Meet Our Instructors

We offer a wide range of high quality yoga classes, workshops, series & events.


Melissa is trained in Hatha Yoga with blended styles of Iyengar & Vinyasa Flow. Melissa is also certified in Yoga Trapeze and Beach Body PiYo.

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Elizabeth has had much experience with several different styles of yoga and teaches Vinyasa Flow.

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Dee has been an artist for over 10 years and has experience in various styles of yoga and meditation.

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chanel brooks yoga instructor at yoga house


“The meaning of life is to uncover your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away. “ For me Yoga is my calling, Yoga is my gift, that I am here to give to you.

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Taylor Farinas

Yoga started transforming my life in 2013. I want to share this powerful practice in a way that opens your heart and mind to its endless blessings and lessons.

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Erin Porteous, yoga instructor at Colorado Yoga House in Montrose, CO

Erin Porteous

I love to create fun sequences, mix styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Yin, and empower students to become aware of their bodies and overcome challenges.

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Kylie Davis, Colorado yoga instructor

Kylie Davis

Kylie incorporates various styles of yoga to increase her strength and flexibility. She also uses yoga to find recovery while training for rock climbing and running.

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Elie Malloy

“Yoga has been a part of my life for over 15 years. I was first introduced to the practice in a college course and over the years it has brought ease and strength to my life on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.

I have explored several different types of yoga and worked in several studios over the years. I completed my 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training with Shanti Yoga in Boise, ID in the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.

I enjoy teaching vinyasa flow classes that allow my students to move at their own pace and progress mindfully in their own yoga practice. I seek to help others thrive by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga, and my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

When I am not on the mat you will find me playing with my young daughter and exploring Western Colorado by foot, boat, bike or skis.”

Elie teaches Vinyasa Flow classes.

Dee Miller

Dee Miller shares her knowledge and enjoyment of Iyengar based yoga. Her playful teaching style infuses anatomical alignment, balancing strength and flexibility through organic movement and breath exploration, to encourage self awareness in supporting weekend warriors through their daily life journey, and those amazing adventures!

Dee currently teaches classes at Yoga House, Solutions Wellness, and the Recreation Center in Montrose, Colorado. Previously, with Academy of Yoga, Yoga to Go, and Rocky Mountain Health Plans, in Grand Junction.

Dee Miller received her 200 hour Iyengar Teacher Training certification through the Academy of Yoga, Grand Junction, CO, 2008. Silver Sneakers Yoga Instructor, 2018.

Her yoga teacher training includes: study with Monica Cullinane, Academy of Yoga; and Nancy Crum Stechert, Iyengar certified of the Hotchkiss Yoga Tree; Yoga Anatomy with Laura Allard-Antelmi, author and Iyengar Yoga Center of Boulder; Iyengar Yoga Intensive with Kevin Durkin, Iyengar Certified and CMT; and Yoga Cueing and Assists with Gina Caputo of Colorado School of Yoga. Silver Sneakers certification through Tivity Health.

Dee teaches Sport Power Yoga and Iyengar classes.

Chanel Brooks

Service should be done with gratitude, gratitude of the divine that has chosen me to be an instrument of good. 🙏🏽 Becoming a yoga teacher was the greatest blessing ever given to me and to my surprise, I found that teaching Yoga is my gift. It is something I always wanted as a kid and by the grace of God, I was given the opportunity to help be of service, benefit, and guide the collective consciousness of humanity by giving back and sharing my gift with you.

Yin is a passive slow paced style of yoga that requires poses or asanas to be held for 5min or more. A slow moving meditation, this method applies moderate stress and compression on the ligaments and joints to break down sediment, scar tissue, ultimately to reestablish the structural integrity, and mobility of the harder interior complex tissues of the body. A relaxing release, this class is a perfect balance to an active lifestyle.

Chanel teaches the Yin Yang Flow and Sculpt Yoga classes

Taylor Farinas

When I began practicing yoga in 2013, I couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on my life. Although the physical benefits of yoga are what first caught my attention; it is the mental, emotional, and spiritual shifts that bring me back to my mat again and again. Through yoga I have discovered the power of my breath, how to use movement to work through psychological pain, and cultivated a self-awareness that guides me both on and off the mat.

Although I practice a variety of styles of yoga, my favorite classes are the ones where I simply flow. Classes in which breath, movement, and music seamlessly meet in a way that heals not only my body, but my mind as well. I want to be challenged physically, sweat, learn something new, play, let go, connect to something greater than myself, surrender, maybe even cry a few tears I had been holding in. I completed my 200 hour Power Yoga teacher training with Core Power in 2016 in order to be able to share these types of classes with you. Come as you are and lets flow together.

Taylor teaches Power Flow classes on Thursday evenings.

Erin Porteous

For the last ten years, Erin Porteous has enjoyed the benefits of adding yoga to her athletic endeavors. She discovered the YogaFaith R-YFT 200 Alliance Certified program and didn’t hesitate in taking the opportunity to become a certified yoga teacher. Erin is passionate about bringing different styles of yoga to the community, having extra certification in Pre/Post natal yoga and soon to be certified in Yin yoga.

She sees yoga as a practice that loves creativity and believes everyone can benefit from yoga and find a style they enjoy. With a love of creating fun sequences and mixing styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin, Erin loves to empower her students to become aware about their body and overcome challenges.

Erin owns Petula Design – Home Staging and Design, sings at her local church, loves theatre, dreams of owning a bookstore, and learns the power of breath even in her own life and yoga practice.

Kylie Davis

Kylie began practicing yoga in 2009 while working as a rock climbing instructor and completing her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology. She initially was drawn to yoga as a way to increase strength and flexibility for climbing but quickly realized yoga was also an incredible tool for finding stillness and gratitude.

Since discovering yoga she has always wanted to become an instructor to deepen her practice and share yoga with others. In 2019, she was able to pursue her dream and received her RYT-200 certification with Yoga Faith. She enjoys teaching vinyasa and restorative style classes and is pursuing additional training in yoga for kids, meditation and nidra. She loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys reading, cooking and ice climbing.

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