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 >>

Elvis Garcia

I Love Hot Yoga Green Lake

My whole life I found myself struggling with what I would be, with what I would do with my life. I felt lost, battled depression and I would find my self in very dark place for most of my younger years. Nothing ever came easy; everything was a challenge except the love that I had for a simple and small activity called Color Guard. Color Guard is a uniformed team that spins flags, interpreting the music played by a marching band. I mastered the art easily, but what I learned was much bigger. Gaining skills and knowledge, I also learned how to express myself through dance, performance and overall, pure movement. Then, I fell into a dark place and started abusing drugs. I made the choice to start somewhere new, away from the trouble I had found. In 2005, I joined The Seattle Cascades Drum... Read the profile >>

Kylie Sutton

Modo Yoga Seattle

Kylie was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She grew up playing sports and her passion for volleyball took her all over the west coast playing for Varsity teams. She played a year of volleyball at UBCO and fell in love with the city, the amazing people and the active community. This experience solidified that this was where she wanted to call home one day. Kylie moved to Vancouver Island to complete her degree and finish off her volleyball career and during her last year of volleyball at Vancouver Island University her Chiropractor suggested trying Moksha Yoga as a preventative measure for all of her chronic injuries. After her first class at Moksha Yoga Nanaimo she was hooked and has never looked back ever since. She completed her Moksha Yoga certification in July 2008 and taught... Read the profile >>

Leah Zaccaria

hautyoga Queen Anne | shefayoga Roosevelt

I have always been avidly into fitness, dance, and movement and became passionate for yoga in 2006. Yoga changed my life. Coming from a stressful career environment where I work as a CPA for 15 years, yoga helped me quiet my mind and see my life for what it was and how I wanted it to be. It had been a dream of mine to own my own business. Therefore, I decided to marry my business expertise with my passion for yoga to create a studio that would be successful from a business standpoint but also reach and help people physically, emotionally and spiritually, as well as build a community where people feel safe and loved unconditionally. My first studio, hauteyoga Queen Anne has been open since 2009 and has grown into something bigger and better than I ever dreamed. I feel it is my dharma... Read the profile >>

Tommy Jerome

Olympic Athletic Club / Corepower Yoga

Tommy Jerome is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (ACSM). After a short stint playing college football that took its toll on his body, Tommy became increasingly interested in the human body and its whole potential. While at the University of Colorado, Tommy completed the Pre–Physical Therapy requirements that allowed him to manage the Wellness Division at the Integrative Rehabilitation Group in Redmond, Washington before landing at the Olympic Athletic Club. He currently works with endurance athletes, triathletes, cyclist and individuals who suffer from metabolic diseases as well as the everyday, "life athlete" who wants to pursue their passions outdoors and outside the normal, "gym" setting. He has continued his education at the Gray Institute of Applied Functional... Read the profile >>