Amanda has been a student of yoga for 17 years and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Sage Yoga and Wellness. With a background in public health and her intuitive gifts of channeling spirit, she works to bring together trauma-informed care and resilience approaches. Amanda blends the multifaceted aspects of health and currently runs a statewide public health program, is training in shamanic practices, and offers private channeled sessions through her business, Full of Grace. She seeks to use her skills to close health disparity gaps in Idaho communities as well as help others find ways to connect to their own divinity, spirit, and highest good.
Anne has been a student of yoga 20+ years and a teacher for 6. She has completed 700+ hours of training including in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Adaptive, Meditation, Ayurveda, and with specialty populations including elders, trauma, children, and pre & postnatal. My teaching style is informed by clear instructions and accessible poses with the desire to share yoga with ALL BODIES.
Anne’s pandemic pivot has been to lead guided sessions for grounding and clearing, aligning clients with their over soul. She continues to offer new moon circles in the Boise community and beyond and teaches the occasional class on herbalism or Five Element Theory.
Lear more about Anne at fera wellness. https://www.ferawellness.com
Inspired by the benefits of yoga in her own practice, Ashli completed her 200 hr YTT in 2006 in Denver, Colorado and has since completed various trainings and workshops in restorative yoga, guided meditation, and advanced vinyasa. Her classes cater to every skill level creating a supportive and compassionate environment for all abilities. Proper alignment and marrying breath with movement are two components she enthusiastically emphasizes in her flows. Ashli encourages students to apply what they learn on their mat into their outside lives as her yoga practice has made a valuable impact on her physically, mentally, and spiritually. Also a Certified Health & Well-being Coach, she specializes in pregnancy health coaching and believes that yoga is a beautiful way to prepare expecting mothers for labor and delivery and enhance the womb environment. Enjoy one of her centering and creative classes on Sunday evenings.
Bridget Moore is a long time student of yoga and passionate about presenting yoga accurately and authentically. After practicing and teaching Vinyasa for many years she eventually found Iyengar Yoga to be the missing piece in her journey. Now back in the seat of the student, she studies with the Iyengar Center of Boise and under teachers who were guided by BKS Iyengar himself. As a teacher she hopes to bring an element of strength and effort balanced with ease to each of her classes. She believes these elements are the key to releasing tension and interruption in the body and therefore in the mind as well. Bridget is one of our student teachers and is working towards her Iyengar Yoga certification.
“My Body is my temple and asanas are my prayers.” – Guruji (BKS Iyengar)
Carolyn Sauer – CIYT
Carolyn began her study of Iyengar yoga in 1989 and recently received her Iyengar Yoga certification. Carolyn has been teaching yoga for nine years. Her passion is restorative yoga, pranayama and studying the effects of yoga on the nervous system. She has taught workshops at the Milton Erickson Conferences for Brief Psychotherapy with Kathryn and Ernest Rossi. Carolyn’s primary teachers include Ben Thomas, Wally Eastburn, Janet MacLeod and Birgit Reimer. Carolyn recently retired from a 35-year clinical psychology practice in California. In addition to yoga, she enjoys hiking, painting, fly fishing, playing the English Horn and oboe, and spending time with her husband, golden retriever and two sons.
Carrie Nutt – CIYT
Carrie Nutt is an Intermediate Junior 1 (now Level 2) Iyengar yoga teacher thanks to her teachers Marla Apt and Anna Delury. Carrie graduated from the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program of Southern California in Los Angeles. She adores the body, structure, creativity and play. These are important elements in all her classes because as Mr. Iyengar said, “It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” Carrie’s originally from the groovy Pacific Northwest, but spent a decade in the speedy Big Apple, working as a playwright, dramaturg and performer. Carrie’s happy to back in Boise and call it her home. She teacher theatre and cinema classes at Boise State University.
Cathy’s yoga practice started with Camille Thom at the downtown YMCA as she was looking to build a stronger core at the age of 50 so she could play ice hockey. She soon found that yoga offered more than just building core strength; it offered her mental clarity and emotional stability. She found that this clarity and stability was available to her throughout the day as long as she made it to yoga class. After a suggestion to check out Iyengar Yoga, she has been a student since 2008. She has studied with several senior teachers and looks forward to sharing with her students her passion for yoga and the joy it has brought her. She has been teaching for a year and enjoys bringing her students back to themselves via the precision, alignment and breath work of Iyengar Yoga. When Cathy is not studying yoga, she enjoys flat water paddling, playing with her dogs, hiking and hanging with her family. Cathy is one of our student teachers and is working towards her Iyengar Yoga certification.
