Better Buzz Yoga is an unassuming little studio in the heart of Sunnyside, located in Northwest Denver, Colorado. You will find that we have simple taste and our studio reflects that - no frills, no fuss.
You will learn that the practice of moving and breathing together is a powerful tool that connects us with our community and to the world around us. Better Buzz flows are energetic, creative, fluid and free. Come find your Better Buzz - simply badass yoga
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEATED VINYASA YOGA AND 'HOT' (BIKRAM) YOGA?
These are two different styles within the same family of yoga (Hatha Yoga). Bikram is a fixed sequence of 26 concentrated postures practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees. Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic style of yoga focused on synchronizing breath with continuous movement - each sequence aligns with inhalations and exhalations.
At Better Buzz, these sequences you practice will be tied to music in a room heated to between 85-95 degrees, depending on the number of students.
BETTER BUZZ IS DIFFERENT
Unlike many heated yoga studios, at Better Buzz, you will experience FAR infrared heating panels. These panels heat like the sun, warming your body from within and providing a therapeutic, deep penetrating, detoxifying form of heat which expels toxins, heavy metals and pollutants from the body, providing significant benefits.
FAR infrared heat promotes a stronger immune system, better cardiovascular health, and it also speeds up the healing process in soft tissue injuries such as tears, pulls, and sprains. The penetrating heat of FAR infrared heat therapy helps heal scars, wounds, and cuts, it also smoothes skin’s texture, lessens coarseness, and reduces pore size.
FAR infrared heat therapy is a natural way to aid aches and pains from arthritis, fibromyalgia and other health-related disorders. Providing relief to people suffering from chronic injury, illness or fatigue, far infrared heat is often the first step in helping them get their life back.
BENEFITS OF USING FAR INFRARED HEAT:
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system
- Heals injuries faster and more efficiently
- Relieves pain and migraine headaches
- Eases joint pain and stiffness
- Relaxes muscles and increases flexibility
- Deep cleanses skin naturally
- Removes toxins and mineral waste
- Improves the immune system
- Increases metabolism
- Removes heavy metals, toxins and pollutants from the tissues
* Please note, while our heated classes are considered safe and therapeutic for healthy individuals, it is always recommended that you check with your doctor or a medical professional before practicing if you have any concerns. Because younger students are not able to regulate their body temperature as well as adults, students under 16 are not permitted to practice at BBY and those who are 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!
We are a small studio with a 20 person maximum and our classes can fill up! Please make sure you register in advance to reserve your place.
Payments will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card each month.
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My mission is to inspire others to self-love. To know that each person possesses greatness in their own skin, soul, and mind. My attitude within my teaching is to serve the students and allow them to find creativity through movement and making new shapes with their bodies. I desire to create uniqueness in my flows and to get my students to try things they didn’t know they could do. I am an E-YRT 200, CPT, and enjoy the edge of yoga meeting plyometric power movements. I have specialized in yin and restorative yoga as well, completing a balanced approach to grounding and intensity. When I am not at the studio, or the gym, I enjoy photography, cooking, and reading.
My classes are filled with breath, heart, warmth and great music. I believe in slowing down and savoring each breath and fully feeling into each movement, both in my own practice, and when leading. I view teaching as an offering, as my opportunity to share what I love and cherish about yoga, which is time for breath and time for feeling alive, empowered and strong. I typically gets on my mat before each class and feel what is needed in my body, believing in the wisdom of our own bodies to guide our practice and dictate what we need. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 sons, friends, family and 2 dobermans. I completed my 200 hour YTT in 2014, under a Baptiste and a Bhakti trainer.
After more than a decade of consistent yoga practice I decided I wanted to share my knowledge and passion for this practice with others. Yoga has provided an outlet that allows me to shed what I don’t need and make space for what I do need. My intention for my classes is to guide students to this sense of balance so they can bring it into their everyday lives. I became certified in December 2016 with CorePower Yoga’s 200 hour training program. I hope to bring a lightness and playfulness to my classes so that my students walk away feeling they have more of what they need and less of what they don’t.
