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Courtney Morgan | ERYT 500, YACEP
Courtney aims to teach students in methodical and focused classes, guiding practitioners to to empower themselves with a deep knowledge of their bodies and hearts through clear technique, awareness of breath and quieted minds, and personally delights in the continual exploration of self through practice. With over 1700 hours of formal training and 3400 hours of group and private instruction to date, she leads her students through challenging, well-balanced classes creating space for more of the good stuff; love, compassion, kindness, and equanimity.
A Walla Walla native and Whitman alumna with an ever-growing love for this fair (little) city, Courtney opened Revolver Yoga in September 2013. She continues to train and assist with her primary teacher and mentor Jason Crandell, and studies regularly in the Theravadan tradition of meditation with guidance from Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters in the styles of Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U. Tejaniya. It is with the deepest gratitude and respect for her all of her teachers, as well as the community and fellow teachers at Revolver that she continues to be inspired to study, practice, and look within.
Julie Baron | RYT200
Julie intends to create safe space for students to explore their bodies, minds and breath. Her teaching style is precise in alignment fundamentals and methodology, yet leaves room for students to dive deep and search within. She brings richness and depth by weaving the philosophy of yoga and taoism into her classes.
Julie received her formal training at Seven Centers in Sedona, but her true education came from countless hours of practice under the guidance of skilled instructors such as Michelle Marks, Sylas Navar and Darren Rhodes. She delights in forever being a student and has great reverence for the teachings.
A recent transplant to Walla Walla, Julie already proclaims big love for our town. She regularly travels to Portland to facilitate Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings at a RYT500 hour yoga institute in Portland, OR. Locally, Julie practices acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Thompson Family Acupuncture and can be found outdoors playing whenever possible.
Allie Keppel | RYT500/ERYT200
Allie is a certified yoga instructor with the American Yoga Alliance, and holds a BA in Dance from the University of Washington.
She began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2000 to support an intensive professional dance career, and later developed a more inclusive practice informed by Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. She completed her yoga teacher training at the Balance Yoga Institut in Frankfurt in 2011. Allie has taught Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga in both Germany and the United States, and understands yoga as a mind/body practice which encourages healing and wellness. Allie most recently completed her advanced 500 hour teaching certification in Radiant Body Kundalini Yoga with Kia Miller.
Morgan Mayfield | RYT200
Morgan Mayfield, RYT200, graduated the YogaWorks 2016 teacher training program under the instruction of YogaWorks senior teacher Michele Klink. Her innate wisdom of the body, strong yoga practice, and years as a dancer have provided the substance for a strong teacher. Morgan's mischievous, witty personality, deep dedication to her children, and sincere love of yoga make her an approachable and valued addition to the Revolver teaching staff. In her classes Morgan hopes to create space for students to experience a deeper connection to their bodies and an opportunity for presence, peace and self discovery.
Kat Vickroy | RYT200
Kat, a Walla Walla native, started her journey of physical awareness and movement patterns learning Crossfit in a garage with her sister. She loves high intensity training and is particularly drawn towards gymnastic movements. She acquired her level 1 and level 2 certification from Crossfit while teaching at a local Crossfit gym, where she started to realize the importance of proper body mechanics and movement patterns. Kat began to explore different types of body mobilizations and found herself immediately drawn to yoga. She started to attend classes at the studio on a regular basis and soon there after acquired her Yoga Alliance RYT200 certification through the YogaWorks teacher training program, and most recently completed her intensive study with Yoga TuneUp founder Jill Miller. She loves working with people and connecting them to the awareness of their bodies through movement.
Rob Robinson | RYT200
Rob Robinson began his yoga journey fifteen years ago and has been most inspired by his local teachers Courtney Morgan, Terri Cotts, Chrissy Mueller, Kay Lynn Stevens and Allie Keppel. Inspired by his sixtieth birthday, Rob began sharing his practice through teaching at the YMCA and has developed a unique style that is both grounded and holistic, inspired both by Tai Chi movements and the yoga philosophy he loves as aspects of the Mind-Body experience he hopes to cultivate.
Rob aims to help students begin to understand the potent gift of yoga (union) that occurs when we stop our busy distracted lives and concentrate on opening into yoga postures (Asanas) & breath (Pranayama) to go deeper into our personal Yoga practice over time. He has found great release from physical and mental tension in his personal and professional life along with a marked rejuvenation of spirit through a committed and dedicated yoga practice. Rob completed his RYT200 training under the guidance of Michele Klink and an intensive three month apprenticeship with Courtney Morgan.
Jen Ransdell | ERYT200
Jen was first drawn to yoga hoping to find an exercise she could love as much as her dance background. To her pleasant surprise, yoga was everything she was looking for and more, providing her with a deep sense of calm, balance, and joy; the key elements she strives to bring her students and infuse into each and every class. In her classes, Jen focuses heavily on maintaining ujjayi breath, and synchronizing asanas to create a dynamic, fluid, and rejuvenating flow. She emphasizes setting a clear and mindful intention at the start of each practice, to serve as a guide for each individual’s journey. Students can expect to work hard, breathe deeply, and leave feeling centered and connected through mind, body, and breath.
Jen aims to begin and end each day with an “attitude of gratitude,” and joins Revolver with a full heart. In addition to yoga, Jen also teaches 4th grade (where she sprinkles in asanas here and there!), and enjoys cooking vegan fare, traveling, reading, soaking up the Walla Walla sun, and spending time with her ohana. Jen is on sabbatical for Spring 2018.
Mercy Buck | ERYT200
Mercy’s yoga journey began in 2010. As she began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others taking her to Bali, Indonesia for her 200hr teacher training with Ali Valdez with Sattva Yoga. Mercy (RYT-200) believes the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one, and one that should be nurtured and inspired. With that mentality she teaches her classes from her heart creating an uplifting, playful, safe environment for students to begin to explore, expand and enlighten within their own body and consciousness. Since then Mercy has had the joy to train with renowned teachers such as Andrey Lappa, Liz Doyle, Kathryn Budig, Jennifer Isaacson and Abria Joseph.
My teachers are my students. The more I am present, playful, and relaxed, the more I feel I am in a state of yoga and ananda.-Mercy