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 >>

Carling Harps

I Love Hot Yoga Green Lake

Carling began her love affair with yoga in an instant. The beautiful blend of strength and flexibility drew her in and kept her coming back to her mat day after day, year after year. As a life long athlete and past as a competitive and collegiate cheerleader at the University of Washington, she was quickly attracted to the powerful, graceful movements of vinyasa yoga. When the time came to begin her journey into teaching, she began filming classes and leading via YouTube, as well as her website & blossoming online community at Patrick & Carling Yoga. Carling is trained by Annie Carpenter in a harmonious blend of Iyengar & Ashtanga yoga. Having studied anatomy, nutrition, labor and birth, Carling’s classes are informed by our body’s architecture and development. She... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>