a teacher since 2010, linnea’s classes are rooted in thoughtfulness, soul and precision. she is known for bringing community, play and radiance to her teaching and leadership.
linnea has studied multiple yoga lineages, meditation and mindfulness under many master teachers - she is currently most inspired by katonah yoga by nevine michaan, a style influenced by taoism and traditional chinese medicine.
she has studied leadership under dr. doreen cato and is currently an affiliate of accomplishment coaching. with the support of a team, she sees clients privately, bridging coaching with her 13 year study of yoga, energetics, and healing. her mission is to help you see, embody, and act from your innate wholeness. she is most interested in helping you bring the practice off your mat with real life tools.
she has lead 200 hour trainings, advanced study programs, and international yoga retreats and is currently the studio manager at ritual house of yoga where she teaches and leads 200 hour teacher trainings.
Josephine Edmondson is known for her poetic, free-spirited approach to teaching yoga. Her classes are shaped by intimate breathwork, deep meditation, mindful movement and immediate presence.
She encourages you as a student to slowly sense and trust your intuition, becoming conscious and awake in the body. This process helps to retrieve your inner power, allowing you to tune in fully, instead of suffering and numbing out.
Josephine’s style of yoga is inspired by Kundalini, Kripalu, Tantra, Restorative and Yin styles. She has studied under Shiva Rae, Elena Brower, Krishna Kaur, Hari Kaur Khalsa, Danny Arguetty and Priti Robin Ross over the last eight years.
If you have a hunger for a deeply meaningful practice, and want tools to help navigate the external world, come to Jo’s class. It will be a lovely homecoming.
200-hour RYT, Kripalu Yoga Institute
500-hour RYT, Sacred Lasya
Jennifer began teaching yoga because of encouragement from her teacher, Kim Zamoff. In 2001, she was invited into Kim’s home for training. Jennifer began teaching in 2002 and has taught over 10,000 classes in gyms, studios, homes, corporations, festivals, colleges and hosted over 60 retreats in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and Bali.
Jennifer is currently based in Seattle, WA. She teaches classes, workshops and teacher trainings where ancient wisdom and modern insights are woven into her unique approach.
Jennifer’s earned teaching certificates from Kim Zamoff of Warrior One Yoga (2001-2002), Kathleen Hunt of Samadhi Yoga (2005-2006), Shiva Rea of Prana Flow (2004-2009), Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Richelle Ricard, (2010-2012), Nicole Koleshis of Next Generation Yoga for Children (2012), Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark (2015), Barre Above with Tricia Murphy-Madden (2015), and Schwinn’s Indoor Cycling (2017).
Join Jennifer in Seattle WA, Mexico, or Bali and honor yoga as a way of life.
I’m Erika. Originally from Seattle, I moved to Berlin in my mid 20s searching for something. I think it was freedom, or adventure, or maybe I hoped to find a ‘reason’ for living life, when my existential suitcase was feeling pretty heavy. Berlin was dark, and cold, and so through a chain of unimportant events I found my way to a yoga class. Within the special alchemy of the city, and really, within yoga, I found space to heal. Yoga gave me tools to sit with my pain, and to understand that this staying put is the way to move through it.
A twice-a-week yoga practice quickly turned into a daily one, and now yoga is a fundamental part of my life. I’m kind of obsessed with it. I received my 300-hour Jivamukti teacher certification in England in 2012 and my 800-hour certification in Berlin in 2013. Since then I’ve trained and taught extensively in both Jivamukti and Ashtanga yoga in Europe and Tel Aviv, and am always learning, always a student inquiring who I am, and why we’re here. I am very happy to be in Seattle, sharing this practice back at home.
100% of the donations collected from Tuesday’s Jivamukti class will be used to support Global Movement Network. GMN is a network of yoga teachers, artists and healers who direct their work to support frontline environmental activists protecting our earth. Learn more about this organization and who they support here: www.globalmovementnetwork.org
Having been in some form of athletic training for most of my life, I’ve always loved the joy and sense of play that can be found through physicality. I grew up in Missoula, Montana, where I was a three-time all-state soccer player and a Tai Kwan Do state champion in my division.
