Our Team

Jackie Adams E-RYT

Owner/Instructor

 

Jackie started teaching yoga, many other fitness classes, and personal training in college at Central Washington University. There she received two bachelors degrees; one in Exercise Science and one in Nutrition. Living in Ellensburg led her to find a hot yoga studio that was about 40 miles away but the distance or travel time didn’t matter. She immediately fell in love with the physical and mental challenge. Jackie has a 200 Hour Hot Hatha certificate but has almost 1000 hours of yoga training and study.

 

Jackie moved to Vancouver with her husband and two dogs in 2012 and began teaching hot yoga right away. They welcomed their daughter Madelyn in July 2014 and you will most likely catch her running around the studio from time to time.In the 9 years she has been teaching  yoga Jackie has come to love each and every class; Hatha, Power, Fusion, Vinyasa, Yin, and Sculpt. Each class has helped to heal my body, mind, and soul and teaching yoga helps me to pass that love on to each and every person. 

 

This has been an amazing jouney for me and I am beyond lucky to be able to share in this journey with others, Namaste.

 

 

Holly O'Neil

Instructor

 

Holly's yoga journey began many years ago taking recreational classes at her local gym, but her true love for Yoga developed when she took her first hot class while living in Colorado, knowing that she was then absolutely hooked for life. The challenge and beauty of Yoga, both physically and mentally, keeps her coming back for more. After years of desiring to teach, she finally in the fall of 2013, completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Portland, Oregon. Yoga brings a calm and serenity to her life, both on and off the mat, something she hopes to pass on to her students. Outside of Yoga you can find Holly doing anything and everything outdoors, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.

 

Holly was married to her husband Ryan in the summer of 2015 and they are expecting first baby girl this November! Join Holly at both studios or schedule a private session with her!

 

 

Ken Warnes 200 RYT

Instructor

 

I started practicing yoga in May 2013, one month before my 50th birthday. My main goal was to increase flexibility. After 30 days of just taking Hatha, I was challenged to expand my practice to include Fusion and Power. What a difference that made.

 

 

The opportunities for improvement/growth/challenge are so vast in both of those classes. From the first class I heard the phrase 'one day', I used to chuckle and think that it meant never, as you can see I have accomplished one of my 'one day' poses. All of the instructors at Flow Hot Yoga are amazing and I encourage everyone to branch out to as many different classes as you can - even Aerial.

 

 

I began teaching May 2015 and love helping students feel better, working towards their goals and achieving what they thought was once impossible.

 

Join Ken at both studio locations or schedule a Private Session with him!

 

Lisa Harvey

Instructor

 

I am married and have 3 boys. I have had chronic lower back pain and I had gone to a couple of yoga classes prior to hot yoga but they were all too fast-paced for me to learn and keep up. I decided to try Flow Hot Yoga because one of my student teachers made it sound like something that would help me increase my flexibility.

I was hooked on hot yoga from the first class I took. My husband went to the next class with me and he commented immediately after walking out of the hot room that he loved it. What hooked me was the fact that I was able to stretch muscles further. The movements were challenging but not completely intimidating and everyone was at different levels. The teacher's direction was clear, calm, and somewhat soothing to follow.

The most exciting thing that has happened to me is that my lower back is getting better! Hatha is the single best thing that I have done to decrease my back pain. I have tried many things for relief: exercise, chiropractics, massage, acupuncture, pain medication, rest, supplements, prayer and more. The stronger I become doing yoga the less pain I have and the more my practice improves.

Finally, I've have some really awesome teachers and fellow yoga students that routinely inspire me, make me feel welcome, are excellent role models, and cause me to want to grow in my practice. And.... for being 50 years old, I'm probably in the best physical condition of my life. I feel young enough to suit myself, which is much better than feeling 100 years old.

 

 

ShaLee Ruth 200 RYT

Instructor

 

My Yoga practice began when a friend asked me to go to a class with her not long after my oldest child was born. Having to move shortly after & the birth of another child put my practice on hold.

 

A few years ago I found myself unhealthy, overweight, not sleeping well, severe neck pain, migraines and other problems. Frustrated I started running, again, hoping not to get injured, Again. Contemplating these things, I drove by Flow Hot Yoga & made a resolution to try "hot" yoga. After the first class I thought I was probably out of my league and thought it was just for experienced yogis. Then I decided to give it another try, which is when I heard "one day being able to..." then it all clicked! I have grown so much in my practice in less than a year I never thought possible. Attitude is everything. Yoga is a whole mind, body, spirit experience for me. It touches every aspect of my life now- and I love it. Being able to teach Yoga now is a dream come true. I am becoming the person I have always wanted to be, yoga is empowering and fulfilling. I love and am grateful for the acceptance, kindness and goodness I find in my fellow Yogis here at Flow Hot Yoga.Namaste.

 

Heather Malsed

Instructor

 

I have two adorable cats, Toby and Missy, and work from home. I moved to Vancouver about 5 years ago and I am always looking for ways to get out of the house and meet new people. I have done yoga throughout the years occasionally at the gym and have tried hot yoga a few times somewhere else and did not really ...like the structure and the vibe of the classes. I decided to try Flow Hot Yoga and was hooked right away. I needed to increase my flexibility and add this component to my workouts. I also love spin classes and hiking. When I started at Flow Hot Yoga I was not able to get into a floor bow to save my life. Now I am able to get into this posture and many others that I couldn't imagine.

