Our outstanding instructors are the core of our community. The diversity in our team creates a rich experience in the practice room. Each teacher has a unique expression, but all have a true passion for teaching and are committed to the lifestyle of yoga, health and wellness. We can't wait to meet you!
Carrie is a Seattle native who has spent her life passionate about community building through small business management. Her first experience with yoga was a powerful one at a community run gym in the heart of Rainier Valley. She enjoyed how that fitness center embraced the diversity of her neighborhood. Carrie joined the BYB team in a supportive role as the studio manager, and looks forward to becoming a member of the community while improving her yoga practice. Yoga has given her physical and emotional strengths that she could never have imagined. When she is not managing the studio, Carrie is spending time with her husband and 2 kids and traveling and exploring this beautiful state we are lucky to call home.
I went to my first yoga class through the gym at my college and continued my journey through many different studios and gyms the years following. It was in a small yoga studio in Colorado that I really started to embrace practicing. Fitness has always been an important part of my life and at that studio I was able to make yoga a regular part of my physical and mental health routine. I am looking forward to grow my practice at the studio with the BYB community!
When I am not at the studio, I am an environmental educator with a local non-profit where I help teach students about their local forest and stream ecosystems. You can often find me out on the trails or experiencing the wonderful natural spaces Washington has to offer.
In her childhood, Krystal was an avid gymnast and the transition to yoga in adulthood was the perfect fit. In her quest to maintain strength and flexibility, Krystal began her yoga journey in 2010. After falling in love with her practice, Krystal participated in the Be Yoga Burien Vinyasa Teacher Training in the winter of 2018. It was love at first ohm as she deepened her practice and began to find more fullfillment in meaning and breath and movement. The community offered by BYB feels like a second home and Krystal continues to enjoy her experience with yoga as a student, a teacher and member of the BYB team.
"Life is movement. The more life there is, the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive." -- Arnaud Desjardins
I attended Bikram yoga teacher training in April 2007 in Hawaii on Waikiki. Nine weeks of yoga twice a day and learning more about the benefits of the yoga and learning to teach and share it with others sounded heavenly to me after my mobilization. I have been teaching and sharing the yoga ever since. I teach and share the yoga because I love to see the transformation the yoga brings to people physically and emotionally and to be part of those changes is truly inspiring and fulfilling. I retired from the Army Reserves in March 2010 after 22 years of service just three years after becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. I love what yoga has given me. I feel a sense of accomplishment and peacefulness that no one can take away from me after I practice. I am constantly reminded by the yoga how amazing the human body really is.
Meghan, Teacher, The Classic 26
Calling: All beings are living in grace
Meghan has been practicing yoga since she happened upon a kundalini class in college. After dabbling in various styles for a few years she took her first Bikram class in 1996. Immediately hooked, and relieved to have found her refuge, she has practiced in the hot room for 20 years. In 2002 she attended Bikram's teacher training in Los Angeles, and taught for many years in quite a few Seattle area studios. In recent years she has stepped away from the teaching podium as she cared for her husband through his cancer journey and subsequent passing. Yoga practice has proven year after year to be a source of deep healing and abiding peace for Meghan, and she sincerely hopes that through her conveying of the essence of the practice that her students can also abide in that healing space of peace and tranquility. Meghan recently moved to Normandy Park, and is thrilled to be joining the Be Yoga Burien squad of high caliber instructors!
Lyndsie's goals for her students are to enjoy practicing yoga, get in and out of postures safely, feel awesome, become healthier and happier in their lives on and off the mat, and ultimately spread kindness to others.
Hilary Paris has been working with people in the world of yoga and wellness for over 11 years. Her classes are inclusive, fun and challenging. Hilary encourages people to check their ego at the door, to let go and have fun because life is so much more than just looking like a human pretzel in your yoga class! Hilary will help you tap into your authentic self. She is a mom of two boys (ages three and two months). Hilary specializes in prenatal and postnatal fitness and yoga.
Emily, barre teacher
Calling, All beings experience childlike joy and innocence
Emily has spent a lifetime studying music and dance, practicing yoga, traveling the world, and embracing mother nature’s beauty in all her manifestations. She has always strived to live a free spirited life of adventure and play. From a young age, Emily was inspired by her mother’s vision to be a creative force from which others could gain confidence to actively change the direction of their lives. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and began teaching yoga in 2010. After years of incorporating the fluidity of dance, the synchronization of music, and as much strength training and stamina building as possible into her yoga practice, she met her first barre class. It was everything she ever wanted! Immediately she fell in love and knew that was the direction she wanted to grow as a teacher! You can expect her classes to be fun, playful, super challenging and driven by a motivating and invigorating playlist! Her favorite place is anywhere people are gathered to sweat, breathe and break boundaries together, or enjoy delicious food, laughs, and amazing wine!
Emily became a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher in 2009 and a certified Yin Yoga teacher in 2013. She completed her Barre teacher training in 2018. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Massage Therapist. Her passion is teaching and inspiring others to achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health and wellness.I try to help clients achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health & wellness.I try to help clients achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health & wellness. achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health & wellness