Yoga is the path in which Tami has nourished & enlivened her body, heart & mind. Her practice offers her space to connect to her subtle energy, peaceful sacred essence, ultimately to spirit and to love.
Tami has studied extensively with master teachers in India, Australia Europe & the U.S. She began teaching in 2000, & draws most from her classical training in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Viniyoga and Ayurveda. Her artfully sequenced classes are at once strength building and nurturing. Tami shares insightful, relevant and practical tools from Yoga & Ayurveda for modern day living. She offers hands on adjustments that are skillful & intuitive. Tami creates a practice space that is soft & welcoming so that others are deeply nourished as they expand awareness & connect to the wisdom & light within.
With gratitude & joy Tami shares the delights of yoga. She teaches weekly classes, workshops, trainings & routinely offers retreats in gorgeous settings throughout the world. Additionally she teaches prenatal yoga, serves as a labor support doula and is an Ayurvedic wellness counselor. She continues to attend retreats & workshops regularly to deepen her practice & inspire her teaching. She feels blessed to be on this unending journey of renewal & transformation.
Tami’s greatest teacher is her son Indi Kainoa. From him she has learned unconditional love, patience and the joy of being fully alive and awake in the present moment.
Dusty encourages her students to slow down and search within; teaches them to open up space inside their bodies and gently reminds them to always simply breathe.
Dusty believes that all of life is practice and reminds her students of this on the mat each and every class. She pumps her fist in the air every time she reads these words by Steven Pressfield, “Once we turn pro, we’re like sharks who have tasted blood, or renunciants who have glimpsed the face of God. For us, there is no finish line. No bell ends the bout. Life is the pursuit. Life is the hunt. When our hearts burst…then we’ll go out, and no sooner.”
You can find her practicing handstands every chance she gets, teaching what she learns in her yoga classes, laughing really hard, pleading with the muse to shine inspiration on her writings and sharing gritty realism with her closest companions.
Lara was introduced to yoga in 2002 by a newly certified friend who needed practice students. Over the next several years she ventured in and out of the practice as well as different styles until she found her "home" in Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions. In 2012 she completed her 200 Hour with Be Luminous with a primary focus in Power Vinyasa. Her teaching style is playful and sprinkled with humor yet it is evident that she is influenced by deep rooted traditions such as chanting, Pranayama, and Sanskrit.
Lara is also a co-founder of Yogalab Northwest, a grass roots collaboration that hosts world class teachers in the Seattle area as a way to celebrate the strong local yoga community. She has had the privilege of hosting and learning from Sri Dharma Mittra, AmyIppoliti, Tiffany Cruickshank, Kino Macgregor, Jason Crandell, and has several more scheduled events on the horizon.
By teaching asana, breath and an awareness of the movement of energy through the body, Ana teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche. With her meticulous guidance, Ana’s students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing and healing. For Ana, this is her intent. “In teaching Forrest Yoga, I am doing my part to mend the hoop of the people - to inspire people to clear through the stuff that hardens them and sickens their bodies so they can walk freely and lightly in a healing way, in a Beauty Way.”
Ana took her first yoga class at age 14 on a dare and became a certified instructor at age 18. Her extensive study and clinical application of healing modalities, including homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, anatomy, reflexology, pressure point therapy, craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic, polarity and hands on healing, always informs her work. In her life-long pursuit of becoming a better teacher and healer, Ana has undertaken intimate studies in Sweat Lodge, Pipe Ceremony, Vision Quest and Sundance with various Native American and African healers.
Ana is an ordained practitioner of Native American Medicine, a Reiki Master, a Certified Regression Therapist, and a graduate of Anthony Robbins Master University. She is a Faculty Member at The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and sits on the Boards of F.A.R.E. Play (Foundation for Athletic Research and Education) and Earth & Sky Circle (organization for Native American Ceremony). She is the recipient of a Los Angeles Mayoral Commendation recognizing her outstanding teaching and healing work in the community, the first time a major U.S. city bestowed such an honor on a yogi or yogini. Ana is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and a consultant to the USAF 48th Fighter Wing (RAF Lakenheath, UK), Exalted Warrior Foundation (Tampa, FL) and hiwecanhelp.org (Newcastle, UK).
Ana has generated extensive worldwide media coverage. She continues to teach throughout the year around the world. Her book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit, (HarperOne) was released May 2011.
Forrest Yoga's therapeutic credentials are based on over 40 years of research and experience from working with thousands of people across the globe.
As a dedicated practioner, Amy aims to balance effort and ease in her own practice, and brings this into her teaching style, encouraging students to find a sense of playfulness and ease in their lives. You can expect lots of laughter, smiles and even some silliness in class- playing and exploring is a big part of her practice and teaching style. Yoga makes Amy SMILE and SHINE bigger than she ever imagined, and she encourages her students to find their inner shine and take it out into the world.
As a married mother of three boys, she is more invigorated than ever to maintain a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle—yoga reenforces that mantra. She wants to help others do the same, while mindfully moving toward their goals.
Angela was born in the Philippines, is a graduate from the University of Washington, performed for four years as a Seattle Seahawk Cheerleader, and studied theater in Los Angeles. Through it all, she has always prioritized a strong mind and body through thoughtful exercise.
Angela completed the Teacher Mentorship Program at Shakti in April 2016. She found the experience to be rewarding and insightful, allowing her to grow as a yoga teacher in a supportive community. Angela received her teacher training from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, training with Ganga White and Tracey Rich.
“My mission is to empower, educate and inspire each individual through the practice of yoga, and a holistic approach to wellness, guiding them to unleash their full potential, and live a purposeful life.”
Jessie will lead you through powerful and challenging work both on and off the mat. Using her nurturing sense, she will gently guide you to your personal edge, pushing you past your limitations and inspiring you to step into your most powerful self.
Rachel has taught consciousness meditation to a small group since 2008 and this passion for stillness and inner peace led her to become a yoga teacher. Rachel believes that the way to heal is to go within oneself and yoga and meditation are powerful vehicles for us to connect to our greatest potential. In Rachel’s classes you will have the opportunity to grow physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. She has a vision to help people tap into their highest awareness.
Rachel has practiced various styles of yoga since 1999, however in 2014 she came to yoga for a different reason. Yoga was a calling for her to physically heal from an injury and to emotionally heal in a time of extreme challenge. From that point forward yoga took a new direction, it became a way of life. She received her 200-hour Teacher Training certification in December 2015 through Shakti Vinyasa Yoga and in April 2016 she also completed their Teacher Mentorship Program.
Rachel is also a jewelry designer, a mother and she is originally for the Seattle area.