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Namaste Friends! 

For the last fourteen years I have been fortunate to work in yoga studios and I have witnessed the radiating effects of practicing mindfulness, compassion and developing our collective awareness. I believe that we can alter the course of humanity for the better, and simultaneously create long-lasting change; via one studio at a time. Thrive Yoga fosters the development of living yogis and we work to apply the principles of yoga to our daily lives. Our practice permeates all avenues of how we teach, lead, interact with the world, run our personal and our professional lives.

I have been blessed to step out of the norm and truly live as a yogi-preneur. Thus far it has been the greatest adventure of my life; full of taking risks, facing fears, accepting challenges, developing patience, adapting to environments, and evolving to live into my highest potential. {Thank goodness for my yoga practice!} I have become intimately aware that it’s not about the summit, it is about each individual’s journey to thrive, to live a meaningful life, and to do “work” that benefits all beings. 

It is my life’s work to further the purpose of Thrive Yoga; Thrive Yoga Studios serve thriving communities through equipping humanity with enriched practices and the tools people need to live meaningful, expressive, joyous lives.” I hope that at some point, you can join us and choose Thrive Yoga as your yoga hOMe. I would personally love the opportunity to practice next to you! Until then, stay connected with us and stay true to your dharma. 

Warmly, 

Brittany Romano

Our Leadership Team

Brittany Romano, Founder + CEO

Brittany Romano has an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors. She is an avid runner, skier, dirt biker and yogi. Brittany is fanatic about integrating the principles of yoga in all of her adventures including her businesses. Brittany has an extensive background in health and wellnses including a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She began teaching yoga in 2008 and she opened her first yoga studio in Crested Butte, Colorado in 2017. By 2019 Brittany grew to three studio locations and in 2020, she found devoted new owners for each location. She then converted her brand into a licensed brand known as Thrive Yoga Studios. In 2021 Thrive Yoga Studios expanded to Gunnison, CO, Frisco, CO, and two locations in College Station, Texas. Brittany is currently working on the opening of three additional locations and continues to work on furthering the purpose of Thrive Yoga Studios through improving brand awareness, creating franchise and real estate development opportunities, building the brand support team, opening new studios, and converting existing studios.

Briana Deyeso, Director of Operations

Briana has her Masters in Business Administration and has focused her career on organizational leadership and management. She has an extensive background in business development, relationship management and sales strategy. She spent over a decade working in the medical and life sciences industries so she brings a very interesting lens to Thrive Yoga Studios. Furthermore Bri is a lover of all kinds of movement and she has been a fitness and running coach for over a decade. She is a practicing yogi and discovered yoga as a part of her postpartum healing journey.

You can contact Briana at operations@thriveyogastudios.com

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Adge Marz Lindsey has an ever-growing love for movement that tends to be contagious! At age 2, she started her dance studies in Philadelphia without knowing the huge impact it would have on her life! Through dance, she has traveled, performed, written and directed shows, created dance companies and successfully led a movement school for more many years. Powerfully, she also found yoga and endeavored her first certification more than 19 years ago. The connection between yoga and dance deeply roots in her soul. Whether you join her for vinyasa, aerial yoga, dance or adaptive classes, Adge always lends a deep sense of respect, safety, knowledge and a solid workout! Her 15+ years of teaching is supported by 350 hours of yoga certifications, physically integrated dance studies, and a Master’s degree in special education that shines through her inclusive classes. Adge is also a certified Yoga Teacher Trainer whose leadership exudes empowerment and thoughtfulness. Through her retreat training journeys in Central America, she shares wisdom and wellness across cultures.  

Mia Tarduno’s mission is to create gathering spaces for others to share knowledge, express themselves, and be supported. Her yoga classes aim to reconnect people with their natural states of being to restore balance in their health, lifestyle, work, and relationships. She is a 500hr Registered Yoga Instructor, Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, Registered Restorative Yoga Instructor, and Certified Professional Life Coach. She specializes specifically in yoga for women’s health and cyclical living in her business Move Create Radiate. Her classes and offerings blend the tools of yoga, ancient wisdom, breathwork, rituals, somatic movement, and exploring vulnerable moments and conversations to help heal and nourish the soul.

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Dr. Erika is a Physician of East Asian Medicine, implementing traditional medicine with other modalities such as craniosacral, reiki, massage, essential oils, yoga & aesthetics to help bring your physical, mental, & emotional body back into balance & wellness. She is also the founder of TRU Wellness Colorado. TRU is to bring an object into the exact shape, alignment, or position required. I believe that each twist and turn on my path, did just that– aligned me with my “Tru” passion & purpose. Tru isn’t just a 3-letter word, it’s how I make my products, run my practice, & treat my patients, with Trust, Relationships, & Understanding. I am a wellness professional because it is my passion to help people maintain their health, to help people maintain a balance, & to prevent dis-ease. Every person is different, as is every treatment. I enjoy taking everything I’ve learned to hold space for all Thrive & Tru students and clients.

Dr. Kelli Norgaard holds an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance & a Doctorate in Education from The University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has worked 28 years in public education & over the last several years, has had the incredible opportunity to merge her educator & yogi paths. Kelli believes that social-emotional health & intelligence are the greatest things that a person can have in their toolbox & her life’s work is to provide pathways for both children & adults to develop those tools. She has been a practicing yogi for over 14 years, but says that she has only truly begun to understand what it means to take her practice “off my mat & into the world”, especially through living out the Yamas & Niyamas. Kelli’s goal in opening The Bridge Yoga, a Thrive Yoga Collective Studio is to provide a place where ANYone in our community can find a place where they BELONG. Her mission is to help others see that yoga & the tools it provides are truly for ALL people. She is committed to providing a studio space that is financially. geographically & culturally accessible to everyone. 

Hannah Knauer holds an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance. She is a certified breathwork facilitator, embodiment coach, founder of The Vitality Collective, plant power advocate, and casual adrenaline junkie.

Sofia Chay understand what it means to take her practice “off my mat & into the world”, especially through living out the Yamas & Niyamas. Kelli’s goal in opening The Bridge Yoga, a Thrive Yoga Collective Studio is to provide a place where ANYone in our community can find a place where they BELONG. Her mission is to help others see that yoga & the tools it provides are truly for ALL people. She is committed to providing a studio space that is financially. geographically & culturally accessible to everyone. 

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