Jan, Nicole, Gerry, Liz.
Nicole & Gerry Wienholt, husband and wife, and co-owners of Yoga Pod Boulder, share their love of yoga with the wonderful abundance of students, teachers, and residents of this vibrant and beautiful community they call home.
Nicole, as a passionate lover of animals, and vegetarian for most all of her life, has found that her compassionate nature is fed by living a yogic lifestyle, and is the perfect complement and discipline for body, mind and soul. Yoga has been an important part of her life since 2000.
Gerry discovered yoga in 2004, and finds that yoga brings great balance and harmony to an otherwise constantly busy mind, allowing for time to enjoy beauty around.
Both Nicole & Gerry agree that, along with the strength through their unconditional love for each other, yoga and a regular meditation practice, they are stay more grounded, focused by living a life through breath and movement. Both are 200 hour certified teachers and teach uplifting, fun (and sometimes silly) classes, separately and co-taught, and look forward to sharing the vibrant Yoga Pod Boulder space with you!
Elizabeth Amann is our Studio Manager, a yoga teacher, a dog mom, and an avid yoga student. She was born and raised in Upstate, New York but moved to Boulder the first chance she got! Her background includes a degree in Anatomy and Physiology, professional dance, and snowboard instruction. As an instructor, Elizabeth is homegrown having completed her 200-hour teacher training and Hot teacher training at Yoga Pod Boulder.
Her goal is to uphold a clean, bright, and welcoming studio for you to find sanctuary from the hustle of your day. It is important to her that you feel welcomed, supported, and at ease in our space. Elizabeth can help you navigate the studio, recommend class styles and teachers, connect you to studio events, and introduce you to our vibrant yoga community. Elizabeth will quickly make you feel right at home!
Jan Patterson is our Studio Co-Manager. Her yoga journey started as an avid student which then transitioned to a certified yoga teacher. For the last 5 years, she managed yoga studios in the North Texas area. A job transfer for her husband brought them to Boulder. After her very first class at the Yoga Pod she knew she had found her new yoga home.
Her prior careers in regional management at a major financial institution and a career in education helped lay the framework for her current role at the Yoga Pod.
Jan’s goal is to give every Yoga Pod customer a 5-star experience from the minute they enter the studio until they float out of the door after an incredible yoga class.
For Jan, the practice of yoga began as a new way to challenge herself physically. As her strength and confidence began to improve, so did her practice. It took a while to notice that something was happening besides the physical challenge and changes. On the inside, she was growing with balance, awareness and presence. Yoga has allowed her to learn to practice living in the moment. She attributes her yoga practice to allowing her to become a better wife, mother, daughter and friend.
Jan is a girl from the Midwest (Iowa) but lived all of her adult life in Texas. She is very excited to call Boulder her new home! Jan and Jeff have two grown children. In addition to being an avid fan of all types of sports, she enjoys outdoor adventures, gardening, reading and travel.