More About Bonnie
Bonnie is a creative leader who is passionate about uplifting others and holding brave space in community settings. Bonnie supports global practitioners and their communities through an eight-limbed yoga education with emphasis on social justice and environmental activism. Bonnie works to eliminate cultural appropriation in yoga education, and is passionate about making yoga accessible for everyone.
Raised on a Michigan farm with six brothers, Bonnie learned to work hard, growing food and caring for her beloved animals. After graduation, 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 2011, 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 immersive 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. She then ran operations and facilitator development for School Yoga Institute, while co-owning the company until September 2019.
Bonnie is an advocate for LGBTQI rights. She is passionate about cancer awareness and research after losing her closest brother to brain cancer. She is a gardener, poet, beloved aunt, and proud Harley rider.
Bonnie lives and works in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah with her wife Annie and their energetic rescue blue heeler pup, Rumi.