Indira is a yogi who is passionate about life, people and yoga. She first discovered yoga in 2009, as a way to heal a back injury she got in a car accident. By experiencing the physical and the mental benefits of the yoga practice, Indira knew from the very beginning that yoga would become an important part of her life. In 2011, Indira completed her 200-hour teacher training, knowing that this was what she wanted to do – share the benefits of yoga and help people in their healing journeys. Having extensive experience in the corporate world, Indira felt confident combining her business skills and passion for yoga to build a successful yoga studio where people could feel safe and welcomed. Today, a proud owner of Live Love Flow Yoga Studio, Indira works with a diverse group of talented teachers. Off the mat, Indira enjoys spending time with her family and travelling, especially to Europe, where she grew up. She often brings her worldliness into the classroom in addition to her spirituality and yoga philosophy.
Darcelle grew up in Tacoma, Washington playing basketball and loving fitness. Graduating from University of Washington with a degree in Public Health, she became a NASM certified personal trainer and a Mad Dogg Spinning instructor. Continuing her fitness journey through group classes and she instantly fell in love, especially with indoor cycling. Group classes creates a community for unity, accomplishment. and hard work. The music will keep you moving, working and dripping sweat through the entire class! She is committed to sharing her passion for fitness, while leaving you empowered and excited for what is important to you!
My tapas for yoga was ignited in 2010 upon attending my first class with a friend. Despite never having practiced and not knowing what to expect, I said “Yes” to the opportunity! During that class I felt a profound inexplicable and energetic resonance with the practice and teachings of yoga. I knew I had found my path, thus beginning my journey as a regularly practicing Yogini and instructor. As both student and teacher, I approach my mat with a beginner’s mind, a compassionate heart, and an open spirit which allows my practice to continue to grow and evolve me spiritually, mentally and physically. After having gastric bypass surgery in 2010 and searching for a physical activity to support my changing body and ongoing journey toward improved health, yoga was the perfect fit! Before finding yoga and cultivating my regular practice I spent the majority of my life extremely unhealthy, completely disconnected from my body and mind. Through my yoga practice and Teacher Training I experienced a deep connection with my physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, as well as discovering the uplifting support of an inclusive community of like-minded yoginis and yogis. As a recovering alcoholic, emotional overeater, and survivor of depression and anxiety, yoga continues to support my journey toward well-being and overall health. The benefits I experience through my practice are without limits and beyond measure. I have the utmost gratitude for the ongoing cultivation of greater self-awareness and unconditional compassion. Every time I step onto the mat with that beginner’s mind, I smile as I’m reminded that yoga is for every body and I have abiding faith that my practice meets me exactly where I am in each moment. By practicing yoga both on and off the mat I am better able to serve myself and others by being open about my healing journey and sharing what speaks to and works for me. Yoga continues to provide me with a path to greater healing and cultivation of my authentic self, deepening the connection between my spiritual, mental and emotional bodies every time I step on the mat. I
have truly come to understand I am the conduit through which the yoga flows! My greatest hope is to continue to be of service to myself and others through my practice. Whether you are new to yoga or a long time practitioner, may you find your own resonance with the ancient physical and philosophical teachings!
Datza was introduced to yoga more than 13 years ago when she moved to Seattle from Riga, Latvia. With her background in dance and fitness, she developed a natural love for the asana practice and it grew into desire to teach. Datza is 200RYT graduate from Samadhi teacher training lead by Kathleen Hunt and Steve Davis and her lovely mentor Jennifer Isaacson. In her classes, Datza strives to blend her love of music and movement with playful, yet challenging and creative sequencing. She motivates her students to work to their potential and discover new possibilities of strength, flexibility and balance while doing it with “it feels good” attitude and using modifications as needed. She encourages students to find inner connections of body, mind and soul and to take it what they learn on the yoga mat and apply it into all areas of life. Datza teaches vinyasa yoga and cycle + flow classes. In her cycle classes do expect to sweat out all the nonsense what you are no more in need, by working at your edge and listening to the best beats this world has to offer. “If you want something in your life you never had, you’ll have to do something, you’ve never done.” JD Houston.
Danielle lives and breathes group fitness, and has been sharing this passion with her students since 2006. She is an ACE certified group fitness instructor with endorsements in Cycling, Barre,Yoga, Kickboxing, Step, Strength Conditioning, and more. Danielle personally experienced the transformative power of group exercise, overcoming life-long obesity in her mid-twenties through a combination of diet and exercise. She enjoys helping others reach their goals so that each person can inspire those around them to be the best possible version of themselves. Expect a high energy and intense ride sequenced to edgy, driving music.
