Ariel’s warm energy, gracious demeanor, and courageous strength daily inspires and supports our community. E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, Ariel is committed to well-being in body, mind and spirit. She holds certifications as a Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist and Personal Trainer. She is also a private chef and the owner of Jackson Hole Wellness, offering her many local clients and businesses healthy cooking classes, catering, nutritional coaching and wellness programs. Her teaching style is eclectic, creative, challenging and fun, served up with heaping spoonfuls of “tough love”. Her classes are seriously fun and playfully hardcore!
Ariel teaches the following classes: Hot, Power Hour, Vinyasa, Restorative, Prenatal, (stand-up paddle board yoga) and, is best known for her Maui Yoga classes. In her Maui Yoga classes she draws inspiration from her teachers, training and time spent on the island of Maui; combining the therapeutic and alignment-based focus of Iyengar Yoga with the rigor and strength building of Ashtanga Yoga. Her teaching philosophy is captured in one of her favorite Iyengar philosophies; if you are not able to smile or laugh in a pose, you are either not doing it correctly or in it too far. Ariel is passionate about teaching, sharing her extensive knowledge of all the branches of yoga, her vibrant energy and sense of humor in all her classes. She is always willing to offer modifications for those with injuries and to consult privately on specific yogic practices to accelerate healing. She will also encourage students whom she can tell are ready to go deeper in a pose, to go for it, if they like.
Ariel encourages students to listen to and respect their body’s innate intelligence as part of the practice on and off the mat. A Jackson Hole native, Ariel is one of a lucky few who can claim she was raised in this valley. She graduated from Colorado College in 2004 with a B.A. in Psychology. After traveling the world extensively and living abroad, she returned to this beautiful place to live and to work and to play! Ariel absolutely loves to teach and is forever grateful to her students!
Awarded Gold for Best of Jackson Hole’s Yoga Teachers for the past 5 consecutive years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, she continues to lead and drive the pulse of yoga in town.
2011 Nadia Toraman 200 Hr in Ashtanga / Iyengar
2011-2012 Ananda Seva Mission 300 Hr in Yoga Therapy
2012 Chrissy Shea 24 Hr Thai Yoga Massage Level 1
2013 Sarah Kellett 30 Hr OmGym Suspension Yoga
2013 Maty Ezraty 100 Hr Advanced Teacher Training
She has studied with the following teachers: Maty Ezraty, Nadia Toraman, Karin Kuhn, Jnani Chapman, D’ana Baptiste, Andrea Boyd & Jeffrey Cohen, Monica Mesa, Chase Bossart, Shar Lee, Richard Miller, Maeytreyii Nolan, Ananda Deviika Ma, Dr. Sarasvati Buhrman and many others.