Instructor Spotlight- Shana Davis!

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Taking any class of Shana's is always a treat! This sweet lady will work every last one of your muscles to fatigue in her Power class- all with a smile! Look out for any Yoga class she subs as well!

Originally from: Boston

Currently live: Seattle

Everything you teach: Yoga & Power Reformer. Excited to add Barre to the list this winter.

Other job(s)?: Commercial actor

When/where did you first discover Pilates/Reformer work/Barre/TRX/etc?:
My early experience on the Reformer was therapeutic and relaxing. More like Tribe's Tone and Stretch class. A few years ago I tried a hybrid Pilates method that combined those gentle qualities with high intensity strength training and cardio and I was hooked.

What clients should expect from your class:
A fun, high intensity Power Reformer class with great music.

Favorite past time: Reading and writing.

Hobbies: Cooking, sewing and urban hiking. I love to walk cities, neighborhood to neighborhood.

Family/pets: Dan is my guy. Esther is our cat. I love them both dearly.

Hidden talent:
Super Recognizer (no, really, it's a thing) "Super recognizers have an “exceptional” ability to recognize faces and can often recognize a person years after catching just a fleeting glimpse of their face, says super recognizer expert Josh P. Davis, Ph.D., a senior lecturer of psychology at the U.K.'s University of Greenwich."

Something not many people know about you:
I sometimes spend precious minutes of my one life watching Vanderpump Rules. I don't feel good about this and honestly could use some accountability, so I'm just going to leave it here.

Mantra:
Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all”.



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Instructor Spotlight- Leslie Woodward!

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Leslie is a holistic nutritionist and yoga therapist recently having relocated to Seattle from Aspen, Colorado. In her nutrition practice, she works with clients wanting to lose weight, heal digestive issues, and increase overall vitality. She also specializes in creating custom cleanses to make the detox experience safer and more efficient. As a yoga teacher, Leslie specializes in an alignment-focused Vinyasa yoga as well as more therapeutic stretch classes. Leslie is also a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, which is a combination of yoga and talk therapy, where assisted movement and simple dialogue are combined to increase relaxation and awareness, heal emotional trauma, and improve decision-making skills.


Originally from: Naples, FL


Currently live: Madison Valley


Everything you teach (are certified in): Yoga

 
Other job(s)?: Nutritionist and Yoga Therapist

 
When/where did you first discover Yoga?: I fell in love with yoga when I was a freshman at Boston College and it changed my life forever.

 
Favorite past time: Trail Running and Skiing are my big loves! I grin like a total goofy maniac while doing both. 

 
Hobbies: Trail running, skiing, hiking, cooking , and visiting (and cooing at) the sea otters in the aquarium! 

 
Family/pets: My husband Peter and I rescued a very cute (and incredibly sassy) black lab named Pema. We think this is what having a teenage daughter must be like... so hopefully we're slightly more prepared for the human variety. 

 
Hidden talent: Hm... possibly a general obsession with the perfect bite of food! I love cooking and coming up with a perfectly balanced, hugely flavorful bite.

Leslie's Morning Smoothie Recipe


Something not many people know about you: I lived in Nepal to study in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

 
Mantra:

“In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, of spurious self-isolation ... Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire... can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God's eyes. If only they could see themselves as they really are. If only we could see each other that way all the time. There would be no more war, no more hatred, no more cruelty, no more greed... I suppose the big problem would be that we would fall down and worship each other. "

-- Thomas Merton

www.lesliewoodwardwellness.com 


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Resolution Jumpstart Challenge!

If it takes 30 days to make a habit, why not make those 30 days as fun as possible? Starting Monday, 12/5, TRIBE's Resolution Jumpstart Challenge will help you set a habit before the new year. Choose from three different goals (or choose all three!):

  • Try Something New
    • take every class style TRIBE has to offer in one month
  • Improve Endurance
    • hold a two minute plank by the end of the month
  • Consistency
    • take 4 classes per week for 4 weeks in December

Complete the goal by 12/31/16, and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $150 Spa Gift Cards (one for each goal)! You can enter all three drawings by completing all three goals, however, only one gift card per member will be rewarded.

What better way to reach your fitness goals than with your TRIBE's support the entire way? Talk to the front desk today to have your goal recorded and tracked, and then get started right away!


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Instructor Spotlight- Emily Henry!

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TRIBE is so lucky to have found Emily, who brings a ton of intensity to her Power Reformer and Reformer Pilates classes alike. On Sundays, you can even have the pleasure of taking one of her phenomenal yoga classes. Emily fell in love with Pilates while she lived in Los Angeles for the past 2 years and continued studying with classical teachers to start her rehab path. Her education has an emphasis on therapeutics, and functional movement in both yoga and Pilates. She’s passionate about breath, anatomy, alignment, and anything related to wellness- both mind and body.


Originally from: LA, Cali 

 
Currently live: Issaquah, WA

 
Everything you teach (are certified in): Yoga and Pilates

 
When/where did you first discover Pilates?: I discovered Pilates in LA. I loved working-out at this local studio near my home, it had a strong community, the instructors were fabulous, and the owner was inspiring! So began my love for Pilates, which was relatively recently, in 2013!

 
Favorite past time: My favorite past time is walking to coffee with my pack. 

 
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, photography, trying out new ways to sweat! 


Family/pets: Soon to be husband, Kevin, Clover (labradoodle), Pumpkin (small, rescue mutt), and our two black cats, Toby and Pepper.

 
Hidden talent: Hummmm.... I'm a little bit of a green thumb and I really love to bake (GF, SF). 

 
Something not many people know about you: Before switching careers to the world of fitness, I was a banker for 10 years. 

 
Mantra: "May I be happy. May I feel loved. May I be healthy. May I be filled with kindness." 

 
Anything else you might want Tribe members to know about you: I am honored to be part of people's wellness journey!! I'm a big fan of modifications, and having a community to support each other's goals! Let's do this!  


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