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 email@example.com.
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.
- Mon, 12 – 12:50 pm, Power Lunch
- Tues, 12 – 12:50 pm, Yin-Licious
- Fri, 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Vinyasa Yoga (rotating)
- Sat, 11 – 12:30 pm, Nosara Vinyasa (rotating)
- Mon, 5:30 – 7 pm, Vinyasa Yoga
- Weds, 7 – 8 am, Vinyasa Yoga
- Weds, 12 – 12:50 pm, Power Lunch
- Weds, 9:30 – 11 am, Nosara Vinyasa
- Weds, 11 – 11:30 am, Meditation (Free)
To contact Dana with questions or to schedule private guidance:
Come home to what is: practice consciousness to reveal and become established in your own true nature: whole, complete, & confidently you.
Dana’s work 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, PhD.
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 finest inspiration and she is tuned into the myriad ways natural cycles inform our experience of Interbeing. Her background as a wilderness guide and 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 an executive coach for business leaders. She thrives everywhere, especially in high sagebrush country and on western rivers.
Jodeen brings 15 years of experience to her teaching and loves yoga because of what it does to her insides. Her heart, her mind, her breath. Yoga flows from the inside out and her classes are a reflection of that.
Breath focused, sensory, cat-like, playful, and deeply rejuvenating. Her classes will make you utterly love being in your body.
- Mon, 4 – 5:15 pm, Yinlicious
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Sarah explored her first yoga classes during high school and immediately felt a connection to the practice. Yoga became a constant that carried her through the challenging years of receiving her Masters degree in Architecture. Soon after she stumbled across the Shanti Yoga School and began her journey to become a certified 200 RYT.
Teaching and sharing yoga with others fulfills her life in a way she can’t even begin to describe. Sarah ha
s experienced the healing benefits of yoga, and its ability to carry her through the sometimes turbulent trials of life. She lives every day to share this gift with others, exploring the truths that our yoga practice has to share with us. Sarah believes that the yoga poses are just the surface, and therefore weaves life examples, lessons, and mantras into her teaching style: holding the space for us to look within from a state of curiosity, allowing ourselves to compassionately explore the depths of who we are. In her down time, Sarah lives with a passionate zest for life; loving time in the outdoors, and savoring those sweet moments with family and loved ones.
Sarah is also a Certified Life Coach and loves offering guidance and healing through the mind/body connection.
Sunday, Yin-licious, 6 – 7:15 pm
Monday, Vinyasa, 9:00 – 10:45 am
Tuesday, Wake Up & Yoga!, 6 – 7 am
Tuesday, Meditation, 7 – 7:30 am
Wednesday, Yin-licious, 5 – 6:15 pm
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!
- Tues, 5:30 – 7 pm, Vinyasa Yoga
- Sat, 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.
- Thurs, 9:30 – 10:45 am, Vinyasa Yoga
- Fri, 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.
- Sun, 3:30 – 5 pm, Ashtanga
Gretchen was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga in 2005, and has been a devout practitioner ever since. As a student of Ashtanga, she feels humbled and inspired by this d
emanding, traditional and spiritual practice. She has studied with many senior Ashtanga teachers and made her 1st trip to Mysore, India to study at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 2008.
Gretchen teaches high school English in Boise at Riverstone International School. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, playing her harmonium, cooking, gardening and exploring the beautiful Idaho outdoors.
- Sun, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Sunday Yoga Bliss
Bill is originally from Texas and has lived in Boise for 25 years. Bill was both a runner and a weightlifter and would use the opportunity of the practice of yoga for therapy, flexibility, and relaxation. He soon realized there was so much more offered by the practice that resonated with his quest in Life.
Bill graduated from Shanti Yoga School’s 200 and 500 hour teacher training program and is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Although Shanti Yoga School advocates study with numerous masters in a variety
of styles, Bill’s training and practice is grounded in Vinyasa Karma (art and science of combining the elements of Yoga in a sequence that makes an effective and safe practice) and study of foundational yoga scriptures. He has attended many workshops throughout years, including those taught by: Julian Marc Walker, Sara Ivanhoe, Annie Carpenter, Baxter Bell, Micheline Berry, Christine Sell, and Noah Maze. His personal practice and self study education includes The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Tantric Yoga, Viniyoga, and Yin Yoga.
Bill’s practices Sadhana (daily spiritual practice). It is the foundation of his spiritual endeavor. Sadhana is his personal and individual spiritual effort. It is his main tool he uses to work on to achieve the purpose of life.
Bill’s attitude of slow flow Vinyasa Yoga is one of childlike curiosity, exploring the practice and remembering the joy is not the journey but life itself. Bill’s 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 stain. He offers his students a willingness to change, grow and put efforts into their well-being and personal transformation. If you enjoy a practice that is a little slower, without force or stain, and with a little unpredictable 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.
