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In an effort to promote its on-going mission, Spirit of the Valley will provide a listing of available resources for the Wood River Valley & beyond.   Listing in the Resource Directory is only $85 per year (4 issues) and $50 1/2 year (2 issues).   If you or your business or organization would like to be included in future issues, please send information to or contact Angela Earle at 208-720-2674, or download the Resource Directory Form and mail or fax it to us.


Acupuncture Colon Hydrotherapy Lodge & Retreat Centers Psychologists
Aikido Creative Writing Massage Publications
Animal Care Education Meditation Reiki
Architecture Feng Shui NIA Religious Services
Astrology Galleries Nutritionists Services
Biofeedback Gardens Organizations Spas
Bodywork Health & Beauty Products Paints Stores
Bookstores Health Care Providers Physical Therapy Tai Chi
Chinese Medicine Healthy Eats Pilates Vascular
Coaching Herbal Therapy Psychics Yoga
      Zone Balance




Lotus Medicine, Lisa Lintner

613 N. River Street - Gateway

Acupuncture and non-needle microcurrent therapies, herbal prescriptions, microcurrent facial rejuvenation

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Animal Hospice/Compassionate Crossings

Wendy Collins

Ketchum   208-726-9606

Offers support and compassion to the passing or loss of a beloved animal friend.   Free service.


Animal Health Hospital

8664 Overland Rd

Boise, ID 83709


Dr. Ellen German

Over twelve years of veterinary experience.   Primarily small animals and exotics.   Practice emphasizes homeopathy, chiropractics, and nutrition.   Conventional medicine, dentistry, and surgery are offered.   Alternative medicine is available for horses.


Hound Around, Ginger Ferries


Canine Massage, Exercise, and dog-sitting


Fran Jewel, Positive Puppy Training, LLC

PO Box 806 Sun Valley, ID  


Puppy training utilizing operant conditioning.    Private and group sessions available.

Shirley Scott

PO Box 992, Joseph, OR   97846

541-432-0585; -

Animal communicator and clairvoyant.   Helping you to understand your pet and yourself. Author of Bridging the Gap:   A Beginners Guide to Animal Communication."


Diana Siderides, Animal Communications Through Diana Siderides

5491 Montour Road, Emmett, ID   83617





Bill Turner, "Hands on Horse Guy"


Equine and canine Reiki


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Living Architecture

Eiron Schofield

671 1 st Avenue North, Ketchum    208.726-3691

Living Architecture has been practicing healthy and environmental architecture for over 25 years.   We are architects and consultants capable of creating healthy buildings of all types.   Our experience has proven that building for health and environment is affordable.

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Drew Chittenden, Astrologer

Hagerman, ID   208-731-0504

Astrological counseling services including birth chart readings, solar return (theme for your next year), relationship/compatibility assessment, and transits.


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Sheila Plowman, MA, BCIA, Peak Potential Biofeedback

180 W. 1 st Street, Ketchum


Stress and pain reduction, ADHD, increase creativity and athletic performance


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Mary Watrin Wheeler, C.R., C.S.T. - Transformational Bodyworks


260 1st Ave. N.   Ketchum

Body centered therapies for conscious change and life transitions: Craniosacral, Somato Emotional Release, Reflexology, Bio Energetics

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Chapter One Bookstore

Main Street, Ketchum


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The Wellspring School For Asian Bodywork

Crowell, Feeney & Associates

725 N. 15th

Boise, Id 83702


Amma Bodywork Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbs and Nutrition.  Your source in Idaho for wholistic healthcare and education since 1992.

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Rebecca Evans, Inner Element

Eagle, ID    208-794-5578

Certified Empowerment Coach and Fitness Consultant


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Aimee Frenette, Dancing Heron Colon Hydrotherapy

Ketchum Gateway Building, Suite 308



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Way Beyond Words - Women's Writing Class

Finding the Flow
Learning Techniques
The Power of Journaling
Taming the Critic
Writing as a Practice

Tuesday Nights ~ 6 :30 pm
beginning December 13
Drop-Ins Welcome!
Light on the Mountains
$10 per Class
Contact Angela at
208-720-2674 or for more information.



Tony Evans

Journalist/writer offering private instruction for college bound students. Call Tony Evans at 720-4821. Editing, ghostwriting, and consultation also available. Many references.


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Rocky Mountain School of Healing

625 E. Mendenhall

Bozeman, MT 59715


We offer several levels of Intuitive Energy Healing classes from Introductory to Advanced to Graduate Studies.   Learn healing techniques in addition to developing your intuitive sense perception.  Foundation Classes beginning in March 2006.


