About HYC

We all come to our mats for various reasons. HYC is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and clean environment where new and experienced yoga practitioners may find that reason.

About Our Studio

Haute Yoga Colorado is the premier hot yoga studio conveniently located at I-25 and Highway 7 in Thornton. We offer 60, 75, and 90-minute classes in the traditional Bikram inspired hot 26 + 2  yoga, hot flow, yin, restorative yoga, HIIT yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth, and introducing Yoga for Men. See our Classes page for our full schedule and class descriptions.


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Haute Yoga Colorado
16631 Washington St.
Thornton, Colorado 80023


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Our Studio

We want your entire experience with HYC to be amazing. That is why we designed a state-of-the-art studio with first-class amenities.


The Room




Take your practice to a new level in our serene room with plenty of natural light.  Our space is stocked with a variety of supportive props to help you move into your poses with greater ease, effectiveness, and stability.

Infrared Heating

Step into the studio and you will immediately feel the therapeutic benefits of our infrared heating system.  Infrared heat warms bodies and objects much like the sun without the damaging rays. No forced air means a much quieter experience. Our room has even heat throughout. You may experience increased flexibility and range of motion and greater pain relief. Not only is our system comfortable, but it is very eco-friendly, using less energy than most other types of heating.


It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity too! You will start  sweating sooner allowing your muscles to relax helping to prevent injury. Our system provides the perfect balance between heat and humidity to ensure that you have the optimal yoga experience. 




We have installed a GPS  needlepoint bipolar ionization system to rid the air of particles like dust, dander, smoke and even viruses.




The anti-fatigue mat system will provide additional shock absorption for hips and knees while delivering a stable foundation for all poses. Our flooring is odorless, slip-resistant, and bacteria and mold resilient.


We offer yoga supplies and clothing, gifts, and local craft items for sale.



Locker Rooms

Enjoy our spacious locker rooms equipped with showers, vanities, and lockers. We stock all the necessities, making your pre-and post-class experience enjoyable. First time visitors will be provided with a mat and towels.  These items are available for rent or for purchase. 

Come see what sets us apart from other studios.  Haute Yoga Colorado uses state of the art technology. Our room is intimate, bright, and clean.

Our Teachers

Lisa Vogt - Owner

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
– Dalai Lama

Hello!  I’m Lisa Vogt, owner of Haute Yoga Colorado.  For me the key to yoga is compassion. I came to yoga to help with stress and professional burnout. What I found was a supportive community that didn’t ask questions, didn’t demand answers. They were there to help me heal mentally. Great yoga teachers live compassion and I believe, they have helped me live it too.

After retiring from teaching high school social studies and special education for 32 years, I became a certified yoga instructor in both Hot Vinyasa and “Bikram-style” yoga.  I decided it was time to share my love of yoga by opening my own studio where I can help others heal and strengthen their bodies and minds while facilitating inner peace.

I love helping new students realize the benefits of a regular yoga practice as well as guiding seasoned practitioners as they continue their yoga journey.  In my class I encourage people to have fun and enjoy the experience.  Yoga is not about mastering a pose, it is about loving yourself  and being glad you came.  Can’t wait to meet you.

corrie abrahams

“The only thing I know for sure, is that I know nothing at all, for sure.” -Socrates  

Hi everyone.  I’m Corrie. I arrived in Colorado several months back from sunny California.  I was just passing through when the universe provided me the opportunity to settle down right here.

 I found yoga when a good friend encouraged me to try a hot yoga class in 2010.  Despite what many people think, hot yoga is a real challenge but I became hooked after just one class. Yoga provided a space for me to find daily peace, a place that was just for me. I got what I put in, and I put in a lot. Eventually, my practice was nonnegotiable. My friends and family quickly adjusted to my new way of life; my self-care came first. 

I believe a consistent yoga practice not only changes our bodies  but more importantly, our minds.  By having a dedicated yoga practice I learned discipline, patience, and I also received a huge boost in confidence. 

In my class you will learn to connect your mind and body to your breath. I will provide the dialog, and support needed to have a successful yoga practice. The results of your class will depend on the compassion you offer yourself and the effort you put in.



Magaly Brito

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Hi, I’m Magaly.  I started teaching at Haute Yoga Colorado in July 2021.  I have been practicing with the studio since February 2021 and finished my 200 hour teacher training program with The Hot Room Leadership Institute.

I began practicing yoga when I started to feel unhealthy.  My energy level was low and I had limited flexibility.  A new original hot yoga studio opened up just five minutes from my home and a friend of mine suggested I give it a try.  My very first class was a hot 90 and I have to admit, it was tough.  But, I immediately fell in love with the practice and how it made me feel afterwards.

Currently you can find me teaching Haute 60 and Inferno Haute Pilates.  I would describe my class as rigorous, like a long hike, where the views at the top are so worth the sweat and hard work it takes to get there.  While in my class, you will be guided through the proper setup and alignment of the postures.  This will help you deepen your practice and get the most benefit from it.

Ally Ilk

“You are deserving of what you desire.”

Hi.  My name is Ally Ilk.  I recently moved to Northern Colorado from the Chicago area. 

My background is in dance and I spent time teaching dance to young children and teens. I felt that yoga was very similar to choreography and dance so I enrolled in a yoga teacher training program and became a certified yoga instructor in 2014.  I enjoy being a student myself and try to maintain a regular yoga practice.

I love using my dance background to create smart, enjoyable yoga sequences.  In my class you will find a deep connection between body, mind, and spirit.

I am the co-owner of Rare Soul Retreats, which puts a modern spin on traditional yoga retreats. I work hard at embodying yoga both on and off her mat and I look forward to sharing my love for movement with you.

