Faith Macauley is the founder of the Heart Center, and can be found teaching yoga classes, leading reiki trainings, working the front desk, and mingling with her beloved 'heart-centered' community. She is a visionary, energy worker, and mother. Faith first found yoga in college, when she was suffering from emotional trauma, and discovered that her time on the mat empowered her to heal and evolve. She now designs classes to impart tools for healing based on breakthroughs and awakening experiences from her own journey to self-love. Faith enjoys DJ'ing yoga playlists and choreographing inspiring flows for her students. She travels as often as possible, whether to lead retreats, stoke her sense of freedom, or spend quality time with her little family. :-)
Caleb connected with yoga cross-training for surfing, noticing the postures of wave-riding evoked what he experienced in his first vinyasa flow.
The mental/spiritual benefits of these practices also felt similar. Realizing yoga was a freely available source for spiritual energy, yoga evolved into a steady practice, and eventually into a fully committed love after being introduced to the Rocket sequence, and an eclectic community of it's devotees in San Francisco. This free-spirited, rebellious family was instrumental in providing Caleb a safe space to truly be himself, having nearly quit yoga in initial distaste of not feeling a sense of belonging within the cliches of yoga-studio culture.
Steady practice provided gradual and profound healing of emotional patterns, depression and anxiety. The more yoga, the more clarity and intuition came.
Caleb began to teach after 5 years, and channeled the insights he continued to receive from yoga into other healing arts such as reiki, sound-healing, plant medicine, and breathwork.
Caleb also discovered Kundalini yoga and experienced a lightning bolt of increased healing and vitality. Yoga became more dynamic, and sustainable, through integrating and balancing kundalini and Astanga, both of which showed the same common medicine of removing stagnation. In 2019 Caleb went on extended pilgrimage to India, studying kundalini and Astanga as well as Ayurveda and meditation.
Caleb's goals as a teacher are to create a welcoming and supportive community that encourages steady growth for all. He aims to honor the roots of yoga by teaching the breath as the most important aspect, along with bandha and dristi. His classes reference Patanjali's yoga sutras in order for yoga to be liberating not only physically but mental-spiritually through deconditioning of trauma and societal programming.
Rachel began a yoga practice in 2000 for physical reasons, to become stronger and more
flexible, yet after her first class, it created a lasting impression. She could feel that there was
something beyond the physical. For years she was very committed to a Hot yoga practice,
but something shifted when she found Power yoga. Rachel loved everything about it, the
warm heat paired with strong flow connected with her on a physical and mental level.
Yoga became a way of healing, and as she grew physically, she also grew spiritually,
developing a regular meditation practice.
In 2007, Rachel was introduced to a style of meditation called Consciousness Meditation, which resonated with her immediately. She began teaching small group classes under the
guidance of her mentor. She continued to teach weekly small group classes up until 2017, when she began teaching Meditation workshops. Her passion for meditation has helped her find a deep sense of peace and a steady rhythm in life, where she can often ride the waves of emotion without getting thrown about by the constant changes in life. Her enthusiasm for seated meditation and yoga
eventually led her to become a yoga teacher.
In 2015, Rachel completed a 200-hour TT at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga, and she is currently
participating in Synergy Yoga’s 300-hour TT program for continued education where she has received training in Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra practices.
She combines Hatha and Vinyasa styles into her yoga classes with a subtle integration of Ayurveda. She believes that we all have a spiritual knowing within, and in her classes you will be given the chance to settle into your unlimited potential.
Ever since Jonathan incorporated yoga into his life, his physical health has flourished. He values yoga over all other forms of physical discipline, as a personal trainer who has benefited from all types of exercise. The most alluring element of yoga is that it evolves into so much more. Cliches notwithstanding, there are spiritual and mental gains that become accessible as one progresses through their personal journey and examinations of the practice. For LJ, it was the meditation component that completely transformed his life. He hopes to bring to the community the same enthusiasm and prosperity that yoga has brought to him. His class will build on your physical strength and push your mental resilience to a better you!
