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Instructors

 

JOHN ADAMS: Owner, Instructor, Trainer, and Body Worker

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John and Jeanne Adams opened ICY in September of 2002 and are devoted to adding awareness and quality to the lives of all.
John is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher and certified teacher trainer.  He has been teaching for over a decade and continues his yogic studies within the tradition of the Himalayan Masters with Pandit Rajimani Tigunait and the Himalayan Institute.
He is certified in Advanced Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy and the Tibetan Singing Bowls.  Early in life John had two experiences in which he was given a heightened awareness and the ability to see, feel, and read energy.  John blends these modalities with his intuitive abilities to help the body heal itself.  His bodywork focuses on the energy flow of the body and helps to open areas of congestion, stress, disease, and injury to restore balance and rejuvenate the body at a cellular level.  He has helped many find natural and permanent relief from problems that have existed for years.
With his extensive education and decades of experience in exercise science and anatomical kinesiology, he has offered personal fitness and whole-life training to individuals of all walks of life for over 30 years.  John has owned, managed and consulted with athletic clubs throughout the United States.  Utilizing this knowledge, experience and awareness, he helps integrate mind, body, breath, and spirit in his healing therapy, personal training, and yoga teaching.

JEANNE ADAMS: Owner, Instructor, Trainer, Yoga Therapist at ICY

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Jeanne has practiced yoga for many years as part of her athletic training.  She made the transition to teaching yoga after the Columbine shooting in Colorado.  She was teaching high school at the time and realized that she was strengthening young minds through education but something was missing. Jeanne was inspired and guided to shift her focus to healing the spirit. She wanted to help people be human beings, not human doings.  Together, John and Jeanne decided to leave their careers and open Inner Connections Yoga. Jeanne received her 200-hour in January 2000 and her 500-hour in 2009.  She holds certifications in Reiki, Mediation, Prenatal Yoga, and in Yoga Therapy for Seniors from Duke University. She recently received her Level 1 Certification in Medicinal Aromatherapy and uses aromatherapy on a daily basis for health and healing.  Jeanne is also a recognized yoga therapist from International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is the lead trainer for ICY's 200 and 500 hour teacher training and authored the manual. Her classes are fluid, educational, and transformative. To read more about Jeanne's background, please see our Teacher Training page.

GINGER BELL

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Ginger has been practicing yoga since 1999.  Twelve consecutive years of attendance at the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado has allowed her to learn from numerous world renowned teachers.  She is also an avid student and continues to read and study daily. In 2003 Ginger received her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Inner Connections Yoga with John and Jeanne Adams.  She completed her 500-hour in 2010 with Inner Connections Yoga and the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.  A trip to India in 2010 with ICY completed her 500-hour certification.  She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist and received her certification from the Academy of Hypnotherapy in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2005.  Having recently received her Level 1 Certification in Medicinal Aromatherapy, Ginger incorporates her aromatherapy training into her Aromatherapy Yoga classes.  “I enjoy incorporating my training as a hypnotherapist in yoga and meditation classes to help students step back from the busy-ness of the world and connect to their inner experience of self by connecting mind, body, and spirit in their practice to fully experience the present moment.”

AMANDA BREWER

 
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Amanda's yoga journey started around six years ago when someone suggested she try a Bikram class. After that,  it was a spiral down the rabbit hole. Bikram led to Power which led to Vinyasa which led to Ashtanga. Originally from New England, a move out to Colorado reignited Amanda's passion to practice and a desire to teach. Amanda received her 200 - hour Vinyasa certification in the fall of 2017. Amanda enjoys discovering new yoga theories and applications for her daily life. She hopes to spread even a fraction of the joy, power, and peace that yoga brings to her life.  


SHANNON BROOKS

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Shannon began teaching yoga in 2008 and is a graduate of the 285-hour Inner Connections Yoga Teacher Training.  For Shannon, the beauty of Yoga is that it joins the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual facets of a person and then elevates all of them through hard work and growth. Thus, Yoga is not just a series of physical poses, it is the progression of the soul. She says: “One of the things I love most about yoga is the many ways it can positively affect your life.  Physical fitness is just the beginning."

