Twist Yoga Edmonds offers high quality Vinyasa yoga instruction, a powerful practice linking breath with movement, as well as yoga retreats.
Jen began practicing yoga in 1997 at the age of 27. She counts among her influences, her daughter Claire, and early in the 2000s, NYC’s Om Yoga. Since then, she has evolved by encounters with other practitioners of various yoga styles and origins. Jen’s classes combine physically challenging asana sequencing, with gentle, restorative poses, as well as Japa mantra, pranayama, and kriya. As an instructor, she invites individual exploration of the body, breath, and mind as she believes that each student is their own best teacher.
Janell began practicing yoga consistently during her social work with homeless women where the benefits of asana, pranayama, and meditation became immediately apparent. She completed her teacher training in 2005 and advanced teacher training in 2006 with 8-Limbs Yoga Center. The instructions in Janell’s Vinyasa sessions include elements of dance and martial arts for any level of practitioner. Janell’s first love, however, is Restorative and Yin yoga. In all her years of practice, she’s felt and seen the most profound healing transformation come from stillness and authentic relaxation.
Leslie was first introduced to yoga in 2007. Seeking peace, physical movement, reprieve, and community, Leslie was happily surprised to find that yoga provided all of that and more. In 2012, she decided to take the plunge and completed her 200-hour certification through YogaWorks. Leslie’s classes are often set to a variety of different musical styles with plenty of challenge, and most of all, a sense of lightheartedness and humor. Leslie encourages her students to bring a big heart and a small ego to class. Leslie is also a professional aromatherapist and energy worker.
Teaching since 2007, Michele teaches both flow and Hatha classes. She loves the human body and discovering which small cues can enable students to feel more freedom in their bodies, and more connected to their breath. In her classes, Michele hopes her students develop and grow kindness to themselves and others, feel more at home in their bodies, and find opportunities to explore the inner landscapes of their bodies, minds, and hearts.