I am an RYT200 certified yoga instructor and I have 25+ years working with people with special needs through a variety of other therapeutic programs including equine therapy and outdoor adventure therapy for youth. I have been practicing yoga for 6 years and I truly LOVE how yoga can be adapted to suit the needs of a wide variety of mental and physical conditions. I am also a CPR Instructor and a Mental Health First Aid instructor. I have a passion for teaching and for helping others. I am a member of the Yoga Alliance and I am constantly continuing my education and have a special interest in yoga therapy for physical and emotional trauma. My goal is to make yoga accessible and achievable for everyone and anyone!


I have been dabbling with the practice of yoga for approximately 9 years however the last 4 years have been constant, empowering and life centering. I completed the RYT200 certification in July 2018 and have been instructing yoga classes ever since. There isn’t a day when I am not practicing “yoga” in some way, whether it be posture, breathing, meditation or how I carry myself around others. On a personal level, yoga has helped me navigate anxiety, stress and “LIFE” in general. As an added bonus, I am physically in my best health ever. There is a lot of room to grow in my own personal practice and along the way I hope to encourage other people to begin, renew or grow in their own practice. See you soon! ~Namaste~


I have worked in health care most of my life first as a registered nurse and recently a retired registered pharmacist. In the 1990’s I became interested in relationships with horses, alternative healing modalities, spiritual practices and yoga.

I became a certified yoga instructor in 2012. I had an opportunity to teach and also became a co-owner at Yoga West Community in Grand Junction which closed its doors 2019. I now teach at Orange Door Community Wellness. My classes focus on each student of where they are at! In yoga you will become more aware of your breath and the inner workings of your body. Circulating this vital energy promotes a happier and healthier you.

I recently completed an intensive two year program, Equine Gestalt Coaching Method, in 2020. This a healing journey that partners with horses to bring about awareness of one’s perspectives and limiting beliefs. It helps one explore what actions one can make today to make a better tomorrow.

I share a five acre property with my three horses. We provide workshops and equine gestalt coaching by appointments. Trail riding is my therapy to reconnect with nature, spirit and myself.

The Gestalt Therapy Program and yoga provides spiritual and personal growth thus creating more of a life that supports my values and that is my wish for all. My goal is having work that truly serves and helps individuals along their journey.


Forever grateful, yoga has changed my life. I fell in love with yoga in 2011 and the way it made me feel. I am a RYT200 and completed my training at Shambhava Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in 2019 where I completed the study in asanas, pranayama, meditation, teaching methods, yogic philosophy, anatomy and sanskrit. The mission of my classes are to share my love for yoga, meditation, and healing. Guiding students to slow down, promote self love, gratitude and to live life in the present moment. Namaste


I began my journey as a yoga teacher nine years ago at Baltimore Yoga Village where I started my 200 hour teacher training that I completed in 2012. The first classes that I taught were very close to my heart because I taught classes to veterans(I served in the Navy from 1987 to 1993). I’m proud to say that I started the first yoga class for individuals who struggle with PTSD. Following my time there, my friend, Wendy and I opened Earth Pulse Yoga in Hamilton, Maryland and we never looked back. In the last few years, I began teaching more yoga classes for businesses, I have brought wellness to people at TRowe Price, Johns Hopkins, and Loyola University. I have instructed a number of private students during that time as well.

Recently, I have returned home to Colorado to support my parents and I am excited and pleased to be back in Grand Junction. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and helping them with their wellness journey.


Satonya Ray

I was born and raised in the valley. I love climbing and being outdoors, especially with my border collie, Scarlett! I received my YTT 200 in Vinyasa Flow at Yoga V. I enjoy a slower pace vinyasa to teach!