A holistic way to improving your health.
Welcome to YOGA in the HOOD!
Owner, Instructor, Bodyworker
All Yoga Abilities Welcome
Have you always yearned to experience the many health benefits attributed to yoga, but never known where to begin? Or are you a master yogi already well acquainted with all the physical and mental benefits of yoga, but on the hunt for a new challenge? Either way, you are the perfect candidate for Yoga in the Hood, the ultimate Boise destination for anyone looking to add a calming influence into his or her lifestyle.
Nobody enters the world as an advanced yogi—we all need to learn the basics of the yoga lifestyle somewhere. At Yoga in the Hood, there is absolutely no judgment, as each and every certified instructor understands that students must follow their own paths to yoga mastery. This spirit of calming and acceptance makes our local yoga studio an ideal setting for nervous beginners. We will guide you through the postures, breathing techniques, and meditations that are a part of each yoga class. You can do as much or as little during one of our classes are you feel comfortable doing.
In the same vein, Yoga in the Hood serves as an excellent location for those who have already experienced all the great benefits of yoga and hope to take their abilities to the next level. Each certified instructor makes a point of tailoring classes to participants, ensuring that everyone is challenged enough to keep things interesting, but not so much as to cause discouragement. If you are an experienced yogi, we are happy to take you on as a new client and help you on your journey to master yoga at the next level.
Philosophy and Mission
We aim to be inclusive to yoga with the ‘complete system’ of Raja yoga which encompasses all four dimensions of human interaction: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This path encourages healthy self-examination with a variety of techniques like breathing, postures, meditation, sound, and more……….all for the goal of health, inner peace, happiness, and wisdom. Yoga does not contradict or interfere with any religion, and may be practiced by everyone, whether they regard themselves as agnostics or members of a particular faith.
We expand the confines of what yoga has become in the modern world as just an exercise to stretch and bend, but to rekindle the most important teaching of yoga which has to do with our true nature as human beings. We recognize that each individual is unique and that yoga is not a “one size fits all,” yet a pathway to greater self-discovery and overall health. Our aim is to help you uncover your true nature with empowerment, compassion, some tough love if needed, and support. We hope that you will come away with profound relaxation, a diversion from life’s physical and mental work to reduce stress, provide balance, and a means of realizing your greatest potential and happiness.
Education is paramount. We offer a variety of posture/movement classes, meditation, and various workshops to facilitate your well-being. We also offer bodywork such as massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, NuVision Body Scanning, Private Yoga Instruction, Workshops, and more….
We are a serious, fun-loving, accepting, educational, and relational, healing center.
Welcome to YOGA in the HOOD! We look forward to knowing YOU.
Yoga in the Hood started in my neighborhood, Hidden Springs, in 2008. It started as a small studio inside the bonus room of my home which at its maximum could hold 10 yoga mats, but really 6 mats was best for ideal space and comfort. My husband Mike, who also teaches yoga, and I, moved to Boise just before our son turned 3 years old, and now he is 14 years old attending Sage International School. In April of 2014, I began my search of a new space and 514 N 16th street showed up on my radar. We exuberantly restored this building that was originally built in 1947 back to her bones. This has been an almost 30 year journey to this evolution and I welcome you to our new studio with heartfelt appreciation.