About Us

We are a collective of independent yoga and Pilates teachers. You’ll most often find us teaching at Elevate Wellness Spa in Ouray. Whether you’re a local, a seasonal resident, or a visitor to Ouray, we hope you’ll find an ideal class that meets your needs and fits your schedule.

Maureen O’Driscoll

©reallifephotographs-61-bwMaureen has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years, first working with Kripalu Center graduate Kamakshi Hart in Washington, DC, who taught her the value of bringing laughter to the studio. She received her 200-hour teaching certification with senior Iyengar teacher Nancy Stechert at Yoga Tree in Hotchkiss, CO.

Maureen’s classes focus on proper alignment and stability and stress the benefits that can be achieved by experiencing the intricacies of each pose. She believes that yoga is accessible to all and welcomes everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners to her classes.

Kate Kissingford

work hsKate Kissingford received her Yoga Teacher Training in 1996 from Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Kate was a Core Faculty Yoga Instructor at Omega Institute from 1996 to 1999. She taught for a decade in Denver where she became the go-to teacher for students looking for a yoga practice that incorporates physical practice (asana) with a good dose of compassion, curiosity, and emotional well-being.

Kate’s teaching includes elements of Kripalu Yoga, Iyengar, Anusara, Restorative, Vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga. Kate thanks all her teachers, past and present, who have contributed to her experience of yoga as a practice of love in action. She can’t wait to share this practice with you!

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Ashley Fellin began her yoga journey after moving to Ouray in 2014. She discovered that yoga offered an opportunity to connect mind and body in more ways than just physical movement. Yoga philosophy and its unique approach to personal growth drew her in deeper. She enjoys the physical as well as spiritual challenge that yoga has to offer. As a runner, she found a sense of restoration and peace on her mat. She knew she wanted to share the joy and benefits of yoga with others, so she completed her 200-hour teacher training with Maureen Gildersleeve at Mangala Yoga in Telluride in the summer of 2022. Join Ashley for an all-levels vinyasa flow class that will leave you feeling restored and energized.

Andrea Ball

Andrea (Andi) Ball has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She took a hiatus from teaching to have her son, who’s now 1 1/2 years old. Her formal yoga education (500 hours) comes from yoga’s roots; traditional Hatha yoga with a strong emphasis on understanding one’s self and living a life of service. She’s grateful for her time at different Sivananda ashrams and the opportunity to learn yoga in its most authentic form. Her learning and teaching has evolved to a more pragmatic use of the poses in her practice of Katonah yoga. Andi is excited to share this amazing practice with the Ouray community.

Sandy Hennessy

SandySandy Hennessy began doing yoga at the age of 49 and has been practicing for 22 years. She has taught for 18 years and graduated from the San Francisco Iyengar Institute, studied in India, graduated from three Sarah Powers teacher training programs, and has studied with many others.

Sandy’s classes are gentle and provide her students with an uplifting yoga experience. Sandy offers mini-workshops and special classes periodically throughout the year.