Cheryl is a 500RYT who has been teaching for a little over 2 years but has been practicing yoga since she was 15. Her teaching interests include Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. She also is the creator of Snake River Malas and enjoys teaching people how to create their own malas, and teaching the history and meaning behind malas. Cheryl loves learning all she can to help her students gain knowledge and tools to utilize on and off their mats.
Her other interests include reading, hanging out with her family, her 2 chihuahuas, exploring the outdoors, going on motorcycle rides with her guy, and she is currently earning her Trike certification.
Corrine (she/her) is a queer-identifying Boisean who has called Boise home since kindergarten. She has been teaching yoga since completing her first 200 hour training at the Wise Living Yoga Academy ashram in Thailand in 2013. Corrine has over 500 hours of training in diverse teaching modalities and styles including; Vinyasa, Classical Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Self-Awareness, Meditation, and more. In Corrine’s classes you can expect to be asked to tune in to your body and move in a way that feels correct for you. She spends her time moving about the room so she can connect energetically with each person. She uses these connections to guide the practice intuitively. Her intuition combined with her knowledge of anatomy and sequencing makes each class unique, providing the space for you to experience your own energetic and body sovereignty.
I’m Crystal, I’m a holistic healing guide.
I have a huge passion for building and connecting the community around me. I came to find holistic/metaphysical healing during my “rock bottom” and meditation and reiki practices saved and changed my life in many amazing ways. I’ve been on a healing journey that inspires me to keep learning and growing ever since. I completed the Yin/ Restorative/ Yoga Nidra RYT with Sage Yoga School and am continuing my education to earn my RYT 500.
I’m a Reiki Master, Yoga/Meditation/Mindfulness guide, Ayurvedic Esthetician, & Sound/Crystal healing practitioner. I offer moon ceremonies, retreats, workshops, coaching, and sessions through my business, The Mind Beauty Soul, here in Boise, ID. It’s one of my greatest joys to share this work with the community and offer practices that have been so powerful for me. My dharma in this lifetime is to be a vessel of unconditional love and when you take a class with me it’s my intention to guide you to profound self-love & acceptance and to allow love to radiate within & through you! I view yoga first and foremost as a spiritual practice and a path to be at home in your own body.
I don’t consider what I do to be “work” because I’m truly passionate about what I do and love it so much. However, outside of this joyful “work” I enjoy reading, playing with my two kids, dancing & singing to my favorite music, and matcha lattes!
May peace be with you. May love surround you!
From her early years in traditional academia (doctorate in exercise science, minor in psychology) and through three decades of yogic study, Debbi has searched for the best tools to help folks feel empowered, happy, and centered. A child of the idealistic sixties, Debbi grew up with a passion to help others live more full-filled lives. Convinced the answer lay in the mind-body connection, she spent her college years receiving a masters in Psychology and a doctorate in Exercise Physiology. After a decade of higher education teaching where her innovative classes won her the moniker of “Columbia’s fitness expert, she moved West. Here, she was able to round out her education. Her journey has included study with neuroscientists, physiologists, psychologists as well as innovative yoga masters. Her passionate pursuit revealed that the best tools are at the nexus of modern scientific research and ancient yogic philosophy. And this best of all worlds approach is what you’ll experience in her unique, empowering flow. Over the past few decades, Debbi has shared this science meets spirit message as owner and director of Shanti Teacher Training and Shanti Yoga Studio, in national conferences and festivals, and international retreats. A regular contributor to several online blogs, Debbi also has videos on Udaya.com and Vimeo. Learn more about Debbi at debbimurphy.com, instagram & facebook.
Heather has over fifteen years of teaching experience leading classes that are dynamic, creative journeys that evolve with the changing needs of life. Rooted with strong functional anatomy, she infuses her classes with the power of the breath and a deep awareness of the physical body, building krama sequences that lead to a strong, centered practice. Heather is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher through the World Renowned Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. As an accredited Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor™ she draws her teaching style from roots in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kripalu foundations. She is also a certified Pranassage® Practitioner. Professional development and ongoing training include Advanced Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute, Prana Vinyasa and Flow Teacher Training with Shiva Rea and Ashtanga Teacher Training with Manju Jois.
As an ERYT Instructor through the Yoga Alliance, Heather has over 1000+ teaching hours and 500+ instructional hours. She conducts teacher training and workshops as a Yoga Educator. In addition, Heather has been an innovator in bringing yoga into schools and educational settings. As a Yoga Ed™ trained instructor, she conducts professional development programs for teachers and educators and has implemented several school wide yoga and wellness programs. Heather is honored to have been deeply influenced by her teachers Don & Amba Stapleton and the continual inspiration she finds in her students, and fellow teachers.
