Afiea’s journey to yoga and meditation began when she was studying herbalism, reiki, holistic nutrition, yoga and meditation at the southwest institute of healing arts in Tempe Arizona. Her path brought her to Spokane Washington where she has been teaching for the past five years.
Afiea teaches an Introduction to Meditation Workshop, Vinyasa, Hatha, Recovery Yoga and offers 2 free Meditation classes a week. Gong and other sound healing tools are a part of her offering in classes and workshops. Afiea’s mission is to empower self-healing. Taking responsibility for being a co-creator of your existence. Finding harmony and balance with conscious and self-loving decisions. Healing the body and mind with meditation and yoga.
Ara began her yoga practice in 2002 studying Iyengar style yoga. Her love of the many styles and schools of yoga has inspired her to study with many different teachers. She has been teaching full time since 2009. She now owns and teaches at The Spokane Yoga Shala. She has a 200hr certification through The Yoga School of Spokane, a 350hr certification through Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio, a private Baptiste training with Rhea Slichter, a 200hr Radiant Body Kundalini certification from Kia Miller, a 200hr level one KRI certification with Guru Singh and Sada Simran. She is currently completing her 300hr course with Kia Miller. Ara has also completed a level 3 sound healing certification in Himalayan singing bowls with Geoffrey Torkington and she continues to study sound healing techniques from many teachers. She is also an accomplished artist with an AFA from Spokane Falls Community College.
Drea Pheonix has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She completed her Teacher Training at the Byron Bay Yoga Center in Australia in 2006 and has been teaching ever since.
Drea's classes can be described as dynamic and challenging yet joyful and nurturing. She teaches Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal and Yin Yoga. She is passionate about yoga and sharing her knowledge to empower others' mind, body and soul. Drea is a certified 500 HR Yoga Teacher and is Registered with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Health Coach. Ayurvedic Alignment Specialist.
E- RYT 200, YACEP, Reiki I & II
My teaching weaves the power of the breath into an anatomically aligned movement to help build body awareness and strengthen the relationship with our dynamic self. My journey started in 2009 with an attempt to nurture a rock-climbing injury. While taking yoga classes, I experienced an endless adventure towards self-awareness aligned with nature’s rhythms. Having suffered and recovered from various sports injuries, I have an understanding of how to offer what the body needs to recuperate. Learning brings me joy.
In the last decade, I have completed workshops certifying for Physical Therapy Aide, Massage Therapy Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, and over 200 hours of yoga teacher training. Coupling my love of habit evolution and body mechanics, I am passionate about coaching others through Ayurvedic principles towards their unique pursuit of an active and balanced lifestyle. Outside of teaching, I’m either spending family time in nature with my loving partner and son, creating wildcrafted art, tending to my plants, or dancing.
Yogaslackers NWPortland, OR
Erika Dixon and Liz Karkula have been teaching together since 2011 when they met at the first Yogaslackers Teacher Training.
Both have followed the path of yoga and adventure into a path of service working as a School Counselor and a Licensed Therapist respectively. They strive to integrate elements of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and self awareness into practices that take you to your personal edge.
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 19 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 years of being 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.
Coeur d' Alene, ID
Anusara Certified and Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (E-RYT 500 & YACEP) Jenifer began the practice of Yoga in 2005 and continued her in-depth study of Yoga in 2006 with Karen Sprute-Francovich at Garden Street School of Yoga and completed her initial teacher training in 2007. She has since completed two Advanced Teacher Training programs at Garden Street and continues to study deeply and widely. Her life-long studentship keeps her teaching fresh and informed. Jen brings her love of Yoga, of the body and its blueprint of alignment, as well as a great sense of focus, fun, and enthusiasm to every class she teaches. In addition to teaching at Garden Street she teaches Yoga at North Idaho College and teaches Yoga workshops and international retreats. She is the founder of Triathlon Yoga Classes in Coeur d’Alene and she also teaches her very popular “Yoga for Athletes” class that serves athletes of all types and levels.
Jen is a Restorative Institute Certified Foot Practitioner, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a member of the Fascia Research Society. She holds a certification in Functional Range Conditioning as a Movement Specialist and as a Certified Primal Health Coach, she educates, motivates, and guides her clients toward lifestyle and behavior choices that support their optimal wellness. Jenifer is a teacher on the popular internet yoga medium YogaVibes and is eternally grateful to Karen, who is her ongoing mentor, to all her teachers in Yoga, and to the wisdom and inspiration, she draws from the lineage of Lee Lozowick and Yogi Ramsuratkumar.
Adam has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 20 years. It all started when Adam was in college and his then girlfriend took him to a hot yoga class in Burlington Vermont in early January 2004. . . He was hooked.
He has had the privilege to teach yoga extensively all over the world; including Vermont, Washington DC, California, Norway, Thailand, and the Philippines, before moving to Seattle in 2015. In mid 2004He began teaching Birkram style classes, and soon soon adding hatha, vinyasa, inversion, and kids yoga to this repertoire. Adam’s classes are a generous mold of his loving comedic and heart filled personality. You will be challenged while having fun and he will always be there after to offer extra guidance. He is also a personal trainer and leads Y12SR (Yoga for 12 Step Recovery) to help others and himself on the journey of sobriety. Adam uses Y12SR to merge the feeling of separation, which can come with addiction, into a connective yoga practice. Adam is playful, kind and loving; he finds ultimate joy watching the way yoga brightens people’s light!
Kate began her yoga journey in 1998 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school and in 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda. She found deep healing through both practices and it would not be an exaggeration to say her life has been forever changed.
Kate has studied and trained with master teachers rooted in a variety of disciplines– Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyenger and Yin. She is a 500hr E-RYT and has been teaching since 2010, offering weekly classes, workshops, retreats and leading teacher trainings worldwide. As the founder of Infinite, Your Wellness Kate is deeply passionate about making Ayurveda more accessible to her students and has found one of the biggest impacts is through teaching the foundations of dinacharya, Ayurvedic daily routine. She is the creator of Rock Your Daily Rhythm, a dynamic results-based online group coaching program and Ayurveda on the Mat training an innovative training for teachers, serious students and holistic healers that reconnects yoga and Ayurveda.
Kate teaches with a playful spirit and encourages students to find balance among the stillness, joyful exploration and the challenge of meeting their edge. Each class is structured as a journey with breath-work and asana focused around a central theme integrating yoga philosophy and Ayurveda within the physical practice.