Our priority is to build an ongoing relationship with you. We know that starts the very first time you walk through the door to Hot Yoga Experience. Our team is focused on your specific needs and your various goals. We are committed to delivering a wonderful and consistent experience every time you come to our hot yoga studio.
I am a Montana native who moved to Sammamish in 2011. Growing up in The Big Sky Country, I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity of enjoy Mother Nature at her finest. My family and I have quite the soft spot for animals and rescue every furry critter in need. I learned at a young age to respect my surroundings and those animals in it. Most of my time was spent outdoors, lavishing in every moment of it. From trail running and white water rafting to cliff jumping and exploring ‘Where the Buffalos Roam’, Montana has made me who I am.
After years of rigorous trail runs and all my adventures, I found hot yoga to help heal an old back injury. I was amazed at the healing effects it had on me physically and mentally. It was this new and exciting butt-kicking workout that somehow relaxed and restored me at the same time. It wasn’t until I completed my RYT Hatha Teacher Training with Piper Sandifer in 2013 that I was really starting to understand what yoga truly was. It wasn’t about the workout or the postures, but rather something bigger and more enthralling. Piper and Hot Yoga Experience have helped open doors I never thought about opening and I am so happy to be apart of the HYE family.
I am an Argentinian native but I have lived in the Greater Seattle area since 2003. My husband and I are proud parents of two beautiful girls and a pit mix named Cujo. I am an enthusiastic yoga student, skier, paddle boarder and hiker!
I truly believe in the physical and spiritual benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Years ago, I had a skiing accident and I needed reconstructive knee surgery; a daily and consistent yoga practice in the hot yoga room at HYE was a critical factor in my complete rehabilitation. From the first day I stepped into HYE, I felt welcome, loved, accepted and inspired by the warm staff and teachers in the community. HYE is my yoga home and yoga tribe!
I am an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and YACEP (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance). I completed my initial 200-hour certification at HYE with Piper Sandifer, an amazing local teacher who empowered me and made me fall in love with yoga and the art of teaching. I completed 500-hour advanced yoga studies with Jason Crandell, a senior teacher based in San Francisco, CA, who has an Ashtanga and Iyengar background and a focus on anatomy, intelligent sequencing and injury management and prevention in yoga. I added an additional 300 hours of advanced yoga studies with Michelle Young in Austin, TX which expanded my knowledge on adaptive and restorative yoga, yin yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and trauma-informed yoga. I am currently undergoing advanced studies in yoga history and philosophy with a cohort of yoga scholars. Yes, I am a passionate student of yoga!
I believe that everybody, regardless of age, physical abilities and body type can find immense inner peace, health and fitness in a consistent yoga practice. When you attend one of my yoga classes, you are challenged to give the best of yourself physically while exploring several mindfulness and spiritual concepts. I teach creative, well-rounded and intelligently sequenced classes that are invigorating with a rhythmic flow and a focus on precise alignment and technique. In all my classes, I incorporate strengthening and mobility drills to improve your range of motion safely. I am adept at catering to different levels and abilities, ensuring that all students feel welcome and at ease. I love to play music during my classes, including lots of Argentinian tangos!
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After a (mostly) spontaneous move to the PNW from the upper Midwest in the fall of
2018, I found myself wanting to stay active through the winter months.
After a lifetime of playing softball, practicing hot yoga was new and unfamiliar to me. I
realized that instead of having teammates to regularly depend on, in the hot room, it
was just me and the mat.
While I initially started yoga for the physical benefits, what I’ve ultimately gained has
been surprisingly rewarding. I learned that I was ready to break away from comfortable
old habits and embrace some real and raw emotional moments that presented me with
a greater sense of self and personal growth. I learned that we all have our own yoga
journey and that we all show up in different ways and for different reasons. It’s just
important to show up.
When I’m not at the studio, you can find me adventuring with my two kids that are still
home, skyping with my grandbabies, playing with my dog and chasing sunsets with my
Being consistently surrounded by positivity and encouragement, I found myself
continuing to thrive in my new home and I’m so glad to be here.
I am a business owner, mommy, coach and athlete. I am inspired to create change.
