The Teacher Tribe
Our instructors are dedicated and compassionate. They care about teaching the Bikram series the way it was intended, as a therapeutic tool for overall physical, mental, and spiritual/energetic well-being. Many of them have taught for 10-20 years!
Come experience the difference for yourself
I began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2007 and completed Bikram’s 500hr+ training in 2009. I have since personally studied with Bikram, Emmy Cleaves (the matriarch of Bikram Yoga), Esak Garcia (1st Mens Worlds Asana champion), as well as many of the most senior teachers of this method and school.
Through a lifetime of study in various esoteric disciplines, I recognize that it is ultimately not about the postures, but about the process of clearing the physical, psychological, emotional, and energetic knots that block the free flow of the life force that animates us, and leads to greater well-being.
I am at my core a mystic, an explorer of empowering wisdom and tools for greater vitality and self-realization. I share many of my discoveries in my classes and on my site, VitalVibeSource.com
My classes are informative, challenging, but always compassionate, because I realize everyone is on their own personal journey, and ultimately there’s only one of us here. Namaste 🙂
“The unseen space that matter is swimming in, even within our own bodies, is teeming with huge potential energy. It’s the quantum sea of possibility. Through our cultivated awareness, we co-direct its expression.”
Hi! From the first bikram class I stepped into in 2007, I was hooked. I knew this is what I was designed to do. Life finally aligned and I received my certification to teach hatha yoga from Bikram Choudhury in 2013. From there, I’ve spent several years teaching in Texas, Mexico, and now back here in the beautiful Boise area.
I love teaching, it is my passion. Every class is different and every person is different. I look forward to the experience, and adventure each class presents. In my class you will work hard, and if you are lucky, you will strip yourself of everything holding you back. Sometimes, you need to experience a breakdown, in order to have a breakthrough. From there, the possibilities are truly endless. Get ready to sweat, breakthrough, and be reborn. You are so much stronger and more capable than you can imagine… Let me show you.
“Most people have no idea how good their bodies are supposed to feel.”
When asked what is your favorite pose? Dana replied: “For me my favorite pose is standing bow. Years ago I was in class with the goal of reaching “standing splits.” I worked tirelessly for years arching my back, kicking harder, pointing my toes and falling out over and over until one day…as I nearly locked out my kicking leg in front of an entire class of 50+ students, my shorts literally split in half! I never quite got over it. So if you see me hesitate while I go into bow, you now know why. I’m just checking my shorts!” Why do you teach now? “I teach because I KNOW.
Bikram yoga has helped me walk through some of my darkest hours, and it has lifted me during my brightest. I cannot live without it. It’s the reason why I chose to help the community create the Boise Bikram Collective. I want everyone to have access to what has undoubtedly helped millions of people across the globe. Take a class with our team and you’ll soon understand why there is nothing better on the planet!”
If you haven’t taken Dana’s class yet I challenge you to take his this week. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about you and your practice!!! ~ Crystal Leonhardt
Kacie is happy to be a member of the BBC team. She has been a yoga teacher since 2010. Yoga has taken her teaching to several places around the world including Australia, Mexico, Los Angeles, Oregon, Hawaii and now Boise, ID! Kacie began her studies under Bikram for her 500H in 26/2 knowledge. She also studied under Noah Mazé for two years earning her 500RYT and 300H at Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga therapy program. Yoga is something she strongly believes in and knows very well. She knows how much practice of physical asana can help in life because she’s seen it in herself. Her classes blend all of the techniques she’s learned and adapted along the way. She looks forward to having you in class!
Sarah, originally from Australia, arriving in America 2 years ago via a 15 year stop in Berlin Germany… is a Broadway Musical theatre dancer, recently relocated to Boise Idaho. Spending her whole life dancing, she discovered yoga early in her career in the late 90’s, Bikram to be precise and she has been practicing many forms and styles of Yoga ever since. A few year ago she became certified in the vinyasa style and has a broad knowledge of yoga as a life practice, and a deep knowledge of the body and how it can move and breath and ultimately feel. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about her own practice, and ever more so about sharing it with and guiding others along this wonderful life practice we call yoga. @sarahbowden.de
Sarah will be leading an intermediate HEATED- POWER flow vinyasa class every Thursday 12-1pm
vinyasa power flow… a heated, powerful flow. focusing on strength and stability whilst enhancing mobility.
Creating power in the body from the ground to the core. Grounded and challenging, encouraging you to find a way that works best for your body to discover these extremely beneficial postures. An hour on your mat for you… to breath, move, discover, create and practice.
My first Bikram Yoga class was with Jamie Mitchell in 2009 at Lake Harbor Studio. I immediately found myself at home in the hot room, doing three sixty day challenges in my first two years practicing. I signed up to go to Bikram teacher training in 2011 only to pull my application on the last possible day! One year later I was ready, and became Bikram Certified in the Spring of 2012. Lake Harbor closed while I was at training. In a posture clinic at training, I met a studio owner from Scottsdale and I accepted her full time position on the spot. Lari and I moved to Arizona where we both taught full time for 3 and1/2 years (over 1,100 classes each!). Always knowing we would return to Boise, I have taught a small amount here while working full-time as a licensed Realtor. As Bikram likes to say, “Everything is Yoga” and real estate surely is! I love helping people source their real estate solutions!