University Village

Allison Barnes

Sol Yoga

Allison came to yoga after years of feeling quite certain it was not for her. Quite certain. Born and raised in Colorado, she moved to Seattle from Boulder on a whim in 2003 craving new experiences. With a background in athletics, personal training and a B.A. in health and rehabilitation, she became bored with the traditional gym model and discovered Power Vinyasa here in Seattle. The intense physicality of this style of yoga, coupled with the focus on proper breathing and an awareness of being present in each moment was beyond intriguing and rewarding for her. It became her passion and her new path, which quickly led to teacher training and opening SOL Yoga to share her love of yoga with a larger community. Allison strives to impart this same experience into every individual in... Read the profile >>

Amy McClimans

CrossFit Deliverance

The pursuit of fitness didn’t spark until Amy’s college years. She found herself constantly dabbling in different workout programs but consistency was a challenge. The introduction of CrossFit to her life solved that struggle. Having a different workout every day provided refreshing variety from previous workout programs. Due to the infinite scaleability of CrossFit it is something that you can grow with. It doesn’t matter your fitness level when you begin or even as you develop into an advanced athlete, there is something for everybody. Amy’s favorite aspect of CrossFit is being surrounded by so many people who are willing to work really hard, strive for excellence and are some of the nicest people she has ever met. The commonality of having a lifestyle pursuing fitness and... Read the profile >>

Sean O'connor

Shakti, Be Luminous

Sean O’Connor came to yoga in a most unremarkable way: In 2004 a studio opened in his neighborhood and he walked in. There was no eureka! moment, no kundalini rising, no epiphany – just a gradual realization that the consistent practice of yoga was having a significant impact on his life away from the mat. He was physically stronger, emotionally more balanced and happier – so he kept practicing. He came to Baptiste Power Vinyasa in early 2006, and was inspired to pursue teaching by his teachers and the power of the practice itself. He has studied with and been influenced by numerous teachers in the Seattle community and beyond, including Baron Baptiste, Eiric Ovrid, Lisa Black, Brian Kest and others. Sean has completed Level I and Level II teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste,... Read the profile >>