As a former competitive swimmer, triathlete, swim instructor and lifeguard, Hasna is well-versed in the ways of the water and brings over 11 years of extensive yoga experience to all of her stand up paddle yoga classes.
She teaches a blend of Hatha Yoga, integrating Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, and a touch of Kundalini into her practice. Hasna draws inspiration from the invigorating power of discovery that yoga offers the mind, body and spirit.
Hasna brings light and playfulness into all of her Vinyasa classes, encouraging students to understand where each pose may be felt, rather than being attached to looking like the pose in the picture. She also incorporates Pranayama (breath control) into her teachings to de-stress and relax the body and intellect.
With a background in social services and counseling, Hasna believes deeply in supporting others along their personal path of healing and growth. She enjoys receiving the love of the oneness of all and breaths spent in nature.
With experience teaching swimming lessons and training lifeguards, combined with a dedicated yoga practice, Brian is perfectly suited for teaching flo-yo.
Brian recently moved back to Seattle, after a decade in New York City, where he received his teaching training at Sonic Yoga in Midtown.
Having grown up in the northwest, he LIVED in the water during his early years. He teaches a style of yoga that is centered on focus, following breath, and mindful movement.
Brian’s floating practice couples his energy as a yoga teacher with the playfulness of the swim instruction of his youth. His classes provide the perfect opportunity to expand boundaries, explore fluid body movement, take a quick swim or renew your sense of stability (and stay dry).
Nicole Tsong is a certified Baptiste power vinyasa yoga instructor who teaches a powerful, dynamic flow at studios around the city. She has trained extensively with master teacher Baron Baptiste and assists him at teacher trainings around the globe.
She loves a sweaty, powerful flow, but has discovered new depths of joy on the water, where the practice embodies presence, flow and joy!
She will encourage you to explore your edge, to find full self-expression and to see the incredible possibilities on your board and in your own life.
Jay Holby grew up around yoga with trips to Kripalu Yoga Center on the East Coast as a kid.
His mother Karen has taught Kripalu style yoga for close to 40 years in his home state of Ohio. After competing in track and soccer as an intercollegiate athlete, Jay was initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga. In 1995, he started a career in personal training and has been helping people of all fitness levels lead more active, enjoyable lives.
A trip back to Kripalu for a week long pranayama workshop as an adult opened the door further and deepened his mental and spiritual side of the practice. He loves the intertwining of the outer and inner journeys that practicing/teaching yoga can bring to your life.
Jay believes there is room in everyone’s practice for humor and laughter, hard work and dedication, patience and acceptance.
He supplements his regular yoga practice with yearly yoga retreats to various locations to unwind, recharge, and learn!
“The main block to transformation is the thought that we shouldn’t be where we are, that we should already be further along in our growth than we perceive ourselves to be.”
~ Swami Kripalu
As a child, MacKenzie lived for swimming in the Pacific Northwest. Growing up, she flowed into competitive swimming and water polo and deepened her love for the water, as more than ten years as a lifeguard and swim instructor.
She is currently a certified Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer. When she discovered paddleboard yoga at WASUP Yoga last summer, she fell instantly IN LOVE! Combining her ease on the water and passion for yoga has never made more sense.
MacKenzie’s classes are always playful and challenging. Her specialty is guiding practitioners toward their innate ability to smile and recognize the humor and humility available to them, as they settle into balance both on the board and in life.
Lori’s childhood passion for truly living in her body reignites again and again in her adult years through yoga. With glee, she leads practitioners through balanced flow sequences that inspire the spirit and transform the body. Her SUP Yoga teaching style is enriched by her dedicated practice of Ashtanga Yoga, Acro Yoga, hand balancing, ballet-style conditioning and Risley Acrobatics. If you have an edge, she’ll help you to find it, cozy up to it and discover ease exactly there.
Just to be sure she helps people of all ages find their way into happy, healthy bodies, Lori can also be found guiding little ones through developmental movement techniques as a certified Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga Instructor. If you have questions, Lori has answers- she’s a self-proclaimed body nerd and loves to talk shop!
Coming to yoga from a dance background, Gwendolyn began studying yoga in 2000 and has completed numerous intensive trainings and teacher trainings.
Drawing from extensive studies in classical and modern dance, Pilates, Gyrotonics® and other modalities, Gwendolyn brings her love of movement to teaching conditioning-infused Yoga in a clear, effective and efficient way.
As a working mom with a 5 and 6 year old, she turns to yoga and Pilates for health, balance and restoration, and finds joy in partnering with students to help them maximize the multitudes of benefits of a yoga practice.
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