Lianne Kershaw has been practicing yoga for fifteen years and teaching for ten. As a massage therapist she has an extensive knowledge of the body which enhances her teaching skills. She has taught yoga locally in Big Sky and has also travelled to Nepal four times to teach during adventure trekking/yoga trips. Her training includes study at Kripalu Institute and workshops with favorite yoga masters in the U.S. and Mexico which have given her a diverse and well-rounded style of teaching.
Jennifer began teaching Ballet Fitness and Zumba, at Big Sky Resort, in 2012 and recently completed her training in Beach Body Pi-Yo, which combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga, moving quickly to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels in many disciplines, including; Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Ballet.,Jennifer is the choreographer and featured dancer in the Warren Miller Performing Arts Centers, “All the World’s a Stage”, video. She is also currently the choreographer for “Big Sky Broadway”. Before moving to Montana, she danced professionally with Boise, Idaho based, “Off Center Dance Project”, and “Idaho Dance Theatre”. Jennifer enjoys sharing her love of dance and movement with the children and adults of Big Sky.
Jon found yoga after a knee injury and used it to recover from in 2012. There he learned of all the other health benefits that come from yoga and dove into a personal practice. After several years, there became a desire for more. That's when he went to Bali to do his 200hr yoga teacher training in May of 2016. Jon like to combine his love of yoga with his love of the outdoors. He spends most of his time in the wilderness enjoying snowboarding, hiking, biking and backpacking.
Rosemary has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Her yoga teacher training gave her a good foundation for Hatha yoga practice, including physical yoga practice, restorative yoga, and metaphysical mindfulness practice. She is pursuing additional training and workshops in aerial yoga, Qi gong, and Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, which encourages practice at a level to both humble and inspire life through growth and healing.
Ro and her family have enjoyed coming to Big Sky for 14 years now, and she and her husband plan to move here permanently. She is a nurse practitioner and a nursing instructor but would like to pursue promotion of “wellness and healing” through yoga.
Shannon is an accomplished business owner, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, a registered yoga instructor, holistic wellness practitioner, therapeutic herbalist, and placenta encapsulation specialist with 20 years of experience in the medical and healing arts industry. Immersed in studentship and spiritual fellowship; Shannon received her Kriya Yoga initiation from Roy Eugene Davis (direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda) at The Center for Spiritual Awareness in 2008. Inspired by Ayurveda and the styles and techniques of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, and Iyengar; Shannon was propelled to Bali in 2012 completing her 200hr Embodied Flow™ teacher training with Tara Judelle. . Shannon is inspired to educate and empower community with high vibration holistic wellness offerings that reflect her extensive knowledge of the mind, body, spirit connection. Shannon’s classes are grounding, nourishing, supportive and challenging. Emphasizing freedom of exploration, incorporating creative sequencing, and infusing therapeutic alignment while providing a full-spectrum practice that honors the essential elements of the ancient yoga traditions.
Rhonda Karl has been a yoga practitioner for 10 years and completed her yoga teacher certification in Bozeman, Montana with Nancy Ruby’s YogaMotion Academy. She has had the opportunity to study extensively with Anna Ourusoff of Big Sky. Her style of teaching inspires trust and the belief that yoga is obtainable for everyone. Her gentle approach allows students to practice in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages self awareness and personal contentment. Come as you are, with respect for your body’s needs, and enjoy the benefits of this practice which may include balanced posture, increased strength and flexibility, breath control and relaxation.
Wendy has been working in the fitness industry for over twelve years. She grew up studying ballet and has always loved to use dance as a method to keeping fit. “I love the focus on posture through core strength that dance, barre-style classes, yoga & Pilates provide.” With over 10 years in the medical industry, Wendy knows the importance of alignment and safety. Healing and strengthening the mind and body in a safe and effective way is a key focus of hers.
She and her husband along with three young children, moved to Big Sky in 2013 searching for a more peaceful and satisfying lifestyle.Wendy enjoys teaching a variety of group fitness classes such as Barre, Pilates, Yogalates, & Yoga. She is also a fan of teaching little ones how to enjoy fitness and how to move through yoga and dance.
