Our Team

Jackie Adams E-RYT & YACEP- 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 Emilie in 2018 and you will most likely catch them running around the studio from time to time. In the 10 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.

Continuing Education with Tim Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kino Macgregor, Jason Crandell, Rajashree Choudry, Carlo Giorno and Julie Gudmestad

*Schedule a Private Session with Jackie! Specializes in Hatha & Power postures, injury healing and modifications, advanced practice

Jamie Hamilton - Instructor & Studio Manager

I have been doing yoga for about 2 years. It wasn't until I started coming to Flow Hot Yoga a few years ago, that I really started to care and think about my practice. The most enjoyable class for me is Hatha, but I am slowly starting to like Fusion. I try to come to class at least four times a week, mostly for lavender towels. Aside from doing yoga I love hiking and playing outside with my dogs. Most of the people at FHY know me for my very "graceful" backbends, but I promise I am good at other things too! I can't wait to see where my yoga journey takes me this year and I'll see you guys on the mat

Michal Corbin - Instructor/Teacher Training Assistant

Hi, I’m Michal and I love our Flow Hot Yoga community! I am the wife of a busy working husband and a mom to three active teenagers and a fluffy golden doodle named Piper. In looking for a way to stay healthy and take care of myself, I came to Flow Hot Yoga and fell in love with the personable yoga community here.

I love the encouragement, the never-ending challenges, and the confidence that practicing yoga has brought into my life. I have learned something different from each of the instructors here and I’m looking forward to sharing the benefits of yoga with others.

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 welcomed their daughter Olive in November 2016! 

Ken Warnes 500 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.

*Schedule a Private Session with Ken! Specializes in Ashtanga yoga & Yin/Deep Stretching

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.

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.

Phillip Chavez - Instructor/Reiki Master

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.

*Schedule a Reiki or Past Life Regression session with Phillip

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. 

Kerry Furimsky - Instructor

I started practicing yoga about 6 years ago to help heal a running injury. I fell in love with the practice and was eager to learn more. I enjoy the balance of moving mediation, discipline and spirituality. Although I initially came to yoga for the physical benefits, I stay for the value it brings to my mind and spirit. I have been active in many sports including running, dance, martial arts, snowboarding, basketball and more. I was also a martial arts instructor. I am eager to learn and grow my yoga practice as a lifelong journey. I hope to visit India in the next couple of years to learn more about the root of our practice.
In 2017 I received my 200 hour teacher training certificate from Flow Hot Yoga and enjoy helping students improve their strength, flexibility and life balance. I feel like Yoga is a calling for me. I like to connect with my students in whichever way they need me. I am very grateful for the opportunity to teach at Flow!

Whitney Morris - Instructor

I moved from Kentucky to Vancouver about three years ago. I originally turned to yoga to help ease my anxiety from the cross-country move. But it soon became more than just a stress-reducer. I've seen major improvements in my overall strength and confidence. I also sleep better, and have better focus at work. Plus, I'm addicted to the hot room and getting a good sweat on!
I decided to take the next step in my yoga journey with vinyasa teacher training. I received my 200 RYT from Flow Hot Yoga in 2017. I look forward to sharing the power of yoga with students in the Flow community. Outside of yoga, I love to hike with my two dogs at Lacamas Lake, as well as venture out to the Willamette Valley for wine tasting.

Greg McDonald - Instructor

I have been a student of yoga for 9 years. I enjoy teaching a wide variety of yoga that is supported by my own disciplined daily practice. My teaching style combines breathing techniques, meditation, and various styles of asana to promote vitality within the energetic and physical bodies. I am passionate about inviting movement into daily life, and especially enjoy sharing Kundalini-based concepts. 

My path to yoga began through the awareness of physical limitations, as lower back issues led to a path of self-discovery. While trying to alleviate the pain from bulging discs, yoga allowed me to discover immediate and positive shifts that not only benefited my back, but all aspects of my life.

I love the versatility of yoga. How it can be demanding, therapeutic and fun in different ways for each individual. I believe that if you allow yourself to slow down and follow the breath. The rest will come, leading the individual towards a symbiotic union of the mind and body.

Coming from a 17-year career in graphic design, my passion for yoga revolutionized how I designed my life and wellness. As my practice continued to alleviate my ailments, teacher training felt like the natural progression to my practice. It had become my desire to share the wisdom that brought physical relief, as well as mental clarity, to a busy mind. Allowing me to fully comprehend the concept of simply letting go, and bringing focus to the challenges of every day life.

I’ve always been a creative person, and I enjoy expressing that in many different ways. As well as a background in graphic design, I enjoy playing guitar when I have free time. And I truly cherish being connected to the earth through gardening. I also embrace creativity through cooking and baking with fresh, wholesome ingredients, which promote interests I share with my wife and son, but it is also my passion for hobbies such as reading, hiking, exploring Eastern philosophies, science fiction and fantasy movies, and poetry that bring me energy outside of my ongoing healing practice of yoga.

SCHEDULE A PRIVATE WITH GREG! He specializes in joint mobility/flexibility using yin yoga. He also really enjoys teaching to students looking to refine the 26 Hatha postures,  pranayama and Kundalini kriyas and meditations.

Kristine Cary - Instructor

I was initially drawn to yoga five years ago purely for the physical benefits. As an avid runner I wanted the strength and flexibility that yoga can offer. As I began to spend more time on my mat and explore the connection between my mind and my body and realized how much potential there was within yoga to create positive change in how I moved and how I thought.

I have been an instructor for three years now. I encourage my students to be okay with where they are at but not afraid to step outside their comfort zone and try something new. In my classes I strive to create a safe, fun and supportive space. And I work to get my students to know that with discipline and commitment they are capable of more.

Lucy Gong- Instructor

I grew up in a deeply spiritual culture in Shanghai China.  In 2007 I began my yoga journey by taking my first class at a gym near my home. While yoga (at that time) did not become a primary focus for me it was something I enjoyed.

In 2016 after moving to my new home in the United States I took my first class at Flow Hot Yoga. In June I was honored to receive my 200 RYT. This was a life changing event I will cherish forever.

I believe through my training and experience I have gained more insight into yoga and proper alignment through the 26 Hatha postures.  I am extremely excited and encouraged by the therapeutic benefits of yoga. The benefits of yoga on knees, back, joints, and shoulder pain are outstanding.  I personally suffered from excruciating shoulder pain that lasted for years until I began at Flow Hot Yoga. Now I am pain free and loving it.

It gives me great joy to be in front of my students watching them strive and grow. I appreciate the diversity of the students, all with very different capabilities and needs which is so rewarding as a teacher and in the classes.

Laci Igo- Instructor

I have practiced Yoga off and on for about 15 years or so, I did gym yoga and my own yoga at home, just played around with it. After my 1st class at Flow Hot Yoga I knew that this is where I belonged. I really love the atmosphere and the people and I love the variety of classes, who knew I could do a headstand, not me.... A month or so later I went to an event and happened to hear that Jackie was going to do a Teacher Training. Next thing you know I am in Teacher Training! I love practicing at home with my 2 fur babies that always take my mat and I love annoying my husband practicing on him with my Teacher Training homework. 
I am so lucky to have found my Yoga home at Flow Hot Yoga. Namaste

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.

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