2018 Main stage Presenters
Gina Caputo is the creatrix of Integrated VinyasaTM Yoga, which emphasizes the fusion of alignment and flow, anatomy and energetics, focus and release, work and play. Always with a nod to yoga philosophy but with a keen eye on modern life, she feels it is essential for our yoga practices to feel less like auto-pilot busy work and more like powerful, embodied explorations of our inner landscape. She’s known as a down-to-earth, accessible teacher who can communicate complex yogic concepts in a way people can relate to. Her clear and playful style of teaching encourages you to explore possibility, transform old beliefs and take refuge in the life-long journey that is yoga. She is the Founder and Director of the Colorado School of Yoga, learn more at www.ginacaputo.com.
I am on a mission to help you connect with your deep intuition and commune with your own inner visionary. My approach is steeped in love and the belief that everybody deserves to benefit from the practices of yoga. I promise to meet you wherever you are in your personal experience to guide you through a safe, accessible and trauma informed practice. learn more at sedonalavarez.com
Shanell Petersen-Reffell is the Author of The Best Sugar-Free Vegan Cookbook Ever published in March 2018. She is also a Holistic Nutrition Counselor, E-RYT, YACEP, Marketing consultant, and Founder of Nella Yoga in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Born and raised on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 3 years ago fell in love with Kansas City.. With over 12 years of practice, yoga has given her the light to stay true to her path with meditation and gaining awareness of her spirit, mind, and body. She also enjoys volunteering in the community alongside her family when she's not at her studio. learn more at missnellayoga.com
Jesse grew up with yoga as part of her life doing headstands with her Grandma. After dealing with extreme anxiety along with a diagnosis of celiac disease, her yoga practice brought her back to being herself. Jesse had taught cheerleading camps for over a decade when she realized she could translate those skills to teaching a joyful practice while reaching a broader demographic. Jesse he got her yoga certification through Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training and Kelly Smith Colln in 2014. Bringing joy, bringing fun and sometimes dance parties or sing-a-longs to her classes is what she loves, knowing the deeper effects of yoga start to permeate her student's lives, just as it did hers. Making yoga accessible and not intimidating is what Jesse is all about and hopes she can spread more love and joy in this world. learn more at myyogakc.com
Founder and Executive Director of Karma Tribe Yoga, founder of Pop-Up Yoga KC, and co-founder of Heartland Yoga Festival. Lauren is a dedicated yoga teacher and entrepreneur with the unique gift of cultivating connection and community. She believes that yoga is beneficial to everyone and is passionate about creating accessible experiences and opportunities for students to find a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them. Lauren is the lead teacher of Karma Tribe Yoga YTT, teaches internationally for retreats and conferences, and is a Reiki practioner and Thai Yoga Bodyworker. Learn more at laurenleduyoga.com