Meet our teachers

Basil Jones

BYCT Founder, Yoga Teacher, Spirit Seeker

Yoga teacher Basil Jones is the creator of Basil Yoga Center and Boutique in Ridgefield, CT. As a celebrated teacher, Basil is known for his warm approach and intuitive teaching style, and bioenergetics hand on assists, and richly layered soundscapes he uniquely crafts for  his classes to create powerfully transformational yoga environments.

Basil has been a practicing yogi for more than a quarter of a century.  He has studied with many modern day yoga masters: Swami Satchidananda, Sharon Gannon, David Life, David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Seane Corn and Dharma Mittra. In addition to yoga, Basil has trained for four years in the somatic approaches of Core Energetics and the Shalom Mountain Process.

In his two decades of teaching, Basil has opened three yoga studios and has developed yoga programs for fitness centers, global yoga schools, and the public education systems in the tri-state area. His students are celebrities, artists, and the everyday folk that are looking to greet life with creativity, passion, and authenticity. In addition to assisting his teaching yoga in Ridgefield, Connecticut, look for him leading teacher trainings and retreats in Bali, St Lucia, and the Grand Caymans.

Basil enjoys cooking, global travel with his husband Nico and pup Coop, and reading up on different philosophical views while listening all genres of music (on vinyl) in the background.

Wendy Boscia

Vinyasa and Meditation Yoga Teacher

Wendy B. completed an initial  RYT 200 HR training in Vinyasa Yoga with an emphasis on Baron Baptiste “Power Yoga”, and a 500-hour RYT from Ohra Yoga, training with Michelle Briks-Prosper, Lara Heimann, Dana Slamp, and Ilana Zakan. She has been teaching for over 13 years and has gone on to receive extensive training and certifications in several styles of Yoga and Meditation, including Mindfulness Meditation, Yin, and Restorative yoga as well as studying subtle energies and extensively the anatomy of the body. Wendy has also spent the past several years in the study of Buddhism. In 2017 Wendy received Yoga Alliance “RYS” status which recognizes her as a Yoga Alliance teacher trainer and continuing education provider.

Christine Bailey

Vinyasa and Yoga Teacher

Christine Bailey is our newest addition to the team and completed her 200 hour training with Wendy Boscia.  We welcome her to the BYCT team!

more info to follow with Christine’s full Bio


Anne Olmland

Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher

Anne Olmland is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.   She offers a spirited and fun Vinyasa-style yoga class that is open to all levels and promises to strengthen body and mind.  She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and draws from her many life experiences both on and off the mat to inspire and challenge her students.  By weaving in music, philosophy, and humor, she keeps her classes authentic and all embracing.