Our Owner & Founder, Mollie Busby
Mollie Busby is a driven entrepreneur with the spirit of a summer camp counselor and a kind, midwestern smile. Mollie is a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher and off-grid home builder with her husband, Sean. Although the pair now calls Alaska their home, the have deep roots in the Flathead Valley, and Mollie commutes back to Montana and Wisconsin to manage her two yoga studios.
Wherever they are, the Busbys choose to live close to the land off-the-grid and pursue their life’s work. The pair started Riding On Insulin, which Mollie ran as Executive Director for 7 years, until Sean took over in 2017. It was then that Mollie shifted much of her focus to Yoga Hive, and now, to Yoga Hive Studios, taking the brand beyond Montana. Yoga Hive is known for its inviting vibe, friendly instructors, and willingness to show anyone that yoga is for everybody and every body.
Regardless of the method, Mollie sees her purpose on this planet as cultivating community in small groups of women — whether in a yoga retreat setting or during the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings she runs in Montana, Colorado and beyond. She enjoys spending time outdoors skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and playing with their dogs all year round: Daisy (a Weimaraner), Glacier (Border Collie/Great Pyrenees Mix), Milo (husky/Shepard mix), Powder (Alaskan Husky) and Coldfoot, or Coldie for short (Alaskan Husky).
She and Sean have built a dynamic off-the-grid homestead in the heart of Whitefish, Montana, that’s been featured on HGTV, the DIY Network, Discovery Channel, Yahoo News, Daily Mail, and more. They've also built off-grid homesteads in Homer, Alaska and now, Arctic Hive, Alaska.
Hailing originally from Wisconsin, Mollie brings to Montana her warm, midwestern hospitality mixed with a wide range of yoga training. Her teaching draws inspiration from the Baptiste Yoga community, Energy Medicine Yoga and a mix of Tantric Kriya and mantra-based meditation from Sattva Yoga Academy at the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
This unique mix gives her classes a magical feel, with a love for teaching the basics to anyone willing to learn, layered with a profound gift of teaching for transformation.
In the past, my attention to personal wellness has always taken a backseat, making sure that everyone else was taken care of first. Life's constant way of handing out ups and downs has finally gotten the point across as to the importance of my own self-care. This realization has opened my eyes to reduced stress, improved nutrition, daily meditation & yoga practice and the inclusion of natural products for my body and in my home. While my focussed journey is still relatively new, I am already so grateful for my progress and excited by the possibilities of helping others in their journeys!
When not in the studio, you'll find me with my little family. My husband and I have a spirited 5 year old, two beloved pitbulls and an Australian Shephard (dog) named Kitty. We are outdoors as often as possible and in the summer, we're undoubtedly on the water or at a beach with our toes in the sand. I'm always up for a new book or podcast, crafting essential oil recipes or digging my hands into yet another art project of some sort!
I look forward to meeting and supporting you all through Yoga Hive Wisconsin!