Nurgul | Yin Yoga
Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8 pm
Nurgul was raised on an organic farm in the high mountain valleys of Kyrgyzstan, where she learned the principles and methods of sustainable agriculture, seasonal cuisine, and minimalist living. More than a decade of hands in the ground experience lead to a sincere appreciation of the natural world, and the cycle of life.
Having been raised in Kyrgyzstan in tune with life's growing cycles, and the practices of sustainability and balanced living, Nurgul had a uniquely practical foundation to build upon. After immigrating to the United States in 2004, she embarked upon a formal, and self-study program, which was to include pre and post natural nutrition, fermentation, veganism, meditation, yoga, minimalist lifestyles, and self-healing.
Nurgul completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification. Her aim is to facilitate a deeper connection to your higher self and make yoga available to all! She inspires her students to discover their inner strength, self-awareness and beauty. She gives you safe space, hands on assist and kind support. When she is off the mat you will likely find her enjoying nature, exploring the wonders of this world.
Megan Conway | Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Alternating Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm and Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm
I was born and raised in Colorado Springs. I grew up working in my family’s restaurant with my eight siblings. I put myself through nursing school, I’ve always had a huge interest in the human body and how it operates.
I was first introduced to yoga when I was 18 years old. I immediately loved it. In my early 20s I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I focused on earning my nursing career and continued to practice yoga. After getting to a stable position in my career I took the 200 hr accreditation course to finally become a yoga teacher!!
It has been a dream of mine for a long time and I’m thrilled to be able to share yoga with others. I want to make yoga accessible to all and to inform people of what yoga really is. Many people have a misunderstanding when it comes to yoga. I would love to help educate people so that they can experience the joy of yoga.
Casey was born and raised in Kentucky, but always felt called to move to Colorado. It was a distant dream until the universe gave her the push she needed when she was 22. She left behind her family, friends, college, and a job she loved. Still yet, it simply felt right for her.
Having graduated from her yoga teaching training 200 hour back in 2017, it wasn’t until her move to Manitou Springs that the desire to offer regular yoga classes grew strong. Casey applied for her first paid yoga position at VASA and, to her surprise, was offered the job. Still, she wanted more. She wanted to connect more with the people in her community, which brought her to begin offering donation-based classes at TAV.
In short, she is a yoga teacher, but her calling goes beyond teaching the poses. Her deepest intentions are to bring the essence of yoga to people to inspire mindfulness in all areas; mindfulness of oneself, other people, other beings, and the world we all share.