The seeds for Carlie’s passion for health were planted as a child growing up on a small farm in Fall City Washington. No matter how many sports she tried, Carlie was never a natural athlete. She suffered from struggle and injury on the slopes, on the field, and in day to day activity. It was not until she found Yoga that fitness became accessible. This was the key to unlocking a navigable path on her personal quest for Balance in all parts of life.
She achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Bastyr University where she also discovered the wonder of physical medicine. In partnership with Bastyr she received her certification to practice massage from Brenneke School of Massage in 2005, and has continued to study different techniques ever since. Modalities she has studies and integrated into her practice include myofascial release, Thai massage, Lomi Lomi, pregnancy, therapeutic cupping, and manual ligament therapy. She began sharing her approaches to yoga for health and fitness in private and group settings in 2012. In her free time she loves to play with really heavy weights, snowboard, hike,garden, cook and spend time with her beautiful family and menagerie of urban farm animals.
I was introduced to yoga in 2002 as a means to help heal my body. Growing up I was active in competitive athletics, ranging from gymnastics to Olympic-style weightlifting, molding me early on to strive, push and compare. As a university student I continued using those methods to carry me through my degree program and on to a demanding career in commercial interior design.
Gradually, yoga changed from being something on the list of tasks to accomplish in the day, to my greatest pleasure, giving me guidance and balance. Driven by a desire to deepen my personal practice I began my 200hr yoga teacher-training in Tempe AZ in 2010. While still juggling multiple responsibilities, it was a difficult path to learn the art of joyful surrender and to find the freedom hidden in letting things organically unfold. This concept of sukha-sthira became my biggest challenge and teacher, guiding me daily both on and off the mat.
I continue to evolve along with my practice, seeking advanced trainings, workshops and continuing education. I find inspiration in the world around me, having traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia; as well as having a deep personal spiritual practice. With these passions as my guide, I structure my classes with rigorous yet gentle asanas inviting each student to explore body, breath, spirit and emotion.
Katy discovered the transformative power of yoga practice while working as a professional dancer in New York City. Initially Katy tried yoga as an alternative cross-training method to support her rigorous dance life and has come to find that not only has it transformed her body, but also her overall well-being. Yoga has helped Katy to cultivate strength and peace in her daily life as well as had profound rehabilitative power through her various dance injuries. Katy completed her 200 hour YogaWorks training under the tutelage of Catherine Munro and Irene Alexander Tokar at The Yoga Tree in Fremont. She is passionate about sharing the intimate connection between breath, body, and mind on the path to physical and mental wellness with her students.
Mary attended Massage Therapy School at Cortiva Institute in Seattle,WA. As a Licensed Massaged Therapist, Mary combines her love for anatomy and physiology with her passion for the healing arts in order to assist her clients in relaxing from the stresses of daily activity and recovering from injury or muscle strain. In addition to massage therapy, Mary is also a Yoga Instructor. She completed a Kripalu Yoga 200-hr teacher training in West Palm Beach, FL where she began teaching in 2012. She has also completed training through the Connected Warrior program to teach yoga to active and retired military, a population that she is committed to supporting. Through Kripalu Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga, Mary helps her students develop compassionate self-awareness by combining mindful movement with powerful breath work.
I first fell in love yoga when I noticed the balance it brought to me in life. For years, my mat continued to pull me back to it and I finally came to see that the physical practice had the power to connect me to the qualities and gifts that I most treasure in life – compassion, love and joy. Today, I practice yoga as part of my daily life to experience these gifts and to continue to learn discipline and inspire creativity. I love to bring joy and humor to my classes, and see yoga as an amazing space for people to build community. I believe yoga is for everyone: every body, every age and every background, and I am passionate about the practice’s ability to transform people into the brightest versions of themselves. I truly believe yoga can make a deep impact in individual lives and in the world.
Marne is an exercise enthusiast. She runs, snowboards, weight trains, does TRX, Pilates, standup paddleboards, and surfs. She loves to push her physical limitations. She found her way to yoga 10 years ago as a way to stretch her very tight hamstrings while training for a marathon. Yoga at the time became part of her workout regiment until she needed reconstructive surgery on her elbow. After a few years off, she eventually found her way back to a yoga studio. Her friend was working on her yoga certification and was in the midst of a 30 day challenge and asked Marne to join her. Marne found Hot Yoga (Bikram) to be quite challenging. She signed up for her own 30 day challenge and discovered the subtler, more impactful benefits of yoga. Her mind was less chaotic, and she was sleeping better. Eventually she undertook and completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Sendatsu Evolution Teacher Training through Hauteyoga Queen Anne & Shefayoga in 2016. Still excited about delving deeper into yoga, she signed up for Level 1 Training through the Baptiste Institute. Baptiste yoga radically changed Marne’s life. It helped shift her out of fear and woke her up to possibility, not just on her mat, but in life. Marne is passionate about teaching yoga in the Baptiste style and is registered for Level 2 training in July 2017.