Inspired to practice yoga to set an example of living a balanced life for her children, Carolina’s journey has taken her on a deeper path towards spirituality and guiding others seeking peace and harmony. While Carolina has received her 200 Hour Certification from Yoga of Mystics®, she believes that a commitment to teaching yoga is a lifetime journey in which she sees the teacher in all, in particular her well-intended mother, mystical father, supportive and loving husband, strong willed daughter, affectionate son and her trustworthy teacher.
“Nothing so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”.
“Nothing in my life has changed except for my attitude. Therefore, everything in my life has changed”.
“Remember, you’ve come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself. Therefore, thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.” – George Gurdjieff
Holly came to yoga initially in 2008, when she discovered hot vinyasa flow and was instantly hooked. As a long-distance runner, backpacker, skier, and general outdoor enthusiast, she finds that yoga helps her with recovery, strength, and injury prevention, while also balancing out the stress and demands of everyday life. As a teacher, she loves to work with students to deepen their practice, helping them to find strength and flexibility that will enhance all aspects of their lives. Holly completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training, focused on Hatha and Vinyasa styles of practice, with Yogacara Global in the beautiful mountains of Whistler, British Columbia.
Holly spent her childhood in the Flathead Valley and the Front Range of Colorado before school, career, and marriage took her to the east coast for awhile. She loves to travel, having visited 43 states and 35 countries so far. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, she works as a freelance writer and as a small business manager for GlacialEscape LLC. She and her husband live near Flathead Lake with their two pet rabbits.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Robert found himself home under the big skies of Montana. The importance of community and its impact on people influenced Robert’s professional goals at a young age. He sees the practice of yoga and attendance in class as a form of community that shapes the health of the individual yogi and those that he/she attends class with. Robert’s yoga classes are playful, strength building, and oriented toward acceptance of who you are, both on and off the yoga mat.
We are also joined seasonally by instructors who split their time between Montana and other beautiful destinations.
After more than 35 years of working in the fitness industry, Kathy officially retired in March of this year and is now living in 3 different states supporting and caregiving for her family. Lucky for us, Montana is one of those states! She is joining our team as a seasonal instructor and is thrilled to extend her support to the Bigfork community.
Kathy began her journey in fitness in 1979 when she owned and operated a small women’s health club focusing on weight loss. She went indenpendent in the early 80’s teaching every modality of exercise available at the time. Kathy was one of the first to be certified in fitness by IDEA, a pioneer in creating and qualifying the fitness industry. While continuing her education through IDEA to keep up with the ever changing industry, Kathy received a certificate through UCI’s extension program for fitness where she studied anatomy, physiology, nutrition and business practices.
Falling in love with yoga in the late 90’s, she practiced under a yogi master and later incorporated the teachings in her successful personal training business.