Our Team

The SBL team is comprised of the best instructors in the world!

Each brings energy, fun and professionalism with a goal of making each class an amazing experience for each student.

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SHAY, owner, yoga & barre

Shay's love affair with fitness began with cheer and dance during her school years, but expanded to include triathlons, marathons and spinning upon graduation. After years of high-intensity training, Shay needed a low-impact exercise to alleviate rheumatoid arthritis. She discovered a love for barre because it combined strength with low-impact exercises. She coupled barre with yoga, which she'd been prating and teaching for the past 9 years, to create the ultimate fitness routine.

Shay has been AFFA group fitness certified for over 10+ years. She’s obtained her 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She has her Barre certification, and booty barre certification, and spin certification. She creates and teaches barre certification classes and refresher courses for her staff.

SERENA, yoga

I am a compassionate and refreshing teacher known for challenging and encouraging her students in all environments. Using a physical practice that facilitates mental growth, she can guide all levels of yoga per the capabilities of her students. Serena’s passion lies within helping find balance and peace in the body and space we inhabit. “Yoga is self study, one which you will never know all answers, always learning, always being a work in progress.” I teach Vinyasa, Hatha, Yoga Nidra and Yin. I enjoy nature and being outside with friends and my dog. Relieve tension from the body, and stress from the mind. Come take a class today!

MALIA , yoga  After discovering her love for yoga in 2005, Malia sought out every workshop and training she could find. She got her certification several years later and began teaching. For Malia yoga is about the holistic living and union between body, mind, and soul - and having fun! She teaches Power, Flow, Hatha, and Yin in order to help you better care for and listen to your body, understand the connections within yourself, and have a FUN practice you feel good and confident in.

MALIA, yoga

After discovering her love for yoga in 2005, Malia sought out every workshop and training she could find. She got her certification several years later and began teaching. For Malia yoga is about the holistic living and union between body, mind, and soul - and having fun! She teaches Power, Flow, Hatha, and Yin in order to help you better care for and listen to your body, understand the connections within yourself, and have a FUN practice you feel good and confident in.

KARIN,  barre & capoeira  After practicing Capoeira for nearly a decade, one thing I love most is that it continues to challenge me physically. I’m so excited to bring Capoeira to the students of SBL!  Leaving my first Barre class, I found myself asking the front desk, “Where people go to get certified to teach Barre?” Ten months, and close to 100 classes later, I signed up for a Barre certification class at SBL and the rest is history. Seeing my strength, body knowledge and confidence increase through such a fun and varied workout has been really motivating. I am so honored to be on the SBL team and to share my enthusiasm for Barre & Capoeira with each of our students.

KARIN, barre & capoeira

After practicing Capoeira for nearly a decade, one thing I love most is that it continues to challenge me physically. I’m so excited to bring Capoeira to the students of SBL!

Leaving my first Barre class, I found myself asking the front desk, “Where people go to get certified to teach Barre?” Ten months, and close to 100 classes later, I signed up for a Barre certification class at SBL and the rest is history. Seeing my strength, body knowledge and confidence increase through such a fun and varied workout has been really motivating. I am so honored to be on the SBL team and to share my enthusiasm for Barre & Capoeira with each of our students.

ANGELA , kundalini  Angela is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She loves to share in the benefits of the body, mind and spirit connection that Kundalini Yoga helps to manifest in one’s life. Angela has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over a decade. She became certified in 2013 as a KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher, a 220-hour intensive program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  Angela offers something for everyone, from the curious beginners to the wildly adventurous. Her classes are designed with beginners in mind including variations for different levels. Modifications and gentle movements for injuries, joint or back pain or physical and mental disabilities are available, aligning with what is. She introduces kundalini meditations and mantras that have powerful calming effects, giving the ability to rewire brains neuroplasticity and create healthy habits. Ending all her classes with a magical sacred gong bath leaving you completely relaxed and blissful. Grounding and closing before you leave the space.  Angela relocated to Maple Valley in 2015 and is native to the the PNW. In the winter time she spends weekends teaching snow skiing at the local spots. Loves to paint, play and create. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and dreams of building a community of like minded yogis!

ANGELA, kundalini

Angela is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She loves to share in the benefits of the body, mind and spirit connection that Kundalini Yoga helps to manifest in one’s life. Angela has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for over a decade. She became certified in 2013 as a KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher, a 220-hour intensive program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Angela offers something for everyone, from the curious beginners to the wildly adventurous. Her classes are designed with beginners in mind including variations for different levels. Modifications and gentle movements for injuries, joint or back pain or physical and mental disabilities are available, aligning with what is. She introduces kundalini meditations and mantras that have powerful calming effects, giving the ability to rewire brains neuroplasticity and create healthy habits. Ending all her classes with a magical sacred gong bath leaving you completely relaxed and blissful. Grounding and closing before you leave the space.

