Alysha Beth Oclassen
Studio Founder and Partner
Senior Pilates Instructor,
Yoga Instructor ERYT500,
Swedish, Clinical Sports & Neuromuscular Massage Therapies, Id MASG-131,
BURN creator and instructor,
and Modern Dance Instruction
Alysha Oclassen is a lover of movement. At age 7, she couldn't stop dancing along with the radio, prompting her mother to enroll her in her first Jazz Dance class and she has been exploring the amazing possibilities of the human body ever since. Alysha’s family first moved to Idaho in 1981 and she returned in 1989 to spend her formative years in the Wood River Valley. She discovered Pilates and Yoga in 1991 and the profound physical changes she experienced with these systems made her an instant devotee.
Alysha received a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA and spent the next 22 years performing in Seattle, Atlanta, Ireland, and Hailey. Alysha completed the Authentic Pilates training program under direction of Roman Kryzanowsha in 2000. She achieved certifications in Swedish, Clinical Sports, and Neuromuscular Massage Therapies in 2002, and completed her 200 hour yoga training at Hailey Yoga Center in June of 2011. Alysha finished her next 300 hour Yoga training through Shanti Yoga in 2014 and is now ERYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance.
Alysha is fascinated by bodies in movement and is deeply dedicated to the promotion of a healthy body and mind, and the conscious connection between the two. She combines her knowledge of the body and her compassion and love of life to assist her clients in discovering their greatest potential. Alysha created Pure Body Bliss in 2006 to provide a gorgeous space in her hometown of Hailey to foster the knowledge and love of movement in all.
“As a Pilates and Yoga instructor, I get the opportunity to create space for my clients to empower themselves, release self-judgment and find the amazing strength they each possess. I find a huge amount of joy assisting my clients in uncovering their most radiant, authentic selves. Discovering the joy of movement has been a great gift in my life, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity share what I have learned and support my students in their journeys.”
When not at Pure Body Bliss Studio, Alysha loves to dance, garden, and spend time in the beautiful outdoors with her new baby, husband, friends, family, and wonderful dogs.