Your Coaches

Emily Hightower has been a wellness and adventure guide since 1994 with decades of experience facilitating awakenings for groups and individuals of all backgrounds. She has shared over 14,000 hours of contact time teaching yoga with a specialty for training people to use the medicine of breath to create relaxed awareness, presence, and healing. She has also studied holistic nutrition and somatic healing and is a level IV whitewater kayak teacher, bow hunter and avid skier. She uses her outdoor adventure skills in retreat programs to add elements of supported risk and connection. Emily coaches evidence-based Intrinsic Skills to wounded veterans year round with Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) and has clients ranging from the United States Special Operations Command, The Aspen Fire Department, Elite and Amateur Athletes, Women’s groups and patients at Roaring Fork Neurology in Basalt, Co.

Former captain of the United States Rugby 7's team, and current international rugby commentator for NBC, ESPN, CBS and the Pac12 Network, Brian Hightower is also a passionate personal trainer, performance breath coach and outdoor fitness pioneer. Brian co-designs and facilitates our Intrinsic Skills programs and is available on a limited basis for private training and speaking engagements.


Linda Geiss is a Physical Therapist living in Carbondale Colorado and working at Valley View Hospital since 2002. Born and raised in New Jersey, Linda graduated from Ruckers with a Masters Degree in physical therapy in 1990.  Her specialties are in outpatient rehabilitation, helping people with spine, neurological, vestibular and orthopedic problems with the goal of maximizing function and total well-being. Her most recent certification is in tai chi for rehabilitation and she is excited to start her practice with Intrinsic at Roaring Fork Neurology. 


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