About Your Yoga Instructor:
Holly grew up in small-town Shelby, Montana and began practicing yoga in college, as she dealt with the anxiety and depression of living an average American college existence and trying to figure out where she belonged. She was hooked by how the practice made her feel welcome in her body and mind; something she had never really experienced before. She continued to practice and deepen her relationship with yoga as she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education. Throughout her time as an English teacher, she always found ways to offer yoga to her students and fellow school teachers, despite not being certified quite yet. Teaching and connecting with others through yoga and movement came very naturally to her, and was well received by all with whom she worked.
After having her first daughter in 2016, and taking a year off from teaching high school English, she decided to enroll in a 200hr yoga teacher training. After a few years of being certified and cultivating her own practice, she seized an opportunity to open her own studio in her home of Whitefish, Montana. Now, almost forty, with two free-spirited daughters, and more than 700 hours of yoga training under her belt, she has found that one of the most rewarding parts of her work is building community through trainings and retreats.
A lifelong seeker, student, and teacher, she lives for sharing her love of yoga, chanting, singing, movement, and creating community and connection among those she has the privilege of calling her students and friends. She lives in Whitefish with her husband and two daughters, and her dog Cupcake, who is the studio mascot and true spirit of love.
Her classes are typically a balanced mixture of meditation, breathwork, mantra, philosophy, music, and intentional/ devotional movement. She lives to make a good playlist and seeks to bring joy, wellbeing, strength, soul, and connection into her yoga classes.
Her intention for this retreat is to help participants deeply unwind and align into nature and into the body. You can expect some rejuvenating vinyasa and movement with equal parts pranayama, mantra, and meditation.