Our Instructors

Abby W.

Abby grew up in Bozeman, Montana. Her yoga journey started during her freshman year of
college. Yoga was a natural transition from her dance background, flowing and creating
movement through self expression. Abby continued a dedicated practice for the next 6 years,
then started her journey at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health during the summer of 2016
where she received her 200 hr YTT. Abby enjoys teaching a variety of different styles of yoga
including Kripalu flow and a slow flow restorative class. Kripalu flow focuses on breath and
alignment while building heat. Her slow flow restorative class invites students to slow down
while working on flexibility and mobility. All of Abby’s classes start with intentional pranayama
and meditation, as well as allowing time for meditation at the end of class. She incorporates
aromatherapy as a tool to arrive presently on the mat. Abby is fascinated with the mind-body
connection yoga allows by cultivating mindfulness as a way to heal on a mental and physical
level. She is most passionate about providing a safe space for students to explore this concept
of meditation through movement.

Alex B.

Alex Bierut, RYT-500, is a Yoga Instructor/Yoga Therapist trained in-residency at the Amrit Yoga Institute from 2014-2017 and a Therapeutic Thai Bodyworker trained in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Alex moved to Bozeman in November 2017 from his previous occupation at the Amrit Yoga Institute to teach Yoga and build a bodywork clientele through his expertise in ancient energetic and alignment-based yoga and Traditional Thai Bodywork. Alex's Yoga-teaching style is accessible to all practitioners emphasizing correct alignment, asana as meditation-in-motion, and Amrit Method Yoga Nidra. His public classes intent to challenge students in a controlled meditative way that breaks free from the pop-culture mold of "yoga as exercise" and returns the practice to its roots as the physical and energetic science of health and well-being.

Angela D.

My love affair with yoga really began once I realized how much it positively impacted all my other hobbies. I’ve felt the impacts in my focus, injury prevention, summer and winter activities.  My background and training is in a Bikram style hot yoga and I am a true believer that everyone can find a yoga style that works for them. 

Jane W.

Peace, Relaxation and Bliss throughout life is my goal for everyone!  Yoga is a great way to empower yourself to create your highest potential, no matter your activity level.  My yoga instructionfocuses on symmetrical joint stability and mobility to facilitate doing all the activity you want for as long as you want, without injury.  I am a practicing physical therapist and understand what it takes to keep joints healthy and injury free.   Teaching here at the Spire is a wonderful way for me to combine my long time activities and passions of rock climbing and yoga with overall wellness and health.

I have been a certified 200 RYT Instructor since 2011 and studying for my 500 ERYT.  Certifications are with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Fit.  I teach Hatha Vinyasa Alignment flow, Power yoga , and Restorative yoga.

I am Board Certified Physical Therapist working in an Outpatient setting for the last 12 years and enjoy integrating yoga into my practice.

Imagine it; then create it!

Kaitlin K.

Kaitlin 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.

Kate S.

Kate was born and raised right here in Bozeman, MT. She grew up skiing with her dad, practicing yoga with her mom, and participating in all the outdoor activities Bozeman has to offer. Kate spent some time in Bellingham, WA attending college then returned to Bozeman to finish her degree. In 2013 she graduated from MSU with a B.S. in geology. During her final year of college, Kate attended a nine-month 260-hour yoga teacher training through Nancy Ruby’s Yoga Motion (Yoga Alliance recognized), completing her certification in June of 2014. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga with the community!

Mackenzie M.

Mackenzie Martin, RYT 200, was born and bred in Salt Lake City. She found yoga in 2013, shortly after sustaining an injury playing college athletics. Although she never thought she'd say it, she's inordinately grateful for her injury and the doors it has opened for her. 
In her yoga classes, she uses creative sequencing, playfulness and body-focused direction to help deepen your practice. When Mackenzie isn't working or teaching yoga, you can find her hanging from a climbing wall, enjoying time with close friends or playing fetch with Lola, her Miniature Australian Shepherd.

Meesh M.

After pursuing a career in traditional Western medicine, life threw several curve balls, and pointed Meesh in the direction of yoga. She began her personal practice as a source of injury management/prevention, but ultimately cultivated a deeply physical+spiritual practice; yoga became her medicine- for both the body and the mind.

She earned her 200-hour teaching certificate at YogaWorks with Lesley Fightmaster. There, she studied the rich culture of Krishnamacharya's yoga lineage, focused on Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, and the teachings of Desikachar.

Meesh teaches a practice focused on proper alignment, pranayama, and the spiritual aspects of yoga. She believes there is no particular "right way" to practice yoga and that our practice can be both fun and intense. Whether you're looking for a way to deepen your meditation/connection to yourself, or to crosstrain for other athletic endeavors, she would love to be part of your yogi journey!

Ross H.

As a yoga practitioner, I’m largely focused on the physical health benefits that come from a regular yoga routine.  After years spent sitting in a car driving to and from skiing and climbing destinations, I found yoga in 2010 and realized how much of a profound impact a regular yoga routine could have on how I felt in my day-to-day life.  Not only did I feel better with significantly less aches and pains, I also saw immediate improvements in my climbing and skiing.

Steve B.

Steve is a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic here in Bozeman and has been a climber and yoga practitioner for many years. Because research demonstrates profound improvement with yoga for physical and mental health, he became a yoga instructor to provide therapeutic yoga to patients in his clinic and the community. He brings therapeutic principles to a playful yoga class, here at Spire, that incorporates the inward journey that is the intention of yoga. 

Simone W.

In 2011, my sister dragged me to a yoga class after a breakup. I was an emotional wreck and inflexible from years of racing track, and I found staying with myself on the mat and doing the postures excruciating. But the practice slowly helped me to refine myself as I experienced remarkable physical and mental benefits, and one day I signed up for a Power Yoga teacher training in Boulder, Colorado. I moved there from Boston without a mat or a clue about what a great role yoga would end up playing in my life. I now practice about fifteen hours weekly, and I've started an online yoga business to bring Power Yoga to anybody, anywhere, anytime. Power and Hot Yoga offer me practices that are infused with the same intensity as racing –– without the stress-inducing competition. They are also forms of self-expression that bring me great joy, and it feels so good to help others cultivate physical and mental strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Being part of the yoga community in particular has been like being on a sports team that continues to help me be the best version of myself. I look forward to growing that community by teaching at Spire. When I am not doing yoga, I'm adventuring in the mountains, snacking, painting, and working on an MFA in Writing through Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Terra K.

Terra has been practicing yoga for over 14 years and is an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 with
Yoga Alliance. She specializes in creating an inspiring, unique practice that allows
students a safe space to feel whole and content in body, mind, and spirit. She completed
her 200-hour training at the Maui Yoga Shala in 2014 and her 300-hour training at the
Yandara Yoga Institute in 2018. She believes that a powerful yoga practice can be crafted
for any individual, regardless of their age, experience or physical ability. By focusing on
uniting breath and movement, students will experience a dynamic Vinyasa flow in her
classes. The goal is to allow for healing and personal transformation, breath by breath.
She is passionate about continuing her yoga education by being a lifelong student, and
has studied with many teachers including Nat Kendall, Eddie Modestini, Adam Ballenger
and Desiree Rumbaugh.