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CHRISTINE MESQUITA

Christine has spent the last eight years committed to the practice + study of yoga. She completed her 200hr teacher training in 2011, and followed up with three years of apprenticeship in a contemporary style of the Mysore, Ashtanga tradition. Ashtanga continues to greatly influence her teaching style. She has developed a teaching technique that allows a person of any age, size and lifestyle to tap the full potential of what a yoga asana practice has to offer. 

Expect balanced sequencing that incorporates technical understanding of postures as well as in-depth knowledge that only comes with years of experience. While Christine creates a warm, inviting and supportive atmosphere, she also encourages personal empowerment which allows students to challenge themselves and to move out of their complacency, giving way to the best teacher which is themselves.

 
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EMILY BOND

Emily limped her way into a regular yoga practice after a running injury left her restless and broken-hearted. She began exploring different styles and fell in love with the limitless possibilities of yoga, both on and off the mat. Emily loves exploring new ways to move and guides classes where each individual is encouraged to feel good in their own bodies. Her classes encourage big breaths and expansive movement, with an emphasis on doing you! Her Yin Flight™ a meditative practice that targets the body’s connective tissue and cultivates inner calm. When not practicing yoga, Emily teaches first grade and enjoys exploring Washington’s wilderness.

 
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PATTY GALLAGHER

Patty discovered Flight Yoga when the studio first opened in Seattle. The combination of flight + yoga resonated with the rugged individualism of a northwest native. The harmonious polarities of meditative calm and playful exploration available through this modality quickly became a regular practice in her life. 

Over the years, a deep commitment to the Flight Room community transformed her practice from that of an inquisitive student to teacher. She is deeply grateful for the ways this practice continues to shift the lens through which she views the world. 

To Patty, it is an honor to connect with the community and share this journey together.

 
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TIFFANIE BURNSED

Tiffanie began practicing yoga in 2013 and what started as a love for the physical practice quickly turned into a passion for yoga as a whole - which you’ll find in her classes. Often pairing strong, creative movement with a solid foundation of breath, Tiffanie believes that if you’re going to do anything, you should do it with intention, even if it means moving a little more slowly. Always striving to share with others the same experience that yoga has given her, Tiffanie will guide you through your practice so that you’ll be able to walk away with something more than just a good stretch.

 
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ALYONA GILVENA

Alyona teaches from her heart hoping to inspire, motivate and connect with each person in her class. Her flows are creative and unique, offering up challenges but also encouraging kindness to oneself and others. Bringing elements from her background in yoga and dance, you will leave her classes feeling elongated and accomplished.

 
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LAURA ZANIESKI

Laura has been practicing yoga for 25 years and began teaching in 2003. Her first training was in Ashtanga yoga and over time she gravitated towards Iyengar and the tradition’s focus on form. You can expect the same in her Flight™ classes. Her style is strong and form-focused while her approach is detailed and compassionate. When not teaching others to fly, Laura is an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner.

 

KATE MILLER

Kate's Flight™ classes are all about joining strength and relaxation into a smooth balance. Her calming voice will make stress melt away. She loves to pay special attention to opening up the hips and hamstrings and she thinks Flight classes are the perfect physical and emotional therapy for the day!