When Don is not working on his afternoon radio show , “The Ron and Don Show” on 97.3 KIRO FM/SEATTLE, you can find him climbing Rainer , racing a bike across America, or playing with his five year old and rescue Basset Hound. Don is a Master cycle instructor in his 17th year of teaching. Don teaches a very unique class that involves “drop saddle” techniques that are blended with “tempo training”, “whistle training” and ” interval training”. While you will see some very strong athletes in Don’s classes, he takes pride in teaching to ALL levels. So whether you are getting ready for the STP or you just want to slim down and burn over 1000 calories, don’t be intimidated and come ride!!! See you soon in the cycle room. Hip Hip
Melissa Galvan has over 9 years of experience as a Pilates Instructor (550 Certification hours prior to teaching) and Pilates Instructor Certification Trainer (230 Certification hours prior to leading Pilates Instructor Certification Program), Barre instructor, TRX instructor, specializes in Pre-natal and Post-natal fitness, and brings excitement, passion, and challenge to every class that she teaches.
Whether in a private lesson or a group class setting, Melissa’s ability to help clients of ALL fitness levels find their own challenge point while staying in a pain free range is exceptional.
When not teaching, you will find Melissa outdoors playing with her two small boys, or taking herself through High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) around the Seattle neighborhood where she lives.
Brittany is a native Washingtonian, currently loving life in West Seattle and all things Alki.
Outside of teaching cycle, Brittany is perusing her career in the bio-tech industry and feels Seattle is a perfect place to be part of exciting medical advances and career-driven professionals.
Brittany loves to share her passion for fitness and believes that cycling and yoga are two key workouts for a balanced, happy life; and when she discovered Live Love Flow, it highlighted the best of both worlds. The importance of posture, breath and freeing your mind can be applied to all yogis and cyclists. The empowerment you feel from sharing your energy and space through a workout is what makes communities stronger. In her free moments, she loves spending time with her husband, family and friends. Anything that can bring people together is what she loves most. Oh and, Go Zags!
Brittany is a true Seattleite and fitness fanatic. Being raised in the PNW, Brittany was a competitive softball and volleyball player. During off-season, you could find Brittany skiing or indoor cycling for conditioning…(and pure enjoyment) which is where her passion grew for the bike.
Upon graduating from University of Washington, she went through the Schwinn Cycling Certification to turn her hobby into a part-time profession.
Brittany finds great fulfillment in teaching, encouraging all students to clear their minds while engaging in this full-body, intense workout! Expect great beats and positive energy during her classes.
Outside of cycle, Brittany is an active Realtor since 2007 and resides in the Wallingford neighborhood with her fiancé and puppy.
Teaches the yoga. Plays the sports. Makes the art. Drinks the coffee. Loves the people. Lives the life. Morgan Zion has been an athlete all her life. Growing up she maintained her passion for athleticism as a varsity basketball & soccer star and went on to play D1 college soccer. While early in college, she developed a passion for yoga as a healing & challenging activity that she would first hate & later find a irresistible love for. After college she began practicing & teaching power vinyasa yoga. While growing in both her training & teaching she began to develop her own Hypsy Gypsy flow which is centered around athleticism, challenge, empowerment, fun, inner peace & just a touch of sexy. In her other life she is often seen doing a plethora of handstands in public, wearing eclectic varieties of clothing and drawing at a local coffee shops.
Dawn Irene Aragón, PhD
STRONG • BALANCED • BEAUTIFUL
Helping myself whilst serving others, I am deep in my dharma. Twenty years ago, I knew I needed to mediate, to quiet my racing thoughts and elevate my shadows. Auspiciously, as I began serving veterans with cancer as a whole health psychologist, I was introduced to the bhakti yogic path via Siddha Yoga Meditation; received my yoga teacher certification from Sri Dharma Mittra (2006). In yogasana, I endeavor to refine simple movements with advanced awareness and make mindful attempts with humble repetition. Movement is always informed by Prāṇāyāma. My teaching is a fierce experiential journey wherein yoga philosophy plays out in the body—riding the flow between strength (iRON) and softness (FAERY).
The spark of AcroYoga was ignited at Burning Man where I embraced the mantra of “Trust & Surrender;” received my AcroYoga teacher certificate from the co-founders of AcroYoga International (2007). The insatiable hunger for a deeper understanding of vinyasa took me on a month-long journey to London, UK, for Edward Clark’s Tripsichore Vinyasa Intensive Study Course (2014). ~iF~ Prana Guides Your Practice, Anything Is Possible.
