Meet the Camp Utopians
Camp Utopia was created in 2008 -2009 by Helen Stutchbury, E-RYT500, and our first class graduated in Wimberley, Texas, in January, 2011. Hundreds of students have come through our programs since then, and you can find Camp Utopians training and teaching in Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, California, Washington, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and beyond.
Helen Stutchbury, E-RYT500 ~ Creator, Owner, Senior Teacher
Helen is a passionate teacher who brings a ton of information, energy, and joy to her teaching. Helen’s classes include students from 13 - 83, and keeping all of them strong and challenged led to her unique focus and technique (The Yoga You Need™), and her success working with aging and injured people. Helen is an investor in Shine On Yoga, as well as one of the developers of TreeYoga™, a fun and deeply strengthening outdoor yoga practice, done in trees. She first tried yoga at the age of 3, and became a teacher in 2005. Helen developed and ran a teacher training program for Sunstone Yoga in Dallas for 3 years before leaving the city for a quieter way of life. Through 2008 and 2009, she developed the Camp Utopia 200 hour teacher training program in Wimberley, Texas. Many rounds of training later, Camp Utopia has produced fantastic teachers, launched a 300 hour program, grown into new territories, expanded the company to include a partner and a team of professional trainers. It's heaven.
Allison Rissel, M.ED, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Owner of Camp Utopia North
Owner of Allison Rissel Training
Allison holds her master's degree in Exercise Science, and has been teaching since 2006. She joined Camp Utopia in 2013. Her master's thesis over the cardiovascular effects of yoga and her extensive yoga and anatomy training have given her the tools for helping clients heal from chronic pain and injuries as well as work with advanced students. Allison currently resides in Longmont, CO, runs trainings in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, runs the North Dakota Yoga Conference, and her business:
The ART of Living-Allison Rissel Training.
The ART of Living-Allison Rissel Training.
Our 500 Hour Grads
Taylor Whitmore, Vera Dyson and Rafael Mujica
Rafael dove into training soon after returning from his second combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2015, because he had experienced its power to heal body and mind. By 2017 he'd completed all 500 hours of training, and 3 more rounds of study and apprenticeship. Rafael created workshops on meditation, anatomy, teaching skills and trauma recovery, created a yoga & hiking company, and his popular and endearing Instagram presence has become the prime example of authentic, ethical branding in our marketing workshop.
Taylor completed his first level of training in 2014, and jumped right back in to begin exploring energy and training others. Teo has participated in every Texas based training since then, and devotes most of his days to developing his personal practice, reading and studying, and working to inspire, motivate, and create opportunity for other passionate yogis like himself. He completed his 500 hours in 2016, and opened his first yoga studio in San Marcos, TX in 2017, where he runs his own training.
Paula Buschta, RYT200, 500 hours pending
Some of our grads own their own studios!
Our 200 Hour Graduates
Williston, ND Class of 2018
San Marcos, TX Class of 2018
Dickinson, ND Class of 2017
Wimberley, TX Class of 2017
Seguin, TX Class of 2017
Minot, ND Class of 2017
Wimberley, TX Class of 2016
Williston, ND, Class of 2016
Wimberley, TX Class of 2015 Summer
Wimberley, TX Class of 2015 Spring
Williston, ND Class of 2015
Waco, TX Class of 2014
Wimberley, TX Class of 2014, Spring
Wimberley, TX Class of 2013, Fall
Wimberley, TX Class of 2013, Spring
Wimberley, TX Class of 2012 Fall
Wimberley, TX Class of 2012 Spring
Wimberley, TX Class of 2011
All the grads
Rachael Anne Stewart
Heather Jean Fink
Crystal Rose Boerschig
Allison Von Der Ahe
Kresta Lee Atkin
Kate Morrow (500)
Tara Beattie (500)
Kara Finlayson (500)
Rafael Mujica (500)
Andrea Brown (500)
Paula Buschta (500 pending)
Tammi Eldridge Warren
Vera Dyson (500)
Marsha Lynch Falcon
Brittany Kay Foust
Jenn Litt Shanahan
Emily Pauly (500)
Taylor Whitmore (500)
Allison Rissel (500)
Beth Ann Matlock
Indigo (Kim) Bey
Susan Wilson Willis
Janie Mitts Moore
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