Karen Buxcel began her journey into yoga after 40 years of living life and raising 4 children. What began as a committed daily practice of asana and meditation soon sprouted into the deep dive of becoming an instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.
Karen has studied with Real Evolution Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, The Prison Yoga Project and the folks at AcroYoga. She is a student of medical qigong and weaves those elements into her classes. Though she has received many certifications and trainings, the title and role she holds most dearly is that of "Mom".
Eric Krantz is a student of life with a diverse set of interests, but often finds that his fire has too many irons. Yoga helps him balance the cognitive demands of being an engineer and the emotional demands of being human. Eric studied the REY methodology under Kevin McQuillan and is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with Real Evolution Yoga. He enjoys ashtanga, vinyasa flow, and acroyoga. One of Eric's favorite activities is exploring random yoga classes and studios in different cities.
Alicia Fye (RYT200) began practicing late 2014 and fell in love with yoga.
"I started my yoga practice to gain strength and flexibility but the more I got into my practice it didn't take long to realize all the benefits yoga has on the mind and body! Becoming more aware of what yoga was doing for me, I knew I wanted to share this practice with everybody. Since my teacher training I have been leading classes every week and also enjoy putting on mini workshops and private yoga sessions".
Alicia's intention for each class is to create a space for each individual to experience a real connection with self through breath, asana and love.
Ashley Kiefer (RYT) is a woman on a mission of compassion. She came to yoga as a way to treat inflammation and stayed for the balance and love it brought into her life. Her teaching focuses on the breath and how the smallest movements can have the largest impact.
Janel McLaughlin (RYT200) started her yoga journey a couple of years ago and has since received her 200hr certificate with Real Evolution Yoga.
"Since I started practicing yoga, I discovered how I can incorporate it on and off my mat. I love helping people and sharing what I learn with others. I am passionate about healing oneself through healthy lifestyles. I am also interested in the power of essential oils."
Kristie King, working towards receiving her REY certification, loves what yoga does for her and wants to share the benefits with you! As a massage therapist, she knows how important it is to strengthen and stretch your muscles.
"To me, yoga is a another kind of massage for your body. After a practice I feel strong and relaxed, ready to calmly and mindfully move thru the rest of my day."
Milidi Dickenson completed her two hundred-hour Integrative Yoga training with Shilpa Ghatalia at Yogshakti in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She also completed a one hundred-hour Yin yoga training with Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier of With Yin Yoga.
Milidi took her first yoga class over seventeen years ago. Her curiosity for yoga has been a staple of her life ever since. She believes yoga is a tool for self embodiment and a path home to our true nature. Milidi is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Pam Bonar (RYT200) is a certified regular education and special education teacher with 24 years of kindergarten through 8th grade teaching experience. She began her yoga practice late in life and knows one thing...it has changed everything.
Pam is a Registered Children Yoga Teacher (RCYT), certified to teach yoga to children ages 3-21. She teaches adult and kids yoga at Sōl Yoga Collective.
Michael Turgeon has been attending yoga classes for a little over 4 years. During those 4 years, he has built his own personal practice and decided he wanted to teach yoga to others. He studied and trained at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX, earning his 200 hour teaching certificate in 2016.
"My background is based off my own intuition of physical fitness. I am a runner and swimmer foremost - but love all activities. My philosophy is "Go where your body takes you". Your body is your partner in life, not to be conquered, not to push beyond its threshold but to align with, nurture and respect."
With 32 years in the fitness industry, Kara has seen, tried, and taught almost everything. Her grounding health principle all those years has always been that whatever we do should be an integral part of body wellness and something that can be done forever.
Theresa Miller believes the path to understanding your true self starts on the mat. That's where we begin to let go and go with the flow. Her certifications include: 250 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training thru AURA Wellness Center, 105 Hours Continuing Education hours thru Yoga Journal Conference and YACEP yoga alliance.
"Letting go gives us freedom, & freedom is the only condition for happiness"- Thich Nhat Hanh
Cat Croteau (RYT) has been practicing yoga since the age of 15 but truly discovered its power after becoming a mom! She found yoga helped her move a little more gracefully though the ups and downs of parenthood and life. Her motto is 'relax the body and the mind will follow'. Cat’s intention as a yoga teacher is to help people find connection and space within themselves through breath based movement. A little laughter helps too!
Yorleny Alfaro Barrios is a Spanish translator from Costa Rica who loves the transformational power of yoga. She has been a passionate Ashtanga practitioner for almost three years and has studied with Ashtanga teachers from the lineage of Sri Pattabhi Jois, including Mariela Cruz (Costa Rica), Kino MacGregor and Daylene Christensen. Yorleny recently had the opportunity to practice with Sharath Jois during his 2016 US tour. When she's not practicing, she enjoys hiking, the outdoors and acro yoga.
"I believe that what we do on the mat has a direct effect in our daily lives and changes us physically and mentally. I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach at Sōl and I am thrilled to humbly share what I’ve learned from my teachers and spread the love for Ashtanga yoga to those who have an interest in it."
Nic Krueger (LAC, MCTM) loves the simplicity of yoga. She likes to bring a lot of stillness into her classes (but don't count on it being easy!). No fast paced vinyasas here. A recent transplant to the Black Hills, Nic is digging the open space, long trails, warm people and especially the plethora of climbable rock. Nic is an acupuncturist and herbalist at Thrive Acupuncture & Wellness.