Amanda Meader

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.  Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do” – Leonardo da Vinci

Hi!  I’m Amanda Meader and I am honored and excited to be a part of Lisa’s Haute Yoga Studio!

My passion for health and fitness led me, 16 years ago, to become a certified fitness instructor.  Employed as an IBM Project Manager for the past 20 years, I needed another outlet physically as well as mentally. After my introduction to Hot Yoga in 2004, I was hooked!

I am inspired by the mental and physical challenges yoga provides, along with the spiritual/intellectual clarity possible through practice. With my newfound passion for Hot Yoga, I wanted to take it deeper and share it with others. With my newfound passion for Yoga, I wanted to take it deeper and share it with others; as a result, I completed my 200-hour teaching training in 2015.  For the past five  years I have taught   primarily Bikram Style Hot Yoga and Baptiste Style Power Yoga.  Through teaching  I came to understand my practice better and recognized the need to impart to my students the idea that yoga is more than simply a physical activity, while at the same time providing them genuine inspiration.  To achieve these new goals, in 2020,  I embarked on  and completed my 300-hour journey with Gina Caputo’s  Integrated Vinyasa™ Yoga at the Colorado School of Yoga.

I enjoy sharing my love for yoga by instructing compassionately with an added athletic style. With my health and fitness background, I believe it’s important to not only reveal and emphasize the proper form and alignment of a posture, but the mechanics behind it.

I strive to provide a class where my students feel challenged yet in control, so what they learn on their mat empowers them to take on anything they face off the mat!

I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes soon!

Ashley Mathews

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

I will always be a student first, teacher second. I have been practicing yoga for twelve years and teaching for six. For me, yoga started as a form of stress relief, it was a place to shake off the day, more accurately, to give attention to my past injuries and to become sensitive to the subtle movements of my body. 

When I am not teaching, I love spending my time Latin dancing,  baking, or writing a poem somewhere in the woods. I live in Lafayette and enjoy being able to learn and share what I know with my community.

My adventurous spirit has taken me to many different and wonderful places.  I spent three years of my life traveling where I was able to broaden my cultural understanding of homeostasis.  

In my class you will find a welcoming atmosphere where yoga is accessible for everyone who attends.

Jennifer Merrick

“Be kind to past versions of yourself that didn’t know the things you know now.”

I’m Jennifer.  You could say I am a “work hard and play harder” person. I constantly challenge myself.  It has provided me with many great adventures but has also resulted in career burn out and multiple injuries.

I looked to yoga for a kinder workout, however, I didn’t fully understand how much yoga can actually do for my mind and body if I just let it. With regular practice and using proper alignment, I started to see changes and even reversed some of the damage I had caused from “physical” training. Yoga has allowed me to move forward in so many aspects in my life, and being in less pain has reinvigorated my commitment to wellness.

In 2020, I started to look at life differently. I deepened my yoga practice and committed myself to fulfilling my professional goals. In December of 2021, I completed a rigorous (shocking) 3-week program to get my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Costa Rica.  It was an experience of a lifetime.  I want to share what I learned with others, who like me, sat behind a desk for decades without taking proper care of ourselves.

In my class you will form good life habits and grow confidently in your practice.  My hope is that you will learn something new to take away every time you show up on your mat.

Amanda Stone

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”  –  Joseph Pilates

Hi!  I’m Amanda Stone.  I teach Pilates Fusion at Haute Yoga Colorado.  I first discovered Pilates while trying to rehab my back after childbirth.  After years of complacency, working behind a desk, and never sticking to any kind of workout routine, I was suffering with chronic back pain.  I tried Pilates, after hearing it could help me.  I was amazed! Strengthening my core unlocked the physical body I once had.  I was flexible and strong, and my back issues melted away!  Instantly I was hooked, and I knew that I wanted to help other people discover the power of Pilates.
I decided to get certified to teach, and got my 600-hour certification back in 2013.  I am a classically trained instructor, which means I follow the teachings & exercises that Joseph Pilates developed back in the 1920’s.  I am trained in all of the apparatus, but here at the studio I teach a Pilates mat class that I intersperse with barre exercises throughout.  I try to infuse fun and flow into every workout, without deviating from form and precision. 
My philosophy is that movement heals.  If you are consistent with your practice, it will pay off! Pilates will make you strong, and you will learn to move from your core in everything you do- living pain free and preventing debilitating injuries.
 In class you will feel totally welcomed by me, no matter what level you are.  We always laugh and have fun-while working really hard.  You will leave feeling strong and confident.  
Stacey Vaught

“Be patient with yourself.  Nothing in nature blooms all year round.”

Hi, I’m Stacey Vaught. Life sometimes can be really messy!  I mean that figuratively as well as literally.  I have been married to my best friend, Jesse for the past 25 years.  We have been so blessed to have 10, (yes, that’s correct) 10 beautiful and amazing children ages five to twenty-three.

I didn’t know that I would fall in love with yoga; I didn’t know what “Yoga” could mean.  As a certified Barre instructor, I learned how the underlying subtleties of yoga work together with my Barre practice to create strength and flexibility. I have found my leadership skills through movement and strength. They have helped me to embrace the beauty of healing, alignment, and the ability to join our mind, body, soul, and spirit.  Because of this, I can help others to own their own stories.

Barre has offered me a place of safety, encouragement, strength, and excellence. After realizing how fun it would be to introduce my practice to yoga practitioners, I set about creating my own version of Haute Barre.

Barre uses many techniques found in physical therapy. If you have a favorite, let me know. Good chance I can work it in. If you have any injuries, conditions, or need modifications, please let me know.  I want your experience to be safe and pleasurable.