Colleen is a Columbus based professional Yoga teacher and founder of the Columbus School of Yoga, offering 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Trainings. Colleen specializes in mentoring new and experienced Yoga teachers, she leads both local and international Yoga retreats, provides Yoga workshops to the public, and offers private, corporate and public studio Yoga classes.
Colleen is known for her passionate instruction that immediately instills a sense of calm within her students while inspiring compassion, self-acceptance, and empowerment. Her Vinyasa classes are infused with fluid and creative movement, intelligent sequencing, and a grace that will leave an imprint upon you with every class she teaches. Her genuine and caring approach to gentle styles, including Yin and Restorative yoga offer a safe and sacred space for inward reflection, cultivating a deep state of relaxation and peacefulness from within. Her versatility to work with all levels of students and teachers is a true testament to her vast knowledge and rich experience of anatomy, alignment, biomechanics, and yoga philosophy. Colleen has a unique way of creating genuine connections which leaves you feeling brighter and inspired from within.
Colleen has well over a decade of teaching experience in multiple markets throughout the USA & Canada. Her depth of experience is deeply rooted in the Kripalu tradition where she originally began her studies. Additionally, having lived and taught in the Boulder & Denver Colorado yoga community, she immersed herself in this yoga mecca and as a result she has been steeped and influenced by a wide variety of other traditions and many inspiring teachers. There are too many to list or name, all of which she has immense gratitude for having been in their presence and shared a piece of their path.
Originally from Canada, Colleen grew up on the beaches of Prince Edward Island, where her love of the ocean first began. Still to this day the calm with which water offers her is unparalleled. Colleen, being the third of 4 children, was a force from the beginning. She enjoyed playing a wide variety of sports growing up. Her competitive spirit coupled with hard work, highlighted her talents in field hockey and equestrian show jumping, where she eventually narrowed her focus. She represented her home province for field hockey at the Canadian Games and was the Captain of her University team, earning the honors of being named All Canadian. Colleen also competed throughout many provinces across Canada with her horses, earning numerous provincial awards. Still to this day, Colleen rides horses and plays field hockey. Colleen graduated with an undergrad in Psychology and Biology and a graduate degree in IT. Adventure and new beginnings eventually lead her to Seoul, South Korea where she taught English as a second language. She found and followed love from South Korea to Italy and all the way back to the USA where she now resides with her husband Josh and their many fur babies.