Diana is a YACEP & E-RYT-200 yoga instructor residing in Laramie, Wyoming. Prior to her yoga training, Diana served as a personal trainer with a focus on injury prevention, rehabilitation and athletic performance. In 2013 Diana had the honor of studying Vipassana meditation at Wat Ram Poeng in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Shortly following her return, Diana completed her yoga teacher training through Hot Power Yoga of Laramie and has since gained extensive experience working with both private clients and larger group classes.
It is Diana’s humble work to cultivate a safe space of equality, love and compassion for her students. Within that space Diana offers a challenging yet mindful approach to human movement and conditioning.
Yoga has the potential to empower a person one breath at a time. Laniece believes that yoga is a practice that is accessible to everyone regardless of life experience, shape, size, background or level of flexibility. Though she has been practicing yoga for 16 years, it wasn’t until moving to Laramie, WY in 2012 that she developed a consistent yoga practice at Hot Power Yoga. In the beginning she was drawn to physical classes that pushed her past her comfort zone. Within those classes, she pushed herself both physically and mentally, and found that by using her breathe as a tool, she was able to work through discomfort both on and off of her mat. The simple act of learning to move with her breathe empowered her in her daily life and created a desire within her to learn more about yoga and meditation. As her journey continued, she found her way to Yoga Teacher Training through Blossom Yoga and graduated with her 200-hour certification in 2016. The program at Blossom opened her eyes to the many ways in which yoga could be practiced; whether through movement, breath or meditation. Laniece is very drawn to the inspirational aspects of yoga and finds that quotes, mantras and music help create the backdrop to the classes that she teaches. In life, Laniece is a kind hearted person who believes in empowering and supporting others as much as possible. In her classes, she encourages the use of modifications and props to all levels of practitioner in order to deepen their experience. Laniece believes that we all have the power inside of us to overcome any obstacle that we face, as well as the balance and strength that we need to make it through our day to day lives. When she is not playing music with the many bands she is a part of in Wyoming and Northern Colorado, she is hanging out with her two kiddos, amazing husband, and her inspiring girlfriends. Laniece’s approach to life and yoga is to encourage others to find their inner peace and love for themselves and to offer her support along the way. Laniece is drawn to working with survivors of trauma and completed trainings specific to trauma sensitive yoga with Hala Khouri and David Emerson in 2016. Laniece holds a BA in Women’s Studies, Psychology and Sociology and was also trained as an advocate for survivors of violence through a 40-hour advocacy training.
A true Bahkti yogi at heart, Christine found yoga seriously in the fall of 2014 at Hot Power Yoga. She had been introduced to yoga originally in junior high, but something about the heat and the wisdom and love of the teachers ignited a burning passion inside her. After traveling to India, 6 short months later she was certified as a 200-hour CYT from Hot Power and later as an RYT with the Yoga Alliance.
She has gone on to teach a variety of yoga styles at a variety of studios. Christine’s teaching style is deeply grounded in devotion—for oneself, for each other, for the practice. Her philosophy is that when you cultivate your intuition and truly listen, you will never be led astray.
By putting a strong emphasis on building body awareness, Christine incorporates introspection and self-awareness into every class with the ultimate goal of translating yoga on the mat to yoga in everyday, moment-to-moment and breath-to-breath life.
Paul started his yoga journey in 2014 while living in the Mariana’s islands. Plagued with chronic pain and injury from years in the culinary world, he started yoga to find relief for his aches and pains. He quickly found the benefit of yoga practice to be more than physical, bring peace to the mind and soul. After realising the undeniable spiritual, mental and physical benefits he decided to continue his training by taking his 200-hr training with Hot Power Yoga in Laramie.
Continuing his own recovery from years of postural imbalance, he focuses on flexibility and alignment, with emphasis on the restorative elements of the practice. He hopes to share the practice of asana a way for people to find greater strength, clarity and balance in their lives. After seeing the benefits to his own life, he wants to demystify yoga and make it accessible and relatable to all by creating a calm, welcoming, and down to earth vibe in the studio.
Nevin began his yoga practice in 2015 at Hot Power Yoga in Laramie where he first discovered the deep benefits of yoga for mind, body and spirit. In the summer of 2016, Nevin went on to deepen his physical practice and knowledge of the philosophical and spiritual elements of yoga through a RYT-200hr teaching training in Raja yoga (with Jaqueline Chiodo of Joyful Yoga) at the beautiful Anamaya Center in Costa Rica. Nevin seeks to bring an integrated approach to the practice of yoga in his classes at Hot Power, combining pranayama, mindfulness and meditation together with the physical flow of asana.
Nevin has a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and when he’s not practicing yoga Nevin teaches and researches as an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global & Area Studies at the University of Wyoming. In his spare time he can be found travelling the world or otherwise enjoying the beauty of nature at home in the Rocky Mountain West while skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing and camping.
Sandra attended her first hot yoga class at Hot Power Yoga in January of 2015 with her roommate. A spur of the moment suggestion to try something new led to completing her 200-hour yoga training that fall surrounded by a group of incredible and inspirational teacher trainers at HPY. Sandra learned that yoga is a beautiful practice bringing peace and stability to her rather chaotic schedule as well as teaching the importance of patience and self love. She hopes to help others along their journey of self love and health through a mindful yet energized practice. While she loves teaching yoga, she is also a full time student pursuing her other passions of elementary education and nursing.