Sun Valley Hand Therapy

Marilyn Andrew, OTR, CHT,CHP


850 Ponderosa Drive

Education and Consultation.


The Wellspring School For Asian Bodywork

725 N. 15th

Boise, Id 83702


Amma Bodywork Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbs and Nutrition.  Your source in Idaho for wholistic healthcare and education since 1992.

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Ahh OM
Amelia Engelbert

Working with environmental chi to improve health, relationships, and abundance. Feng Shui Consultations, Geopathic Dowsing, Diamond Feng Shui Classes and more. Placement, Power, Purpose.


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Golden Door Gallery

Across the alley from the Ketchum Post Office 208-726-8709

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 12-4pm

Featuring the sacred art of Heyoka Merrifield, Lama Thinley Dupka, and John Caccia.


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Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Gimlet Road at Highway 75
PO Box 928
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208-726-9358 fax: 208-726-5435
Jennifer Colson - Executive Director
Our goal is to encourage community understanding and exploration of both native and cultivated plants. We have a community supported organic food program, a Pick-Your-Own raspberries, strawberries and flower program, Community Garden Plots, and adult and children’s gardening programs.


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Eco-Beauty Organics - Luise E. Payton

208-267-9819 -

Holistic skincare and anti-aging formulas made with certified organic ingredients.   Expertly balanced & skin-friendly emulsions rich in natural anti-oxidants.   (Wholesale to spas & holistic practitioners!)


Humanity Infant & Herbal

Cheri Fennel


Earth friendly organics for your family and planet.   Our bed top sleeper makes bed sharing a breeze.   Cloth diapering supplies, baby carriers and more.


Near Magic Remedies


Distributors and purveyors of the Ultimate Healing Oil: for acne, wrinkles, cuts, burns. Great Arnica oil and shea butter products as well.   Locally available at the Natural Niche, Ketchum.


Scents Of Balance - Kate Rossetto

2055 Andromeda Ln, Billings, MT


Quality aromatherapy and natural herbal formulations for beauty, health and emotional well-being; carefully hand-crafted from plants grown organically in our gardens and enhanced with the energies of flower essences and Reiki.


Jewel in Lotus - Cathie Caccia

PO Box 4225, Ketchum     208-788-1191

Hindu deity jewelry, fine jewelry honoring the spirit of the yoga tradition


OxyBliss - Deborah Stuart & Norman McVea

Mill Valley, CA   1-866-oxybliss

Energized harmonic resonance jewelry, LED photo rejuvenation systems, high tech meditations systems, 5D sound energized CD's and systems.


Subtle Energy Solutions - Jan (Shay) Arave

Beaverton, OR   1-888-301-6773 -

Health and wellness products for vibrant living, energy medicine from world renown Russian physicist Dr. Yury Kronn, and bio-energized herbal skin care from Elina Fedotova, Russian Master Herbalist and medical aesthetician.

Sun Valley Soaps and Candles - Shannon Thelen

PO Box 1492, Sun Valley, ID


Our goal is to provide you with quality bath time products that will make you feel pampered and healthy.   Our soap is made through a process that retains the skin softening benefits of natural glycerin, and made in small batches using only the most gentle and nourishing hand selected ingredients.


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Alliance of Family Health & Holistic Medicine

Andrea Girman, MD, MPH (208-726-0078)

Nanette Ford, PA-C (208-725-0900)

180 East North Avenue, Ketchum (next to Cristina's);

Health and wellness options that blend Western and holistic medicine;   wellness and acute care for children and adults.


Sun Valley Hand Therapy
Marilyn Andrew, OTR, CHT,CHP
850 Ponderosa Drive, Hailey, ID
Comprehensive arm and hand rehabilitation services. Travel option availableby special arrangement. “Life is hand made.”


Brady Blagden, Certified Practitioner of Structural Integration (a.k.a. Rolfing)

5 Springs Wellness in Ketchum

The Gateway in Hailey



Brenda Grogin, The Healthy Way

1431 Washington Street, South

Twin Falls   ~   208-734-3397

Iridology, massage, classes, cranial sacral, midwifery, sauna, emotional release, bio-cleans, allergies (COPTA)


Myril Houk, M.T., The Healthy Way

1431 Washington Street, South

Twin Falls   ~   208-734-3397

Therapeutic massage, reflexology, nerve release, kinesiology, national health consulting, cranial sacral, and more...


