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Marianne Elizabeth Ames
Owner, Lead Trainer of Bliss Yoga Teacher Training
Marianne’s yoga roots started in 2001, with power vinyasa. As a mother of five dynamic children, she fulfilled her 15-year dream, to become a yoga instructor, and has since added Prenatal, Sculpt, Barré, ShaktiRize, Breathwork, and Buti to her accreditation.
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Marianne’s teaching style is dynamically heart-driven while grounded in joy, curiosity and vulnerability. Based solidly on personal freedom, body awareness, alignment, authentic expression, playfulness and intuitive movement, she encourages students to break away from perceived stereotypes while exploring and moving freely in a way that makes sense in both the physical and energetic body. With a fire in her belly for seeing the innate intelligence and expression of each individual body, Marianne views yoga as an extension of somatic exploration with a deep anchoring of safety for each student. She is passionate about the transformational gift of movement and breath, as she holds space for each student to find their own practice, challenging while honoring the body. Throughout class Marianne holds the container for a radically honest home-coming to the acceptance of what simply is, within each student.
Melding experience and passion, she understands the necessity for both solid groundwork and space to grow and explore.
Lead Trainer of Bliss Yoga Teacher Training
I’ve been an ardent athlete and active life participant as long as I can remember—the chance to play and learn and grow in body and mind has always seemed such a natural choice to me, and has afforded me a wealth of experience and fellowship I could not have conjured alone.
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Yet the more hats I have worn in this life, the more I realize it’s not what’s on your head but what’s in your heart that really matters—so it is so very gratifying and exciting that I would expand my teaching to this wonderful studio and this enthusiastic community!
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Lead Trainer of Bliss Yoga Teacher Training
Adam started doing yoga in 2012 due to lower back pain and an excess of free time. His practice soon turned into a passion. His yoga practice has helped him lose weigh, gain flexibility and conquer his back issues.
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In 2015, Adam received his 200 RYT through Open Up! Yoga with Danielle Zissou. Since then, he has enjoyed the journey of teaching and continuing to find meaning in his own practice. He is an interactive teacher, with challenging flows and energetically calm classes.
Faculty of Bliss Yoga Teacher Training
Robin became a licensed massage therapist in Washington State in 2000. During her years as a massage therapist, Robin took extensive training in Eastern modalities such as Thai yoga massage, and Reiki. In 2015 she earned her mastery level attunement in Usui Reiki.
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Tai Chi and Qigong came into Robin’s life in the 1990’s. Her interest in Qigong was reawakened this year. This turn of events led her to earn her first and second level certifications as a Qigong instructor through the Qigong Awareness Training Program. She is pursuing continued certification at this time.
Yoga became a passion of Robin’s five years ago and she’s been a familiar face at Bliss ever since. Qigong has become an exciting addition to Robin’s health regimen and it is her honor to share the many benefits of this practice with her Bliss family.
In February 2020 Diana completed her 200-hour foundational yoga teacher training at Commune Yoga in Seattle. She is passionate about creating a safe and welcoming space for others to learn the healing powers of yoga.
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Koreen Anast’s gift is the ability to see clearly what you already have within you and help you discover your true essence. As a group exercise instructor for over 20 years, she believes fitness is something you earn.
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The benefits to name a few are strength, endurance, flexibility, body fat loss, improved cardiovascular health, improved functional living and most importantly, self respect. The confidence gained is the bonus of weight training–anyone can do it. You can change the shape of your body to be the best for you. Through these years of experience, Koreen has honed this strength by combining Fitness Instructor and Master Life Coach to align with proper form and functional fitness by developing core strength and helping others transform their lives and reach their goals. It has been a journey as she has explored self-discovery, she teaches the process to others. It is truly an enhanced life when you find peace within yourself and really understand what you want for your life. Koreen believes every person is unique and that means the form of exercise will be as well.
