Marisa has been a practitioner of yoga for over 15 years.  After completing the Interdisciplinary Yoga and Advanced Teacher Trainings at the Nosara Yoga Institute in 2002, Marisa opened her first yoga studio, Twin Spirits Yoga, with her mom in Montana.  Marisa opened Sage Yoga & Wellness in 2010.

Marisa graduated from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in 2007, earning a MA in Transpersonal Studies.  Her passion is sharing the art of yoga as a complete tool for Self-empowerment and transformation.  As a holistic educator, she has created and taught university courses on Yoga History and Philosophy, and Eastern Psychology.

In 2013 Marisa became a certified Pranassage® Practitioner through the Nosara Yoga Institute.  Pranassage® is a creative synthesis of yoga and bodywork that produces deep relaxation in the receiver.  A one-on-one Pranassage® Session will put you back in touch with the wisdom of your body by facilitating the release of prana in intelligent ways.  Marisa can be contacted for private appointments by emailing

As a E-RYT, EducBestofBoise2205_AMator Registered Yoga Teacher, Marisa is honored to be a Yoga Teacher Teacher for Shanti Yoga School, based out of McCall, ID.

Being the owner and an instructor at Sage Yoga & Wellness is a lifelong fulfillment for Marisa. She is also a Lululemon Ambassador, and thanks the Boise community for selecting her as a “Best of Boise” Yoga Teacher in 2010, 2011 & 2012…and The Best Local Yoga Instructor for 2013!

In addition to a full-on yoga life, Marisa is the mother of 2 little bodhisattvas, a doting wife (well, her husband says she’s more of a don’ting wife…ha!), an Ordained Minister, and DJ Chakra Khan. She is also the curator of YogaFort for Treefort Music Festival.

Check out her radio show Toast n’ Jam on Radio Boise KRBX every Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm, on 89.9 & 93.5 FM, or stream live from

Teaching Schedule

  • Tues, 9:30 – 10:45 am, Vinyasa Yoga
  • Tues, 12 – 12:50 pm, Yin-Licious
  • Weds, 12 – 12:50 pm, Belly Bustin’ Core
  • Fri, 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Rock n Roll Vinyasa
  • Sat, 11 – 12:30 pm, Nosara Vinyasa

Marisa is teaching 5 classes at this summer’s Wanderlust in Squaw Valley! And her alter-ego DJ Chakra Khan is performing for the Roller Disco Party and High Camp Pool Party!


Marisa is available for appointments in

  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Life Coaching
  • Pilates

Please contact her with questions or to schedule at or 208.338.5430