After years of beating up my body through competitive sports, I needed a change. I was searching for something to help heal my injuries without becoming bored. I found it in Hot Yoga. I could challenge myself every class and saw improvements in my first week. I loved learning how to internally focus, which correlated in my daily work. As a mom of a toddler, I needed my Hot Yoga time to re energize and get myself in the right frame of mind to start and end my day. I decided to become an instructor to share with others all the good things Hot Yoga brought to my life. When I leave a Hot Yoga class I am refreshed, energized, and very sweaty. I would recommend Hot Yoga for everyone regardless of age, gender, ability, or background. Everyone has daily challenges and Hot Yoga can be the thing to help you overcome them.
I live in Fall City with my daughter and dogs. I played rugby on the USA Women’s National Team and now I coach the Eastside Lions Girls Program. I visit my family in Iowa every summer and participate in RAGBRAI (bike ride across Iowa). I love hot yoga, hiking, learning, reading, and traveling. I naturally have horrible fashion sense, but am very open to help at all times. I love to help a cause and am inspired by passionate people. My favorite quote is: Abundance is represented by an uninterrupted circle of giving and receiving.
Hi! My name is Brittney and I open the Issaquah studio every weekday morning. I was born in Maple Valley, WA and I have two little fur babies named Lola and Chica. If I’m not at the studio, then I am probably off exploring the state with friends, at the gym or sleeping.
I have never practiced yoga a day In My life before I started working here at HYE in October 2019. My very first class was Lisa’s power vinyasa class. It was more than I was expecting, and it kicked my butt, but I absolutely loved it! Ever since then, I have been incorporating yoga into my schedule whenever I have the opportunity. Yoga dm HYE truly changes my life. I never knew yoga would or could ever have such a huge positive impact on my life. I consider myself very fortunate and lucky to have found such an amazing company, with our awesome HYE fam of members, instructors, and CSRs. I love starting my mornings in such a happy, positive environment 🙂
Hi, I’m Alex and I was raised in Washington! I started hot yoga a few years ago when my sister and I found HYE in Issaquah. I tried being active on my own by running and doing exercises at home, but it didn’t feel enough. I needed something to challenge me and make me more confident. My body has aches and pains, and I wanted to see if HYE could help. I thought about doing yoga before but wasn’t sure if it was right for me. My first time at HYE made me change my mind! I had to leave halfway through the first session but as I was waiting for my sister to finish, I felt an urge to want to try again and made a goal for the next session. As I kept going back, I had a lot of fun and was amazed to see myself improve. I started to practice by myself at college and went back to HYE during summer. Yoga has helped me to become stronger and feel better about myself. It helps keep me grounded and relaxed, and to slow my mind down. I’m glad I get to be a part of HYE!
I am happily married with a wonderful wife and a sweet rescue dog. Living in Talus, when not at yoga, I can be found at the gym, walking the dog, or enjoying a good book. In my full time work, I consult with top global brands designing and implementing wellness protocols.
I started yoga in 1999 on a trip to Thailand. It was a week-long yoga/meditation retreat…and I hated it 🙂 Later when back in the USA I tried again, a power vinyasa version. Yoga became part of my fitness routine for a few years. I stepped away from yoga for about a decade, focusing on Jiu-Jitsu and weight lifting, and then found my way back. Practicing most days of the week, I decided to further my practice by taking a teacher training program and I have been teaching since 2013. I am an E-RYT200 and YACEP (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and took my initial Yoga Training at HYE. Additionally I am a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
I love the connection and the grounding aspect of teaching yoga. Being able to have a positive impact on people’s lives and giving an hour of serenity is very gratifying. My class is physically strenuous, but also very slow, relaxing and consistent. Both my Hatha and Vinyasa teaching follows a very consistent flow with a focus on body mechanics, lots of cueing and modifications. The class can be as strenuous or relaxing as the student wishes to make it.
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I am originally from a small town in central New York state, but have lived in western Washington for over 27 years with my husband, John. We have one adult daughter who lives in Seattle. I love the outdoors, whether it is walking, hiking, camping, backpacking or gardening. I also love spending time with my husband and our dog, Hank, a vizsla that we adopted as a rescue.
I have always been active, but as I have aged, high impact activities have taken their toll on my body. I went to my first hot yoga class at the invitation of my niece. I was a little intimidated, but I loved the energy of the room, and I left that class feeling physically tired but exhilarated. I was hooked! A few months after starting a regular practice, I noticed that my chronic migraines had decreased, both in frequency and duration. Additionally, aches and pains I had attributed to aging seemed to disappear and I had new focus and energy. When the Redmond HYE studio opened, I joined as a member and then began to work at the front desk. This allowed me to see that my story was only one of many – yoga has the ability to heal! After practicing for years, I wanted to share the amazing benefits of yoga with others, so I did my 200-hour teacher training through HYE with Chelsea Boug. I am a RYT 200 certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance.