 

I love the sense of balance and belonging that I get with yoga. I always leave a class feeling better and more centered than I did when I started the class. I feel such a strong sense of family at Flow Hot Yoga as well. The instructors are all amazing and are always cheering you on. They are always as excited, and sometimes more, than you are when you finally are able to get a pose that you have working on.

 

I am also lucky that I get to spend Monday mornings with Maddie and working at the studio with Jackie. I can't wait to see what my future yoga journey brings!

 

 

Phillip Chavez

Instructor

 

My yoga journey started with my wife coming home from her first class very excited about new stretches that could help with my chronic migraines. We launched into rabbit and turtle and I was hooked and had to learn more. So the next week I went in for my first class and almost died from the heat! (not really).  I loved it, it was hard at first but rewarding just the same. And yes yoga has helped with my migraines. It has been three years now and its only gotten better and better the range on motion I have gained in my joints has been astounding to me. I’ve met so many positive people through yoga it’s just been a wonderful experience.

 

I’m also a Reiki master for a year now and have recently completed my certification as a past life regressionist. I’m self-taught in mediation and have developed my own form of guided meditation. I have studied the works of Ram Dass and Thich Nhat Nanh to further my spiritual growth.

 

Amanda Hendrickson

Instructor

 

I have always loved how yoga has made both my body and mind feel.  Yoga has become a place of peace for me when life feels upside down. Making Flow Hot Yoga a part of my daily routine has grown my passion for yoga and helped to find so much positivity in my life.

 

 

 

Vanessa LaHuis

Instructor

 

Practicing yoga gives me peace, balance, and fitness. I love going to Flow Hot Yoga and pushing myself to test my abilities and see what I'm capable of. It's amazing to look back at the last three years of my practice to see how much I've grown. The practice inspires me to find hot yoga studios anytime I leave town so I can continue to grow and expand my practice. I also love to run and lift. Yoga complements all elements of fitness no matter what you do.
 
But, probably more so than the practice, I love the Flow Hot Yoga community. It's always so welcoming and comfortable once you walk into the studio. It's not uncommon before or after class to chit/chat about yoga, life, yoga leggings, meditation, upcoming workshops, etc. Inside the hot room, I can feel the energy, comradery, and support during the practice which provides me motivation and inspiration.

 

 

Kara Gegner

Instructor

 

My yoga journey began in 2011 and I was instantly hooked. I started attending classes as regularly as I could and fell in love with the practice. The breathing techniques combined with the movement and music provided the best escape from my stressful job. The mental and physical benefits were so amazing.  After a few years of practicing I decided to attend a teacher training. In 2015 I received my 200 RYT from Kris Hot Yoga in Des Moines, IA. At Kris’ I began teaching 3-4 times a week and spent most of my time at the studio.

 

My husband and I recently got married and moved to the Vancouver area. I am excited to have found my new yoga home and am so grateful to be a part of this community. 

 

 

Adrienne Peters

Instructor

 

Adrienne Peters’ passion for movement began as a young child and has grown and developed over the years. While studying dance and theater, she noticed the connection between movement and well-being. Intrigued by the mechanics of movement, Adrienne studied Somatics, world-dance and yoga in college. She found yoga to be fundamental to her foundation as a performer. After graduating from New College of California with a degree in Arts & Social Change, she began teaching dance and fitness. She went on to become a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer and Zumba instructor. After many years of cultivating her yoga practice, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher and has been teaching vinyasa, yin, hot yoga, hatha, restorative, yoga for seniors and yoga for kids for over three years. She also teaches Barre! Adrienne’s classes are inviting and invigorating, invoking a sense of relaxation and balance. When Adrienne is not moving, dancing or teaching, she is writing songs and singing in her band.

 

 

Kelsey Deacon

Instructor

 

​Kelsey found yoga after many years of playing athletics and her first experience was interesting to say the least! Being naturally a fast paced person, yoga really made her slow down. But after a couple classes and trying out a hot vinyasa class, her outlook totally changed! Flowing through the postures helped Kelsey find her breath, where she finally felt relaxed and an inner peace. 

 
She decided to further her practice and completed her 200hr yoga teaching training at Core Power Yoga in Chicago. Kelsey loves teaching, meeting new people, talking food and learning from her students. Every time she steps onto her mat she feels a deeper connection with her mind, body and spirit and hopes you will too! When Kelsey is not on her mat, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, trying out a new recipe or wishing she was on a warm, sunny beach!

 

 

Lauren Nicole

Instructor

 

I wanted to get involved with a fitness gym to keep up my strength. I enjoy an obstacle race, a hike up a mountain, or a night dancing, so staying fairly fit is important to me. I have done hot yoga... once before and remember how great I felt. I tried Flow Hot Yoga and found my spot! The instructors are all welcoming and knowledgeable. It was something I could do and see results. Just after one week I was more limber, less sore, and more peaceful throughout my day.

The more I practice, the better I feel.

Yoga is starting to spread into the rest of my life. Throughout the day I focus and slow my breathing, I place my hand on my heart and stomach to become in tune with my body, and stretch more often! I am excited to continue my practice and watch how beautifully amazing human bodies are.

 

 

When in doubt, sweat it out!

 

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