the yoga underground

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Welcome to the Yoga Underground

The Yoga Underground is Utah’s only Taṇhā Yoga studio. Taṇhā Yoga is a vinyasa flow style practice that was significantly influenced by the ancient teachings of Samaya Tantra. We place high value on developing intuition; our classes combine the poses and fluid transitions of vinyasa flow with the expansiveness, soul-searching, and grace inherent in Samaya Tantra. Taṇhā means “having a thirst for living,” and our classes are designed to ignite creative self-expression, leaving you feeling strong, light-hearted, open-minded and optimistic.

TYU was founded in 2010 to further spread the vision of the late and beloved Larry Schultz, Bad Man of Ashtanga; Larry’s playful and fun-loving attitude toward yoga inspired TYU owner Brittany Andrews to open her studio with the goal to revolutionize the human hearts of Utah County, one downward dog at a time.

The Yoga Underground provides training programs that meet or exceed the Yoga Alliance standards.

CLASSES TAUGHT

HANDSTAND FAILS

MOMENTS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Meet the teachers

All teachers have successfully completed a minimum of a 200-hour yoga teacher training program registered with The Yoga Alliance.

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Brittany

Hi, I'm Brittany! I dream in rainbows and magic land and I seek after people and things and experiences that make me feel deeply alive. My imagination is my heart's playground and I'm at home when I'm curious and full of wonder. I love to dance and move my body to strong, intoxicating beats. I’d rather be alone than with fake, surfacey rule-followers, and hiking with my dog is how I connect to the earth. I love color! My god, I love color. I see our world as a fantastic symphony that plays its most gorgeous pieces when each of us is following the most beautiful, perfect beats of our own instruments.

And that's what yoga is to me.
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Rumi

I love my mom. I love my frens. I love my boyfren kovu. I love to snuggle. I love to hike and swim and also fetch and I love to play keep away and I love namaste because that means I get to get up and see my frens. I love you.
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Russ

Russ Lee is the most talented yogi in the world, he can scratch the back of his left ear with his right little toe, (but he is far too humble to brag about it, since he has achieved enlightenment, twice.) There are rumors he sold his soul to reach his level of skill, but those are simply rumors. He gladly gave his soul away at the tender age of 14 for a pack of skittles and a metallica t-shirt. He has never regretted that decision. Russ has accomplished the goal of letting his ego go to the point that now he is better than everyone else. He strives to share his many gifts and talents with the world for the purposes of brainwashing and domination. Namaste.
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Jes

Jes was born in, and raised just outside of Seattle Washington. She grew up climbing trees, making "potions" with her sisters, and digging for GeoDucks in the Puget sound. She was a competitive swimmer into her University days. Her amazing highschool swim coach taught yoga to the swim team every Friday. Jes' favorite parts were the "naps" at the end. That started her love for yoga! Now she teaches yoga and has a mini doppelganger child who teachers kids yoga with her. She loves connecting with her wild-child side during kids classes, and connecting with all levels of Yogi's in grown-up classes.
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Dean

Dean Judd was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He’s been doing yoga for fifteen years and still can’t touch his toes, but he has a mean handstand. Dean’s two favorite things are beer, yoga, and Mexico. He also doesn’t like writing this kind of thing and would rather be working in his yard, skiing or boating.
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Holly

Holly Lambert was born and raised in Springville, Ut. Her husband, three children and extended family are her best teachers and support. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves working with the youth and pretty much demands fun wherever she goes. She has a passion for helping others find their divine potential and letting go of their egos. Holly’s love for yoga started yrs ago when she discovered it’s ability to help open her mind, body and spirit to all that is good in this world, and bring to the surface her truth. She is on a mission to connect, lift others, work hard, and most importantly see the good in everyone. Come and play with me! 🙂
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Christine

Christine is a California girl raised in Idaho and Wyoming surrounded by 5 siblings, a big garden and lots of pets. Her yoga journey began in 1990 with classes at her local rec center. She was looking for physical exercise, but soon realized there was so much more to the practice. The transformation and healing that took place in her body and mind were amazing to her. Fast forward to 2010…. On her post divorce-find-herself tour, she traveled around Asia and landed on the island of Bali where acquired her 200-hour teaching certification in early 2011. She loves being Nana to her three grandchildren, performing weddings and endlessly traveling in her 1998 Volkswagen camper van, aka “The Gypsy Van”. “I feel very blessed have yoga in my life. I am a student and continue to learn from every person I meet. What a gift to be able to share this soul healing practice at home in Utah and wherever life and travels take me. Namaste!
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Amelia

Amelia was raised in Mapleton, Utah as the wild middle child with with a head full of dreams and a personality hard to keep up with. As a modern dancer of 15 years, movement in general is one of the most natural and easiest ways for her to communicate and express herself. After studying Martial Arts for 12 years, receiving her black belt, and in turn teaching others, she realized that teaching movement was something that she loved and needed to do. After running away to live in the South of France and then off to Disney to twirl around with princesses, she came home to start a Masters in Health Administration in order to ’help others do what she can’t.’ She is on a journey to ebb and flow with what others need and bring out beautiful pieces of people through yoga that otherwise would have stayed hidden.
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Rachel

