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Afsi

Afsi Felsher is an IT professional, certified personal trainer, Taijifit, SilverSeakers and group instructor. As a 15-year veteran of office work at Rohm & Haas and MassMutual Financial Co., Afsi understands the pressure with the job. Hours of conference calls and keyboarding left her with shoulder aches and loss of neck mobility. Today Afsi is a Fitness Professional who specializes in fitness training for people who spend the majority of the day in a chair with little chance for movement. Afsi’s Senior Fitness class incorporates use of chair, resistance bands and Silver Sneakers balls to energize the body, strengthen muscles, and improve posture while protecting major joints. She is passionate about helping people learn how to be fit even when they have to Sit
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Ann

Ann Musman-QuigleyAnn 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.Ann M Q action shot 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!
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Jennifer

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
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Jill

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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Margie

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.

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Sean

Sean McNamaraSean McNamara started practicing meditation in 1998, and met his current teacher Reggie Ray of Dharma Ocean the following year.  In 2008, Sean started teaching formally in Denver with his group Dharma Ocean Denver (see www.DharmaOceanDenver.org). He teaches meditation and Buddhism in both a group setting and in one-on-one situations with his students. Sean McNamara He has also led the two week Summer Meditation Intensive three years in a row at Dharma Ocean's retreat center in Crestone, Colorado.  He is a lay Buddhist practitioner, and works as a metro area Realtor. One of his main priorities is finding ways to train people in meditation that are profound yet without excessive religious overlay, in order to benefit anyone from any background.
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Sarah

Sarah Kelton head shot Sarah Kelton is a certified SoulSweat and Yoga instructor, professional musician and recording artist who passionately combines her talents on the dance floor.  Her love for music and movement infuse her SoulSweat classes with inspired choreography and a transformative approach to how to move the body. Her yoga classes are opportunities to take part in the power of yoga to promote heaSarah Kelton action shotlth and a positive mindset as well as to explore the body/mind/spirit connection.  After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Music and Dance from Naropa University, she began to explore movement traditions:  from West African and Haitian to Hip-hop, Salsa, Nia Ballroom and Swing.  In the spring of 2016, Sarah did an intensive yoga training in India to deeper her yoga and meditation practice.  Join Sarah and be inspired!
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