Teachers & Wellness Providers

All teachers at Yoga for Wellness, LLC are certified and/or registered with Yoga Alliance and have a broad variety of experience, training, and knowledge. Our teachers each have a personal yoga practice and embody yoga in their daily lives in turn offering unique experiences to every student in their classes. We respect and embrace students of all levels and abilities, from the beginner to seasoned yoga practitioner.

Additionally, within our Suite, you will find skillful, compassionate holistic health care providers offering massage, bodywork, and Reiki.

Jeanne Dillion

Jeanne is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Director of Yoga for Wellness, LLC. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Integrative Yoga Therapy program, a Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher with the Integrative Restoration Institute®, and a faculty member and lead teacher for the 300-hr. program of Shanti Yoga teacher training school. She is registered with Yoga Alliance with the designations of ERYT500 and YACEP. Long-term health issues led Jeanne to yoga where she rediscovered her True Nature of joy and found tools for healing and living that dramatically enhanced her quality of life. She’s been practicing yoga since 1989 and in 1998 opened Yoga for Wellness, LLC, to share the many benefits of this tradition with others. Passionate about teaching yoga and meditation, she loves inspiring others to find health, healing and enhanced wellbeing. Her teaching style is gentle and accessible to anyone. Jeanne compassionately works with people living with MS, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, infertility, chronic pain, as well as other challenging conditions.

In her personal practice and when teaching, Jeanne is guided by the non-dual traditions learned from Richard Miller, Ph.D., founder and Director of the Integrative Restoration Institute, and, also, Joan Ruvinsky . Her asana and pranayama teachings follow the disciplines of T.K.V. Desikachar, the son and primary student of Krishnamacharya, a prominent yogi who helped bring a resurgence of hatha yoga in recent decades. The teachings of these yoga masters have brought profound transformation and well-being.

Jeanne’s yoga studies have also been influenced by many renowned yoga teachers including: Joseph LePage, Founder of Integrative Yoga Therapy; Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; Gary Kraftsow, Director of the American Viniyoga Institute; and Sonia Nelson, Director of the Vedic Chant Center.

Sarah Lagasse

dsc_0538Originally from Burlington, Vermont, Sarah began her yoga journey in 2008.  She graduated from the Shanti Yoga school of Boise in 2015, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a 200-hour designation through Yoga Alliance.  Sarah continues her studies in Viniyoga and Yoga Nidra with Jeanne Dillion.  She moved to Boise in 2014 with her husband and dog, Dot. She loves running and hiking with Dot in the foothills behind her home.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, however; when she moved to Boise, she switched gears to doing something she really loves–YOGA!

Kathy Opp 

Kathy OppKathy is a graduate of the Shanti Yoga School in McCall, Idaho and a certified yoga teacher trained in a multidiscipline Hatha yoga tradition. She studied yoga in her youth and came back to a practice to deal with grief and to regain work-life balance.

While working as an independent business consultant and developing her own yoga teaching style, Kathy learned people need to offset their typically high intensity, go-go lifestyles with yoga that is gentler and more sustainable. For the past several years, Kathy has deepened her knowledge with advanced certifications in Yin Yoga and continues her studies of Viniyoga, a gentle accessible approach to hatha yoga, and Yoga Nidra meditation with Jeanne Dillion, owner of Yoga for Wellness, LLC. Kathy is an iRest® Level 1 Teacher in Training and currently studying to be a Certified iRest® practitioner.

Sharon Hammer

Sharon has practiced yoga since her late teens when she became intrigued by both the physical and spiritual aspect of the practice. She spent twenty plus years in the legal and municipal management professions. In 2011, following some traumatic events in her personal life, Sharon found her yoga practice brought her great resilience and strength during this challenging time. Since then she has studied and practiced yoga extensively. She graduated from both the 200- and 300- hour yoga teacher training programs with Shanti Yoga School of McCall, Idaho. Over the past several years Sharon has studied and worked with Jeanne Dillion. Sharon finds Jeanne’s approach to yoga and teaching “inspiring and exciting.” Sharon’s approach to teaching is to encourage students to get to know their own bodies and come to practice with kindness and compassion toward themselves. Sharon’s classes are gentle, restorative and breath-centric. As a person who loves being active outdoors, she believes in the healing power of nature.

Sharon is a RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance and an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training. Sharon also holds a Master of Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Learn more about her at www.sharonhammeryoga.com.

Wellness Providers

Lisa Bateman 

Lisa Bateman, Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher, has been a practitioner of massage, bodywork, and yoga since massage therapy school in 2001. Two years later she completed a 500-hour massage certification in Denver, Colorado.

Moving to Boise in 2007, Lisa began her personal practice at home by following Yogadownload.com, a 24-hour, online yoga studio, exposing her to hundreds of teachers around the globe and many styles of yoga. She went on to receive her 200-hour yoga certification through Qi Studios in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2011. Lisa taught group classes at Yoga for Wellness, LLC from 2012 until fall of 2017. She is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and a Level 1 Integrative Restoration teacher-in-training and is furthering her yoga studies under the direction of Jeanne Dillion, Certified Yoga Therapist and owner of Yoga for Wellness.

Lisa’s passion is supporting others in elevating their self-awareness and healing through yoga, meditation, bodywork, and massage. Visit her website at: https://www.elevateboise.com.

Cori Moyes, Certified Reiki Master

Cori MoyesReiki is an alternative, gentle practice that uses Universal Life Force Energy to reduce the effects of stress in the body, restores energetic balance, and promotes healing on an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual level.

Cori Moyes is an Idaho native and is a certified Reiki Master. In addition to Reiki, Cori is also certified in other modalities of energetic bodywork including Biokinesiology and Intuitive Theta Healing.  She received her Reiki training and certification from The Reiki Energy Healing Center.  She moved to Boise in 2015 from the Sun Valley area where she lived for many years. Cori has always had a passion for mind, body and spiritual wellness.

In addition to being a Reiki Master specializing in energetic bodywork, Cori is a licensed P&C, Life and Disability Insurance Agent. In her spare time, Cori is an avid outdoor adventurer and loves biking, hiking, skiing, yoga and sharing her passions with her three beautiful children.  To schedule an appointment with Cori, call 208-720-4563.

Karen Hamilton

In her career of 20 years, Karen Hamilton MD, practiced Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health in the Midwest and Northwestern U.S. After her retirement, she pursued education and training in various natural healing modalities and was certified as a Reiki Master in 2017. She now brings her unique combination of skills and experience to enhance the wellbeing of those interested in the benefits of holistic mind-body-spirit healing. She specializes in Medical Reiki (TM) as well as in working with those dealing with challenging life transitions such as divorce, job and career transitions, loss of loved ones including pets, and working with the grief process. She is certified in Animal Reiki and is pursuing certification in Crystal Reiki. She practices Self-Reiki daily and is a living witness to the powerful benefits that Reiki can have in one’s life. Visit Karen’s website: http://idahoreikiandwellness.com.