"The intimacy of the Self is known through experience."



Jeanie (she/her) first understood that yoga was for her over 20 years ago when she was having trouble balancing in tree pose. In that moment, she realized that everyday we have different challenges and yoga is a practice that can help us gain perspective. Every moment is an opportunity to learn about ourselves. Through movement, breath, meditation, mantra, and joy in community, we can dispel the illusions in our life. Jeanie is deeply honored to be teaching at Mother and looks forward to sharing your practice with you. 



"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about un-becoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."



Loving awareness is our true nature. Raiza holds space for self-inquiry, active expression and conscious connection through powerful movement and colorful meditation. One of the greatest gifts Yoga has offered Raiza so far is the opportunity to yoke with the Consciousness that threads all Beings. This sacred reunion is a practice we are journeying together. She is devoted to her own homecoming and is passionate about facilitating an environment for you to feel into your body, soul and Spirit. 



Amanda had been an avid yoga practitioner for 7 years before embarking on the path to become a teacher. While initially attracted to yoga for its physicality, she eventually fell in love with the emphasis on mindfulness and community.  


Amanda loves that yoga can shape shift. Depending on the mood, yoga can be whimsical, graceful, grounded, theatrical, or something else. Amanda appreciates that yoga shares commonalities with dance and martial arts, and she will look for ways to incorporate this into her classes.



Heather is passionate about sharing the practice of yoga. She focuses on honoring its spiritual roots, and is dedicated to making yoga available and accessible to all bodies. She is inspired by her own never-ending curiosity of what is possible in the body and unlocking the mystical qualities of the breath. Her classes incorporate a focus on self-inquiry over aesthetics, and the ability to calibrate effort by cultivating a deep connection to the body through mindfulness and awareness practices.



Leah invites us to practice yoga as a way to deepen our connection to our true Self as well as to our community through movement, play, and exploration together. 



Jennifer LeValley (she/her) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga enthusiast. She earned her M.S. in Ayurvedic Sciences from Bastyr University, but will be a forever student of the vast and rich wisdom found in this ancient healing science. 

Jennifer teaches classes in Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle and also sees clients for one on one counseling through diverse health challenges. Whatever the setting, she imparts knowledge and practical guidance to empower each person to make daily choices to support their health, ultimately helping them become their own medicine.



Lanelle brings her experience from yoga and movement practices in everyday life and travels to share as an instructor. A Mother Yoga 200-Hr certified teacher, Lanelle is empowered by exploring body, breath, and awareness practices in community with others - one step humbly after another on the journey of letting what’s within blossom.Her refrigerator magnet affirmations: Embrace Your Roots. Manifest & Chill. Never Stop Exploring. Life Is Beautiful!



Yoga has been, and continues to be, a radically healing force in my life. I can’t help but want to share that! I truly believe that what we do on the mat, carries over into our everyday lives. When we learn to find ease through discomfort, tap into our inner strength and gentleness, or take shapes we didn’t think possible in a yoga practice, we are empowered to do so in our personal lives. As an occupational therapist, I love helping others find creative solutions to challenges in daily activities, and celebrating what may seem like even the smallest of progressions along the way. As a yoga teacher, I hope to offer the same to yoga students! May our practice together remind us of our natural state- happy, wild and free.



I want to provide a space for others to come together and find a moment of peace and joy. I believe in the power of community and unconditional love for self and for others. I am always learning and growing in this practice, and I’m excited to provide a space for others to do the same. 



Yoga’s expanded me. I've found solace in the ritual of returning to the mat, centering my mind. I've cultivated joy, opening my heart and allowing it to shine outward. I've discovered strength, balancing my body. I've eased deeper into poses and into myself. I’ve embraced tenderness, softening in savasana.


I am honored and eager to share this practice with you at Mother Yoga and connect through movement, meditation, and mindfulness.



Nina is known for her soothing yet powerful voice, her vivaciousness and her zest for life. Known for her versatility, Nina’s classes range from a dynamic and energetically powerful Signature Vinyasa Glow Flow, to deeply relaxing and introspective practices of Yin and Restorative Yoga. Her background in live performance on stages across the globe and her eternal love for music, Nina curates a unique soundtrack for each class. I’m Hong Kong, Nina founded ‘The Immersive Glow Experience’ which is a multi-media/ multi-directional visual Yoga experiment using digital projection mapping technology. After living in Hong Kong and traveling Asia for three years before the pandemic, she moved to Seattle a year and a half ago and continues to inspire while teaching at several different studios across Seattle. Nina is now a Sound Bath Practitioner/Healer integrating quartz crystal singing bowls and vocals into her Yin and Restorative Yoga classes and has helped several private clients heal their spinal injuries ie, spinal protrusions, herniated discs, and sciatica, using Yoga Therapy, Intuitive Bodywork, and Energy Healing practices.



Christiane is an activist, yoga practitioner and nomadic teacher from Mexico City. Her background in dance, alongside her social justice work, drew her to yoga as a vehicle for healing and awareness. While exploring various lineages of yoga, she found her passion in Ashtanga and Rocket® Yoga. Christiane’s teaching philosophy is based on creating a safe space for ALL, approaching the practice with curiosity, creativity and openness to explore what is possible on and off the mat.



Brendan is a Seattle-based Ashtanga and Rocket Teacher. He found yoga while coping with anxiety in High School. Generally practicing Hatha, he kept a consistent practice and began to develop a curiosity for new postures and transitions. Brendan is a continuous learner and has trained with David Robson and Jelena Vesic of the Ashtanga Yoga Center of Toronto, Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldman of the Miami Life Center, Ty Landrum of the Yoga Workshop as well as David Swenson, David Garrigues and Day Christensen. Brendan received his 300 hour training in Intermediate Series Ashtanga and Hand Balance through the Roots Love Program of Washington DC in collaboration with Marie Bell Perez Rivera and Adrian McCavitt. He is a member of the Rocket Collective and is a student of both David Kyle (PR) and Steve Pyka (CA). Brendan focuses on delivering succinct cues to allow students to develop a deep connection to their practice and stay embodied in their movements.