The We Yoga Co. is a grassroots Seattle yoga studio built around the belief that there is power in a community that practices together. We strive to keep the mission of affordable and accessible yoga alive by offering classes at a low set price, and honoring more long-term commitments with economical class-packages. We believe that the yoga studio is really made up of the people who evolve within it's walls- the owners, the teachers, and especially the students. Harnessing the power of the community also means turning an eye to Karma and service on a local level. In tandem with the We Yoga Project, the Co. serves to fund-raise and collaborate with charities and non-profits in the greater Puget Sound. The WYC is a brick and mortar expression of the greater intention to use yoga as a means for growth and change. By providing accessible yoga to members of the community We hope to create a space for individuals to acknowledge and sustain themselves and therefore to lay the foundation for a strong community capable of taking yoga beyond the four corners of the yoga mat.
Barbara began her yoga practice 16 years ago and trained in hot yoga at Bikram Choudhury's Yoga College of India in 2008. She has been a stronghold of the Seattle yoga community for the last 15 years, as a teacher, mentor and practitioner. She has taught yoga widely in the greater Puget Sound area, including Bellevue, Redmond, and the Seattle University District. She built and opened Bikram Yoga Burien in 2010, and sold her equity in the studio in 2012 to expand her focus as a lead teacher in Bellevue at the Yoga Elements. She honed her skills in accessibility and adaptability by taking Yoga to the People's Hot Yoga teacher training in 2013. Barbara excels in turning good yoga teachers into great ones. She assisted in the running of Yoga to the People's hot yoga training in Spring of 2014 and continues to mentor the growth of yoga teachers in Bellevue and Kirkland. She has a unique perspective on yoga as a lifelong runner, a nurturer and an avid academic.
Anne Elyse Hartigan
Anne Elyse Hartigan is a highly skilled yoga teacher, with experience in managing studio spaces. Excelling at overseeing staff, teacher scheduling and financial organization. Mrs. Hartigan has more than five years experience as a yoga instructor and studio business manager in New York and Seattle, and has gained volumes of expertise specifically teaching students who are new to a yoga practice. Having taught classes and workshops in the Seattle area, she applies a joy and practicality to her yoga instruction. Her teaching approach creates a safe space for practitioners of all sorts and of all levels to explore their physical work in an attainable and enjoyable way. As a former manager at Yoga To The People, she has experience operating with large client populations and high student volumes across the country. She is also adept in the continuous enrichment of yoga teachers as they grow and their talents mature – an important skill in any yoga community.
With a B.F.A. in Dance from Southern Methodist University, Trista Jennings began her relationship with movement and breath early in life. After years as a professional dancer in NYC and a lifetime committed to physical awareness, Trista trained to be a yoga instructor in 2010. Certified through the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Ms. Jennings is a bicoastal yoga presence, an international teacher and creative mind. Having taught in New York, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, the Dominican Republic, and now Washington, Ms. Jenning's flexible teaching style has brought her to diverse circumstances and to many different communities across the country. As an avid runner and athlete, Trista has strong ties to both the Seattle running and yoga communities, making her particularly qualified to work with clients from all different physical backgrounds. Trista creatively handles our web design, branding, and social media outreach with a true eye for design.