Owner of Floorspace
Independent Dance Artist and Movement Educator, Choreographer and Director, Alexander Technique Teacher, Nordic Ski Instructor and Mother of Boys. I live in Boulder, Colorado and share my love of movement through dance making, performance, film and teaching throughout the world, in person and online.
As a teacher, musician, and artist, Molly’s mission is to empower her students and clients with tools to find ease, depth, and freedom in any activity. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies where she majored in Vocal Performance, Molly encountered the Alexander work. Not only was she inspired by the vocal and expressive freedom she found as a result of studying the technique, she also discovered her passion for working with musicians and serving others through this innovative method.
Molly is currently a Contemporary Alexander Alliance Teacher and teaches private lessons at Floorspace Studio in Boulder, CO. An ardent advocate of classical music, Molly also spends her time as Webmaster and volunteer with the Boulder Symphony. She also is a freelance singer. Incredibly passionate about movement education and consciousness, Molly strives to connect people to their own greater potential and unique expression.
Nancy Rao, ND, LAc
Nancy first came to yoga in the 1970’s in high school. She continued her own yoga practice and in Naturopathic school also studied with a Tai Chi master. While in Acupuncture school she took her first Qigong classes. Nancy has completed Ashtanga yoga teacher training with Richard Freeman in Boulder, CO in 2001. Since 2002 she has been studying with the Liu family through Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, and is a certified Ling Gui instructor.
Nancy brings her extensive background of these disciplines, as well as her experience as a practicing Naturopathic doctor and Acupuncturist to her teaching of qigong. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and feels it is through group teaching and practice that her own life is healed and enriched. Teaching and experiencing qigong is a co-creational process, benefiting all practitioners of Qigong, yoga or Tai Chi-whether it is your first time experiencing Qigong or you are a seasoned practitioner. Qigong is the ultimate self-healing practice.
Qigong encompasses series of forms designed to heal the various systems in the body. These are ancient and modern Chinese and Taoist/Buddhist exercises developed to move the energy, or qi and blood in the body to prevent disease and discomfort. It is said that the exercises were specifically born out of a need for monks in monasteries, to help them be able to sit in meditation for hours. Although we may not be using them for the same purpose, research shows that we can benefit from their effects on mind and body.
Turtle Qigong weekly classes are very practical and are appropriate for all ages and all levels.
NoBo Yoga Practice Group
Didem is a yoga teacher (RYT 200) and a forever student. Her teaching approach is alignment focused and very much inspired by Anusara and Iyengar styles. She takes practitioners into an inner journey by guiding them through yoga poses (asanas). She is well-known for her clear instructions and intelligent sequencing. Pranayama (breathing techniques) and guided meditations are two pillars of her practice. Her expertise is therapeutic benefits of asana practice She encourages practitioners for use of props such as blocks, bolsters, belts during practice. Thanks to in-depth work with props, practitioners of all ages and health conditions would perform asanas with ease and thus experience a therapeutic of benefits of asana practice. Didem’s mission is making yoga accessible to everyone by help of props or intelligent ways to get into poses.
Didem has always been tuned into her body as she suffered from a chronic shoulder pain at the age of 17. When she was in her early 20s, through asana practice, proper breathing and alignment, her shoulder pain was relieved. She understands that practice of yoga is an ancient and deep knowledge that would be the source of healing human mind and body. She has been inspired by many teachers including Sarah Martin, Christina Sell, Amy Ippoliti and teachers of Iyengar tradition. She lives in Holiday neighborhood with his husband and springer spaniel, Zuzu. She and her husband love meeting with Holiday neighbors through the community yoga practices in Floorspace Studio.
Founder of Mission Yoga - Pre and Post-Natal Yoga. www.missionyo.ga
Cynthia has studied extensively in China and U.S. and has been teaching for over 20 years. She also teaches stress reduction meditation techniques to persons with cardiac conditions at the HEART Program at the Colorado Cardiovascular Center.
Beth A. Smith
Mindful Awareness & Meditaion
Beth’s training and experience as a mindful awareness practitioner, meditator, psychotherapist, executive coach, corporate executive and entrepreneur shapes her teaching style and ability to relate directly to a range of students. Currently, Beth is a participant in a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
In addition, Beth holds two Masters degrees: Organizational and Human Development (The George Washington University) and Contemplative Psychotherapy (Naropa University). As a teacher, Beth upholds an intention to live each day as the “chance of a life time” (quote from a Pema Chodron, 2017) and supports students with their own personal intention to live with more awareness.
DOG DANCE. www.joannaandtheagitators.com
School of Disappearance. www.schoolofdisappearance.tumblr.com