Leaders

yoga instructor

Lindsay Lambert (Owner of Paddling Yogini LLC & One Mind Yoga)

Lindsay grew up in the Bellevue/Issaquah area and went to Sammamish high school, where she graduated in 2002.
An athlete all of her life, Lindsay’s 12+ years background in competitive swimming, ultimately lead to her career in teaching. She began teaching aquatic based classes and became a ARC Lifeguarding 18 years ago. Then 7 years ago moved out of the pool to focus on land-based fitness. Lindsay practiced Vinyasa, power Flow, mat Pilates, PiYo®, and TRX® (Suspension Training) for years before pursuing her certifications.
Lindsay fell in love with Vinyasa yoga and mat Pilates for the benefits of balance, flexibility, and breath awareness. Specializing in Ashtanga yoga with a Vinyasa flow, she has a passion for challenging her students and helping them to take their practice to the next level. Inversions, arm balancing, deep bends, and twist are just some of her favorite explorations in practice.
3 years ago, Lindsay decided to put her knowledge of water and land based exercise together. Through Bliss Paddle Yoga she certified as a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga instructor and then certified twice as a PaddleFit® Core coach. She now teaches and races paddleboards on bodies of water all over the PNW.
As a teacher, Lindsay’s passion is to make a positive impact on students’ lives. She believes through a healthy mind, body, and spirit you can achieve anything. She enjoys teaching all ability levels, beginners to advanced students.
As a mother, Lindsay feels a healthy lifestyle should be introduced to children at a young age and encouraged through their lives. She is very passionate about raising her two children and helping them learn to lead healthy lives of their own one day. Lindsay began teaching Big Kids and Tween Yoga classes in Issaquah, WA over 3 years ago for her children to be able to grow their practice. Contact her today: Info@OneMind.Yoga

Carley (Owner of Carley Yoga)

In 2015, Carley earned her 200 hour teaching certificate through 8 Limbs Yoga Centers and became a certified SUP Yoga instructor through Paddle Bliss. She has also taken workshops with Annie Carpenter, Carmen Aguilar, and Kino MacGregor.

“What draws me to yoga is what it does for my body and my mind. I feel more confident in my own body, fulfilled and centered by the end of my practice no matter if it was a “good” practice or not. I also, enjoy both the challenge and therapeutic opportunities yoga offers. I like teaching all levels and love sharing yoga with people because I believe in its healthy effects in every aspect of our lives. I hope to guide my students in a gentle and strong practice, learning to cultivate strength and mobility for a practice that can last you a lifetime!”  Contact her today: CarleyRidoutHeath@gmail.com 

Amy (Owner of Enliven Here)

Amy, raised in New Orleans, LA began her yoga journey in 1995 and continues to develop through practice & humility. Once a National ranking Competitive Figure Skater, Marathon Runner and now recreational cyclist & skier Amy has experienced the physical, emotional, & mental challenges to win, to greatly fail, and learning to to get back up.  After graduating from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor Degree in Construction Management Amy created a very success 20+ year career being part of multi-million dollar projects. Amy’s days were full and long as construction never sleeps so her yoga practice became her place to heal and counter pose the stress hidden deep within her whole body & mind.  Loving her own practice and having the time to dedicate (no kids) Amy received her 500 hour Viniyoga Certification in 2007 and completed her Yoga Therapist Certification in May 2013 accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapist.  After having her son in 2009, Amy decided to quit her career in Construction and focus on her new path as Mama and teach Yoga & Meditation. Contact her today: therapeuticyogaworks@yahoo.com   

Sarah (Owner of Happy Baby Birth Services)

Sarah grew up with her mother practicing yoga at home, and began her own yoga practice in her teens to balance the effects of weightlifting.  She’s dropped the weightlifting, but has continued to explore yoga, which has supported her in many ways in the years since. At present, she’s cultivating a practice for long term physical health, and beginning to explore how increase her social justice work informed by study in the yamas and niyamas. She teaches asana as practices for lifelong physical and mental health. Her intention is to help students create and cultivate their own practice in calm and nurturing space.  Her asana classes integrate strength, flow, and mindfulness to promote self-awareness in mind and body. She is especially passionate about working with expectant and new mothers to cultivate practices that nurture and support them through the transformations of pregnancy and early parenthood. In addition to teaching yoga, Sarah is a birth doula and childbirth educator serving the Eastside (www.happybabyseattle.com). Sarah combines an academic background in human anatomy and public health with training in Eastern and Western philosophy.  After 15 years of personal practice, Sarah completed 200 hour and Prenatal Yoga teacher training at 8 Limbs Yoga Center, and is currently pursuing a 500 hour certification.  In her free time, she loves to hike, camp, and travel with her family and spend time with her two boys. Contact her today: sjordan99@gmail.com

Lori (Owner of Morning Glory Yoga)

Lori grew up in New Jersey and spent most of her adult life in Indianapolis. She moved to Issaquah in 2015 and absolutely loves life in the Pacific Northwest. Lori has been practicing yoga since 1999. Although she was initially attracted to yoga for the physical challenge, she soon came to appreciate the more mindful benefits of her yoga practice. Making a positive difference in people’s lives is important to Lori, so as her personal practice grew she wanted to bring yoga to other people. Lori earned her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate at All People Yoga Center in Indianapolis in 2002 and studied Iyengar Yoga for several years with Jyoti Hansa. She began teaching vinyasa yoga at various yoga studios in Indianapolis in 2002 and appreciates any opportunity to share the joy of yoga with others.
Lori aspires to integrate the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga in her classes through alignment, conscious breathing, and mindfulness. She begins each class with few moments of centering and focused breathing and ends each class with 5-10 minutes of deep relaxation. Throughout her classes, Lori links movement with breath and provides verbal cues to help students maintain some mindfulness of their body. She hopes you will come to her classes ready to learn and laugh and leave feeling more peaceful, joyful, and contented. Contact her today: lorieheath@live.com

Brigitte (Owner of Brigitte Bonaci)

Brigitte grew up in Bellevue, Washington and went to college at Florida Institute of Technology where she studied Psychology and Communications.
Brigitte recently obtained her yoga teaching certificate in Kathmandu, Nepal at the Mandala Yoga Studio. A truly amazing experience in which she was completely immersed in yoga. Not only did she learn about asanas (poses), modifications, and adjustments, but also about aspects beyond the physical exercise related to the practice, such as history, philosophy, and meditation.
In 2008, Brigitte had a major spinal fusion surgery where most of her spine was fused. Tightness overcome her entire body and it took a very long time to realize that she needed to be stretching in her life, because as she got older the tightness developed into pain and it was holding her back from things she wanted to do. Brigitte began practicing yoga in 2015 and soon found that yoga was the way to healing her body and mind.
Through teaching yoga, Brigitte hopes to show people that anyone can do yoga. Her desire is to help people incorporate yoga into their lives so they may find happiness and health. Contact her today: brigittebon@hotmail.com