Angela relocated to Maple Valley in 2015 and is native to the the PNW. In the winter time she spends weekends teaching snow skiing at the local spots. Loves to paint, play and create. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and dreams of building a community of like minded yogis!

SARAH , yoga  In 2012, I hit rock-bottom in all aspects of my life, I had my first awakening, and I changed literally everything. I began practicing hot yoga, and I fell in love. About 6 months later, I enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training and became a full-time yoga teacher the next year.  Whether it is through a challenging pose, laughter, breath work, or self-discovery, my objection is to create a space where you feel strong and grounded yet inspired and uplifted.  Humanity is waking up at a faster pace than ever before, and this can be intense for some of us. That is why it is SO important to come together on a regular basis with the intention to feel more and more freedom in our bodies and in our minds. The moment I stepped into Studio Barre and Lounge, it felt like home, and I know you will feel this too!

SARAH, yoga

In 2012, I hit rock-bottom in all aspects of my life, I had my first awakening, and I changed literally everything. I began practicing hot yoga, and I fell in love. About 6 months later, I enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training and became a full-time yoga teacher the next year.

Whether it is through a challenging pose, laughter, breath work, or self-discovery, my objection is to create a space where you feel strong and grounded yet inspired and uplifted.

Humanity is waking up at a faster pace than ever before, and this can be intense for some of us. That is why it is SO important to come together on a regular basis with the intention to feel more and more freedom in our bodies and in our minds. The moment I stepped into Studio Barre and Lounge, it felt like home, and I know you will feel this too!

KATYNA , yoga  In 2011 I found yoga. I was a gymnast for 10 years of my life and when I found yoga I knew this was my adult path. I fell in love with yoga as it helped me mentally and physically. It literally changed my life! I lost 40 lbs and became myself again! In 2012, I became a teacher for Hatha and Vinyasa. I then ventured out into Yin and Sculpt. My favorite class to teach is Happy Hour Power. It is an upbeat Vinyasa with fun music after a long week, we take some time for our self and let go of things not serving us. I enjoy showing students a push they may not have known, may it be mentally or physically. We can do anything we put our mind too! I love to help people and watch them grown. We rise by lifting others!

KATYNA, yoga

In 2011 I found yoga. I was a gymnast for 10 years of my life and when I found yoga I knew this was my adult path. I fell in love with yoga as it helped me mentally and physically. It literally changed my life! I lost 40 lbs and became myself again! In 2012, I became a teacher for Hatha and Vinyasa. I then ventured out into Yin and Sculpt. My favorite class to teach is Happy Hour Power. It is an upbeat Vinyasa with fun music after a long week, we take some time for our self and let go of things not serving us. I enjoy showing students a push they may not have known, may it be mentally or physically. We can do anything we put our mind too! I love to help people and watch them grown. We rise by lifting others!

BEAU,  owner  The true power of SBL runs through Beau. Students may see him around the studio living the true pleasure of any dog…lounging, sleeping, eating and waiting for any student to rub his belly.

BEAU, owner

The true power of SBL runs through Beau. Students may see him around the studio living the true pleasure of any dog…lounging, sleeping, eating and waiting for any student to rub his belly.

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JENNIFER, yoga

I started yoga to help with a lower back injury in 2012. In 2015, I completed my 200 hour Hatha teacher training and 200 hour Power Vinyasa teacher training. The trainings started me on a journey of self-discovery. I have attended other workshops for Sculpt, Yin and Wall. Then in 2018, I completed my Barre certification. I love being both a student and a teacher that can use the knowledge I have learned to help others.

ALI,  yoga & barre  Ali teaches grounding, musically-inspired yoga classes incorporating restorative yoga, myofascial release techniques and practices that incorporate strength building and stress-relief. She discovered yoga in college as a powerful tool for calming the mind and connecting to the inner self. An accountant by day and yoga instructor by night, she’s a huge advocate of creating a healthy work-life-balance and desires to bring mindfulness, body awareness and empowerment to her students.

ALI, yoga & barre

Ali teaches grounding, musically-inspired yoga classes incorporating restorative yoga, myofascial release techniques and practices that incorporate strength building and stress-relief. She discovered yoga in college as a powerful tool for calming the mind and connecting to the inner self. An accountant by day and yoga instructor by night, she’s a huge advocate of creating a healthy work-life-balance and desires to bring mindfulness, body awareness and empowerment to her students.

ALYSSA, barre

Whether it’s in the classroom or the studio, I love teaching, seeing growth, and celebrating the accomplishments (big or small!) of my students. Supporting people in reaching their goals is the most fulfilling and rewarding work that can be done. I hope to support you in reaching your health and fitness goals!

