Meet the Graduates

Costa Rica, 2015


Toni Mozzarello-Schimmenti

Spiritual, Fun, Hardworking


Rachel Slippers

Compassionate, Optimistic, Humerous


Laura Jones

Spontaneous, Creative, Thoughtful


Taylor Harvey

Outgoing, Athletic, Adventurous


Katie Paulson

Adventurous, Silly, Stubborn


Bethany Ann

Driven, Enthusiastic, Conscientious


Melissa Haug

Spirited, Honest, Thoughtful


Samara Holliday

Loving, Playful, Intuitive


Abdullah Ani

Driven, Introspective, Authentic


Sarah Yo

Creative, Robust, Visceral


Emily Jovanovich

Creative, Sensitive, Perfectionist


Benjamin Mati

Adaptive, Efficient, Synthesize


Julianne Bernstein

Ambitious, Charismatic, Indecisive


Abby St. Croix

Shy, Silly, Spiritual


Maria Palamaris

Compassionate, Practical, Spiritual


Rianne ten Haken

Curious, Temperamental, Intuitive


Michelle Marie de Matheu

Positive, Gratitude, Love


Kerri McGoff

Charismatic, Laid-back, Fun-Loving


Sarah Poirer

Loyal, Caring, Fun

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2014-2015

Allison Conroy

Ironic, Spirited, Humorous

Angel Johnson

Loving, Awake, Spiritual –
A teacher to whom you can never play the victim again because she doesn’t. Her life is her teaching.

Briana Soule

Sensitive, Glorious, Emotional –
A teacher who lives through feeling and inspires you to feel everything no matter whether its easy or hard.

Emily Lewis

Feminine, Seer, Lover –
A teacher who can see you as you are without judgement and you want her to.

Erin Christie

Honest, Open-hearted, Giver –
A teacher who holds space for you and lives drama free.

Jennifer Bunder

Generous, Connector, Giver –
A life-long care taker. Nurse, Yogini, friend to all, both furry animal people and humans.

Kelsie Job

Laura Matthews

Mackenzie Banta

Organized, Leader, Revolutionary

Courtney Palmer

Deep, Intriguing, Real.

Manisha Dudley

Self-aware, Analytical, Gutsy –
A teacher who can marry the technical with the philosophical with ease.

Patty Belsnick

Bold, Energetic, Risk taker –
A teacher who seeks freedom in her life so you might know you can do the same in yours.


Sarah Erter

Intuitive, Sensitive, Introspective –
A gifted teacher who sees what’s possible for her students.

Seattle, shefayoga Roosevelt 2014-2015

Cara Comfort

Easy-going, Eclectic, Resilient

Carlee McIntosh

Empathetic, Intuitive, Comical

Danielle Kurtz

Calm, Kind, Flow

David Sullivan

Soulful, Laughter, Expression

Elizabeth Erickson

Ready, Laughter, Careful

Jacqueline Hyde

Loyal, Humorous, Learner

Sally Frankenberg

Compassionate, Thoughtful, Interested

Shauna Scriver

Inquisitive, Dynamic, Sensitive

Costa Rica, 2014

Alex Frank

Loyal, Interested, Goofy

Cathy Solino

Creative, Enthusiastic, Adventurous

Claire Badgley

Loving, Strong, Conscientious

Danielle Dubail

Creative, Determined, Outdoorsy –
Danielle’s sweet sense of humor and absolute care for others radiates in all directions. Her feminine and nurturing energy empowers students to feel at ease, strong and connected to their bodies.

Jess Mason

Warm-hearted, Shy, Determined

Jodi Fleischman

Playful, Sentimental, Creative

Janie Hanson

Thoughtful, Weird, Empathetic

Jessica Honan

Creative, Curious, Passionate

Kate Storey

Kind, Honest, Strong –
Kate has an altruistic approach to teaching that always puts her students first. She is committed to authentic teaching as a lifelong student of the practice.

Kim Crossman

Positive, Empathetic, Loving

Felicity Goodwin

Energetic, Fun, Optimistic

Natalie Itzhakov

Laid back, Optimistic, Carefree

Paola Urretavizcaya

Passionate, Artistic, Compassionate

Malory Graham

Curious, Passionate, Thoughtful

Mary “T” Schmitz

Loyal, Fun, Trustworthy

McCrae Harrison

Goofy, Harmonious, Receptive

Kate Robinson

Compassionate, Adventurous, Fun

Jennifer Goupil

Spontaneous, Creative, Compassionate.

Monica Sletten

Caring, Responsible, Determined

Nancy Honan

Dedicated, Devoted, Dependable

Olivia Stanzer

Passionate, Loving, Free-spirited –
A worldly, kind-hearted leader with a delicate, yet commanding voice in teaching as a result of deep self-study.

