Yoga Teachers


 

Adam found his love for teaching cats how to juggle fire when he was a young boy. He grew up in the forgotten streets of Houston. Adam always had a love for both cats and, well, fire. He first started out pretty ambitiously. He thought he could teach a cat how to shoot fire. After the second cat tragedy, he was back to the drawing board. He thought long and hard......What are cats good at? They're pretty good with their feet! And so the idea of teaching cats how to juggle fire began. This has been a long road for Adam and the cats. There have been many highs and lows, but they are now enjoying their successes!! You can book "Adam and his AMAZING JUGGLING GATOS" for most events, weddings and birthday parties (No clowns though. They weird me out...with their big shoes and red noses. My nose doesn't make a noise when I squeeze it and yours shouldn't either sir). But I digress. 

Just Kidding. Obviously Adam has a good sense of humor!

Adam started doing yoga in 2012 due to lower back pain and an excess of free time. His practice soon turned into a passion. His yoga practice has helped him lose weigh, gain flexibility and conquer his back issues. In 2015, Adam received his 200 RYT through Open Up! Yoga with Danielle Zissou. Since then, he has enjoyed the journey of teaching and continuing to find meaning in his own practice. He is an interactive teacher, with challenging flows and energeticly calm classes.

Elena has always been passionate about health and fitness. Being an avid runner for many years and feeling its affects, she turned to yoga for healing.
It was in 2007 that solidified her yoga practice as she used it to recovery from disc surgery. Wanting to share her passion, she earned her 200 hour teaching certification in 2010, and kids teaching certification from Next Generation Yoga. Elena aspires to create unity, through teaching compassion and kindness to ourselves and others, empowering children as well as adults through the essence of yoga.
She enjoys attending workshops and trainings to continually bring new and inspiring ideas to her students. With her soothing nature and trusted presence in the room, Elena leads a class to challenge, inspire, and evoke each student’s personal best.

Kami graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy Tempe, AZ in 2003 with an 800 hour massage therapy certificate. After a brief period of massage in Arizona, Kami moved back to her home state of Washington, to start her career in massage therapy. She has worked in many settings from spa to clinical practice, but her passion has been in injury rehabilitation and deep tissue therapies.
In 2006 Kami's journey to becoming a yoga instructor began. She found herself in her first hot yoga class. Excited about the physical benefits of hot yoga, she never expected to have her life changed. She walked away from her first class thinking, “That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Within a couple weeks she noticed the definite physical changes as well as a new mental clarity and calmness.
By 2010 Kami knew she wanted to share her passion for yoga with others. By April that year, Kami had earned her 200 hour RYT, and was on her way to sharing the gift of yoga. It is her goal to inspire others by leading with example, “I don’t have the best physical practice, but that’s what yoga is about. No judgment for myself or others.”
Through Be One Yoga Kami is able  merge her two passions in life, yoga and massage therapy. Helping people better their whole selves.
Katy has been practicing yoga since 2005 and began teaching in 2009, after attending Baron Baptiste Level 1 Teacher Training. Katy continued her training by attending Level 2 with Baron Baptiste, and Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Bernie Clark. Initially attracted to yoga by the heat and the challenge, Katy soon learned the benefits of yoga are much deeper than just physical. Yoga has helped Katy to embrace change and to accept the things she cannot change.
With a background in competitive gymnastic coaching and judging and outdoor fitness training, Katy found teaching yoga a natural progression. She feels everything she has done so far in her life has led her to this point, to teaching yoga. Incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so many inspiring teachers and students, Katy looks forward to learning more about yoga, learning more about herself, and inspiring her students to transform their limitations into power!

Brian started practicing Hot Yoga about 9 years ago from the advice of a friend.  He grew up playing sports, mainly soccer and snow skiing. He was a ski instructor for several years, realizing years ago that teaching others was something he had a passion for. Brian then got into Martial Arts. Studying Taekwondo, Kung-Fu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brian also likes to spend time writing songs and playing music, as well as an occasional game of golf. Brian also has a passion for traveling and experiencing life to it's fullest. He has backpacked in over 35 countries to date because of a burning desire to understand the world and his place in it. Yoga has not only helped Brian with his ailments from many years of being active, but also helped him on his spiritual journey as well. “Only those who practice yoga actively can understand the positive effects it has on the entire mind, body and spirit”. Loving yoga and knowing his passion for teaching others, combined with his desire to help others receive from yoga the same benefits that he has, Brian decided to go to Baron Baptiste Level 1 teacher training in August of 2010. He then went on to complete his Baptiste Level 2 training in May 2012. Brian is now a full time yoga teacher and he could not be happier, because..... “living your passions is the best gift you can give yourself” !

