Faculty at Verve Movement Studio
We're only a little biased to say that we have the best instructors in Longmont! Check out their bios here:
Jordan metzler •Owner, Yoga & Buti Yoga Instructor
Jordan (RYT-200, RTT) is an experienced Yoga Instructor and Thai-Yoga Massage Practitioner with a passion for introducing ancient practice to the modern body. Her love of movement paired with her reverence for Eastern healing arts has developed into classes and individual sessions that are both healing and uplifting for the unique, holistic self.
Jordan offers classes and sessions that spark the interest of a curious mover; yet continues to cultivate the energy of the serious practitioner. With her extensive background in creative movement and Pilates mat training, her Yoga and Thai sessions are the perfect blend of energy and flexibility work; with yoga philosophy and inspiration added in to revitalize your personal practice.
Anne Cookson •Level 4 Essentrics® Instructor
Anne has been an Essentrics® instructor since early 2014. She discovered Essentrics® by taking Heather Corey's classes and immediately fell in the love with the program, so much so that she decided to pursue Essentrics® certification so that she could share this program with others.
Anne has always had a passion for fitness and for all types of music which lends itself well to teaching Essentrics®. She loves that she is helping people to stay healthy and fit no matter their age and fitness level. She is motivated by her clients who tell her after class how good they feel and how much they enjoyed the variety of the music selections.
Tammy Bergeson •Level 2 Essentrics® Instructor
Tammy discovered Essentrics® while looking for an alternative to high impact fitness classes. As an occupational therapist she recognized the value of Essentrics® as a therapeutic, healing way to exercise. She was also drawn to the elegant flow and musicality of the workout. Tammy became a certified Essentrics® instructor in 2016 and is always excited to share this powerful method to others looking for a way to get a strong, balanced and mobile body. Tammy is also certified by the American Council on Exercise as an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
Kim Zimmer • LeveL 4 Essentrics® Instructor
With a background as a Certified Recreation Therapist, Kim believes in the holistic approach to health and healing and understands that people need to enjoy themselves as they work toward their fitness goals. Through her own injuries and helping others, she has always sought to find a safer way to stay fit for the long term. Essentrics® filled that void. Though she still enjoys high intensity workouts and weight training, she found the Essentrics® technique of re-balancing the body and decompressing the joints to be a great compliment to any sports and fitness program. Kim's passion extends to helping all people experience the joy of movement.
Rebecca Satterlee • Level 1 Essentrics® Instructor
Rebecca started doing Essentrics® in early 2016 with her mom and found it was the fitness class she had been searching for! With a history as a competitive dancer Essentrics® was a great way to continue being active in a way that was familiar. During the day she runs a physical therapy clinic as the office manager and found that Essentrics® follows the same therapeutic exercises as they use in the clinic for patients. That's how she knew she needed to become an instructor and she became certified in April of 2017. She's excited to continue her pursuits with Essentrics® and hopes to help close the gap for patients going from physical therapy to participating independently in fitness classes.
Hillary Brennan • Pilates Instructor
Hillary Brennan is a Certified Pilates Instructor and has been teaching in the Longmont area for many years. She has extensive training in both Pilates mat and apparatus classes. Hillary also has the knowledge and experience to adapt the different methods of movement and exercises for each student. Hillary lives in Firestone with her family and enjoys dancing and spending time outdoors running, hiking and camping. She is happy to be a part of the Verve family, helping her clients explore different avenues of movement.
Heather Corey • Master Essentrics®Trainer
Heather Corey is the first Essentrics® Master trainer in the United States and a certified yoga instructor. Heather draws inspiration from the energy her students create. She has been leading group exercise & yoga classes for over 10 years, blending her passion for movement and music along with her ability to motivate students.
After an Irish dance injury in 2008, she discovered the Essentrics® Technique, which combined her passion for fitness and dance. She is now dedicated to teaching the perfect strengthening and flexibility program that re-balances the body and gives participants a sense of freedom, rejuvenation, power, balance and strength.
Heather specializes in working with athletes and dancers, training them with the Essentrics® technique.
Katharine Kaufman • Yoga Instructor
Katharine Kaufman was raised in New England watching the green come out of snow. Her yoga, poetry, performance work, and play all spring from the gentle stillness found through meditation practices.
Katharine studied in India, taught Yoga for many years at The Yoga Workshop and Studio Be in Boulder and leads retreats at the Shambhala Mountain Center. Katharine is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Vanja Palmers and Kobun Chino, Roshis. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University where she teaches Movement Arts. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography and Writing/Poetics.
Katharine’s choreography has been seen in venues such as Boulder’s Fringe Festival, Naropa’s Presidential Inauguration, Altona Grange Hall, and in the forest. She is also a published poet and recently adopted two three legged puppies from India.
Lexi Greenberger • Body Rolling/Myofascial Release
Alexis Greenberger, a Pittsburgh native, moved to Boulder in November 2015 to pursue her passions of teaching and dance. A professional ballet dancer since 2008, Lexi first discovered yoga as a form of cross-training and injury prevention. She eventually completed 500 hours of training under Tanya Siejhi, founder of Healsci, in Sarasota, Florida. Lexi is also a certified BodyRolling instructor, incorporating balls and rollers as a form of myofascial release and self-massage to compliment yoga postures. Her intention is to help others free themselves from muscle pain to achieve a life-long practice.
Evanne Winograd • Yoga
Evanne has been practicing yoga since 2015 when she first pursued hot yoga to become stronger in other athletic activities. Since then, she has been hooked on all that yoga gives to her body, mind, and soul. She is passionate about many types of yoga including vinyasa, hot, acro, and Buti. In 2017 she became certified to teach vinyasa from Odyssey Yoga. Her teaching style inspires students to give more than they thought they could in class, whether a beginning student or advanced yogi. Outside of the studio, Evanne enjoys roller derby and singing.
Tricia Cusick • Yoga
Tricia began her yoga journey in 1998, and became a teacher in 2009. She has been a student of many styles of yoga. Her favorite teachers include Seane Corn, Rod Stryker and Tias Little. Tricia's classes focus on breath and alignment, slowing things down so students can center into postures & be in their bodies. A Jersey Girl at heart, you may hear an occasional cuss word...sorry in advance! She loves incorporating music into her classes, too ( expect at least one Springsteen song in every playlist! )