Breathing Room Yoga Instructors

AmyAmy Titgemeier Stevens bought Breathing Room Yoga (BRY) in 2008 and threw her passion behind an already successful two-year old business.  Amy is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Alliance teacher (RYT), receiving her training from Nancy Ruby’s YogaMotion Academy, and has taught since 2006, but has been a student of yoga since she took her first yoga class in college.   Amy’s practice has grown along with her love of yoga, and she continues to educate herself on the many styles and schools of yoga. Amy integrates her love and passion of yoga through her gentle and restorative classes.


Karen Stenseth is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and a licensed Naturopathic Physician. Karen has been teaching yoga for twelve years. In Karen’s class prepare to laugh and have fun — Karen brings lots of energy and sunshine to all that she does.





Alyssa Davis completed her RYT-200 training in the summer of 2013, certified through Anusara Yoga Instructors Bridget Lyons and Neesha Zollinger. Alyssa has been practicing yoga since 2001 in places throughout Montana, New York, and Driggs ID. Alyssa brings an athletic flavor to her practice and classes making them playful and challenging. Expect alignment ques, core awareness and laughter in her classes.


Christy May-Smith Christy May has been teaching yoga for around 15 years.  She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Tirisula yoga school in Singapore, and has done additional training with Yogafit and Yogamotion Academy here in the US.  She is currently working on her 500 hour level teaching certificate.  Christy graduated with her Master’s in Social Work in 2016 and is currently working toward licensure as a counselor for mental health and addictions.

Jessica Kerr



Jessica Kerr is a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and completed her 200-hour teacher’s training in Northwest Montana in 2014. She began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. Having used this science and technology to lift herself up and embrace her truest potential, she is very inspired to share this with others so they may also find their true teacher and healer within.




Untitled Kaitlin Kaiser began practicing yoga while attending college in Florida in 2006, exploring different styles on and off for 5 years. During the next few years yoga became a constant as she moved from the Caribbean to Maui, back to the Virgin Islands to Portland, OR and finally home to Montana. As the landscapes, cultures, and experiences changed she was able to turn to yoga for a grounding connection and a way to find depth with her fitness, flexibility, and spirituality. Being drawn towards the flow of vinyasa style yoga, she completed her 200-hour training with Corepower Yoga of Portland, Oregon in August of 2014.
A native Montanan, Kaitlin has a natural love for the outdoors where she can be found running and biking backwoods trails, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, rollerblading, playing volleyball and disc golf. She brings laughter and light to her classes and is inspired and humbled by her students.

Kristine Backes has been studying leadership for over thirty years, yoga since 2001, and Ayurveda for nearly that long. Through a career that includes lobbying, public relations, employee communication and development,  yoga and Ayurveda, she has learned what good and bad leadership look like, often through her own mistakes. She holds an undergraduate degree in environmental science from Washington State University, a master of arts in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University, several yoga teaching certifications and a dash of training in Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.  Kristine brings her wide range of education and experience together in a unique style of healing and coaching work when she isn’t writing. She makes her home in the mountains of Livingston, Montana.

Anna Vanuga Anna received her 200 hr RYT in Bali, Indonesia through Meghan Currie’s Exquisite Metamorphosis Teacher Training Program. She has been a student of yoga for ten years and participated in multiple workshops and classes from teachers all across the West. Anna grew up in Dubois, Wyoming and has spent the past nine years living in various towns throughout the Rocky Mountains. Anna’s philosophy behind her practice is to match her rhythm with the beat of nature, utilizing the breath and movement to connect back with the natural world. Her classes are vibrant, fresh, and lively, the structure of classes changing and morphing with the transitioning seasons and lunar phases. Come prepared for sequences out of the ordinary, a few laughs, and a nourishing, supportive environment.

Stop in and check out Breathing Room Yoga’s beautiful studio at the historic and refurbished Old East Side School which is now the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts at 415 E. Lewis St., Livingston, MT.  Our space is welcoming to everyone.

All of us at Breathing Room Yoga – teachers and students – love the sense of community we feel when we share our yoga practice together.  Come by soon, we’d love to see you and meet you, remember our classes are for everyone, no exceptions.