- Morrison, Colorado, USA
Petra Büte, MBA, E-RYT 500 has been on her yoga journey for over 15 years. She is a certified Hot Yoga and Power/Vinyasa Yoga teacher has taught since 2005. She is originally from Germany and has an MBA in International Business. Petra leads Restorative Yoga workshops, has taught yoga in corporate fitness settings (Avaya & Lockheed Martin) and is the founder and director of Heavenly Yoga, and teaches at yoga studios and community centers throughout the Denver Metro area.
Combining her study of yoga with an interest in learning more about about the union of Body, Mind and Spirit, Petra has developed her own Yoga style with personal attention, in-depth knowledge of alignment and yoga philosophy and a fun, fresh sense of movement and ALWAYS laughter in her classes. Petra was involved from the beginning with the teacher training at the Evergreen Center for Yoga, CO and came back in December 2011 from practicing yoga and meditation in Thailand for a month. She lead her first Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica in June 2012 and has done various little workshops and mini-yoga retreats in Colorado.
While doing yoga in Thailand with Peter Clifford, she was very impresed about his style of teaching yoga, knowledge and deep understanding of yoga therapy. His teachings of the The Five Element Form is part of an ancient Tantric Yoga practice. The Form is a sequence of flowing movements resembling traditional Vinyasa Yoga asana, Tai Chi and Chi Kung. It connects us to the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space (Akasha). This yoga technique enhances the qualities of health and vitality to enable us to discover our amazing true potential.
Petra went back to Thailand in December 2012 to immerse herself in more intense Yoga training and and spend a months in India in 2013 where she meet Swami Yogananda Saraswati an inspiring yoga teacher who is blind. Since coming out of his cave and back into society he has worked tirelessly helping those who come to him conquer a myriad of physical & emotional problems through a yogic, holistic regime.
Teaching Wheelchair Yoga at Bear Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Morrison, CO for residents is one of Petra's favorite classes. Her oldest yoga student is 103. She understands the challenges and humbleness when it comes to yoga and is very knowledgeable about Yoga Therapy, Meditation and Yoga breathing techniques. Petra is thrilled to do Yoga Retreats around the world with Lurie picking the most amazing places this planet has to offer. Love & Light!