Breathing Room Yoga Instructors


Amy Titgemeier

Amy 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.


Alyssa Davis

Alyssa 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.


Karen Stenseth

Karen 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.


Christy May-Smith

Christy has been teaching yoga for around 15 years. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Tirisula yoga school in Singapore, and has done additional training with Yogafit and Yogamotion Academy here in the US. She is currently working on her 500 hour level teaching certificate. Christy graduated with her Master's in Social Work in 2016 and is currently working toward licensure as a counselor for mental health and addictions.


Jessica Kerr

Jessica 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.


Kaitlin Kaiser

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.


Kristine Backes

Kristine 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.


Shannan Mascari

Shannan began practicing Bikram Hot Yoga five years ago and immediately fell in love with the practice. Montana’s long cold winters are sometimes tough to take and Shannan found that through regular practice, she was able to keep the winter blues away, greatly reduce her need for asthma medication and gained more mental clarity. She loved the healing benefits of the heat and compression poses so much that she decided to become a teacher herself so she too could share it with others. She successfully completed the Evolation Yoga 250 hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Kailua, HI in April of 2018. There she realized how she has only begun to know the tip of the iceberg that is yoga! Shannan intends to bring humor, compassion, joy and love to each of her classes and looks forward to seeing her own style unfold. In her free time, Shannan enjoys spending time with her family, floating the river, bike riding, crafts, baking, learning about wine & cheese, and simply enjoying life.


Kim Salloux

Kim 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.


Anna Vanuga

Anna received her 200 hr RYT in Bali, Indonesia through Meghan Currie’s Exquisite Metamorphosis Teacher Training Program. She has been a student of yoga for ten years and participated in multiple workshops and classes from teachers all across the West. Anna grew up in Dubois, Wyoming and has spent the past nine years living in various towns throughout the Rocky Mountains. Anna’s philosophy behind her practice is to match her rhythm with the beat of nature, utilizing the breath and movement to connect back with the natural world. Her classes are vibrant, fresh, and lively, the structure of classes changing and morphing with the transitioning seasons and lunar phases. Come prepared for sequences out of the ordinary, a few laughs, and a nourishing, supportive environment.


Kate Britton

Kate recently moved back to Montana and is delighted to be a part of the Livingston community. A yoga practitioner for fifteen years, she recently graduated from Atha Yoga Immersion Teacher Training and couldn't be happier about being welcomed onboard at Breathing Room. She hopes to bring dynamic, fun energy to her classes, as well as an emphasis on finding a calm, meditative foundation to the practice. Can't wait to see you in class!


Savannah Barnes

In 1990, a college roommate begged Savannah into taking a yoga class with her, and she found her happy place. Savannah had been a lifelong athlete in many sports, with running being her key, yet health issues waylaid her until she took matters out of the doctors' hands and began her own lifelong path of learning how to heal naturally. She studied Iyengar yoga with Lora Sinisi for nine years and gained both a solid foundation in alignment and also a huge opening in compassion. Ashtanga yoga guided her through five years that bridged some major life transitions with intense discipline and focus, then Savannah landed in Hatha yoga's multi-layered creativity with science for her journey into teaching. Nancy Ruby's YogaMotion proved the perfect place to gain RYT-200 hour certification and learn that it is "about the person, not the pose" as well as "shift happens." Savannah taught restorative yoga at the Cancer Support Community in Bozeman and also vinyasa yoga at Main Street Gym for several years before following a dream to study acupuncture. Currently, she maintains a private clinic in Livingston and is studying Energy Medicine Yoga, which blends traditional yoga poses with acupuncture meridian therapy. It is an honor and a joy to be here.


Jessica Drange

I began my relationship with yoga in 2014 at a Yoga Center in Bali Indonesia. Having experienced my first class where I felt full of life and calmed in body and mind, I knew I needed to incorporate it into my daily life. I attended my 200 hr. teacher training in 2019 in the birth place of yoga- the Himalayas of India. I am certified in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga and fell in love with the connection of movement and breath. You can expect classes involving pranayama (breathing meditation), and a good balance of strengthening and stretching poses with modifications and adjustments for every different body type. Yoga is a deeply personal practice, I'm only a guide to help you along the way. I hope to bring a brightness to your day where you can feel a connection to your body and breathe off the heaviness of life.