My goal as a teacher is to empower people to be the best version of themselves – physically, mentally and emotionally, regardless of gender, age, or ability. My classes are designed to be both physically challenging and mentally grounding. I believe that a yoga class can be a sanctuary from our busy daily lives, providing us with an hour of meditation in motion.
I teach a Hatha class with various asanas focused on strength, stability and grounding. My Power Vinyasa class is intentionally paced to promote good alignment and the full exploration of each asana, while providing a great cardio workout.
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I am originally from Mexico and I hold a BA degree: I am a business driven yogi, a Mindfulness meditation teacher and I live in Redmond with my husband. I enjoy the fresh air, walking, reading, meditating, stock trading and learning.
My yoga journey started by accident: I tried a yoga Sculpt class as my first in-studio class and I loved it. With one class, I was hooked. And from there, I fell into the rabbit hole of Yogaland and I cannot thank enough for how my life has changed into a better place for me and people around me.
I teach yoga because at the beginning, I could see the benefits on my body. But now, I can see the benefits on my mind. You’ll find my classes being more supported in a mindful and traditional practice, with chill non-lyric Lo-Fi music while I support you with more brainy-nerdy cues involving mobility, muscular action and breathing pacing.
I am a RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance). I also completed a 50 hour training in Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark and a Yoga Sculpt training with the master trainers Amy Opielowski and Joel Klausler. For mobility and deep fascia recovery I inspire in the teachings of Rocky Heron and Noah Mazé. I also have a 100 hour Mindfulness Meditation training from Tibet House and David Nichtern. My Vinyasa classes take a deeper approach in Iyengar Style but according to the mood of the students, I often offer funky mobility flows engaged in breath, control and coordination in a grounded practice.
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I am a Thai native who moved to the United States 20 years ago! I have a daughter and two dogs, and when I’m not teaching yoga I work as a paraeducator. I love cooking, hiking, and spending time with my friends.
I started doing yoga five years ago with my husband. I fell in love with it almost immediately and started going to classes four times a week. It has helped me so much with both my physical and mental health. I am a RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance). I completed my 200-hour teacher training program at HYE in 2019 with . Chelsea Boug.
I teach yoga because I want to share what I love. I love knowing that I can help people the way that yoga has helped me. I teach intense power classes, and a mostly traditional Hatha flow. I do not play music in my classes because I want everyone to really feel the energy in the room and pay more attention to what’s going on in their bodies instead of the music.
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Before my yoga journey began, I worked as a CPA for 10 years employed by the public accounting firm of KPMG. Then my priorities changed, and I stepped away from the 12 hour days of an accountant in exchange for 24 hour days as a wife and mother of three children. My passion is yoga, but I also love to travel, hike and spend time with family and friends. I have always lived in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in Tacoma, went to college at WWU in Bellingham, and then settled here!
My yoga journey began in 2012 when I attended my first yoga class with my husband, Bob, who was looking for ways to reduce stress. I started off slow and was a bit apprehensive because it was a new world and a little intimidating, but I quickly embraced curiosity over fear and signed up for teacher training at HYE. I am an E-RYT 200 and YACEP (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance).
My initial intention when I signed up for teacher training was to learn as much as I could about yoga, not to teach. That changed quickly when I discovered how much joy I found sharing my passion with others and experiencing a deep connection with all those in our yoga community. I still have moments in the middle of class when I look at the room full of yogis and I’m overwhelmed with how blessed I am to be around such amazing people. I love that everyone and anyone can practice yoga in some form and that it can be so healing physically and mentally.
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I grew up in Minnesota playing a variety of sports rotating with the seasons. I played soccer, hockey and Lacrosse in High School. In college I also played hockey and Lacrosse and also rowed in crew. I normally spend a few weeks each summer in Maine catching up with my family and relatives. I transferred out to Seattle with a restaurant company in the mid 90s where I picked up my skates again playing both inline and ice hockey and started road cycling. After 30 years in various hospitality and fitness jobs I found my way to yoga!
