Staff

casual beth Beth Reite, OTR/L, RYT

Beth has been practicing Occupational Therapy for many years. For eight+ years she worked at Harborview Medical Center in the inpatient rehab unit and for Rehab Without Walls providing home and community therapy. Her yoga training was through the Samarya Center (200h) and with Matthew Sanford. She now is in private practice where she provides Myofascial Release. Her practice is called Flowing Touch Therapy PLLC, and can be found at http://www.flowingtouchtherapy.com

julie-head-shot-nov-2017.jpg    Julie Fournier, E-RYT-200

Julie came to yoga after 12 years of international development work. She studied yoga in Nepal before completing her 200h Yoga Alliance certified formation at the Samarya Center in Seattle in 2013. Julie started working with special populations (MS, spinal cord injuries) as a volunteer before joining the staff of AYNW. She has been teaching yoga since 2014. Julie has been offering yoga to a wide range of individuals (College students, Seniors, individuals living with chronic illnesses and mobility restrictions and regular students) via group classes and private sessions. Her teaching is influenced by her interest in mindfulness practices and her desire to help empower people living with disability, trauma, chronic illness and aging. Julie is a certified yoga for amputee instructor and pursue her studies in the art of adapting yoga with Matthew Sanford (Mind Body Solutions MN) and Laura Yon and Christy Fisher (Phinney Ridge Yoga, WA).  

10857749_10205671888863302_684184772097068082_n-1-1 Kelly Ballantyne, MA CCC-SLP, RYT-200

Kelly is a practicing Speech Pathologist at Swedish Hospital. She has been a yoga student for over 10 years and became an RYT-200 yoga teacher in 2014. Kelly continues to train in adaptive yoga with Matthew Sanford of Mind Body Solutions. Kelly brings an understanding of the body and what ails it to her teaching in addition to accessible spirituality very much rooted in real life. She speaks with honesty about life’s little and big frustrations and how the practice on the mat is practice for real life. In addition to the physical yoga practice Kelly hopes to promote a deeper relationship with the heart and true self through alignment, breath, and investigation of your unique body.

10262229_734985503220990_2093179548979773120_n-1.jpg  Nicole Hamilton, RYT-200

Nicole has been practicing yoga since 2010 and has been teaching since 2014. Grounded by breath, Nicole offers a gentle, healing approach to even the most powerful yoga poses. Trained in a variety of yoga styles – including hatha, yin and vinyasa – Nicole is most recently influenced by her training with Matthew Sanford. When she’s not teaching or on the mat herself, Nicole can be found in her South Seattle garden or exploring the mountains with her sweet dog, Astrid.