MEET OUR TRIBE
ERYT 500, Barre Instructor, Reiki Master and Pranic Healing Practitioner
ERYT 200, Barre Instructor
Barre Instructor, Trainer
200 Yoga Instructor
Sonja's love for fitness, health, and well being has lead her in many directions in the fitness industry, with her final destination being yoga and the mind body connection. Sonja is a 500 ERYT on the Yoga Alliance registry, a Reiki Master and Pranic Healer, and certified in Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Barre, Pranayama, and more. She is almost finished with her current yoga therapy training. She loves personal growth and sharing her time and space with others that desire inner growth, connection, inspiration, and empowerment through self awareness. She loves her family and her small dog Milo. Her mission as our founder is to create a space for individuals to gather and meet in an environment that fosters personal growth, development, and freedom to be genuine.
Gabbi started her yoga journey right out of high school in 2014. She moved from the Tri Cities to Utah where she continued her personal practice at a local studio and classes through DSU where she studied Psychology. When she began working at the local hospital she discovered a deep passion for health and wellness, and loved connecting to people. Her curiosity and love for the practice grew and she decided to move to Kennewick in 2017 where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher training one- on one with Sonja Hansen. She is an 200 RYT, barre fitness specialist, and trainee facilitator where she instructs at Pura Vida. She recently obtained her Permaculture Design Certificate and loves outdoor activities, gardening, and learning.
Alyssa started playing sports at a young age. She grew up attending her 3 older brothers sporting events and fell in love with fitness. She was born and raised in the Tri Cities, graduated from Kennewick High and then went on to play Division 1 soccer in Utah. That is where she met her husband who she has 4 children with. After college she continued her fitness journey through personal training, group classes, and sport specific training. She fell in love with helping other reach their goals. When she was introduced to Barre- she was hooked. She became certified through Barre Above and began instructing at Pura Vida where she feels blessed to do what she loves surrounded by wonderful people.
Jolene discovered yoga in 1998 while trying to heal from chronic pain caused by consecutive car accidents. As it helped to heal her body, she developed a desire to gain deeper knowledge and understanding about the practice. She completed her 300 hour yoga teacher training with Sarah Joy Marsh at Amrita Yoga in Portland, OR. After teaching in Portland she moved to Kennewick and in 2014 completed an additional 200 hour yoga teacher training. For Jolene, yoga has become a joyful journey of awakening through present moment awareness, curiosity, and playful exploration. She and her husband Darren have 5 wonderful children they love dearly.
Whitney at an early age had a passion for health, wellness and fitness. She fell in love with yoga in high school and after becoming a mother she decided to become a teacher. Yoga has helped Whitney cope as a parent while working through grief and life stresses. Whitney has a wealth of knowledge and experience from teaching in Seattle and owning her own studio here in the Tri cities. Whitney is certified in Yin, Vinyasa, Yoga for athletes, kids, and TRX. When off of her mat Whitney loves spending time with her family and these days that usually involves sitting on the sidelines cheering on her little athletes.
ERYT 500, Baptist
In 2016, Morgan pushed herself out of her comfort zone and tried her first Vinyasa class. Since then, her yoga mat has become her happy place. In October 2022 she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Pura Vida. As a second grade teacher, she hopes to take her love for yoga into her classroom. She also enjoys spending time with her family, doing photography, and cheering on the Seahawks.