A COMMUNITY OF
We were created from the vision and desire to be a community center and resource to share wellness and mindfulness practices for the expansion of one’s unique creative potential in the enjoyment of life’s journey. Our diverse team of certified yoga teachers collective mission is to provide and be a resource of the highest quality yoga instruction in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our goal and mission is to offer a safe, supportive and grounding environment that encourage students to expand and awaken their sense of self by challenging limitations and learning to trust in the wisdom of their body. Our classes creatively emerge from the vision of each certified, interdisciplinary teacher, whom inspire students to awaken their own self-awareness as a basis for learning and growing in their yoga practice on and off the mats. With years of teaching experience, we are more than comfortable giving assists and adjustments, and helping each student find a way for yoga to be accessible to them.
We believe that everyone should have access to yoga and meditation. Our yoga studio was built on this principle, which is why we offer classes at a lower price than most other yoga studios in Boise. We don’t want costs to keep you from finding the inner peace that can come through continual practice.
We provide free mat rental, water and tea, free sweat towels for your practice, and free towels for your after-class shower.
At our community centered studio, you’ll get to know everyone. Unlike other studios, you won’t feel like you’re in a competition to see who can get the deepest into a pose. There are no mirrors, which our students love. We feel a deep well of gratitude for all of the support Sage has received from the Boise community and thereby seek to recursevly honor and encourage one another as we practice.
Marisa uses her graduate degree in Transpersonal Psychology and Integrative Lifestyle Therapy to bring a real-world mix of eastern and western spiritually and psychology to her classes for Self-empowerment and transformation on all levels.Marisa is a certified Pranassage® Practitioner. Pranassage® is a creative synthesis of yoga and bodywork that will put you back in touch with the wisdom of your body by facilitating the release of prana in intelligent ways. Marisa can be contacted for private appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a ERYT500, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and 1000 HR Nosara Yoga Master Educator (NYME) Marisa is honored to be a Program Assistant for the Nosara Yoga Institute. Marisa launched the Sage Yoga & Wellness 200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in 2016.
Being the owner and an instructor at Sage Yoga & Wellness is a lifelong fulfillment for Marisa. She thanks the Boise community for selecting her as a “Best of Boise” Yoga Teacher in 2010, 2011 & 2012…and The Best Local Yoga Instructor for 2013, 2014 & 2015!
In addition to a full-on yoga life, Marisa is the mother of 2 darling kiddos and is DJ Chakra Khan.
With a deep passion for music, she is thrilled to be the co-director and producer of Yogafort for Treefort Music Festival. Check out her radio show Toast n’ Jam on Radio Boise KRBX every Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm, on 89.9 & 93.5 FM, or stream live from radioboise.org.
- Monday 5:30 – 7 pm Vinyasa Yoga
- Wednesday 7 – 8 am Vinyasa Yoga
- Wednesday 12 – 12:50 pm Power Lunch
Come home to what is: with practice reveal and become established in your own true nature: whole, unique, complete & confidently you. Being alive is a gift!
Dana’s teaching explores human potential by bridging cutting-edge neuroscience and ancient contemplative wisdom tradition. She is relentless in pursuit of deepening understanding of the role of nuance and the conditions necessary for a lifetime of authenticity, joy and beauty.
She is a graduate of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she studied with Brahmanand and Amba Stapleton. Drawing upon the wisdom of various lineages of classical yogic tradition, her teaching honors the multi-dimensionality of human nature and emphasizes consciousness. Dana is a lifelong student of insight meditation and her teachings and way of being are deeply informed and guided by her ongoing study with Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Dana’s presence holds space for others to feel safe and supported and she provides tools for greater clarity, wisdom and compassion, leading to the eventual deep work of conscious self-transformation. Attentive to the uniqueness of each individual, she inspires a lightness of being and a deeply gratifying experience of yoga.
Nature is Dana’s primary teacher and she is tuned into the myriad ways natural cycles inform our experience of Interbeing. Her background as a wilderness guide and her university degrees in the humanities lend an eye for seeing the interplay of art and nature and how these relationships are relevant to being fully alive.
In addition to teaching this public yoga/meditation class and serving as meditation faculty for Sage Yoga & Wellness Teacher Training, Dana is a trusted advisor for business leaders. She also offers workshops, retreats in wild places and is honored to give back to her community by serving as mentor.
- Tuesday 5:30 – 7 pm Vinyasa Yoga
- Saturday 9 – 10:30 am Vinyasa Yoga Levels II/III
Lori is deeply influenced by her early studies in classical yoga methods beginning in 1977, and is also influenced by her studies as a long time personal fitness trainer, and as a former triathlon coach. Teaching yoga since 1993, she maintains a balance between the sacred and the practical through education and inspiration. Always seeking out the positive experience for her students, the practice is joyful, kind, and enriching.