- Weds, 7:15 – 8:30 pm, Vinyasa Yoga
Kimberly Azzarito’s passion for yoga shines in her classes as she links the energetic dance of vinyasa yoga with the breath, body and mind. She teaches yoga in an approachable, fun way for everyBODY. Kimberly views life as dynamic and believes that the key to enjoying it is to stay flexible in body, mind and spirit. She is focused on caring for the human body as well as attending to relationships that support our lives. For Kimberly, becoming flexible mentally and physically begins on her yoga mat. She teaches the wisdom of Joseph Campbell, “the privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are.” Kimberly teaches at several studios in Boise, Idaho and is a lead teacher on the Shanti Yoga School faculty.
- Tues, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Vinyasa Yoga
- Sat, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Vinyasa Yoga Levels II/III
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.
- Tues, 9:30 – 10:45 am, Vinyasa Yoga
- Tues, 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Inspired Flow
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.
- Sun, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, Yinlicious (rotating)
- Thurs, 4:00 – 5:15 pm, Yinlicious
Naomi started practicing yoga after having her second child in 2008. Looking for ways to strengthen and tone her physical body, what she found was a beautiful feeling of peace and Self exploration. She followed this f
eeling which lead her to attend her first yoga teacher training program in 2012.
She loves to learn and enjoy the depth and richness of yoga history, philosophy and practice. This study has provided a foundation for living a much more balanced 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. She loves to travel and is
often on the road teaching or exploring.
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.
- Thurs, 5:30 – 7 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 1,000 hours of yoga asana, meditation, anatomy, history and philosophy training in Australia, India and the United States through the Bikram Yoga College of India, Ayur Veda Eco Ashram of Mysore, India and Essential Hot Yoga Boise Idaho.
Paul has taught across three continents in passable English, poor Spanish and laughable French. He teaches Power Vinyasa, Sivananda, Yin and Restorative Yoga as well as meditation, mindfulness training, yoga nidra and inversion / arm balance workshops.
Paul is the Lead Teacher Trainer (ERYT) for the Essential Hot Yoga franchise in Boise, Idaho and develops and delivers YA 200 hour 4 week full time and 9 week part time teacher training courses locally and also in Tulum, Mexico.
Paul, with his wife Naomi, are the Directors of Yoga Now (www.yoganow.info) and run yoga and meditation retreats, workshops and training all over the world.
Michael Sapiro, PsyD, ERYT is a psychologist, meditation teacher, and a former Buddhist monk. He lives and works on the frontier of spirituality, social justice, science, and psychology. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and holds a Master’s in English Studies. He is a consultant
with the Institute of Noetic Sciences and is on faculty at Esalen Institute where he leads workshops and retreats. Michael is the founder of Maitri House Yoga and was trained for 20 years in both traditional Yoga philosophy and lifestyle, and Buddhist meditation. He has lived in Zen temples and ordained for a short period as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He and his wife lead cultural immersion trips to Thailand with teachers such as Richard Miller, Christine Carter, Terry Patten, and Sarahjoy Marsh.
Through humor, presence, and vulnerability he leads classes focusing on awareness of the breath, body, emotions, mind, and ultimately the pure joy of being! Students can expect breathing practices, asanas, yoga nidra, and group discussions. His teachings integrate Yogic practices and philosophy, Buddhist Dharma, Western Psychology, and social justice. He hopes students leave awake and aware, renewed and enlivened, and feeling inspired to serve 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.
Candice and her family moved to Boise in 2006 from NW Oregon. They love so many things about Boise and hope to stay as long as they can. She is currently employed by a 3 year old little girl and 6 year old young man. Candice’s children are her inspiration for teaching yoga. She began yoga dhyana (meditation) when she was just 17 years old, and has practiced yoga asana off and on for the last 15 years.
In 2007 she began a daily home asana practice and started to see it benefit every aspect of her life from the small moments like doing the dishes, to something that was a big part of her daily life already, her yoga dhyana practice. The reason she began to practice consistently was because she wanted to learn to share the calming aspects of meditation with her son when he was going through the challenging ages of 2 and 3. She had realized that the meditation that she did would not help a young child because asking a 2 year old to sit still for even 2 minutes was just not possible. This is when she really started looking into a form of moving meditation we call yoga asana. It is next to impossible to teach something we do not know so she began her practice and his. It was a perfect fit, she can help him connect with his feeling and even help him express his emotions through their practice. Now both her son and daughter do their yoga together as a family every chance they get.
Candice completed her 200 hour training with Shanti Yoga School in September 2011. It was such an amazing experience to see a beautiful community of people coming together to share what they know about all aspects of yoga that she decided to extend her training. She is currently in the 500 hour program and is helping build Shanti Yoga’s Children Teacher Training program.
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.
Michael embodies the practice of yoga through the connection to the inner most self. He believes that the practice is much… much more than just a workout, yet an opportunity to connect deep within the depths of the body mind continuum. Michael brings his teachings to Sage from Northern India and shares the traditional approach of Hatha Yoga (sun and moon) with practitioners from all over the world.
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