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!

Marcy Woodmarcy wood

Marcy Wood, MFA, 200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, Kinesiology, has more than 30 years of fitness coaching and 15 years of yoga and meditation offerings. She holds a BA in Kinesiology, and multiple CECs in physical therapy from Postural Restoration and Functional Movement Screening. Marcy was trained by Brandon Cox of Corepower, is trained in Shiva Rea’s Shakti Flow, and has trained at the Shambhava School of Yoga. She offers safe and effective yoga as a foundation of conscious well-being. Read more.

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.