I quickly fell in love with the practice as a way to get fit and healthier and discovered how important yoga was for my physical, emotional, and mental health. As an avid runner, I've found yoga an incredible compliment be able to perform at my best. Through yoga, I have reinvented myself, and have a new life mission supporting others through all of life’s joys, difficulties, and inevitable struggles. Recently, I began the transition to a plant based lifestyle. I'm fascinated with nutrition and its relationship with mental as well as physical health. Running began my journey toward a healthier lifestyle, but yoga and nutrition has allowed me to dig deeper in finding my healthiest and happiest self. I completed my RYT200 training at Asana Studio in Arvada, Colorado.
My name is Sarah Edmonds and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing community here at Better Buzz. I am a Colorado native and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! I live in Highlands Ranch with my wonderful husband, Nigel, and our 4 kids. I LOVE being in the mountains, especially hiking and skiing - I have found much solace there over the years. I also enjoy going to concerts, traveling, photography and, of course, YOGA!!! I am honored to be on this journey with all of you! Namaste! I completed my RYT200 training at Lifetime Fitness in Centennial, Colorado.
Self-discovery is a beautiful thing, and just one of many facets of yoga that keeps me coming back. I first came to yoga simply as a means to help ease some of the strain I was experiencing in my knees, but found the practice has shaped and changed my life in ways innumerable. It has given my body more strength and endurance, it has challenged me to deeply explore my mental landscape. I believe yoga presents infinite potential for physical, mental, and spiritual growth, and am grateful to be part of this community. I love guiding students through a physically challenging and mentally engaging practice and love all that I learn from and with everyone in our local yoga tribe. Let’s root for each other, and watch each other grow. I completed my RYT200 at LifeTime Fitness in Centennial, Colorado.
Yoga came into my life when years of running and high-intensity no-pain, no-gain workouts started to take their toll. I wanted to find something that would still push me physically but bring me a sense of peace and clarity. I teach empowering classes that emphasize strength training and a fusion of the HIIT exercises I love along with the flow of Power Vinyasa. When I'm not getting my Namaste on, I enjoy spending time with my family and my fur children, hiking and getting out in the mountains, reading, and eating anything I can get my hands on. I'm so blessed and excited to be a part of the dynamic team at Better Buzz and can't wait to slay with you on and off the mat! I completed my RYT200 training at the River in Denver, Colorado.
I've been practicing yoga for almost 15 years. It is woven into the fabric of my being and my passion is bringing the peace, joy, and strength of yoga into my community. I enjoy teaching challenging classes, encouraging students to explore their physical and spiritual edge. My classes offer students the opportunity to take risks and work hard to grow in their practice. I also enjoy having fun and designing soulful classes to some of my favorite artists. It is my sincere hope that taking risks and having fun on the mat translates into students finding their purpose and the strength to follow it off the mat. I am so excited to join the BetterBuzz community and be part of a badass team building strength and love in the Sunnyside neighborhood.
Yoga is a journey. It breaks society’s conditioned norms of checking things off a list, of striving for perfection, of always thinking what’s next. Yoga is presence within the moment and excitement for personal growth. I first discovered yoga as a form of fitness in 2012, but quickly realized it wasn’t just my biceps that were growing - it was my soul. I became addicted to the practice, craving space within my own authentic self for the first time. When I’m on my mat, I get lost in the moment and in growing my light. I hope to provide my students with a space where they can be vulnerable, leave the outside world behind, and look within themselves to find the power of their own inner light. When we all shine we make the world a brighter place. I completed my RYT200 at CorePower Yoga in 2015.
I am a creative. Raised in a family where the hand was an essential tool, my earliest expressions came in the form of the piano, cooking, photography, sculpture, woodwork, and yoga! I received a double Arts & Sciences BA from Seattle University and immediately transitioned into continuing my education. I have completed thorough trainings in Yin, Vinyasa, Pre-natal, and Bilingual yoga, as well as training in hands-on assists, and an additional 100 hours of formal mentorship in Bali, Indonesia. I believe in equal pillars of knowledge and experience. I routinely use my instincts to support my student’s needs on a day-to-day basis, rarely repeating the same class twice. Thoughtful and empowering sequences will deliver you to numerous energetic peaks; paired with her supportive assists and fondness of storytelling, you’ll leave class feeling fresh, light, and connected. I completed my RYT200 at Kindness Yoga in Denver, Colorado.
