Island Soul Studios

Teachers

Our Teachers are some of the islands best.

They share their passion for movement: physically, spiritually, mentally or socially with our islands community and its visitors, uplifting all!

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Contact Tara 360 298 1632

Our studio is run as a community based business with individual teachers leasing the space for their creative purposes.

We have room for certified instructors interested in teaching weekly classes in Yoga, Dance, Tai Chi, Meditation, Kirtan
and most any Movement Art.

 Space also available for lease for weekend workshops.

 
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Bella French

Bella French has been immersed in the world of yoga for 30 years, studying with top yoga instructors in the U.S.  She has been teaching a devoted following of students since 2016. Bella is a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor with the National Yoga Alliance, completing her RYT 200 training.  She has enhanced her certification with a certificate course with Duke Integrative Medicine and yoga studies in India. Her gentle approach and caring nature will encourage you to move safely at your own pace.

Bella has witnessed firsthand how yoga supports us on three levels -- the body, mind and spirit. Combining yoga poses (asanas) with breathing techniques (pranayama) with the goal of a healthy body and a clear, calm mind, Bella’s students gain flexibility, strength, balance and clarity. Bella teaches Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Hot Yoga. She is also available for private sessions. 

 

See her website at Yogawithbella.net 

 
 
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Emily Anton

Ballet


 

Emily begin her professional career at the Cornish Dance Theatre working with Steve Casteel and Olivier Wevers.  She went on to dance at the Oakland Ballet Company and Peninsula Ballet Theatre working with Michael Lowe, Jenna McClintock, Carlos Carvajal and Bruce Steivel.  It was with these companies she begin to be cast in soloist roles.  When she moved to New York City she danced with Ballets with a Twist as a soloist and was honored to have a solo, Bloody Mary, created on her.  With Ballets with a Twist, she had the the opportunity to perform their signature show, Cocktail Hour all around the country and perform with Cyndi Lauper as well other celebrities in her Home for the Holidays shows at the Beacon Theatre. In NYC, she also danced as the ballerina for The Ride and as a soloist with Dance at Saint Peters.   And enjoyed guest artist roles around the country at Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, Stillpoint Ballet, Northern California Ballet, Northwest Ballet and Day-to-Day Dance. 

In NYC, Emily has taught Franklin Method classes at Naam Yoga and ballet classes through Dance to Unite that caters to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to dance classes, teaching cultural diversity through dance. She worked for the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Dance Program and the State Street Ballet’s Summer Intensive in Santa Barbara and taught at the Northwest Ballet’s Summer Intensive in Bellingham, WA as well as the Whidbey Island Dance Theatre in Langley, WA. 

Emily has spent 6 years developing her ability to help people connect to the infinite health inside of them, studying: the Franklin Method (embodiment, imagery and anatomy with published author, Eric Franklin); BodyTalk with Laura Hames Franklin and Karen Best; anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology at Empire State College (SUNY); a mentorship with Anne-Marie Duchêne of Art of Alignment (business, meditation and connection); and Hellerwork Structural Integration.

     Visit Emily's website here:

 https://emilyanton.com/dancer/
     Contact Emily at
       541.441.0022 
           or email
emilyanton@me.com
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Tara Moghadam
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga

Tara Moghadam, E-RYT 500, has taught yoga since 1995. Her therapeutic classes draw from Iyengar, Vinyasa, Vini-yoga, Yoga of Awareness, and Kundalini yoga.  She holds certification from Integrated Yoga Therapy taught by Joseph LePage as well as certifications in Yoga of Awareness for Cancer; for the Symptom Management of Chronic Pain; and for Seniors, as offered through Duke Integrative Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University, and Yoga for Arthritis as developed by John Hopkins University. She holds addition certifications in Adaptive Yoga, Amrit Yoga Nidra, and Integrative Kundalini yoga. Tara has taught  to students of all ages in fitness centers, private studios, and community programs across the country.

 

In the past ten years Tara’s practice and teaching has been greatly influenced by her own struggles with chronic illness and chronic pain, which have led her to explore trainings and teaching in mindfulness based yoga as taught by Kimberly and Jim Carsen at Duke and OHSU, as well as Adaptive Yoga taught by Matthew Sanford. These practices focus on reclaiming a close and intimate relationship with the body even when illness, aging or injury may be limiting its ease and participation in the world. She is sensitive to the struggles such circumstances can place on us, the role of resistance in protecting us from our pain, and the ultimate benefits of maintaining a consistent practice.  

 

Off the mat, Tara holds Master degrees in both Jungian/Archetypal Psychology and Creative Writing, reflecting her love and passion for dreams, the unfoldment of the Soul, and the transformational, healing qualities of storytelling. She is a published poet who has enjoyed teaching writing and poetry as much as she has loved teaching yoga in various communities.

 
 
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Sue Stabley

Sue Ann found the 5Rhythms® in 2006, or it found her and ever since the embrace, it has been a ride of the wave non stop. She has been a committed student ever since and continues to be a student of the practice today. She embarked upon the teaching path in 2013 and completed her Teacher Training (Waves®) in 2014, a two year training program. 

As well as being a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, Sue Ann has a diverse background. She holds a Bachelors Degree is Healthcare Administration with a minor in Information Technology and also holds a certificate in Gerontology  from the University of Washington. She worked for 37 years in various leadership positions utilizing these skills. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist in the states of Washington and Hawaii and a member of the Vibrational Sound Therapist Association as well.

 
 
 
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Tara Moghadam
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga

Tara Moghadam, E-RYT 500, has taught yoga since 1995. Her therapeutic classes draw from Iyengar, Vinyasa, Vini-yoga, Yoga of Awareness, and Kundalini yoga.  She holds certification from Integrated Yoga Therapy taught by Joseph LePage as well as certifications in Yoga of Awareness for Cancer; for the Symptom Management of Chronic Pain; and for Seniors, as offered through Duke Integrative Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University, and Yoga for Arthritis as developed by John Hopkins University. She holds addition certifications in Adaptive Yoga, Amrit Yoga Nidra, and Integrative Kundalini yoga. Tara has taught  to students of all ages in fitness centers, private studios, and community programs across the country.

 

In the past ten years Tara’s practice and teaching has been greatly influenced by her own struggles with chronic illness and chronic pain, which have led her to explore trainings and teaching in mindfulness based yoga as taught by Kimberly and Jim Carsen at Duke and OHSU, as well as Adaptive Yoga taught by Matthew Sanford. These practices focus on reclaiming a close and intimate relationship with the body even when illness, aging or injury may be limiting its ease and participation in the world. She is sensitive to the struggles such circumstances can place on us, the role of resistance in protecting us from our pain, and the ultimate benefits of maintaining a consistent practice.  

 

Off the mat, Tara holds Master degrees in both Jungian/Archetypal Psychology and Creative Writing, reflecting her love and passion for dreams, the unfoldment of the Soul, and the transformational, healing qualities of storytelling. She is a published poet who has enjoyed teaching writing and poetry as much as she has loved teaching yoga in various communities.