SARALYN , yoga  My first inspiration for becoming a yoga instructor came from wanting to have a place to do yoga with my son, so I could have quality time with him during a busy time in my life and still get in a yoga class, so I pursued a young people yoga teacher training first. Since, I have discovered all of the amazing things yoga really can do for both kids and adults, and then took my 200-hour adult yoga teacher training as well.  I have completed Next Generation Yoga’s training for Young People Ages 2-7, Global Family Yoga’s family yoga teacher certification course, and a 200-hour adult training certification through Sattva Yoga in Redmond with Ali Valdez. I am currently taking an 80-hour prenatal yoga certification through Mamata Yoga.

SARALYN, yoga

My first inspiration for becoming a yoga instructor came from wanting to have a place to do yoga with my son, so I could have quality time with him during a busy time in my life and still get in a yoga class, so I pursued a young people yoga teacher training first. Since, I have discovered all of the amazing things yoga really can do for both kids and adults, and then took my 200-hour adult yoga teacher training as well.

I have completed Next Generation Yoga’s training for Young People Ages 2-7, Global Family Yoga’s family yoga teacher certification course, and a 200-hour adult training certification through Sattva Yoga in Redmond with Ali Valdez. I am currently taking an 80-hour prenatal yoga certification through Mamata Yoga.

RHIANNON , barre  Hello my name is Rhiannon Mae. I’m originally from Ohio I relocated here last year from Texas. My practice began 13 years ago in Southern California. I’m certified in yoga and barre so would love to see you in class.  Namaste

RHIANNON, barre

Hello my name is Rhiannon Mae. I’m originally from Ohio I relocated here last year from Texas. My practice began 13 years ago in Southern California. I’m certified in yoga and barre so would love to see you in class.
Namaste

KATHY, yoga

I started practicing Hot Yoga in 2012, and had always been an outdoors girl embracing running, cycling and hiking. This was so very different, yet I found that the mind and body connection Yoga provided allowed me to become stronger! I have been forever changed by the gift Yoga has given and so passionate to help others, that I decided to go through teacher training. I completed my 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training program. I am so honored and excited to guide students through class and watch as their own practice grows. They are my inspiration which is why I will continue to expand my training knowledge so that I may share this with them. See you in the hot room my friends . . . Namaste.

ERIKA, yoga & barre

After the arrival of a special needs child and a debilitating joint injury in 2009, I began to take my self-taught practice to another level, using Yoga to heal the injury and find peace amidst chaos.

I started teaching Barre in 2016 after listening to the Universe guiding me to it, and at this point I really discovered my joy for teaching others and guiding them through ways to help themselves feel better.

I decided I wanted to expand the ways I could help people by becoming a Yoga instructor as well, and after 15 years of personal practice, I took a RYT-200 hour training.

I look forward to seeing you at the Barre or on your mat!

ELIZABETH,  barre  After a severe injury left me immobile and in chronic pain in 2014, I needed something to help heal and strengthen my broken body. That was when I discovered barre. I fell in love with the classroom energy, bumping music and unique mixture of ballet, yoga and pilates that would make you sweat! After an amazing opportunity came up, I became a certified instructor at Studio Barre and Lounge! I am excited and ready to meet you where you are at in your own journey.

ELIZABETH, barre

After a severe injury left me immobile and in chronic pain in 2014, I needed something to help heal and strengthen my broken body. That was when I discovered barre. I fell in love with the classroom energy, bumping music and unique mixture of ballet, yoga and pilates that would make you sweat! After an amazing opportunity came up, I became a certified instructor at Studio Barre and Lounge! I am excited and ready to meet you where you are at in your own journey.

JENI, barre

I found SBL when seeking relief from chronic neck pain. I found that and so much more in the compassionate and supportive SBL family. I was inspired to become a certified Barre instructor in June 2017 to help others find their safe space to heal and enjoy working out again! I am passionate about motivating individuals to push their limits and achieve improvement every day.

KRISTEN, barre

I grew up participating in a variety of sports and group fitness classes. After hearing so many wonderful things about SBL, I decided to give it a try and instantly fell in love.
Serena (above) encouraged me to take the barre certification class. I love teaching Barre and am always bettering myself in order to better serve my students. Come challenge yourself alongside me!

BAILEY , yoga & barre  I began yoga in 2010 for mental clarity and then I realized it was a great workout too! Yoga helped with my flexibility and hip mobility, and I loved how it made me feel so I took the leap and completed my Yoga teacher training through CorePower yoga in 2014. I enjoyed teaching so much, I got my Barre certification shortly after that! I enjoy developing challenging, intelligent sequences that allow my students to feel confident in more ways than one. I love connecting with students and having fun in my classes!

BAILEY, yoga & barre

I began yoga in 2010 for mental clarity and then I realized it was a great workout too! Yoga helped with my flexibility and hip mobility, and I loved how it made me feel so I took the leap and completed my Yoga teacher training through CorePower yoga in 2014. I enjoyed teaching so much, I got my Barre certification shortly after that! I enjoy developing challenging, intelligent sequences that allow my students to feel confident in more ways than one. I love connecting with students and having fun in my classes!

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