DAVID MICHAEL SCOTT
I spent years living as a wilderness guide, a Peace Corps volunteer, and a math teacher before encountering yoga as a means to integrate life lessons and heal from the trauma of the past. One of the fundamental purposes of yoga, for me, is to create a transitional environment in which overworked and overstimulated people can move from a place of mental agitation to a place of mental stillness. The bridge from movement to stillness comes in the form of challenging movements, purposeful breathing, and intense mental concentration on both these areas. As a result, my classes are very athletic, as mental and physical fatigue helps still the mind. That being said, every class should be a combination of focused intention and fun. In my class you will laugh, meet your neighbors, and perhaps even… hold hands (briefly!). I tend to incorporate powerful music to support the energy in class. Any particular class of may feature hip hop, rock, dub step, or sitar. Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure and we will breathe, flow, and grow together.
Life has a beautiful yet unpredictable cadence. In the past few years, I've lived in different countries, moved multiple times, married my best friend, lost and found important people, started a business (Better Buzz Yoga!) and recently gave birth to the most incredible, brave and kind baby boy, Colden Briggs. Yoga reminds me that no matter what is going on in my world, I know that if I can make it to my mat, I have the opportunity to reconnect, reset and find my center. This practice is about connection for me and I am grateful for the daily reminder of the journey we are all on. I love hearing the collective sigh of letting go, creating union with breath and the simple act of being in a space with others, wherever we are on our path. I find it to be a lovely metaphor for life and I'm honored to have the opportunity to practice with you whenever we may meet! I completed my RYT200 training at Spirit Yoga Studios in San Diego.
My teaching style is light, bright, challenging, playful, inspiring and sometimes upside down. I first discovered Yoga in college where I happily practiced and studied Iyengar. After a long chunk of time my yoga practiced was wakened out of its hibernation when I took my first heated vinyasa class in 2008. The rest is history, one may say. I have a playful way of bringing you back to your childhood and back to your own personal freedom by gently challenging you to declare freedom from all self-made limitations. I will work to always remind you that the world is filled with more beauty and goodness than not and that YOU are perfect!
Taylor Rose Worden
After spending the last decade cultivating a regular yoga practice, I am passionate about sharing my experience and supporting others on their journey. I hope to become a catalyst for change by creating a safe and loving space for personal exploration. I believe we are a physical embodiment of the sacred source, and our purpose is to not only witness, but to participate in the inexhaustible celebration we call life. By utilizing the power of breath control, I strive to help others reach new levels of awareness and appreciation for the magic and mystery of our world, both internally and externally. For more information please visit my website: www.taylorroseyoga.com
Join us for the journey of a lifetime: 200-hour Better Buzz Yoga Teacher Training is coming this September - December 2018!
Our training is a unique + comprehensive three months of study + unlike other training programs, you will have the opportunity to teach public classes almost immediately. If that sounds intimidating...that's okay! If that sounds challenging, that's the point! If that sounds exciting, it is! Our program is designed for anyone who is both interested in deepening their yoga practice and/or becoming a yoga teacher. You will become versed in the history + origins yoga while developing the ability to guide others to this practice in a unique and authentic way. You will have the opportunity for self-reflection, self-discovery, and personal growth while learning how to share this practice with others. At BBY, we believe in the power of connection, community and strength and as you progress through the training, you will begin to understand how these core concepts are central to who we are at BBY.
Our program will reflect the culture and style of Better Buzz Yoga (BBY) which means in addition to gaining a solid understanding of yoga philosophy, history, asana + pranayama, you will learn how to deliver (and practice) with dynamic intention. By learning how to sequence amazing + creative flows, link unusual transitions, modify postures for all bodies + adapt to changing situations on the fly, you will leave this experience with tools to create and help guide intentional, thoughtful, soulful, powerful, inspirational flow. And afterall, isn't that what the buzz of yoga is all about?
