The Eureka Institute

The Eureka Institute offers a captivating weekend of enrichment for the body, mind and spirit with a diverse group of yoga instructors.

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Dub Sutra

Dub Sutra is a downtempo sound healing project featuring worldwide influences of live instruments, breakbeats, electro-dub reggae, and harmonious chanting that is perfect for chill out, meditation, and yoga. ​Dub Sutra is the collaborative project of husband and wife producers, Chris and Charlotte Proud, and their worldly array of poets and guest musicians including the work of John Mark Aladeen, Priya Deepika, Tiger Moon, and Dr. Maya Angelou just to name a few. Their music has been featured in numerous publications including Spirituality & Health Magazine, and LA Yoga Magazine.

Brietta Leader

Brietta is a teacher of dance in its many forms of healing, prayer, play, and conditioning. She grew up as a dancer and discovered her path as a healing artist 16 years ago while traveling in Asia. Her years of study as a conscious dance leader and mentor for Soul Motion® began to blend with 15 years as a Nia® teacher, massage therapist, shamanic student, devoted yogi, pranic healer, reiki practitioner, apprentice to mother-nature, energy enthusiast, and performer. All of which contributed to WildCore’s development.

Katherine Trelstad

Katie has been a yoga practitioner and yidaki dijeridoo player since 1998. She has a background in dance, music, and musical theater and has worked as a vocalist, performer, and sound healer for most of her life. She holds an interdisciplinary Master's Degree from Antioch University. Katie currently serves as Program Director at The Eureka Institute.and Assistant Professor at Cornish College of the Arts.

Trisha Wilson ​Nelson

A yoga teacher since 2005, Trisha creates a safe space in which to learn, play, heal, and grow. Her classes combine technique and alignment with the celebration of heart and spirit. Her practice is a balance of strength and softness; discipline and delight; contemplation and creative expression.

Erin Wert

Her exploration into yoga began in 2001 at Harmony Yoga Spokane. The serenity and joy she experienced after practice instantly drew her in and the Iyengar-based focus on alignment melded with yogic philosophy set a strong foundation for my blossoming practice. In 2012, she completed her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and began teaching immediately. She has since completed a Baptiste-inspired Power Yoga training and in 2016 completed Mark Stephens 300-hour Teacher Training in Santa Cruz, CA.

Nancy Burtenshaw

Nancy has been a dedicated and passionate yoga practitioner since 2000 and a teacher since 2007. In 2011, she opened Nourish Yoga in Moscow, Idaho where she was studio owner, director, and lead teacher for over five years helping create a vibrant community that continues today. Over the years Nancy has completed numerous immersions and teacher trainings and has been blessed to have trained with highly skilled and insightful teachers including Baron Baptiste, Tiffany Wood, Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, Jason Crandell and Noah Maze.

Holly Walker

Holly Walker grew up on a farm in a glacial valley just outside of the small town of Sandpoint, ID where she now raises her two children. She is in her 11th year of teaching high school art at Forrest Bird Charter School. Although small town life is where she thrives, Holly has spent much time adventuring to the far corners of the world including Bali, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, France, and most often: Mexico. An avid artist, Holly leads classes, workshops, retreats, and private sessions.

Gypsy Divas

Gypsy Diva's Dance Troupe offers a blend of unique styles, costumes, music and expression that touches their audience at the level of soul. Their most recent themes have been connected to inspirations from the elements, embodying water, earth, fire and ‘Air’. Gypsy Diva's is made up of local women dancers from Sandpoint and have held a core of 6 with rotating 3-5 women, and usually includes a mother-to-be. Having been a troupe for over 9 years, the Diva's have built loving relationships and a devotion to this ancient art of dance.


Yoga Acharyas (M.Y.) John William Bauld (MahaDeva) & Shonna Brown (Annapurna) teach classical yoga and are musicians who spread the love that they hold in their hearts for Bhakti (the yoga of loving devotion). John and Shonna are regular presenters at retreat centers, yoga conferences and festivals such as Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts; BhaktiFest in Joshua Tree, California; the Toronto International Yoga Conference & Show; and Toronto's Global Yogathon in Dudas Square.

Gaia and Shannon Rei

They have teamed up combining over 25 years of sound healing, energy-healing and environmental crystal grid activations. They currently facilitate remote healing sessions, private energy work sessions, sound and crystal grid treatments as well as group healings. Within their time of working together, they have discovered the power and effectiveness of our remote work through unconditional love and the unification with source/creator as well as the unity of the male/female aspects.

Nathan Zavalney

Nathan has been practicing yoga for the last 21 years, and finds a natural ease in working as a musical accompanist for yoga and other movement. He brings a nuanced sensitivity in following the direction that a teacher is taking a class, and an ability to create organic, dynamic, multi-layered soundscapes over extended periods of time. Nathan is also owner/director of the Missoula Childbloom Guitar Program, a music education program that provides lessons to 200 Missoula youth.

