Our Story

Yoga For The Peaceful was a miraculous little surprise that happened in the majestic little mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado!

The seed was planted back in 1997 when I first moved here and began teaching Yoga while I was a young mother raising three wonderful boys.

Yoga for the People

Lots of change in my life, a 2 year surf/Yoga California adventure, the amazing journey of studying and assisting my Maha teacher, Shiva Rea, and “meeting” my guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and the winds of Shakti brought me back to Crested Butte!

Crested Butte has a lot of Yoga happening all over the place! Fabulous Yoga teachers, and awesome locals and tourists that come from all over the world to Yoga 4 the Peaceful Instructors experience our mountains, rivers, trails, wildflowers, festivals, and historic town that just oozes with magic, quirky local flavor, and an unexplainable quality that I can only describe as pure Shakti.

So, with Yoga offered all over the place, I dreamed of having one Community Yoga Center where all styles of Yoga were offered and all people would feel comfortable…just a dream, but one day in July ’07 I passed the spot I always thought would be perfect and it had a For Rent sign on it! It was one of those things. I didn’t know how I would do it, but I knew I was going to open a Yoga studio there!

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Y4P Instructors

The how is the miracle part. Two months later, on Sept. 21, 2007, Yoga For The Peaceful opened its doors. There are very special people that so graciously, generously, and lovingly made it possible. From cash gifts, love loans, to the people who painted, finished floors, and provided support and mostly the belief in my dream, the list is incredibly long. This studio is here out of Love and the presence and vibration in the studio is so strong that everyone comments on it. I am so grateful to all the people who have supported me; my family, teachers, students, friends, and all the countless volunteers in the evolution of the studio.  Special thanks to Juliet Stillman who stepped in as a partner and helped bring the studio to a new level through her generous spirit and support.  To my maha teacher, Shiva Rea, and my guru, Neem Karoli Baba, for whom this studio is dedicated, my utmost devotion and love. Most of all to God, the one who breathes us all.

Although we started as YOGA FOR THE PEOPLE, we are now YOGA FOR THE PEACEFUL and are proud to be the only studio of this name! We have been through a lot of changes and have moved from our tiny space into the historic Penelope’s building.   The expansion into this bigger and beautiful space has enabled us to host world class presenters, events, teacher trainings, host Yoga Rocks the Butte Winterfest and pack the house with rockin’ classes all year round. In our tiny community, the combination of locals, second home owners, and visitors who contribute in countless ways has enabled us to continue to offer world class yoga in our jewel in the mountains.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please join our facebook page and let us know how you have enjoyed your time at our studio.