After moving to the Pacific Northwest in the late ’90s, I took my first yoga class in 2001 and over the years it has become a vital part of my life. I found and continue to find it nourishing both physically and spiritually. In 2008 I decided that I wanted to start teaching, and enrolled in the teacher training program at Seattle’s 8 Limbs Yoga Studio, which was fantastic. I love the community I found through the program.
After seeing a Cirque du Soleil show, I absolutely fell in love with the circus arts and am now completely hooked. For the last several years, I have trained and taught classes at SANCA in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. I have studied aerials, acrobatics, and tumbling among other things and currently specialize in hand balancing. I also studied for and received my personal training certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2008.
The process of exploring your edge can help break through mental, emotional, and physical boundaries you have created for yourself, most often subconsciously. We all have some form of emotional conditioning resulting from previous experiences, and yoga is one way to question and eventually change those conditions. I teach yoga because of my belief in the healing process which takes place through practice.
in my classes, we will practice yoga in a way that fills your entire being, like an echo fills the sky, or music fills a room. Practice is healing, making muscles and bones stronger, the body more flexible, and self-awareness of the body more apparent. You will have a greater ability to focus and begin to grow into what is most valuable in your life.
Yoga is a journey you will take your whole life. Let that journey be filled with moments of beauty, fueled by love, and don’t forget to breathe!
Damithia came to Seattle via the East Coast, Mid-West and Hawaii and has been here the 2nd time for the last 12 years. She began practicing in 2001, floating through various styles of yoga before landing on Bikram for several years. She completed her 200hr certification at Hatha Yoga Center in Seattle 2014 and has been teaching since.
She teaches through a lens of empowered healing and her classes encourage exploration of the senses through a blend of traditional asana, and liberated movement to an intentionally curated soundtrack.
When not in class she is usually spending time with family and friends, being in nature, growing food and trying to understand both the mundane and profound aspects of this life.
He believes that today’s yoga movement is the call of people saying we want to heal, live, and love deeply. Together we make a difference. Every yoga class is affirmation that the world can be a peaceful place.
In his personal practice, Zak studies and practices Ashtanga yoga, a more classical form taught traditionally by Sri Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, and Forrest yoga, a powerful and healing, contemporary style created by Ana Forrest. He weaves these two influences skillfully into his classes and workshops, combining classical practices, along with modern insight and adaptations.
zak completed level 1 & level 2 training with baron baptiste in 2010 and advanced teacher training with ana forrest in 2014. he teaches workshops and retreats locally and internationally,
Terilyn’s classes are infused with mythology, poetry, fun music and humor. Her authentic love of people creates an inclusive environment for every body where each student feels equally welcome and valued. Terilyn’s yogic path has been strongly influenced by her many years as a healer, priestess and seeker.
Terilyn sees yoga as a way to express her spirituality, love, joy and liberation and to gather together and hold sacred space.
As a percussionist, my teaching style intuitively links pranayama and invigorating asanas with rhythmic music - an intriguing combination that encourages fluidity in movement and deep, balanced breath. My classes ignite a slow burn - moving in and out of stillness, building heat and strength through challenging postures and transitions, but leaving space to focus on the intent of each pose. You will leave feeling powerful, in both mind and body.
Off the mat, i spend my time making messes in kitchens as a personal chef and food blogger, riding my bicycle in the rain, rock climbing with my boyfriend, and playing drums for a band called the daylaborers and petty intellectuals.
Julia is a yoga teacher of 10 years, and a Food + Body Therapist. She is passionate about helping you as a student to come home to yourself through movement and mindfulness, create a trusting and peaceful relationship to your body, and move through the world with more ease.
Julia’s class is an energetic experience that aims to leave you feeling calm, alert, and more resilient to life’s ups and downs. Through mindful movement and meditation, she encourages you to gently turn inward, listening to and honoring your sensations and intuition. Class by class, you’ll cultivate intimate self-awareness and a deep well of self-compassion.
Julia is known for her creativity and clarity in making challenging poses accessible and fun! Come and learn something new - and you may be balancing on your hands in no time.
Elements that influence Julia’s teaching style are a blend of old and new. They include buddhist philosophy, vipassana meditation, tantra, neuroscience and psychology. Her teachers are Alan and Sarah Finger, and Mona Anand at ISHTA Yoga.
Julia Hollenberg Food + Body Therapy is Julia’s private nutrition practice based in Seattle. She helps people break free from restrictive eating and body shame forever so they can live their most full and vibrant lives.
