Teachers at awake BOULDER Yoga Studio

Check out the yoga teachers currently offering classes at awake BOULDER during our soft launch! We plan to add additional teachers and class times in the Spring. Please let us know if there is a particular class you would like for us to add to our schedule!

Carlye Cole (Hatha Flow)

Carlye Cole is a 500hr-Registered Yoga Teacher teaching Hatha yoga as well as Vinyasa. Earning her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Grand Rapids, MI, she soon after moved to Taiwan where she taught private and community yoga classes, as well as an after-school yoga program for preschool and kindergarten. After teaching for 2 years in Taiwan, she travelled to the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh, in northern India where she completed her 500hr YTT and deepened her connection to the traditional practice of yoga. Shortly after, she moved to Uvita, Costa Rica where she taught community classes at various gyms and studios and assisted in a 200hr YTT with GypSEA Yoga. She’s now thrilled to be continuing her yoga journey in Boulder, CO where she combines classical yogic techniques, philosophy, and modern exercise into her classes for students of all levels. The practice of yoga has strengthened her self awareness and deepened her appreciation for nature. Through her experience she is inspired to share the love and freedom yoga has given her with others.

Michael Wang (Tai Chi and Qigong)

Michael has been a student of Chinese martial and healing arts for nearly 20 years and has been teaching qigong, tai chi and kung fu in Colorado since 2007. His martial arts training led him to explore various healing modalities, including acupuncture, massage and herbs. They are two sides of the same coin in the Chinese framework for health and wellness. Michael’s offerings through awake BOULDER have a focus on health and healing, energy management, and inviting more presence into our lives. Click here to learn more about his school Boulder Kung Fu.


Shawn Rybacki (Mindful Movement)

Shawn teaches Hatha Yoga from the lineage of the Himalayan Institute founded by Swami Rama. She found her way to Yoga by seeking healing from chronic illness and trauma. Her background includes extensive studies of Shambhala Buddhist meditation and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Shawn is a 500 HR-certified Reiki Master, and is passionate about incorporating Reiki into her classes. Also a graduate student at Naropa University, studying Mindfulness-Based Counseling Psychology, she believes emotional wellness is paramount to the Yoga experience. Each of her classes emphasizes exploration of the mind-body connection. Shawn hopes to create a nurturing environment where her students feel safe to show up exactly as they are!