Meet Us

Our Teaching Style
 

All of our instructors teach yoga from the foundation of the 8-limbed path as set down in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Our asana practice comes from the study of the methods of Pattabhi Jois and Iyengar. We honor all authentic asana systems and encourage our students to find the yoga system that suits their needs best.
 

We embrace a slow, patient, methodical approach to the mastery of asana. We do not insult, injure or physically abuse our students, and do not believe in an aggressive approach. We feel that growth can not occur through ambition, competition, straining, or pushing oneself or one’s students into postures they are not meant to be in and/or are not ready for. Beryl Bender Birch states: 'Patanjali feels that asana should be a balance between soft and hard, noninjurious, and an aid to meditation.' We feel the same and that is why all of our instructors are knowledgeable and well-practiced in hands-on assists.


We are all students of yoga and of life. We learn from one another. Together we can create a great space, a fantastic community, and a loving and healing environment.

 

"You are forever creating your reality through what you are thinking." ~John Kehoe

 

We look forward to meeting you!

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Meet Kate

Kate Yanke completed her 500 hour Vinyasa Flow teacher training certification with YogaOne. She began her yoga practice in 2003 and hasn't looked back since! Kate has studied Power Yoga and Vinyasa Flow through various teachers, but takes her greatest influence and inspiration from Trish Washburn and Meg Galarza. With a background in dance and competitive swimming, Kate finds herself drawn to a strong, fluid, and dynamic practice on the mat. She is passionate about the benefits of movement and breath for body, mind, and spirit. She hopes to help her students find joy in their own Yoga practice and to also take the time to find the joy in their lives. Life is too short to not have fun living it! In addition to loving yoga, Kate also loves to surf, stand-up paddle board, cook and spend time with her husband, Scott, and spoiled-rotten dog, Frank.
 

Yoga Certifications: YogaOne 200hr, YogaOne 500hr, DeafYoga's Visual Yoga Certification: able to accommodate Deaf and HOH students in class through visual cues and limited ASL vocabulary. Although the teacher is not fluent in ASL, basic yoga-related vocabulary will be used.

 

Other Certifications: Adult/Infnant CPR, First Aid, AED

 

Visit Kate's Yoga Website

Meet Mark

We are honored and blessed to have Mark become a apart of our instructor staff at Soleil Lune and we can't wait for you to meet him and be under his tutelage.

 

Mark is meditation practice leader for a Global HealthCare Manufacturing Company and is a Neuro-Leadership Coach. He has practiced Martial Arts for over 30 years (TKD, Tai Chi), and is 10 plus year Yoga Practitioner.

 

Mark, now retired, has a corporate background of being a Global Service-Systems-Engineering-Program Manager, MBB 6-sigma, and being an Advanced Leadership Development Program Manager.

 

Yoga Certifications: Soleil Lune Yoga School 200hr

 

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Meet Patti

Patti’s yoga journey started years ago when she was traveling for work and decided to take a yoga class for a change of pace and to pass the time. Little did she know the positive impact yoga would have in her life. Patti’s yoga practice continued to grow, providing physical activity and stress relief. After settling back in Wisconsin, Patti set out to find a yoga community. Her journey took her to Soleil Lune Yoga Center where she not only found a yoga community, but was also inspired to pursue her 200-hour yoga teacher certification, which she completed in July 2017.

 

Patti likes the sense of community and connection created through yoga and enjoys sharing yoga with others. Whether she’s teaching a gentle class or a power class, her style is very grounding, helping to create some balance in our hectic lives. Patti enjoys learning from others and incorporates a little bit of everyone into her teaching, whether it's music, flow, or something else. She is truly a blend of everyone she has encountered throughout her journey.

When not teaching or practicing yoga, Patti enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Yoga Certifications: Soleil Lune Yoga School 200hr

 

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Meet Serena

Serena came to her yoga practice by way of a popular DVD series of workouts in 2007. After practicing at home for years, she decided to take her home practice to a deeper space and started exploring different teachers and studios. It was in the studio space in 2015 where Serena fell in love with everything yoga had to offer, not just the physical practice. The influential teachings of Trish Washburn and Kate Yanke is where Serena discovered she loves a more robust, playful, sweaty flow, but enjoys the deep spiritual connections made in a slower, meditative practice as well.

When she isn’t practicing or teaching yoga, Serena enjoys spending time in her garden, running and hiking with her two kids and husband, and dancing around the kitchen to loud music! She believes one must find the positivity and enjoyment in life, and exploring life through a yogic lifestyle is the key to her happiness!

 

Yoga Certifications: Soleil Lune Yoga School 200hr

Meet Rachel

It's so easy to get caught up in this fast paced world, and yoga is an opportunity for me to slow my mind down and return to the present moment. Breathing in the present moment gives me clarity and the ability decipher truth from the self-sabatoging narratives my mind likes to play on repeat.

Rachel graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and a certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  She has been practicing yoga regularly since 2016 and completed her 200 HR YTT at Soleil Lune Yoga Center.

 

Yoga Certifications: Soleil Lune Yoga School 200hr

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Meet Trish

Trish Washburn received her teacher trainings from Kriya Temple, Alignment Yoga and has studied with numerous yoga masters. She has over 2000 hours of Teacher Training and has an avid thirst for self-study. Her fluid, fun style comes from her own experiences and from being open to different teaching styles and has deemed her style 'a yoga mut'.  She loves participating in all styles of yoga. Trish is inspired by the deep transformations of body, mind, heart, and soul that yoga can engender for practitioners.

 

Trish's teaching style is fun, creative and non-judgmental with an emphasis on releasing everyday stress and negative attitudes to experience the joy yoga brings. She brings a fun modern edge to her Vinyasa & Power classes by incorporating unique and modern music, dynamic flows and challenging variations to the practice. She is firmly grounded in alignment principles and an avid fan of yoga philosophy: lessons in yoga, perhaps lessons in life. Trish believes that people are drawn to yoga for many different reasons and within each class students are encouraged to tailor their practice to their individual needs. Always open to questions, she is able to tailor classes to students' needs, and encourages acceptance of each moment as a necessary step along the path of well-being.

 

Along with being a wife and mother, Trish enjoys participating in any athletice endeavors, triathlons, paddleboarding and anything that builds upon her life as an ex-professional athlete.

 

Yoga Certifications: Kriya Temple 200hr, Alignment Yoga 200hr, Alignment Yoga 500hr, DeafYoga's Visual Yoga Certification: able to accommodate Deaf and HOH students in class through visual cues and limited ASL vocabulary. Although the teacher is not fluent in ASL, basic yoga-related vocabulary will be used.

 

Other Certifications: WPA, USA Cycling Level 3 Coach, CycleOps Power Indoor Cycling, Mad Dogg Athletics Star 3, AFAA, Sports Nutrition, BOSU Master Trainer, TRX, AAAI Yoga Instruction Phase I & II, Child Abuse Prevention, Adult/Infnant CPR, First Aid, Ki-Hara Internship, AromaTouch Certified.