Jolie Manza

Columbia Falls, MT 59912

2018 will be Jolie’s 6th year leading Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has graduated hundreds of students and can truly say she is happiest guiding people into new discoveries of their mind and body.
Her first yoga influences came from her father, a spiritual man, who challenged her mind from a young age with yogic based philosophies and meditation. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she spent her youth studying dance and practicing yoga, which culminated in receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and movement studies from University of Colorado.
She spent 8 years in New York City as a dancer and performer and during this time she studied with a myriad of outstanding yoga teachers, deepening her knowledge of different traditions including: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, and The Yoga Works Method. She also worked as a master trainer for The Tracy Anderson Method, which kick-started her journey and love of travel as she crossed the world training.
After years in the city, she ventured to Bali to further her education and explore what South East Asia had to offer. She connected with the culture immediately, returning yearly, soon to call it home. It was here she pioneered one of the top Teacher Training programs on the island and built her company YogaKoh, an internationally recognized yoga school that offers yoga teacher trainings, continuing education courses, retreats, and workshops.
Her classes blend her love for the strong physical practice inspired by the West, with the spiritually rich traditions inspired by her time in the East. Her love for anatomy, energetics and philosophy inspire her continued studies and she is thrilled to be in a place to share and receive knowledge with such an incredibly community of people!

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About Me

Degrees

  • BFA, Dance , University of Colorado - Boulder

Certifications / Trainings

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Jolie's Locations

Dancing Spirit Ranch

1600 Conn Rd.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Additional Information

Rate

$100.00 / hr, sliding scale, depends on circumstance

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience

11-15

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Lauren Koeppe on Mar 07, 2018

    Jolie is truly one of the most passionate teachers I have ever practiced with. She truly dives deep into the practice and creates an experience that is beyond physical. Her practice and class is multi dimensional in that she really explains the why behind each pose and transition, all while leading your through a sequence that has a true purpose. Her sequencing is creative and created with the purpose of taking you to a peak pose. Jolie cares about all of her students and finds a way to connect with everyone in the room. Her bright spirit and innate teaching ability, make you feel comfortable in class and you always leave class having learned incredible amounts of information. YogaKoh is an amazing company with incredibly diverse international opportunities. I would recommend Jolie and YogaKoh to anyone I meet!

  • by Jalila Bell on Mar 06, 2018

    I had the distinct honor and pleasure of having Jolie as lead instructor for my YTT200 training at the Power of Now Oasis on the Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia. Jolie is a scholarly and meticulous instructor. She is extremely personally invested in the success of her students! For Jolie, successful yoga training included proper anatomical asana, a focus on the kinetic flow of vinyasa, plus being grounded in the methodical and spiritual aspects of the practice. Although Jolie is renown for her own virtuosic physicality in practice, she also pays particular attention to cultivating an understanding of yoga in her students that fully encompass its Eastern philosophic and cultural origins. Jolie is a trailblazer and an inspiration for all yogis, movers and dancers. She also surrounds herself with the best talent. I highly recommend Jolie and YogaKoh to anyone looking to create or to expand their own yoga practice and lifestyle. Namaste!