She is greatly fulfilled by helping others meet their mind/body and fitness objectives and looks forward to helping you with yours.
Annie began practicing yoga five years ago as a way to stretch after distance running. Then yoga became more than stretching to her; it became a way to heal, calm, strengthen, and grow. She received her 200 hour teacher training in Colorado Springs, CO in December 2016 from Corepower Yoga. Annie is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but has been blissfully lost in the mountains since 2013. She looks forward to sharing her love of healthy mind, body, and spirit through the practice of yoga.
Linda has spent several years living in Big Sky, Montana working as a ski patroller, white water raft photographer, waitress, and massage therapist. She enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for health and the environment. She gravitated towards yoga while seeking a physical balance to her active mountain lifestyle. Her desire to blend yoga practice into everyday life led Linda to attend 200 hours of teaching training in Bali, Indonesia with teacher Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, founder of Frog Lotus Yoga. Linda teaches a vinyasa flow style class that focuses on linking the breath with fluid movement and exploring the balance between finding your edge and settling the mind. Through massage and teaching yoga, Linda hopes to help people find balance and become more aware of their physical, mental, and emotional bodies. It is her intention to promote and encourage active, healthy lifestyles in order for Big Sky community members and visitors to experience optimal health and fully enjoy their life and all the outdoor adventures that Big Sky has to offer.
Yoga has been a dynamic passion in Tucker's life since the fall of 2012. After sustaining a head injury to end his rugby career, yoga became a powerful tool of recovery. It was the mental and emotional clarity that drew him deeper into the practice, helping to find light in a time of deep darkness. Tucker's teaching comes from a strong personal practice with an emphasis on the connection of breath, the power of presence, and the freedom of flow; utilizing progressive sequencing to cultivate fire and access liberation to embrace on and off the mat. He hopes to inspire all to discover and nourish the eternal, internal light hidden within.
An avid outdoorsman and explorer, He enjoys all vitalizing activities from skiing to sailing and biking to climbing. Tucker is a lover of life and anything that combines movement, nature, and music. Tapping into our natural rhythm while strengthening our connection with the Earth grants the opportunity for a beautiful liberation to occur, allowing one to simply be. He is forever grateful for his incredible training at South Boston Yoga under David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund. There are countless others who have influenced his path and guided him to where he is today. It is Tucker's dream to travel the world, sharing this beautiful practice and way of life with all he encounters. He hopes to cross paths with you one day and share some sacred space.
Jen began practicing yoga in 2001 and has had the opportunity to work with a multitude of different teachers and types of yoga, including Chris Furtak, Nancy Ruby and Crystal Fleming of Bozeman, as well as Jill Jackson of Big Sky. She completed her 200 Level Training in Raja Yoga with Jackie Chiodo of Peaceful Yoga in Montezuma, Costa Rica and has taught over 1000 hours of yoga in her community. Raja Yoga is based on the Eight Limbed Path of Pantajali's teachings and the Yoga Sutras, working to create a union between body, mind and spirit - enabling peace, health and harmony. Her yoga practice links the breath with fluid movements, using asana alignment for strong and engaged poses to protect the body, while softness is encouraged to go deeper into your practice and still the fluxuations of the mind.
In addition to being a yoga instructor, Jen is a lifelong learner and athlete. Originally from Vermont, she attended Montana State University, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor degree with honors in Business Management and a minor in Political Science, returning to complete her Masters in Public Administration in 2013. Under the guidance of Reiki Masters Marge Chambry and Lisa Lord, Jen has also achieved her Reiki Level II Practitioner attunements, learning the energy pathways of Japanese reiki healing and balance. Her love for skiing and the mountains have motivated her to earn her American Avalanche Association Level I training, National EMT certification and CPR Healthcare Provider certification. She has been a Big Sky Resort Athlete Ambassador and volunteer Ski Patroller since 2013. Jen started Yoga Stone to share the benefits of a yoga practice with others, while continuing her quest for an open heart.