Mikayla Latta, RYT 200, CSC
Mikayla Latta is the co-founder of MUUV Yoga Boise studio and has been the main face of the beautiful space for over 9 years now. Six years into running MUUV, she felt a calling to deepen her yoga awareness and expand her abilities to be of further service to the community through teaching. Along with her training as a Life Coach, 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 was perfect for Mikayla’s desire to help people discover yoga as a means to heal and strengthen their 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.
Jenny Lewis, E-RYT 200
Movement in all its forms—physical, psychological, and spiritual—has been the focus of Jenny’s classes for almost 30 years. Her practice is deeply influenced by John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. 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. 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.
Faith and family are the cornerstones of Jenny’s life. She and her family enjoy time on their boat, skiing, watching movies, and time at the ocean.
Lisa Simpson, 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.
Jesse Jarvis, E-RYT 200
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 every day 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 in 2016. She spent two years establishing herself as a full-time Yoga Instructor in San Francisco before moving to Boise, ID in September 2018. She is excited to be a life long student of Yoga and is excited to share her creativity and positivity with her students. 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 KAY™ Kids Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness teacher.
Angie Brooks, RYT 200, BUTI Yoga Certified
Angie has been practicing yoga for over 8 years, and discovered BUTI yoga 5 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 is for her students to have a safe space to connect, transform, and sweat through yoga and dance.
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.
Yoga has been a part of Carrie’s life for over 15 years. After acknowledging a tugging at her heart, she became a certified teacher in Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin and most recently BUTI (a soulful blend of power yoga, cardio infused tribal dance and deep abdominal toning.
“Lose your mind, find your soul”
Shannon Femenia, E-RYT 500
Shannon is a career yoga teacher, bodyworker, and health consultant for over three decades. SoulWork is the title of her business that encompasses the variety of healing arts she offers. Shannon is the previous owner of Yoga in the Hood in Boise, Idaho and is Yoga Alliance teacher trainer and has lead 200 and 300 hour trainings as the primary instructor.
Working with body, mind, and spirit is her passion and she is excited to share her journey and tools for wellbeing with you.
Spencer Harber, M.A., NBHWC, E-RYT, CPT is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and expert in personal health practices. He holds advanced degrees in Health and Wellness Coaching and works remotely as a clinical health coach for a San Francisco based digital hospital that specializes in MSK, empowering people to overcome chronic pain.
Spencer is an experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and honed his training with his family in Rishikesh, India. As a professor of biomechanics, Spencer developed a unique curriculum for yoga that is based both in the science of strength and movement and the ethics of yogic philosophy. He further developed this to create a yoga program for men called Kula Dudes. He coaches through yoga and neuroscience to work with people to improve communication and move towards health and happiness.
Sally first fell in love with yoga for the community that it offered. Her classes are intended to be fun and carefree while focusing on orientation and setting up the conditions for current to move. Through constant reformation of the poses, you’re able to access your organs and glands, making more space for better function. She has found that the physical practice of yoga is for the maintenance of the mind and infuses her classes with esoteric dialogue and theory to help the student orient themselves and keep their thoughts engaged.
Sally is from Richmond, VA and did her yoga training in Los Angeles and New York, before moving to Boise. She cares deeply for the ocean, dogs, books, and expanding the mind into unknown territory ;))
Jenny’s love for fitness began in high school with running. Yoga was the perfect recovery from the many miles ran and became a mental recovery during her years at University. Once she completed a degree in Exercise Science, her plans to study Physical Therapy took a change. Instead, she enrolled in a yoga teacher training. The years of support and strength she received through her Yoga community inspired her to share it with others. Shortly after her graduation, she began teaching chair yoga and restorative yoga. During this time she also began coaching power lifters and climbing very tall mountains. Eventually, she took on more rigorous yoga styles – active vinyasa flow, acro-yoga, and aerial hammock. Jenny’s amazement for the human body has lead her to work hard, and injuries have taught her to take time to love herself and heal properly. Jenny currently teaches yoga to cross fitters, coaches when she can, provides one-on-one stretch sessions, all while studying to become a nurse. She hopes to apply her yoga and wellness knowledge as she serves those who are healing. When not working or in school, Jenny enjoys the outdoors (especially from the top of a rather large mountain), and spending time with amazing people, eating amazing food. Life is truly beautiful when we all slow down and take the time to enjoy it.
Susie Orme, RYT 200, Certified Trainer & Flexologist
Susie is a native Idahoan and has spent a lot of time in the Boise community. She received her 200-hr RYT from Shanti Yoga School and has been practicing and teaching since. In her classes, you can expect a calming and approachable presence with guidance into postures in a methodical and thoughtful way. Susie subs classes regularly at MUUV Yoga Boise.
Yoga is the foundation I build the rest of my physical activity on. I’m an avid skier, mountain biker and triathlete. The mental strength, the flexibility and the physical strength I gain from yoga helps me in all the other aspects of life. There’s something about after a yoga class that makes you feel so complete or full that is just missing from other sports. That’s what led me to teacher training and that’s what I want to give to my students; That indescribable feeling that yoga leaves you with. I love to see people find the confidence in their body and what they are capable of mentally and physically. To bring all the best parts of someone together. I feel yoga can really bring out the best in all humans and I’m always so honored to be a part of anyone’s journey on the mat.
Carolyn Testa, RYT 200
Carolyn’s love for yoga blossomed from a weekly lunchtime class offered through the company she was working for at the time. Her passion grew even further after moving across the world to Sydney where she dove deeper into her vinyasa practice. After realizing she wanted to share the gift of yoga with others, she left her corporate gig to teach full time.