Whip Smart. Deeply Sensitive. Embodied Souls.


Livia Cohen-Shapiro

Founder, Creator, Lead Teacher and Mentor.

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Mama first and foremost, wife, lover of words, teacher, counselor, spiritual activist and a forever student,

Livia helps students and teachers of yoga grow their ranges of motion and emotion through steady asana practice, somatic education, and body centered mentorship/counseling. She brings essential Somatic Psychology principles and tools to the lives, practice and teaching of dedicated yoga students and instructors worldwide.

As a clear seer, Livia facilitates deeply held space for psychotherapeutic healing and mentoring--into the places asana opens but needs more guidance. Her notoriously enthralling online programs are a call to action--educating teachers to build more nuanced psychological knowhow in their classes.  

Known for her sincerity, directness and humor, she often shares moving personal anecdotes that illuminate the spiritual path as deeply human and body-centric.  Classes, workshops and trainings leave students empowered, ignited and pushed right up to the edges of their own becoming.

Livia holds a masters of Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has practiced and taught yoga for nearly two decades and her dedication to understanding the human experience is life-long. Her article Yoga-Based Body Psychotherapy is published in the International Journal of Body Psychotherapy.

She is most at home in the cauldron of her own practices- be it asana, dance or writing. She resides in Boulder, CO with her husband, daughter, two aging cats and a lot of books.


Makayla McDonald

Administrative Assistant for Online Programs. Visionary. Friend. 


Coming home to her body has been the epitome of ecstatic unfoldment for Makayla. She has a BA in Yoga from Naropa University, and has a background steeped in a love of permaculture, food, the body, and movement. Currently she is a body image coach, helping people make peace with food and love their bodies. She loves happy-baby pose, befriending her anger, eating perfectly ripe blueberries, and the way she feels in her heart when she sees puppies. makaylamcdonald.com

Brooke Lorimer

Marketing. Social. 

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Brooke  is a lover of yoga, nourishing food, and time spent outside. She is a writer, blogger, and photographer. Brooke is passionate about working with women in business, and supporting women in taking up space in the world. Brooke values communication, laughter, and life’s juicy offerings. 

She holds a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Naropa University and a 200 hour RYT from Vastu Health.