Danielle came to yoga begrudgingly, trying several styles and teachers through the years before falling in love with vinyasa flow. In the movement and breath, she found stillness and calm. In the strength and flexibility, she found confidence, power and playfulness with pushing the possibilities. Danielle teaches a fluid power vinyasa yoga that emphasizes strength, flexibility and a sense of play that asks each student to find their individual potential within their current ability. Her classes are very down to earth and creative. You can expect to be challenged as you breathe, flow, and to push your own possibilities. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank through Yoga Pearl in Portland, Oregon in 2009. Danielle has participated in many workshops and intensives, gaining inspiration from Kathryn Budig, Rocky Heron, David Regelin. She is always learning and sees herself as a student, exploring the flow of life – in all its ups and downs, and twists and turns.
Danielle opened Gather Yoga in April of 2013, the same year she completed radiation and chemotherapy and beat colon cancer. Danielle weaves stubborn optimism, creative determination and a whole lot of gratitude into all she does, from being a mom to her 3 amazing kids to teaching yoga or enjoying the outdoors-hiking, skiing, and camping. She feels lucky to live here in Sun Valley, after moving in 2010 from Portland, Oregon.
“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ― Rodolfo Costa
Abby is a Registered Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher (RYT) through the National Yoga Alliance. She was certified in Bali, Indonesia, with Radiantly Alive Yoga. She has studied under many well accomplished Yogis of different lineages such as Ashtanga with Kino Macgregor & Tim Feldmann, Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg Olivier, Tripsicore with Edward Clarke and Baptiste Yoga with Philip Urso. Abby's classes combine movement and breath work in order to get out of your head on into your flow state through a moving mediation. She loves to challenge her students through creative sequencing and encourages her students to be playful and push there limits on and off the mat. She truly believes in the transformative power of yoga and encourages herself and her students to use the lessons they learn on the mat to carry over to the real practice of yoga in their daily lives.
Cathie Caccia began her yogic studies in 1984 and was immediately captivated by the physical, energetic and philosophical aspects of the practice. Her most influential teachers include Rodney Yee, Rod Stryker, and Judith Lasater. She has extensive training in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Shiatsu, Acupressure and Massage. At the insistence of her first teacher Cathie began teaching yoga in 1987.
Cathie’s classes combine her love of Yoga, Chinese energetics and Sanskrit chanting to support her students in accessing their most essential nature. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500, and teaches public and private classes, workshops and yoga teacher trainings. Cathie is a licensed massage therapist with over 1200 hours of training.
Learn more about Cathie and her practice at cathiecaccia.com
I grew up competitive swimming and retired from the sport at the age of 21. After many years of competing in other sports, I started to miss the connection that swimming cultivated between the mind, the breathe, and the body. I asked myself what would create that same feeling YOGA. I stepped back on my mat in a heated public yoga class in August of 2014. Not only did I find that connection I was longing for, but I was able to heal some long terms injuries and found a way to control my anxiety through the breath work. I experienced such a shift in my physical body and mental state that I knew I wanted to become a teacher to give back to those in life that may also struggle with physical or mental issues. Guiding students through the practice of yoga in hopes they can find some relief in their daily lives brings so much gratitude to my own life. I completed my 200hr teacher training in March 2016 through 21st Century Yoga studying under Alex Pfeiffer in Madison, WI. My current daily mantra is: " I am Strong, I am Beautiful, I am Enough."
Gabby started practicing yoga when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 14. After her first class she noticed relief from the chronic pain she experienced and knew this was what she needed. Throughout high school she would go to heated vinyasa and Bikram style hot yoga classes with her friends after school and on the weekends. Gabby moved from Seattle to Boulder in the summer in 2012 and started practicing yoga at all the yoga studios Boulder had to offer. It wasn’t until a friend showed her CorePower Yoga, that she felt she had found her yoga community. Gabby started working for CPY as a cleaner in exchange for a discounted yoga membership, but felt like she wanted to be a bigger part of the studio and community. In the winter of 2016 she received her 200 hour certification in Hot Power Fusion and Hot yoga, followed by a 50 hour intensive. She started teaching for CPY immediately after her certification. Two months later she gained her 50 hour intensive in yin yoga, 200 hours in power yoga, 50 hours in yoga sculpt, and 53 hours from various workshops and retreats for a total of 603 teacher training hours. Gabby has taught over 700 classes and over 7000 students. She became assistant manager to CPY Boulder on the Hill and worked there until her move from Boulder to the Wood River Valley. Now Gabby teaches at several studios and works at Lululemon in Ketchum.-
Janice has been a yoga teacher for about 10 years. Formally a graduate from New York College of Health Professions, she is 200 RYT and has owned her own studio for several years back in New York. Janice has embarked on this journey, dedicated to her own health and wellness. She has spent over 20 years practicing yoga while following a good,clean holistic lifestyle. Her continued desire for healthy living has brought her across the country and landed her here in Ketchum. On her wellness journey, through her life experiences, her love of teaching a creative yoga flow with a strong focus on balance, is to share that with all whom she meets along the way. Finding that balance in this ever changing world in which we live, truly starts with our deepest most authentic connection . After all....Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.