Holle McRae completed her yoga teacher training in 2017 which spurred further learning in the field of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, completing her Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification in 2018 and advanced teacher training in 2019 and Children’s/Teen’s Yoga Certification with a trauma informed focus in 2020. Sharing her love of mind, body and spirit practices, she teaches to a broad range of students helping others feel comfortable and confident in their individual bodies and abilities. Her teaching style helps others draw on internal strengths, develop self awareness and embrace the present moment to find peace and contentment. “Yoga is not a work-out; but a work-in,….so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” -Rolf Gates
James Burton – CIYT
James began his practice of Iyengar yoga in 1997 and received his teaching certification in 2003. Originally from Sydney, Australia, James has called Boise home since 2005. His teaching style is challenging yet supportive and is inspired by his intensive personal practice. He gets a great sense of satisfaction watching his students progress in their yoga. James continues to study with his teacher in Australia, as well as with the Iyengar family in India.
Dr. Jen started her yoga journey after being a stressed out mortgage broker in SF, as many do she started with Bikram in 2002, which transpired to experience many different types of yoga over the past 20 years. She obtained her 200 hr Yoga teaching Certification in Dharmsala India at the Dalai Lama monastery in 2008. She taught in Sf for several years, while going to Chiropractic School then moving to Boise in 2013. She owns and operates Bodo Chiropractic in downtown with her Husband and several wellness/holistic practitioners. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga and teaching/applying anatomy in order to not only deepen your understanding but also deepen your postures by knowing the anatomy and how you teach them optimally. She is also certified in Reiki, Bio geometric integration, and Cranial sacral therapy, she specializes in Pregnancy and Pediatrics in her practice but also includes all humans and even animals.
Jenn Tigli – CIYT
Jenn found Iyengar yoga 16 years ago in an effort to manage injuries from a lifetime of competitive sports. Not only did she find yoga provided relief from chronic lower back pain and stiff shoulders but enhanced her emotional and mental well being too. Jenn is currently Iyengar certified at the Introductory Level and has been teaching for 12 years. Her style is challenging, yet encouraging. Jenn enjoys teaching students of all levels progress in their practice both on the mat and in their daily activities. When not teaching, Jenn enjoys mountain biking, gardening and backpacking with her husband and two daughters.
Jesse is an East Coast native, raised near Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and has lived in a number of cities over the years. She transitioned her career from being an event planner producing large-scale conferences and corporate events to becoming a full-time Yoga instructor in 2016 and has never looked back. She received her 200-hour certification in Rishikesh, India and has completed a number of additional certifications and training in Biomechanics, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, as well as Kids Yoga. Jesse enjoys making the practice of Yoga accessible, approachable and fun for every body she is able to guide along the way. In her classes, you can expect a calm presence with articulate queuing with focus on alignment and breath awareness. Jesse also brings a playful energy into her classes for both adults and children alike that encourages her students to be present, have fun and leave feeling accomplished and refreshed.
I am passionate about yoga and the mystical side of life. I believe we all have something to learn and it is about being open to life, love and happiness. I grew up here in Idaho and was born in Florida. I believe it was there I began to love the life is filled with color, people and amazing adventures yet to be written. There is a path for all of us and I want to live my dreams and dream my life the way it was meant to be, for me my family and love, more love than ever before. I love gardening, my little family, silence and love loud music, live music, shows, art, movement, African drumming, sweating and dancing till you cry are just a few things I enjoy doing when not on my mat.
Kenna fell in love with yoga as a college student searching for a space to calm the mind and connect to the sensations of the body. She completed her Yin/Restorative RYT-200 from the Sage Yoga School and is continuing her education currently to become a RYT-500.
Kenna loves to guide embodied offerings, you will notice she honors the grounding energy of mother earth and expansive expression of the divine. She feels resonance with the connection of yoga and self-love. You will hear the cue to “listen to your body” and the term “heart coherence” in her class. She guides class through an energetic lens and will often spice things up with freedom to play in class with a child-like innocent perspective.
Laila has distinguished herself in the field teaching dance and choreography for over 30 years. She has choreographed for commercials, televised NFL half time shows, trade and fashion shows and has been awarded over 20 choreography awards in the US as well as Europe. Many of her former dancers can be seen on Broadway as well as in music videos, commercials, on NBA and NFL dance teams. She is currently on tour with NRG Dance Convention where she teaches dance and yoga and is a certified instructor and the Educational Director for Muvmethod, a form of yoga and dance conditioning for dancers throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
Laila has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has found teaching yoga has been a natural progression for the next stage in her life. She has her 500 hr RYT from Sage Yoga School.
