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
COUTH BUZZARD BOOKS (donation based)
8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Sundays at 9:15 am
KULA MOVEMENT (donation based)
5340 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107
Sundays at 6:00 pm
Wednesdays at 6:30 on the grassy main by 64th and Greenlake Way. Dependent on weather; check Instagram for updates!
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!
Bailey teaches a flowing and rhythmic vinyasa practice inspired by finding connection, enlivening and reveling in experience, and expanding beyond known boundaries. Bailey's classes incorporate embodied yoga philosophies, intelligent sequencing, and Spirit Flow from her 200 Hour RYT Certification through The Craft of Teaching Yoga. Additionally, 12 years of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga practice form the basis of Bailey's experience; her teaching style incorporates breath-by-breath movement, meditation and invigorating asana. Bailey hopes that students find peace, joy and introspection through her classes and that the magic of yoga can touch each of her students. Bailey teaches at 6 PM on the first Sunday of each month at Kula Movement with the Craft Yoga Collective.
Lizzy teaches a soulful, anatomy-rich vinyasa flow leaving students feeling alive, powerful, and connected. Having spent 14 years as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, she brings a deep knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics to her classes, encouraging students to listen to their bodies as they move. Lizzy completed her 200 RYT training with The Craft of Teaching Yoga in June 2019. She teaches to all skill levels, paying special attention to injury prevention.
Growing up deaf in a hearing world, Lizzy relies on visual and tactile cues to hone in to what her body and others are telling her. She shares this skill with her students by eliminating the music in class (minimizing auditory stimulants). This allows them to pay closer attention to things like breath, the quiver or gentle stretch of a muscle, or an emotion in the moment. Students awaken lesser used senses in this way. Lizzy draws inspiration from her travels, daily life, nature, books, and plethora of favorite workouts. When she is not practicing yoga or working as a DPT helping others regain their independence, she is traveling (she visited her 7th continent in November 2018), outrigger canoe paddling, exercising, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with those nearest and dearest to her heart.
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
Taylor has been practicing yoga since he discovered it stealthily through executive voice & presence coaching during his MBA then finding its true power and inspiration from other Seattle area instructors and completed the Craft of Teaching Yoga 200 hour teacher training in April 2018.
Taylor teaches slower vinyasa intermingled with restorative postures. He likes incorporating evolutionary based posture exercises and mind visualization techniques, for a mind/body connection enabling a healing positive power for students to bring to their lives.
Taylor teaches with occasional humor to help encourage lightness and brightness through the challenges we face on and off the mat. He also sometimes wears galaxy pants.