Kathryn Kelly – Oula, Oula Power and Barre Fitness
Kathryn Kelly grew up outside of Chicago enrolled in almost every activity you can imagine: gymnastics, ballet, jazz, Irish dance, piano, diving, tennis, soccer, volleyball, track, baseball, basketball, and field hockey to name a few. She moved to Missoula for college and been trying her best to never leave.
She loves the way Oula is an outlet for people to be silly and free themselves while getting lost in the music. Her favorite part about being an Oula instructor is meeting new people. She encourages everyone to smile especially when things get tough. Kathryn continues to improve her physical condition through many pursuits and believes that a sound body yields a sound mind. In order to be mentally sharp it is imperative to keep your body healthy, through fitness and proper nutrition.
Besides taking Oula classes every day, Kathryn plays tennis, loves rafting in the sun, alpine skiing, and biking around beautiful Missoula.
Jody Mosher – Nia
Nia brings me back home. I bring curiosity and compassion to my practice of Nia, to this body that moves me each day, and to this growing sense of community that comes as I learn from and offer movement experiences to others.
My first experience of Nia was in 2005 while in graduate school at the University of Montana. I was immediately drawn to the joy I felt in moving. The sensations of spaciousness and openheartedness kept me going back for more. When I pursued my White Belt teaching certification in early 2008, I was surprised by the emerging passion in me for movement and sharing the joy of movement with others. Now as a Blue Belt in Nia, I’m honored and delighted to hold the space for others to come home to their unique body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Looking forward to welcoming you to Nia class in Missoula.
Kendra Potter – Yoga
Amanda Taylor – Oula
Originally from Wyoming, Amanda is passionate about leading an active lifestyle. While growing up, she participated in jazz and hip hop dance. For her, movement and exercise are incredible outlets for stress and emotions. Dancing more than any other form of movement expresses feelings, and in her life, that self expression is the most satisfying part of dancing. Although she is an introvert by nature, dancing brings out a completely different side of her. That is why she loves Oula. Oula is not about technical dancing. It’s about letting everything go on the floor and leaving class with nothing left but the relief of expressing a spectrum of emotions all in a one hour class. There is so much positive energy in an Oula class, and she is excited about making Oula a positive experience for everyone.
She also enjoys swimming, jogging, cycling, hiking, and spending as much time as possible by rivers, lakes, and her very favorite place…the beach. Amanda received her MA in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequality and Social Justice in May 2011. By day, she is a case manager for the state of Montana and works with disadvantaged parents to help them obtain employment and gain work skills. Before
work, during her lunch break and after work she enjoys as much Oula, outdoor activities, friend time and
laughs as much as possible.
Amanda is grateful for the opportunity to teach at the Downtown Dance Collective, as it is one
of her favorite places to be and where she feels at home. The Oula community and support from the
Downtown Dance Collective helped her to become a confident teacher and person on and off the dance