Raised on a Michigan farm with six brothers, Bonnie enjoyed a playful childhood surrounded by animals, homegrown food, and peaceful green forests. At a young age, dreams of travel and the ocean drew her to California where she dove into a fast-paced corporate career. Though exciting and rewarding in many ways, Bonnie felt a strong call towards more purposeful work, service and holistic living. This led to a series of powerful experiences, including a transformational RYT-200 yoga teacher training in Guatemala in 2010, which opened within her a desire to share a path of transformation with others. Bonnie's passions led her to a role as director of the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala, a sustainable permaculture and yoga retreat community. Following her RYT-500 certification, she began facilitating yoga teacher trainings and personal transformation immersion retreats. Bonnie was a founding member of Kula Collective where she worked as operations director, facilitator and served as a member of the board of directors until February 2017.Bonnie is a creative business consultant, transformational retreat coordinator, yoga teacher, and trained birthing doula. Using the teachings of yoga and shamanism, she weaves a path of transformation for individuals seeking spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. She is passionate about building community, working with youth, growing food (especially cacao) and spending time with her large family. Bonnie has coordinated and facilitated yoga teacher trainings in locations across the world and currently serves as operations director for School Yoga Institute. Bonnie lives and works in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah near her family and 27 nieces and nephews.
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“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” — Brene Brown
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