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.
S T A F F/ TEACHERS
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Rose Schneider: Co-Founder, Instructor
Lesley D. Anderson: Co-Founder, Instructor
Natalie Bowker: Pre-Natal Yoga Instructor
Kate Bonilla: Yoga Instructor
Tomás Garza: Meditation Instructor
Erinn Green: Yoga Instructor
Cindy Wood: Yoga 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.
Natalie began practicing Yoga in her 20s when she was away at college and faced with a life altering chronic disease; She was fortunate to be introduced to meditation, yoga, and Eastern practices of healing arts as an alternative form of medicine. This led her to Naropa University where she continued her love for Contemplative Religions and mindfulness.
Interweaving yoga and her career as a family therapist, Natalie has that the opportunity to practice and teach Yoga in many unique communities around the world. Whether she is teaching poses as a wilderness guide for at-risk youth, in an OB/GYN clinic with pregnant mamas, or with her two daughters in her own living room, Yoga has been woven into all facets of Natalie's life.
Natalie is passionate about building inner strength from the way we think about and move in our bodies. She believes Yoga offers the opportunity to reduce stress, and create healthier connections with ourselves, and our world around us. You will find her Yoga classes weave in elements of humor, compassion, and stillness. Natalie enjoys encouraging yet challenging her students to grow both in mind and body.
We know you will love Natalie as much as we do.
Natalie completed of her 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training at Sellwood Yoga in 2017.
She completed her Prenatal Yoga level 1Teacher Training at Blooma Yoga in 2017.
Kate began seriously practicing yoga in 2015 as a respite from the chaos of raising two small children, working and generally dealing with all the craziness of life. Taking a cue from her very active little boys, she began exploring exercise at a new level, and ran her first half marathon. Due to achy knees and a desire to try something new, Kateturned to yoga while visiting her home outside of Boston, and had her first experience with power vinyasa at a Baptiste studio. Immediately hooked, Kate pursued her teaching certification in Portland at CorePower Yoga. Kate is eager to bring a similarly high energy, music-filled, muscle-aching practice to McMinnville. Besides practicing yoga as much as possible, Kate is currently a graduate student at Lewis & Clark College, and wife and mother to some awesome men.
Tomás has over 20 years of meditation experience, including Tibetan Buddhist retreats with teachers in the U.S. and Canada. A writer and speaker on the theme of spiritual growth, he is the author of the blog Change Without Limits and enjoys helping people get spiritually reconnected. Tomás has worked in a number of different fields, including the travel industry, family mediation, and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia. Tomás is bilingual in English and Spanish and conversational in French. He and his girlfriend Cindy W—who also teaches at Boho Yoga—split their time between McMinnville and Mérida, Yucatán.
Regarding meditation and spirituality in general, Tomás is fond of saying, “Nothing exists until you experience it, and once you do, well…”
Erinn was first introduced to yoga as a young girl when her mom brought home several yoga tapes to try. She immediately loved the practice, but continued to study yoga primarily through videos and books. It wasn’t until her first year of college that Erinn stepped into a yoga studio and began to deepen and commit to her practice. The progression to teaching seemed like a natural next step for her. She has trained in the Himalayan tradition with Anita Maher at Lotus Yoga Centre in Barrington, IL as well as an array of teachers from Anusara to Ashtanga traditions. Erinn works to weave excitement and playfulness into her classes by introducing advanced postures in a safe and inviting way. She emphasizes alignment, breath and the importance of honoring one's own body. Through this commitment Erinn strives to make every class safe and accessible for practitioners of all levels.
Cindy is a mom of three adult kids & a Grandmother to 9. She lives in McMinnville during the summers and travels to Merida, Mexico to live during the winter months. Cindy is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a former gym owner, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Cindy's love for Yoga started about 16 years ago and found that through yoga she was able to accomplish things she never thought possible physically & to her wonderful surprise, also spirituality.
Cindy's training came in the form of Anusara Yoga, an alignment based style of Hatha yoga from a wonderful studio in Eugene, Oregon, then Freedom Yoga & Meditation with her teachers Michelle Bulgatz and Sandy Adler. Cindy got so much more than she expected from her 200 hr yoga teacher training & believes it truly changed her life forever. Cindy not only loved the asanas and physical side of the practice, but the spiritual side of it really spoke to her and opened her heart for so much. Cindy loves to incorporate many different styles in her classes to round out a fun, playful, safe and challenging class no matter what your level.
Boho Yoga LLC
828 SE 1st Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
(971) 716 -1669, Please leave voicemail
Facebook & Instagram: @Bohoyogastudio