Meet Our Instructors

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Carissa Banuelos

Instructor | Reiki Master | Shamanic Healer

Carisa Banuelos is a Tantra certified Reiki Master and Yoga & Meditation teacher who also provides Shamanic healing in the Peruvian tradition. She has dedicated her life to helping others discover a life of sustained happiness, peace, and productivity after fighting to find her own. Carisa teaches public classes, delivers online courses, and also has her own private practice where she helps others to awaken to the heart within and the wondrous body that delivers the truth of it all. She also teaches Reiki and is the VP of Curriculum Development for the nonprofit The Magic of Psalm, which aims to change the way the world teaches sex ed and views sexuality. Carisa has studied and uses a unique blend of methods and techniques to inspire healing including yoga, meditation, Shamanism, Reiki, neuropsychology, Tantra, Buddhism and more! Her work can be found at TheFoundationalSelf.com.

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Sharon Cleere

Instructor | Private Meditation Instructor

Sharon’s goal when offering guided meditations is to develop a safe place for others to explore and discover their own perspectives. She received her meditation instructor’s certification in India where she spent time immersed in the topics of meditation, yoga, philosophy, Taoism, Hinduism, and mindfulness. She has two Bachelor’s degrees, one in communication and the other in philosophy; this educational background trained her to make seemingly complex topics easy to understand. Sharon’s guided meditations meet at the intersection of deep philosophical topics and light-hearted play. Outside of offering guided meditation, Sharon is an author and the owner of Buddha Babies: a publishing company that offers children and their parents books that facilitate an understanding of meditation, yoga and philosophy.

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Prabhu Kaur has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over a decade. Having practiced many styles of yoga for years prior, it has been Kundalini yoga that has offered the most potent and palpable transformative experience. She studied and became a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor in majestic Crestone, Colorado, at the Crestone Healing Arts Center. A philanthropist at heart and professionally, she is ever inspired to share the teachings with factions of her community that may not routinely have exposure to such a deep and healing yoga experience. A teacher of Spanish and Music, Prabhu feels blessed to be able to merge her talents and teach in diverse educational or therapeutic forums, with students of any age or walk of life. Prabhu lives in Denver and travels the world with her family whenever possible to teach and practice Kundalini yoga, make music and offer pathways into the realms self-discovery and Love.

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Tim Mulville

Instructor | Owner

Tim Mulville lives a life of constant positive transformation through meditation. Recently, Tim completed Yoga and Meditation training at Sattva Yoga Academy in the foothills of the Himalayas near Rishikesh, India. He guides classes and is available for private and small sessions. Tim is the owner of The Lotus. The original photo had Tim's arm around a woman who was not his girlfriend, so we cropped her out.

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Ali Sweeney

Instructor | Intuitive Reader

Ali Sweeney offers an active meditation practice to help you change the energy you carry to create the life you choose. She guides students to activate their intuition to feel more contented, present, and empowered. Ali has enjoyed many other careers including mother, wife, nonprofit professional, and environmental engineer.
Visit her website at www.alightinsight.com.

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Tulasi Vallabha


Tulasi is a Bhakti Yoga instructor and mantra meditation teacher focusing on inner evolution and transformation. He is a student of renowned spiritual teacher and author Radhanath Swami. His study and practice under the guidance of his spiritual teacher led to his personal transformation and convinced him of the universality of the teachings of Bhakti Yoga. He shares this transformational process to professionals and yoga practitioners as a tool for inner transformation.

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Amanda Schaal

Studio Manager | Reiki Master

Amanda has always had a passion for mindfulness and holistic living. She realized at a young age that we are more than a physical body and has been in constant pursuit of finding new ways to optimize her personal health and well being. She received her B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in phototjournalism and a minor in sociology. She loved capturing and telling people’s stories. Her natural curiosity and passion for energy medicine lead her to obtain a Reiki Master Certification and study meditation and clairvoyance for 3 years. Amanda is happy to bring her intuition and 15+ years of Sales, Office Administration and Fitness Studio Management to The Lotus.

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Manon Locas


Manon became an expert of Transformation by learning to navigate her own depths, where she was challenged to heal past traumas. Her personal healing experiences, mastery of the Spontaneous Transformation Technique and living an empowered life are all gifts she hopes to share with those who take her workshops. Manon has studied Yoga, Reiki, and other self-realization and healing modalities to expand her knowledge and understanding. She believes her greatest contribution to making the world a better place is by empowering men and women to remain COMMITTED to their path of self-realization, to live a life in alignment with their hearts calling and to express their Greatness in the world.

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Lynnea Tai

Assistant Studio Manager | Mala Designer

Lynnea is a Colorado State University alum with dual degrees in Apparel and Design, concentrating in Merchandising, Business Administration, and Marketing. Post college she spent time backpacking in Europe and Asia. Upon her return to the States she started her own company, DarcMoon, sustainably creating hand made gemstone jewelry & mala’s. She has always been interested in entrepreneurship and giving people tools tohelp themselves, which is what brought her to The Lotus.
Visit her website at http://darc-moon.com

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Kevin Lockwood

Kevin carries thirty years of experience working with individuals, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in over fifty countries. He is the founder of EnvoyPeace Coaching & Consulting, creator of Intentional Journey Coaching, and author of Be the Designer of Your Life. He is also the Executive Director of Journey Outreach and former Co-Director and Executive Manager of Children’s Global Peace Project, two non-profits dedicated to growing personal awareness, social-emotional intelligence, and human connection. He loves coaching and consulting because the best and most empowering solutions not only involve people facing challenges but indeed come from deep within them. Kevin dreams of a world where every person uncovers for themselves an energy of joy, excitement, and possibility in expressing their passions to create a connected and compassionate community.
Visit his website at www.envoypeace.com

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Director of Fun
Lynnea's German Shepherd Pup

Roam loves belly rubs, chewing on things that aren't his, kisses and long walks in the city. Stop by and say hi any time!