Studio Location 

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

(Overlooking Main St.)

Contact Info

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About Us

Shortly after moving to Buena Vista CO in May 2019, Morgan and Michelle's love for Baptiste power yoga & the strong community it builds, inspired the creation of Empower Yoga. The mother-daughter duo quickly got to work and opened doors September 29th, 2019. 


The culture of Empower Yoga is founded in acceptance and transformation. Our mission is to help you grow physically, while simultaneously empowering the inner power and potential of your life. Through a consistent power yoga practice we know this is exactly what you'll discover. 

All of our Power classes are steeped in Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste and all of our instructors have their 200hr Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Alliance. 

Empower Yoga is truly a labor of love and we look forward to sharing this with you!

With Gratitude,

Michelle and Morgan

Morgan Ballinger

Owner, Teacher, Student

Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor

Morgan grew up in Colorado with a love for all things wild, free, and adventurous. She has been active for her entire life, doing gymnastics for 20 years, cheerleading for 18 years, and mountain biking for as long as she can remember. Its no wonder why yoga naturally came into her life 10 years ago.

Morgan feel in love with Baptiste Power Yoga(BPY) for many reasons, the #1 being the space it created within her body and mind. Its like the perfect cherry on top of all her big days on the mountain or low key days at home. BPY reminds her of her purpose to purse adventure, on and off the yoga mat.


As a certified Baptiste Power Yoga instructor, Morgan's classes bring a special kind of upbeat energy, playfulness, and adventure to them. She aims to empower everyone and show students that ANYTHING they want for themselves and their lives is POSSIBLE!

Michelle Pollick

Owner, Teacher, Student

Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor

Michelle started practicing yoga seriously in 2016 after moving to Avon, CO full time. She soon discovered that a dedicated practice was giving her balance, peace and strength in her life on and off her mat. Her passion for Baptiste was borne.  

Michelle enjoys the Colorado mountains and the amazing rock climbing, paddle boarding, hot springs and hiking it has to offer. She currently lives in Buena Vista, CO with her best human Clay and best dog Riggins and has 3 kids Samantha, Andrew and Morgan that continue to inspire her daily. 

The desire to inspire and empower others has been a life-long passion of Michelle’s. As a Respiratory Therapist, she led patients with breathing disorders through Pulmonary Rehabilitation to fulfill their dream of living an active fulfilled life. Michelle is a graduate of Revolution Power Yoga’s Teacher Training Program (Baptiste methodology) and is excited to share this practice with others inspiring all to live a life of possibility, love and hope.

Samantha Badeau 

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!

Sara Sumerlin 

Teacher, Student 

Power Yoga Teacher

Sara Sumerlin is a certified 200 hour Yoga Instructor and ever learning student of life.


A Colorado native, Sara grew up in northwest Colorado and is a lover of mountains, getting out to adventure with her two sweet doggoes.


Through her Baptiste inspired Yoga Teacher Training she dove into the philosophy of yoga, deepened her personal practice, and has witnessed the power that can be created daily for body, mind, and spirit connection. Sara’s yoga journey began in 2009 at her college campus gym, giggling her way through her first class, tipping over, but then she went again… and again. She finds ways to create each day with space for possibility. Baptiste inspired yoga has been the master mix of strength, focus, and mindfulness for her. 


Her mission is to create and share space for laughter, connection, strength, and ease with our community of BV.

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