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.
MEET THE OWNERS
Lynn Crawford has been practicing yoga for nine years and started teaching yoga two years ago. Her emphasis is on seniors and Restorative Yoga. She has lived in Wrightwood for 25 years.
Laura Frame is a retired Snowline teacher and has been practicing yoga for about 15 years.
Suzi McKinney 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.
Gail Nieto has lived in Wrightwood for 34 years, had a career in education, and has practiced yoga for almost 40 years.
Laurie Piccolotti is a retired librarian and has been practicing yoga for almost eight years.
Leslie Sikes is a retired teacher, has lived in Wrightwood for 26 years, and started practicing yoga 11 years ago.
Kathy Smith has lived in Wrightwood since 1990, is a retired fire captain, and has been practicing yoga for about 10 years, which has greatly benefited her strength, flexibility, and recovery from injury.
Liz Wolf Spada – Mother, teacher, spiritual seeker. Enjoying retirement and practicing yoga in our beautiful little town.
Jan Vondra 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.