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KRISTEN HOFFMAN

OWNER | MANAGER
Kristen began her movement training at age three. She received her formal Ballet training at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Walnut Hill and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She was a company member at the Olympic Ballet Theatre and a member of the Professional Division at Spectrum Dance Theatre. In addition, she has a certification in Pilates instruction. 


Kristen competed for six years at a national level in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics. She was also a member of the 2011-2013 Lake Stevens High School Cheer Squad. Kristen performed in both Pacific Northwest Ballet and Olympic Ballet Theatre's  Coppélia, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.


She has a wealth of knowledge about movement, dance and how to develop a student's full potential through technique and conditioning. Kristen has been able to apply these skills to her teaching to create strong and healthy students.

 

While she does not instruct any yoga classes, she keeps busy by teaching Ballet classes and managing both our Premiere Studios NW’s dance company and PSNW Yoga businesses!

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DIANE BROOKS

50 HR CERTIFCATION

Like many yoga newbies, Diane initially took up my hatha practice as a component of a weight-loss strategy, more than 20 years ago. Her continued devotion to yoga is rooted in the practice’s ancient spiritual and philosophical teachings, which fit perfectly with the modern mindfulness movement.

She has been teaching yoga since 2013, including several years at Everett Community College. She is fluent with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, especially his 8 Limbs teachings and love to share the at knowledge with her classes.

 

Diane's  Yin sessions ex mindfulness and breath techniques while holding seated and reclined poses, increasing flexibility by gently opening the connective tissues.  Her Hatha classes are based in a style called Karuna, which is a blend of lyengar, Yin, Anusara, Flow and Kundalini. Karuna is Sanskrit for “compassion,” and this style is based on the concept that yoga should never be uncomfortable or cause physical strain. Diane received her teaching certifications from the American Yoga School and Creative Source Alliance, wellspring of the Karuna style of the late Paul MacNaughton. She also has completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Bernie Clark, the premier modern yin expert.

Diane instructs Yin and Kuruna Hatha.

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TARA CASH

200 HR CERTIFCATION

Tara began her yoga journey after she had her second child in 2016. When she found herself experiencing some really difficult times, a dear friend invited her to attend a Hatha yoga class at a local studio. It was in that class she learned that the practice of yoga has the potential to be a powerful medicine. It was through a dedicated yet simple practice that she started to heal and feel peace in her life. 

 

 

As her passion for yoga grew so did her desire to share this beautiful tradition. In 2022, she became certified to teach through the Akasha Yoga Academy where she studied breath based Hatha yoga. She continues to deepen her own practice by being a student in an advanced Hatha yoga and pranayama course. By the end of 2023, she will also be a certified Ayurvedic wellness coach. 

 

She believes we all have the potential to be our greatest teacher. She feels it an honor to simply guide her fellow practitioners to that remembering. 

Tara is one of our substitute instructors.

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KALIE KIMPLE

200 HR CERTIFCATION & MASSAGE THERAPIST

Kalie’s goals as a Yoga teacher are to facilitate movement practices to inspire good alignment, strong bodies, and to encourage all of her students to feel empowered in their daily lives, more aware of their felt sense and the mind body connection.

Kalie is excited and grateful to be apart of the Om Yoga Community and looks forward to working with you.

Kalie is a 200 Hour RYT and licensed massage therapist. Kalie completed her 200 hour training at The Grinning Yogi in Seattle. She also completed the Yoga Behind Bars Teacher Training in 2017 to work with incarcerated individuals as well as those who have experienced trauma and social injustice.

Kalie currently instructs Vinyasa and Restorative.

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LINDA KNUTSON

200 HR CERTIFICATION

Linda found Yoga when Jazzercise was popular! She had always been curious about yoga so she decided to take a class. Everything changed during that class. She found the poses relieving and revealing. The poses seemed natural and familiar. She was hooked. Even when she was not doing a weekly practice. Linda found herself doing poses during the day, chair pose even while brushing her teeth, warrior poses while walking the dog and shoulder pose just because she needed to bend that way!

 

She enjoys teaching evening classes to help you relax and end your day with a feeling of accomplishment as well as kindness. "Be thankful that you took time out of the day for you, and your body in turn will thank you for taking the time to nurture and care for your mind, body and soul."

Linda instructs Yin and Slow Flow.

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JACLYN MORGAN

200 HR CERTIFICATION

Jaclyn's personal experience has led her to believe that Yoga is for everybody and every body type. Growing up her mother regularly practiced Yoga and encouraged her to participate but  wanted nothing to do with it. She was overweight throughout the majority of her life and lacked flexibility so the physical practice of yoga intimidated her. When she was 21, she began hiking regularly and followed by stretching. She found the link between physical and mental health which inspired her to begin meditating. As she found more confidence in her body, she became more willing to try new things. She found a simple yoga practice that she could complete at home which included meditation, breath, stretching, as well as light strength building and cardio exercise.

 

The addition of yoga into my routine changed her life for the better and ignited a passion for mental health advocacy. Jaclyn attended Central Washington University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She found a career in Applied Behavior Analysis which she practiced for three years after receiving her degree. As yoga continued to be a large part of her life, she recognized the stark similarities between yogic ideals and physiological practices. She decided to leave her career in psychology in order to teach stress management and help students gain control of their physical and mental health through the practice of yoga.

 

Yoga has taught her to let go of unnecessary stress; to pause and breathe whenever needed. Yoga has also taught her to be grateful for her body as it is at every stage. After the first decade of her yoga journey, she feels more comfortable in her own skin than ever. She has gained the tools to cope with life's inevitable challenges. To her, yoga is so much more than exercise; it is a means of finding peace during trying times, a way to connect with our true self, an opportunity to relax and to find gratitude for all the joy in our lives. Yoga is a means of finding health and happiness no matter who you are, any age, any expression of gender and any size. She cannot wait to share the gift of yoga with you.

Jaclyn instructs Gentle Flow, Flow and Strength & Balance.

We at PSNW Yoga, are always looking to create new connections in the yoga community.

Email us with an updated resume and headshot to set up a coffee date with our director.

We ask that all of our instructors complete their 200 HR Certification prior to employment. 

We look forward to connecting with you!

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JILL SNOW

200 HR CERTIFICATION

Jill's bio coming soon!

 

Jill instructs Slow Flow.

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