Laila is very passionate about myofascial release and has completed over 100 hours in biomechanics. She uses her practice to help students make educated choices about poses and how to strengthen and lengthen through asana practice. Laila loves teaching yoga and learning from her students.
Elizabeth Hilton is an Idaho native and has been
practicing yoga for over 20 years. She received her 200hr
Teacher Training from The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa
Rica. She views yoga as an inquiry into the “Self” that begins
when you come to the questions of meaning and purpose
in your life. Liz believes yoga is a tool for us to see the
power, wisdom and grace that is in us all. Liz is known for her vigorous, challenging vinyasa
classes. Flows that build up heat from within with a strong emphasis on core and strength building poses. Liz is not afraid to fall and loves teaching arm balances and inversions, challenging the student and herself in a nonjudgemental environment. Fun and lighthearted, yet spiritually encompassing the witness consciousness part of our multidimensional self as a gateway to happiness, contentment and peace.
Liz also has her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Boise State University and loves to paint
things as diverse and free as her yoga practice is. Some of her other hobbies include lap
swimming and cycling, which in turn brings an awareness of the benefits of yoga for the athlete.
Mikayla ran her own yoga studio from 2010-2020. In 2013, Mikayla became certified as a Spiritual Life Coach and in 2015 a yoga teacher. Mikayla chose to study yoga with one of the most experienced teachers in America, Amy Ippoliti. Amy’s extensive background in Anusara yoga, alignment, and yoga therapy was perfect for Mikayla’s desire to help people discover yoga as a means to heal and strengthen their body. With struggles of her own injuries in the shoulder and neck, practicing alignment based yoga offered a window into her own healing. Mikayla has found great joy in offering the same insights and wisdom to new and established students alike.
Mikayla has had the privilege of teaching at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. Leading classes and partnering in the opening ceremony at Yogafort. And interviewed for NPR: Idaho Matters, on the topic of Yoga.
Teaching yoga is one of Monica’s many physical pursuits. You can find her teaching yoga, rock climbing, river rafting or mountain biking. Yoga has been a means to opening up to life and experiencing it fully. She loves being the Idaho outdoors and hanging out reading with her partner, Sherika. Monica is a massage therapist and brings her understanding of the body into her yoga classes. She enjoys teaching an alignment based vinyasa flow.
Naomi has 2000+ hours of yoga training and study within a diverse portfolio of lineages, styles and methods. Her teaching/training background includes creating and facilitating 200 and 300 hour programs in Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa and Meditation. Naomi and her husband Paul own and operate Insight Yoga, True North Yoga and are part owners in Source Meditation Space all located in Boise, Idaho.
Naomi has training certificates in:
- Yin yoga with Bernie Clark
- Yoga Nidra with Total Yoga Nidra
- Foundations of Non-Dual Tantra with Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
- Yoga for Fertility with Lynn Jensen
- 200 Hour Fundamental Yoga with Shanti Yoga
- 300 Hour Yoga Training with the Sage Yoga School
- 120 Hour certificate in Anatomy and Physiology with Yoga Synergy
- 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga with Essential Hot Yoga
- 500 Hour Bikram Yoga certification with Bikram Choudhury College of India.
Naomi has partnered with studio owners in the US and Australia to help create four Yoga Alliance recognized teacher training schools. Learn more about Naomi’s background here.
Naomi has trained over 300 student teachers in the yoga field. She enjoys meeting the seekers, learning from each other, and creating community. Naomi created and oversees the facilitation of “Idaho Yoga Week” which happens throughout the state every year. Naomi enjoys travel and is often on the road teaching, exploring and living life. Naomi has two daughters Stella (17) and Holly (13). She is married to Paul Graham who is a Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Health Counselor.
Nicole has been a student of yoga for 15+ years, graduating in 2020 with a 220-hour certification (RYT 200) in Vinyasa. Her practice evolved through lineages including Meditation, Iyengar, Hatha, Nosara, and Yin; she also completed intensive trainings in Yoga Nidra and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Nicole teaches in public schools, gyms, boutique studios, rehab facilities, online, and in workshops. She loves to work in a thematic focus to enrich practice with meaning. With a background in technical writing, she occasionally incorporates writing or computer-related physical considerations into her classes. Off the mat, you’ll find Nicole freelancing, noveling, slamming personal essays, or hiking with her Lab.
