Aubrey Jackson is a yoga enthusiast. Her yoga journey began at the young age of 17 with Kundalini yoga. After many years of exploring other styles and incorporating yoga into her lifestyle she became a certified yoga instructor in 2004. Aubrey has a 500hr certification with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute, 200hr certification with Tracy Weber of Whole Life Yoga, and Pre/Postnatal training with Colette Crawford of Seattle Holistic Center. Aubrey has logged many hours of teaching, trainings, and workshops. Aubrey loves working with all ages and levels of practitioners. She continues to deepen her knowledge of yoga by attending local classes and seminars. Opening Limber has been a way for Aubrey to share her knowledge and offer a place for everyone to cultivate a yoga practice that benefits the individual. Aubrey has a way of uplifting you and making you feel strong, confident, and at peace. On Aubrey's off days you will find her on a sport field with her kids, dancing, hiking or making food for friends. Aubrey believes that life is here for us to explore and discover and that having a healthy body, mind and an uplifted spirit is the way to travel through this crazy world. "Take care of you so you can take care of others."
Mercy (RYT200) found yoga in 2000, and soon thereafter met her teacher Sarah Powers, who introduced her to Yin Yoga and Buddhist meditation. She completed her first teacher training with Powers and Paul Grilley in 2004, and soon after began teaching Yin Yoga at Eight Limbs Yoga on Capitol Hill. Since then, she has birthed and homeschooled two daughters, moved back and forth across the country, worked in non-profit Community Outreach, all the while maintaining her commitment to Awakening through breath, mind, and body practices, including Ecstatic Dance which she fell in love with along the way. Mercy recently completed her second teacher training with Sarah Powers in 2021, and is excited to share the gifts of Yin Yoga and meditation with the Limber community. In addition to yoga and meditation, Mercy practices Internal Family Systems (IFS), a psycho-spiritual therapeutic modality.
Heather Brincko is an artist of many mediums including mixed-media, photography, land sculpture, and trapeze. A lover of “impossible” problems, the complexities of the world are a source of both excitement and inspiration. As an artist and meditation teacher, she works quietly to bring others into the creative fold, to believe in their innate abilities as humans, to be aware of the slippery landscape of human behavior, and to open up realms of exploration.
Amy started practicing yoga over a decade ago when she was a stressed-out aid worker living overseas. She noticed early on in her practice that yoga was more than just exercise, it also helped her manage stress and stay centered, even in challenging situations. As her curiosity grew and practice progressed, Amy reconnected with the joy of movement through yoga, learned how to live more in her body and less in her mind, and used her practice as a reminder to slow down amidst a busy life. In 2019 Amy completed Bohemian Studios' 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training and loves sharing yoga with others as a way to pass on the gifts the practice has brought to her life. She considers yoga teaching to be a creative endeavor and draws inspiration for her classes from her teachers, her practice, and the natural world. In addition to yoga Amy is a practitioner of insight meditation and is trained in other healing modalities including reiki and herbalism. While she is originally from Nebraska she is completely enamored with the Pacific Northwest and its forests and spends as much time as possible outside exploring and connecting with nature.
Caitlyn discovered yoga at the age of 15 after being drawn to the movement and creative flow which she found similar to her favorite sport at the time, gymnastics. Mindfulness and relaxation were added benefits that soon became equally important in her practice. In 2015 Caitlyn completed her teacher training (RYT200) at Spira Power Yoga in West Seattle. She is also currently training to teach Reformer Pilates with Kara Krause at Innate Vitality. Caitlyn is also a Registered Nurse but currently spends most time with her son outside of teaching yoga. You can also find her at various yoga, barre and pilates classes where she is able to connect, get strong, and draw inspiration for her own classes. Caitlyn discovered a passion for anatomy, alignment and body awareness that she weaves through her classes with a mix of flow and fun.
I received a Masters of Arts in Psychology from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts. I am a yoga teacher, trained at the 500 hour level through Whole Life Yoga and love teaching yoga to a variety of amazing students, including those with special needs. Years ago I had the vision to blend yoga with counseling to provide holistic healing and support to those seeking help and life change. This combination of holistic wisdom is what helped and continues to help me as someone in recovery from at times debilitating anxiety. I am a writer of poetry, stories and songs. I am humbled and honored to be on a conscious path of healing and inspired to help individuals and the world get better and live in more love and health.
Natalie found yoga (or maybe yoga found Natalie) when she was an insecure college student who was having frequent anxiety attacks. Yoga taught her to love and accept herself exactly as she was. It also gave her tools to manage stress and anxiety and increased her window of tolerance for doing hard things. Natalie became a yoga teacher to share its timeless healing power with people of any ability, age, ethnicity, size, or background. Natalie has been practicing yoga for 10 years and completed her RYT 200 in 2020 with The Grinning Yogi in Capitol Hill. She is a trauma-conscious teacher who truly believes that if you can breathe, then you can practice yoga. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat!
Uraina first experienced the powerful effects of pilates while dancing in college at Florida State University. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Seattle to continue her passion in dance and to attain her Stott Pilates training and certification at Bodycenter Studios. Immediately upon completion, she was honored to accept a position teaching not only at the training center, but also at the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Movement Systems Physical Therapy. In her 14 years of teaching both privately and in group settings, she has enjoyed working with clients who are recovering from injury/surgery, clients with MS, autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis, pre/post natal women, and professional athletes. Continuing education classes and observing physical therapy sessions throughout each year keeps her inspired and well-informed. While Uraina has always known the importance of inner core strength, the birth of her first child in June of 2018 has brought her appreciation to a new level. Uraina has a warm and encouraging way of helping others increase their body awareness and facilitating a greater sense of connection and vitality!