About Us

We​ are a mother-daughter owned power yoga studio in the heart of the Colorado Rockies!

We established Empower Yoga in 2019 because we wanted to bring this practice we love so much to Buena Vista and all who visit. We provide a consistent, community-driven and one of a kind yoga experience steeped in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Methodology. 

 

Our mission is to help you grow physically and mentally, to expand whats possible in all areas of your life! Come explore your edge, enjoy the journey, and do it for you. We offer regularly scheduled power yoga classes, in addition to advanced workshops, trainings, book clubs, and fun community events.

Our 7 core values are; Transformation, Leadership, Wellbeing, Gratitude, Community, Peace and Happiness. 

 

We promise you a personal revolution through a consistent power yoga practice at Empower Yoga. Try it out for yourself and jump into the monthly unlimited pass for $49 your first month. >>

We look forward to sharing this practice with you. In the meantime, check out our schedule page and book your first class with us here :) See you soon!

With Gratitude,

Michelle & Morgan

Michelle Pollick

Owner, Teacher, Student

Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor

The desire to inspire and empower others has been a life-long passion of Michelle’s. As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, she spent 2 of her 10 years in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, working with an Exercise Physiologist to create a program that included weight training, aerobic exercise and extensive coaching on breathing & nutrition. The results were amazing, and participants were able to bring in what they practiced and learned to return them to active healthy lifestyles. 

 

After discovering yoga and seeing the healing effects first hand, Michelle went on to study yoga through the Revolution Power Yoga's Teacher Training Program (Baptiste inspired). She then went on to complete another 80hr training and earn her Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor credential in 2019.  In addition to her physical practice, she has completed work through The Inner Matrix Systems and Landmark which she incorporates into her daily life and yoga practice. 

  

Michelle's goal is to bring vitality, peace, joy and love to each class. She strives to connect the dots to overall health and wellness through the physical practice of yoga, the freeing effects of mindfulness, and living a life of possibility shedding the barriers of doubt from the past. 

Morgan Ballinger

Owner, Teacher, Student

Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor

Morgan has been practicing yoga for the past 11 years, and has dedicated the past 6 years to meditation and inquiry practices as well. She is beyond grateful that in her young 29 years of life experience she has come to know herself as a bold & confident power yoga teacher, as well as a yoga studio co-owner ~ with her mom! This is one of her favorite life stories, among many :) 

 

Morgan started practicing at Revolution Power Yoga in 2015, and by that time she had already tried many different styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa and more. However, the deep resonance she found in Baptiste Power Yoga was hands down her favorite. Morgan loves the simple yet intuitive approach of True North Alignment and the Methodology that she can easily apply in all areas of her life. Through a consistent practice she has accessed the power of her truest self. She has also found that the more she embraces a beginners mindset, the more she grows. Morgan is always pursuing paths that lead to personal and spiritual growth, it is the best thing in her life to be able to grow in such profound ways! Her next training is set for early 2022 to become a certified SUP yoga teacher. 

 

Morgan blends her knowledge and experience in Baptiste Power Yoga with various other modalities of personal growth in her classes and teachings. These include her experience through Landmark Worldwide; completing the Curriculum for Living, the Communication Courses: Access to Power and Power to Create, as well as Coaching the Self Expression and Leadership Course. She also brings in the teachings and principles of  Law and Attraction, Love and Logic, and the Inner Matrix Systems that she has been practicing. Morgan is excited to welcome you to Empower Yoga and share with you this practice that has transformed her life. You can expect a special kind of upbeat energy, playfulness, and adventure present in all her classes. She aims to show her students ~YOU~ that it’s possible to be, do, or have anything you desire for yourself or your life! 

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Ashley Ferraro
Teacher, Student 

Power Yoga Teacher

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Ashley was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, and found her way to Salida through a college internship building the local elementary school in 2014. After falling in love with this little mountain town and finishing school, she returned to Colorado permanently.

 

As a dancer and cheerleader in her school days, she underestimated the physical demands of a yoga practice, so her first few classes were- a shock to the ego to put it lightly. But soon her practice became incredibly enjoyable and an absolute necessity in her life after a lifelong struggle with anxiety disorders.

Ashley earned her 25o hour teaching certificate from Yoga Olas in 2019 and uses her passion for yoga to instill confidence, mindfulness and healing through Asana. As an engineer type yogi, she enjoys a focus on alignment and inspiring a physically challenging class.

In her free time you will find her practicing at the studio, painting or hanging out with her brand-new baby boy that arrived in 2020.

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Samantha Badeau 
Virtual Teacher, Student

Power Yoga Teacher

Sam has lived in CO for 24 years and currently resides in CO Springs with her husband Matt, foster kiddos, and two dogs, Jack & Declan. Sam loves being outside hiking, biking or camping as much as possible with her friends and family. She is a special education teacher at the local public elementary school and always finds a way to bring Baptiste yoga into the classroom. 

 

She is currently co-leading a Mindful Movement Program to help teachers educate our youth about techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and become more resilient >>Find out more HERE

 

She is so excited to have pursued her yoga teacher license through Batiste Power Yoga Colorado Springs and has loved every bit of her yoga journey. Sam's  energy, positivity, and clarity is unbeatable and you'll love her online classes!

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Great class! I really loved it and can't wait for more. Michelle and Morgarn each bring a beautiful and different approach, tone and viewpoint to their teaching and the mix is dynamic!

Laura T., Yoga Student

Studio Location 

BV Square: 301 E Main Street, Unit 235, Buena Vista, CO 81211

(Overlooking Main St.)

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