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About Love Roots Yoga Shala

The Love Roots Yoga Shala Cooperative became the owner of the Love Roots Yoga Shala in June, 2019, when Chloe Copeland, the former owner, moved out of state with her family. The members of the Cooperative include yoga teachers and practitioners of yoga whose goal is to keep the Shala open and available to the community.

Chloe Copeland established Love Roots Yoga Shala in 2016.  The pine trees of the forest inspired Chloe to name her business Love Roots Yoga Shala since the trees teach us to grow and rise up by first planting strong roots. Her philosophy of being strongly rooted in Love in her day-to-day life and expressed through her yoga spiritual devotions were the inspiration behind Love Roots Yoga Shala — a space born out of Love, and created for people to plant seeds, deepen roots, and rise to their highest potential.  Shala means “Home” in Sanskrit.


It is our intention to carry Chloe’s vision and philosophy forward to share with all who enter Love Roots Yoga Shala. 


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Lynn Crawford is a founding member, has been practicing yoga since 2010 and started teaching yoga in 2017.  Her emphasis is on seniors and Gentle Yoga.  She has lived in Wrightwood for over 30  years. 

Laura Frame is a founding member, retired Snowline teacher and has been practicing yoga for about 15 years.

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Gail Nieto is a founding member. She has lived in Wrightwood for 34 years, had a career in education, and has practiced yoga for almost 40 years.

Suzi McKinney is a founding member, has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching yoga for 12 years. Suzi moved to Wrightwood last year and has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years.


Leslie Sikes is a founding member, retired elementary teacher, has lived in Wrightwood since 1993 and started practicing yoga in 2008.  She has training with YogaFit Worldwide in Seniors yoga, yogaBarre, and Yin Yoga.

Liz Wolf Spada  is a founding member, mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker.  She is enjoying retirement and practicing yoga in our beautiful little town.

Mallory Riess, newest member/owner as of 2024, started practicing yoga at the age of 17 . In 2012 she received her 200 hour certificate and also became an anointed Reiki master. She has always wanted to be an owner of a yoga studio and in 2024 her wish comes true.

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Jan Vondra, retired founding member, has been a long time resident of Wrightwood.  Since retiring from the Snowline School District, she has enjoyed being a student of the arts, which includes participation in and support of the many local efforts here at home.

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Laurie Piccolotti, retired founding member, is a retired librarian and has been practicing yoga for almost eight years.

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