Dr. Maria Maricich, Quantum Chiropractic

131 4 th Street, #310

Ketchum ~ Above Severn Gallery


Network spinal analysis, holistic medicine, allergies, pediatrics


Reconnective Healing, The Reconnection; Cygnia Rapp Certified Level III Practitioner


Reconnective Healing utilizes new frequencies for healing the body, mind, and spirit.  The Reconnection "reconnects" the meridian lines of the body to the grid lines encircling the planet, and ultimately the universe, allowing for the exchange of light and information that propels healing and personal evolution. 


The Wellspring School For Asian Bodywork

Crowell, Feeney & Associates

725 N. 15th

Boise, Id 83702


Amma Bodywork Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbs and Nutrition.  Your source in Idaho for wholistic healthcare and education since 1992.


Bob Willhite

AMP - Board Certified & Holistic Teacher.

(208) 352-1129/1146

Energy balancing to remove underlying blockages and intuitive readings; hair analysis of toxins and elements. By appointment in Bliss, ID, or long distance.


Lisa Krueger, Hummingbird Laughs Free

Pine Street Station Building,

Main Street, Hailey     


Certified Practitioner of the Yuen Method of Chinese Energetic Medicine and Co-Founder of Integrated Action



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Akasha Organics

160 N. Main Street, Ketchum - (inside Chapter One Bookstore)


Organic juice bar, live food café, organic produce, super foods and supplements sold.   Hours:   9:30 am - 9:30 pm daily.


Cowboy Coffee Company

Highway 75, Bellevue

An array of premium and organic coffees, teas, and elixirs.



Daily Blessing Foods, Inc.

Diane & Marvin Hollen

174 Overstreet Road

Nyssa, OR   97913 - 888-862-5785 ;

Certified organic meat wholesale and retail.   Free home delivery in Wood River Valley twice a month.   Beef, buffalo, lamb, poultry, and pork.


Heavenly Quiche, LLC, Ailene Eberhard


An assortment of locally made quiches, available in local grocery stores in the frozen food section, or by order.  


Silver Fox Catering, David Fox

208-720-1205 -

Silver Fox Catering can provide organic health conscience menus for the carnivore or vegetarian, as well as cuisine from around the world and catering to any dietary need.   In addition, we offer 28 varieties of certified organic gourmet legumes and lentils available by mail order or prepared to please your palette.


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Amazon Herb Company

Sharon Parker

PO Box 418, Hailey



Ann Huycke, MD

4501 N. Alamosa St.

Boise, ID 83703


Family Practice - Board Certified Natural and Herbal Medicine.   Not accepting insurance.


Spirit Herbs - Linda Kingsbury Ph.D.

208-883-9933 -

Herbs for Spiritual Healings, Chakra Elixir and Aromatherapy Kits to enhance Conscious Living, Custom Formulated Organic Teas, Tinctures, and Essential oils. Natural Health Consultations and Classes.


Wind River Herbs - Karen Merritt - Nutritional Consultant/Herbalist

P.O. Box 1462 Thayne, WY 83127

800-903-4372 -

We have been creating handcrafted herbal products from organically grown and wild- harvested plants in the mountains near Jackson Hole since 1986. We invite you to experience the healing power of nature in Wind River Herbs products. Give us a call today!


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Billingsley Creek Lodge and Retreats

Owners:   Joan Dalton-Boyd and Patsy Keeney

Hagerman, ID   208-837-4822

Vintage lodge built in 1927 with 6 motel rooms, 2 cottages, 3 cabins.   Located on the banks of Billingsley Creek.   Some accommodations with kitchens/private hot tubs.   Meeting room available.   Massage therapist on property starting in June.


Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Melissa & Bruce Robinson/Directors

PO Box 131, Gardner CO   81040


Solitary retreat cabins in secluded mountain setting.   Open year round.   Applicants must have an established meditation practice to apply. Full time resident directors offer support and care.


Maple Grove Hot Springs Inc.

Thatcher, Idaho

208-851-1137 -

Natural hot springs fronting the Bear River in Southeast Idaho, three soaking pools for variety in temperature. Facilities include kitchen and shower rooms, overnight available.