Lauri brings over 25 years of experience to her yoga instruction, emphasizing the integration of awareness, breath, and movement as important keys to unlocking physical and energetic blocks in the body, heart, and mind. Lauri's classes are therapeutically oriented, recognizing the tremendous potential to heal at all levels. Lauri is known for her clear instruction and intelligent sequencing. Her teaching is deeply rooted in traditional principles of alignment while offering modifications to accommodate each body's uniqueness. Lauri is registered with Yoga Alliance as RYT 500 and E-RYT 300, with advanced training in Yoga Therapy.
Laurie has been a dedicated student of yoga for 10 years and is a licensed mental health therapist. The intensity of the physical practice drew her to yoga and the breath and spiritual components have led to her to share her deep love of the complexity of the full practice. Laurie’s challenging physical class is accompanied by a strong focus on spirituality and alignment while offering thoughtful modifications and adjustments. Laurie provides a spiritual learning space for students to intuitively stay present and make friends with the pressures and demands of the egoic self.
Marney Sullivan is boundlessly energetic and relentlessly authentic. A certified yoga teacher since 2001, writer, and risk taker, she leads insightful and inspirational classes and yoga retreats. She first moved to Ketchum in the early 70s as a young girl and has lived in and out of the Wood River Valley ever since.
Marney has had the good fortune of studying and gaining certifications in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She continues to seek out teachers around the world.
Marney possesses a great enthusiasm for the mountains, movement, friendship, travel, humor, and fun!
Her inaugural yoga retreat in Thailand in 2004 inspired future group yoga escapes for adults and adolescents in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Napa Valley, and Washington state.
Phoebe Pilaro has been studying yoga for the past 20 years and teaching for the past 15 years. She received her yoga teacher training and certification from the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. The training lasted two years and was strongly focused on alignment and classical yoga philosophy. Phoebe has continued her studies and training to include Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga throughout the years and has come to really enjoy a flow-based class. Her classes today use music, movement and alignment to create a safe, challenging and fun class. Phoebe believes that yoga helps us to connect to our deeper selves, allowing us to tap into our own source of joy and to live into our own unique potential.
Sandi Hagel is a Midwest native yet has been living in Ketchum for 10 years. She began practicing yoga over 15 years ago and has been teaching since 2003. Sandi began practicing yoga in her early 20’s and was initially intrigued by how physically challenging it was. Over time, she realized that her yoga was evolving into a more emotional and spiritual practice. Inspired by this deeper connection to both herself and the divine, Sandi decided it was time to face her fears, share her love of yoga and get in front of the class! Today you will find Sandi’s teaching style is based in vinyasa. In her classes you will dance, sweat, laugh, grimace, smile and breathe your way through a well-balanced sequencing of asanas, while listening to contemporary music. Her core principle is to have fun and allow the breath to guide and carry you thru your practice. Sandi believes that yoga becomes the perfect opportunity to honor the body as one’s temple and the asanas as one’s prayer. Sandi is also a licensed acupuncturist and has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2006.
Sarah discovered yoga for the first time while traveling through Australia in 2003. She was immediately drawn to the sense of peace it brought her and how it allowed her to tune in with her body and true self. She has been a dedicated student of yoga for the past 13 years and recently received her RYT 200-hour certification in Atlanta, GA through Yogaworks.
Being an elementary school teacher for many years, she became aware of how much we learn and grow by teaching others. Her classes combine breath to movement, pranayama, and music to offer an exciting, fun, and challenging way to connect to the mind, body and spirit. She teaches to give back to others what the practice has given to her. Sarah is excited to share the benefits of yoga with her students through physical practice and meditation as a way to find stillness on and off the mat. Off the mat you can find her exploring the outdoors with her husband and three boys.
Sarah teaches a blend of flow, balance, strength, flexibility and power. Come join this practical, user-friendly style, which is accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level of fitness. Sarah models and instructs pranayama in a very direct and effective manner. Her own breath work is strong and audible; she effectively cues the students simply through being.
All of Sarah's classes are set to music that is current and appropriate in pace and expressive melody. For her, music is the common thread, the sutra that connects the different elements of the class. If you’re looking for an accessible, heat building practice that is set to fun and inspiring music this is the class for you!
Sarah has and always will be a lifetime yoga student. She has a dedication and love of teaching because it allows her to share all of the best little bits of yoga knowledge that have intrigued, relaxed and excited her. Sarah has a true passion for sharing the light that this discipline has blessed her life with. It’s also a place for her to share some killer jams while moving the body with focused strength and acceptance.
Kelsey Brennan is a born and raised Sun Valley local. After graduating from Wood River in 2011, she ventured off to many incredible places (California, New York, Colorado, New Hampshire) until she realized that there really is no place like home. Now she is back in the valley with her amazing, soon-to-be husband and stepson! Throughout her life, Kelsey found that she was inspired by the remarkable acts of the body through her degrees in Kinesiology and Dance and her Massage Therapy License. She eventually stepped in to a yoga class and knew that she had found her path. Kelsey now teaches yoga in her hometown as well as all around the world in one-of-a-kind wellness retreats. She is inspired by what the human body can do and is able to provide a nourishing, yet challenging, class to any student who walks into her space. Join Kelsey on her pursuit of living life with love and freedom every day!