Teachers

Jenna Pfingston is the owner of jalaBlu Yoga and jalaBlu School of Yoga.  Her passion for yoga was not instant but after finding the right style and teachers her love affair continued to expand.  Jenna has studied yoga for 16 years and at the age of 38 while traveling through South East Asia for 6 months she started to dream and visualize of a space that grew community, peace and awareness.  Jenna is honored to hold a few certifications through Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500, YACEP, and RYS 200) and previously had an Anusara Inspired certification.  Jenna continues to study closely with her main teacher Christina Sell but has enjoyed branching off with other styles and teachers to discover new layers of yoga.  Jenna's new passion within this path is studying Sanskrit and it's many beautiful mantras along the way. 

Jenna continues to be a curious student on this path and through her studies she has cultivated a deeper connection to her light.   Her hopes is that within her space at jalaBlu Yoga each soul can deepen their own journey and discover more of who they are and the essence of their own light.

Jenna is known for her clear articulation within alignment, a treasure box of modifications within postures and an ongoing invitation to be playful and curious within the path of yoga.

'Discover the Power of You!' jalaBlu Yoga Mantra                                                                                                               

 

 

 


Adrienne O'Reilly

Adrienne O'Reilly teaches jalaRestore and Affirm, weaving affirmations into restorative poses and gentle yoga.  Adrienne has been a massage therapist for thirteen years and naturally likes to include hands on adjustments in class.  Yoga has been very healing for Adrienne on many levels and she credits Jenna and jalaBlu for facilitating the manifestation of a Big dream; writing a novel!  Her first novel Moon Springs Mayhem is available on Amazon and she is currently working on Moon Springs Magic.  She writes under the name Beatrice Belle.

Come relax and rest with Adrienne, your nervous system will thank you!  Slow down and listen to all the layers of yourself; mind, body, emotion, and spirit.  Whatever your dreams, jalaBlu is a sacred space that can hold them.

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Halli Murray

Halli Murray is just beginning her journey as a yoga teacher, after completing her 200 hour yoga certification with Jenna Pfingston at Jalablu School of Yoga. While Halli started her Asana practice in her early teens, it wasn’t until her twenties, when she embraced the other 7 limbs of Yoga, that it became an integral part of her life. The practice of yoga, on and off the mat, has pushed Halli to cultivate her own strength, self-healing, patience, compassion and grace. It is this experience that drives her to share the magic of Yoga with others. Halli believes all people can benefit from Yoga whether physically, mentally, spiritually or perhaps on all three levels. It is her honor to make yoga accessible and beneficial to all students in her class. Halli is also a certified Holistic Health Coach, as well as an Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master, and weaves aspects of these disciplines into her classes to enhance her students' experience.

 


Cat Tobin

I have shared a love of mindful living,  soulful celebration of this existence, and the practice of yoga with many people in a variety of different places throughout the last decade. 

I completed my 200hr YTT with jalaBlu School of Yoga in January of 2017. I have continued to expand my offerings of peaceful and intentional movement with students of all ages. 

Buena Vista, Colorado is my home and a place that inspires my love of nature, adventure, and happy community. I am honored to be in this space, to continue to strengthen and share this feel good practice of Love and Light.


Stephanie Helm

Stephanie has enjoyed physical activities and been an athlete her entire life.  This naturally drew her to yoga.  The physical practice intertwined with the spiritual practice is what motivated her to make yoga an integral part of her daily life.  Stephanie completed a Iyengar teacher training in 2011 at the Academy of Yoga in Grand Junction, CO.  During that time her 2 children were born.  This gave her the opportunity to cultivate a dedicated home practice.  She is a teacher at heart and taught elementary and middle school students on the western slope for 7 years.  Her passion in teaching yoga is to encourage others to turn inward and strive to feel their best.


Tana Deklevar

Tana’s yoga journey began in 2006 on the East coast with a routine vigorous vinyasa practice.  She moved to Buena Vista, CO in 2011, and began focusing her practice on alignment at jalaBlu with Jenna. Her passion for the fitness aspect of yoga quickly evolved into building a relationship between her mind, body and breath. The personal balance she was able to gain from practicing yoga lead her heart to open her mind to sharing this passion as a yoga instructor. In 2014 she attended a 200 hour yoga training course, which she was fortunate to complete that March in the sands of Baja, Mexico. Her desire for travel and her love of yoga have become one force within her. She enjoys leading yoga classes wherever life leads her abroad, and can contribute her level two reiki training to all students she encounters around the world. She has enjoyed her training and devoted experiences in all facets of the art of yoga. Currently, she has circled back to her roots of teaching vinyasa and calling Buena Vista home. During classes she encourages students to connect breath to movement as they flow through asana sequences. She inspires students to leave refreshed, revitalized and empowered!


Claudia Juhrs

Claudia began the practice of Yoga at jalaBlu in 2010 and studied to become a Yoga Instructor in Mexico in 2015. She is currently registered by Yoga Alliance as a 200HR Yoga Teacher and has taught yoga at jalaBlu off and on for the last two years. Claudia loves to incorporate a variety of styles of yoga and is mostly inspired by Yin-, Iyengar- and Kundalini lineages of yoga. Her heart honors the lunar and more reflective part of our being - her vision is to create an environment where one can step out of the hectic, even stressful, world of social affairs and business deadlines an come back to inner balance and tranquility. However, she also, very successfully teaches more energetic yang style yoga flows and strengthening classes.

Additionally, Claudia is an Usui/Holy Fire Level III Reiki (energy healing) practitioner and, in addition,  just successfully completed an intensive massage program at "Crestone Healing Arts Center" with the focus on eastern healing modalities such as Shiatsu, Jin Shin Acupressure, Reflexology and Massage.  You can see Claudia's offerings on the jalaBlu website under, 'Clothing & Massage'.  


Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson is a high mountain junkie and a lover of all things fitness! She has loved living in Colorado for the past 10 years with her husband and two crazy dogs. Her passion for the outdoors and mountain sports also carries into to her yoga and personal training profession, and she loves helping others with their health and fitness goals. She has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor of over 5 years. Initially seeking yoga as a low impact workout for a fit body, she realized after deepening her practice how much more she wanted to incorporate yoga in her lifestyle. She got her 200 hour certification with Karen Anderson in Vail with an emphasis on Vinyasa and Ashtanga. She makes sure to offer modifications in all her classes so they are friendly for all levels. Her classes are mindful yet invigorating, and she encourages you to have respect for your body and come as you are. She loves teaching and it shows in her classes!


Sarah Kuhn

Sarah moved to Colorado in 1999 and has been a BV resident on and off ever since, first as a river guide on the Arkansas and a ski patroller at Monarch Mountain and now as a homeowner and yoga teacher.  Sarah took Jenna's first Intro to Yoga class and jalaBlu in 2010 and, after years of team sports and fast-paced athletics, was not convinced she was ready for yoga.  Sarah soon realized her body was ready for yoga and, with previous exposure to Vipassana meditation, her mind soon realized yoga was needed.  In April 2015 Sarah took her 200 hour teacher training at Shoshoni Mountain Ashram in Rollinsville, CO.  There she was trained in Shambhava Yoga, a form of practice which focuses on love and gratitude and puts as much emphasis on meditation and pranayama as on asana. 

    These days when she is not at the studio, Sarah is running, hiking, or skiing on the trails in Chaffee and Lake Counties; nurturing plants; or consuming a new book.