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Debby Boyd

PO Box 2161 Hailey

208-720-5729 -

Massage, reflexology, polarity, shiatsu, chair massage, deep tissue


Fleurette, CMP - R'n R Massage

208-720-7273 -

Relaxation/Integration massage, Swedish, energetic healing, hot stone massage


Eana Rose

208-726-7496   or 721-1677

Lomi Lomi sacred Hawaiian massage, retreats and trainings


Tanya Savage, CMT, HHP - Nature's Helper

Nampa, ID


Massage therapy, herbal and nutritional consulting, body wraps, natural and botanical health and beauty products

Jenifer Tyrer, LMT, CPT - On River Massage

208-720-5212 -

Therapeutic massage, relaxation therapy, energy balancing, pain management, movement therapy, sports massage


Shelley Brust, Certified Massage Therapist - Absolute Relaxation

Sun Valley, ID    208-727-7368

HOUSE CALLS      HEATED TABLE Therapeutic: improve health; Deep Tissue: release tension; Sports: perform at your peak; Relaxation: relieve stress

Eco-Beauty Organics - Luise E. Payton

208-267-9819 -

Premium certified organic skin & massage oils ensure gentle and wholesome massage treatments.   Retail and wholesale.


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Wood River Sangha

Mary Ann Chubb

208-726-7709 -

See Meditation Schedule for more Info.


Community Labyrinth

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Sun Valley Road   



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NIA (Neuro-muscular Integrative Action)


Britta von Tagen - "The NIA Technique"

Sun Valley, ID


NIA is the ultimate East meets West method to tone your body, mind, and spirit.   It's fitness fusion at it's finest!   Get stronger, feel better.   Call for class schedules in the Wood River Valley and Moscow, ID.


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Daniella Chace, MS, NC

414 South 3rd Avenue

Hailey, ID 83333


Medical nutrition therapy for the management of diabetes, heart disease, weight loss, eating disorders, food allergies, and adjunct to cancer treatment.


Erin Peller

418 South 4 th Avenue, Hailey

208-788-6334 -

Concentrated whole-food nutrition:   Juiced fruit and vegetable powders in a capsule!   Proven to improve the immune system, increase antioxidant levels, reduce DNA damage, and more!


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Compassion Over Killing

Animal rights and humane treatment.


Crisis Hotline

PO Box 939, Ketchum ID

24 Hour hotline:   726-3596 & 788-3596

business office:   726-3597

Providing 24 hour/7 days a week services:   information and referral, someone to listen, confidential, anonymous, all ages, trained volunteers, supported by private donations

Environmental Resource Center

411 East Sixth Street

PO Box 819 Ketchum -


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European Old World Painting

208-720-2806, Connie

Interior/Exterior, showroom by appointment.   Let your walls breathe and radiate life.   Only 100% natural pigments, casein paint, and lime wash used.   Very economical and safe.



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Kim Mazik, PT - Hailey Sport & Spine Physical Therapy

Forest Service Complex

314 S. River St., Suite B   Hailey


Wholistic physical therapy. I blend PT with yoga, Pilates, spinal adjustments and massage as needed.   I also treat TMJ (TMD), pelvic floor dysfunction, and pre-post partum.



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Innerflo Movement Studio - Olympia Nuttall

301 Bell Drive, Suite 61, Ketchum

418 N. River Street, Suite 31-2, Hailey

208-726-2458 - Ketchum; 208-788-2310 - Hailey -

Private, semi-private and group classes in Pilates, Gyrotonics and Yoga, Massage and Cranio-sacral therapy too.   Classes and treatments available at home upon request.



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Uma Mayan

Intuitive Counseling


Sedona, Arizona


Kathy Richardson

"The Psychic Lady"


Accurate and powerful spiritual readings, by phone or in person


Nancy Contreras - Intuitive Readings


If you, like many are seeking clarity for your future as our conceptual realities are shifting so dramatically, I am facilitating in the support of the changing energies with a reading to bring clarity and understanding, crystal healing/attunement for healing and balance to the mind/body/soul connection.


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Diane Crist, M.A.

Above Starbucks on Sun Valley Road, Ketchum


Jungian psychotherapy


Handwriting Analysis - Vivienne Darden

(208) 371-3635

306 West First

Emmett, ID 83617

Handwriting is brain writing.  


Eve Heart, M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor


Expressive arts psychotherapy and sand play with children, adolescents and adults.

Solamee Heneage - Wellness & Recovery

Driggs, ID


Mental health recovery (psychological rehabilitation), spirituality and health, phone consultation or referral.

Curtis Johnson - Magic Valley Hypnosis

114 Locust Street, North, Suite 212, Twin Falls


Certified hypnotherapist specializing in stress relief and habit control.