“People will forget what you said and what you did, but the will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou
Christiana Kampmann started practicing at age 14 and immediately fell in love with yoga. It taught her to love herself and care for her body. At the age of 17 she got certified with her 200 RYT through Fruition Yoga that then became Open Up Yoga Teacher Training where she continued training. Her goal is to create a welcoming and safe space for self discovery and healing.
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Stepping onto my mat is like coming home. It is that safe space, a sanctuary where I can move, breathe, and heal. In 2005 when I began yoga it was solely for the physical aspect and how it benefited my dance practice. I began learning about the breath and the life force of the practice of yoga and it became so much more. As an instructor I hope to guide us through a dance that breathes into our soul. I am so excited to share this journey with you.
Tana is a dynamic and authentic person who has a passion for people. She is deeply rooted in service and has been committed to her work in the healthcare field for the past 25 years, as well as her devotion to volunteer service, and recently as a movement and meditation faclitator.
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Combining her passion for people and service work with her affection for yoga; Tana felt led to teach. In April of 2022, she completed her 200 hour YTT through Authentic Movements where her training focused on creative Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga. During training, she developed an interest in yogic philosophy and a hunger to deepen her understanding of the energy body. In March of 2022, she completed her Reiki Master level 3 certification.
Tana’s unique style is creative and intentional. She sees yoga as a means for self discovery by inviting curiosity and playfulness on the mat through the exploration of different shapes. Tana utilizes props and variations to encourage safe and healthy alignment and inclusivity for each individual body. She enjoys creating dynamic heat building flows with funky transitions as well as soft and subtle moments in class to foster a safe and supportive space for her students.
Her style of teaching is physically dynamic, deeply introspective and fun. She encourages both laughter and tears. Her bright energy and humor coupled with her ever deepening knowledge of yoga, injury/trauma recovery, Theology and Energy make her an incredibly dynamic teacher. One of her favorite authors, Charlie Stucky says, “the truth is everyone is winging it- so spread your wings and follow your dreams” Teaching yoga is one of hers. Namasté!
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Suzanna (Suzie) was first introduced to yoga in high school where the choices for PE were Dance and Yoga. Being hyper-mobile made yoga the more appealing choice. After high school the excitement of young adulthood brought her practice to a halt. Over the next decade she got married, had a daughter and moved into her first house. In the fall of 2014 she suffered an injury to a disk in her lumbar spine and 8 months later the disk fully ruptured causing her to need emergency spinal surgery. In the months following she had to re-learn how to walk and live with the nerve damage caused by the compression of the nerves in her spine.
After returning home she began practicing yoga at Wildwood Yoga Studio, She fully immersed herself in the asana practice and even more deeply in to the spiritual practices surrounding Yoga. Her whole life was transformed. She felt a profound and deep change in her mental, emotional and physical health as a result of her practice. So in the summer of 2020 Suzanna signed up for a Summer mentorship teacher training and became a 200-hourcertified yoga teacher. Soon after that she became a Reiki Master. Her passion for healing traumatic injuries has shaped her practice and teaching as she continues to struggle with the chronic effects of her back and nerve injury. She takes yoga very seriously but also believes that we take life a little too seriously.
Megan has been practicing yoga in one format or another for over 15 years. Her journey as a fitness instructor started with teaching aerobics classes at the age of 18, and the running joke with her family was that she was going to quit her job and teach yoga.
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In 2023, the universe took her seriously and allowed her to finally make her dream a reality. She traveled to Isla Mujeres, Mexico with Kootenay Yoga School to complete her 200-Hour teacher training and left knowing that she was not going back to corporate life. She is also a Certified Life Coach with a focus on Holistic Wellness, helping others to build habits that support their physical, emotional and spiritual well being. She is continuing to learn as a teacher, working towards certification in Prenatal Yoga. She believes that yoga should be accessible to all bodies, and strives to lead classes that allow all to find a place of self-love and joy through mindful movement.
Jose Granados Amaya
I took my first yoga class 10 years ago at a gym and I fell in love but I never practiced again until last year. I been telling myself for years that I need to do it again. For me, yoga was an outlet while I battled depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Once I began to be in tuned with my body and my mind I was able to find peace and tranquility after my first hot yoga class in January 2022.
