Brian has been teaching one physical modality or another since he entered the work force at 15 years old. After catching the yoga bug in 2001, he decided to become a teacher, graduating from Sonic Yoga NYC in 2007. At the same time, he began to explore the beauty of the partner yoga practice and has never looked back. Practicing, playing, and teaching consistently since then.
Brian teaches many styles of yoga, including Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and Acro yoga. His classes all contain elements of breath, playfulness and control of movement. Through all of his teachings he simply hopes his students come away with a better understanding of their own ability, physically and mentally. The emphasis throughout his classes is simple: yoga is truly about union. Be it with the divine, between body and breath or your Acro Yoga partner!
Melissa brings a background in Functional Training, Personal Motivation, and Yoga. A unique combination that gives her an incredible understanding of the mechanics of partner yoga. A transplant of Utah, Melissa spent her early years tending bar, singing and acting on Broadway, all while changing lives as a Personal Trainer.
Jennifer has her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington with a minor in dance. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2000 and her continuing education with Parayoga. Her Pilates certification come from the Physical mind Institute. She won the 2000 award for Seattle’s Best Salsa dancer. She was a scholarship student at Pacific NW Ballet for 5 years and in 2010 went to Las Vegas as a semi-finalist in America’s Got Talent with her double trapeze act. Jennifer is also a certified Ayurvedic wellness counselor as well as being a Nationally Certified LMP (Licensed Massage Practitioner) with certificates in Thai yoga, Ashiatsu and Cranial-Sacral modalities. Her passions include dance, nature, travel, music, massage, aerial acrobatics and acro yoga.
Gives us an opportunity to explore communication, trust, strength, grace and balance in a playful, artful and inspiring way. Through this practice we can learn to give honestly, receive truthfully, and communicate clearly. Our classes and workshops include many facets of partner yoga. They all offer us the chance to build on our strengths, strengthen our weaknesses, and break free of the bonds that hold us back from creating powerful and positive relationships. And, we get to learn some amazing tricks along the way!
East Side Acro