She holds a master of science degree in Holistic Nutrition, an undergrad in Visual Fine Arts, and is an Usui Reiki Master. Having challenges with illness since birth, she brings compassion and a desire for others to learn how to achieve the best health that they can. She brings a deep knowledge of the human body, healing energy, and an ability to apply practical wellness techniques to her life and those that she teaches.
Lori also offers Reiki & Prana Chikitsa, Holistic Nutrition Consultation and Yoga Therapy.
- Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:45 AM Vinyasa
- Thursday 12:00 – 12:50 PM Yinlicious
Naomi has been a Yoga Teacher in Idaho for the past seven years. Naomi’s focus with yoga is to first apply the life principles in her own life. Each day is an opportunity for growth, renewal and understanding. Through reflection and continued study she is able to share the profound depth and richness of yoga history and philosophy through asana (postures) and philosophy during workshops, trainings, events and retreats. Yoga study has provided a foundation for living a purpose centered life. In 2012, Naomi created the Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness Organization. This evolved into the popular “Yoga Week” which happens throughout the state of Idaho every June 3-9th. https://www.facebook.com/
- Sundays 3:30-5pm Ashtanga
Tim is an independent yoga instructor who has dedicated his life to the exploration of the “Eight-Limbed” (Ashta-anga) path of yoga that was detailed many centuries ago by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga-Sutras, the foundational text of traditional yoga philosophy. A graduate of Princeton University, Tim earned a PhD in Comparative Religion and Philosophy from the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, CA, where he studied closely with the school’s founder, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, a revered Shinto priest, scientist, and master of yogic meditation. After moving to Boise in 2017, Tim continues to serve on the Faculty and the Board of Directors at CIHS, and he practices Dr. Motoyama’s pranayama and meditation techniques daily.
With regard to the physical practices of yoga, Tim has trained extensively in the Mysore-Style Asana Method, which he began learning in 2005 under the guidance of Tim Miller in Encinitas. This method—better known as the “Ashtanga Yoga” or “Ashtanga Vinyasa” method—is the foundational “vinyasa” form from which today’s “vinyasa,” “flow,” and “power” yoga styles have descended. It consists of a set sequence of postures that increase in difficulty in accordance with the student’s ability to perform them. The poses are linked by a continuously flowing set of movements that are integrated with the breath. As students progress through the sequence, they gain flexibility, strength, focus, reduced stress, and many other benefits. Tim is the only Idaho resident to receive the official authorization to teach this method from its birthplace in Mysore, India.
Tim is excited to share his years of teaching, practice, and study with the Boise yoga community. He brings to his classes positive energy, a nonjudgmental mindset, and a willingness to meet students where they are and to adapt the practice to suit individual circumstances. He is also grateful to co-teach many of his Sunday classes with his wife, Olga. He hopes to see you on the mat soon!
- Friday 12 – 12:50 Power Lunch
- Wednesday 12 – 12:50 pm rotating
Elizabeth Hilton is an Idaho native and has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She received her 200 hr 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 believ
es Yoga is a tool for us to see the power, wisdom and grace that is in us all. That consciousness is discovered through a process of unlearning habitual patterns which keep us locked in the past, and that yoga provides this process of inquiry that leads to expanding this consciousness within ourselves. With growing personal and universal awareness in our hearts one can go deeper and deeper, expanding into the domains of the primal programming of our biological body. Rewiring our synapses and growing new pathways and nerve endings for a more efficiently functioning and healthier body.
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 trail running, which in turn brings an awareness of the benefits of yoga for the athlete.
Sunday 6 – 7:15 pm Yin-licious
Monday 9:00 – 10:45 am Vinyasa
Tuesday 6 – 7 am Wake Up & Yoga
Tuesday 7 – 7:30 am Meditation,
Corrine is no stranger to the enchantment of Boise, Idaho. She has lived in the Treasure Valley since she was a young girl, moving away and returning many times in her adult years. Corrine understands the uniqueness of her community and strives to encompass that feeling in to all of her teachings.
Forever a student first, Corrine approaches teaching with a simple motto; bring the practice to your body, not your body to the practice. Yoga is for everyBODY, heart, mind and spirit. Corrine is classically trained in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga and is 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified. Her classes are a mix of tradition, vigor and laughter. She inspires students with wit and acceptance, as they are guided in a way to rediscover the joy of just being. Corrine believes Yoga is a complete system that will serve as a guide for your entire life.
