Core 26, Kundalini Flow
Ara found yoga in 2002 after experiencing painful tendonitus in her hamstrings. Yoga brought her almost immediate relief, and within a month of regular practice she knew yoga would always be a huge part of her life. She began practice as a student of Alison Rubin of Harmony Yoga. Alison’s teachings in the Iyengar style continue to influence her instuction, and adherance to precision. She has a passion for assisting her students in finding the most healthy way to access the practice, postures and breath according to their own unique physical make-up.
Ara loves to practice and teach many styles of yoga and is currently combining the Baptiste and Kundalini styles in her latest class “Kundalini Flow.” She has taught the Bikram/Ghosh Core 26 style since 2010 and holds great respect for the grounding healing nature of that series while bringing in her own knowledge of alignment, energy flow and breath, to allow the greatest benefits to her students.
Ara has a 200hr certification through The Yoga School of Spokane, a 300 hour certification through Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio and a private Baptiste training with Rhea Slichter. She is also an accomplished artist with an AFA from Spokane Falls community College. She is a mother of three beautiful boys.
Julia has been a student of asana since the late 90s when she stumbled into a yoga class hoping to gain additional flexibility for ballet. She soon discovered that yoga is about more than touching your toes. She received her 200 ryt certification in 2010 and has loved sharing the gift of yoga since then. She hopes what a student will find is acceptance of themselves and their path in each class.
Baptiste Flow, Power Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga
Rhea is an experienced practitioner and certified teacher of Baptiste Yoga. She met and began practicing yoga with Baron Baptiste in Philadelphia in the late 90’s. She was very excited to be invited into his first ever teacher training program in Philadelphia and began to teach for him immediately. Several years later, when Baron moved up to Boston to open his flagship yoga studios there, he invited Rhea to come up and work full time as one of his yoga instructors. Rhea continued to work as a full time professional yoga instructor for the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Boston, for the next eight years.
Rhea has recently returned to her hometown of Spokane to share this powerful yoga here with anyone who desires a deeply effective physical, therapeutic and enlightening experience! She continues accumulating CEC’s with Baron Baptiste for certification renewals and is current with his evolution of Baptiste Yoga and Methodology. Rhea recently completed teaching her first Baptiste Inspired Yoga teacher training program (200 hour certified through Yoga Alliance) in Spokane. She welcomes folks from all walks of life, body types and age to attend her classes. Adaptability, self-patience and compassion are key components of Baptiste Yoga!
Creative Vinyasa, Yin Yoga
Katie started this amazing journey within play and devotion as a child exploring gymnastics and dance. “At the time I didn’t realize that the movement, acrobats, stretching, inversions, self expression and focus on the breath was truly so profound and transformational, yet here I am.
I finished my first 350RYT in 2010 through Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio (Bikram Inspired). In 2012 I completed a 200RYT through Harmony Yoga. In July of 2013 I participated in my 3rd 200RYT through Lila Yoga (Vinyasa). I am also a team member of SoulShine. SoulShine is a movement of love and connection to honor and enrich our community. We host free local events celebrating Yoga and self expression.
I welcome you to trust yourself completely. My classes are very spiritual, philosophy based and meshed with earth ritual, chanting, various forms of pranayama, Reiki and meditation. I don’t claim to have any of this figured out, but what I feel without hesitation, yoga is the home of the most sacred of all. Yoga dances in every fiber of my being. It just is, and for this my ego and perceptions are humbled every day. I’m honored to share my direct experience within yoga and life. I simply hold the space for you to come home to your own truth and heart. Above all, we are love. Sat Nam”
Ashtanga Mash-Up | Foundations
Buck, a long-time student of Katie Cooley’s, began practicing yoga in 2006. A few years later his teaching career began as a visiting instructor at the juvenile detention center in Coeur d’Alene. He is as steady in his practice as he is in his teaching—diligent, happy, a sentry guarding the knowledge gained with each breath. His careful attention to exploring the places of resistance in his own body makes his teaching both precise and gentle. And knowing well yoga’s ability to undo stress and therefore calm the mind, Buck promotes a breath/movement based practice, getting students out of their heads and into their bodies.
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Flow, Soma Flow, Soundbath
Is a passionate and spirited instructor who brings her love of dance and shamanic earth wisdom to the practice of yoga. With a light-hearted playful approach, her classes emphasize the connection of movement as an extension of the breath. She uses thoughtfully compiled playlists to facilitate deeper concentration and presence.
As a personal practice, Stefani performs asana as a sacred dance, a powerful ritual, and a potent prayer. She has been teaching mindful movement, and empowored embodiment through the art of modern hoop dance locally and internationally for 6 years, recieved her 200RYT from Lila Yoga in 2013, and recieved certification as a 5 Elements Dance Activation instructor in October 2014. With full awareness that the she has only just begun to touch the surface of this ancient wisom. She is a lifelong student of the practice, and looks forward to continuing the journey with the Yoga Shala Community.
Acro Vinyasa, Flow
Kelle has a dream that everyone can follow their bliss, and not just surface bliss. The type of bliss that runs deep within the soul unlocking the inner child within that wants to laugh and play. Yoga has been the key element in her journey that has allowed this dream to become reality. Yoga has taught her how to surrender to life’s ebb and flow and to become more accepting of its constant change that is truly a gift.
Kelle is always looking for the next opportunity to continue her education in the vast world of yoga. She has completed a 200hr training at Lila in Spokane, WA, and currently returned there for a 500hr ytt. Her passion for traveling has allowed her to take workshops from teachers all over the world, Bryan Kest, Danny Paradise, Simon Borg-Olivier, Amanda Koh
to name just a few. On her last trip to bali in March of 2016 she became certified to teach level 1 acrovinyasa through Honza and Claudine LaFond.
Afiea began her journey with yoga while studying Western Herbalism at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, in Tempe Arizona. Practicing to find peace and a clear mind to study, she discovered her passion and love for this beautiful ancient science, and wanted to learn more.
Pushing herself to overcome her worst fear, stage fright. Afiea enrolled at the Spirit of Yoga where she received her 200hr YTT certification.
Afiea’s commitment and statement is to inspire self healing. Everyone has the power to be anything, inspiring others to find that within themselves is her purpose.
Angeleah Frey, RYT 200
My first experience with yoga was when I just returned home from a long backpacking trip at the end of 2012. My girl friend really wanted me to go to yoga with her so we did a 30 day challenge at one of the studios here is Spokane. By the end of the process I saw a wonderful change in my mentality, my physical body, and my spiritually. After a year of practicing yoga I decided to dive deeper into this divine practice and go through a 200 hour yoga training. Alison was my teacher and I learned the tools to proper alignment in my practice and how to help align and adjust others while in class. Since then I have practiced in a variety of different studios and different styles of yoga. My style of teaching is a mix between Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga. Think creative flows, long-(ish) holds, and deep breaths.