April Coutiño was born in El Paso, Texas, but having a family in the military, she has lived in various places around the world. With years of training in Ballet and competitive sports, such as basketball and volleyball, she has always had an interest in movement and health. Once she graduated from High School, April moved to Houston to attend the University of Houston. It was here that she started training in Mixed Martial Arts. She competed as a professional fighter, incorporating boxing, kickboxing and wrestling. It was during this time that she also found her love for teaching. Through yoga, cycling and resistance training she has not only increased her strength and flexibility significantly but she was able to achieve the balance in her body and mind that she has been looking for. As an instructor April uses her diverse background and combines her love for movement, music and teaching to help her students find their own personal balance.
Samantha is a fitness enthusiast and Nationally Certified personal trainer, as well as being an indoor cycle, indoor row, & group fitness instructor. She strongly believes in the necessity for an active lifestyle, encompassing a balance of all the compulsory components of fitness. Over the years, it has given Samantha great satisfaction to pass along her existing knowledge and enthusiasm with the highest standard of service, safety and professionalism to those wanting to adopt a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being.
In addition to being an avid personal trainer and participating in all avenues of health and fitness, Samantha is in the process of acquiring a sports nutrition certification, thus further rounding out her health and fitness skill set. As a personal trainer, and group fitness instructor, Samantha enjoys mentoring her clients and members to achieve their goals of health and wholeness. Coupled with the belief that “you are stronger than you think – dig deep…PUSH ,”
Samantha views her profession of training / coaching / instructing as one of encouragement and empathy while encouraging her clients to push beyond what they first thought possible.
After taking her own fitness and weight loss journey, Samantha cultivated a deep love of helping others experience the sense of accomplishment and the entire life change that fitness brought to her – ‘One Body, One Life, Live like you’re in your Prime!’
Max has been teaching yoga since 2013, when he completed his 200-hour training in San Diego. He teaches a variety of styles including vinyasa, hot, and yin, aside from a variety of other fitness classes. Coming from an athletic background, Max found that yoga offered an opportunity to balance his other sports and tap into true mobility – flexibility and strength. What started as a very physical practice over time manifested into a mental and spiritual practice as well. Max creates classes that are energetic and accessible to everyone in the room, regardless of experience, focused on strengthening our bodies and our awareness.
Deborah King has been teaching for ten years altogether and is a lifelong practitioner of yoga, having grown up with a mother who taught yoga and creative movement. Her study deepened as she intensified her study of the theatrical arts as a teenager, and when she came to The Theatre School of DePaul University, she discovered the Iyengar tradition. She has studied in many eclectic traditions with many wonderful teachers, and with her first pregnancy, began teaching herself. She received her certification from Eight Limbs Yoga in Chicago, under Per Erez, Miguel Latronica, and Carla Douros, and went on to assist in the Teacher training for 2 years, as well as being the prenatal and postnatal presenter. She taught beginning, advanced, continuing, prenatal, postnatal, and childrens’ yoga, and apprenticed for 2 1/2 years with Gabriel Halpern at Yoga Circle in Chicago in therapeutic yoga in the Iyengar tradition. In Seattle, she studies Vijnana yoga with Kathryn Payne. After some years off with her exquisite children, she returned to teaching in Seattle at the beginning of 2013. Also a professional actress, she has been seen in Seattle at ACT and Seattle Children’s Theatre, and many theatres in Chicago, as well as several films. Her classes emphasize the internal experience of alignment, the use of intent to explore the body’s story, and the practice of yoga as both process and celebration.
Shruthi Krishnaswamy was born in India, raised in the Middle East and India, and has lived in the US since her college days in 1998. She has lived in Seattle since 2006 with her hubby. Her adventurous nomadic life has allowed her to experience different cultures and perspectives, and she continues to travel a lot! After spending several years in Training and Organizational development departments at corporations including IBM and Cigna Health, she decided it was time to make a switch, after completing her yoga teacher training, in 2013.
Shruthi started practicing yoga in 2006 and is passionate about a variety of styles of yoga including Vinyasa and Yin Yoga ! She is also a great believer in the benefits of Pranayama and meditation. Once again she believes that one size doesn’t fit all, and that every individual needs to find a form of yoga/exercise that satisfies their mind, body and soul!
When she is not busy doing or teaching yoga, Shruthi is busy with her entrepreneurship venture, Pittura Arte, a line of unique hand painted accessories, and exhibiting her fine art at a variety of art shows.
Singing, cooking, engaging in philosophical discussions, and caring for family and friends are some of Shruthi’s other passions in life.
Her favorite personal quote is –
Soar like an eagle!
Always do your best and leave the rest to the universe
You are the maker of your own destiny
But remember, not everything is under your control !