When not practicing, teaching or studying, Corrine can be found writing, spending time with her partner, Megan and cat Reggie and outdoors in the mountains; camping and rafting the incomparable white water of Idaho.
Eric comes to Sage with over 15 years of dedicated practice and discipline within the field of the healing arts. His yoga training is within the Babaji/Yogananda lineage, and he received classical yoga training in Portland, Oregon under the master Diane Wilson in Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, and Pranayama.
Eric’s personal practice and self-guided education also includes the Karma, Vinyasa, Yin, and White-Tantric styles of yoga. His passion for the anthropological study of indigenous cultures across the globe, with a focus on shamanism and spirituality infuses his teaching approach as well. Eric loves yoga for its ability to weave together all aspects of life in all of its many facets, and in his classes you will feel this union of yoga too!
- Friday 4:15 – 5:15 pm Vinyasa Yoga (rotating)
Celeste’s classes are all about gratitude, being thankful for the body you have, the spirit you were born with, and being present in the moment – right here- right now, to just DANCE.
She is dedicated to guiding her students through a heart-first transformation of obligations and suffering to empowered, fist-pumping, booty-shaking affirmation of the freest version of self. There is no one way to dance, and Celeste infuses her classes with a constant reinforcement that embracing your unique movement style is the absolute best way to find yourself and fall in love on the dance floor.
Celeste has been studying and performing genres of dance including classical ballet,jazz, modern, hip hop, Brazilian samba, and West African for over twenty years now. She has been teaching dance as a mindful exercise practice for over six years now at multiple studios around her hometown of Boise, ID and is continually modifying her unique curriculum to focus on cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility in the physical body as well as our self-image. In July of 2014, Celeste added on more level of awesome to her multidimensional movement style by completing the 200 hour interdisciplinary yoga teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute.
- Sunday 9:00 – 10:30 am Sunday Yoga Bliss
Bill graduated from Shanti Yoga School 200 and 500 hour teacher training program and is a registered ERYT 500 teacher with the Yoga Alliance. He has taught yoga for 8 years.
Bill teaches Ha-Tha yoga which against common understanding means all physical forms of Yoga practice, not a specific. Hatha means the merging of the sun and moon, the male and female, prana and apana (two energies), and is a purificating and re-balancing practice where breath and body movement are one. He studies with and takes his classes from Mark Whitwell and J. Brown. His personal practice and self study education also includes The Heart of Yoga,
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Tantric Philosophy. Bill is presently on the faculty of Shanti Yoga School.
His breath lead approach to yoga will remind the students that the strength of their practice is in its diversity which gives them room to develop their individual personalities and philosophy while still being effective and safe using a gentle process, without force or strain. He offers his students a willingness to change, grow and put efforts into their own well-being and acceptance of their personal relationship with their Life as it is. If you enjoy a practice that is a little slower, breath led, and without force or strain, then Bill’s classes are for you.
When Bill is not on his mat, he enjoys time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Bill is also a practicing Landscape Architect in Boise.
- Wednesday 7:15 – 8:30 pm Vinyasa Yoga
Kimberly Azzarito teaches yoga in an approachable way to every BODY. She empowers her students by weaving yogic traditions, stories, and myths with dynamic movement and alignment on the mat and opens the narrative between body, breath, and mind through authentic expression.
Kimberly believes in the deep power of storytelling. It’s the reason myths are passed down in all traditions and cultures. The telling of a story can bring us into alignment with inspiration, spark creativity, give insight into life’s challenges, touch the heart, and commission the soul.
Being affected by Scoliosis in her early 20’s, Kimberly’s curved spine caused her great pain. In the early 1990s, Kimberly began her yoga journey. She learned that through a consistent practice, her scoliosis could be healed and painful knee injuries are now strengthened and stable.
Kimberly received her 500 hr RYT through Shanti Yoga Teacher Training and believes that the key is to stay flexible in body, mind and spirit. She teaches the wisdom of Joseph Campbell, “the privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are.”
She leads group classes at Yoga Tree of Boise, Sage Yoga & Wellness and the Treasure Valley West Y. She also incorporates wellness programs for the State of Idaho employees. Kimberly believes a good teacher never stops being a student. The list of teachers that inspire her is long and she is full of gratitude towards each including Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, Sianna Sherman, Jason Crandell, Leslie Kaminoff, Debbi Murphy, Max Strom, and Erich Schiffmann.
Everything is connected; when we open to the practice of yoga on the mat, not only do our physical bodies become stronger and more supple but our minds become flexible, our hearts grow in empathic compassion, our creativity inspired and the remembrance that we are beings of light.
