Tiffany Thompson

Tiffany Thompson

Tiffany’s interest in yoga began shortly after she obtained her Masters of Science degree in Psychology/Counseling in 2000. Always intrigued and influenced by philosophy and psychology, she began looking for a deeper understanding of the human psyche and in her own quest for meaning within her life. She started practicing in a Bikram Studio in California and learning about the 26 postures involved with the practice. As her postures improved, she began an interest in Power yoga and has continued to enjoy the challenge, insight and mental clarity that comes from each practice. She has found that the time she takes for her active meditation and proper breathing techniques is what truly heals her from the inside out and it became a strong desire of her’s to become a certified yoga instructor in order to share those gifts to others. Tiffany feels that yoga literally saved her life, as she discovered it after her mom passed away in 2000. She credits yoga for helping to heal her, helping her to deal with the grief and to help change her perception of the world and turn her attitude to true gratitude. She feels blessed to be a part of something so wonderful and she hopes you will take time to honor your body and find out if Yoga is life changing for you too!

Cheryl Ananda

Cheryl Ananda

Cheryl holds an ERYT designation with the Yoga Alliance and is formally trained in Yoga Therapy with a focus on developing a unique practice tailored to the individual. As a health conscious Vegan she takes a passionate approach to helping others feel better and reach their goals. She loves to inform and educate on how to have a healthy mind, body and spirit by using Yoga Therapy Modalities. Cheryl also leads Yoga Nidra meditation workshops where she helps her students achieve goals such as weight loss, stress reduction and emotional healing.  Cheryl teaches a version of Hatha called Absolute Hatha, which consists of 44 hatha poses. She also teaches Yoga Nidra Meditation Worshops and offers Private Yoga Therapy Sessions.

Martin Budinger

Martin Budinger

Martin has trained in Martial Arts for over 10 years and recently found his way to yoga. He initially saw yoga as a short-term strategy to increase his flexibility and further his martial arts training but quickly became hooked on the mental benefits as well as the physical. Martin likes to try new things in his yoga practice and have fun while doing it. He is really excited to share his love of yoga with others!

Vanessa Estes

Vanessa Estes

Vanessa’s yoga journey began as a way to chill out after a workout at her local YMCA. It wasn’t until she was introduced to hot yoga in 2010 that she understood the true benefits and importance of breath and listening to her body. Her asana practice proved to sprout the seed of overall mind body wellness that has led her to pursue a degree in health psychology and nutrition at Bastyr University, where she is currently studying. She believes that a healthy body cannot exist without a healthy mind, and a healthy mind needs exercise and relaxation, too! Vanessa balances her time off the mat with competitive tennis, running, studying, cooking and enjoying the beautiful PNW. Vanessa completed her 200 hour RYT with Pam Granston through Niyama yoga at GZHY in October 2014 and looks forward to growing and learning her yoga practice every day. She hopes that any and all yogis will find space to love and accept themselves on and off the mat!

Alexis Franklin

Alexis Franklin

Alexis began practicing yoga while attending Western Washington University in 2006. Practicing on and off through the years, it was not until recovering from an ankle injury in 2012 that Alexis rediscovered her love of yoga. Unable to continue the high impact cross-training after the injury, Alexis began to focus on her yoga practice. She enjoyed not only the strength and weight loss benefits, but the stress reduction and mind calming benefits resulting from a regular practice. In 2013, Alexis received her 200 RYT through Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica. Alexis enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with her students in a positive, non-competitive, and non-judgmental atmosphere. Her upbeat classes are taught using a vinyasa style and will challenge you to build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while focusing on alignment, breath and quieting the mind.

Madeline Galbreath

Madeline Galbreath

Madeline completed the 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified program through Silvia Mordini. She teaches Kid’s Yoga, Power Vinyasa, and Hot Hatha. Madeline studied Kid’s Yoga with her teacher Liz Doyle and believes in making yoga fun and exciting while teaching mindfulness. Madeline’s mission is to promote healing, wellness, and balance. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and brings her deep knowledge of anatomy into her teaching.

