For an activity that promotes inner peace and mental calm, it sure was a cutthroat battle to the top. But when the yoga mats settled, it was James Burton who managed to stretch past the rest to end up as king of the mountain (pose) for the second year in a row. The Aussie transplant has been studying Iyengar yoga for more than a decade and recently returned from a month of intensive continuing training in India. Now his students can learn all of the latest (ancient) techniques. You can find Burton teaching the wonders of yoga at either Boise Yoga Center location: You just better be ready to work.
Second Place: Marisa Smith, Muse Studios
Third Place, Tie: Vickie Aldridge, Boise Yoga Center; Jamie Mitchell, Bikram Yoga