Principal & Studio Owner
Bonnie is the Director of the Sacred Cow Studio. She has been a student of Yoga for 32 years. She began teaching in 1982 in New Mexico. She has studied, taught workshops and classes in America, Italy, Mexico, Bali and Australia. She primarily studied Iyengar Yoga for over 20 years. Her love and curiosity of Yoga and the rich historical philosophy and teachings led her to investigate other teachers and styles of Yoga while Iyengar and Anusara formed the framework of her journey. She has been influenced along the journey by Buddhist teachings and mindfullness meditation.
Bonnie feels honoured to have Judith Lasater as her teacher, and knows Yoga as a way to develop a deep healthy connection to our lives, our hearts and to community. She has merged the teachings of studies with some of the finest teachers today.
Her Hatha Yoga teaching style focuses on good alignment, strength, working with the energy of the body, using observation and developing a more gentle inner dialogue as a way of creating a sense of lightness, flow, good health and well being. It is her core idea as a teacher that, “Making a commitment to Yoga is to have the richest life possible. The more you practice the more you want to practice and overtime the beauty of this ancient Art and Science unfolds in every area of our life.”
Bonnie holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Biology from New Mexico State University. She has a Certificate of Herbology, a teaching certification from the International Yoga teachers Association. She completed 4 years teacher training with Senior Intermediate Iyengar teacher Peter Scott.She regularly returns to America to continue her study of Yoga .She has completed several courses in Yoga therapeutics, and meditation courses including Mastery of the Heart with Dianna Vela, Awakening Joy with Jamaz Baraz. She is currently studying as much as possible with Adyashanti, Judith Lasater, Tara Brach and Pema Chondren. Ongoing learning and professional development are important aspects of her ethics as a teacher.
Bonnie opened The Sacred Cow Studio in 2009. Her intention is to create a peaceful, healing, beautiful space from which community can grow. She lives in eternal gratitude to the all the students that are making this dream come true.
Her Influences and Teachers?: (In no particular order)
"My beautiful daughters, my mum, the death of my mum, poverty, wealth, Inspiring teachers, DANGEROUS teachers. Misguided Teachers, My sister, B.K.S. Iyengar, Steven Gaskin, Julian Walker, Samantha Siegel, Ramanand Patel, Judith Lasater, Francois Raul, Thomas Meyers, Tara Brach, Pema Chondren, Reginald Ray, Adyashanti, Eric Schiffman, Alan Goode, Desiree Rumbagh, John Friend, George Feurstein, Peter Scott,Saul David Raye,Ram Dass, Krishna Dass, Joel Kramer, Paramahansa Yogananda,Swami Muktananda, Carolyn Myess, Wayne Dwyer, Diana Vela, Marianne Williams, Sally Kempton, Judith Hanson Lasater, Swami Shankarananda, The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche, Byron Katie, Jack Kornfield, Thich Nath Hhan, John O’donahue, My girlfriends who hold my hand when I need it and make my heart shine with their wisdom. My students. Love.Life moment by moment..."