I took up yoga as a way to heal my often- injured body and to allow me to continue my recreational activities (ice hockey, cycling and hiking). My first yoga class in 1998 was on a dare from my roommate.I almost had to raise her rent after that experience! When I started yoga, I practiced so I would be able to heal injuries and stay active. I started and stopped practicing yoga much like my college journey: three years to get one. Once I began to practice more consistently I began to feel the physical benefits of fewer nicks and tweaks and better recovery from hard workouts and more stamina through better breathing techniques. My managerial jobs became more stressful. I leaned on my yoga to keep me calm, focussed and more adaptable to changing working environments. I am an E-RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and I completed my initial 200 hour training in Hatha yoga with Ali Valdez. A year later I took my second 200 hour training in Vinyasa with Danielle Day and Piper Sandifer. I have also taken Continuing Education training with Jason Crandell, Tiffany Cruikshank, Les Levental, Amy Impoliti and Ana Forrest.
I teach a fundamentally sound yoga class based on proper alignment and breath work. My classes tend to be physical, but suited for all levels of students with clear dialogue modifications to meet the needs and abilities of each student. I love seeing students progress in their practices. I play music in all my classes.
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Outside of yoga I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and King Cavalier, Stella. I feel most inspired when outdoors, walking, or learning about plants and birds! In addition to teaching yoga, I use my education in wine technology while pouring for William Grassie Wine Estates in Snoqualmie, WA.
I began dancing at age 6. At age 18 I was traveling the world as a professional dancer on board the cruise ships of Holland America Line. My passion for dance led me to exploring the mind and body benefits of yoga. I am an E-RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and completed by training in 2014 at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA. I have studied under master teachers Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri, Jenny Hayo, and Anne Phyfe Palmer at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. Since completing my certification, I have continued to seek out and train with master teachers Schuyler Grant, Janet Stone, Noah Maze, and Scott Schwenk.
My yoga classes are rooted in alignment and breath work. I aim to help students to create space in their minds and bodies to feel strong, open and empowered in their lives. My unique and intelligent sequencing is intended to encourage “mindfulness through movement”. I love connecting with students of all ages through weekly class offerings, workshops and retreats.
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I was born and raised on the west coast, I’ve lived all over the country for college then my career including San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City, traveled the world for leisure, but I think there is no place more beautiful than the Pacific Northwest! It’s here that I got married, raised two kids and plan on never living anywhere else. My most favorite things are my family, friends, dog Coco, beautiful nature and of course practicing and teaching yoga & meditation.
Being from Marin County California we were practicing yoga at 15 years old! My serious yoga journey began when I kept getting injured from all my outdoor activities and the local yoga studio was right by my kids’ school. At a point when I was dealing with some stress in my life, I realized that my yoga practice brought me not only an injury free body, but a calm, peaceful and clear mind.
I am an E-RYT 200 and YACEP (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I became a Yoga Teacher in 2011. I am also 40-Hour Yoga Sutra certified and a Reiki Healer, and I am mindfully working on my 500 Hour training. I’ve studied meditation at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) MARC Institute, with “GOOGLES Search Inside Yourself Institute” and have my own Meditation Show the first Mondays with Seattle Yoga News.
I teach to the current energy of the collective and offer poses, meditation and energy healing. I love the yoga workout and help with a tight body postures offer, but the mental and spiritual health I attribute to yoga has truly changed my life My classes always include Mind, Body and Spirit health – I sequenced with different themes, offer short meditations & affirmations and find practicing & teaching to music fun!
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I am a wife, mama to 3 and a lover of all things sweaty. My passion hobby is triathlon and I love training for it with friends. I equally love hiking and seeing our beautiful world. My yoga journey started in pregnancy as a way to connect with my body and my baby. No wonder that child is so mellow! I began to teach yoga out of necessity with my job but it became so much more- it became a safe haven of where I could go to feel so many different ways of calm.
I am an E-RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I completed my 200 hour certification with Rebecca Pitzer at Pure 8 Yoga Studio. I have been certified in Yoga Sport as well.
I like to teach an energetic, mindbody positive class. As an athlete, it is important for me to know and teach what our bodies need and the movement patterns that help to stretch and strengthen muscles. You can expect to have fun and leave class feeling lighter and happier because as I often say, you have to leave better than you came!
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I was born in Arizona and moved to WA in 2010 with my husband and two kids. When I am not doing yoga, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, traveling, organizing, planning, and spending time with family and friends.
