process of receiving her Katonah® Yoga certification and is attuned to second-degree Usui/Tibetan Reiki. Havanna’s classes are bountiful with unique methods of healing, such as breath work, meditation, and exploration of unique personal anatomy and sacred geometry. Havanna’s teachings are inspired by methods of yoga such as Vinyasa, Katonah®, Kundalini, Yin, and Hatha.

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Melissa Winter

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I believe the true gift of yoga is received in each moment we are living our yoga during our day-to-day, off the mat life. The more I teach yoga, the more I become a student of the tradition. Through self-study I’ve felt the tremendous healing powers of this practice. The more I practice the more I learn and want to share this powerful practice with others. It is truly a gift and honor to be able to help others find freedom and release so that they can comfortable and competently move their bodies through life. I am vinyasa, yin, hot and yoga sculpt certified and am grateful to be able to share yoga with others and to be a part of this amazing concept White Lotus Therapeutics has created.

Meridith
Antonucci

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Meridith knows there are deep connections between mind, body and spirit. Her love of movement led her to the practice of yoga, while her inquisitive nature and thirst for healing led her to the realm of therapeutics.

 

She has been teaching yoga for over seven years and loves working with all different types of people because she believes that yoga, in some form, is for everyone and every body type. In addition to her 200 and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, she has completed Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga trainings. She completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy training and is currently continuing her therapeutic studies in order to become a certified Yoga Therapist.

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Meredith Saver

Meredith went to her first yoga class as a competitive athlete seeking balance in her exercise.  The true magic of yoga quickly revealed itself to her and what began as a physical journey quickly grew into a much deeper exploration.  Her practice is just that-a practice.  In this often challenging and ever-changing life, it is her medicine, her anchor, and her guide. 

 

In 2015 Meredith completed 500 hours of interdisciplinary yoga teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica.  It was there that she became certified in Self-Awakening Yoga© therapy and a type of yoga massage called Pranassage©.  She is also certified to teach Yin.  Always a student and sometimes a teacher, Meredith is drawn to many forms of yoga and as a result, her classes are a well-rounded, playful, and intelligent blend of movement and meditation.  As a teacher, it is always her aim to create a safe learning environment so that anyone can show up to step onto their mat and into the inquiry of yoga. 

 

"My style of teaching is focused on empowering you to honor your body as your own greatest teacher.  I invite you to get playfully curious about your own experience as a gateway to healing and growth in your body, mind, and soul.  I believe that yoga is for everyBODY and that through mindful movement we can cultivate a practice of peace and equanimity on our mats that we can't help but carry into the rest of our lives and out into the world."

Madison Waggoner

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Madison is a passionate yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner. She began her journey when she found yoga during college as a way to soothe her anxious mind and find release from outside pressures. Yoga connected her to something greater than the self, and served as a method of personal evolution to shed layers that no longer serve. After moving to Denver in 2013, Madison dove deeper into her practice partaking in yoga teacher training through Karma Yoga Center. She learned about Ayurveda through teacher training and quickly realized how students' needs differ based on their nature. Madison offers a safe space for students to explore their mind and body without judgement but rather curiosity and care. She teaches classes that are educational, introspective and leaves students feeling balanced and whole. Madison strives to inspire students to live a life that positively impacts the self, community and greater world.