Meet the SOS Teachers
Owner Tairi Grace LCSW, 500 RYT is influenced by many styles and methodologies of yoga. In 2011, she opened Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio, which is registered with Yoga Alliance. Shortly after opening, Sense of Samadhi also became a 200-hour teaching school.
Our yoga instructors have their 200-hour yoga teacher certification, and many have gone on to receive additional training. Several of them assist with our annual yoga teacher training program.
Tairi Grace, Owner, 500RYT
Tairi Grace LCSW, 500 RYT is influenced by many styles and methodologies of yoga. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has been in private practice for over 14 years. She began studying yoga to find a non traditional approach to wellness that incorporated holistic healing.
Tairi leads Monday 9:30 am Restorative Yoga, Thursday 7 pm Candlelight Flow, and Saturday 9:15 am Powerful Flow.
Paul Hansen, 200CYT + Meditation Teacher
Paul is an RYT 200 and the meditation teacher at Sense of Samadhi. Years of meditation, spiritual practice, and yoga have led Paul on the path to help others. This coupled with a personal battle with drug and alcohol addiction makes Paul both a learned and empathetic coach. Paul models his teaching style after peaceful and holistic modalities which generally includes breath work and meditation.
Paul leads Tuesday 7 pm Mindful Flow and Tuesday 8:15 pm Meditation Sangha.
Lesli Gresholdt 200CYT +
Lesli completed her 200-hour training through Sense of Samadhi in 2020. She also has certifications in trauma-informed, restorative and yin yoga. Her love for yoga grew as she looked for somatic approaches to mind and body healing. She enjoys a mindful, peaceful class balanced with moments of challenge, incorporating her love of different styles of music, poetry and meditation.
Lesli teaches Monday 6 pm Vinyasa Flow, Monday 7:15 pm SoulFlow with Reiki, Wednesday 9:30 am Yin Vin Flow and Friday 9:30 am SoulFlow.
Kristin Anderson, 200CYT
Kristin Anderson completed her 200 hour yoga certification at SOS in 2023. As a busy mom of 3 treasures, Kristin whole-heartedly believes yoga is for EVERY body, mind and spirit.
Kristin teaches Sundays 9:15 am Reflective Slow Flow.
Jessica Wyatt, 200CYT +
Certified Sound Healer
Jessica completed her 200 hour teacher training at Sense of Samadhi in 2022. She is also a certified sound healing therapy practitioner.
She teaches Wednesday 6 pm Slow Flow and Wednesday 7:15 pm Sunset Restorative with sound healing during the full hour.
Michaelyn Vandy, 250CYT
Michaelyn Vandy completed a rigorous 250-hour yoga training in Costa Rica in 2023, with a focus on anatomy and trauma-informed practice. She is a level 2 Reiki healer.
She teaches Saturday 8 am restorative and Thursday 9:30 am Lila Slow Flow.
Kim Illingworth, 200CYT
Kim holds our monthly Reiki Restorative events incorporating energy healing with yoga and sound healing. She is a 200-hour graduate of the Sense of Samadhi teacher training.
Her Reiki Restorative events are every quarter in 2024.
Rachel Bernard, 200CYT
Rachel completed her 200-hour yoga certification at SOS in 2023. Yoga has brought her so much closer to her authentic center, and her hope is to evoke a sense of wonder through her vinyasa class - incorporating Reiki vibrations and an ancient flute to bring you down to earth and soothe the spirit.
She teaches Wonder Flow on Tuesdays at 9:30 am.
Lena Torres, 200CYT
Lena Torres completed her 200-hour yoga certification at SOS in 2023. Her goal as a teacher is to create a safe space where people can connect with themselves & their bodies.
Lena teaches 6 pm Vinyasa Flow on Wednesdays.