Heather approaches yoga as an art form honoring diverse styles and traditions of yoga. As an Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor she draws her teaching style from training in Ashtanga, Kripalu and Iyengar foundations. She encourages students to explore and unleash their creative energy through asana, pranayama and meditation. Her classes are energetic, creative and challenging, bringing together the power of the breath and movement in a dynamic flow of fluid movement.
Heather is a Yoga Alliance E200-hour certified instructor through the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI) in Costa Rica. She has also completed Advanced Training at NYI, Prana Vinyasa Teacher Trainings with Shiva Rea and Ashtanga teacher training with Manju Jois. As an E-200 teacher, she has over 1000 teaching hours and conducts training and workshops as a Yoga Educator. She is also a certified Yoga Ed™ teacher and brings yoga to students and teachers through the Yoga Ed. for schools program. Heather developed a deep personal practice while living in Baku, Azerbaijan for three years, where she also opened and taught at Urban Yoga-Baku Studio.
Heather also specializes in sports specific classes and workshops. As an avid mountain biker, tennis player, runner and skier, she brings her knowledge of these sports to the mat, creating dynamic classes that help build strength and flexibility to enhance athletic performance.
- Thurs, 6:00 – 7:00 am Vinyasa Yoga
Alyssa Can be contacted about:
- Yoga for Athletes (Private or Team Instruction)
- Private Yoga
Alyssa took her first yoga class with some friends, spouse. kids and 2 dogs in her small log cabin tucked away in the quiet, frozen forest of Alaska. With the initial intent to stay active during the darkest and coldest winter months, she quickly recognized the tremendous benefits of yoga and realized those benefits extended beyond her yoga mat. She began her own independant study into the meaning of yoga as a mind-body practice. Her new found
ability to stay calm and focused, to breathe depper, to be physically and mentally stronger, to prevent injury and burnout, and to simply be in the moment led her to become a daily yoga practitioner. Alyssa’s practice has tremendously influenced her abilities as an ultra-marathoner, mother, friends, stranger and human being.
With an authentic, down-to-earth, and dynamic approach, Alyssa shares yoga with the goal of providing an experience that is accessible and meaningful for all levels and abilities. Her classes embody both the science and art of yoga and provide a rich experiential journey of self-realization. Alyssa brings a fresh perspective to class and continuously learns and walks with others and their self-inquiries.
She is a graduate of Nosara Yoga Institute and is Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certified. She holds specialized certifications in Yoga Anatomy and Teaching Yoga to Athletes.
- Monday 7:15 – 8:30 pm Beginner Yoga Foundations
Soon after, Bonnie relocated to McCall, Idaho where she fell deeply in love with yoga in the warm embrace of Shanti Yoga Studio. Simultaneously, she welcomed the priceless gift of a lifetime, learning the practice of transcendental meditation from her dear friend, Denny Goodman. In 2010, Bonnie would complete her RYT200 certification with Debbie Murphy and Shanti Yoga School. Within weeks of completing teacher training, she immersed herself in the tremendously transforming study of Thai Yoga Massage and became certified under the guidance of Saul David Raye. Bonnie is honored to be a faculty and staff member at Three Oaks Academy, teaching meditation and Asian bodywork to students of massage therapy and practicing Thai Yoga Bodywork at their clinic.
In the crucible of living and breathing these practices, Bonnie has come to understand yoga as a paradigm complete in its celebration of humanity and the human form. It is a boundary busting deep adventure and a catalyst for transformation as it tonifies and clarifies the whole being (as above, so below). A dedicated yoga practice is really an invitation to investigate your mystery, revealing your sacred, essential self. Within that unraveling, you will be nourished with the fruit of practice; embodied compassionate self awareness, radical self acceptance and a structure for consciousness.
- 200 & 300 HR Yoga Teacher Training Modules
Paul has completed over 2,000 hours of yoga asana, meditation, anatomy, history and philosophy training in Australia, India and the United States and is an Ayurvedic Health Counsellor through the California College of Ayurveda. He has been the lead teacher for 8 200 hour teacher training courses and supports the Sage 300 hour school through delivery of the Ayurveda 20 hour module and as a support lecturer on yoga philosophy on a number of others.
- 200 & 300 HR YTT Modules
Dr. Jennifer Dorn, brings to her yoga teaching, a diverse background. She received her yoga teaching certificate after studying in Dharmsala, India at the Dalai Lama’s monastery in 2007. Growing up a dancer, her love of dance and flexibility morphed into a love for yoga in her adult life! Taking her first class while living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, she continued attending yoga and meditation classes in San Francisco where she mentored under Sherman Morris, and taught yoga.