Timory started practicing yoga in 2004 at a community college. She immediately noticed how it helped her to calm and slow down, and how different it was from anything she had done before. As someone who is very naturally competitive she also found it refreshing to be an such accepting and peaceful environment.
After years of a daily home practice she discovered hot yoga and fell in love. In 2011 she took her first 200 hour teacher training, and completed Baptiste Level One Journey into Power in 2013. She and her husband enjoy a regular Acro Yoga practice and have loved sharing the playful practice with students.
Zach began practicing yoga in 2009 after his girlfriend (and now fiancé) dragged him along to a hot 90-minute power class. After surviving that class, Zach began to work yoga into his routine and enjoyed all of the benefits, both physical and mental. As a means to deepen his practice, Zach took teacher training in 2011 and began teaching shortly after and ever since. Zach really enjoys seeing the growth and transformation of his students, and cherishes the relationships he has developed through yoga. Zach taught yoga in the Bellingham area while earning a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Washington University. After graduating in 2013, Zach moved back to the Seattle area. During business hours, Zach is an international accountant. His real passion is teaching and taking yoga. Outside of work and yoga, Zach lives with his fiancé and two large dogs, Carly and Thor. Zach knows that yoga will always and forever be a part of life.
Thang, “Tang”, is a transportation engineer that loves being outdoor and with nature. His hobby includes climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking, running and photography. Thang started studying and practicing yoga in 2000 to relieve his shoulder and neck injuries from multiple car accidents and as a replacement for his martial art practice. His yoga practice includes a daily 2 hour sitting meditation practice. The benefits of yoga has motivated him to share the yoga practice with others. He began teaching in 2006 privately and at work and got his yoga alliance certification in 2009. Thang strongly believes the yoga practice is incomplete without the mindfulness practice, “yoga without mindfulness is just another physical exercise”. He incorporates mindfulness practice in his yoga classes and trains new teachers how to incorporate mindfulness in their teaching. Thang also teaches meditation workshops at various yoga studios to raise money for his favorite non-profit organizations. Thang teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin yoga, Yogasport, and Myofascial yoga ball; he is also involved with yoga teacher training at various studios.
Jo teaches yoga because she herself has healed so much of her own life with yoga, and she wants to teach others that they can do the same. A lifelong battle with depression, anxiety, and weight issues led Jo to try yoga 14 years ago, and her life was completely changed forever! She started teaching yoga full time after completing her Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in 2006. She also completed an extensive course on giving hands-on adjustments called Teacher Assistant Program (T.A.P.) at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga with Master Baptiste Teacher Lisa Black. Her newest love is Yin Yoga and she completed her Yin Yoga certification with Bernie Clark November 2015. Slowing down and “BE-ing” is what Jo loves about yin yoga (a slower, deeper, gentler style of yoga that targets and strengthens the connective tissues of the body – mainly the joints). Yin yoga helped Jo heal her own body that she felt was wearing down from so many years of living a very active life. The two styles of yoga perfectly complement each other to create more balance not just in body, but in our souls too. Jo's ability to connect with her students and understand their suffering, and their triumphs (emotional, physical, and spiritual) is as unique as she is. Her classes are fun, inspirational, light-hearted yet challenging, and filled with love, music, and soul!
Anna fell in love with yoga after she attended her first class in 1998 and practiced prenatal yoga while pregnant with both of her children. She soon discovered her passion for yoga, movement and birth and has devoted her life’s work to supporting families during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Inspired by her own experiences as a mom of two, Anna completed Helen Garabedian’s Baby, Tot, Tyke and Little Family Itsy Bitsy Yoga® trainings in 2008 and Blossoming Yogis was born with the intention of sharing the benefits of yoga with kids of all ages and their families.
In June of 2009, Anna completed a 200-hour Viniyoga Teacher Training program and began to study Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Couples Yoga For Labor with Colette Crawford of the Seattle Holistic Center that July. She started teaching Prenatal Yoga in September of 2009 and after over 150 hours of training with Colette, became a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher in 2011. Anna’s unique approach focuses on teaching expectant mothers to understand the changes in their bodies and to empower them to have the strength, confidence and information to have the birth experience that they want.
Anna has also been teaching yoga for school-aged kids since 2010 and is currently working towards her advanced certification with YogaKids™ International.
She is excited to be partnering with Be One Yoga Studio and is looking forward to meeting you and your little yogis! For more information about Anna’s classes, please visit BlossomingYogis.com.
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