After sharing yoga as movement practice for nine years, Amy Brock received her 200 hour certificate from Peachtree Yoga Center in 2016. She currently teaches at the E-RYT 200 level and is working to obtain her 500 hour certification. She is trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative styles. Amy’s classes include breath-centered movement, supportive alignment cues, and trauma informed instruction. She has an extensive background in modifying yoga to support diverse populations including children, teens, persons with special needs, trauma related disorders, and unique structural alignment conditions.
Yoga has been an enormous gift to me. Ten years ago I went through a great deal of change; some good, some not-so-good. Yoga was good medicine for me. I had a choice to maintain the status quo (work a corporate job) or do something way off my radar. Because yoga got me through moments of big change, I made the commitment to become a teacher. It was the best choice I made to save me from going down the same ‘ol road. It’s definitely changed my life…for the better.
When you look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Am I fulfilled?” “Am I truly being who I am?” If the answer is yes, that’s wonderful! If the answer is no, a yoga practice might be your new home. Either way, it’s good stuff.
In my class, there’s no ‘have to be flexible, wear the right clothes, or have a fancy mat". It’s not like that at Breathe anyway. Come as you are.
When I teach, I’m just me. I can be silly. I can be deep. Usually I’m both. I love to include breathing techniques that I believe we can all use…for life. If you have questions or want something from your class experience, I’m here for you.
Through my own yoga practice I continue to grow, and I am forever learning from my teachers and from my students. I remain a thirsty student of yoga, and of life and it’s surprises.
Gail Lordi fuses her insight as a massage therapist and practitioner of healing modalities with her career as a dedicated student and teacher of yoga. Her seasoned experience in the healing arts channels through her as a supportive energy in her yoga classes. She offers practical guidance of body mechanics and strives for creating balance of the body and mind with a true respect for diversity.
A worldly education of healing and yoga began for Gail in Massachusetts at the Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health, and she completed her initial yoga teacher training at the Aura Wellness Center where she graduated with high honors. As a massage therapist she apprenticed for two years in Japan to study Shiatsu where she also earned her Level 1 Reiki attunement and practiced Zazen meditation.
Thai Yoga Massage study began for Gail in 2012 in Alaska, which continued when she moved to the Pacific Northwest. In 2018 she completed Primal Vinyasa yoga teacher training with Annie Adamson at Yoga Union. Gail is always continuing her studies through workshops, classes and trainings.
Off the mat, Gail enjoys outdoor activities in all seasons and finds healing in nature. Gardening, singing, reading, playing music, dancing and spending time with loved ones are all ways she fuels and shares her thriving spirit.
"Yoga has opened my heart and enhances my life in so many ways." ~Gail
I’m from Florida, where I studied financial mathematics at Florida State University. During my college career, I suddenly had some health conditions that were misdiagnosed by my doctors. Since the prescriptions didn’t help, I took healing into my own hands. I started taking yoga classes and immediately noticed positive changes in my body and mind.
Wanting to learn more about yoga and the human body, I completed yoga teacher training in 2014 and continue to practice as well as teach others.
In 2015 I moved to Washington with the hopes of adding more mindfulness and vitality into my life. I enrolled in massage school and became a licensed massage therapist in 2017. Throughout my education, I learned the intricacies of the human body that I’d been craving to know and how to manipulate soft tissues in a healing manner. I attended the Bodymechanics School of Massage and Myotherapy in Vancouver, which focuses heavily on the treatment of injuries and goal-oriented focus work. I learned Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi and Injury Treatment styles, all of which I incorporate into my massages.
I use my intuition and analytical skills to guide treatment sessions, and I enjoy working with a wide variety of people. I am grateful to work with such incredible healers at Breathe. It is a gift to come to work and feel loved, as we all do here.
Having studied at the Yoga Mala School is Light in Israel underneath Roxi Stolk, Lianne has been a certified yoga alliance yoga teacher since 2014, with 400+ class hours in vinyasa, ayurveda, pranayama, asana, anatomy and meditation. Her style of teaching irons out any knots in your energy from the head to the toes, finishing in spinal twists, backbends and inversions, leaving your body feeling completely at ease and centered.
