Summer has been practicing yoga since she was 13. A 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher ("RYT", trained by Jaya Yoga School), Summer has a deep love for movement and a curiosity for all things yoga philosophy and practice, having studied the lineage of the Bihar School of Yoga founded by Satayanada Saraswati. As a former competitive dancer trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, Summer loves dynamic movement of the body, mind, and spirit – and it shows: her innovative sequencing is sure to rock your world.
For Madi, a 500-Hour RYT (trained by Transformational Hatha Yoga), yoga is not a practice carried out on our mats – it’s a way of life. In other words, yoga is not just the postures, it is every aspect of our lives, from breath work (pranayama in yoga-speak) to concentration to meditation, and you’ll see all of these in Madi’s classes. Madi’s personal yoga loves range from Ashtanga – with that glorious level of physical vigor that gets us out of our heads and into our bodies – to yin & restorative yoga. Come practice with Madi and let the stress of your day melt away as you find space to simply be. As Madi describes, this process is not one of change but of “unbecoming”; shed the layers of stress, emotion, habitual responses, and thought patterns. In Madi’s classes, come back to yourself and find that collective oneness. When Madi is not on her yoga mat, she can likely be found silversmithing for her thriving business, MadMarieArt, painting, hiking, making music, or taking on some other artistic endeavor.
Cat began her yoga teaching journey after graduating as a 200-Hour RYT (trained by Ashes Yoga School), and her own personal practice was born over four years ago. She is inspired by the inclusive atmosphere yoga brings, which she hopes to share with everyone who walks into her classes. Eventually, she hopes to wield the transformative power of yoga to help veterans. In class with Cat, you can expect to feel energized and loved, with sprinklings of gratitude (and a handful of chaturangas!).
Kelsey grew up doing yoga: her mom taught yoga at her ballet studio throughout high school, and she can’t remember first learning headstand. Kelsey and her sisters used to have headstand competitions to see who could stay upside down the longest. But it wasn’t until her 20s that she embraced yoga as her own, as an antidote to a travel-heavy career in Washington, DC. As a 200-Hour RYT (trained at Radiance Yoga in Alexandria, VA), her training is vinyasa-based and informed by her ballet, pilates, and running background. While her classes are challenging and strength-oriented, her favorite part of any class is savasana, when all of the effort subsides and the true power of yoga is revealed. Her latest yoga love is Ashtanga.
Yoga and meditation have been constants in Shawna’s life since she was 15 years old, helping her build strength and find relief from racing thoughts. Shawna loves helping her students find subtle shifts in their state of mind and body through their yoga practice. She strives to bring, through each class, a sense of ease and adventure for students to carry through the rest of the day. A 200-Hour RYT (trained by Siddhi Yoga International), Shawna grounds her practice in constant evolution. While she has a background in power and hatha yoga, she embraces an expressive and creative vinyasa flow style. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced practitioner, in Shawna's classes, you’ll find the freedom to take on whatever challenge you’re looking for.
Kristi has always been on the move. It started with ballet, tap, and modern dance for nearly 10 years growing up, then it became a passion for running. When, in the thrall of law school, running - her go-to stress relief - became too hard on her knees, she found a butt-kicking yoga teacher at the local gym (Jesús, bless him) and has never turned back. A 500-Hour RYT (trained by Evolation Yoga), Kristi can gush for a good while about the transformative powers of yoga. Her personal, top yoga loves include Prana Flow (created by Shiva Rea) and Hot Yoga (“26 + 2”, "Bikram"), two styles that have a particularly amazing way of getting you out of your head and into the challenge of the moment. Kristi’s classes are like her: warm, lighthearted, and fun.
Katie has been practicing yoga for 15 years. As a 200-Hour registered teacher (trained by CorePower Yoga), she was so excited about teaching that she continued on after her teacher training and took CorePower’s Extensions Program, gaining 50 additional hours of teaching experience. She has taught classes everywhere from community parks to hot yoga studios to chiropractic offices to local gyms. In Katie’s teaching, she’s mastered the art of immediately and continually bringing you into the present moment – from wherever your mind happened to wander. Katie is a transplant to the Pacific Northwest and has lived and traveled all over the world. She loves to travel, play with cameras, and grow food. She is putting down roots in Kitsap County to be near her family.
“Stay curious” are the words Katie lives by in her practice, whether it’s exploring new movement or finding stillness in meditation. It’s that curious perspective that led her to find yoga at a young age. As a former high school athlete, she credits yoga with shifting her mindset from competition to connection. A 200-Hour registered teacher (trained by Yoga Den), she taught for two years in Tallahassee, Florida before moving to Bremerton in 2017. As a copywriter for a yoga and fitness platform in Seattle, she’s immersed in all things yoga. Her slow, soulful flows will help you create space, build deep strength, and get lost in the movement.