Hot Hatha

This class is taught by:

Laura Sinclair

I moved to Washington from Illinois in 2004 with my family and absolutely love it here. My professional background is business
development and sales. With over 10+ years working in the corporate world I found myself dreading going to work every day.
Although I was great at what I did, it wasn’t my passion. I remember numerous phone calls to my boyfriend about how miserable
I was and he said, well, what would make you happy? I responded with, honestly… teaching full time.
I have my 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate and have been teaching Hot Yoga since May of 2009. When I teach, I want my clients to get a great workout but also to find themselves again. Yoga allows you to slip into a place of
meditation, relaxation and where for 1 hour you have zero worry, zero concern of what you left at the doors when you walked in.
My students will be those that are at the beginning of their fitness and wellness journey as well as mid to senior level enthusiasts.
I want my personal training or group fitness to help clients accomplish things they never thought they could. Provide them with
challenging and inspiring workouts where they can see physical change quickly and continually. Everyone comes in with different
fitness levels and I welcome everyone.

Adam Riehl

Adam started doing yoga in 2012 due to lower back pain and an excess of free time. His practice soon turned into a passion. His yoga practice has helped him lose weigh, gain flexibility and conquer his back issues. In 2015, Adam received his 200 RYT through Open Up! Yoga with Danielle Zissou. Since then, he has enjoyed the journey of teaching and continuing to find meaning in his own practice. He is an interactive teacher, with challenging flows and energeticly calm classes.

Elena Radic

Elena has always been passionate about health and fitness. Being an avid runner for many years and feeling its affects, she turned to yoga for healing.
It was in 2007 that solidified her yoga practice as she used it to recovery from disc surgery. Wanting to share her passion, she earned her 200 hour teaching certification in 2010, and kids teaching certification from Next Generation Yoga. Elena aspires to create unity, through teaching compassion and kindness to ourselves and others, empowering children as well as adults through the essence of yoga. She is honored to share Be One Yoga with all of you.
She enjoys attending workshops and trainings to continually bring new and inspiring ideas to her students. With her soothing nature and trusted presence in the room, Elena leads a class to challenge, inspire, and evoke each student’s personal best.

Jo Parsons

Jo teaches yoga because she herself has healed so much of her own life with yoga, and she wants to teach others that they can do the same. A lifelong battle with depression, anxiety, and weight issues led Jo to try yoga 14 years ago, and her life was completely changed forever! She started teaching yoga full time after completing her Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in 2006. She also completed an extensive course on giving hands-on adjustments called Teacher Assistant Program (T.A.P.) at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga with Master Baptiste Teacher Lisa Black. Her newest love is Yin Yoga and she completed her Yin Yoga certification with Bernie Clark November 2015. Slowing down and “BE-ing” is what Jo loves about yin yoga (a slower, deeper, gentler style of yoga that targets and strengthens the connective tissues of the body – mainly the joints). Yin yoga helped Jo heal her own body that she felt was wearing down from so many years of living a very active life. The two styles of yoga perfectly complement each other to create more balance not just in body, but in our souls too. Jo's ability to connect with her students and understand their suffering, and their triumphs (emotional, physical, and spiritual) is as unique as she is. Her classes are fun, inspirational, light-hearted yet challenging, and filled with love, music, and soul!

Kim Wands

Kim’s first yoga class was over a decade ago, but her dedication to the practice began after a knee injury in 2010. She began teaching after completing her 200 hour Hatha training in 2012, and has since been trained through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. Kim’s classes have been described as challenging, but not pushy. She firmly believes yoga fits every body, and seeks to assist any student that comes her way; wherever they are at in their yoga journey. Her teaching works to cultivate integrity, self awareness, and compassion on the mat in order to show up as the best possible version of oneself where it really counts: off the mat and into your life and community.

