Mandy Ainslie

My journey with yoga has been incredibly blessed, blissful, and full of surprises. I've been practicing for more than ten years, but it was in 2010 that I decided to journey to South-East Asia to deepen my study, initially with Agama Yoga in Thailand. Since then it's been a whirlwind of travel, training with incredible teachers, discovering a more authentic me, and finding my voice as a teacher.

In my experience, yoga brings more love into life – what an honor to be teaching Love! I've had the pleasure of studying with veteran teacher Tara Judelle of Lila Yoga, as well as Anusara-Inspired teacher Elizabeth Linton, and I completed a 200-hour teacher-training with Ashton Szabo and Emma Warmington at the Virajati Yoga School. I've also been a Birth Doula since 2004, having completed extensive training at Seattle Midwifery School. I consider it a profound gift to assist women during pregnancy and labor.

Prenatal yoga is a beautiful bridge between my passions, and I love helping women to find deeper levels of trust, strength and surrender within themselves. I feel tremendous gratitude for the training and guidance I've received from Colette Crawford at the Seattle Holistic Center. I aim to bring playfulness, love, and compassion into my classes, giving my students a safe place to find grace and empowerment through breath and movement.

I'm excited to teach Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, also known as 'tapping') for Pregnancy at the Seattle Holistic Center, to bring energetic and emotional healing to the entire journey of pregnancy, labor and postpartum.