Lianne has been practicing yoga since 2004 and doesn't go a day without visiting her mat. She is also a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer specializing in functional mobility, athletic performance, weight loss and high intensity interval training. She has been vegan since 2009 and has been practicing raw foods since 2015 after a three week water fast in Costa Rica at the Tanglewood Wellness Center. Lianne has healed herself of chronic inflammatory disease without the help of any medical professionals by turning to diet, lifestyle and mindfulness to bring about optimal health. She ran her own wellness practice in Israel for 3 years, managing a full time fitness studio, teaching yoga classes in cities across the north of Israel and coaching clients one-on-one in raw foods, personal training and yoga/mindfulness. Now she is back in the NW and working full time as a raw vegan lifestyle coach, yoga instructor and personal trainer.
Luis is a native New Yorker who lived across the United States while serving in the US Army as a medic. Along the way he has been a student of several types of martial arts but in 2004 he became acquainted with Tai Chi. Since then he has studied several styles, eventually becoming an Instructor for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.
With the goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle and continuously evolving in his practice, Luis utilizes his background in both the medical and fitness fields to assist others in being able to achieve their wellness goals. He is an avid hiker, volunteers with fellow Veterans and enjoys spending most of his time with his wife Dee Anne and their cats.
Tenaya has had a successful massage therapy practice in Vancouver since 1992, with almost 30 years in practice. In addition, he has been teaching yoga since 1996.
Tenaya began studying yoga in 1979 at Saddleback College in southern California. He studied with Sathya Sai Baba in India, learned breathwork from Sondra Ray, studied yoga through the Self Realization Fellowship of Paramahansa Yogananda, studied yoga with the Nityananda Institute and Qigong with Supreme Science Qigong.
Tenaya primarily teaches a form of hatha yoga sometimes called Viniyoga, Vinyasa or Desikachar (named after its founder). It is the oldest form of hatha yoga (over 1200 years old). This method integrates breath with movement while creating strength and flexibility.
Rather than ask people to conform to an ideal postural form, this tradition makes poses conform to the needs of the individual by utilizing poses/postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and other yoga techniques.
Certifications: Nationally certified in massage therapy (licensed in Washington), Tenaya received his training from the International Professional School of Bodywork (an Institute of Psycho-Structural Balance) and the Oregon School of Massage. He also received training in counseling and facilitation from the Sage Corporation and holds an Applied Behavioral Science degree from George Williams College (George Williams was the founder of the YMCA) in Downers Grove, Illinois. He received his Reiki certification through Usui Reiki Ryoho in 2006.
Tenaya has worked with chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists and medical practitioners. In addition, he has experience as a Master Massage Therapist at the well-known Ritz-Carlton Spa in Laguna Niguel, California and has worked for Club Corporation of America at the Renaissance Club in Phoenix, Arizona and the Courtside Tennis Club in Los Gatos, California.
Andrew is a licensed acupuncturist currently practicing in Camas, Washington. He holds a masters degree in Oriental Medicine and spends much of his time running the Acupuncture Relief Project, providing primary care at free clinics in rural Nepal.
A lifetime student of human energetics and healing arts, Andrew employs his practice of tai chi to help his patients achieve optimal health. As an avid mountaineer and competitive cyclist, Andrew applies the principles of yoga and tai chi to increase athletic strength and mental focus.
I AM Sarah and I am on a constant quest to embody the subtle balance between action and surrender in order to be evermore present and awake in this short and magical lifetime!
Through my unique lens I study the world by reading, traveling, being with nature and studying my own human body in order to gain insight into what it means to be alive – right now! It is especially true that through the study of the human body I have found my passion of exploring the subtle weaving of body, mind and spirit.
I use my own physical and emotional pain as a tool and a teacher to bring greater awareness to my healing arts; I am an avid student of the Chakras, Shamanic healing practices, and also have a Master level Reiki attunement. I am drawn to the movement practices of tai ji quan, yoga and ecstatic dance as way to explore my own energy centers, edges and boundaries and I invite you to join me!