My yoga journey began when I connected to the breath. My practice evolved when I heard a familiar cue differently… Breathe. The shift in awareness changed everything for me! Movement is my medicine and breath is life.
I completed my 500 hour certification in Redmond, with Ali Valdez (Sattva Yoga), whose background and teacher is Universal Yoga by Andrey Lappa. Since then, I have participated in various workshops and classes to deepen my understanding and better teach arm balances, chakras and sequencing. I will always consider myself first a student, making an effort to integrate what I learn and always seeking to learn more.
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I was born and raised in Ellensburg WA, I grew up riding horses and playing sports (Basketball, swilling and track!). I have a love for all animals and currently have three dogs, Wilson, Buckley and Maizy. I have a daughter (Bradlee) and a Fiancé (Daniel – soon to be husband 8/27/21). We love going to drive up in the mountains, going to the gun range, and archery!
I started my yoga journey in 2016 when I moved to Sammamish. I saw the HYE studio and signed up for an Intro Offer, and the rest is history. I was able to keep up my practice all through my pregnancy, and went right back after I was cleared to do so. I initially wanted to do hot yoga for weight loss, but received many more benefits: less anxiety, improved mood, no back pain etc.
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I completed my 200 hour
training at Hot Yoga Experience with Chelsea Boug.
I teach yoga because I think EVERYONE, from any walk, of life can benefit from it. My classes are designed to be upbeat and welcoming with variations so you can tailor the class to fit your needs. I do play music during my classes, I find it helps keep the energy high and it can be very motivating.
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I was born and raised in Seattle and am proud to call it my home. I have been happily married for 16 years and have two fur babies named Bishop and Onyx. I love anything that has to do with fitness and my family.
I got started practicing Bikram yoga and instantly fell in love. I knew from that first class that I wanted to teach one day. When I walked in the door at HYE I knew this was the place to start my teaching journey. My favorite thing about yoga is that it’s for everyone, we all have the tools we need, we just need to show up on our mat and trust the practice.
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I completed my Hatha and Power certifications at HYE. I have attended many workshops from different teachers to keep my practice fresh and also to continue bringing new flows to my classes.
I love to help guide people throughout their yoga journey. I love creating a space for all levels and am so grateful for the yoga community. I love practicing and teaching Hatha, I believe it’s a challenging practice for the body with the balance of quieting the mind. I have an extreme passion for teaching a challenging vinyasa class too. I usually have an upbeat playlist mixed with a vigorous flow and try to end class with some deep stretching. I try to create a well balanced class that leaves my students feeling more at peace and a little bit stronger every day.
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I am originally from Orange County, CA and moved to Washington in 2004. The love of my life is my husband Mike— my complete opposite who brings calm stability to my “crazy” side! We have two teenaged kids who are amazing talented humans who continually impress us. I am also an artist who enjoys crafting of any kind!
I was first introduced to yoga in 1999 and instantly fell in love with its ability to calm the mind as well as increase physical fitness. While living in Southern California, I practiced Iyengar yoga consistently for 3 years and admired it’s attention to detail and alignment. Upon moving to Washington in 2004, I began my practice in the Baptiste style of vinyasa yoga, which is now my preferred practice method.
I am an E-RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I completed my 200 hour certification with Piper Sandifer at HYE. I also received an addition 50 hours of Yin yoga training under Leah Adams and an additional 30 hours of Yin yoga training focused on Yin and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Dr. Eric Bomgartner.
I enjoy teaching slower styles of yoga like Hatha and fusion classes, where students can really experience the pose in their body. My main focus is always on safe alignment and movement synchronized with breath. I will give a lot of breath cues in my class and attention to present moment awareness in each pose. I like to get creative with my classes and change the sequences up a bit. I believe music in class should be something that is not overpowering, but a subtle inspiration to move. I am also passionate about yin yoga and meditation, and started an online Yin and Meditation Program which aims to bring consistent at-home yin yoga and meditation practice to students.
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I consider myself a native to the PNW, as I have lived here over 30 years. The outdoors is one place where I find my solitude (in the spring & summer). I love running and hiking with my dogs on all the beautiful trails surrounding the Snoqualmie Valley, or practicing yoga anywhere I can. In the winter I’m more of a homebody where I love to create & cook “clean eating” meals, invest more time into my yoga studies, and workout on my Peloton or practice yoga. I enjoy traveling, and plan to see more of the world with my daughters by my side. Family is everything to me, and I am grateful for my husband & 2 daughters (17 & 19). They may not practice yoga with me, but they TOTALLY understand that it is the “magic” to come home to a happy mother/wife!
