At an early age Josephine discovered the physical practice of Hatha yoga, and made the study and practice of asana a part of her life. As she travelled through Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India she was blessed to have many teachers who inspired her to deepen her study. Josephine’s philosophy on yoga, is that she is the fortunate one, who is given the opportunity to share, and inspire others to practice.
Her style of teaching is fundamentally alignment based. She aims to create a safe environment so that the asanas are fun, flowing, and at times challenging.
Karen has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching since 2015. She has a 200-hour alignment-style yoga certification through North Bend Yoga Shala and is halfway through the 500-hour certification process. Her teaching style provides detailed instruction to help her students develop an understanding of the fundamental physical postures and breathing techniques to enhance strength, flexibility, self-awareness, and a feeling of well-being. She is devoted to providing each of her students with solid tools to develop a safe and consistent yoga practice that can grow with them through the years to come.
Desiree was born and raised in the pacific northwest, she and her family have been a part of the Snoqualmie Ridge community for 7 years. She began her yoga practice in 2002, taking classes with her mom. In 2005 she moved to Texas and dove deeper into yoga. She fell in love with how yoga made her feel, both physically and mentally. After practicing yoga daily for 2 years she decided to become a yoga teacher. She completed her 500 hour teacher training program in 2008 and began teaching full time. Desiree has over 1000 hours training and has taught over 8000 classes to date. Recognizing the benefits of yoga she introduced it her children, both her daughter (4) and son (8) have been doing yoga since they were born. She loves to help her students become the best version of themselves and seeing them progress in their practice. She teaches a variety of class styles including power vinyasa, hatha/bikram, slow flow, kid’s yoga, yin and private lessons. Desiree’s classes are playful and challenging, you will leave feeling happier, healthier and stronger.
Sam fell in love with yoga after taking her first class in college. As her practice evolved she began incorporating teachings from many wonderful yoga practitioners including styles in Birkram, Iyengar and Anusara. This enabled her to incorporate mediation and breath with an aligned physical practice to support the whole body system. Sam teaches an alignment sensitive hatha class that incorporates movement, mediation and breath to enable and vitalize the body and spirit.
My name is Sarah Payne and have been teaching yoga for the last 18 years. Originally from Santa Fe I’ve been in Washington for 15 years now. Over the years I’ve been certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, core, power, restorative, senior and prenatal yoga. I love making Yoga work for anybody type! My passion is working with people to de-stress and make them feel better in their own skin.
Cherise is a wife, mother of three, and an avid yogini. She loves traveling and reading. She has taught at CorePower Yoga in Bellevue for 2 years and recently trained as trauma-sensitive yoga instructor with the Warrior at Ease Organization. She strongly believes in the mind/body/soul connection that yoga and meditation can bring. A connection that can bring clarity, calm, and stability to one’s life. As we release tension in our body, we release tension in our mind and vice versa. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga to all people believing that yoga meets one wherever they are at both physically and mentally. Come and enjoy a Mind/Body yoga class with Cherise!