who we are
Rooted in Meta (Metta = loving kindness and Metamorphosis= transformation), Meta Yoga Studios is a community-driven yoga shala focused on providing the highest quality yoga, with world class teachers in an inspiring location. Our classes, studio space, teachers and our community are accessible and welcoming to all. It is our mission to provide an inspiring, safe, and supportive environment for students and teachers to explore and experience the authentic practices of Yoga.
owners Jason Rodon and leslie ross
MYS was founded in November of 2010 by long time Breckenridge locals, Jason Rodon, Juli Rathke and Leslie Ross to create an inspiring a community space for yoga enthusiasts to practice, explore and grow. Their mission was and still remains to provide a home for the local teachers to share their love of Yoga with the community... and for the locals and visitors to have a place to call home. It is their hope that Meta is your “Om away from Home”, a place you can visit to dive deeper into not only your physical practice but into the practices that supportive living a healthy, vibrant life. Both the Studio and Teacher Training Yoga School are the products of teachers & mountain-folks coming together to create a beautiful space for the Breckenridge Yoga Community to practice and grow. Jason and Leslie continue to bring their own unique backgrounds and experiences to Meta.
Studio Manager Kimberly Ghorai
Kimberly oversees all classes offered by Meta Yoga Studios, whether they are inside our studio space, at one of the nearby resorts, hospitals or partnering businesses, SUP Yoga on Maggie Pond, or the ever-growing partnership with Breckenridge Creative Arts. Kimberly works to create a supportive yoga experience for Meta clients in all avenues. Kimberly started working at Meta in March 2015. After her time spent with Meta Yoga School's teacher training, she was excited to work for a collective of yogis who truly live their yoga every day.
"My yoga journey started in 1999 in an attempt to heal myself after years of living in pain, both physically and emotionally. Yoga enabled me to reconnect to self: mind, body & spirit. I believe we all have the power to heal ourselves given the tools. Sharing yoga and its transformative healing power has become my passion.
As a long time bodyworker, I have an intuitive approach to class development, integrating an advanced knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and structural alignment into each class. When designing classes, I apply the Hindu concept of Vidya, hoping to guide students towards achieving clarity and knowledge of the body, mind and self through the practice. Each class includes a mindful theme woven in with pranayama, asana and a peak pose."
"I started practicing yoga in 2004 back in Massachusetts. After facing many life changes and a family tragedy, yoga was the one thing that kept me moving on the right track and kept my hopes up. Since that time, I have explored many styles of yoga, my passion being traumatic yoga therapy.
I teach a gentle flow in the form of restorative and yoga therapy focusing my offerings on connecting the mind and body with the breath, adapting my lessons to meet the individual’s goals. I provide a class that is tailored to your needs whether it be to gain relief from chronic pain, facilitate injury recover, improve flexibility, reduce stress, improve well-being, ease depression or simply retain your youthfulness and energy. I provide a warm and safe environment for students and include pranayama, gentle flows, holding postures until the breath becomes steady, guided imagery and relaxation."
"I have been a student of yoga since 2000. What began as a way to expedite healing orthopedic surgeries has now transformed into an ongoing exploration of consciousness. I am dedicated to empowering students with the practices of yoga to help uncover their true nature and highest potential in this lifetimes."
"I stumbled (literally) into my first yoga class as a result of a knee injury from running. I kept coming back long after my knee had healed because of differences I felt elsewhere in my life off the mat: my posture, my breath, the way my mind had quieted.
My desire is to share the joy of this practice I discovered early on and to help others connect with a deeper part of themselves, discovering the power they have within and hopefully, cultivating a little inner peace along the way."
"My yoga journey stems from a love of movement, in all forms. Before beginning an ever-evolving path as a yogi, I pushed my body to extremes: as an Ironman triathlete, surfer, backcountry skier, and marketing-communications entrepreneur. Yoga gave me a deep and unexpected sense of balance that has since transpired the mat, affecting all areas of my life. I believe in embracing the adventure of life, in constant exploration, in the pursuit of growth, and in overflowing gratitude for every. single. beautiful. moment. My life motto: 'Go. See. Do. Explore. Love. Live. Give. Dream. Create.'
My classes are designed to stimulate a balanced paradox — exploring the depth of the physical to nourish the inner journey of the mind and soul. I envision yoga, at its prime expression, to be a personal exploration: as unique and beautifully designed as each individual on the path… if only we can trust ourselves enough to inquire within… and slow down enough to hear our own innate wisdom."