I needed something for “myself” when my girls were very young. I needed a place where I could go and find peace, solitude, calmness, release of tension, learn to breathe again, sweat & a workout/work hard….and just feel good about MYSELF at the end of the day. THAT…WAS…HOT YOGA! I started with the Bikram practice for a year & a half, then was introduced to Power Vinyasa and fell in love with it. Years later I found the HEAT! HYE was the first placed I ever practiced HOT Yoga, and I never looked back! This was it! A compliment to my running, and also my “hidden getaway” from my family (for 1 hour). My teachers were my mentors in so many ways. I wanted to do what they did…share my love of the practice. I wanted to be up in front of that studio room sharing what I had experienced every single time I stepped into that magical studio for “my” practice! I wanted others to know how yoga could change their life…and that is how my teaching experience began!
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance). In 2012 I began my 200 hour Vinyasa training (with an emphasis on alignment) at SATVVA Yoga, under the direction of Ali Valdez & Liz Doyle. I began teaching in 2013, and continued my yoga education practicing hands on alignment and adjustments with Lisa Black at Shakti yoga studio. I continue to take master classes with teachers from around the world (Andrey Lappa and Pradeep Teotia). I seek out at least one to two educational workshops a year. I teach (and have taught) at many studios within the PNW. This has allowed me to work with all ages (from children to elderly), beginners to experienced, with props (rope wall, block, weights, bolsters and blankets, as well as chair yoga). I believe I will NEVER quit learning while I am practicing and teaching.
I love creating NEW classes each week. They are “challenging” for those that want to “try” new things, push themselves, or observe others around them. I always offer modified postures so that you can start your journey wherever you are at, and grow throughout your time on your mat. I want you to walk into the studio for class with that readiness to do “YOUR” practice (whatever that means for you “that day”…every day is different in yoga). I create my classes ahead of time with a lot of thought of creative build up to peak poses, offering more opportunities of growth every minute you are in class. And most importantly I encourage you to take what you want and leave what you don’t….come work hard, sweat, try new things, build stamina, workout, OR do a slow flow with the class, take a break, lay down, meditate, just stop and take some deep breaths, or just take a nap! I want you to come and practice what you need on that very day! I love to incorporate fun music (never too loud), to keep you going, and slow you down in just the right moments! Can’t wait to see you on the mat!
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I am originally from Wisconsin but I have also lived in Germany, Texas, Hawaii and have called the Seattle area home since 2012. My husband and I have two kids and an active chocolate lab. When I’m not in the yoga room, you might find me skiing or on my stand-up paddleboard.. On weekdays, I moonlight as a healthcare information technology consultant.
I tried yoga during a couple stages of life and didn’t take to it at first. I used to focus on the “exercise” and it wasn’t until I appreciated and experienced the benefits of the other aspects of a yogic lifestyle that I fell in love and couldn’t turn back. Yoga in all of its forms helps me feel strong, grounded, allows me to connect with people and makes me so happy – I love sharing that with others!
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and I completed my 200-hour program with Piper Sandifer of Global Soul Yoga at HYE. I attended yoga teacher training initially to broaden my personal practice and do something for myself after having two kids. A class at HYE opened up about a year after I was certified and the rest is history. I love to keep things fresh and introduce new postures, creative transitions and new music into my classes. I love to connect with repeat students and introduce yoga to new students.
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When I am not doing yoga, I enjoy doing just about anything outdoors anytime of the year.
I began my regular yoga practice simply as a means to get daily exercise and to gain a healthy balance to a busy professional schedule. After years of exploring and practicing yoga, I chose to deepen my practice by completing a yoga teacher training. I then continued on to become a Yoga Instructor, helping to encourage others to have the experience of positive growth that yoga practice can provide.
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and I completed my training with Danielle Day at Open Up Yoga School.
I am a life-long learner and I have discovered I can consistently draw inspiration through my journey with yoga. I believe yoga cultivates self-awareness empowering individuals with the tools to positively manage their daily lives and stresses. Whether you are practicing Hatha, Power, or YIN, my classes provide a space for you to deepen your sense of self-awareness and connection through the practice of guided asanas. My classes focus on self-awareness and breath while moving through asanas to music.
