Boho Yoga is a yoga school 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 (Focus: Ashtanga, Restorative, Gentle, Yin, Hatha)
Lesley D. Anderson: Co-Founder, Instructor (Focus: Strength/Power, Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle, Postpartum)
Natalie Bowker: Pre-Natal Yoga Instructor
Erinn Green: Hatha Yoga Instructor
Laurien Hamilton: Gentle Yoga Instructor
Julia Jakobowski: Yoga Nidra 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 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 Hindu 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 2011 with a B.S. in Human Physiology. After working in long term care and finishing her nursing pre-requisites, Lesley decided to shift her dream of being a nurse into hands-on preventative health. From 2013 - March 2016 Lesley worked as a Personal Trainer & Assitatnt Fitness Manager at 24 Hour Fitness in Hollywood (Portland)- before leaving for her honeymoon( which consisted of hiking almost 1700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail… Did we mention she loves the outdoors?!). 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 (where she met Rose!) shortly after.
Lesley meditates daily and 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 loss, stress & anxiety, as well as her background with anatomy and physiology- to provide a fun, welcoming, & safe 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.
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.
Laurien started practicing Yoga in 2001 on the Big Island of Hawaii. From the moment she stepped on to her very own mat she fell in love with the practice of Yoga. Immediately her stress and anxiety were relieved and replaced with more peace and calm. Her mind, her body, her breath began to collaborate in ways she had never experienced before. Laurien's confidence began to build as her body grew stronger and more flexible. Her mind became more still and her life's view began to brighten. From then on she was hooked & her practice has helped her weather many of life's unexpected storms.
This personal passion inspired Laurien to share the wholeness that Yoga brought to her life with others. In March of 2017 she obtained her 200hr Yoga teacher training certification in Costa Rica at Marianne Wells School of Yoga. Laurien teaches with purpose and passion, inviting students to quiet the mind and wisely move the body.
Boho Yoga LLC
828 SE 1st Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
(971) 716 -1669, Please leave voicemail
Facebook & Instagram: @Bohoyogastudio