Valarie Hobday

Loyal, Caring, Fun

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2013-2014

Laura Hobson

Megan Kountz

Amanda Mezistrano

Tammy Liddle

Julie Petit

Madeline Galbreath

Jessica Fleming

Hannah Hollingsworth

Megan Herndon

Sara Papanikolaou

Melissa Hope

Dawn Hood

Costa Rica, 2013

Jennifer Erin Rorex

Tisha Tate

Ashtyn Thomas

Zofia Cartlidge

Amy Helgeson

Mary Kathryn Roberts

Ashley Van Mazyk

Crystal Noble

Giovanna Brillembourg

Skye Jones

Karine Tibau

Raj Kotecha

Gia (Garland) Ramey-Gay

Janeene Touchton

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2013

Heather Malloy

Pam Rollings

Kristen Shaw

Jenny Smith

Koby Boley

Mary Davis

Kristal Capri

Kim Siegrist

Maxwell Gordinier

Madeline Young

Shelly Havill

Erika Jones-Zingler

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2012-2013

Abe Bredstrand

Michelle Chambers

Laura Hand

Angie Pricco

Ferrah Roberts

Christina Russo

Kendra Sand

AnneMarie Tenore

Emily Niles

Barbara Rose-Leigh

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2012

Casey Hubbell

Ashley Bass

Anie Buckmelter

Gabrielle Abbott

Kayla Roark

LeAnne Vargo

Megan Pederson

Amy Fields

Jonna Hood

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2011-2012

Adele Cooper

Amity Neumeister

Brittany Trimberger

Catherine Schembre

Dana Fior

Katy Mason

Kadi Kuhlenberg

Shasta Brewer

Nancy Lea

Jackie Elliott

Raelyn Raver

Shultzie MacDonald

Sue Berger

Seattle, hauteyoga Queen Anne 2011

Alexa Rosethal

Alysha Greig

Alysha Greig

Angie Wilkins

Erin McDougall

Hannah Logan Peterson

J Mauss

Jacob Young

Jessika Goldstein

Jodi Cohen

Leah Zaccaria

Lexi Winkles

Nichole Ohlinger

Oakley Hager Day

Raul Martinez

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The Practice of Ho’oponopono

silvia meditating

Begin by simply repeating the four phrases together: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.

Repeat them as you walk, as you drive, as you go about your daily tasks. Let them become the default state of mind for you, replacing the random rambling of your ordinary thoughts. Play with them over the span of a month; make the mantra your grand obsession. Watch how it opens you and frees you as you put it into play.

“I’m Sorry. Please Forgive Me.”

If your goal is to focus on the positive—on those things that produce satisfaction, meaning, serenity, and joy—and you notice that you have been lost in replaying an argument you had with someone, or that you are wrapped in images of hurt, criticism, complaint or blame, you can instantly refocus by repeating, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me,” from your heart until you feel a sense of peace.

“Thank You. I Love You.”

Then, as peace enters you – and if you are genuine in asking for forgiveness, peace will indeed enter – you can respond to it with “Thank you. I love you.” Your thanks is for the gift of recognizing the negative thought, and for the relief that came when you chose to apologize for it. Your love is an appreciation for choosing to let go of the negative, to embrace the healing, the cleansing of it from your mind. And with your sincere utterance of gratitude and love, you set off a wave of joy.

You Are Responsible

According to the teachings of Ho’oponopono (and just about every other system of well­being as well), you are responsible for everything that you experience. Everything you see, think, notice, hear and feel is a creation of your own mind. All your reactions and interpretations are of your making, based in memories from the past.

Have you become upset? Are you irritated? Pressured? Repulsed? Disgusted? Distressed? Accept that you are reacting to nothing but memory, apologize and ask forgiveness, over and over and over again, until you feel release. Then give thanks for the grace that cleansed your mind and freed you from the weight of your burden.

Circumstances arise that expose us to our shadows, to the places in us where darkness dwells. They come as teachers, to give us an opportunity to see our errors of interpretation and to shine the correcting light of truth on them. Ho’oponopono’s mantra brings the correcting light. It’s not necessary to understand what caused the darkness or why; you only need to release it, and the mantra ushers in the release.

When a troublesome person enters your sphere, he or she, too, has come to teach you peace and joy. As you watch your automatic negative reactions rise, egin your inner mantra. “I’m sorry that I react to this person so negatively. I’m sorry that I have closed my heart and mind. I’m sorry that I’m not really listening, that I’m not seeing the person behind the behavior. Please forgive me. I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you.”

Whether you think so at the moment or not, on some level you love even the annoying or threatening one who is standing before you. In different circumstances, at a different time, you would clearly see what is there to be loved. Repeat “I love you” as you listen to the rant. See how it calms and centers you. See how

it softens the moment. See how it impacts and transforms not only you but the one who came to teach you in the first place.

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