 

BASIA BUCZKIEWICZ

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Basia began exploring yoga, building her personal yoga practice with formal training in Ashtanga yoga in 1999.  Seeking to explore more deeply the science and philosophical aspects of Yoga, she completed her RYT-285 through Jeanne and John Adams at Inner Connections Yoga—which drew her more strongly into Classical Hatha Yoga.  She  completed her RYT-500 studies in October 2015 at the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, under the direction of Padit Rajmani Tigunait, studying under Himalayan Tradition masters Rolf Sovik, Sandra Anderson, Shari Friedrichsen and Dr. Carrie Demers. For Basia, yoga continues to unveil the art of balance between effort and ease on and off the mat.  ‘Yoga has grounded me in my journey.  With my personal practice I seek to find energy in the stillness, so I can listen with my heart.  With my teaching, I strive to create a safe space inviting students to be, to open, to discover and to allow the practice of yoga to support what they seek.'

JENN BOURDEON

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Jenn started teaching yoga in Oklahoma, where she completed all but 8 hours of a Kundalini Yoga Program with the studio owner in early 2010. Over her yoga career, she has been influenced by many teachers and disciplines of yoga. She received her 200-hour training from Saul David Raye at Karma Yoga. Jenn also trained with John Vosler and Jeremy Wolff  from Amrit Institute in Nidra Yoga, and Ann Robideaux in Youth and Children's Yoga.  Jenn shares about her yoga teaching: "In the beginning, my yoga practice allowed me to regain physical strength in my body after having children and to witness my extended capacity for patience and compassion, not only for my children and immediate family, but also for myself.  Currently my practice allows me to see the space for observation, witness the strength in the pause to choose a desired action, and experience the appreciation of the beauty and magic in every moment." 

DENEEN BUSWELL

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Deneen has always been an advocate of a healthy lifestyle, teaching people to reduce their risk of chronic disease through diet and exercise and practicing what she preaches. Deneen began practicing yoga in 2006, and over the years fell in love with it. She took the 285-hour yoga teacher training at Inner Connections Yoga and became certified to teach in October 2015. She says: “ Yoga has truly expanded my life in a positive way, through mindfulness of thoughts, awareness of habits and self-talk, and helping me to cultivate a more joyful life."

TARYN ISAACSON

AL KALTENBACK

Certified Qi Gong Pyramid teacher and leader of Seasonal and other Qi Gong exercises, Al enjoys introducing students to Qi Gong in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Qi Gong is energy (Qi) exercise based on ancient Chinese practice adhering to the principle that energy flows through channels (meridians) of the body to promote health and natural healing.  Al has trained under Grandmaster Hong Liu since 2007, when he first visited and taught at Inner Connections Yoga.  Hong Liu is internationally known for combining natural healing methods with conventional medicine.  A western-trained physician and researcher in China, his goal is to show the efficacy of combining western and natural health practices. Among the many benefits of Qi Gong are: cardio/respiratory improvement, lowering stress and blood pressure, strengthening bone and muscle, increasing flexibility and balance, while increasing energy, brain function and slowing aging.
Master says we should “glow old, not grow old.”

RENEE METTLER

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Renee began practicing yoga over a decade ago in pursuit of a deeper mother-daughter connection.  Since then, she has completed a 285-hour yoga teacher training with John and Jeanne Adams.  Renee is Yoga Alliance Certified and recently became Accessible Yoga Certified through Jivana Heyman.  She has been teaching yoga since the fall of 2015.  “For me, yoga is an ongoing, healing practice that grounds, strengthens, and nurtures me through injuries, health issues, and major life transitions.  What I love about yoga is that it meets each of us exactly where we are – at any given time in our lives, expanding our awareness and connection of body, breath, mind, and spirit.” 

JESSIE NIELSON

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Jessie first began practicing yoga about 18 years ago while watching a local broadcast of yoga. Fast forward about 7 years with a visit to her physician for what she learned was tension headaches, and a prescription note written for muscle relaxers that was thrown in the trash the minute she returned home. She came to ICY for help to ease stress and tension that very same week. Jessie began in Gentle Yoga, discovering a new love for her practice. She felt a shift in her being and a desire to practice more. Jessie continued practicing, even joining ICY’s prenatal classes while pregnant with her daughter in 2013. Soon after, she lost her practice for a while as a working mom. But, upon coming back into her practice, Jessie discovered she needed yoga in her life- daily! She incorporated yoga into her workouts, made trips to the yoga studio more often, and decided she must know more about the roots of Yoga and deepen her understanding of her own practice. With the great support of her husband and children, Jessie completed the 285-hour journey with John and Jeanne at ICY to become a certified instructor in 2018. Her wish is to live in the moment, become her highest self, and spread the love and joy of yoga to her family, her community, and the world -smiling, laughing, & playing all the while. 