Mariko Johnston

Mariko is inspired by helping others, learning from others and creating community through the common language of yoga. She loves nothing more than witnessing the evolution of the human spirit once it is discovered and nurtured. She teaches in the hope of sharing the transformative practice of yoga with everyone. She combines her experience and expertise with training, movement and anatomy to create a challenging and safe environment for students to explore their edge. She often encourages her students to surpass their own expectations. Her classes are designed to challenge and strengthen both body and mind.

Mariko completed her RYT 200 at Shakti in 2014 and went on to complete Shakti's Teacher Mentorship Program working with Zak Endicott and Nicole Tsong. In 2016 she completed "Life of a Yogi" 500 hour training, which included training in advanced pranayama and mediation techniques, in New York with her beloved teacher Dharma Mittra. Mariko is also a certified holistic lifestyle coach and personal trainer with specializations in corrective exercise, performance enhancement.

Zach Halley

Zach began practicing yoga in 2009 after his girlfriend (and now fiancé) dragged him along to a hot 90-minute power class. After surviving that class, Zach began to work yoga into his routine and enjoyed all of the benefits, both physical and mental. As a means to deepen his practice, Zach took teacher training in 2011 and began teaching shortly after and ever since. Zach really enjoys seeing the growth and transformation of his students, and cherishes the relationships he has developed through yoga. Zach taught yoga in the Bellingham area while earning a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Washington University. After graduating in 2013, Zach moved back to the Seattle area. During business hours, Zach is an international accountant. His real passion is teaching and taking yoga. Outside of work and yoga, Zach lives with his fiancé and two large dogs, Carly and Thor. Zach knows that yoga will always and forever be a part of life.

Nan Affleck Hardt

Nan is a licensed massage therapist, a yogi, a mom, a beekeeper, a snowboarder, and a co-ed soccer player. She began studying massage therapy and discovering its healing effects in 2007. She completed her training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in California and she specializes in deep tissue, trigger point release, shiatsu, sports massage, and craniosacral therapy. Her therapeutic massage style focuses on relieving muscle tension and knots and she will customize each massage to meet your wellness goals. Nan will knead you like a ball of dough and stretch you out like taffy so that you will leave the table feeling longer, looser, and ready to get back to doing what you love!

Practicing yoga has changed Nan's life for the better. As she worked to deepen her yoga practice, she found that yoga healed her physical body, stabilized her emotions, and strengthened her connection to others. She received her first 200 hour training with Lisa Black at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga in 2014, and followed that with the Teacher Mentorship program at Shakti in 2015. Nan was fired-up after her first yoga teacher training because she learned to question her own limiting beliefs and realized that she was ready to go after her goals, no matter how scary or far off they seemed. She applied to the University of Washington where she studied Consciousness, and the science behind meditation, yoga, energy healing, dreams, animal and plant consciousness, and universal connection. She earned her BA in 2016, and aspiring to know more about yoga, Nan went on to complete Levels I, II, and Art of Assisting at the Baptiste Institute. In addition to having a strong vinyasa background, she completed Hot Hatha training at Firehouse Hot Yoga in 2016, and a Trauma Informed Yoga Behind Bars Training in 2017. She teaches yoga because she loves this work and she knows first hand how magical it is to get present and access new possibilities through yoga practice. When she is with you in the yoga room there is nowhere else she'd rather be.

An adaption of the classic 26 posture sequence that includes breathing exercises. Hatha systematically works the entire body to increase strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. The room is heated to warm the muscles in preparation for a safer stretch and to aid in the release of toxins.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Laura Sinclair
  • Tue Nov 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Laura Sinclair
  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Adam Riehl
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Elena Radic
  • Wed Nov 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Elena Radic
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Nov 23 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Kim Wands
  • Fri Nov 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kim Wands
  • Fri Nov 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Mariko Johnston
  • Sat Nov 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Kim Wands
  • Sat Nov 25 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Zach Halley
  • Sun Nov 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Adam Riehl
  • Mon Nov 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Nan Affleck Hardt
  • Mon Nov 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Elena Radic