Krista Lidiak, Owner of Sacred Space, CYI, E-RYT, CCH 

Krista Lidiak has been a student of Yoga since 1993, and has been an instructor in the Greeley community for the past 10 years.  With a growing passion for her own practice, and a desire to create a “Sacred Space” in which to share with other students of Yoga, she decided to found a studio.

Maintaining a regular yoga practice, exceeds regular exercise in that a person is attempting much more than to merely lose weight or tone up. And I have never heard a person say they dread the monotony of a yoga class, the way they dread hoping on a Stairmaster or treadmill. You can take your Yoga practice as far as you like, and she is hoping that those who have experienced the limitations of having to practice in a gym, will be able to experience the profound results of practicing in a true Yoga studio.

Mary Lucas, CYI

Mary has been practicing yoga for over ten years. "I remember attending my first class and thinking... This is what I have been looking for!" It is with that passion that Mary brings to each class and has found that her Yoga has helped her keep a focus on what is important her life.”

"I love yoga for many different reasons.  It keeps me flexible and strong. It also reduces the stress in my life."  

Mary knows that the eight limbs of yoga have helped to live an ethical life.  She shares her home with her husband and three adorable cats.  She has three grown children of whom she is inordinately proud. When Mary is not on the mat, she uses her professional talents at at the University of Northern Colorado as a Scenic Artist in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.

Shirley Smithson, Ed,D, ERYT, CRYT, IAYT

Shirley has been teaching yoga with Sacred Space Yoga since its beginning. She is so grateful to have had the experience of growing with the studio and having the opportunity to develop her own skills and style. 

Shirley teaches an adult gentle flow yoga that is meant to help student feel really good, become more in touch with their own bodies and open into truly enjoying movement as part of their lives. She has a certificate in Hatha Yoga and is a yoga teacher trainer. 

Shirley also teaches prenatal yoga and is certified with Yoga Alliance through direct training. It is a pleasure to be with mothers through the pregnancy. It is a special gift to see the new life in pictures.

Shirley has a life time background working with children. She has her doctorate in education and worked with children in the schools for her first career. She is certified as a children’s yoga instructor and has her own Children’s teacher training school for those wanting to learn to do yoga and movement with children.

Being a part of the very special community within Sacred Space Yoga is a true gift.