Yoga Hive—like the bumblebee—represents spirituality, celebration and community. Just as the bumblebee visits a hive to store nourishment and cultivate a family, the Northwest Montana communities congregates at Yoga Hive in the same way. Through various styles of yoga, Yoga Hive nourishes minds, strengthens bodies, and deepens souls through guided yoga practice and meditation. The Hive strives to provide classes suitable for all bodies, ages, abilities and budgets. Members span generations and contribute to the cultivation of a supportive yoga family in our northwest mountain town.
We believe that just as the bumblebee is a pollinator of many flowers, our movement at Yoga Hive represents the interconnectedness of our yogis, the Whitefish community, and the world. By moving together, embracing inclusion, and grounding ourselves, we are improving our own physical and mental well-being, while empowering one another to take grace and goodness from the mat, into our lives as messengers of light, love and service.
Mollie Busby is a driven entrepreneur with the spirit of a summer camp counselor and a kind, midwestern smile. Mollie is a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher and off-grid home builder with her husband, Sean. Although the pair now calls Alaska their home, they have deep roots in the Flathead Valley, and Mollie commutes back to Montana and Wisconsin to manage her two yoga studios.
Wherever they are, the Busbys choose to live close to the land off-the-grid and pursue their life’s work. The pair started Riding On Insulin, which Mollie ran as Executive Director for 7 years, until Sean took over in 2017. It was then that Mollie shifted much of her focus to Yoga Hive, and now, to Yoga Hive Studios, taking the brand beyond Montana. Yoga Hive is known for its inviting vibe, friendly instructors, and willingness to show anyone that yoga is for everybody and every body.
Regardless of the method, Mollie sees her purpose on this planet as cultivating community in small groups of women — whether in a yoga retreat setting or during the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings she runs in Montana, Colorado and beyond. She enjoys spending time outdoors skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and playing with their dogs all year round: Daisy (a Weimaraner), Glacier (Border Collie/Great Pyrenees Mix), Milo (husky/Shepard mix), Powder (Alaskan Husky) and Coldfoot, or Coldie for short (Alaskan Husky).
She and Sean have built a dynamic off-the-grid homestead in the heart of Whitefish, Montana, that’s been featured on HGTV, the DIY Network, Discovery Channel, Yahoo News, Daily Mail, and more. They've also built off-grid homesteads in Homer, Alaska and now, Arctic Hive, Alaska.
Hailing originally from Wisconsin, Mollie brings to Montana her warm, midwestern hospitality mixed with a wide range of yoga training. Her teaching draws inspiration from the Baptiste Yoga community, Energy Medicine Yoga and a mix of Tantric Kriya and mantra-based meditation from Sattva Yoga Academy at the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
This unique mix gives her classes a magical feel, with a love for teaching the basics to anyone willing to learn, layered with a profound gift of teaching for transformation.