Ara Lyman

Ara's initial experience with yoga was very physical. In 2002 after experiencing painful tendonitis in her hamstrings, she sought yoga as relief. Within her first month of regular practice, she knew yoga would always be a part of her life. She began her practice in 2002 as a student of Alison Rubin at Harmony Yoga in Spokane. Alison’s teachings in the Iyengar style continue to influence her instruction. Adherence to precision, finding a healthy sustainable way of accessing the postures and respect for the roots and philosophy of yoga.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)

Jason Bear Oakes

Jason Bear is a global consciousness advocate, gravity-provocateur, and mindful daily practitioner of the eight limbs of yoga. A trusted leader in facilitating the art of connection, Jason has certified as an instructor with both AcroYoga INTERNATIONAL and YogaBeyond with experience teaching adults, families, and children how to safely play and make shapes together. A passionate student of all 6 principle systems of yoga, resonating most in order: Jnana Raja Bhakti Karma Hatha & Tantra.

Betsy Shilling

She has been described as “equal parts anatomy nerd, athlete, and goddess”, which she is totally ok with. Supporting your growth in mind, body, and spirit is her passion and joy! As your yoga teacher, she provides a safe, inspiring, and playful space for you to feel, explore, learn, and heal. She offers classes, workshopsm and teacher trainings throughout Seattle, as well as local and global retreats and events specializing in Myofascial Release, Yoga Tune Up®, and Prana Flow, inspired Vinyasa. She first began practicing the ancient healing arts as a child, studying and teaching martial arts.

Terilyn Wire

Terilyn Wyre's yogic path has been strongly influenced by her many years as a healer, priestess and seeker. Terilyn sees yoga as a way to express her spirituality, love, joy and liberation and to gather and hold sacred space. Her desire to share that with others led her to teaching. Terilyn is all about COMMUNITY! This passion and commitment shines through in every class that she teaches and in her every interaction.

Lila Pierce Brown

A Yoga teacher for over 15 years and a passionate teacher of teachers, Lila is dedicated to the experience of Yoga; a union and skillful engagement with Life. And to sharing this with the amazing practitioners she continues to meet on her journey. One of her joys is to guide practitioners into a space of true transformation, encouraging them to discover, honor and gracefully reveal their most authentic nature through the practice of yoga, evolutionary astrology, meditation, and their overall approach to life.

Drea Phoenix

Drea Pheonix has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She completed her Teacher Training at the Byron Bay Yoga Center in Australia in 2006 and has been teaching ever since. Drea's classes can be described as dynamic and challenging yet joyful and nurturing. She teaches Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal and Yin Yoga. She is passionate about yoga and sharing her knowledge to empower others' mind, body and soul. Drea is a certified 500 HR Yoga Teacher and is Registered with Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

Tina Templeman

Chronic pain was Tina’s first yoga teacher. Like many students in her class and patients in her massage practice, she discovered the power and joy of yoga as an antidote to injury; and in her case, an alternative to surgery. Beginning in 1999, Tina embarked on a journey to learn the art and science of yoga. Simultaneously, she studied to become a licensed massage therapist (LMP). Her early focus was on Hatha yoga and the 5 Tibetan Rites, along with deep meditations of OSHO’s Dynamic & Kundalini. And she did Master Yoga Teacher Training modules with Shiva Rea and Ana Forrest.

Kelly Thielbahr

Kelly took her first Yoga class over 15 years ago and instantly fell in love with its peaceful and centering benefits. In the Fall of 2008, she decided to take her passion for Yoga to a new level and completed a 200 hour certification from At One Yoga in Scottsdale, Arizona. The original intention was purely to deepen her own practice, but the further along she went, the more clear it became that her calling was to teach. You will find her classes to be energizing, challenging and infused with a “Yoga Recess” for optional inversions and arm balance fun.

Jennifer Ott

Jennifer Ott uses Authentic Relating practices to facilitate gatherings where the possibility to learn and grow through connection, vulnerability and intimacy blooms. She began her studies of AR in the fall of 2015 at the Integral Center, in Boulder Colorado. Bringing these gifts home to her local community she manages Authentic Sandpoint, a collective of people learning and practicing AR in the beautiful little town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Jennifer currently works at Authentic Revolution, traveling throughout North America sharing authentic relating, leadership and facilitation skills.

Cami Coté

Cami Coté is a kirtan artist, yoga teacher, reiki master and vibrational sound healer who is much appreciated for her soulful voice, radiant spirit, inspiring chants and capacity to facilitate healing. She was introduced to kirtan in 2007 and in the years that followed learned to play the harmonium and share this passion, falling invariably deeply in love with Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. She travels regularly throughout the Pacific Northwest introducing people through concerts and courses to her specializations.

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