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UPCOMING TRAINING MODULES

Date/Time Event
September 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
All Day
Yoga Therapeutics Training - 27hrs
90 Monkeys Venue, Boulder CO
September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hands On Assisting Module - 27hrs
Jai Yoga Studio, Yongsan-gu Seoul
October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019
All Day
Applied Philosophy & Theming Integration w/ Amy Ippoliti & Douglas Brooks, Ph.D. - 27hrs
90 Monkeys Venue, Boulder CO
November 07, 2019 - November 10, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga Module - 27hrs
YogaLab NorthWest – Artists Loft, Seattle WA
November 21, 2019 - November 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga Module - 27hrs
Hot Yoga Dublin, Dublin
February 01, 2020 - February 04, 2020
All Day
Yoga Therapeutics Training - 27hrs
TriYoga, England
February 06, 2020 - February 09, 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Innovative Teaching Methodology: The Art of Sequencing Aligned Anatomy - 27hrs
90 Monkeys Venue, Boulder CO
March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sanskrit Studies & Asana Intensive - 27hrs
90 Monkeys Venue, Boulder CO
March 27, 2020 - March 30, 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Innovative Teaching Methodology: The Art of Sequencing Aligned Anatomy - 27hrs
Hot Yoga Dublin, Dublin
April 01, 2020 - April 04, 2020
All Day
How to Teach Advanced Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, & Meditation Intensive - 27hrs
Hot Yoga Dublin, Dublin

 


The Team
Amy Ippoliti
Co-Founder

Amy is a yoga teacher, writer, and philanthropist. She is known for her innovative methods to bridge the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern day life, helping yoga students “turn up their own volume.”

After years of feeling powerless to help her teacher training graduates actually survive as yoga teachers, she started studying business, marketing, finances and technology. In 2010, when she felt confident enough to share what she had learned, she created “90 Minutes to Change the WorldTM”. This professional development program inspired her and Taro Smith to found 90 Monkeys.

Amy’s passion is to help yoga teachers thrive not only in their teaching technique, but also as professionals.  There is nothing more rewarding for her than hearing about how 90 Monkeys graduates have changed the lives of their students.

When not working with the Monkeys team, Amy serves as a featured instructor for Glo.com (the leading online yoga provider). She has graced the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Yoga International, Self, Origin Magazine, New York Magazine, Yogini Magazine (Japan), Allure (Korea), Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen and many more. She is also a faculty member at the Omega Institute, Esalen and Kripalu.

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Taro Smith
Taro Smith, Ph.D.
Co-Founder

A scientist, yoga teacher, author, photographer, and conservationist, Taro has over two decades starting, operating and developing innovative organizations in the health and wellness fields. He was instrumental in bringing exercise prescriptions as a standard of care in aging and chronic disease in the medical community. Through his medical centers and scientific research he demonstrated the significant cost benefits of movement-based interventions in clinical settings.

Taro has been published on the topics of exercise, aging, chronic disease, and immune function in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He has directed programs that have helped a wide range of patient populations ranging from Olympic level cyclists to the world’s oldest pilot. Early to the confluence of digital technologies and healthcare, he currently specializes in developing strategy for organizations in yoga, health, and wellness.

As a yoga teacher, his focus is on the development of therapeutic yoga programs for aging, pain, orthopedics, chronic disease, and sports. In 2012, he co-founded 90 Monkeys to empower yoga teachers with the teaching skills and business knowledge to better serve their communities. 90 Monkeys has now worked with over 6000 yoga teachers around the world. Most recently he served on the executive team at Glo (formerly Yogaglo) as their Chief Content Officer. There he managed all aspects of content including teacher, e-learning, programs, analytics and successfully curated the largest digital yoga library in the world serving a global audience.

Taro has presented at Yoga Journal LIVE, Wanderlust, and Hanuman Festival and co-authored The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga published by New World Library.

A former elite cyclist and skier, he splits his time with marine conservation and photography. Taro is a University of Colorado – Boulder graduate with a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology.


Haruko Smith
Communications Director

Haruko moved to Colorado in 2012 with a diverse array of international experiences in business and non-profit management under her belt. She has lived in Tokyo, SF Bay Area, Paris, and NYC, and finds life in the Rockies to be the most agreeable.

Her professional experiences have always paralleled her personal interests in the arts & culture and business & technology. Most recently, having come out as a geek, she loves being in charge of our website operation and helping customers by problem-solving tech (and non-tech) issues.

She is a graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo with a degree in mathematics, and has studied French at Alliance Française in Paris. In addition to being a yogi, she is a ballet dancer, figure-skater, and nordic skier. In the spring her interests extend to hiking, gardening, and floral design.


Snowflake

She was born on a farm in Iowa on August 9, 2016. She became a mountain dog in the Colorado Rockies, but occasionally travels to Boulder and even to Tokyo with us.  Her specialties are Downdog (of course!) and “Squid pose” – totally flat on the floor with arms and legs stretched out.  She is working on mastering Savasana.


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