Amy 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.
Kim Salloux is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist in Livingston and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her relationship with yoga began as a young adult while competing as a runner at NCAA collegiate level, where she sought a balance to the intensity of athletic competition. Her yoga practice evolved into teaching when she completed her first 200RYT training in 2001 (SF Yoga Studio/Tony Sanchez) and her second 200RYT in 2003 (Greenpath Yoga/Clayton Horton). She has been leading classes, workshops and retreats ever since.Kim’s classes integrate her educational and athletic background. She blends a challenging physical practice with equally challenging opportunities to quiet the mind. Kim encourages her students to deepen their practices both on and off the mat and to discover hidden obstacles/strengths within. When not teaching or practicing, Kim spends time with her husband and children running and playing in the mountains.
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.
Ashton Snyder began practicing yoga as a way to help manage her chronic low back pain resulting from sport injuries. After practicing Ashtanga yoga she learned how yoga helped balance her physical energy. Her ongoing home practice helped her to discover the many benefits of yoga for the mind and spirit. After several years of personal practice she received her RYT-200 Anusara Yoga teacher training with Jodi Petlin at Shanti Yoga in Whitefish, MT. She enjoys the experience of teaching children, teenagers, and adults alike. For Ashton, yoga is a lifestyle that brings her peace, focus, energy, spiritual grounding and connection with mind, body, and others. She enjoys teaching yoga to help others find their center, bring balance to their lives, and observe healing as they deepen their practice over time.
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.
Autumn Benedetti began a personal yoga practice in middle school, and pursued a deeper understanding of yoga in 2007. She currently resides in the aptly named Paradise Valley, in the beautiful town of Livingston, Montana. She is a certified instructor with 10 years of teaching experience nationally and internationally, inclusive of yoga retreats, workshops, group classes, and individual sessions (private lessons). Autumn has attended numerous workshops and conferences in and out of the country to further her training. Autumn’s passion for the art and practice of yoga stems from the continued inspiration, growth and inner-wisdom involved. Her classes focus on integrating breath with movement and empowering each practitioners organic & spontaneous flow to unfold. Autumn teaches a variety of classes, private lessons, and retreats.
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.
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.