top of page
OUR TEAM: Our Team

Who We Are


Amanda & N8 Nguyen


Husband and wife team started their fitness journey many many years ago. Opening a CrossFit gym in 2012 was a dream come true! Having the vision to help as many people as possible they knew they’d want to expand to offering more programs and ways of getting fit. Their second dream came true in 2018 when the opportunity to build their own fitness facility came to fruition. Now finally they would be able to offer more ways to get healthy and stay fit. Health and fitness is not only about physical strength but mental and spiritual health is just as important. They are excited to see this studio grow and to be able to impact the lives of their beloved community. 

Together they have 8 kids, love working out and watching movies with their spare time. Come say hi, they’d love to meet you!

yoga instructor

Vanessa Tymczyszyn


Vanessa has been sharing the love of Yoga with her community as a 200 hour RYT since 2014. From yin to Vinyasa, she’s loved bringing positive energy into the sacred place where her community practices. In 2016, Vanessa was introduced to an evolutionary practice of Buti Yoga and became certified months later. She’s embraced this fusion of tribal dance, plyometrics, spiral structure technique and yoga asanas as a true soulmate workout that brings liberation, strength, humility, and peace from the work put in on the mat. 

Vanessa continues to provide healing off the mat as a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that a healthy body cannot exist without a healthy mind, and a healthy mind needs exercise and relaxation, too! She hopes to cultivate a space for everyone to love and accept themselves on and off the mat.


Serena Tomaso


Serena is a 200 HR RYT and meditation teacher based out of Renton, Washington. She inspires others to find their unique practice, while living life with a loving awareness. Let go of comparison, seek kindness and connection. You will see her leading a challenging Power Vinyasa with lots of core work, or bringing out the pillows for Yoga Nidra, to heal from the inside out. She teaches private classes and group workshops on how to use the Yoga Wheel, learn arm balances, and inversions.  Come as you are, learn at your own pace, and celebrate your strength.


Eunice Nam


A native of Washington and graduate of the University of Washington, Eunice thought her career path would stay in Graphic Design working at a desk behind a computer. Car accidents, back pain, weight gain and health issues made Eunice realize she had to make some major changes in her life.  Eunice knew hot yoga would stay with her for the rest of her life after one class. She signed up for Hot Hatha Teacher Training within the first month of her first class in 2009. She’s never found other workouts that gave her the mind and body connection she has found with yoga. She was hooked from the very first class she took and has not looked back once. She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and have been teaching almost as long. She teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Wall Yoga. Eunice also offers RYT200 Hatha and Power Teacher Trainings through her company, Saucy Yoga, in compliance with Yoga Alliance. She has also recently completed her RYT500 credits and is also a continuing education teacher through YA.  Eunice has dedicated herself to the next step of continually giving back to her yoga students and community through leading classes, trainings and retreats. Yoga is her lifelong study and practice.

yoga instructor

Amy Jarju


Originally from Canada, Amy lived in Washington for 17 years now. She has four amazing kids and work as a Dental Assistant. 

She was always very active and her daily routine exercise was weight lifting since 13 years old. Within the last few years, she has really found amazing results in diversifying her exercise routine. In 2018, her friend introduced me to Buti Yoga and not really having done much yoga before, she fell in love with it. In November of 2019, she decided to get Certified as a Buti Yoga Instructor. She asked herself, "why not teach what you love and feed that passion?!" So as she dives into teaching Buti Yoga, Hot Buti Yoga, Hot Core, and Pilates she looks forward to taking her 200 HR YTT.

image0 (8).jpeg

Ken Nattaphon Jengsuwan


Ken has been working as a barre and yoga instructor for the last 10 years. He has established himself as one of Bangkok's master trainers at Physique 57 Barre studio in Thailand where he has been employed for over 9 years and helped recruiting and training its instructors.

In helping others to achieve their fitness goals, Ken has changed lifestyles and developed an outstanding reputation in the fitness industry, frequently holding seminars and workshops throughout Thailand. He is excited to bring this experience to RCF Studio now!


