RYT 200, CSC
Mikayla has been running the MUUV studio for seven years and practicing yoga for nine years. Five and half years into the running of MUUV she felt a calling to deepen her yoga awareness and expand her abilities to be of further service to the community through teaching. Mikayla chose to study with one of the most experienced teachers in America, Amy Ippoliti. Amy’s extensive background in Anusara yoga, alignment, and yoga therapy which was perfect for Mikayla’s desire to help people discover yoga as a means to heal and strengthen the body. With struggles of her own injuries in the shoulders 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.
Introduction To Yoga
Sunday Air Flow
With her training in alignment based yoga and life coaching, Mikayla tailors her private yoga sessions for her clients physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Alignment based yoga can be profoundly therapeutic to the body. With hands on assists, and strong verbal cuing, Mikayla offers her clients the opportunity to learn more about their body in yoga and how to practice in a safe and nurturing way. Private yoga sessions in the MUUV studio offers the perfect sacred space to learn and grow your yoga practice.
Mikayla also offers Blended Sessions which is a combination of life coaching and private yoga sessions. This is ideal for someone looking for a path of transformation and growth. Refer to Mikayla’s coaching page to learn more about this option.
Movement in all its forms—physical, psychological, and spiritual—has been the focus of Jenny’s classes for over 25 years. Although Jenny currently spends most of her time teaching yoga and Pilates Reformer classes, she still gets a thrill from leaping off her step while teaching aerobics.
Having studied with many amazing Yoga masters, Jenny’s practice is deeply influenced by John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. She has participated in countless workshops with John and many of his most Senior Anusara Certified Instructors at various sites around the country. Jenny knows from experience that the Universal Principles of Alignment resonate with almost every “body,” and she regularly sees these principles at work in her students as they are empowered by the Yogic process.
Connection to her students brings Jenny great joy and satisfaction, for it is in this connection that her success, and more importantly the success of her students, is measured and manifested. As she comes to learn their histories and know their bodies; as she watches their faces when they connect to and understand the movement she’s teaching; their strength and potential motivate her to do more, learn more, and be more.
It was a privilege for Jenny to be named as one of lululemon’s ambassadors. Not only does she derive inspiration from their manifesto but she simply adores their clothing and how she feels when she’s wearing lululemon.
Faith and family are the cornerstones of Jenny’s life. She has been married to her husband for 26 years and has three beautiful children, ages 22, 18, and 12; all of whom bring light to her life every day. As a family, they enjoy time on their boat, skiing, watching movies, and time at the ocean.
Celeste Bolin, Ph.D, RYT
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 a variety of dance genres including classical ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, Brazilian samba, and West African dance 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 a level of awesome to her multidimensional movement style by completing the 200 hour interdisciplinary yoga teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute. For more information on Celeste and her classes, visit her website or Facebook.
Power Party Sculpt Dance Class
RYT 200, BUTI Yoga Certified
Angie has been practicing yoga for 7 years, and discovered BUTI yoga 4 years ago through searching for something she could practice at home. She immediately felt the transformation and bliss that comes from a workout that has grown into a passion she wants to share with others. Angie’s intention for all her classes are for her students to have a safe space to connect, transform, and sweat through yoga and dance.
Upcoming Workshop at MUUV:
Amy’s personal discovery of Kundalini Yoga was in Portland, Oregon in 1999, while attending Midwifery school. I recognized the power and deep potential for transformational healing. In 2001 I attended the KRI International teacher training, Level 1, in Espanola, NM. I taught for a year in Boise and then jumped at the opportunity to move to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, where I managed Alaskan Flower Essences, and while there added to my knowledge of flower essence therapy.
In 2007 I returned to Boise where I continue to manage rental property in the North End and Boise bench. That same year I was compelled to reconnect with Kundalini yoga and mantra music. I returned to Espanola, NM to attend Yogi Bhajan’s 3ho Women’s Camp, a very special gathering for women to experience and learn the technology of Kundalini yoga.
In 2015 I was inspired to attend the Level 1 Kundalini yoga teacher training in Massachusetts, at Kripalu, taught by Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa and Ajeet Kaur. The training deepened my devotion to the technology of Kundalini yoga. I witnessed again the capacity for deep transformational healing. I am a Boise native and love and deeply appreciate the beauty that is all around us.
