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Jenna McDonald

Owner and Teacher

Jenna holds a 200 hr E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and has taught in the US and Abroad since 2010. She has a BA in Eastern Philosophy and Indigenous Education, but her true vedantic lineage comes through 4 + years of study at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam and independently with Teachers of the Swami Dayananda Saraswati Lineage.

Jenna's Classes are vigorous and oscillate between inspirational philosophy and alignment based Asana. As a modern mother, steeped in Ancient Traditions - she strives to offer both a challenging practice & an invitation to step into altered states of consciousness through sadhana (practice with the purpose of liberation). 

Heidi Langendorff

Heidi is a dedicated yogi and teacher. She reignited her passion for yoga after suffering health issues that included headaches, dizziness, and anxiety. A renewed focus on meditation and asana brought great relief from these symptoms and has positively impacted her health in so many ways, that she will now bring that wisdom into her own classes. 

 She completed her 200 RYTT with Jenna/Passion for Practice this spring and has embraced the holistic nature of yoga. She is committed to the continuation of her studies in both the inner practice of yoga as well as asana.

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Tasha Roth 

 

Tashas yoga experience began as a child, under the inspiration and tutelage of her father and Colleen Swantner. She completed her own Teacher Training in NY in 2008.

Presently she is teaching from her continual inspiration of the Ashtanga system. She is also newly trained as a "pre and postnatal yoga teacher" and will surely be sharing the gift of yoga during pregnancy and in the postnatal time. 

Her classes are a well-paced, well-informed Guided/Modified Primary Series every Sunday Morning at 9 am at Passion for Practice. 

Keep your eye out for Tasha in other places throughout the schedule and as part of the growing team of Mothers here dedicated to pre-natal and post-natal health and magic. 

 

 

Alyssa Boyle

Alyssa began practicing yoga in 2011 at a Bikram studio in Southern California and over the past 6 years, she has expanded her practice to include vinyasa, yin, and ashtanga in addition to incorporating the 8 limbs of yoga into her daily life.

Alyssa has completed (2) 200 hour YTTs as well as a 100 hour Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS) program. She is looking forward to incorporating what she’s learned through both YTTs as well as the Himalayan Institute's AYS training to bring fully embodied and personalized instruction.

In her free time, Alyssa takes care of her backyard homestead in Gig Harbor.

 

Joni Derifield

Joni stumbled upon yoga in 2014 during a stressful period in her life.  While she loves the way yoga makes her body feel, mental clarity and inner calm have been yoga’s greatest gifts.  She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Jenna at Passion for Practice.

In addition to yoga, Joni enjoys all manner of physical activity—CrossFit (she holds a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification), running, cycling, hiking, and sailing.  Her passion is helping athletes and non-traditional yogis achieve greater flexibility and functionality through yoga.

 
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Stacy Hemingway

Stacy is a 500 hr Registered Yoga Teacher and an absolute Joy!  Her classes are fun, alignment based and inspirational. She loves teaching those new to yoga and seasoned practitioners alike!

More coming soon...

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Justin Ellis

Justin took his first hatha and kundalini yoga classes in 2011 while studying anthropology at Pomona College. The contentment yoga offered inspired him to begin studying the philosophy behind the postures.

Since receiving his 200-hour YTT certification from the Samarya Center in 2014, Justin has explored and taught restorative, yin, vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga. His classes are light-hearted and emphasize attention to the breath, intentional transitions, and accessibility for all bodies through modifications.