Richard Guevara

Richard Guevara

Richard is certified to instruct and guide his students through alignment based vinyasa and restorative yoga. Richard is an avid Pacific North West overall outdoor enthusiast as well as a mountaineer, passionate climber, acroyogi, cyclist and you can count on finding him outside rain or shine. His style of yoga is smooth and favors breath over movement. He believes each movement in itself is a pose all stemming from the core. Being a former athlete that suffered multiple injuries resulting in chronic pain and he found comfort and relief through his yoga practice . He avidly believes in yoga’s ability to restore and heal the body as well as the mind. Richard loves to challenge his students and show that through practice, regardless of fitness level, that anything is possible. Richard aims to have his students leave his class energized with renewed or continued faith in their ability to find comfort and release in his sessions.

Kielie Hilliard

Kielie Hilliard

Kielie’s yoga journey started in 2011, fresh out of college with a degree in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. No longer playing collegiate softball, she felt a need to continue her studies of mental and physical health. This desire lead her to become a Health Coach. Working as a coach brought everything together and with deep passion she wanted to find new and enlightening ways to help get herself and others into shape. Once she entered the hot room all bets were off. After practicing for a year and a half at Get Zen Hot Yoga studio she wanted to take her love of yoga, self-discovery and passion to the next level and completed Get Zen’s RYT 200-HR Teacher Training. Her background in sports combined with her passion for health and wellness inspires the class to find their edge. Kielie wants each student to leave her class, centered, loved, sweaty and filled with gratitude.

Sarah Howbert

Sarah Howbert

Sarah loves yoga! After a hip surgery in 2009, Sarah realized the universe was telling her to slow down, and she eventually found her way to a yoga studio. From the first class, she was in love. “Yoga has changed my way of living in the world. I have peace.” Sarah enjoys teaching all styles of yoga, including power and hatha, and has a special place in her heart for kid’s yoga. “Being able to cultivate appreciation for yoga in children is one of my greatest missions in life. If they walk out of my class thinking yoga is fun, then my job is complete.” As a psychotherapist, Sarah believes yoga can be used to not only heal physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. “I try to make my classes a space where you can challenge and nurture yourself, and realize your awesomeness. Yoga has allowed me to slow down and reflect, and I hope I can share that gift with you. Namaste☺”

Heidi Keith

Heidi Keith

Before teaching, Heidi was one of the many stressed out, over-worked corporate professionals living a very busy, but unfulfilled life. She tried to make working out part of her routine but work always got in the way… until her friend introduced her to power yoga and she was hooked. At first yoga was just a fantastic work out, then it became my therapy where she could actually feel the stress and emotions release during class, then she started to feel herself change from the inside out in a very profound way. At the end of class one day, she was lying there sweating from the heat and all the sudden she had this epiphany…”Life is short so do what you love.” She loves yoga and fitness, she loves being healthy and environmentally conscious. She also loves to lead people and watch them grow. That one realization has now evolved to a health and fitness career here in the Seattle area. And so the saying is true, that thoughts lead to words, lead to actions and ultimately ended up shaping your life!

In her yoga classes, you can expect to be challenged and encouraged. She will lead you through a sequence that builds heat and prepares you to try some fun and challenging postures. She’ll work on alignment and she will be there to remind you to breathe and stay focused. She truly believes that yoga can benefit anyone no matter what you are seeking to change or improve – whether it’s a physical workout, stress relief, energetic and spiritual work – just show up, do your best, keep breathing and enjoy the process along the way. See hopes to see you in class!

Ryan Lile

Ryan Lile

Ryan was introduced to yoga while attending The Boston Conservatory in 2005. Up to that point, Ryan had quit every physical activity he had ever signed up for. He had tried everything from soccer to gymnastics, to karate and ballet. With its promises of psychological and spiritual fitness in addition to physical strength and flexibility, yoga was the only thing that stuck.

In his classes, Ryan endeavors to create an environment where students feel safe to focus entirely on the present moment by guiding their attention to their immediate physical world. Through breath, physical alignment, continuous movement, and a rad playlist, he encourages people to let go of unnecessary mind chatter to make room for more profound discoveries.

Ryan was certified at the 200 hour level through Nosara Yoga Institute in 2012.

Lainee Martija

Lainee Martija

Lainee lives her life no short or less of what ever her heart aspires. Her love for yoga blossomed in 2010, and has since deepened from teaching and inspiring others. She brings life and energy to each one of her classes!

