Meet the Graduates

Costa Rica, 2015

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Toni Mozzarello-Schimmenti

Spiritual, Fun, Hardworking

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Rachel Slippers

Compassionate, Optimistic, Humerous

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Laura Jones

Spontaneous, Creative, Thoughtful

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Taylor Harvey

Outgoing, Athletic, Adventurous

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Katie Paulson

Adventurous, Silly, Stubborn

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Bethany Ann

Driven, Enthusiastic, Conscientious

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Melissa Haug

Spirited, Honest, Thoughtful

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Samara Holliday

Loving, Playful, Intuitive

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Abdullah Ani

Driven, Introspective, Authentic

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Sarah Yo

Creative, Robust, Visceral

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Emily Jovanovich

Creative, Sensitive, Perfectionist

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Benjamin Mati

Adaptive, Efficient, Synthesize

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Julianne Bernstein

Ambitious, Charismatic, Indecisive

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Abby St. Croix

Shy, Silly, Spiritual

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Maria Palamaris

Compassionate, Practical, Spiritual

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Rianne ten Haken

Curious, Temperamental, Intuitive

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Michelle Marie de Matheu

Positive, Gratitude, Love

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Kerri McGoff

Charismatic, Laid-back, Fun-Loving

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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.

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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

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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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