Boho Yoga is a yoga studio based in McMinnville, OR founded by Lesley Anderson and Rose Schneider. With an emphasis on breathing techniques and alignment, Boho Yoga hopes to be a valuable community space promoting both physical and mental well-being.
Everyone is welcome at Boho Yoga.
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. We strive to make yoga accessible to everyone. If finances are a barrier to a regular yoga practice, please reach out and we will do everything in our power to work something out with you. If you have any injuries or other concerns please send us an email or talk to us before class. Everyone can benefit from yoga. We want to know how we can can help you get the most out of your yoga practice and feel more comfortable in our space. We are not perfect, but we are striving to be the best we can be, your feedback is appreciated and welcome.
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Rose Schneider: Co-Founder, Instructor
Lesley D. Anderson: Co-Founder, Instructor
Rose first encountered yoga in 2006, practicing intermittently, but with increasing interest, until 2009 when she began intensive study with her first teacher, Rutu Chaudhari-a devoted student of Aadil Palkhivala. With the primary intent of cultivating the habit of practicing yoga more regularly coupled with Rutu’s expert guidance and passion for a holistic practice, Rose completed her 200 hr certification in an alignment based asana practice in the Purna yoga tradition.
Rose completed her B.A. in Classics from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM in 2000, an M.A. in Humanistic Psychology in 2004 and two years of post baccalaureate pre-medical science classes. She enjoys synthesizing into her teaching her many years of academic study combined with her current interests in eastern philosophy, contemplative neuroscience, yoga and meditation.
Lesley is excited to fulfill a dream of creating a beautiful and welcoming space where yoga can be shared and enjoyed as a path to greater health and well-being. Lesley realized this dream while hiking over 1700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with her husband Jordan for their honeymoon last year. Lesley has had a relationship with yoga since the age of 13. After the sudden death of her mother, she sought understanding and peace. She reached out to her aunt, Pravavijika Vrajaprana, a writer, scholar, and nun at the Vedanta society of Southern California, for help. Vrajaprana introduced yoga concepts and meditation to Lesley and helped peak her interest in philosophy and practice of spirituality. Lesley took yoga classes on and off for the first few years of college until being diagnosed with stress-induced rashes and other physical symptoms of stress in early 2008. At this point, she took a more serious approach to yoga and began to meditate and practice regularly. Lesley graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010 with a B.S. in Human Physiology. In March 2015 Lesley graduated as a student of Michele Lowe’s 200 hour yoga teacher training in Portland, OR and began working at The Yoga Space shortly after. From 2013 - March 2016 Lesley also worked at 24 Hour Fitness- Hollywood in many roles including Personal Trainer, Assistant Fitness Manager, and Group Yoga Instructor. Lesley is currently receiving Meditation instruction from Swami Sarvadevananda in Southern California. Lesley’s classes draw upon her various experiences - including the ups-and downs of gaining and losing 50 pounds, battling stress and anxiety, and her knowledge and practical experience of anatomy and physiology- to provide a fun, welcoming, and safe yet challenging environment to practice yoga.
As a lifelong runner, Molly originally discovered vinyasa yoga as a supplement to her Division I track and field training. She'd previously dabbled in various types of yoga with mild interest, but decided in 2010 that it was time to get serious about caring for her body and the havoc wrought by running 50 mile weeks. She was enticed by yoga's physical properties of improving strength and increasing flexibility, but with consistent practice she discovered her mind getting quieter, and grew to love yoga's stillness and the yoking of the body, mind and breath.
Molly graduated from University of Portland in 2013 with a B.A. in Biology, and while pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy she completed her 200 hour certification in power vinyasa yoga in 2015. Molly graduated from Pacific University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2016 and practices locally in McMinnville. She enjoys using yoga to compliment her clinical practice, and blends a deep knowledge of physiology, injury prevention and playful attitude into her classes.