Dub Sutra - Oceanside, CA
Dub Sutra is a downtempo sound healing project featuring worldwide influences of live instruments, breakbeats, electro-dub reggae, and harmonious chanting that is perfect for chill out, meditation, and yoga. Dub Sutra’s passion is creating a harmonious mind space by guiding listeners on journeys of discovery and balance, using the proven science and primordial principles of sound healing. They are popular for creating an uplifting and relaxing soundscape, and their live musical journeys are loved by yogis and dancers around the world.
Dub Sutra is the collaborative project of husband and wife producers, Chris and Charlotte Proud, and their worldly array of poets and guest musicians including the work of John Mark Aladeen, Priya Deepika, Tiger Moon, and Dr. Maya Angelou just to name a few. With over 20 years of experience and extensive research on the effects of sound healing, Dub Sutra’s music combines the use of modern sound technology with ancient vibrational healing techniques to take listeners on an inward cosmic journey and stimulate a positive state of mind. Their music has been featured in numerous publications including Spirituality & Health Magazine, and LA Yoga Magazine. They have been a #1 Bestseller on Yogitunes, and have performed live for thousands of fans,
Katherine Trelstad -
Katie has been a yoga practitioner and yidaki dijeridoo player since 1998. She has a background in dance, music and musical theater and has worked as a vocalist, performer, and sound healer for most of her life. She holds an interdisciplinary Master's Degree from Antioch University. Native to the Pacific Northwest, Katie's migratory spirit has taken her to live, study and teach for months or years at a time in India, Thailand, Guam, Costa Rica, Mexico and Belize. Locally, she has taught at Bellevue College, Tacoma Community College and at IslandWood in the School Outdoors Program. Katie currently serves as Director at The Eureka Institute.and Assistant Professor at Cornish College of the Arts. Drawing on her background in the performing arts and international experience, she advocates for the critical intersectionality of personal artistic craft, global citizenship and sustainable community design. Learn more about her current projects at www.katherinetrelstad.com.
Trisha Wilson - Nelsen BC
A yoga teacher since 2005, Trisha creates a safe space in which to learn, play, heal and grow. Her classes combine technique and alignment with celebration of heart and spirit. Her practice is a balance of strength and softness; discipline and delight; contemplation and creative expression.
Trisha has a background in dance. Her yoga studies have focused primarily in the methods of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara yoga. Currently she is immersed in studies of yoga therapy and mountain shamanism (as taught by the Q’ero Medicine People of Peru). Trisha lives in Nelson, BC, Canada with her husband and daughter where she teaches classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. She is the yoga director at Mountain Waters Wellness Studio and recently launched a teacher mentorship program. Committed to the yogic path as sacred activism, she infuses her classes with inspiration for inner peace and a harmonious world.
Betsy Shilling -
I’ve been described as “equal parts anatomy nerd, athlete and goddess”, which I’m totally ok with. Supporting your growth in mind, body and spirit is my passion and joy! As your yoga teacher, I provide a safe, inspiring and playful space for you to feel, explore, learn and heal. I offer classes, workshops and teacher trainings throughout Seattle as well as local and global retreats and events specializing in Myofascial Release, Yoga Tune Up® and Prana Flow inspired Vinyasa. I first began practicing the ancient healing arts as a child, studying and teaching martial arts. This led me to research and teach meditation, psychobiology, and women’s health and to my undergraduate focus in psychology. Today my yoga practice is the fullest expression of my gifts and studies. I’ve had the privilege of learning from many great teachers including: Jill Miller, Shiva Rea, Maura Barclay, Cosetta Romani, Amber Tande, Liz Doyle and Master Yom. E-RYT 500, Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Certified, BA Psychology, Lululemon Ambassador
Gypsy Diva's - Sandpoint, ID
Gypsy Diva's Dance Troupe offers a blend of unique styles, costumes, music and expression that touches their audience at the level of soul. Their most recent themes have been connected to inspirations from the elements, embodying water, earth, fire and ‘Air’. Gypsy Diva's is made up of local women dancers from Sandpoint and have held a core of 6 with a rotating 3-5 women, and usually includes a mother-to-be. Having been a troupe for over 9 years, the Diva's have built loving relationships and a devotion to this ancient art of dance. The Director Brietta Leader co-choreographs with Hallie Owen and Titina VanHoorn and views being a member of a dance troupe as another gateway for expansion, calling it a 'spiritual practice'. The Gypsy Diva's are delighted to be back at NW Yoga Feast sharing their most recent work.
