Gina's passionate and inspirational style of teaching is called Integrated Vinyasa which emphasizes the fusion of alignment and flow, anatomy and energetics, focus and release, work and play. She came to the mat from the office chair so has a keen ability to really speak to the modern-day householder yogi. She is an inspiring, empathetic teacher known for her clear and playful style of encouraging you to fearlessly navigate your edge, open your heart and boldly dive in! She is driven by the recognition that embodied, creative movement and self-exploration are essential methods of conscious evolution and discovering one's limitless potential!
"Gina Caputo loves yoga with a passion rarely seen. She is incredibly smart, sensitive, and alive with inspiration. A gifted teacher." - Max Strom
She is the Founder and Director of the Colorado School of Yoga and and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) through Yoga Alliance. Her greatest influences have been Shiva Rea (Prana Flow®), Max Strom (Vinyasa), Erich Schiffmann (Vinyasa), and Denise Kaufmann (Yin). Her deepest learning experiences came in the traditional manner of teacher / student apprenticeships with both Shiva Rea and Max Strom to whom she offers deep, humble pranams for their trust and confidence.
From 2001 to 2003, she was immersed in a vibrant yoga community as one of the owners of Sacred Movement Center for Yoga & Healing (now Exhale Spa) in Venice, California where she served as owner, general manager, yoga teacher, apprentice and avid student of yoga. Living in the yoga mecca that is Los Angeles also gave her the constant opportunity to participate in a broad and varied range of workshops and retreats with extraordinary teachers from around the world.
From 2004 to 2012 she was the owner of and director of a 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training Program at Kansas Siddhi Yoga in the art district of Kansas City, MO. After spending 18 months teaching on the road, in early 2012 she moved her home base to Boulder, Colorado where she teaches classes, teacher trainings, hikes every damn day and dabbles with going back to school at the University of Colorado.
Gina grew up as a master fort-builder in Northern California, went to Catholic school, kayaked and played badminton in Spain as a teenager and received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of California at San Diego where she lived for almost 10 years. Now, she and her husband Jeff and their dogs Kiddo (Shiba Inu) and Chama (Weimaraner) are living fully in the playground that is Boulder, Colorado.
Teaching yoga is Gina's greatest passion and truest joy.