BBYTT (Better Buzz Yoga Teacher Training) includes unlimited studio yoga classes with any lead trainer. This allows you the opportunity to explore different styles of asana, pranayama and teaching diversity while refining your practice and finding your voice as a teacher. BBYTT is unique in that it offers qualified graduates the opportunity to teach at Better Buzz Yoga upon graduation, which supports graduates in gaining critical teaching experience.
You will be encouraged to express your unique skills and personal authenticity while engaging in constructive self-reflection and learning to identify areas in your own practice where you can cultivate greater awareness and understanding. Our goal is to ensure that you finish training equipped with a deep understanding of this practice and how you can teach in a way that continues to foster an environment of learning and challenge in both you and your students.
The following areas of study will be covered in-depth + in a variety of learning environments from lectures and discussions, to hands on anatomy instruction, to practice teaching labs and consistent group yoga practices.
In order to receive your graduation certificate you will have to meet the following criteria:
- Attendance and full participation in all required courses
- Completion of all homework assignments, writing projects and required reading
- Demonstrate an embodied and integrated knowledge from the coursework
- Pass a cumulative written exam and practical teaching exam
Required Reading List
- The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
- The Alchemist by Paula Coehlo
Suggested Reading List
- Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses by Ray Long
- The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith
YOGA PRACTICE + TECHNIQUES
The primary learning objectives of the in depth asana study will include:
A demonstrated technical understanding of the correct alignment of each asana, usage of props, and appropriate modifications.
A demonstrated understanding of the correct actions of the asana for optimal benefit and therapeutic effect.
- An ability to access an inner awareness while practicing and teaching yoga asana.
These three primary components will address the technical details of alignment, but also stages, appropriate levels and modifications, as well as a wealth of therapeutic effects of Yoga practice.
You will develop an understanding of breathing patterns in yourself and others. You will be able to properly practice, demonstrate and instruct the techniques of ujjayi, nadi shodhana, kapalabhati and bhramari.
You will be able to instruct basic seated + guided meditation(s) and supine savasana. These are important techniques for opening and closing yoga practices and classes, as well as deepening your own practice.
You will learn chants for invocation, mantras for healing, as well as the deeper significance of Om.
Applied anatomy is a major component of our training. It is extremely important that you gain an understanding of human anatomy and physiology as it is related to the actions and alignment of asana. You will learn how to read your own body as well as other bodies in the room. You will come to understand how the human body works within asana and how to help your students practice safely and therapeutically.
We will also cover subtle, or energetic, anatomy providing and understanding of how subtle energy forces influence our practice.
PHILOSOPHY + ETHICS
You will come to understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, understand the eight limbs of yoga as outlined by Patanjali and be able to apply studies of the Yamas (ethical precepts) and Niyamas (personal attributes) to your own life.
We will dive into the history + lineages of yoga, the ethics of practicing and teaching yoga as well as specific sessions and assignments intended to enrich your capacity for self-reflection and personal growth.
When you complete BBYTT, you will have the tools, skills + applied knowledge to begin teaching yoga but you will also have a whole new set of tools, skills + applied knowledge that we hope you will incorporate into your life + your community.
You will leave BBYTT with your own unique, badass, strong and vibrant teaching methodology.
Our methods include:
- Communication Skills + Group Dynamics
- Sequencing + Time Management
- Boundaries + Inclusivity
- Observation, Assisting, + Adjustments
- Exploring Teaching Styles
- The Business of Yoga
PRACTICUM + MENTORSHIP
The student-teacher ratio of our program will provide generous personal attention and mentorship. Our practicum hours exceed that of Yoga Alliance, and will provide significant time to refine your personal teaching style + skills.
Practicum hours will include:
- Practice teaching with support and feedback from fellow participants and instructors
- Public class observation with follow-up writing assignments