Indigo is a playful and passionate spirit who is lovingly devoted to sharing soul-enriching practices with others. Yoga has transformed her life and she now walks the path of helping others in their own transformational journeys. She discovered her passion for yoga in college and soon realized she was destined to be a teacher. Graduating her 200 hour yoga teacher training soon after the passing of a close friend led her to put to practice all she had learned in order to transmute feelings of grief and anxiety into wholeness, healing and purpose. In 2020 she completed an additional 300 hours of training through Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way, WA and has been teaching weekly classes since. She loves incorporating breathwork, guided meditation and self-inquiry into her classes and intends for every class to be a healing journey back to the Self. Indigo believes yoga is a pathway to freedom and fulfilment. Her teaching style is focused on alignment of the poses as well as intended to align you with your highest version of Self. She guides participants not only through the poses but through their own inner landscapes of self awareness. She often enjoys starting class by sharing inspirational poetry or astrological insights. You can expect to be guided through a slightly challenging yet deeply nourishing flow. Her voice is gentle and soothing and her ques invoke a deeper sense of mind, body and spirit connection. The music she plays is intentionally curated to facilitate a journey of self discovery that is both empowering and uplifting. It is Indigo’s priority to create a warm, welcoming and relaxing space for inward reflection and mindful movement. Join her on the mat to step, bend and twist into feelings of harmony, wholeness and transformational bliss.
Leah Barnett is a 500-hour RYT with an additional certification as a Yoga Tune Up instructor. Her classes aim to be holistically inclusive of all human beings, each in uniquely different bodies, walking connected paths with vastly diverse experiences. She strives to connect with everyone she's teaching and believes that being seen is the first step towards healing. Leah's classes are crafted with themes and meaning and tailored to the energy in the room happening in real time. Come get introspective, breathe in new ways, or roll around on therapy balls with Leah on Sundays!
Rachelle is a fun loving and compassionate being who discovered meditation and yoga during her first pregnancy as a way to maintain a positive and healthy disposition. Through her practices she gained confidence and learned to love and embrace her ever changing body after years of low self esteem and negative body image. After the empowering birth of her second child she decided to deepen her practice and enrolled in yoga teacher training. There she continued to journey into herself and became inspired to share her light with those around her. By including the studies of prenatal and children’s yoga, as well as becoming a birthing doula, she continues to build community, provide support, and share her heart. Her intention is to always hold space to empower her students to feel proud and confident in their own skin.
Nina (she/her) originally from Virginia Beach, VA earned her 200 hr yoga certification during her addiction recovery in 2015. Her yoga mentor and teacher Melissa Hunter, at Bayside Yoga and Barre, introduced her to many forms of yoga such as hatha, vinyasa, restorative yin and chakra yoga. After discovering her love for yoga and the healing benefits it brought her during her road to recovery, she wanted to share this practice with others by receiving her certification as a teacher. Nina (she/her) loves to incorporate chakra yoga with any form of yoga she teaches or practices, which brings balance and connection to the mind and body. She moved to the Seattle area in October of 2020 after several visits to see her friends and fell in love with the beauty of the nature surrounding WA and the holistic practices that the area has to offer. She hopes to bring a genuine connection to those who come to their mat and enjoy getting to know the yoga community in the Washington areas.
Brenda (Bee) is super passionate about sharing the mindful practices of yoga and meditation. They continue to feed her mind, body, and soul. She's been on this teaching path since 2013 and truly believes that the yoga practice has inspired her to explore all aspects of life. Finding one path never felt right for her, so she's a number of things along with being a teacher— business owner, mindful marketer, coach, public health professional, a sensitive human— to name a few :) Her classes range from strong Vinyasa flow to gentle restorative and guided meditations. Always keeping the connection with mind-body at the forefront. Her hope is that whatever class you take, it gets you back to your truest self synchronizing your body, breath, and mind to walk in inner alignment and peace.