200-hour & 500-hour training at ISHTA Yoga, New York City, 2008-2009.
My aim is to guide your self perception towards a compassionate research of your expansive potential, to expose habits and move into conscious action. My classes are propelled by music and traverse a fluid conversation with body and breath. I invite you to flow with artful attention and deep listening in order to expose the wisdom beneath the surface of your physical form, and to attune to the emotional and energetic forces that fuel your presence.
I have been consumed by my path as a yogi, performer, and healer since 2006. I spent two years at Naropa University researching somatic psychology, dance movement therapy, and yoga. I hold a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, and received my 200hr teacher certification through Core Power Yoga in 2013.
As a yoga teacher, breathwork facilitator, and healing arts practitioner, Tai supports the process of releasing burdens of the past so one can be more available to the gifts of the present. Her approach is one of working from the top down and bottom up, addressing deepening self-understanding and awareness, as well as healing at the level of the body and nervous system. The combination is a powerful invitation to heart-centered living, and greater capacity to savor the gift of life.
Tai began practicing yoga in 2003 and received teaching certification while in residence at the Himalayan Institute, studying yogic philosophy and psychology, asana, breathwork, and meditation under the direction of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Dr. Rolf Sovik, Sheri Friedrichsen, and Sandra Anderson. She has completed advanced training with Annie Carpenter (SmartFLOW Yoga), and offers a rare balance of strong, alignment-based asana work, framed within the broader context of yoga and self-realization. Her classes emphasize quality of engagement and integrity over “quantity,” with deep regard for the body and the therapeutic and transformative potential of yoga. Tai has deep roots in Tantra, Zen Buddhism, Shamanism, and contemporary psychology, and offers a universal approach to bringing more of oneself into the present moment.
born in portland but a seattle native, anna douglas grew up in a very urban landscape and craved wellness from the start. A teacher since 2012, Anna teaches the way she tries to live her life--with fire and heart, trusting that the idea of living deliberately will support growth, create opportunities and minimize the chances of regret.
Anna’s classes are creative and challenging. Her flows inspire and encourage each yogi to find their power while also learning to tune into the intimacy within the intensity.
Anna’s studies began in Bali where she became certified in Hatha. She has since been certified in Power Vinyasa, Yin, and has completed over 500 hours of training under the guidance of Annie Carpenter, Patrick Beach, and Carling Harps.
Anna currently teaches publicly in Seattle as well as leads retreats internationally.
One of my teachers once said, “Yoga is about stripping away all the things that make us believe that we are not already whole.” This idea is woven intricately into the roots of my philosophies,
both as a student and teacher of yoga and mindfulness practices. Through thoughtfully-crafted classes using intentional asana work, skillfully-shaped and directed breath, subtle techniques including bandha and mantra, and guided meditation, it is my intention to support students in their journeys into the internal landscape to cultivate connections to deeper and more subtle layers of being.
The ancient and intricate teachings and practices of yoga have, in so many ways, enhanced my perspective and understanding of myself and the world around me. I fell in love with these teachings as a student of yoga, and after many hundreds of hours of study and practice, it brings me so much joy to share them with my students.
Aside from being a student and teacher of yoga, I am a native Seattleite with a big love for music, food, and the outdoors. I am passionate about the natural environment and its preservation, and the local farms and small producers that grow so much amazing food for us here in the Pacific Northwest.
I was first introduced to the creative power of movement when studying Devised Theater at New York University Tisch School of the Arts with narrative choreographer Marleen Pennison. NYU was also where I first studied Pilates, Movement Anatomy and West African Dance. After years training to be a writer, choreographer and performance artist, I discovered that I am actually most interested in rehearsal and that yoga is the most compelling rehearsal for being a human that I’ve had the priviledge to experience. I was certified to teach in 2009, and I taught and practiced a variety of yoga styles in New York for five years before heading west to Wyoming. Out west, I was given the opportunity to apply yoga as an avenue for outreach and social justice, teaching for a rehabilitative parole program and a juvenile home.
In 2015 I trained with the Prison Yoga Project under James Fox, as well as with Yoga Behind Bars, and teach incarcerated youth in the Seattle area for YBB. Over the course of my yoga and meditation process I have been blessed to learn and practice under Isaac Pena, Jared McCann, Eddie Stern, Sri Dharma Mittra, Sam Chase and Rachael Savage. I currently thrive as an apprentice in the Ashtanga style with Troy Lucero.