Rachel Woerner grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She has lived in Utah since 2012 and has learned to call this strange place home. Her "day job" is working at a social innovation tech company here in Utah. Rachel started dabbling with yoga as a teenager in her parents' basement, and she started a dedicated practice at age 22. She fell head-over-heels in love with the practice as soon as she set foot in The Yoga Underground, and she got certified to teach shortly thereafter. Rachel loves helping people step outside their comfort zones and connect with themselves in new ways. Her yoga teaching philosophy is centered in two ideas: for you to feel good in your body, and for your body to feel good. When she's not teaching yoga, you can find Rachel going for walks and hikes, spending time with friends, taking long afternoon naps, organizing something or other, or planning her next travel adventure.
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Kathleen

Kathleen was born on February 16, 1984. An Aquarius, girly tom-boy, and adventure-seeker, she's always looking up just in case...
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Kenny

Although he's sure that he's actually made out of pizza & glitter, Kenny was born and raised in Salem Utah to a family of humans who taught him how to love. In a recent interview conducted by a very famous person, Kenny said: "I just love yoga! Like, I REALLY love it. I also really love rainbows, misty mountains, the Kuiper belt, pink, and beluga whales. Any other questions???" So there you go. In his past life as a dolphin, Kenny learned how to approach life with a sense of play (as well as how to do echolocation, jump really high, and flirt with mermen). On and off the mat, Kenny emphasizes moving and living intuitively, playfully and with compassion. He believes that yoga can put you in a state where you're existing physically in earth space, but spiritually in rainbow heaven. It's a cool experience. Kenny believes the goal of every yoga class (and life!!!) is to unite body and spirit turning the whole self into a giant crystal that will disintegrate into a fine glitter prepared to peacefully be blown away by cosmic wind and assimilated into the universe during savasana. Kenny also likes art. & the moon.
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Jake

Jake was born in Provo, but only lived there for 8 months as a newborn, the rest of his growing up was in Southern California. Jake first tried meditating when he was 7 years old, and would also try to bend spoons with his mind and hypnotize his family to do his child bidding. By 14, Jake was obsessed with consciousness. He discovered meditation at 18 years old with the help of some plants (wink wink), and by 19 committed to a daily practice that will be lifelong. He discovered asana through googling “how to meditate longer” and then fell in love with the philosophy which led him to the 8 limbs of yoga, which he takes seriously. Yoga & its many tools helped him to transform from an extreme train wreck of a person into a much more authentic & childlike version of himself. In a yoga class, Jake is often in a handstand or some sort of arm balance, and is a very calm & playful guy who hoards knowledge of yoga. Warning: when asking him questions about yoga, buddhism, or meditation, the conversation might go on for a very long time.
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Sarah

Sarah was so well traveled as a child—from Argentina to England, from Germany to Jamaica—she couldn’t help but feel broadly connected. She loves the food, cultures, and people of the earth. Her dad grew up in Hawaii, which meant that the moment she could walk, she was in the ocean. Whether she has a snorkel in mouth or a board under foot, when she’s in the water, she’s in her element. There’s nothing she loves more than to play, especially with young kids. Sarah is a seeker. From her new age grandma, she learned to seek meaning and truth from nature and the universe. Later, she found a connection with the divine during a year and a half of seeking in Scotland and Ireland. Sarah loves deeply and is an emotion-full person. She believes yoga is far more than a series of physical acts. To her, each session can be a journey of mind, heart, and spirit.
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Adrianne

Adrianne digs the connection to life in the beauty that is truly everywhere. She grew up in Orem, Utah, a caboose to an established Canadian family of eight in the 80s. Adrianne was born to a loving set of parents who inspired her dream of butterflies and rainbows and to seeing the good in all things. As she reached high school, she found her body needed regular maintenance bundled in love (from a virus, they say, she contracted as a child) so her heart lead her to mountain biking, skiing, the academic world and to yoga: a practice she deepens every day. If you really want to make her smile and beam, a simple smile will do the trick.
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Iva

As a kid in communist Czechoslovakia, Iva ran around the woods, read books on top of abandoned WWII bunkers and wondered about the origins of everything and always asked lots and lots of questions. Some questions even got her in trouble! Iva was always a dreamer, she dreamt of making this world a better place ever since she was little. An eternal optimist and an old soul, Iva sang her way out of childhood and teen years until she came to America to study music in college. Iva has lived in lots of places around the world, but her favorites are her home, the Czech Republic and Utah.

She found yoga in the Czech Republic and the rest was history. When she isn’t taking care of her blended family of five kids, she hangs out with her cat, dog and her pot belly pig Olive. She likes kids. A lot! She likes kids for their ability to see magic in everything and for always saying yes to new things. Iva teaches over 400 kids yoga and creative movement at a Title 1 elementary school because she strongly believes that the privilege of yoga is for everyone. She loves how yoga changes kids, especially the ones who have had a rough start. And yes…she does like using her songwriting and singing skills in her yoga classes as well from time to time.  
 
Creating change by doing small things every day might just be her most favorite thing of all.


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