Ann Musman-Quigley’s love for movement and stillness began as a small child. Her mother danced and she was encouraged in her study of ballet, jazz and modern technique. She later studied pedagogy, body alignment and dance therapy; Feldenkreis Awareness through Movement classes and her most recent passion has been yoga. She began classes 12 years ago, loved the philosophy, learning about the power of our breath, and became a certified yoga instructor. She has performed, and choreographed professionally. She was co-founder and co-director of Children’s Dance Place a school for creative movement and modern dance. She has worked for Art Reach and Very Special Arts with students of many abilities. She has taught private and group yoga classes. Ann is a second generation Colorado native. She has been married for 33 years to a supportive husband who has helped her follow her heart. She has two lovely, grown daughters and they love to dance too!
Jennifer Ouimette first experienced the Tantric Dance of the Sacred Feminine in 2005, and she has been practicing this transformative movement meditation ever since. As a dance facilitator and a licensed massage therapist, she has learned how to assist others in moving energy to release holding patterns that create dis-ease. Jennifer integrates her knowledge of energy and the body into her dance classes. She believes in the healing power of love and brings a high level of loving presence to her dance and massage therapy practice. Also, Jennifer’s Harmonic Healing Massage Therapy practice is thriving in the DtS Healing Arts Room! Call her directly for a full-body massage, chair massage or an ionic foot soak: 720-771-5755
Jill is a Nia Black Belt instructor and Nia Faculty Trainer. She has enjoyed 13 years of teaching Nia in the Boulder area. Jill brings high energy, dynamism and somatically-skilled
cueing to her Nia classes. She is a teacher of conscious movement and will inspire your creativity while pushing you to your next level of fitness – mindfully, with a focus on pleasure in the body. A self-proclaimed “anatomy junkie,” Jill brings an integral knowledge of the body to her classes. Students appreciate her athletic yet compassionate teaching style, as well as her ability to adapt choreography for a variety of movement abilities and body types. “I have always loved to move my body in an expressive way. To share the joy and pleasure of living in a body that seeks pleasure over pain and to grow older in a healthy vibrant body is a gift I love sharing.” When Jill is not teaching classes you will find her cheering on one of her kids at a dance recital, spending time with her sweet grandson, or sipping a bhakti Chai and listening to “Discover Weekly” on Spotify.
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Expect an experience of engaging inspiration in Margie’s Nia classes; her innate joy of movement is contagious. Margie is a White Belt Nia instructor and has an extensive dance background, starting with formal training at age 4, years of tap, ballet, modern, and now, Nia!
Margie first discovered Nia in 2013, in Durango, CO, and after years of exploring a variety of forms of movement, has finally found the unique, comprehensive and pleasurable fitness experience of Nia. Margie is also a psychotherapist with close to 15 years experience, currently working in integrated healthcare. Her training also includes teaching spiritual practices, such as meditation.
Stacey Bramley is a psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and Trauma-Informed yoga therapist in Denver, CO. She is also the owner of Mindful Awakening Counseling & Wellness, her private practice in Denver. Yoga helps Stacey find connection with her body, acceptance for herself, and serves as a safe space to handle stress, life transitions, and challenging days.
As a Trauma-Informed yoga instructor, Stacey creates a safe space for individuals struggling with anxiety and those who identify with trauma. She uses the teachings of yoga to assist in self-regulation and the ability to handle triggering situations. Trauma Informed yoga and Yoga for Stress & Anxiety uses movement, breath, neurophysiology, and yogic philosophy to support the re-wiring of neural pathways in the brain to help resolve traumatic memories and anxiety provoking situations. It also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, our rest and digest state of being.
Each day, Stacey is amazed by the healing that can occur when one develops awareness of the body; she feels incredibly honored to have the opportunity to support individuals on their life journey.
“Through gaining a mastery of our sensations, and reclaiming the power in our bodies, we come to a place of authentic autonomy, where, self-empowerment comes via the route of the body.” Peter Levine