Studio Be’s Instructors bring diverse backgrounds in Yoga, body work, healing arts and spiritual practice into their teaching, providing a rich spectrum of daily classes in a range of yoga styles and levels.


Michelle Anderson

MS, BCST, discovered her life-changing love of yoga in 1991, and has been teaching and deepening her studies since 2002. She is a scientist, yoga instructor and yoga therapist, writer, and cranial sacral therapist.

Michelle teaches co-creative, sequence and anatomical – based yoga classes in both therapeutic and dynamic movement developed from her years of study with some of the world’s most respected teachers, including Richard Freeman, Matt Sanford, Francisco Kaiut, Wendy Bramlett, Erich Schiffman, Manouso Manos, and Scott Zamurut. The result is something greater and more delightful than the sum of its parts, and students feel engaged on deep levels beyond just the physical. Michelle is a masterful teacher, creating a relational field in the room where every person feels personally met and can safely engage in their process. 

Michelle also cultivates a devotional feeling inspired by her time spent in India with Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, where her intense interest in Sanskrit, chant, and Vedic studies began. Michelle is known for her love of chanting and kirtan, ecstatic dance, a deep awareness of energetic healing modalities, and for her work in adaptive yoga for people with disabilities, spinal cord and brain injuries. She is creating many exciting extensions of her practice, including co-ownership and expansion of Studio Be Yoga, LLC, several writing and video projects, teacher training development, and ever-expanding magical gardens!
Michelle’s Web Site  www.biodynamicyoga.net



De West, Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT

De West is the co-owner of Studio Be Yoga. She teaches Quiet Monkey Therapeutic Yoga Practice ®. Quiet Monkey is a movement practice that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed and transforming experience in both body and mind. 

She is a co-founder of Quiet Monkey and has been enjoying the benefits of a devoted yoga practice since 1992. After teaching many intensive athletic-style practices, she discovered that her students seemed to get even more benefits from a quieter, deeply internal and therapeutic yoga practice. 

Precision, creative sequencing and deep understanding of anatomy contribute to De’s passion for helping students create more peace, freedom in their bodies. Students leave De’s classes rejuvenated, grounded and infused with a sense of personal and physical empowerment. 

De is a leader in the Boulder, Colorado yoga community. Her teaching combines principles from alignment-based movement and therapeutic yoga. Her years of work with Osteopathic doctors allow her to apply yoga to many different people and conditions. 

The Quiet Monkey Website


Cindy Lusk, Ph.D.,

Cindy has been a student of yoga for over 25 years. She has studied and taught both Ashtanga and Anusara yogas. Her teaching reflects her love of tantric yoga philosophy and meditation, grounded in her many years of practice and study. Her students report that her teaching has transformed their experience of yoga and of their lives.

Cindy currently teaches in Boulder, CO and also offers on-line courses in yoga philosophy. 
Cindy’s Website


Yuki Tsuji-Hoening  LMT & RTT,

Yuki is a yoga instructor and a Thai massage therapist. She is a founder of Karuna Health. Born and raised in Japan for 18 years, her life philosophy is to be simple, intuitive, and dynamic in her work, study and play. She has been a student of yoga since 2000. She pursued her teacher training with Iyengar Yoga senior teacher, Nancy Stechert, in Hotchikiss CO. She continues to study with experienced teachers. She is intrigued by the subtleties of yoga that aligns and connects body and mind.

Yuki’s classes are filled with some fun movements, partner work, and detailed and precise instruction on alignment. Her sequencing allows students to drop deeper with intelligence and gentleness. Her passion and curiosity for healing arts brings her to the focus of therapeutics and restorative yoga. Yuki is also a certified AcroYoga (Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage combined) teacher who loves to build a playful community. When not practicing yoga, Yuki enjoys being active outdoors; rock/ice climbing, hiking, Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing and playing in the park with friends.
Yuki’s Website and
Facebook Page and
Acro Yoga Facebook Page


Gloria Kohl

Gloria is dedicated to helping people overcome chronic pain, recover from injuries, and learn how to become more flexible. No matter their age or condition, Gloria’s students soon find they can move more easily, gracefully and comfortably throughout the day.  She developed Yoga for Stiff People in 2013 after teaching privately for over four years. Gloria completed her 200-hour teacher training with Jeanie Manchester and refined her knowledge and skills in anatomy and therapeutics with Martin Kirk. A firm believer in continuous improvement – for both herself and her students – Gloria’s goal is to provide the absolute best instruction and guidance possible.

Gloria is also a registered psychotherapist and a mental health practitioner working at Warner House in Boulder. 

She is delighted to offer Yoga For Stiff People exclusively at StudioBeYoga. 

Gloria’s Website

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Heather Marie 

I am constantly being graced with powerful lessons in nature and becoming inspired from these interactions. With that said, all of what I know I owe to her.I have a huge respect and reverence for her ever abounding beauty, power, and ability to “knock us on our asses” at times, in order to help us see our true nature and ever connectedness with the web of life. It is through her grace that I am able to teach others and continue to walk in a world that is sacred in every moment, footstep, and sound vibration. The elements are my teachers and they work through each and every one of us. Om Om Om

Heather has her 500 hr Yoga teacher training cert. and has been a body worker for the past 13 years. She has blended a technique of what she has learned through the years and hopes to guide people into discovering their own self-expression and find healing in their lives. She is in the process of finishing up her last year in school to get her certification in Clinical Herbalist in order to further empower the people.

Heather’s Email


Makaan Burt

Makaan is a yoga teacher and therapist who has combined many yoga forms and teaches a refreshing new one called Nature Stone Yoga. This form allows the student to drop deep into their own mind-body experience. Makaan has studied yoga for 35 years, including on his two trips to India. He studied intensively with Richard Freeman (8 yrs) and Mukunda Stiles(4 yrs): from whom he was certified in structural yoga therapy. He has completed many solo wilderness yoga retreats. He has healed his own maladies including conditions of back pain, torn ligaments, whiplash and scoliosis. Makaan offers ayurvedic massage, yoga privates and teaches workshops in postural walking therapy, hot stone yoga, back care, knee care, anatomy study, scoliosis, and yogalates training. 

Makaan’s website


Tanya Kearns, LPC, RYT 

Tanya is a Trauma Therapist, Certified TRE Provider, (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises), and Registered Yoga Teacher. Tanya strongly believes in the wisdom of the body and is dedicated to supporting others in developing greater levels of awareness, attunement, and kindness toward their own bodies. She is a proponent of Health at Every Size, which celebrates body diversity, challenges cultural attitudes about bodies, and encourages finding joy in moving one’s body, no matter what size, shape, or ability. Tanya embodies a spirit of gentleness, curiosity, and a touch of quirkiness, which many students and clients find inviting and refreshing. 

Tanya works as a therapist in private practice at MindBody Integrative Therapy, offering fast and effective relief to those struggling with anxiety, tension, trauma, chronic pain, and every-day stress, through the use of integrative interventions including TRE, alternatives/supplements to medications, nutritional psychology, and mindfulness-based practices. 
Tanya teaches TREmor Yoga which combines the peace of yoga with the transformative power of TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) for the release of stress, tension, anxiety, and trauma symptoms through a natural and gentle shaking mechanism in the body. Tanya’s life has been changed significantly by her own personal use of TRE and she is excited to be providing TRE to others, in hopes, that they, too, may experience life-changing benefits.