"I am a multi-passionate yogini entrepreneur, executive coach, human conditioning expert and founder/publisher of YOGA + Life™ Magazines. I have been part of the yoga and wellness industry since teaching my first class in 1992. I began my career as a national fitness presenter and was the resident fitness expert for FOX’s morning show. I moved into my yoga studies shortly thereafter, blending ancient yoga lineage with modern day sciences and have been practicing “Juli-Asana” ever since. I have a very light-hearted humor-based teaching style and enjoy reading the energy of the room."
"I attended my first yoga class in 2010, which then led to a four year journey to find my true self. I earned my 200 RYT in January of 2015 at Meta Yoga Schools in Breckenridge, Colorado. Teaching classes in Hatha and Restorative styles, I hope to help students become aware of their physical and mental being in an effort to increase their happiness. In my classes you can expect a focus on proper alignment and breathing as well as the integration of other healing modalities such as essential oils, meditation and chanting."
"I was introduced to yoga many years ago and it remains an anchor of balance, growth and radiance in my life. Traveling the globe as a competitive snowboarder, I integrated yoga into my life realizing its power to harmonize the body, mind and breath cultivating focus and connection. These skills have proven advantageous on the mat, on the mountain, in competition and in everyday life.
Examining yoga in a holistic way, I blend alignment, breath, creative sequencing and intention steeped in the traditions of Tantra Hatha Yoga to inspire courage, grace and freedom for students. As a teacher, I hope to hearten students creating a safe environment to find balance, space and freedom in their lives, reaching their full potential to shine bright."
Leslie's focus is about aligning with the fire within. Her mindfully themed classes focus on body, breath and spirit, working with Prana to support a vibrant life. With an undergraduate in Psychology and Art, Leslie has been sharing her love for exploration since an early age. Her adult career has been centered around rooting people in their bodies through various modalities from yoga and tai chi to backcountry skiing and mountain biking. She has used these avenues throughout her teaching and personal work as platforms from which to spring forth into human exploration and growth. Founder and Former owner of Babes in the Backcountry, women’s outdoor adventures workshops, Leslie brings a similar flavor to Meta help to make yoga accessible to all. When not on the mat, Leslie, a Hala Yoga SUP Ambassador, Leslie can be found on her stand up paddle board or mountain bike exploring the mountains, rivers or soaking in the hot springs.
"I have been practicing yoga for the past 16 years in Colorado and abroad. After becoming a 200 RYT, my goal has been to have yoga accessible to all ages and abilities. I therefore offer a wide variety of postures in each practice. My primary focus is geared toward athletes and includes injury prevention techniques in many of my classes. The physical asana practice is very important; however, the pranayama breath work and meditation are key points in every class. My classes embody the true meaning of yoga by enveloping a mind-body connection. I have a passion for travel and often offer domestic and international retreats."
"I teach from the heart. My classes incorporate detailed alignment instruction and are inspiring but playful. I aspire to support others in finding more ease in their lives by discovering their unlimited potential. My classes are meant to bring students deeper into their own hearts with self-acceptance, compassion, honesty and love."
"My desire and purpose as a teacher and trainer of yoga is to inspire others to follow their truth; to help guide towards co-manifestation of desired reality with the Universe through the power of pure and positive intentions, thoughts, words, and actions; to be ready and willing to recognize, receive, and integrate those manifestations, and to transform a practice into millions of conscious moments of yoga living within each day. It works… especially when you find God within and let go into the magical adventure called life!"
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Meta Yoga Studios' operation is inspired by the Ancient Yogic teachings: We believe in the importance of service and giving back to our community. As long time Breckenridge residents, we love participating in community events and introducing yoga to more mountain folks. We would love to be a part of your next event!
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Vail Resorts Properties
- River Mountain Lodge
- Mountain Thunder Lodge
- One Ski Hill Place
- Village of Breckenridge
Breckenridge Grand Vacations
- Gold Point Condos
- Grand Timber Lodge
- Blue Sky
- The Lodge at Breckenridge
- Summit Sky Ranch
St Anthony’s/Centura Health
Low Carb Conference Breckenridge
Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council Conference
Colorado Medical Society
BIFA- Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
Breck Create: Waves + Light + Sound
Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge Grand Vacations Wellness Event
Boarding For Breast Cancer
Give Back Yoga Foundation
Lauren Love and Light CMC Scholarship Fund Run
Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk
Summit County Yoga Project
Summit County Yoga Teachers
Summit Sky Ranch
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Whole Foods Free Summer Yoga
9 News Health Fair