Gaia & Shannon Rei - Sandpoint, ID
We have teamed up combining over 25 years of sound healing, energy-healing and environmental crystal grid activations. We currently facilitate remote healing sessions, private energy work sessions, sound and crystal grid treatments as well as group healings. Within our time of working together we have discovered the power and effectiveness of our remote work through unconditional love and the unification with source/creator as well as the unity of the male/female aspects. Our focus has become universal and our work has become inline with the universal consciousness. In order to not limit ourselves by space and time we have added remote healing sessions to our repertoire of healing work. We bring focused attention and harmonic tools to assist the world in dissolving the illusion of separation, as well as, building a New Earth Platform and a 5th Dimensional paradigm through shining love & light around the globe.
Nathan Zavalney -
Nathan has been practicing yoga for the last 21 years, and finds a natural ease in working as a musical accompanist for yoga and other movement. He brings a nuanced sensitivity in following the direction that a teacher is taking a class, and an ability to create organic, dynamic, multi-layered soundscapes over extended periods of time. Nathan has provided live music for yoga classes in a variety of styles including Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yoga Nidra, and Chakra Yoga, with teachers that include Nancy Ruby of Yoga Motion, Seattle based Cosetta Romani, Ashtanga teacher/musician David Garrigue, Inner Harmony Yoga owner Brian Baty, Harmony Yoga teacher trainer Alison Rubin, and many others throughout the northwest, along with festivals and retreats including the Feather Pipe Ranch, Northwest Yogafeast, Pranafest, ond more. Nathan has also provided musical accompaniment to a wide variety of dance, creative movement, and intentional/theraputic movement, including West African, Modern, Flamenco, Belly Dance, and Performance Art, with organizations that include Turning The Wheel, Open Field Artist, Soul Motion, Dance For Parkinson's Disease, and others.
Nathan is also owner/director of the Missoula Childbloom Guitar Program, a music education program that provides lessons to 200 Missoula youth. Visit www.MissoulaChildbloom.com for more information.
Along with teaching and performing music, Nathan runs Missoula Soundworks recording studio, providing audio recording, editing, and engineering services to musicians and a wide variety of commercial organizations. Visit www.MissoulaSoundworks.com for more information.
Brietta Leader - Sandpoint, ID
Brietta is a teacher of dance in its many forms of healing, prayer, play and conditioning. She grew up as a dancer and discovered her path as a healing artist 16 years ago, while traveling in Asia. The combination of Brietta’s devotion to the dance, her gypsy spirit, family roots & passion to support herself and others into an embodied conscious awakening has birthed her own trademarked movement form called WildCore™. Her years of study as a conscious dance leader and mentor for Soul Motion® began to blend with 15 years as a Nia® Teacher, Massage Therapist, Shamanic student, devoted yogi, pranic healer, reiki practitioner, apprentice to mother-nature, energy enthusiast & performer. All of which contributed to WildCore’s development. Brietta loves to inspire self-healing through movement and offers classes, workshops & co-creative retreats and performances to her hometown of Sandpoint, Idaho, surrounding areas and internationally.
Erin Wert -
My exploration into yoga began in 2001 at Harmony Yoga Spokane. The serenity and joy I experienced after practice instantly drew me in and the Iyengar-based focus on alignment melded with yogic philosophy set a strong foundation for my blossoming practice. In 2012, I completed my first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and began teaching immediately. I have since completed a Baptiste-inspired Power Yoga training and in 2016 completed Mark Stephens 300-hour Teacher Training in Santa Cruz, CA. What I most enjoy about yoga are the continued insights I receive about myself, my relationship to others and my growing connection to spirit. Before diving into yoga I had very little understanding of spiritual matters. The practice has given me faith in myself and my place in the Universe as a spiritual being. That, along with the amazing physical benefits keep me motivated on this path. Teaching is just a continuation of the practice for me. Getting outside of myself, sharing my love of the practice and seeing others become lit up by the practice are just a few of the reasons I love teaching. I have a deeper sense of purpose and self-confidence in teaching yoga than any other “job” I have held.
Ara Lyman -
Ara's initial experience with yoga was very physical. In 2002 after experiencing painful tendonitis in her hamstrings, she sought yoga as relief. Within her first month of regular practice, she knew yoga would always be a part of her life. She began her practice in 2002 as a student of Alison Rubin at Harmony Yoga in Spokane. Alison’s teachings in the Iyengar style continue to influence her instruction. Adherence to precision, finding a healthy sustainable way of accessing the postures and respect for the roots and philosophy of yoga. Her yoga practice and teachings now encompass much more than just the physical body, but she understands that creating a deep connection to the physical self can be a gateway to connecting to the Sat Nam, True You.
