All of our teachers are Certified Baptiste Power Yoga teachers, or in training with Baron, or have trained under a Senior/Certified Baptiste teacher. All of us here are deeply committed to teaching yoga and are always willing to grow and evolve our teaching through ongoing trainings, workshops, and studies.


Avon Teachers


Julie Kiddoo


Julie lives in Eagle-Vail, (Avon) Colorado with her husband, Tom, their two children, Charlie and Catie, and their Golden Retriever, Nala. Julie is the owner Revolution Power Yoga, a Baptiste Affiliate studio. She is a 1200 hour certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, a LifeForce Yoga Level 1 practitioner and a lululemon ambassador.

She is the author of Bye-Polar, an autobiography of her journey though her own mental health struggles and the healing she found along the way. Julie loves being on her yoga mat, spending time in nature, road trips with her family and having fun with friends and family.

After her first Baptiste Yoga class in 2007, Julie felt something different. She was touched, moved and inspired in a way that she had never been before. Through experiences on her mat, Julie learned that ultimately she was the only one who had the power to change her life. Julie’s intention for her students is to inspire and empower so that they expand the boundaries of what they think is possible for themselves on and off their mat.


Tom Kiddoo


Tom Kiddoo moved to the Vail Valley right out of college in 1992. It wasn't until 20 years later that he found yoga and began his regular practice at Revolution Power Yoga. Within 6 months Tom had signed up for his first teacher training. The rest is history. When Tom is not at Revolution Power Yoga, you might catch a glimpse of him skiing powder in the back bowls with his kids!


Rachel Nelson


Rachel was born and raised in Vail, a true native. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm are rooted in her passions. Throughout her career as a professional snowboarder, as she has traveled around the world, and while she has committed to the art and practice of teaching yoga, she’s relied on her natural magnetism, positivity and compassion to guide her journey. She contributes as a driver and thought leader for countless initiatives that benefit and bring joy to the community.

Teaching yoga since 2005 and practicing since the mid 90’s, Rachel is a 500hr Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher and Baptiste Faculty member. She travels with Baron Baptiste to assist and lead trainings for the Baptiste Institute. She also holds a 500hr E-RYT, and is a Level 1 & 2 certified igolu coach. Her yoga classes are powerful, playful, challenging, open-hearted, and will leave you with a deeper sense of purpose and authenticity.

Some of her immediate and long-term goals include starting a family, building her coaching & consulting company Roots to Wings Coaching, and creating a vibrant global retreat program.

She enjoys having her family close by and spends much of her free time playing outdoors with her husband Jay and their two dogs, cooking, mtn. Biking, camping, gardening, or snowboarding!

Glenwood Springs Teachers


Heidi Small


Carbondale native meets world traveler Heidi Small, a vibrant yoga teacher whose yoga journey began fresh out of high school while living abroad in Sweden. While nannying in a tiny Swedish village at 18yrs old, Heidi discovered Baptiste yoga and was instantly hooked, showed up nonstop and created a global family which lead her to attend several Baptiste trainings thereafter.

Heidi has competed her tier 1 certification with the Baptiste Institute and plans on teaching power yoga all over the world in the future. She will encourage you to find the magic within the tiny spaces, the transitions, the micro adjustments and the pauses in between the big poses, all while inspiring you to dig deeper and step out of your comfort zone.

Expect to play, sweat, laugh, get messy and silly and most importantly come willing to fall apart and be picked back up by our Revolution community.