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I love and enjoy helping others to get physically and mentally healthy. I love being a yoga, barre and sculpt intructor, fusing fun, strength and positive mantra in to each class. I am so excited to teach at Bliss where I know that I will continue to grow and learn from everyone around me.
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Using her lifelong experience with athletics and desire to learn more, Nicki began creating high intensity, mobility focused fitness classes to help students build strength and endurance. Modifications are offered and students are encouraged to listen to their bodies and take breaks as needed. Moving away from seasonal sports as a youth and into lifelong fitness as an adult, Nicki’s focus has shifted to building functional movement patterns, flexibility and strength.
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Loving yoga and knowing his passion for teaching others, combined with his desire to help others receive from yoga the same benefits that he has, Brian decided to go to Baron Baptiste Level 1 teacher training in August of 2010. He then went on to complete his Baptiste Level 2 training in May 2012. Brian is now a full time yoga teacher and he could not be happier, because….. “living your passions is the best gift you can give yourself!”
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In 2017 Camo received his 200hr RYT from Peak Beings Unified Yoga, and dove deeper into the Yin and Meditation journey in March 2018 with a 45hr RYT through YogaCara Global, bringing the balance of yin and yang to his practice.
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A photographer, dancer, chef and yogi, Cameron aka Camo, has experienced his own healing and recovery from addiction and depression through his journey on the yogic path. After having taken his first yoga class over a decade ago, the sense of calm and presence created from the asana practice was undeniable for him. Through his practice, he has found a way to feel whole and began to expand into a deeper sense of self while growing an awareness of body, mind and spirit.
With the intention of illuminating students to the connective and healing modality of Yoga, Camo guides through a balanced combination of meditation, mindful yin and yang asanas to help you restore a greater awareness to your whole being. Cleansing the mirror of who you truly are and how your light exists in the world.
Yoga has been a meaningful part of my life for as long as I can remember. Getting into my body and synchronizing it with my breath has always been an intuitive, healing process for me.
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In 2019, in an effort to broaden my understanding of this philosophy, I earned my certification to teach yoga. In doing so I quickly learned that sharing my practice with others and guiding them through their own process is as fulfilling as having my own.
offer an engaging and heart-centered moving meditation that will guide you to a state of joyful relaxation. We will stretch your body, soften your mind, and deepen your soul. Together, we will create a space that allows you to come home to yourself.
Jordan Hawk LMT
Jordan blends her professional understanding of clinical assessment for Bodywork and her love for compassionate care of the whole person along with her experience.
- Oncology massage
- Healing Touch Energy Healing
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Table Thai Massage Techniques
- Crystal and Stone Enhancement for Healing
- TMJD release
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Jordan is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has been playing and practicing in the healing arts since she was a child. Whether it was with crystals and stones she found in the mountains of Ridgeway, Colorado, where she grew up, or using energetic healing techniques she learned from books in the library as a pre-teen on her animals and around the home on friends and family when they were in need, Jordan has been called towards the healing arts for all her life since she can remember. In 2011 she pursued her Associates in Occupational Studies Degree in Massage Therapy and Bodywork at the Colorado School of Healing Arts, graduating in 2013 with 1,300 hours of study and hands on work.
In 2016 she attended school at the Douglas J Aveda Institute in Chicago to acquire her 750-hour license in skin care as an Esthetician. There she enjoyed learning about the skin on a deeper level and caring for it through ancient Ayurvedic techniques such as acupressure and healing essential oils. In 2019 she embarked on a 200-hour journey to become a Love and Authenticity Transformational Guide.
A large part of Jordan’s goal is to allow each person working with her to embody their innate wholeness and embrace their connection to themselves and tune in to their body’s amazing wisdom and intelligence. Jordan specialized in the study and practice of Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy. She continues to pursue this, learning more as the field grows with a better understanding of the human body and its relation to and connection with pain (and our perception of it), mobility and movement, and the many important layers of the fascinating fascia and its essential role in our body’s ultimate health.