"The intimacy of the Self is known through experience."
Born and raised in Seattle, Joseph completed his 200-hour teacher training at Mother Yoga, and enjoys sharing knowledge of both the physical practice and the philosophy of yoga with students. The beginning of Joseph's yoga journey marked a turning point in his life, and he hopes to introduce the practice to many others so that they may find similar benefits for the mind, body, and heart.
Yoga has shown me strength, focus, and perseverance I never knew I had. In the darkest times of my life, yoga gave me a space to process my emotions and get involved with a loving, accepting community that supports me on every step of my journey.
I want to share what yoga has given me and help students build confidence from the ground up. By creating a space for playful, meditative movement, I aim to open people up to new possibilities through a practice that reveals our true nature- being happy, wild, and free.
My practice has afforded me the space to further explore my own self-expression and create a sense of home within myself. It is because of my personal experience that I am passionate about creating inclusive and exploratory spaces for members
of our community. It is through movement, curiosity and community that I have been able to feel more in touch with myself and I hope to share the same with you.
Yoga is a reminder of the True self. Im excited to provided space for everyone! I’m passionate about the relationship between our physical practice and the psychosomatic system. I offer a practice based in non performative movement that provides space for every body to create a little more space and comfort.
As a seasoned technologist from India, I had the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest yoga teachers, including Regeesh Vattakandy and Mrinali Madhukar. I specialize in Hatha and Vinyasa.
As an artist, I am always exploring how to use my mind and body to their full potential through various forms of art and yoga. My curiosity about the science behind body movements and the brain led me to study and practice yoga, and I have come to believe that our bodies are capable of achieving almost anything if we can convince our minds to allow it.
I am grateful for the strength and energy that yoga brings into my life, and I am eager to share these benefits with others.
Isai earned his Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences, followed by a Master of Science in Ayurvedic Sciences from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. After graduation, he furthered his Ayurveda studies under Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. With years of clinical experience at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Isai collaborated with Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, and other holistic practitioners. He holds multiple RYT-200 yoga certifications in the AyurYoga™ Hatha yoga tradition of Dr. Lad and Vinyasa Yoga, accredited by YogaAlliance®. Currently, Isai lives in Seattle, WA, passionately pursuing Health & Wellness and Holistic Healing.
Yoga has provided me with a powerful way to re-member creativity, care, and community in every aspect of life. My classes are curious, safe, and imaginative experiences that help us come back to ourselves and each other — and release some pressure and expectations. I believe in the power of storytelling, and yoga as liberation that we co-create as lifelong students and teachers.
When enough people make the same movement, say the same things, and share the same feelings, their experiences begin to manifest great power. The motions and postures of yoga bring peace to the mind. The philosophy and community bring peace to the heart. I am lucky enough to have been passed down this ancient tradition of self-care, and I'm excited to share it with you! I specialize in Vinyasa and am drawn to fiery yet graceful flow. My classes provide the opportunity to build strength but also find ease within your body.
Born and raised in Seattle Washington to a French Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish mother and Caribbean father, Aliko is a first generation, trans, Blaxk presenting, bilingual Jewish entrepreneur and producer. Aliko is the Founder of several local businesses that support local entrepreneurs in the Seattle area and beyond. Aliko is a practiced grief tender, plant medicine worker assistant, and is versed in somatic experiencing, yoga, butoh, and other movement modalities.
Rooted in the Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga traditions, Julia's classes welcome all bodies and levels of experience, while honoring contemporary culture and lifestyle (beats anyone?) and being open to play and possibilities on the mat. In 2023 Julia completed 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman at The Yoga Shanti in New York, and also incorporates the voices of all of her teachers over the past 20 or so years. Julia is excited to share, practice and learn yoga together while building community with all of you. Her favorite Sutra is 1.1 Atha yoga-anusasana, roughly translated to: Now, the teachings of yoga!
Dorothy is a co-founder of Cacao Source, a direct trade ceremonial cacao company based in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Cacao Source works with Mayan farming communities to support agroforestry, biodiversity, and reforestation; as well as hand processing the cacao. Dorothy brings a reverence for cacao into her sacred spaces with this medicine as well as connecting to its playful nature. She works with cacao to bring healing to people’s hearts, minds, and spirits.