Angie’s first Bikram Yoga class was in Ashland Oregon in 2005. She is a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher and attended training in the Spring, 2008. Angie completed Off the Mat Into the World, Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensive Leadership Training with Sean Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling in 2012. Angie attends yoga workshops and online trainings to increase her knowledge of yoga as meditation.
She opened a Bikram Yoga studio in 2008 in Ventura, CA, where she taught for several years before returning to Ashland, OR and taught at her hometown studio until 2015. Now she calls the Upper Valley her home.
Angie has been passionate about health and wellness since her early 20’s. She is a certified Herbalist and graduated from the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in 1996 and had her own herb business for many years. She worked for Whole Foods in Houston Texas as an herbalist and herb buyer and has been working in the health industry in various forms since 1996. Angie is studying plant based nutrition through eCornell.
Last but not least she is thrilled to be a grandmother and the mother of four grown children who love Bikram Yoga and Inferno Hot Pilates and regularly attend classes at BYUV.
Ashley has studied yoga since 2008, specifically Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Vinyasa yoga, power yoga, Bikram yoga, Street Yoga, prenatal yoga and Forest yoga. In 2012 she completed Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Joshua Summers, a 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) program in the Shambava yoga tradition at an Ashram on the Big Island of Hawaii and Street Yoga teacher training with Peg Oliveira. She also started a yoga club for high school students where was teaching in Waterbury, CT.
In 2016 she completed teacher training with the Prenatal Yoga Center. She is currently enrolled in a 300-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Joshua Summers to complete her 500-hour RYT in 2019 with Yoga Alliance.
Ashley has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning. She is currently exploring the world of farming so that she can combine her six years of experience in teaching high school science, her love for the environment, and her love of teaching to inspire young people to be stewards of Earth. Ashley loves to hike and be with her dogs, goats, steer, pigs and chickens on the farm in South Royalton.
Julia attended her first yoga class in 2003 at the persistence of her mother.
She is Certified 500-hour Raja Yoga Academy Level 1 Therapeutic Core 26 Hot Yoga Teacher since June, 2016. After graduating, she immediately attended Level 1 200-hour Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training in July, 2016 and earned her Certification in January, 2017. In December, 2017 she completed Yin Yoga Training. Julia is Level 1 I.R.I.S Certified since October 2018 and attended Level 2 Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training in October 2018.
Julia regularly attends workshops to continue her education with Sara Curry, Eileen Devine, Esak Garcia, Louise Giordani, Zeb Homison, Lucas Miles, Rich Ray, Gabi Walters, Lynn Whitlow, and Rita Matraia. She attends and contributes her time at Raja Yoga Teacher Trainings to help teach new yoga teacher trainees. She was a USA Yoga Athlete and Super Regional Finalist in 2016. Julia developed and led Inferno Hot Pilates clinic at Granite State Yoga, Concord, NH and at BYUV in 2017. She is currently a member of USA Yoga, and Yoga Alliance.
Prior to teaching at BYUV, Julia managed horse farms, taught riding lessons and trained horses. If she’s not at BYUV, Julia is hiking with her pups, snowboarding, mountain biking, running or babysitting her nieces and nephew.
Laura is a Certified Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher and was one of the first BYUV students to take the Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training in April, 2016. Laura is a Certified Buti Yoga Teacher and went to training in June, 2017.
Laura began practicing yoga when she was just 16 years old in the comfort of her own home and started taking Bikram Yoga classes at BYUV 10 years later.
Laura works as a LNA (Licensed Nursing Assistant) and received a degree in Occupational Therapy in May, 2018. She has also taken several courses in anatomy, functional movement, nutrition, and muscular make up.
Laura was born and raised in Bethel Vermont. In addition to teaching, taking classes and working, she has a wonderful daughter, has been honored with the title “baby whisperer”, lover of all things spicy, a good friend to many, and a good human.
Lea started taking Inferno Hot Pilates classes in 2016 at BYUV. She went to Boston, MA for Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training May of 2018.
When Lea is not teaching or taking classes at BYUV she is a student at Hanover High School. She is a volunteer at High Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, and works at Pirouette Farm.
Maggie has been exposed to and practiced many different forms of fitness and therapy before pursuing with Bikram Yoga.
She graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in India Spring 2016 and has returned to India several times to learn more about the roots of our yoga series. Maggie volunteers at Bikram’s Yoga Teacher Training and attends Teri Almquist’s Teach From Love seminars.
Maggie is from an imperfect triangle in North America; born in New Orleans, raised in San Francisco and now living in Vermont. When she’s not teaching or practicing, she is raising an active family in New England with her husband, John, or walking their golden retriever, Vega, in the woods.
Martha’s experience with Pilates’ mat work dates back to her freshman year in high school and continued through college. Later, she was a dancer and member of The Steffi Nossen Dance Company in Scarsdale, NY.
Martha attended Inferno Hot Pilates Teacher Training in January, 2017 and March, 2018. She has been teaching at BYUV since February, 2017. Her ongoing IHP teacher training includes several workshops with Lynn Whitlow.
As a collegiate and post collegiate competitive distance runner, she was All American 10,000m 1986, 32nd overall and 4th American woman, Boston Marathon 100th running in 1996. Martha has coached cross country running at the collegiate, high school and middle school levels. She is currently a Volunteer Coach at Woodstock Union High School where she teaches high school English. She has earned a BA in English/Dance from Hamilton College 1986; Ed. M. Teaching and Curriculum, Harvard University, 1990; and MA Arts of Letters Middlebury College, 1999.
Sallie discovered yoga in 1995 when she was living in Seattle. A friend introduced her to a class taught at a gym and was led by a woman who had studied with Bikram Choudhury in Mexico and Los Angeles.
Sallie attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training the fall of 1999. Following the training she traveled up the West Coast for six months, teaching in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. She moved to Portland, OR in 2000, and taught full time there for the next seven years. She and her husband moved to Vermont in 2010 to be closer to family, and in 2011 after a four-year hiatus, began teaching at BYUV.
Sallie continues to further her yoga education by participating in workshops, clinics and advanced practice. She is currently enrolled in e84, a two-year, 500-hour intensive study of the classic Ghosh lineage advanced postures, and the intermediate series created by Esak Garcia. She will complete her certification in June 1019. Sallie also currently holds a 500-hour certification in Yoga Therapy from the Sunjeevan Yoga Project at Kabir Baug in Pune, India. She has practiced classical Ashtanga yoga and completed an Ashtanga Teacher Enhancement course with Sarah Hall in Portland, OR.
Sallie worked in the non-profit environmental field for Greenpeace, The Northwest Energy Coalition, Arctic Network, the Bering Sea Coalition and the Oregon Environmental Council. She focused primarily on advocating for carbon reduction and renewable energy policies at the state and regional levels in the Pacific Northwest, and has sat on advisory boards for climate change mitigation and peak oil for the Governor of Oregon and the Portland City Council.
She spent her childhood in New Jersey engaged in ballet, swimming, tennis, field hockey and horseback riding. In college she majored in acting and continued to study different forms of dance and movement. She loves to read, cook, travel, spend time outdoors climbing, kayaking and hiking, and has recently picked up watercolors. She shares her life with her husband and three cats.