Jessica Brustad

Yoga Instructor

Jessica has a unique yoga practice which nowadays involves more laughter and free play then traditional asana.  She has been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2011.  While teaching Vinyasa and Hatha classes in Southern California she gained the nickname, The Funny Yogi!  Her high energy, laugh out loud, (and often), personality brought a different feeling to her classes. Jessica then went on to obtain her 500 Hr Professional RYT through YogaWorks; but that didn't take the silliness out of her! 

While living in Los Angeles, Jessica had also been studying and performing Stand Up and Improv Comedy. After relocating to Seattle in 2015 she finally found her passions collide when she was introduced to Hasya Yoga or Laughter Yoga.  Laughter yoga is a unique practice which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (pranayama). She obtained her Laughter Yoga Leader Certification from the Laughter Yoga International University that year. Jessica now leads weekly Laughter Clubs in the Seattle area and is committed to helping others tap into their own inner joy and child-like playfulness which we all posses. She loves hugs, high five's, and smiles and that's what you can expect from a class with Jessica! 

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Clara Scuder-Davis

Clara Scudder-Davis is a contemporary circus artist specializing in hand balancing and contortion. She has a background in dance, theater and singing and is currently studying at L’Ecole de Cirque de Quebec in their four year professional program. She also has trained with Yury Bozyan (L’Ecole Nacionale de Cirque), Nael Jammal (Les 7 Doigts De La Main) and Vita Radionova (Kiev). She completed the Pre-Profesional Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Georgetown. At SANCA she went on to teach flexibility and contortion in the pre-professional program, and adult handstand classes. Her goal as a circus artist is to bring vulnerability, authenticity and playfulness to her work, and to connect diverse peoples through art. As a teacher she enjoys helping students to push their limits in a safe and constructive way. 

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Charlie Pentland

Forrest  Yoga Instructor

Charlie completed the Foundation Forrest Teacher Training in Denver in 2009. He has since assisted Ana at multiple events and trainings.

He has his own Forrest Yoga studio in Squamish Canada called Chief Yoga. It has been his home-base for 4 years, from where he has seen students grow and heal. He says their community is vibrant, caring and unique.

He will also be holding events of his own this year, including a Forrest Yoga wilderness expedition in Squamish, a residency program for Forrest Yoga teachers to practice and improve their teaching at his studio, and a retreat to the Greek Islands this fall… Find out more about Charlie and these upcoming events via his website:

www.chiefyoga.com

https://www.facebook.com/charles.pentland

https://www.facebook.com/chiefyogasquamish/