Our Owner & Founder, Mollie Busby
Writer, yoga teacher, dog mom, backcountry skier, world traveler, and lover of all things business, Mollie Busby has been empowering leaders and coaching others through experiential education and yoga since 2004.
The nonprofit she started alongside her husband, Sean, called Riding On Insulin, serves hundreds of kids with Type 1 diabetes every year around the world through action sports. Mollie's Yoga Studio company Yoga Hive Studios is known for making yoga and yoga teacher trainings inclusive and dynamic within the communities it serves. She started the company with the Whitefish Studio in 2015, and has expanded with two additional Montana Studios, a sister studio in Louisville Colorado, and Yoga Hive Wisconsin in January 2020.
Mollie's teaching style is vinyasa-based, focused on helping yogis of all abilities have an inspiring and fulfilling experience of both yoga and meditation. Mollie's classes have a distinctly playful, yet powerful energy — combining her certification to teach both Energy Medicine Yoga based on the work of Montana-native Lauren Walker and Donna Eden, and Sattva Yoga of the Himalayan Tantric tradition under Spiritual Master, Anand Mehrotra. Her power vinyasa roots come from her best friend, Brittany Hopkins of Container Collective Yoga in Lakewood Colorado (a Baptiste Yoga Affiliate Studio). Other influences come from her training in Art of Assisting through the Baptiste Institute, Unnata Aerial Yoga, Kids Yoga, as well as Yoga Anatomy training through Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.
Mollie and her husband Sean have been featured on HGTV and the DIY network for their off the grid homestead in northwest Montana, where they live with their three dogs (Daisy, Glacier and Powder). When not in Montana, Mollie and Sean spend time living past Homer, Alaska in Fritz Creek — an off grid community where they can see the ocean and glaciers every day!
I began practicing yoga when going through a challenging time in my life. It brought fun, flexibility, strength, and self-analyzation to my mind and body. It didn’t take long for it to become a part of who I was (and am). In December 2017, I decided to take a break from my home state (Tennessee) and spend a year in Montana. I also decided I wanted to get my 200-hour yoga certification. Lucky for me, I found Mollie in the small town of Whitefish. After one meeting with her, I was hooked and super stoked to start my training. When teaching yoga, my goal is that everyone will leave my class feeling just a little more open and spacious. Yoga isn’t about perfection or being “the best.” It’s about learning more about yourself as a human and, as you learn more about yourself, making positive changes in your life. I’m excited to begin this new part of my journey as a certified yoga instructor!
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