Friday Night FUNdraiser


This class is taught by:

Monica Coshenet

Monica has been a fitness junkie for her entire life, always finding new classes or sports to give her that wonderful endorphin high. And that’s exactly how she got hooked at SWEAT, falling in love with the hot room and the challenging classes! Although she first began her hot yoga practice in 2008, she only found consistency with it when she started attending SWEAT in 2013. Monica initially only sought out the physical aspect of hot yoga but has since realized the profound benefits it’s had on her mental and emotional health as well. Because of that, she was eager to join SWEAT’s yoga teacher training despite having just given birth to her first child, Opal! Although teaching at SWEAT has always been part of her goal, she also hopes to use her training in yoga and her background as an Occupational Therapist to make yoga accessible to all people despite any physical or cognitive challenges that they may have. Bottom line is, Monica is beyond excited to be a part of the SWEAT family and the yoga community!

Julie Kelly-Smith

Julie decided to try yoga to strengthen weak areas in her body while recovering from a running injury. After practicing yoga for a few short months not only did she experience less pain while running but yoga put a balance in her life off the mat as well. A life-long athlete, Julie was drawn to the intense physical practice but it was the mind body connection that kept her coming back. She sees yoga as a much needed balance to today’s hectic lifestyles. She took her practice to the next level and completed the 200hr Hot Teacher Training at Corepower Yoga in Chicago in 2009. She then continued her journey studying vinyasa, yin and prenatal yoga. Through teaching she enjoys working with others on their journey towards finding their truth through mental, physical, and spiritual health/wellness.  Julie returned to New Mexico in 2012 after being in Chicago for 7 years. She is delighted to be back in the warm sunny southwest to enjoy the outdoors and share her love of yoga with you.

Carrie Post

Carrie has been practicing yoga for over ten years, but truly found her passion for vinyasa in 2009 when she first started practicing Hot Yoga. She was immediately hooked on the energy of the flow along with its healing power and signed up for Jimmy Barkan’s hot vinyasa teacher training. Carrie graduated from Jimmy’s level one training in 2010, and did both of his level two trainings that year as well. In the spring of 2012, Carrie began the Five Elements Vinyasa teacher training with Janet Stone. In 2015 Carrie became 500hr certified by Janet Stone Yoga. Carrie is happy to be a member of SWEAT yoga school’s staff and loves witnessing the transformative power of studying yoga. She is also an intuitive bodyworker and a holistic health coach and is passionate about helping people find their paths to deep wellness and joy.

Nicole Hightower

Nicole was first introduced to hot yoga in May 2009 by a friend who invited her to a class. It was not only her first hot yoga class but her first yoga class in general. Immediately, yoga became a big part of her life and her livelihood. Prior to practicing yoga, Nicole was a pilates student for years and an avid runner. However, she had not yet found her true passion until she found yoga. After attending a workshop by Jimmy Barkan in January 2010, Nicole was inspired to pursue her passion even further by signing up for the Barkan Method Hot Yoga Teacher Training. She completed her level one 200 hour teacher training in July 2010 and her level 2 training in April 2011. Nicole has a background in education and enjoys the teaching aspect just as much as the practice of yoga. She is excited to join the SWEAT family!

Vikki Everett

Vikki has been practicing yoga sporadically since 2008. She was introduced to hot yoga through a friend of a friend in 2014 and was immediately hooked. After going through a less than graceful pregnancy, she quickly realized it was time to get back on the mat. When the opportunity to participate in SWEAT Yoga School presented itself, Vikki dove in head first and hasn’t looked back. She initially pursued yoga school to deepen her personal understanding and advance her practice. Through the course of her training she quickly began to uncover a passion for teaching. She is thrilled to share this passion and join the SWEAT family!

Lisa Duncan

Lisa first discovered hot yoga while training for an ironman in 2010. She added hot yoga to her ironman training program to help with recovery and mental focus, which was instrumental in ultimately finishing the ironman. In 2015, Lisa completed her 200 hour training program at SWEAT Yoga Studio. Lisa loves inspiring healthy lifestyles and sharing the beauty of yoga. Lisa truly believes anybody can do yoga and believes everybody can develop a deeper connection with their mind, body, and spirt. Lisa’s goal for every yoga class is for all students to leave feeling good about themselves with a sense of accomplishment and full of energy. Lisa is a physical therapist that specializes in neurological patients ranging from strokes, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Lisa is excited and grateful to be a part of the SWEAT family and thrilled to share her passion of yoga.

Alison Roberts

Alison has been practicing various styles of yoga for over 10 years, finding hot yoga in 2009. She instantly fell in love with the heat and made it part of a regular routine. Due to a full time job, the calling to teach had to be put on hold until 2012 when an opportunity presented itself and she completed her 200 hour training through the Sacred Hot Yoga Method. Two years later, Alison took the plunge and left the security of her job to travel to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 500 hour training through Zuna Yoga. Alison's knowledge is thorough and spans from restorative to powerful vinyasa flows with a strong focus on intention, breath, and the energetic systems of the body. She is incredibly grateful and honored to be part of the SWEAT community.

Terri Othling

Terri began practicing yoga at the age of 50 in 2010. It wasn’t until her first Bikram class in early 2011 that she became totally captivated with hot yoga, practicing consistently for 3 years. In March 2014 Terri took her first flow class at SWEAT Yoga studio and realized the beneficial, yet challenging beauty of practicing both “static” and “flow” hot yoga. She credits hot yoga with helping to heal knee and shoulder injuries and facilitating the ability to “age with grace.” Enrolling in the first SWEAT Yoga School to deepen her practice and yoga knowledge, Terri graduated in July 2015 with a RYT 200 and a passion to help people realize the countless benefits and joy of yoga, regardless of age. She is a mom, grandmother, and artist, and is so grateful to be a part of the SWEAT community (along with her daughter, Jenny Thomas).

Delynn Davidson

Delynn was introduced to yoga by a college friend in 2007. Before her first class, she expected it to be “just stretching,” but was willing to give it a shot because her friend, also a college athlete, vouched for it. After the first class, she was hooked. She practiced regularly (averaging five classes per week) from that point forward. Delynn utilized yoga throughout two pregnancies, and credits it for helping with two smooth and uncomplicated natural births as well as a quick return to pre-pregnancy weight. Delynn received a 200 hour Registered Yoga Certification (RYT) from Sunstone Yoga Academy in March 2012, shortly before the birth of her second son in April 2012. She also completed a 100 hour training with Janet Stone in July 2013. Prior to teaching yoga, Delynn spent five years as a public high school teacher in Albuquerque, NM and Frisco, TX.
Once each month, we will come together on a Friday evening to practice together with added purpose, raising funds, goods, and awareness for various charities that are dear to our SWEATy family. This is a donation-based, one hour FUN, funky, and themed flow.
 
December's Friday Night FUNdraiser will be taught by Delynn Davidson and will support Sacred Wind Communications. The mission of this extraordinary organization is to help the Navajo people on tribal lands, and other rural communities in NW New Mexico. SAcred Wind Communication has supported a college fund for Navajo youth, collected food, clothing, furniture, books, and toys for the poor, supported Navajo community events, and created and operated a free computer center for one Navajo community. Their newest program is one in which they will buy and install new solar panels that will power up a computer, telephone, and 1 lamp (maybe a TV as well) for Navajo families who have no electricity. Bring your donations, your energy, and a full heart to this purposeful and FUN hour of yoga.

To learn more about this cause, visit