Shortly after moving to Buena Vista CO in May 2019, Morgan and Michelle's yearning 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 grounded in acceptance, compassion, transformation, and holding each other up to greatness. Through a consistent practice, our goal is to help you grow physically, while simultaneously discovering the inner power and potential of your life!
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!
Michelle and Morgan
Morgan Ballinger, Owner, Teacher, Student
Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor
Morgan grew up in Colorado with a love for adventure, discovery, and getting outside. Being active has always been a large part of her life, as well as being rooted in community and connection. Happiness, laugher, joy, and love fill her spirit up daily and is her 'why' in life and at Empower Yoga.
Morgan loves Baptiste Power Yoga for the mind-body balance it brings, the endurance and strength it provides and of course the power she feels doing it. She has studied inquiry in yoga as well as with Landmark Worldwide, completing the Curriculum for Living and the Communication Courses, for the past 4 years. As a certified Baptiste Power Yoga instructor, Morgan is excited to bring her upbeat energy, adventurous instincts, playfulness, and juicy muscle burning flows to her classes. There is a special kind of magic in power yoga and she aims to show everyone that they are capable of ANYTHING through her teachings.
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.
Teacher, Online Instructor, Student
Power Yoga Teacher
Sam has lived in CO for 24 years and currently resides in CO Springs with her husband Matt, foster daughter and two dogs, Jack & Declan. She is a special education teacher at the local public elementary school and always finds a way to bring Baptiste yoga into the classroom. Sam loves being outside hiking, biking or camping as much as possible with her dogs, friends and family.
She is so excited to be pursuing her yoga teacher license through Batiste Power Yoga Colorado Springs and has loved every bit of training!
Sam is currently leading our FREE online community class EVERY FRIDAY at 7am. Her energy, positivity, and clarity is unbeatable!
Power Yoga Instructor
Kym attended her first Baron Baptiste yoga class in 2008 hoping to alleviate chronic back pain. She discovered how yoga developed strength and power in her body. It helped heal her back pain. Practicing yoga relieved the daily stresses. Going to her mat became a place to connect with her mind and body.
Kym’s major style of teaching is from her influencer Baron Baptiste. She began her yoga training by completing Unstoppable Baptiste Yoga for Youth Training and then went on to complete her 200-hour teacher training at Revolution Power Yoga. Kym brings balance of power and grounding in her classes.
Kym spent 30 years in the Pacific Northwest where she raised her kids Madison and Campbell. In 2017 she and Mike moved to Summit Country to enjoy their new life as empty nesters. When not in the yoga studio you, will see Kym enjoying skiing, hiking, biking and in the outdoors with Mike and her two Labradors Gracie and Zoe.
Mala Artist & Sub-Instructor
Power Yoga Instructor
Hello Elizabeth here! I'm a full time Middle School Art Teacher by day, Yoga Instructor by night, and wild trails and groovy dance floor enthusiast by weekend! All of these experiences inform my color choices, patterns, and thoughtful intentions for each of these unique hand crafted malas you see at Empower Yoga. Sharing these spiritual tools with you, I share my love of nature, practice of yoga, and meditations on the rhythms of life.
On this journey called life, I am honored to share with you a tool for self-care, meditation, and a tool to encourage spiritual growth and strength.
In Love and Light
-The Meditative Owl.