Priscilla Pittiglio - Certified Enneagram Teacher

208-788-8110 or 208-720-5423

Individual, couples, & group instruction & coaching


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Idaho Magic Feathers Newsletter

Kathleen Cameron, Cameron MultiMedia, LLC

PO Box 701   Bellevue, ID    208-578-1757 -

This newsletter is devoted to enhancing the reader's connection with nature's soaring winged creatures.   The articles and photography are spirit raising, aesthetically pleasing, and educational.   For a free sample of this unique newsletter contact Kathleen.

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Reiki Energy Healing Center - Jacqueline Kennedy

3917 West State Street

Boise ID 83703


Provides highly trained, experienced and professional energy healers.   Offering Reiki, meditation, chakra balancing, energy in motion, Finish sauna ceremonies, house blessings, spiritual counseling, individual and group classes.   REHC also works with the Reiki Healers of BSU in providing "Getting to know Reiki" (see Calendar)


Vee Riley - Hands by Vee

2151 Laurelwood Drive, Hailey    208-578-7748

Reiki - individual session & workshops for all levels


Diana Siderides - Reiki Master

5491 Montour Road

Emmett, ID   83617


Karen Thomas - Reiki Master-Practitioner


Sessions and attunements


Tracy & Bill Turner

Reiki Masters     208-720-4375

Jin Shin Do, energy balancing, acupressure, rieki


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St. Thomas Episcopal Church

201 Sun Valley Road on Wednesday at 5:30 pm, Saturday at 5 pm, and Sundays at 8 and 9:30 am.


Wood River Jewish Community

Shabbat services Friday 6pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 201 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum.



Wood River Spiritual Center

Services every Sunday beginning at 9:30 am.

Corner of Bullion and 2 nd Street, Hailey




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Legacy Digital Scrapbooking - Julie Merrick


Every photo ever taken has a memory and a story to go with it.   Let me help you turn your digital or traditional photos into a keepsake you and your family will treasure forever.


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Elements - Tonya Valdez

1525 Addison Avenue, Twin Falls



Spa Beleza

713 S. Leadville, Avenue, Coho Building, Suite #2,  


Wide variety of facial, skin care, body wraps and massage.


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Earthlight Minerals and Gifts

6481 Fairview Avenue Boise, ID  83704


Located just west of Curtis in the Linda Plaza, we have an enormous selection of crystals and exotic rocks.  The prices range from 50 cents to $5,000.  We specialize in providing some of the rarest and most beautiful specimens that you will find under one roof.  We also have unique gifts, angels, and beautiful jewelry. 


Nepalese Paper Company

1509 Dutch Lane

Penngrove, CA 94951


Journals, stationery sets, wedding invitations, photo albums/scrapbooks, prayer flags and more.   All of our products are handmade in Nepal, tree-free and fair trade.   Please visit our website to view our complete selection.



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Shell Rae Garnes - Certified T'ai Chi Chuan instructor


Offering classes at Sun Valley Athletic Center in Ketchum and Blaine County Fitness Center in Hailey.   Call Shell Rae for schedules.   Also Qi Gong breathing.


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Boise Yoga Center

Vickie Aldridge

3113 Rose Hill, Boise, ID


Iyengar yoga with certified teachers. All levels:   beginners, advanced, gentle, pre-natal, workshops, teacher training, yoga adventures (Peru, June 8-19, 2005)   and supplies.  


Cathie Caccia

PO Box 4225, Ketchum

208-788-1191 -

Yoga Instructor, public and private classes


Essential Yoga

Pam Street


PO Box 1274 Hailey, ID 83333

A beginning practice of self-discovery, fitness and balance.   Mon., Wed. 5:15 p.m. Tues., Thurs. 7:00 a.m. Room 304 Community Campus Dance Studio (Old Wood River HS) $8/class.


Mila Riggio

PO Box 4487, Ketchum


Certified yoga teacher for all levels and ages.   Private instruction;   open classes at Sacred Cow and Sun Valley Athletic Club.   Beginning May 1, yoga classes at Innerflo Movement Studio and Community Yoga in Hailey.


Shanti Yoga Studio

Deb Murphy

100 N. 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638


Yoga classes, workshops, drum circles, massage, retreats, and much more....


Yoga for Wellness

300 Main Street, Suite 107

Boise, ID 83702


Community-oriented with a focus on individual needs.   Experienced certified teachers.   Classes for all levels. Private therapeutic sessions.

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All About Health

Stacie Farnham

Meridian, ID


Zone Balance, massage, essential oils, and classes to educate people on how to take control of their health at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.



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