Paul teaches Power Yoga and meditation. He has completed over 2,000 hours of yoga asana, meditation, anatomy, history, and philosophy training in Australia, India, and the US and is an Ayurvedic Health Counsellor through the California College of Ayurveda.
He has a keen interest in the science of stillness practices and also delivers organizational resilience programs for corporations, focusing on identifying and mitigating stress realization in the workplace. Paul and his wife Naomi own and operate Insight Yoga, True North Yoga and are part owners in Source Meditation Space all located in Boise, Idaho.
I’m an RYT-500 certified by the Yoga Alliance. I’ve completed both my 200 & 300 hr programs at Sage Yoga & Wellness in Boise, Idaho. I will continue to learn and develop my personal practice as well as what I teach. I’m grateful for my teachers, in and out of Yoga.
I believe that the meaning of Yoga (to yoke or unite) is about unveiling who you are. Like recognizing oneself as a singular planet in our massive Universe. All lifeforms connected to a bigger system. Realizing, even in our practice, we all have individual needs with communal responsibility. To do this we must take personal responsibility in finding out what works for us and what doesn’t.
The Yoga tree has many leaves. Giving us many options to figure out our personal mix. In this way, Yoga can lead to intimate self-discovery. Creating the sense of Connectedness. My hopes as a teacher is to be a guide. To help others find their own self-discovery. In hopes that their path to themselves can be quicker than mine. And in that, may I continue to spread Braddah’s Love.
I teach asana, breathwork, meditation, but my ultimate favorite is Yoga Nidra. I love to tell stories in a way that gives people back their agency and inner power. To give them a visualization that they may currently be unable to imagine due to their mindset. Pulling from what has inspired me, I love to use creativity with Yoga. (Yes, you will hear about Star Wars and Frodo at some point). Come and share a not-so-serious experience by taking one of my classes. I’ll be thrilled you came! Learn more about Robbie at What’s Your Waffle.
A major life change led Sean to discover his yoga path and calling to guide others. As a longtime outdoor athlete, Sean discovered the symbiotic relationship between yoga and these pursuits. As an instructor, Sean’s blends challenge and support through creative movement. Students enjoy his lighthearted nature in class.
Sean is RYT-500 with certifications for Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, and Yin. He has helped to facilitate yoga teacher training programs including leading 200 Hour hot yoga programs.
In addition to yoga, Sean enjoys rock climbing, mountaineering, and exploration of wild places. Sean was a stay at home Dad for many years and raised his son.
Susan Lamberson – CIYT
Susan Lamberson, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, loves yoga and is committed to sharing the art and science with you. As students tune into their very own “body of knowledge,” they transform their attention from fixing flaws to a growing sense of curiosity and deep self care. Iyengar yoga is a precise and effective way to restore, maintain and develop robust health. Susan’s classes are inspiring, transforming and playful.
Susan was introduced to yoga early in life through books and classes. She began study of Iyengar yoga in 1994 and completed certification in 2015. Susan founded Yoga of the Sequoias, in Three Rivers, CA, in 1996, where she taught until 2009. She has been teaching in Boise since then. Susan teaches classes for Boise State University as well as for the public.
Vickie Aldridge – CIYT
Vickie has been a student of Iyengar yoga since 1983 and teaching since 1987. Since her first encounter with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1987 she has traveled to India numerous times to study at RIMYI and continue her personal learning experience . Vickie was selected as one of 50 women in the world to attend the Women’s Intensive in Pune, India with Geeta Iyengar in 1997. She has been in charge of the BSU yoga program since 1991 and previously owned the Boise Yoga Center for 25 years. Vickie has maintained an interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga as a 25-year member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and was on staff for St. Alphonsus (STAARS) and Idaho Pain Center for a combined 16 years. She feels that yoga has changed her life and put her on a path of awareness and well-being that continues to bring rewards to her students and in her own practice.
Zoe Saulsgiver DPT attended Sage Yoga school in Boise for her 220 HR YTT. She completed reiki training at Black Lotus Healing Arts Alternative and Holistic Healing Center in Fort Collins, CO. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and currently works as a Physical Therapist for St. Lukes. This year she became a certified Orthopaedic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Zoe believes that yoga is an opportunity to explore and come to accept the body mind and soul as they are, and foster growth and development of each. If we can explore this concept together, we can perhaps find the best version of ourselves to bring to our community and our loved ones as well as to ourselves. She feels that we can work together in an intentional way to make our world a more peaceful, accepting and kind spirited place, one small shift at a time through the practice of yoga.