YTOC has elected its 2018 – 2020 board. Please send a note of welcome to Allison Rissel, the new YTOC President. The YTOC Board is here to help serve you and the yoga community of Colorado better. The channels of communication are always open to member comment suggestion and recommendations.

Allison Rissel, President: Allison, 500-RYT, ACSM-HFS, NSCA-CPT, believes one good yoga teacher can change a life and create a community. She is passionate about building mindful communities. Although new to Colorado, Allison teaches at a variety of locations in Longmont where she combines her extensive anatomy & biomechanics training to teach a variety of clients including seniors, athletes, teens, and those suffering from chronic pain.  Allison is excited to be part of the vibrant CO Yoga Community and hopes to spread yoga laughter and love throughout the state!


Sandy Kline, Past-President, CYT-500, is the current Yoga Teachers of Colorado President.  Committed to YTOC, she has been on the Board in one capacity or another for over seven years and believes YTOC is a great way to connect with the yoga community.  With a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston and retired as a police sergeant with the Houston Police Department, Sandy launched into a totally different path and second career as a yoga teacher.   Along with teaching several classes a week, she teaches new yoga teachers a 265-hour curriculum, and studies with her teacher, Hansa Knox, each week.

Molly von Rosenberg, Treasurer: Molly completed her Yoga Teacher Training in December of 2016. She currently is offering a number of Yoga classes in the Denver metro area. Molly retired in 2013 from a long career in banking and sales. She began to really explore Yoga at that time and loved the way it helped her body and calmed the mind. When offered the opportunity to take Yoga Teacher Training, she knew right away that it was the perfect timing and the right teachers to help her deepen her knowledge of Yoga. Molly brings some good knowledge of basic financial principals to the YTOC team.

Michelle De Waele, Membership Manager: Michelle practices Yoga Therapy with Ayurveda Science support. She adapts yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health conditions. individually tailoring protocols to address health challenges, respecting the client’s level of physical ability and lifestyle. She uses a holistic approach & alternative treatment that help reduce symptoms, manage pain, restore balance, increase strength, improve emotional resiliency & expand personal awareness. Michelle adapts smooth yet powerful techniques such as movement, breath work, meditation and relaxation for her clients to explore and to connect with their true Self. Each session is a mindful practice grounded in postural alignment with a deep connection to the wisdom of the heart. Michelle is also a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and is currently enrolled in her 4th year Yoga Therapy study program that adapts the application of ancient yoga to today’s health concept. She offers small group classes, and works privately with clients to help them manage their health conditions.

Anjli Giri, Program Manager: Anjli Giri, CYT, PT has been working in the health industry since 2002.  She works as a physical therapist and a certified yoga teacher.  Anjli was born and raised in Colorado and has been practicing yoga since 1996.  She completed her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of California in San Francisco.  Anjli is married with two daughters and loves spending time with her family in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. Anjli completed her 250+ hours yoga teacher training at Prana Yoga in Denver, Colorado.  As a yoga teacher, Anjli’s focus is to create a space where yoga is accessible to all.  Anjli utilizes yoga and the ancient philosophies to connect mind, body and spirit.  Her classes offer a multitude of variations for all skill levels.  Her goal is to create yoga classes that are accessible to all.

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