Meet the Teachers!
Born and raised in Texas, Blythe Dollar was fortunate enough to find her way to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2003 where she fell in love with all that Colorado had to offer her. In 2008 she moved to Denver, Colorado with a future husband, Bachelor in Psychology from Colorado State University and a new wonder for yoga. After moving to Denver, Blythe got involved with CorePower Yoga where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher training. She has since been involved in the yoga community of Denver and is grateful for the diverse yoga teachings that she has experienced. With a Masters in Community and Behavioral Health from the Colorado School of Public Health, Blythe opened Mindful Movements Yoga in 2018 in addition to working as a researcher on Anschutz Medical Campus. Blythe is passionate about sharing the mental and physical benefits of yoga and is excited to make the practice accessible to her community. Outside of yoga or work, Blythe loves spending time with her husband, Mickey and her adorable dog, Copper. They enjoy hiking, music and traveling!
Michelle is a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher whose passion in yoga is diversity and inclusion, making the practice available to anybody regardless of experience, age, size, shape, or ability. She excels at teaching adaptive classes, offering many props and modifications to bring the practice to where you are in the moment, tailoring the pose to your body instead of making your body fit a pose. Her specialties include: Yoga for Beginners, Slow Flow, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Adaptive, Yoga for Military and First Responders, and Trauma Informed classes. She hopes that you leave her classes feeling mindful, resilient, rested, renewed, and most of all included.
Jessica's love of yoga started over 10 years ago but became a part of her life after having a spinal fusion in 2002. Yoga became a place of healing so she became an instructor to share this knowledge. Jessica is currently getting certified in Yoga Therapy (and can see clients) and is also certified in Power Vinyasa and Yin yoga.
Jessica also teaches other fitness classes and is a full time instructor, teaching cycle, trx, and boxing. Jessica enjoys helping people see how amazing their body really is no matter shape, size, or injury. She gets outside as much as she can in her free time. You can always find her skiing, hiking, or any other activity.
After 15 years of highly competitive swimming and rigorous training, it was time for Jamie to throw in the towel and shift her perspective to a more holistic, mindful way of life. Jamie is a 200hr certified yoga instructor and specializes in power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. She is a huge proponent of frequent body movement to boost energy and increase well being. Jamie is a yogi, writer, entrepreneur and business woman residing in the Greater Denver area. Her hobbies include traveling, backpacking in the mountains, sharing stories, and seeking delicious, local whole foods to create and document her own recipes.
I have been practicing yoga since I was pregnant with my son 23 years ago. I immediately loved the calm feeling that came over me when I practiced. The physical challenge of the postures empowered me. These were qualities that helped me in all areas of my life. I continued to practice through my second pregnancy with my daughter and introduced my children to yoga at a very young age. It has served us all well, including my husband who practices with me regularly. Since taking my Hatha yoga training four years ago I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching in a classroom and in a one on one setting.
My teaching style is holistic because I include the mind, body and spirit within each class. Gentle hands on adjustments are always included if you are open to them. Please come experience breath, your body and spirit in a new way with me at Mindful Movements Yoga.
Amber found yoga in 2007, and like many, the physical practice is what first enticed her into yoga classes but, it was the mental practice and relaxation that had her coming back. Over the years she has found that yoga is the perfect compliment to an active lifestyle and a career as a social worker. Amber is a firm believer that we practice our most valuable lessons on our mat, to use them in our lives. She completed her 200- hour training with Back Bay yoga in 2013. She has also completed trainings in trauma informed yoga, and hot yoga. Her classes offer an integration of challenge, movement, and a focus on the mind body connection. Amber’s classes offer students a safe place for discovery, movement, and relaxation.