I began practicing yoga regularly in 2007 for exercise. It soon became much more than just a physical practice. It became a way of being in the world for me. I completed the 200 hour teacher training through 8 Limbs Yoga in 2013. My personal practice and the practice I teach is dynamic, flowing, and focuses greatly in connecting breath with movement. Also, yoga should be fun and laughter is always welcome. I want to send out a heartfelt thanks to my teachers over the years who have influenced me and who I have borrowed from—Steve Davis, Kathleen Hunt, Tami Hafzalla, Jodi Boone, Colin Patterson, Amber Tande, and many others. And, a special thanks to Indira Avdic for giving me a chance to teach, when I was a brand new, inexperienced yoga teacher. In addition to teaching yoga, I’m an RN and work with at risk pregnant women and at risk families that are parenting an infant under a year old to help them on their journey to become awesome moms and dads.
From Leslie’s first class, she was instantly drawn to yoga as a way of reconnecting and coming home to the body. This translated into a passion for all things wellness, and Leslie soon found herself in private practice offering yoga therapy and holistic nutrition to bring healing to the lives of others.
In Leslie’s group classes, you can expect to flow slowly with breath, attention to alignment, and with yoga therapy sequences threaded throughout. Outside of the studio, Leslie can be found trail running, cooing at the sea otters in the Seattle Aquarium, or making a complete (but delicious) mess in her kitchen.
Kathleen Hunt has had a lifelong passion for dance and movement. After graduating with a BA in Dance from the University of Washington, she went on to receive numerous grants and commissions to produce/ choreograph/perform and collaborate on dance and performance art productions with various multimedia artists.
Kathleen owes her understanding of yoga to world renowned teachers: Swami Shankarananda, Dharma Mitra, Marie Svoboda, Sri Tripura Sundari, Sri K Patabhi Jois and Aadil Palkhivala to name a few. Hunt created ‘Samadhi Yoga’ while teaching at Physical Culture Dance Center from 1987-1998. In 1995 she formed the ‘Samadhi Yoginis’ dance troupe which performed at yoga conferences, schools, senior centers and nightclubs. She founded/co-directed the Samadhi Yoga Center on Capitol Hill with Steven Davis from 1999-2014 and created the Yoga Alliance certified Samadhi Yoga Teacher Training program in 1998, training over 200 teachers. She currently teaches at YoBe – Yoga on Beacon, Velocity Dance Center as well as working with private clients and guest teaching and Live Love Flow Studio in Madison Valley.
Mindful movement has been a consistent thread in all of Jocelyn’s passions, whether it was gymnastics as a young girl or competitive dance through college.
This insight led Jocelyn to take her first yoga class ten years ago. She instantly fell in love with the not only the physical, but also mental practice. Over time, she realized the endless benefits of yoga beyond the mat. Since then Jocelyn has become a dedicated student and teacher of Vinyasa flow with an alignment-based focus. She received her 200-hour teacher training at in Boston at Back Bay Yoga with Ame Wren and David Regelin. Her mission is to share a holistic yoga practice to help you leave your mat mindful, refreshed, and craving more.
As a cognitive researcher by day and yoga teacher by night, Laura encourages students to embrace their personal curiosity and conduct their own physical and emotional investigations through the practice of yoga. Her sequences offer a general understanding of the body’s anatomical composition and her instruction helps cultivate awareness in safe and playful expressions.
Laura is a graduate of the 8 Limbs Yoga Teacher Training Program in Seattle, WA. She also holds a specialized certification in Prenatal and Postnatal yoga instruction obtained through Synergy Yoga School. Additionally, Laura is a certified Street Yoga and Yoga Behind Bars volunteer teacher.
Britt believes that all of the best things in live make you sweat. Always an athlete, Britt has a tried a variety of sports from dance, to rowing, to MMA. After finding cycling and yoga in 2013, her view of activity changed. It was no longer about burning calories but a love of movement. Her positivity, passion for activity, and love of motivation in the group fitness community drove her to become an instructor. Now she shares her love of movement with her students.
Get ready to sweat. This is the ultimate cycle experience. The class is taught in a tempo based style, mostly out of saddle. There will be a mix of drills from sprints, to hills, to upper body, and core work. Make sure to bring water and a positive attitude! There will be lots of “wooing”
Aneta has been practicing Yoga for 9 years and fell in love right away! After several years of personal practice she decided to get certified in Flow Fit – A high intensity yoga practice that incorporates strength training, weights, and barre. “ My goal was to maximize your hour- and provide the best full body work out possible, I always felt my best after high intensity work outs and love that I could incorporate Yoga with that”.
When not teaching Aneta enjoys hanging out with family, friends, hiking, and traveling!