Stephanie Florence, 500RYT
I moved to Boise in 2000 and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the Idaho way of life! My first yoga class was on a Groupon, I loved the way it made me feel and the sense of calm I felt after a yoga class. I am naturally a happy person and so are the people who do yoga. So learning more about it became a goal. In 2021 I completed my 500-hour RYT through the Shanti Yoga Teacher Training program. My yoga style is very casual with an easy pace. I like to keep the mood light with friendly conversation and laughter!
Bill Dial, E-500RYT
I graduated from both 200- & 500-hour training programs at Shanti Yoga School and am registered with Yoga Alliance. My training is grounded in Vinyasa Karma and the study of foundational yoga scriptures. My personal practice and self-study education included The Heart of Yoga, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Tantric Philosophy, as well as other Yoga philosophical texts. For 12 years I have been teaching at studios in Boise and a teacher within the Shanti Yoga School. I implement modifications & adaptations for more availability to a wider spectrum of people. While linking body & breath movement, I leading student through a series of postures to strengthen & build flexibility (promoting stamina & inner calmness). If you enjoy a slower pace, without force or strain, my classes are for you. When I am not on my mat, I am practicing Landscape Architect and enjoy time with my wife, children, and grandchildren.
Haley Ball, 200RYT
Yoga found me while I was a student in college. Continuing my practice since college and through prenatal, with PiYo, hot yoga, & restorative classes. Slowing down in yoga, noticing the feelings, provides me a chance to focus on my mind & body coming together. I also like the intensity that a power class can provide. The challenge of zoning in on the breath helps to make tough holds in poses more enjoyable. I am a ACE certified fitness instructor and decided in 2019 that yoga was my path. Graduating with my 200RYT from Shanti Yoga School. My teachings styles are Power Vinyasa and Gentle Flow. My personal mantra is “Just Breathe.” One of my favorite things is to swim in and be by the ocean.
Karyn Felix, Level2-YFC
I love spending time with family, friends & furry critters. Especially while enjoying the great outdoors, a sports activity, playing games, cooking & eating! Yoga found me 20 years ago, it was a welcome discovery for my body, mind & soul. Learning to truly breathe during yoga translated to all areas of my life. My hope is for everyone to feel like they can do yoga. Yoga is not a competition, we all look different in our poses due to the way our bodies are built and our varying levels of flexibility. My motto…count your blessings, work hard to play hard and remember to breathe & wag your tail!
Lisa Jayanti, 220YTT
Ever since taking her first class 16 years ago, Lisa has made Yoga an integral part of her life. Born and raised in Indonesia, she studied and worked as engineer in Singapore before settling down in Boise in 2011.
Lisa completed 220hrs YTT in June 2020 and online Restorative Teacher Training in July 2021. In the spirit of creating safe and sustainable Yoga practice, she furthered her learning and recently completed self-myofascial release and biomechanics-based trainings with Yoga Tune Up®️. Having been through challenges and changes in life, Lisa understands and strives to include everyone, and will offer plenty of variations and modifications in her class. Her goal is to encourage awareness, inquiry and self-exploration to find our limits where we feel safe, in-control, strong, and “owning” the practice.
Carrie Goeddertz, E-500YYT
Carrie is passionate about life, knowing each day is a gift and lives it to the fullest. Her love of all things outdoors (and warmer than North Dakota weather) brought her to Boise 10 years ago. Skiing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, daily walks with her 3 doxies are some favorites. To bring balance into her life, she began practicing yoga 20+ years ago, After a tugging at her heart to dive deeper into the practice of yoga, Carrie completed yoga teacher training in 2016. She holds certifications in Vinyasa, Holistic Yoga Flow, Yin and Restorative. Carrie is excited to teach an all levels flow combined with deep Yin stretches called The Complete Practice.
Bri Strodtbeck, 200YTT
I am a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and currently working towards my second 200 hour training. I also have my Master’s in Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Holistic health and mind, body, spirit balance are very important to me. I love to incorporate my nutrition and yoga education into my teachings. I love to nerd out about the nervous system, autoimmune conditions, body positivity, and destroying diet culture. My yoga classes tend to be on the playful and creative side while also being inclusive and available for all bodies. I am passionate about helping my students find confidence and peace on their mat. I also teach Yoga Nidra’s that I write myself, and I love the creative challenge that it brings along with the benefits of yoga nidra meditations. Some things I like to do that don’t include yoga are crocheting, cooking, camping, hiking, and reading.