Ara loves to practice and teach many styles of yoga and is currently combining Vinyasa Krama, Kundalini Yoga Kriya and sound healing in “Kundalini Flow” as inspired by her teacher Kia Miller. She has taught the Bikram/Ghosh, Core 26 style since 2010 and holds great respect for the grounding, healing, therapeutic nature of that series while bringing in her own knowledge of physical alignment, the energy body and breath, to allow for the greatest benefits to her students. In Ara's classes, expect intuitively themed weekly sequences, safe physical challenge, to sing mantra, to sweat, to smile, to find your natural rhythm, to connect deeply with your breath in varied pranayama exercises, and to relax into a sound bath savasana with himalayan bowls or the gong.
Ara is now the proud owner of The Spokane Yoga Shala. She is a 200E-RYT through Yoga Alliance. She has received a 200hr certification through The Yoga School of Spokane, a 300hr certification through Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio, a private Baptiste training with Rhea Slichter and a 200hr Radiant Body Kundalini certification from Kia Miller. Ara has also completed a level 1 sound healing certification in Himalayan singing bowls with Geoffrey Torkington. She is also an accomplished artist with an AFA from Spokane Falls community College. She is a mother of three beautiful boys.
Terilyn Wire -
Terilyn Wyre's yogic path has been strongly influenced by her many years as a healer, priestess and seeker. Terilyn sees yoga as a way to express her spirituality, love, joy and liberation and to gather and hold sacred space. Her desire to share that with others led her to teaching. Terilyn is all about COMMUNITY! This passion and commitment shines through in every class that she teaches and in her every interaction. She teaches from the belief that yoga is a dance with the Divine, a dance for all; big and small people, old and young, rich, poor, all races, all religions, all levels, EVERY BODY Her classes are infused with mythology, poetry, fun music and humor. Her authentic love of people creates an inclusive environment where every students feels equally welcome and important. Terilyn feels honored to teach yoga and weave hearts together in the divine tapestry of conscious community.
Kelly Thielbahr - Sandpoint ID
Kelly took her first Yoga class over 15 years ago and instantly fell in love with its peaceful and centering benefits. In the Fall of 2008, she decided to take her passion for Yoga to a new level and completed a 200 hour certification from At One Yoga in Scottsdale, Arizona. The original intention was purely to deepen her own practice, but the further along she went, the more clear it became that her calling was to teach. Since 2008, Kelly has taught at a variety of studios, from Joya Spa at the Omni Scottsdale to several yoga experiences in the Spokane area including Lila, The Spokane Yoga Shala, The Union and Gonzaga University. She has served as an ambassador for Lululemon for the past 5 years. In her spare time, she continues to educate and inspire herself through community events, workshops and retreats.
She is thrilled to be returning to her hometown here in Sandpoint with her husband and 2 children and feels truly privileged to be able to share her Vinyasa style class which focuses on integrating body movement with breath to create a mind body connection that will renew the body, mind and spirit. You will find her classes to be energizing, challenging and infused with a “Yoga Recess” for optional inversions and arm balance fun.
Holly Walker -
Holly Walker grew up on a farm in a glacial valley just outside of the small town of Sandpoint, ID where she now raises her two children. She is in her 11th year of teaching high school art at Forrest Bird Charter School. Although small town life is where she thrives, Holly has spent much time adventuring to the far corners of the world including Bali, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, France, and most often: Mexico. An avid artist, Holly leads classes, workshops, retreats, and private sessions. She is currently developing content for a watercolor how-to book with a companion e-course. Degrees include BFA Fine Arts from University of Idaho, MA in Art Education from Boise State University, Yoga RYT from Karuna Erickson of Heart Yoga in Nelson BC.
Cami Coté -
Cami Coté is a kirtan artist, yoga teacher, reiki master and vibrational sound healer who is much appreciated for her soulful voice, radiant spirit, inspiring chants and capacity to facilitate healing. She was introduced to kirtan in 2007 and in the years that followed learned to play the harmonium and share this passion, falling invariably deeply in love with Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. She travels regularly throughout the Pacific Northwest introducing people through concerts and courses to her specializations. Her chants interweave Sanskrit mantras with their English translations, some are unison meditations, some are call-and-response chants and all are paths to a deeper awareness of Source.