the craft yoga collective
The Craft Yoga Collective is a group of Craft Alumni who are passionate about building community and bring financially-accessible yoga to the Seattle area. We offer free and donation-based yoga classes in order to help create deeper awareness and connection with ourselves and our communities.
our Weekly schedule
GRADUATE HOTEL (free!)
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Saturdays at 10:00 am
TEN KICKS BOXING GYM (donation based)
5020 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Saturdays at 12:00 pm
COUTH BUZZARD BOOKS (donation based)
8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Sundays at 9:15 am
The Craft yoga collective instructor bios
Sarah completed The Craft of Teaching Yoga 200-hour training in 2018, where she was inspired to create thoughtful, theme-based vinyasa flow classes. She strives to cultivate mindfulness and growth in her students, and she hopes to share the magic of moving mindfully with breath! Sarah is also a high school English teacher and believes learning never stops. She loves that both literature and yoga encourage self-reflection that can teach us about ourselves and how to live meaningful lives!
Toni Aswegan has practiced yoga in various forms since 2009 and loves the way yoga movement and philosophy have connected her to herself and the world. She completed the Craft of Teaching Yoga 200 hour teacher training in April of 2018. Toni teaches vinyasa style flow classes incorporating themes that students embody throughout the class and take into the rest of their day. Toni is also a licensed mental health counselor, so many of her themes focus on healing, self-compassion and wholeness. She sees yoga as part of a path to healing and incorporates yogic concepts, movement and breathwork into therapy with her clients. Toni will be teaching the third Sundays of each month at Couth Buzzard!
Arlene teaches a soulful vinyasa flow that leaves her students feeling strong in their bodies and energized in their souls. She enjoys teaching across the energy spectrum from the vigorous solar class to the restorative lunar class. She draws the most joy from teaching beginners’ classes and watching her students incorporate the benefits of yoga into their physical and spiritual lives. Arlene has practiced yoga since 2010, practicing all around the world from Virginia to California to India and Poland. Her broad experience in practicing yoga has enabled her to hone her taste in style, environment, teaching cues, and music. Her first teacher was Diane Kassir (RYT, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist) where she learned a strong foundation in alignment and anatomical cues. She recently completed her 200 hour YTT with the Craft of Teaching Yoga with Adrienne and Eric Rabena of Bohemian Studios in Seattle. Arlene fully incorporates their style of intelligent sequencing and authentic theming to deliver a soulful and enlivening yoga class. Arlene taught her first yoga class on the flight deck of a United States Navy Destroyer while working as a Naval Officer. Arlene enjoys the thrill and challenge of sharing the physical and spiritual practice of yoga in an otherwise strict and disciplined environment. She continues to teach regular yoga classes to her fellow sailors but also seeks to grow her network in the broader Seattle community.
Kate Thaman has been practicing yoga since 2002 & regularly since 2007 all over Seattle. Kate graduated from the Craft of Teaching Yoga 200 hour in April of 2018. Kate finds inspiration in her yoga flows & themes from nature, books, music & everyday life. Kate’s goal is for each student to leave class felling better than when they entered (physically and or mentally). Kate is a registered nurse & does her best to embrace all bodies & abilities. Kate teaches the first Sunday each month at Couth Buzzard. (She will be taking the first Sunday in August off to recover from having a baby). “Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees” BKS Iyengar @kateintheemeraldcity
Jaclyn has been practicing yoga for the last 15 years and completed the Craft of Teaching Yoga 200 hour teacher training in April 2018. Her passion for travel and love of yoga collide regularly. Her journey thus far has allowed her to practice yoga in 10 different countries, experience classes taught by countless amazing teachers and develop her own practice alongside remarkable yogis. While she is always looking for her next adventure, she currently calls Seattle, WA home. Jaclyn teaches vinyasa flow classes that are based on her own spiritual practice and deeply inspired by her love of art, music and nature. Jaclyn teaches with a steady grace and compassion to help gently guide students on their own path to enlightenment. Jaclyn hopes that students will leave her class feeling empowered, free, joyful, and perhaps a little lighter than they were before.