From wranglers to yoga instructors, chefs to photographers, the Big Sky Yoga Retreat team is united by a love for healthy living and outdoor fitness. Each member of our staff brings unbridled (pun intended) passion, enthusiasm, and heart to every retreat. We’re here to make sure your experience is everything you hoped for – and more.
Downward Dog-Loving Outdoor Enthusiasts
Learn from leaders in healthy living
Meet Our Team
Margaret Burns Vap
Big Apple fashionista turned Big Sky entrepreneur who infuses her love of yoga, motherhood, and Montana into her retreats. Will work for lattes.
Soft-spoken head honcho who spent his youth plowing fields behind a team of horses. Believes equines will do just about anything you ask – once you learn to speak their language.
Uncanny ability to drop the blood pressure of everyone with her gentle spirit. Massage Therapist and proud co-owner of Milk Thistle Skincare & Massage in Bozeman, MT.
Believes food has the power to nourish body and soul. Personal chef at BSY Retreats who crafts culinary creations that make your mouth water and ask for seconds.
Mala maker, accidental yogini, and lover of all-things-Big-Sky. Teaches elementary school Physical Education and coaches in Philly, but her heart belongs in Montana.
Yogini. Hiker. Dancer. Lisa’s infectious smile and laughter make her a favorite with retreat attendees. Teaches Vinyasa and BYOW restorative yoga (“bring your own wine”).
Head Coach at Creative Quarterback, aspiring novelist, horse lover, recovering kickboxer, and chronic hobbyist. Called people “dude” long before she moved to Montana.
Hunter-gatherer of moments. “Cowgirl Glam” Yogatographer for Cowgirl Yoga and Cowgirls vs. Cancer and celebrated Montana Wedding Photographer.
Jennie Lynn Stanley
Between her photography background and her graduate counseling classes, don't be surprised when Jennie Lynn makes you feel beautiful inside and out.
Avid ski racer, cowgirl, ‘field surfer,’ and craft guru. Loves helping ‘the ladies’ on retreats, playing with her English Mastiff Lili, and riding her Arabian horse Morocco.
Our Equine Partners
Speaking of supporters who make it all possible, we’d love to introduce you to our big-hearted Cowgirl Yoga™ herd.