MEET THE TEAM
Dance Director & Instructor TyAnne instructs in ballet, runs and organizes every aspect of our dance program. She sees over Sanctuary Dance Company team, organizes competitions and orchestrates our winter and spring recitals.
Front Desk Manager Barre & Dance Instructor I danced for over 13 years and am so glad I have the opportunity to now teach children's ballet classes, as well as take on a new role as a barre instructor. I have a degree in kinesiology from WSU (go Cougs!), and I am thrilled that I get to work in an area where my major applies. Hope to see you soon!
Yoga RYT 200 Sheila instructs in Hot VInyasa and Hot Power. You will also find them working in the front desk and around the studio.
My yoga journey began at Sanctuary in 2013, and has grown here since. After falling in love with the practice, I became certified the summer of 2016 and have been teaching here ever since. You can find me teaching Yin, Hatha & Vinyasa, as I love a well-rounded and varied approach to both yoga and life. Yoga has taught me the gift of mind/body/spirit connection to healing, health, and happiness, and it is my intention to give that same gift and holistic life approach to the classes I guide.
Yoga RYT 200 Instructor at Sanctuary since September, 2017. From Albuquerque, NM. I hold a Biochemistry degree from New Mexico State University. During my undergraduate years, I started practicing yoga regularly to improve my flexibility and mental strength. When I am not in the studio, you can find me in the Food Science building at WSU working on my PhD in Wine Science, or behind my turntables as I DJ under the name "DJ Grape Vinyl."
In May of 2016 I became a 200RYT in the Power/Vinyasa yoga tradition and have since immersed myself in various other trainings and workshops. My mission as a Yoga Teacher is to provide my students with a non-dogmatic yoga experience focused on taking charge of their physical, mental and spiritual well-being, without apology. I strive to provide a quality yoga practice that is based on wisdom, not vanity, and promotes self-reflection, growth, healing and transformation from within.
Adam’s yoga journey began in 2018, quickly developing a dedicated practice to reduce stress and return to daily activity overcoming injury. In 2020 when he completed his Yoga Teacher Training at Sanctuary. Adam’s current approach focuses a balanced active lifestyle practice for all levels of practitioners. As an ultra-marathon distance runner with ongoing daily runs, Adam’s yoga practice specifically embodies intention towards strength, endurance, and active recovery.
Alyson has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She loves yoga because of the sense of mental and physical strength she gets from the practice. "No matter how I feel when I come to my mat, I walk away with a much calmer, clearer perspective. My hope for my students is that I am able to help them find a similar experience."
Barre Instructor Edwina is one of our excellent barre instructors and brings her unique flavor to class.
Dance Instructor With 33 years in Classical Ballet training and several gala performances, Mia is a wonderful ballet instructor. She uses her degree in Kinesiology to help better instruct her students. She has worked for Festival Dance Academy and UofI Dance Program. She offers private lessons in her home studio and Master Classes locally and throughout Central Washington and Northern Idaho.
Emily was born in Fort Hood, Texas and moved to Washington when she was 4 years old. She currently is a first year student at WSU studying Neuropsychology and Statistics. She has been dancing since she was 9 years old. Her favorite styles of dance are contemporary, hip-hop and Kick! Dance has always been her number one passion and outlet for stress. Favorite quote - "You must have the passion, strength and belief that you can become anything" ~Misty Copeland
Audrey is a Junior at WSU studying Health and Fitness with hopes of becoming a High School Physical Education Teacher. Before College she was a dancer for 16 at Allegro Dance Studios. She also competed with Allegro for 4 years and them competed as a varsity member for Kaiak High School. She is so excited for the dance year to spread her passion onto young dancers. She currently teaches Hip Hop 1, Creative Movement, Movin & Groovin, Jazz and assists with the Kinder Kids.