Her love of travel after living in Spain, India and Costa Rica has allowed her to experience yoga in over 30 countries. She holds a bachelors in Marketing and Spanish, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic, post grad diplomate in Pediatrics and Pregnancy. She is also a trained Doula and Reiki Practitioner. Dr Dorn applies a vast array of knowledge in Anatomy, Physiology, prenatal yoga and how it relates to yoga teaching and wellness. She has a thriving Chiropractic Office in BoDo with her husband, specializing in pediatric and pregnancy care, as well as mothering two children.
- Friday 9:30 – 10:45 Nosara Vinyasa
Sherika has been practicing yoga and martial arts for the past 8 years. She has been teaching for for the last year and half, specializing in Self Awakening Yoga and creating uniquely original Vinyasa flows. She gained her 500 hour Interdisciplinary Yoga and Advanced Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica.
Skilled at creating a sense of safety, self-empowerment and deep meditative awareness in her classes through careful application of breathwork, soothing verbal cues, and a detailed knowledge of posture alignment as well as subtle physical assists; she is able to help her students invoke a profound fusion of mind awareness with bodily sensation that is both relaxing and evocative.
In an effort to engender a sense of whole-body health, Sherika also offers the healing modalities of Pranassage and has been specially trained as a Yoga Guide. Both services are a one-on-one experience with Sherika.
Pranassage, offered in a 60 or 90 minute session, is a unique, full-body experience where you, as the client, remains fully passive and relaxed while Sherika moves your body into assisted yogic stretches, all while maintaining her connection to her breath, and therefore, inviting you into her yogic space. This invokes a sense of profoundly deep relaxed awareness for the client that is pleasurable, healthful and meditative.
This practice is perfect for not only yogis who wish to deepen their practice, but also for people who have never done yoga and would like to experience what it feels like after a deeply connected yoga practice.
A Yoga Guide session is for anyone who may be going through a dilemma, processing a trying experience or feeling conflicted within themselves.
Built on the powerful premise that we already have the answers we seek within ourselves, this hour and fifteen minute session gives the client the opportunity to organize their thoughts aloud to an audience that will abstain from proffering advice in favor of deep, compassionate listening. It is not a counseling session nor is it therapy in the traditional sense. Sherika simply listens and reflects back to the client what it is they are saying, helps the client identify the conflicting parties within themselves that is contributing to their internal dilemma and asks specific questions to keep the dialogue between the conflicting parties moving forward.
Sometimes all we need is to hear ourselves talk out loud for options that we were unaware of to become clear.
If you’d like to know more about Sherika, set up an appointment with her or are interested in more details about her wellness offerings and yogic style, please visit her website at www.sherikatenaya.com, where you can also contact her directly.
Thursday 9:30 – 10:45 am: Vinyasa
Jesse is empowered to bring the physical and mental practices of yoga to as many as she can reach. As a former corporate employee, she can relate to the everyday office worker and builds her teaching around a well balanced mental and physical practice. Jesse received her 200-hour RYT certification as a Hatha Yoga teacher from Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India and is excited to be a lifelong student of Yoga. In her classes, you can expect an accessible & approachable style of teaching, enabling students of all levels to feel comfortable and encouraged in their practice. Jesse is also passionate about teaching kids yoga and is a certified KAYTM Kids Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness teacher. She loves being outside under the sun, by the ocean & in the mountains and hanging in her garden with her cat, Mendel.
Every other Thursday 4pm YINyasas
Tiffany began practicing yoga in 2013 at a gym and soon after took her first class at Sage Yoga & Wellness. Beyond the physical healing and sense of community, yoga offered a safe space to explore her inner landscape. Every so often a stillness of the mind crept in, something she had never experienced and wanted to share with those she loved. In September of 2017 Tiffany graduated from the first class at Sage Yoga School, and has fulfilled a long time dream of teaching at Sage. When not practicing Tiffany can be found reading, adventuring with her family, working at her restaurant, and drinking all the coffee.
Monday 4 – 5pm Yinlicious
Friday 5:30 – 630pm Yinlicious
Sarah is originally from Burlington, Vermont and moved to Boise with her husband and dog Dot. She loves running and hiking with her dog in the hills, drinking coffee and all things Harry Potter. She has a bachelor degree in Accounting but her true passion and love is Yoga. She has been teaching Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga Nidra since 2015. She is level 1 trained in iRest Yoga Nidra and is certified in SUP yoga.
For Sarah, Yoga brings peace to her everyday life and it has taught her to stop, breath and find moments that are quiet in everyday life. Ultimately for her, its more about the pauses than the poses.