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I was born in Seattle and grew up in Issaquah. I love to be outdoors, go on hikes and Paddleboarding. I also love artwork, enjoying painting and reading books. I try to live a healthy life and stick to a vegan diet!
Yoga really helped my mind, body and soul. From struggling with depression to needing an exercise regimen, Yoga has become a powerful tool for me to control my energy and feelings. Once I started practicing I knew I had to go deeper and I found Meditation and Yoga Philosophy which also has had a huge impact on my life in the most positive way.
I am an E-RYT 500 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance). I completed my 200 hour teacher training locally with Piper Sandifer through HYE, and an additional 300 hours of advanced training internationally in Bali. I am trained and experienced in a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Hatha and Renew (Yin/Restorative) . Practicing Yoga really had a positive impact and helped transform my mind, body and soul, so I dedicated my life to spreading the power I felt through Yoga. I teach creative classes that are grounding and healing; while also deeply honoring Yoga principles and Philosophy. I love Meditation, Pranayama and Bandhas and focusing on Breath connection while maintaining a Meditative mind-state!
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I grew up in the midwest with two brothers. I am the aunt of 12 littles, some not so little anymore 🙂 I love nature, almost anything outdoors, most sports, traveling, daily activities for self care and cooking. I have been a massage therapist for 17 years and life & health coach for 7 years. I love helping motivated people reach their goals & break through their blocks. I am an entrepreneur at heart and find joy in the creative process of finding solutions and supporting optimal wellness. Coaching women to personal & financial freedom with choice is what drives me to continue showing up and empowering women day after day. I love being an advocate for change in health and nutrition within my community. I am an empowered LGBTQ identified spiritual gangsta with swagger and humor. Keeping it LIGHT is my preferred job!
I took my first yoga class after hours with some friends in Atlanta GA at my Massage Therapy School. It was challenging and seemed far from the rugby life that I lived at the time, little did I know! A few years later I found myself living in Washington to be closer to my bestie Danielle Miller. She asked me to go to this awesome workout called hot yoga with her one January day, that was the moment of engagement that has changed my life, health and journey forever. After just a week, I knew I wanted to teach it and two years later I began that process with Danielle to prepare to open HYE. Since then I have taken several modalities, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and I have a daily home practice. Being in the spiritual flow of our collective consciousness in each class is the most special gift and has allowed so many beautiful practices and experiences to unfold with ease. Serving our HYE community brings me joy, love, adventure, connection and faith each time I’m on my mat. Welcome Om…
I completed my 200-hour Hatha and my 200 hour-Power Vinyasa training with Piper Sandifer at HYE. I have also taken Restorative yoga training from Judith Lasater’s manual Relax & Renew. I have taken Yin yoga training from Sarah Powers live.
I enjoy teaching a more traditional Hatha class style. My students will likely tell you we never get to all the floor series because I talk too much 🙂 and I truly believe the mindset and empowerment is more valuable than the workout. Expect to feel your body, listen to your body and learn to love your body in each practice with me. Expect to be challenged, opened, and held safely in a womb to see yourself with grace and compassion. I often play music ( I take requests in advance too) for class to assist energy levels or the message of the day. I love some ab work and in my Vinyasa classes you will FEEL me on that. Generally I offer a slower flow that builds up and a lot of body position awareness and isolation of muscles in our practice. Notice I say practice, not class, I feel we are always in practice of being more of who we truly desire to be, more present, more aware, more kind to ourselves. I love that every body type and experience level can thrive with this practice. I do teach private practice sessions by request as well, offering modifications, personalized asana and coaching. I teach to the beginner level often and turn up the volume to keep the HYE regular family members honest within their practice too. I look forward to practicing with you very soon.
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I’m a Washingtonian so naturally, I love the outdoors. I grew up waterskiing, snow skiing/boarding, hiking, swimming, diving – all the fun outdoor things! My indoor activities were gymnastics, and dance, and my whole life has been centered around athletics and anything artistic!
I started doing yoga due to an ankle injury, I had a couple surgeries which didn’t work out so well for me. I limped into a yoga studio one day out of curiosity and was hoping that it would help me in my recovery. After one class, I was hooked! I started taking two classes a day and felt that “magic” of healing mentally and physically through the yoga practice.
