After a spontaneous leap of faith, Kaitlyn found herself transforming along an unanticipated life changing, soul stretching journey. She completed her teaching certification with Jennilee Toner (Hot Warrior Yoga School, RYT-200) and has been teaching around Southern Vermont since June 2013. Breaking free from the mindset of the perfect looking posture, she reminds her students that all bodies, bones and minds are not built the same way and that yoga is a deeply personal practice. She celebrates the beauty of our individualities by creating vinyasa flows that encourage safe, self-expansive movement. Her focus is on tuning students into the sensations of their bodies with an emphasis on realizing, embracing and working with limitations. Since the birth of her daughter last June, yoga has taken on new meaning while she navigates the bumpy, yet wonderful, terrain of motherhood. When not on her mat enjoys spending time with the love of her life, their daughter and two dogs.
15 years ago, avid ski racer and equestrian Polly Schmid was suffering from terrible back pain, seeing doctors weekly. Diagnosed with Scoliosis, pain was keeping Polly from participating in the many sports she loves to do. That is when she turned to yoga, and with dedicated practice, not only did her back pain go away, but life became easier and much less stressful. Polly became hooked on yoga, and has since obtained three yoga certifications, and is currently working on her 500 Hour. Polly hopes to pass the mind/body/spirit connection and freedom she's attained, to her students.
Anne Reynolds believes that everyone has a beautiful story deep within the soul that is waiting to be shared with the world. Hoop dance provides a magical and powerful yet safe vehicle to connect with that inner beauty and intuitive rhythm. Discovering the thrill of the hula hoop at age five, she reconnected with the hoop after a 25 + year break, fell madly in love and vowed never to part again. For the past four years Anne has incorporated a vigorous yet playful hoop practice into her daily routine. She has mastered core body and off body techniques including body rolls, tosses and hand spins. Anne has studied the art of hoop dance and somatic body movement with internationally acclaimed Hoop Dancer, Shakti Sunfire. She is now a certified Hoop Dance Instructor and is committed to helping her students reintroduce the lost pastime of play into their lives as well as connect with their own unique and beautiful dance.
After falling in love with yoga, Kristin used the passions cultivated on her mat combined with several miraculous twists of fate to pursue her 200-hr teacher training with Meg Allen at Pure Warrior Yoga School (PWYS). Now a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) through PWYS and Yoga Alliance, Kristin finds pure joy in serving her students on an individual and unique level. She strives towards guiding her students through a practice that will allow them to see beyond just the physical practice or mental clutter, to a place centered in presence. With a focus on joining pranayama (breath) and movement, Kristin sees yoga as a path towards self-discovery and self-love. With each practice, she hopes to continue to work towards creating a space that allows students to discover their own path towards finding their own specific balance, physically, mentally and spiritually. Kristin chose LOLE because of their emphasis on encouraging people to live life to their highest potential, as their truest self.
Paula has trained in and teaches many different styles of yoga; from powerful vinyasa practices to meditative form classes to prenatal and kids’ yoga. She has been teaching for 14 years and has taught in Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland, Utah and Vermont. Teaching eclectic classes that pull from the many varied lineages of yoga is her forte! You’ll never get the same class experience twice with Paula. Yoga has helped Paula maintain her sense of self after having children, yoga has supported her during stressful life events and yoga has provided peace in Paula’s daily life. Find the balance between effort and ease with Paula during your time on your mat.
As a psychotherapist as my other career, I know how important exercise is. I fell in love with spinning because of what a great cardio workout it provides and lead hikes up Stratton for the great workout and comradery. I love the quality, style and comfort of Lolë's clothing and It's been a wonderful Ambassador team to be a part of, as I am able to meet people from all over the world. It's a rewarding feeling to introduce people to a sport that's new to them, like snowshoeing, and to show guests the beauty that Stratton has to offer.