Isabelle knew she was home the first time she placed her hands on a yoga mat. From that point, her journey of exploration began. Teaching found Isabelle by “accident,” when she attended her regular Ashtanga yoga class, and there was no instructor to lead. With a bit of encouragement from her fellow yoga peers, she stepped in. Though nervous during this experience, the high she felt from sharing her practice with others was huge. Her teaching journey continued…
In 2001, Isabelle’s formal training began at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, Levels 1 and 2. Later, she continued her training with Bryan Kest. Aside from her formal yoga trainings, Isabelle’s most profound teacher is life itself. She takes into consideration what she’s studied and from whom, but marches to her own beat. Isabelle’s family, experiences, and opportunities and the beautiful people in her life are her guide. Her personal practice has changed from the intensity of any set style and has turned more inward, honing a strong flow that is attentive to the body in motion and grounding stability from our deep core.
A total Seattle, free spirit, Isabelle is naturally drawn to not following an agenda. Her teaching style is creative while being inclusive of students’ needs. Her goal is to create a space for students to explore where they are in their practice. In class, the foundation is laid by breath work as a metric to follow. She then leads an exploration of meditation, core work, and dynamic sequencing to cultivate a deeper sense of interconnectedness.
Isabelle’s most recent dharmic opportunity is spear-heading the community yoga website, the Atlanta Yoga Scene in addition to her current ambassadorships with Asha Patel Designs, lululemon athletica, and Zulu Racing. She loves creating community and knowing her work leads to positive personal growth and the spreading of the yoga tradition.