About Our Teachers
Wendy Dion, MS, RYT has a Master's Degree in Health Science/Rehabilitation Counseling from Shand's Medical Center, University of Florida and is a RYT with Yoga Alliance. Her thirty years of study and practice of Hatha Yoga has included the Iyengar and Anusara methods and meditation instruction with esteemed teachers Patricia Walden, John Friend, Deb Neubauer, Donna Farhi, Sally Kempton and Paul Muller-Ortega. Three years ago, after enhancing her own health through Ayurveda, Wendy began intensive study of Ayurveda with her primary teacher, Kumudini Shoba, with whom she visited Sri Lanka in May, 2013. She currently teaches Ayur-Yoga, sees clients for private consultations and is the inspiration behind The Yoga Lodge, an enchanting center nestled in nature on Whidbey Island, dedicated to sharing the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda.
"Wendy Dion is simply the best yoga instructor that I have had the pleasure of studying under. She has a deep intuitive understanding of the needs of her students, balancing exceptional technical skill with the particular limitations of those in her classes. Her teaching style is gentle and persuasive, I am finding myself enjoying yoga on more levels than I had thought possible. Thank you Wendy!" ~ G.L.
Kate R. Casey, LMHC, Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hr level)
Inspired by her mother, Kate began practicing hatha yoga and meditation over 40 years ago. In 2000 she began yoga teacher training and training in the integration of yoga and psychotherapy at Aadil and Savitri Palkhivala's College of Purna Yoga in Seattle. The foundation of Purna Yoga is in the Iyengar tradition, which focuses on alignment, safety, effect and transformation; from this base, Purna Yoga seeks to synthesize into a whole the practices of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and lifestyle. As a psychotherapist for over 30 years, Kate integrates her yoga teacher training with her psychotherapeutic experience to enhance her students' opportunities for change and growth.
Kate R. Casey, LMHC
1750 112th Ave NE, ste E168
Hidden Valley Office Park
Bellevue, WA 98004
Steve began his life in yoga in the early 1990s, which blossomed into a passion for living it. Having experienced yoga's healing benefits and a healthier lifestyle, Steve began teaching yoga in 2010. He is certified at the 500-hour level (RYT-500) by Aadil and Savitri Palkhivala's College of Purna Yoga in Seattle.