Lainee has a background in dance; with a concentration in jazz and hip hop. She has led many individuals to regional and national competitions as their choreographer, and has been recognized for her “outstanding choreography” in a national competition in Las Vegas.

She currently operates her own personal training and meal prep and delivery company called, “Lose It With Lainee”. She is a believer in living a “healthy-fit lifestyle”, and encourages others to embrace this lifestyle by providing them with her services.

Overall, Lainee lives, loves and flows to the beat of her belief; a belief in balance and harmony obtained through a healthy-fit lifestyle and a spirit-filled heart.

Kevin Ng

Kevin Ng

Kevin started practicing Yoga as an addition to his normal workout regimen but quickly realized that the physical and mental aspects far outweighed anything he ever did before. As a result, he set forth on the journey to deepen his practice and eventually became certified as a Power Vinyasa Instructor through Yoga Alliance. In Kevin’s class you can expect to be motivated to grow both physically and mentally. From a physical aspect, he will challenge students through constant change in their practice, pushing their comfort zone, and helping them realize their maximum physical potential. From a mental perspective, Kevin is a constant motivator, helping students cultivate the mindset of champion by staying positive, present and being in control of their emotions at all times. Outside of Yoga Kevin is a music lover and strives to fuse the power of lyrics and sound to his Yoga classes at all times. He is grateful for everyone of his students and looks forward to meeting you one day!

Maury Wiederaenders

Maury Wiederaenders

An aspiring dancer and artist, yoga first presented itself to Maury as a way to relieve stress, prevent injury and aid in flexibility. It soon became much more; a way of living life in harmony with the world. Yoga allows the individual to be a part of something greater, providing a sense of peace and oneness with the universe. I hope to share and spread this practice through teaching, learning and collaborating.
Namaste!

Marite Wilcher

Marite Wilcher

Marty lives life as a dance – full of grace, compassion and pizzazz.

Dance, yoga and Pilates have been a significant part of Marty’s life over the past 20 years. As a dancer, she appeared in various television, movie and stage performances, and along with her sisters performed on the TV show Star Search. Marty continues to dance today in the styles of hip hop, tap, ballet, modern and jazz. Combining her life long love of dance, yoga and Pilates, Marty created baryoga which she has been teaching since 2010.

Marty brings her passion for dance fitness to Get Zen Hot Yoga – a new and exciting fusion of HIIT training, ballet barre, yoga and Pilates.

David Wilson

David Wilson

David began practicing yoga 10 years ago as part of his marathon training. He enjoys, and is passionate about, working with students to help them tap into the endless and optimal benefits of a consistent practice. He strives to help people “be” yoga instead of “do” yoga through slow, methodical movements as well as through breath and meditation. David also teaches Yin yoga which involves deep intense stretching of the connective tissues.

Victoria Woods

Victoria Woods

Victoria is a NY native and with all the hustle and bustle had never even thought about yoga before moving to the Pacific Northwest 5 years ago. She happened to move just down the road from a hot yoga studio and decided to give it a try. She loved the challenge and how it was a forcing function to stay well hydrated! As she continued to attend classes and evolve her practice, Victoria was able to realize the great physical and mental benefits associated with a consistent practice, especially for busy working professionals tied to a desk all day. She decided to take her commitment to the next level and become a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, now teaching both Power Vinyasa and Hatha. You can expect a high energy, challenging, yet rewarding Vinyasa flow in her Power classes, coupled with motivating music. For Hatha, she likes to focus on the core postures as a way to increase flexibility, strength, and balance, while calming the mind and improving concentration.

Carin Wright

Carin Wright

As a U.S. Navy Veteran, Radiologic Technologist, and current Personal Training student, Carin has worn many hats and has a deep respect for the mind, body, and spirit. Carin first discovered hot hatha yoga in 2004 as a high school senior, where she would commute daily through two cities after school for the magic she had finally been looking for. Fast forward to the present, after traveling the world for 10 years, she finally returned home to Washington and was reunited with her old love: Yoga. Carin is a RYT200 graduate of Ananda Academy of Yoga at Get Zen.

To Carin, Yoga is about lifelong learning, self-discovery, the conquering of one’s own fears, letting go of all forms of pain and sorrow, and constant blossoming.

“My only goal in life is to heal and inspire others; to awaken their creative spirit, artist, and yogi within. You are not your past, present, or future. All you are, is the energy you bring into this world.”