Alli Olson, 200YTT
My Yoga practice grew from simple stretches a physical therapist gave me to relieve back pain and quickly moved into self-taught flows that differed day-to-day depending on what I needed. In 2018 I advanced and refined my practice during a 200-hour Alignment Yoga teacher training in Koh Phangan, Thailand that focused on anatomy and proper alignment of the physical body. I integrate alignment into each of my yoga classes, regardless of the style. Alignment is important to me to ensure we get the most out of our practice while avoiding injuries. I am excited to teach an Alignment Yoga class, “Align with Alli”. This class focuses on specific areas of the body to build and strengthen the necessary knowledge and muscles to support your individual Yoga practice.
Petula Lee, 200RYT
I started practicing yoga in 2016 for health and wellness reasons. In 2019, I graduated with a 200-hr teacher training from Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way, WA. For my personal practice, I enjoy hatha, vinyasa, kundalini yoga and different types of meditations. I believe yoga and meditation is for everyone and brings healing and self-actualization. It brings me joy to see the transformation in my students after one of my classes. In 2021, I started writing guided meditations for vulnerable populations such as addicts and sex abuse survivors.
Rachel Cutler MAAT, CADC, 200RYT
I’m an entrepreneur of various means of creativity: visual arts, writing, poetry, art therapy, snowboarding, photography, mixed media, longboarding, somatic therapy, movies, holistic psychology, nature-based practices, and intellectual conversations with like-minded souls. I am a compassionate, solutions- oriented substance abuse counselor, with 18 years of experience providing dedicated care for dual-diagnosis, use disorder, and trauma populations. I am in long term recovery from a lot of addictions. I started practicing meditations, hatha and kundalini yoga, when I was 21 years old. I completed my 200-hour RYT through the Shanti Yoga Teacher Training. I’d hosted monthly Y12SR meetings for 5 years, thanks to Nikki Myers, who’d coined the term “issues in tissues”.
Melissa Klassen, FiTour
A certified yoga instructor through FiTour and has been teaching yoga for over 11 years. She is also a certified personal trainer, TRX certified, taught step aerobics and now is working on her certification for Corrective Exercise. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Dance. A full-time lecturer at Boise State University and an assistant coach to the Capital High cross country team. Melissa is dedicated to continuing her education in various aspects of health and fitness and also enjoys many outdoor activities such as: trail running, Nordic skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking. She learned to downhill ski at age 46 and is now addicted! Her yoga journey began in her 30’s when she felt she was losing flexibility from repetitive running. But, her commitment grew as she encountered a great personal hardship and fully experienced the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga and meditation. She believes in the holistic benefits of yoga for all gender, ages, shapes, and sizes. She has focused her yoga practice primarily around a Power Vinyasa flow designed to build core strength, stability and balance; however, she is praised for her ability to adapt to all levels of participants.
Carol Brock, 200 RYT
Carol is a certified yoga teacher who moved to beautiful Boise in 2019 to lead Simplot’s Global Information Management Initiatives. She graduated from 200-hour Hatha RYT at PIES (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, & Spiritual) Yoga Studio in Alexandria, VA, in 2019. She has been practicing yoga, as life allowed, for 50 years. Carol is a life-long learner: studying Pilates (10 years) and looking forward to doing 500 RYT. Carol completed the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) Leader’s Training with Niki Myers in March 2022 and has been leading pop-up sessions whenever possible. Carol loves big dogs, glamping, long walks, and container gardening. Her vision is to provide everyone with a safe, nurturing environment – providing enough asana repetition for everyone’s comfort and enough challenge to keep everyone’s interest. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat.
Martha Modawell, E-200 RYT
Martha studied Yoga and Reiki at Yoga For Healthy Living LLC in Brighton MI where she received
her RTY200 Sivananda Style Yoga. Martha brings her authenticity and love for yoga with each class. Her classes humorous yet grounding, she reaches out to her students to feel empowered and a true connection with themselves. Finding healing in Yoga herself, Martha loves to teach from the heart and serve those around her with that passion and love. Having a studio in troy MI called Yoga For Healing, working with those who overcoming addictions, PTSD, anxiety, and trauma, she brings her love for healing to those around her. Martha nurtures and connects with her students and goes above and beyond to figure out
“what makes them tick” and also what’s underneath the surface. She uses her innate ability to
connect with people to create a comfortable, relaxing, and fun yoga practice! One that
empowers and enriches her students.