Teachers

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Bonnie Cassels

As the owner of Radiant Path Yoga (formerly OmTown Yoga Studio), I would love to take this opportunity to introduce myself. After many years of resisting yoga, I finally gave in with the help of a very persuasive friend. March 21st, 2006 will forever be embedded in my memory. On that fateful day, my daughter and I took our first yoga class together. After this single class, I felt an immediate sense of calm and peace. Since that transformative day, twelve years ago, I still love yoga and practice it daily. Yoga has offered never ending healing for my mind, body, heart, and soul.

Within two years of starting yoga, I felt a strong desire to share the gifts of this time honored practice. Many years as a competitive gymnast and 30+ years of experience in education and education administration also lent itself to my motivation and inspiration to enlighten and help heal others through movement and mindfulness.

I received my 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training certificates from the Yoga Center of Columbia, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Additionally, in July 2017, I received a certification to teach Dr. Loren Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis method. Although I began my journey with Anusara inspired teachers, I have a deep respect and appreciation for all yoga paths. The breadth and depth of my education have been enhanced through continued training and courses, both nationally and internationally. I work hard to ensure that students are offered the most up-to-date methods to enhance their practices.

I especially enjoy teaching and practicing Hatha, alignment-based, slow flow, and therapeutic yoga classes for all ages and abilities.

I look forward to meeting you, seeing you on your mat, and joining you on your yoga journey. Together, we can work wonders.

Email: bonnie@radiantpathyoga.com

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Patty Turnberg

Patty Turnberg, a lifelong student of dance and aerobics, has always filled her life with the joy of moving. Recently, in recognition and appreciation of the aging process, her focus turned to yoga and she earned her 200 hour Teacher Training Certificate from 8 Limbs Yoga Center in Seattle. Her aim is to guide people of all ages into moving and breathing with intention and joy.

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Kapil Agrawal

Kapil came to Yoga in 2005. He practiced in the Iyengar tradition for over 10 years, and served on the board of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York. Several years ago, through an eye-opening experience, he encountered yoga in the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga. Since that time he has undergone extensive training in the theory and practice of yoga. He travels annually to the ashram in India to further his training. Kapil believes in practicing and teaching yoga that is balanced and which enables connection with different levels of our being: physical, energetic, emotional, and beyond. Kapil is certified at the RYT-500 level.

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Kymbr McMurray

Kymbr has a passion for fostering a community built upon inclusion and warmth. Her classes establish strength through insightful sequencing and grounding through the cultivation of breath awareness with an emphasis on compassion for one’s self and others. Her empathy and enthusiasm encourage students to look within for stability, and her humor invites a sense of presence in the moment. With a fervor for learning, Kymbr obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher training through 8 Limbs Yoga Centers and is currently enrolled in the 500-hour program. She has an immense appreciation for the benefits of meditation and has studied meditation practices ranging in influence from Buddhist philosophy, concentration, energy and journey work. Kymbr’s approach motivates students to listen to their inner guide and to trust what their body, mind, and heart have to offer.

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Liz Valuari

Liz Valuari came to yoga after many years of working in dance as a choreographer, performer, and teacher. She considers yoga to be a wonderful tool for maintaining inner/outer balance and appreciation of the present moment. Her classes are designed to help students discover ease, strength, focus, and integration in their practice. Liz’s teaching style offers a dynamic blend of effort and relaxation, with high regard for breath support, alignment, and movement connectivity. Liz is a graduate of the teacher training program at Samadhi Yoga in Seattle. She is certified to teach Universal Yoga by Andrey Lappa and is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. She is also influenced by her study of Anusara Yoga and Aston Repatterning. Liz’s goal is to find inroads from all her experiences to create a class that is nurturing to every student.

