We are an experienced, highly trained and diverse teaching community and we promise to provide the highest possible standard in quality yoga and mindfulness teaching. We have attended and graduated from well-respected and nationally-recognized registered Yoga and Mindfulness Schools. We regularly participate in continuing education all over the nation and world. Ask us about our education, experience and passion. We want you to learn something each time you come to class. Whether your goal is to gain strength or flexibility, lose weight, quiet your mind, work with chronic pain or stress or learn to relax deeply, we are here to help guide you.
Anne Arntson ERYT200
For a decade, Anne has been teaching yoga with an uplifting, down-to-earth, and enthusiastic approach which reflects the way she approaches life. Her passion lies with mindfulness and meditation and their amazing potential to help us live with more ease and compassion. She has completed trainings with Warriors at Ease (teaching meditation and yoga to military with PTSD and TBI), Mindful Schools, and is one of a handful of teachers in the US accredited by Breathworks® to teach their mindfulness for pain management and stress reduction courses. She opened Yoga Soleil in 2008 to connect students and teachers, to create community and foster more body, mind and heart wisdom (et elle parle français).
Angie McLaughlin RYT200
Angie strives to propagate a deep sense of self-awareness in her classes where students nurture their bodies in an informed way. Her journey as a yoga teacher began when she stepped in her first class in 2001. She enrolled in her first teacher training in 2011 and has not looked back. She has a thirst for knowledge when it comes to human anatomy and movement and loves to share this with her students. Angie is also a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and holds a Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 certification. You can also find Angie at Sprouting Trees Yoga.
Lorri Stoyles ERYT200
As an ERYT200, I hope to continue to learn. My background as an RN and massage practitioner have given me a strong base in anatomy and I try to continually find adaptations and modifications to keep my students safe, healthy and strong. Yoga has done so much for my body, mind and spirit; and I hope to keep learning from all my students and teachers.
Ga-Hsin Lai ERYT200
Ga-Hsin began practicing yoga in 2005 and immediately loved the way the entire body received attention from head to toe. She appreciates the way everyone has a different reason for practicing yoga and enjoys the challenge of connecting with each person. She believes that everyone should feel successful in their practice. She has found that many people are curious about yoga and she loves sharing the benefits of yoga with those around her. She strongly believes that you can practice yoga anywhere – in the studio, at home, outside at the beach or in the mountains. She teaches flow style.
Sandi Koch RYT200
Sandi grew up with a physical fitness focus and is a Seasoned Occupational therapist. She has seen and experienced the healing benefits of movement, and of yoga in particular, and the benefits of being part of a community of like-minded individuals. Earning her RYT200 in 2014 through Three Trees Yoga and currently pursuing her 500 hour certification, Sandi combines her passion for yoga with her training in sports medicine, occupational therapy and Thai Yoga Massage to develop classes that are alignement focused with a balance of compassion, gentleness and challenge - and with a sprinkling of humour.
Heidi Krotzer RYT500
Heidi received a 500-hour certification at Pacific Yoga TT with Kathryn Payne and Theresa Elliot. She is well versed in alignment-based vinyasa and Vienna yoga including pranayama, philosophy, anatomy and Sanskrit. She continues her education with her mentors, and hopes to carry on the traditional values of yoga of her teachers. Her classes focus on understanding the "why" of yoga. She believes that "effort for effort's sake" isn't necessary to find comfort and ease in a posture, once we know how to get there. It is pretty common to find laughter and student engagement in her classes--how else do we learn?
She loves the subtle body practice, and philosophy of yoga. She loves to explore the layers of knowledge the body already knows, without the always thinking mind taking over! She has experienced the journey to the true self (atman) through the breath. Control the breath/energy (prana) and we control the racing mind. Unlocking these parts of ourselves is only the beginning!
Laurie Rose RYT200
Laurie has been teaching yoga since 2013 and is a certified RYT200 with Yoga Alliance following her training with Yoga FIT. She is currently enrolled in a 500 Hour training at Three Trees Yoga. She also teaches 2nd grade in Puyallup. She believes yoga is a wonderful way to strengthen the body and relax the mind. She uses an all-level flow approach to her classes, providing an experience that leaves participants stronger, yet relaxed.
Davida Braun ERYT500
Since 2006, Davida has been active in the field of physical fitness. She is a registered ERYT500 instructor. Davida believes in the positive effects of yoga on the body, mind and spirit. She is involved with classes in the community for those afflicted with Parkinsons and cancer.
Diversity is what she is all about. Her integration of yoga techniques lets her teach at multiple levels. Expect challenging poses, modification options, and alignement support. Combine with her upbeat personality and physical fitness experience, Davida provides encouragement and guidance to individuals in a challenging and nurturing environment.
Sara Corbishley RYT200
After a long history of suffering, trauma and self-doubt, Sara found herself on a yoga mat. Believing in the power of this practice to create space and promote health and well-being, she watched as her life began to change, her mind calmed, her awareness deepened and her intuition increased. Her teaching is heart-centered and authentic. Sara received her 200 hour training through Three Trees Yoga in 2014, and is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification. She is also certified in the "Art of Sound Healing" modality. Her tools includes Alchemy™ Crystal Singing Bowls and various other sacred sound instruments. She is eternally grateful for the opportunity to share these practices and her love of yoga, mindfulness and vibration with others, believing truly that "Bliss Resonates".
Connie Lucas RYT200
Connie has been a life-long learner and teacher. During the 70s and 80s she owned and operated a bar, restaurant, bowling alley, and a radio station in Wyoming. During this time she taught ballet, aerobics, belly dancing, and yoga for the local community college. Her career in Early Intervention began in 1982; she stopped practicing yoga, and walking was her main physical activity. In 2005 Connie completed certification in Infant Mental Health at the University of Washington; she was hired to provide services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and in foster care in Pierce County. This work was very physically demanding, stressful and emotionally draining. In 2006 Connie completed training for first and second degree Reiki Healing. Connie was thrilled to start practicing yoga again in 2008 when Anne Arntson opened Yoga Soleil! Finding her way back to yoga again was a life changing experience. It was good for strengthening an aging body, dealing with arthritis, and it gave Connie another way to relieve the stress from the work she was doing. In November 2014, at the age of 68, Connie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way; then in February 2015 she completed 25 more hours of training with Judith Lasater, who is considered to be the Guru of Restorative Yoga. In June of 2015 Connie retired from her work as an Infant Mental Health Specialist. She is excited and passionate about using yoga to promote the health, both mental and physical, of her yoga students. Come join Connie for a Fundamental/Gentle/Restorative Yoga practice and feel your pains stress melt away.