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.
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.
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.