Brittany McConnell, B.A., RYT-500
Brittany first found yoga at 16 years old and became a dedicated student of Yoga in 2000. Her life was immediately transformed by the act of showing up with full presence for herself in body, mind and heart. She is so grateful to all of her teachers, especially Karen Sprute-Francovich, John Friend, and Paul Muller-Ortega. She began teaching yoga in 2006 and continues to benefit from the encouragement and mentorship of Karen Sprute-Francovich. She is an Anusara-Inspired™ Yoga Teacher and registered with Yoga Alliance (500 hour level) and co-founder of Boise School of Yoga.
She is amazed and honored to experience the ways this practice strengthens the body, brightens the mind, and opens the heart to a more full and authentic experience of life. Her favorite thing is to share this experience with others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and is a professional touring musician on occasion. Each day, the practice of music and the practice of Yoga become more one and the same. It’s all Yoga, it’s all Art, it’s all Play!
In the moments between playing music and studying yoga, Brittany also enjoys working with horses, hiking, camping, swimming, river surfing, knitting, snuggling with the cat and the dog, and gardening. She currently lives and teaches yoga in Boise, Idaho. She is deeply grateful to the blossoming Boise Yoga community.
Brian first found yoga in September of 2015 at Desert Bloom Yoga in the Absolute beginners course. He will never forget when his teacher and now mentor Brittany McConnell told the class to “feel the bottom of your feet”. He was astonished and intrigued about the transformation that occurs when you place attention into your body rather than the thousands of other things not happening in the present. From that point on Brian was hooked and continues to to be amazed by the practice of yoga.
In January of 2016 Brian enrolled in Boise School of Yoga’s immersion program under teachers and mentors Brittany McConnell and Kendra Ickes to deepen his understanding of the practice just to find out that he could not keep his devotion to yoga to himself. He continued on to pursue a 200 teaching certificate so he could spread the good word of yoga.
Brian aims to reveal a more fulfilling experience of embodiment through the physical practice of yoga by placing attention into the body with intelligent principles of alignment.
Though his path with yoga has just started Brian has met it with intensity, determination, and devotion as well as a lighthearted friendly attitude, for he knows the practice is very strong and powerful.
Nothing makes Brian feel more gracious then practicing and showing others the incredible practice of yoga. He says “it’s good for you! Just do it!”.