JASMINE RINEHART

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 Jasmine’s love for yoga began more than 10 years ago when she entered a gym yoga class to add some “stretching” to her workouts. She was quickly hooked, finding it to be the most transformational physical and emotional practice she had ever encountered. She soon began incorporating yoga as part of her regular fitness routine, realizing that an intense physical practice can be achieved without equipment and weights. Jasmine stepped into the realm of teaching in 2015 when she completed her Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour YTT at ONE Yoga Denver. As a teacher, she strives to teach from her heart. A workout junkie at heart, she loves to offer a challenging class. She works to push physical limits and build heat with flow and breath-linked movement in an effort to focus the mind on the present moment and ultimately recognize and experience the contrast (and bliss) of stillness. Jasmine likes to share the peace that yoga brings her, and hopes her students will enjoy it both on and off their mat.
 

 

GARY SCHROEDER

Gary Schroeder has been practicing yoga for 15+ years. He first trained as a teacher through the Community College of Aurora’s Teacher Training Institute for Classical Hatha Yoga in 2004. After completing the program, he was invited to co-teach and did so for three years.  He went on to complete the American Viniyoga Institute’s (AVI) Viniyoga Foundations Program in 2010 and the AVI Yoga Therapy Program in 2015. He is a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT. In 2014 and 2015 he served as a member of AVI's Viniyoga Foundations Program faculty. Gary approaches yoga practice as a tool for self-care, healing and personal transformation.

 

TONI VERUCHI

500-hour certified, Toni has been teaching yoga since 2002. For the first 5 years of her career, she taught Bikram Yoga. Since then she has taught Vinyasa, Power and Fusion.  Toni studied with a number of yoga masters, including Aadil Palkhivala (author of Teaching the Essence of Yoga, Fire of Love) and Tias Little at Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe New Mexico. She says: “ It is my desire to share the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga with you!”

 

CAROLYN VERSTEEG

Carolyn's exposure to yoga in her youth was limited and always struck her as quite daunting. As a result she did not come to yoga until late in life. She was encouraged by an acupuncturist to try Bikram yoga and her monkey mind prevented her from starting right away (I'm too old; I don't like heat; I have other things to do, etc.). And then she went to her first class and decided that she had to do this forever. She has taken several trainings,  including Bikram, Anusara, Classical Hatha, Restorative, Iyengar, and most recently Kaiut yoga. Her current passion with yoga is to help people manage pain as they age.


Therapists

REIKI: ERIN KEEFE-FEINNER

Experience the deep relaxation and stress reduction of a one-hour Reiki session.

It is an ancient technique that assists with clearing emotional and physical stress or trauma.  This allows you to enhance your overall health and bring yourself back into balance at all levels...reconnecting you with your divine spark.

The benefits of Reiki include stress reduction, pain relief, and an overall feeling of well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and compliments many other therapies including massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and western medicine.

I have been studying and practicing Reiki for over 10 years. I customize each Reiki session to the individual, since each person is unique. In a session I often combine Reiki with the use of quartz crystal singing bowls, gemstones, crystals and spiritual guidance. In addition to my work with people, I also offer Reiki sessions for animals, specializing in Equine Reiki.

To contact me for an appointment or with questions,
please call 303.618.1638 or email: ekfeinner@gmail.com

 

LIFE COACHING: CHRISTINE LOSCIALE-THOEMMES, BS, MA, CPC

Life coaching… How can it help?

Identify and achieve your personal and professional goals; overcome obstacles. Originally from New York City, Christine began her education and career as a counselor at a Medical Center in Brooklyn. Moving to Denver, Colorado in 1997, she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Human Services with an emphasis on addictions counseling from Metropolitan State University. She has since attained a dual Master's from Regis University in Psychology and Creative Writing. Other certifications include: Level 1 Yoga Instructor and Certified Professional Coach. In your session with her, Christine offers the combined benefits of her experience as a counselor, mentor, teacher, and life coach. Also a published writer/author, Christine enjoys teaching children coping skills through yoga and early childhood literature.

She currently lives south of Denver in Castle Rock, Colorado with her husband, four children, and a black lab. She is the grandmother of four bright and energetic grandsons. As your Life Coach, Christine helps you identify and achieve your personal and professional goals, while learning to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way. As you develop and follow a specialized, measurable plan for success, you’re supported by assessments and ongoing coaching sessions. 

To contact Christine for an appointment or with questions, please call (720) 206.4625 or email: gr8self@hotmail.com. Or visit online: G8SelfLifeCoaching.com