Libby Cunningham is a kind and compassionate yoga teacher who teaches from her heart. She believes that yoga is much more than the physical postures and strives to teach students about acceptance and living a life of compassion. Libby enjoys weaving the yoga “ethic/guidelines” into her classes. She believes that yoga isn’t about self-improvement, but rather self-acceptance and finding the relationship with SELF!
Libby’s favorite style of yoga to teach is vinyasa but loves all yoga! She has been teaching for the past 3 years in the Boise community, hot yoga, and yin at Essential Hot Yoga and also teaching all-levels vinyasa at Yoga 430 in Nampa.
Libby received her 200 RYT from Sumits Hot Yoga in April 2014 and just this past January 2017 graduated from Shanti Yoga School, McCall with her 300 RYT. Libby is an Idaho native, born and raised in Caldwell. She is married with 2 grown daughters and 2 adorable identical grandsons. When Libby isn’t teaching you can find her on her mat at local Boise studios or on a golf course with her husband attempting to land her second hole in one. She is excited to be a part of the MUUV studio!
Libby’s Classes at MUUV:
Experiencing a major change in life led to Sean discovering his yoga path and a calling to guide others. As a longtime outdoor athlete experiencing the beauty of tall rocks and large mountains, Sean discovered the symbiotic relationship between yoga and these pursuits. As an instructor, Sean’s blend of challenging and nurturing his students has helped him develop a connection with those he seeks to serve. Sean can be found teaching yoga at many locations in Boise, and is thrilled to now call MUUV one of them! Sean’s endless pursuit of yoga knowledge shows through in his attention to detail and creativity.
Sean’s Classes at MUUV:
Sean has three workshops coming up! Please see the Workshop page for details!
E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Samantha’s love for yoga began at a young age. As a competitive swimmer Samantha was introduced to Yoga as a way to improve her swimming. It wasn’t until college that Samantha saw yoga as something more than another form of exercise. She began teaching Yoga in 2013 and has avidly studied yoga ever since. Samantha Studied under Yogi Ram, Yogi Madhav, and Yogi Omkar at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in Khajarho, India and received her 200 hour teacher training certification. Her favorite yoga teachers are Sean Corn, Shiva Rea, MC Yogi, and Cameron Shane.
Her wealth of knowledge of the body allows her to modify poses for students working through injuries as well as challenge other students. Her personal practice is what she draws from for the classes she teaches. Each class can be different because each day is different. Samantha enjoys planning hatha-vinyasa style classes with the intention of helping the practitioner focus on breath and body awareness, build physical and mental strength, and find the ease within effort through guided movement and breath work. For Samantha yoga is a way of life and encourages everyone to use yoga and meditation to bring balance, clarity, mindfulness and most importantly peace into our world.
Samantha’s Classes at MUUV:
Currently no classes while Sam is on maternity leave.
RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Lisa is passionate about healthy living, the outdoors, the teachings of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation and poetry) and sharing with others in a way that inspires humor and well-being. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and really enjoys teaching alignment based vinyasa with plenty of warm up and creative, smart sequencing gradually leading into deeper poses and sometimes ones you didn’t even know you could do! Lisa provides plenty of cues to help you focus on form and breath, safely giving variations for all levels from beginner to advanced level practitioners.
She also teaches Yin style yoga as well as assisting new to yoga, self-assessed “inflexible” folks seeking sustainable exercise – whether after injury or after a warrior weekend of activity. Lisa has studied with master teachers and has nearly 2000 hours of teaching with Yoga Alliance RYT 500 and E-RYT 200 and BA in Psychology/minor in Gerontology as well as professional experience as a Certified Personal Trainer and Cancer Exercise Specialist. She also has sought a daily meditation practice in the past 2 years which has influenced her greatly to encourage others to try a few minutes of mindful breathing each day.
Yoga For Stiffer Bodies
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” has been the mantra of Megan’s life. Her soul is set on fire by the healing philosophies of both East and West, and she has set out to bring the best of both together so that she can guide her students on the path to well-being. She has been practicing yoga consistently since 2006 and in 2011 graduated from a top nursing school with a bachelor’s degree and a future in intensive care. After spending a year loving the babies and families in the NICU, Megan jumped into the world of obstetrics and gynecology where she discovered her love of primary care, specifically as it relates to women across their lifespan. She began teaching yoga in 2016 and in early 2017 stepped away from healthcare to raise her two young boys and to focus on a future in teaching yoga.
Megan’s Classes at MUUV:
Sunrise Flow Level 1/2