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Monique McFadden

Monique is a mother, teacher, yogi and watercolor artist. Born and raised in Portland and Seattle, she is a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. After living and raising two amazing girls in Yakima, she and her husband moved back to Seattle in 2016. With classroom experience as a teacher of Adult English as a Second Language and as an avid yogi for several years, Monique has combined her passions for teaching and yoga.  She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, and looks forward to completing her 500-Hour teacher training at Seattle’s Eight Limbs Yoga.  She is registered with Yoga Alliance. 

Monique is a committed, nurturing, creative and focused practitioner and teacher who believes that yoga should be accessible to students of all ages, levels, and abilities. She is beyond happy to be sharing her love for yoga and her belief in the mind-body connection with others.

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Megan Clone

The practice of yoga brings joy into my life. In early 2006, I had been living in Seattle for 8 months when a challenging experience presented itself and I recognized the need for a spiritual practice to keep me balanced. I walked into a little yoga studio in Fremont, took an Anusara Yoga class, felt amazing so kept going back. One year later, answered the call to go deeper into the practice. I joined a teacher training at Seattle Yoga Arts, and in 2009 began teaching in order to share the gifts of yoga and support every person I encounter as they walk the path of self-realization. In 2018, I participated in a Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at Sangha Yoga, allowing me to officially complete my 200-hour certification process and register with Yoga Alliance. The understanding I have gained from all of my yogic experiences allows me to create asana sequences for a variety of bodies and abilities, addressing the needs and interests for every student. While yoga is a contemplative practice, it is also playful and light-hearted. Each class I teach incorporates effort and ease, reflections for and from life, and creates connection to the natural as well as energetic worlds. My approach is an alignment-based, heart-centered flow. I am also a Level II Practitioner in the Usui Holy Fire Reiki system and an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist. Yoga, Ayurveda, and Reiki are the pillars of healing I incorporate into my offerings as well as my own life. Music, travel, and the gathering of good friends rounds out my life both on and off the mat.

 
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Heather Hested

I believe in the richness of being present, freedom of the mind’s chatter and the power of movement to heal people from the inside out. I teach yoga asana, pranayama and meditation because each practice offers the opportunity to explore, reflect and learn about oneself on a path of transformation and liberation. I have a 200-hr certification from locally-based Pacific Yoga and 300-hr from Seattle Yoga Arts located on Capital Hill. My favorite class offerings include slow flow, alignment- focused classes for adults, mindful meditation groups and spiritual book discussions. Yoga offers balance and compassion to the competitive strive-to-win, aggressive mentality in which we are so accustomed. A devoted practice nourishes the body, mind, spirit and brain; and, centers people in ways that empower them to be their most authentic selves. This centering allows people more personal acceptance and openness to the world and opportunities around them, whether on the racecourse, in the corporate world or, in daily life.

Ultimately, there must be the graceful balance between effort and ease for a calm mind and invigorated prana to flow within. This applies to everything we do and while so simple, it is so hard to do! I am fueled by yoga, it's ability to awaken connection and self-study, and love all that yoga teaches me.  It's through the layers of yoga and its philosophy that I am grateful for the opportunities to connect with others, meet them where they are and marvel at this beautiful gift we’ve been given…this journey called LIFE!

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Katie Hosler

Katie has been practicing yoga since 2011 where she first discovered yoga by reading about eastern philosophies, inspired from authors like Adyashanti, Osho and Thich Nhat Hanh. The practice of yoga has helped her to find balance after struggling with depression and anxiety. Even though it is a constant practice, Katie enjoys sharing with others what she has learned. In 2014 she completed a 200-hour RYS Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. Also completing alternative trainings thereby finding influences from other Hatha yoga styles like Yin, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra and Sivananda. The main emphasis of any class is connecting breath with movement and bringing students awareness into the present moment. By proceeding at a gentle pace aiming to balance the fast paced world we live in and to feel more grounded. Classes build strength and flexibility and focus on quieting the mind to reduce stress and enhance mental health. Katie is inspired by teachers like Seane Corn, T. K. V. Desikachar and Ram Dass.