Instructors

photo Ali Kishiyama

Ali Kishiyama is the Artistic Dance Director of Defined Motion and feels she has truly arrived to her ultimate dream. Originally from Nebraska, Ali grew up dancing various styles from a young age and then worked extensively on the eastern side of the state as a musical theatre choreographer and dance instructor. 
Since her arrival in Lyons, CO in 2000, Ali has choreographed for various high school musicals and show choirs on the front range and she possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She enjoys spending time with her two children as well as reading and attending concerts. She is proud of the success Defined Motion has achieved over the past ten years and is excited to continue bringing joy, wellness and creativity to all ages through the art of dance.

     
photo Jasmine Lok

Jasmine Lok is a licensed Nia Second Degree Black Belt. Her passion is to move, dance through life and lift up community. Jasmine opened Defined Motion with her business partner, Ali, in October of 2009. It has been an adventure of trust, hard work, and following her dreams. Every day she is thankful for the life she has created. Jasmine was always active and grew up dancing ballet, playing tennis, and skiing. Later in life she added yoga, martial arts, and hiking but teaching movement of any sort was never a goal of hers until she found Nia in 2007. Nia has changed her life and still changes it daily. Jasmine's classes are energetic, spirited and welcoming and are designed for all levels.

In addition to her 7 earned Nia Belts, Jasmine has also undergone the following teacher trainings: Creative Movement for Kids, Nia Move I.T., Nia FreeDance, Nia Moving to Heal, Inner Personal Power Yoga, Taiji Fit, and Ageless Grace. She is a life long learner and consistantly strives to deepen, and enlighten her walk on this planet. "Eighty percent of success is showing up," she gently encourages YOU to show up!

     
photo Kim Rand

Kim Rand found and fell in love with Boulder County in 1990, moving from a small suburban town east of Boston, Massachusetts.  She found herself out west with the space to grow and room to continue to develop her goals in life.  In 1996, Kim graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Conservation. Her strong passion for the environment and love for the outdoors eventually landed her in the small mountain town of Nederland, Colorado, which she now calls home. Kim spends her free time outdoors in nature, hiking with friends and her dog, snowboarding, snow shoeing,  river running and fly-fishing.  She has truly found herself and her passion thru the practice of yoga and she continues to experience the spiritual journey yoga offers.  Her practice and teaching is influenced by Hatha Yoga, Baron Baptiste’s Vinyasa Flow, Jivamutki, Anusara, and most recently, Maya Yoga.

Kim’s passion brought her to Maui in April of 2009 to study “Maya Yoga” with inspirational teachers Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini.  Her emphasis is on awareness, breath, alignment and the integrity of the asana allowing the space needed to move energy and create positive change in the body and mind.  She feels that the foundation of the pose is essential to a healthy and sustainable yoga practice and it’s through a safe and mindful practice that a student is able to heal their body and quiet their mind.  Kim brings the ancient teachings of yoga philosophy into the classroom cultivating ones connection to self and the wisdom within.  She encourages her students to take yoga off the matt and into their daily lives promoting healthy relationships in every aspect of life.

     
photo Betsy Winter

Betsy Winter is a licensed Nia Black Belt and Nia Moving To Heal Teacher who comes to Defined Motion with over a decade of practice and three years teaching experience. Betsy’s first Nia class was with Jasmine in 2009, when her studio originally opened. One class was all it took for Betsy to know that Nia was the movement practice for her, not only the health of her body, but for the well being of her soul.

Formerly the Executive Director of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), Betsy found her way out of the Outdoor Industry and into Health and Wellness after the loss of her daughter, Eliza, in 2015. It was during this profound and transformational time that Betsy unearthed her purpose of serving others through somatic work and grief support and began the process of obtaining the training and education necessary to reinforce her life experience of love and loss. 

Upon moving back to Washington State, after over a decade in the front range of Colorado, Betsy took her Nia White Belt and began teaching classic Nia for the YMCA and offering Nia at retreat centers across the country. She then completed her Blue, Brown, Moving To Heal and Black Belt certifications. Today, Betsy's unique Nia practice reaches hundreds through her business, The Joy Grief Collective, and her work with bereaved parents through the national organization, Return To Zero H.O.P.E..

Nia has been instrumental in shaping Betsy’s life since that fateful day in 2009, when she stepped into class with Jasmine. Nia is, and has always been, more than a great way to burn calories. Nia is an old friend that has been there for Betsy during her darkest days and her most joyful moments. Sharing the healing gifts of Nia is central to her life’s work. Betsy’s down to earth personality, heart-centered approach and somatic artistry create a welcoming, fun and energizing environment for you to be YOU, move YOU, explore YOU, enjoy YOU and deepen your relationship with YOUR body, mind and soul. Learn more at betsywinter.com.

     
photo Lori LeGault

Lori LeGault started teaching fitness classes when she was 17 years old growing up in Tucson Arizona during the step aerobics craze, and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She earned a B.S. from Northern Arizona University in Community Health Education and Promotion and in 1997, moved out to Colorado and went on to work in the Corporate Wellness Field for many large corporations. She has taught a variety of fitness classes such as Step and High/low impact aerobics, spinning, circuit training, yoga, fitball, aqua aerobics, outdoor boot camp, senior fitness and most recently TRX. She landed in Lyons Colorado in 2005 when she and her husband were starting a family and felt Lyons was the perfect location to do that. Lori has always enjoyed teaching and creating a comfortable environment while exercising focusing on honoring what your body is telling you so as not to cause injuries. Her two children have been dancing at Mayama since the early days when they were located behind the Stone Cup!