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: (60) See all
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Seventh Chakra: Crown

Our final class brings us to the crown chakra at the top of the head, which connects us to the cosmos and to “all that is.” The Sahaswara chakra or the “thousand petal lotus” connects us to our higher selves and...

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Sixth Chakra: Third Eye

Let’s illuminate the third eye center to hone our inherent wisdom and vision.The Ajna chakra is right between the eyebrows and is associated to the pineal or pituitary gland, depending on the tradition. For this class,...

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Fifth Chakra: Throat

Vishuddha, the fifth chakra, encompasses the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue. When you attend to this area you start to optimize your communication. The fifth chakra is recognized as the seat of...

Poses: (14) See all
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Side Crow Pose

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

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Sundial Pose

Lengthens intercostals, hamstrings and calves.

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Easy Pose

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