MADRONA YOGA TEACHERS
Madrona MindBody has a staff of well-trained and gifted teachers and practitioners who are dedicated to helping you create health and well-being for today as well as for the future.
Renee Klein - Yoga
Renee invites you to explore the magnificent world of yoga, where bodies, minds, hearts and spirits can be healed and enriched. Yoga has changed her life, and she feels honored to share the practice. She teaches in a manner accessible to all -- the yoga newcomer and the advanced student. Renee's initial training was in the therapeutic Viniyoga lineage with Anne Basco. Additional studies have included numerous workshops with notable yogis such as Gary Kraftsow, Angela Farmer, Richard Miller, and Mikunda Stiles. Subsequently she earned her Yoga Therapist credentials (RYT 500) through Ananda Seva Mission. She is indebted to all these yogis, but mostly she is indebted to her students.
JACQUIE HANSEN - YOGA
Jacquie has fostered a sense of wonder and curiosity for the natural world and how our bodies can be full of vitality. This drove her to become a Reiki Practitioner/Teacher and also to two, 200-hour and Vedic Thai Yoga Therapy trainings. This allowed for a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy and it's adaptive and theraputic effects. She has taught many styles of yoga in the last 7 years and has become proficient at teaching most bodies and age groups. Jacquie insists the most gratifying feedback is seeing bright shiny faces after Savasana. Besides yoga, Jacquie also enjoys being outdoors going for walks or gardening and also makes herbal salves.
Samantha Thomas - Yoga
Samantha began her yoga journey over 10 years ago on a frigid Minnesota winter day to cultivate heat while finding strength, balance, and union of body and mind. Samantha is trained in Vinyasa yoga and yoga sculpt (integration of weights). Since moving to Port Townsend in 2012, Samantha has been teaching around town. Samantha loves (and teaches) a strong flow. She is excited to share the practice; together, smiling with every Navasana.
When not enjoying yoga, Samantha works with cities and towns to become more walkable, bikeable, and livable or is hiking in our sublime backyard-- the Olympics.
Shayann Hoffer - Yoga
Shayann came to the PNW in 2011 from Maui, HI, originally from MN. She completed her 500TT in 2015 with Maya Yoga: Nicki Doene and Eddie Modestini in HI and her 200TT with Mary Beth Nehl: Yoga Loft, MN in 2007. She has been teaching since 2007 in Minnesota, Canada, Maui and currently teaches around the county and Madrona MindBody since 2013.
She is also an artist, painter and enjoys bringing yoga to youth, and has published two children's yoga books.
Shayann's classes are a mix of pranayama, vinyasa, attention to alignment with restorative and therapeutic asanas.
Recently incorporating sound with voice, mantra, shruti box and crystal bowls. Her gentle teaching style and vibrant energy welcomes you.
For more information: http://www.shayann.massageplanet.com/
Heather Cole-Gatto - Transformational Yoga
I am a person of devotion and service. I strive to do all that I do with an open, strong, clear, and full heart.
My life-long journey as a Creative led to a stone sculpting apprenticeship in 1998.
Then, devoting myself to a two-year traditional Hatha Yoga apprenticeship in 2002 (with Lee and Brook Atwell in Seattle) initiated the teacher in me. In 2004 my Guru Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) awakened the Bhakti (devotional) yogi, love, and the path to liberation. That was also the year my studies with Char Sundust began. They continue to this day, guiding me along the spiritual and practical path of life with tangible tools and earth-based wisdom. May I use these gifts to serve all for the highest good.