Who We Are

In 2009 we came together to create a shared space where we could practice yoga. This became Ashtanga Yoga Lewiston. 

Janine Weiss  208-413-4874
Janine Weiss is Ashtanga Yoga Lewiston’s resident farm girl. She was born and raised on a small farm in Cavendish, Idaho, where she learned a love for the land and the attitude that if you want something, you just do it. An avid distance and trail runner, she began practicing yoga years ago to help relieve muscle tightness from running. She fell in love with yoga and has continued to evolve her practice ever since. She and her husband, Ken, live in Asotin, WA, on a wheat farm where they brought up two sons and are now raising a dog named Hudson. She is also an avid gardener and landscaper, an amazing cook and loves to create and restore furniture. You will find her most mornings starting her day at the shala.

Teresa Parkey   208-553-4442
Teresa Parkey was introduced to the ashtanga system in 2008. Inspired by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ quote, “Do your practice and all is coming,” Teresa fell in love with the transformational journey that continues on and off her mat each day. With wise guidance from teachers including Luke Baugh, David Garrigues and Shelley Enlow, Teresa   continues to explore the ashtanga lineage at workshops and confluences around the country.

Michele Rietz 208- 791-3916
Michele Rietz is the new kid on the block.  She discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2015 and quickly discovered the benefits of a consistent yoga practice.  She loves that each one of us is on our own yoga journey.   Since moving to the LC Valley 30 years ago, Michele and her husband, John, have raised their 6 children and look forward to any or all of their 10 grandchildren (and their parents) coming to town.  Michele loves to read, bake, quilt and write children’s picture books.  Taking her furry friend, Mozzie, for a walk is always a high point in her day.