Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. Talk about your roots--people wanna know you have some.
Veronica Costa-Bolton is the creator and owner of the 100th Monkey Yoga studio. She is a certified STOTT Pilates and Kripalu Yoga teacher as well as a Level I Yoga Nidra instructor. She also completed her 500 hour certification with emphasis in Yoga Therapy. Veronica has had a personal yoga practice for over 20 years with a wide variety of styles and has been studying and teaching Pilates since 2001.
She enjoys offering a wide variety of classes that can accommodate and compliment beginners to advance practitioners. Both STOTT and Kripalu compliment each other by strengthening the connection between the focus of the mind and the actions of the body using the breath. Yoga Nidra then deepens this connection through sensory awareness meditation. All three are then combined in some form during classes to allow individuals to maximize their strengths and improve their weaknesses for greater flexibility, agility and strength. They also encourage the creation of a personal practice that is tailored to the individual while still emphasizing the importance of alignment, fluidity, strength and flexibility in class. Props may also be used to augment the practice and help balance discrepancies of strength and weakness in the body.
A lifelong learner, Veronica enjoys traveling to continuing education classes in both fields to increase her knowledge and offer the latest innovations to her students. Regardless of where she may visit, Veronica is pleased to call Kodiak home with her husband Skip and son, Noah.
Maya was born and raised in Kodiak, and began her yoga practice at the Kodiak Community College when she was 14 years old. Throughout the years, she continued to study yoga wherever she went, and eventually received her 200-hour training in Bellingham with Brent Kuecker. Her yoga practice has been a critical part of maintaining balance, strength and perspective in her life, and she loves having the chance to share the gifts of yoga with others.
Casey’s journey with yoga began when she entered a restorative yoga class looking for physical healing and discovered that the restoration it provided would take her on a much deeper journey than she had foreseen.
In 2015 she completed her 200 hr teacher training certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga while living in the high desert of Southern California. Casey enjoys guiding all levels of Vinyasa as well as Hatha fusion, gentle, restorative and slow flow sequences intended to use the breath, movement and meditation to build overall balance, strength and flexibility. Casey feels extremely privileged to now live in Kodiak, and she finds joy in sharing yoga with her island community.