I am an E-RYT 500 and YACEP (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and also a Certified Baptiste Teacher. My first 200 hour Teacher Training was done through Global Vinyasa, which was held in Thailand. I continued training and specialized in Power Vinyasa and completed an 800 hour certification through the Baptiste Institute. I have completed all 3 Levels of Baron Baptiste’s trainings which have taken me to many locations in the USA. I have also completed Fit to Lead, Art of Assisting (two times) and the Advanced Art of Assisting. I have had many incredible teachers but my most influential teacher is always the student in front of me. I am also the Lead Teacher Trainer at Hot Yoga Experience and I also hold a Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) designation.
I love teaching yoga as a way to CONNECT community on many levels. I believe yoga is all inclusive for everybody, any age, ability, gender, or race. The one law of yoga, which I believe, is that yoga does not discriminate. When you come to my class it is my goal that everyone is seen equally and will feel free to move in a way that empowers your health, happiness and general well being. I specialize in verbal and physical assists (adjustments/cues) in yoga. I am regularly hired as a specialist in Teacher Trainings (outside of the ones I lead) to teach this module. I also have assisted Baptiste Level 2 Teacher Trainings in Arizona. Meditation is a very important component to yoga and I teach and practice this as well.
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I am a PNW native, grew up playing team sports, and find strength in solitude, hiking/running daily to be surrounded by nature and her music. I believe movement is medicine and the most important decision we make is to be in a good mood.
My journey to yoga began during my undergrad neuroscience courses. I learned about meditation and awareness of breath which proved to significantly reduce addiction relapse, improve perception of pain, amplify optimism, and super charge creativity. My first class at HYE was incredible. I was barely mobile with a lower spine and sciatic nerve injury that retired me from my senior year of college athletics, but instantly fell in love. I was drawn in with unique Far Infrared benefits, and found the community accepting, supportive, passionate. My new daily practice fueled me to heal, regain my strength, self-confidence and launch my career.
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance) and I completed my training at HYE. I teach because I believe in yoga, what it can do for you, and how much fun it is! My classes give you the opportunity to find the pose, then practice the pose. I prioritize alignment and stabilization, training our bodies to optimize muscle mechanics to feel refreshed. I cannot wait for you to take my class and feel the sunshine radiate from inside you. Welcome, today looks beautiful.
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I was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the United States with my family as a child. I lived in Washington most of my life but just moved to Arizona last summer. I am honored to still be a part of HYE’s Teacher Training staff as well as teaching classes when I am in town! Other than my love for yoga, I sing in a number of bands, work for a dog rescue in Arizona, and love art, reading, and writing.
My yoga journey started as a means to help my depression and anxiety. I love the physical aspects of the practice but the deeper roots of yoga are what truly changed my life.
I am an E-RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I completed my 200 hour certification with Piper Sandifer at HYE. Since then I have taken numerous trainings with a variety of teachers from around the world!
As a teacher my goal is that everyone who attends my classes feels seen. I like to cue postures in a way that helps people find their own full expression in a pose and come out of class feeling good about themselves. My goal as a teacher is to give guidance that helps people understand their own body so they can have freedom to explore their deeper selves in their yoga practice.I like to use music to enhance the experience of the practice. I typically use instrumental rhythmic songs with a mix of lyrical songs here and there! Students can expect to get the traditional 26 posture series in my Hatha classes with lots of variations and different opportunities to modify or take substitution. I love to give people a number of options. My Vinyasa glasses are grounded but playful. I enjoy creative sequencing that works the entire body and gives lots of focus to the breath.
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I am an adventurer, a creature of community and enjoy being surrounded by nature.
My first hot yoga experience was at HYE. It was blissful yet challenging, sweaty yet fantastic! I was hooked. The teachers and staff quickly became my community, and I was drawn to go deeper in my practice. The best decision I made was to complete the teacher training program! The things that I love best about my own personal yoga practice is that I can connect with my thoughts, feelings, beliefs and core values. Going deeper within, and bringing balance and peace back into my life.
I am an RYT 200 (certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance); I completed my 200 hour certification with Chelsea Boug at HYE as well as additional training with Mistilyn Miller at HYE. As a teacher I want to guide students where they can transform and grow, while releasing tension, stress, and anxiety. Yoga offers an excellent opportunity to flow, be fully engaged and present in the moment. I wholeheartedly believe the truth that lies within this practice. “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”– B. K. S. Iyengar
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