I believe that yoga really is a practice meant to Liberate and strive to teach in a way that makes it accessible to everyone, as they are. As a teacher, I seek to create space for yogis to feel an authentic connection to their bodies, and to their own personal power.
I first tried yoga in the late nineties. At that time hard workouts and kickboxing felt balancing to my frenetic ways, and so I thought yoga was too chill. (Maybe the 5:30am candlelit, slow flow had something to do with that!) Shortly thereafter, my sister suggested I check out Bikram Yoga, and though I enjoyed the challenge, my practice was sporadic and infrequent until 2011. While faced with being a new parent, and overwhelmed by the feelings and sensations that came along, I knew deep inside that self care was needed.
Since 2012 I have completed several yoga trainings for all ages, some of which include a focus on social justice, cultural competency, and trauma-sensitive practices. I teach hatha and vinyasa for adults, as well as kids’ yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in elementary schools. These days I have a dedicated practice and a love of movement and creativity. These conversations with my mind and my body guide me to find and release trauma, hold myself and others with compassion, and become grounded and centered. Through yoga I have found a community of amazing human beings who I jokingly (but seriously) say “get my weird”! Most of all, I firmly believe everyone has the right to heal and feel joy.
When not doing the parenting hustle, teaching, or being a wearer of many hats, you’ll find me with my family; out on daily walks my beautiful dog, Ripley; shakin’ it in dance class; perhaps in a coffee shop more often than I like to admit; and always, ALWAYS, curious about life, the universe, and the connections between us all.
I started yoga in high school and college looking for a workout that didn’t involve organized sporting of any kind. At the time, I treated it like I treated any embodied activity: as an ongoing battle with my body.
In 2011, I moved to Namibia for a year-long stint in an abandoned sheep farm in the middle of the Kalahari desert. During my time there, I lived without cell phone service or internet and learned to exist in the container of profound and constant silence. I’m quintessentially type-A. Forced in slowness, I found I was able to befriend myself in new ways. My attitude softened and my relationship with my body bloomed.
Today, I’m interested in an attitude of listening rather than one of force in practice. While I love to teach a strong and active class, my favorite styles of yoga are restorative in nature; I build yoga practices that cultivate internal stillness, slowness and silence.
I train primarily with Sarah and Ty Powers through the Insight Yoga Institute. I have studied with Tias Little, Paul and Suzzee Grilley, Kathryn Budig and many others. My classes are infused with mindfulness techniques, Chinese medicine approaches to healing, and a fusion of multiple styles of yoga asana.
When I’m not on the mat, you can find me working as a hack in local progressive politics or in bed with my cat and a good book
Jasmine RaShae is a native of Baton Rouge, LA who currently resides in Seattle, Wa.
She is a 200hr RYT who has created a unique niche of yoga called Soulful Flow Yoga™️.
She merges mindfulness, movement, and soulful music into an uplifting vinyasa class to deepen the student’s connection to their mind, body, and soul. Jasmine RaShae shares messages from the heart for the soul through a curated setlist and intentional postures that compliment the music and messaging.
As an African American woman, Jasmine is very passionate about making yoga accessible to communities of color and youth. She teaches youth yoga in a variety of schools and nonprofits. Jasmine also serves as a teacher, advocate and committee member for Yoga Behind Bars initiatives.
Jasmine has a B.A in Psychology from Huston Tillotson University, is a Level 1 Black Belt in Taekwondo and is actively pursuing various trainings to share and be the light in the wellness industry and in this world.
Natalia was born and raised in Slovakia, Bratislava. She lived in Austria and Canada before she moved to America. During her travels to Thailand, Bali and Nepal she was taken by the people and the close connection to spirituality in their everyday lives.
She has worked as a cardiac RN for 14 years, a type of work that requires a deep sense of compassion and empathy, often taking care of patients and their families at their most vulnerable state.
Natalia is grateful to share her passion, deep respect and knowledge of yoga with the community.
Hi, my name is Rosalie! I am Forrest Yoga certified, Holy Fire Reiki Master Practitioner and recognized glass artist.
