Neesha Zollinger

Meet the instructor

Neesha Zollinger’s yoga embraces intentionality: cultivating skills and virtues to empower the yoga practitioner to become the person that he or she wants to be both on and off the mat. The results are freedom in the body, mind and heart, with a more expansive perspective of life. A former professional dancer, Neesha is a certified Anusara Yoga instructor, which combines Hatha Yoga, life-affirming philosophy and balanced action informed by the breath and physical alignment principles.

Neesha grew up in Logan, Utah and Chewelah, Washington. Her studies included dance, and soil science and environmental studies at Southern Utah University and Utah State University where she graduated cum laude. She began her formal training in yoga in 1991 and has been teaching regularly with blessings from her teacher, Terrie Lauterbach-Cotts since 1999. After moving to Jackson, Wyoming, she met Margot Snowdon who introduced her to Anusara Yoga and became her primary mentor.

A student of yoga for 23 years and a teacher for 14, Neesha has traveled around the world offering retreats, teacher training, immersions and workshops. Today Neesha is owner and operator of Akasha Yoga in Jackson Hole.

As a new mother, she finds that the most effective yoga is that done with her daughter, Stella. Neesha is a huge fan of the quick handstand—which never fails to make Stella laugh and refresh her own perspective.

Classes: (68) See all
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Pick-Me-Up Vinyasa

This sequence is short and powerful. In fact, it's one of Neesha's go-to's when she needs to jump-start her day and upgrade her mood. Enjoy this playful flow and emerge feeling more positive...

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Yoga Therapy for the Shoulder and Neck

This class will address the entire shoulder girdle; relieve tension and bring alignment to your movements. For this class you will need a blanket, a strap, and two blocks.

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Yoga Therapy for the Hip

Learn about the form and function of the hip joint; this informative class addresses some of the most common hip issues that Neesha observes amongst her own students. Develop a better understanding of the anatomy of your...

Poses: (14) See all
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Side Crow Pose • Parsva Bakasana/Dwi Pada Koundinyasana

Strengthens upper back, shoulders and core. Improves concentration and confidence.

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Sundial Pose • Surya Yantrasana

Lengthens intercostals, hamstrings and calves.

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Easy Pose • Sukhasana

Promotes grounding. Calms the mind and nervous system. Relieves back pain.