Hello! My name is Toni Spruell. While thriving during breast cancer for much of 2016, I would gaze at an old, unused garage in my backyard. It felt like there was some kind of healing waiting for me in that space. It would be years, but I, along with my husband, completed construction on that building we nicknamed 'The Yoga Shack' in 2019. My dream was to create a space that my family could enjoy but also felt inclusive and welcoming to new ideas, classes, and other community offerings while remaining Pay-It-Forward donation-based. I'm a Colorado certified classroom and PE teacher and I’ve been leading kids yoga in schools, on farms, and other public spaces in Fort Collins since 2013. I deeply believe in learning from people around me, living a life filled with joy and gratitude, while also questioning societal norms that seem to be widely accepted. My privilege has allowed me to miss and perpetuate the cultural appropriation that has been happening in many western yoga spaces for far too long. I am failing forward everyday. A yoga practice IS a practice in social justice. These feelings inform and guide my practice and teaching which is focused on honoring the roots of yoga and providing a space for kids and teens to better connect to themselves and their surroundings. Find a class that feels like you and welcome yourself home.
Right now- in the time of COVID- the Yoga Shack is only offering very small group, registration required, kids day camps. All camps are listed on our Camps/Events page. We have no drop-in or special classes at this time. If our donation choices don't fit your budget, send us an email. We turn no child away regardless of ability to pay if there is space in the camp!! The Yoga Shack hosts a limited regular schedule with loving, experienced teachers that are choosing to hold space for you and your journey. Classes are truly an offering- we do not sub if a teacher is physically or emotionally unavailable. (Kids camps and other special events, however, will always happen or be rescheduled). You need not have any yoga experience to attend. Nor should you feel the need to look or act a certain way. Show up in jeans, pajamas, stretchy pants, work clothes, whatever. Come as your full self as the world needs authenticity now more than ever.
The studio is in a residential neighborhood. Please respect our space and privacy by coming only during class times and entering and leaving the property quietly. Yoga mats and props can be borrowed from the studio for classes or feel free to bring your own. Cash donations can be accepted at the studio. You can also use the PayPal link at the top of this website or PayPal your teacher directly before or after class.
Questions? Concerns? Just ask!