My love for movement and appreciation of physical awareness and strength developed from my passion of working with molten glass. I fell in love with yoga because of the same mysterious intensity and balance between strength, breath, fluidity, patience, focus and synchronized skilled movements to create unique, intentional, and beautiful results.
I aim to construct a playful environment offering opportunities for all levels of learners to explore new possibilities. I am careful to create a safe and individualized practice, offering modifications for different levels and specific injuries so each participant has an authentic experience.
I appreciate that processes vary day to day and enjoy how both a beginner and an experienced yoga practice can result in creative, new information for reflection and growth
Since then I have completed 200, 300 and 500 hour certifications with D’ana Baptiste and InBody Academy, with a focus on Yoga Therapy, Anatomy and Yoga Philosophy.
My classes explore the ways that our practice reflects life off the mat. They are a recipe comprised of creative sequencing, breathwork, mindfulness and always a healthy dose of humor! Although we spend only a few hours a day on the mat, I believe we can live yoga in every moment.
When I’m not on my mat, you can find me working in a cafe on schoolwork (or delving into various yoga blogs while I should be working on schoolwork), exploring the Pacific Northwest with my hubby, Elliott, and our Boxer, Lucy, or curled up with a good book, good wine and some sort of foodie concoction brewing in my kitchen!
Em brings her passion for personal transformation, self-love, adventure, and authentic connection to her work and play. Trained in Viniyoga, Anusara, Ashtanga, Sri Vidya Tantra and Soma Neuromuscular Integration® Bodywork, Em’s style is a unique combination of her Yoga and Soma experience.
Em began teaching in Seattle in 2007, then packed her mat for a few year stint all over Europe leading bicycle trips and teaching yoga to her guests before and after the days’ ride. After returning to Seattle in 2013, Em began her Soma Bodywork practice and created ‘Soma Yoga’, an immersion that combines these two modalities for deep self-exploration.
Em’s love for discovery is expressed in how she meets her students and clients, remaining endlessly curious and open to the moment. As a devotee to facilitating transformation, Em also offers immersions, workshops, and retreats both locally and abroad.
reiki, and in 2005 she became a Reiki Master. Fascinated by the field of vibrational medicine, she was drawn to participate in a sound healing training course taught by renowned healer, Tom Kenyon. This work was deeply illuminating and allowed her to discover a unique way to combine reiki and sound therapy for healing purposes.
ritual house of yoga is excited to be hosting daniella’s sound baths once a month. A sound bath is an improvised concert with crystal singing bowls, vocal toning, and often gongs as well. During a sound bath you are bathed in healing vibrations that help you achieve deep states of relaxation, where the brain entrains to the meditative theta state and the body moves into a process of healing and repairing itself. You may experience emotional release as the vibrations help move blockages that have been stuck in your energy body, as well as physical sensations. It is my intent to assist you in releasing anything that is no longer serving you, and to help bring in resonant healing energy for your body, mind and spirit. You will leave feeling re-tuned and replenished, with a sense of restored balance.
During a typical sound bath you will be laying on the floor in a comfortable position while the waves of sound wash over you. It is a good idea to bring something to lay on such as a yoga mat, and to bring a blanket, pillows, and anything else you may need to feel comfortable on the floor.
Daniella is an Usui Reiki Master and certified Sound Healer practicing in the greater Seattle area.
Betsy’s mission is to empower folks to take their wellness into their own hands with effective, intelligent and easy-to-do self-myofascial release techniques. Her experience includes nearly a decade of teaching yoga with prior experience as a meditation, thai yoga, martial arts and women’s health educator/practitioner. in recent years she has specialized in self-myofascial release and founded wellround which launched in 2019. The progression from one-on-one massage to classroom self-massage to the Wellround in-home app and kit is making quality deep tissue release increasingly more affordable and available to everyone.
join betsy at ritual house every other month for wellround release: a full body myofascial release workshop. Two hours of rolling out the tight places and stuck spots from your top to your toes is what everybody with a body needs!
In addition to her ongoing self-guided study of Myofascial Release and yoga, she is trained in Yoga Tune Up®, Prana Flow, NeuroKinetic Therapy and Thai Yoga. Betsy sends gratitude to her most impactful teachers: Jill Miller, Shiva Rea, Cosetta Romani and Master Yom.
E-RYT 500, Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Certified, Lululemon Ambassador, BA Psychology, Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do