Aubrey Theiss


Aubrey has been teaching hot yoga for nearly 8 years. She teaches hatha, vinyasa and sculpt. She describes her classes as funky and deliberate where each breath is connected to each movement. She enjoys working out, being outdoors, and playing with her 2 little doggos.

image0 (7).jpeg

Michelle Font


Michelle's yoga journey started in 2006 as a student, she studied online as she was intrigued by learning the benefits of the poses. Since then she obsessed mostly with "asana study;" looking up poses, memorizing what they were helpful for, and using them for self-care.

February 2020, she traveled to the beautiful Big Island, Hawai'i and joined a cohort of 10 for an intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training lead by amazing Full Circle Yoga instructors. She is now certified and registered with the Yoga Alliance with my 200 RYT. In the training, she gained a HUGE appreciation for everything that Yoga truly is and now finds herself wanting to lead others to a more well-rounded practice of yoga that includes all its 8 limbs.


Iza Narag


Iza primarily teaches vinyasa classes, however, within her own practice, she enjoys diving into various yoga styles as they are all diverse and each offer unique experiences. She first stepped foot into a studio in 2019, where she instantly fell in love with the practice and the community. As a yoga teacher, she is dedicated to cultivating a space that is engaging and allows her students to explore the connection of mind to body while setting and creating new boundaries, both on and off the mat. 

Through nature and yoga she finds it possible to explore her inner self while realigning herself with her values.


Lori Torres


Lori is the CEO and Creator of MixxedFit® which started right here in Renton, Washington. She is the mother of 4 beautiful children, and is happily married to the love of her life. Lori loves to play the piano, and has studied it for almost 30 years. In her spare time, she loves listening to music (Beyoncé), likes to read books by authors like John C. Maxwell, and listen to podcasts by Oprah or Craig Groeschel.⁣⁣⁣⁣

image0 (10).jpeg

Jeff Trudeau


Jeff was introduced to yoga in 2005, and it quickly became part of his home work out routine. Doing yoga off and on for 6 years, he knew he liked it. But, it wasn’t until he stepped into a yoga studio in 2011, that he discovered what it meant to Practice yoga. Jeff’s asana practice deepened as he began to connect with a community, and all aspects of being a yogi. Finding focus, strength, healing, balance, and peace, he was officially hooked.

In 2013 he decided helping others with their practice was the next step in his journey.  Receiving his 200 hour RYT in March of 2014 from The Forces of Good at Fruition hot yoga, with Danielle Day.

image0 (1)_edited.jpg

Allison Hesberg


Allison reawakened to the ancient art of yoga as a small girl. Her parents aligned her with yoga's first posture, sukasana. Sitting in silence became an oasis and the journey inward, an adventure. In her early teens Allison attended her first yoga class,  *AHH* a sigh of deep relief, for she had found it! A perfect practice to strengthen the vessel of her body and pair with her silent oasis. Yoga has been, and continues to be, a refuge, home and a place of serenity in troubling times. When she gets lost, yoga reminds her of who she really is and she finds direction once again. In her classes, Allison hopes to create a space where students feel safe to challenge themselves and explore their mind, body and spirit. She serves as a guide on her students' journey to wherever they may be going. 

image0 (9).jpeg

Sabina Yuldasheva


Sabina is a 200 HR RYT vinyasa and hatha teacher. Originally from Uzbekistan, Sabina moved to Seattle area in 2019. Finding a yoga community helped her feel included and more at home. For Sabina teaching yoga is about creating connections within the community, fostering self love, awareness and kindness. In her classes she strives for a balance of challenging yet soothing. 

Outside of teaching yoga Sabina works in e-commerce industry and occasionally paints watercolor pet portraits. She enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her partner and their dog.

unnamed (2).jpg

Maja Brickner


I started teaching Yoga in 2011 and even though I was terrified, after working a desk job most of my life, it was time for me to get out of my comfort zone and give back to my community. Practicing yoga completely changed my outlook on life, my physical and mental health. I love teaching as it is a daily reminder to be grateful, humble and positive. I absolutely love working with our students and no matter what my day was like, teaching at night always makes me feel better. Traveling is one of my fav things to do outside yoga practice. My favorite destination is pretty much where ever I happen to be!! I am hoping to get to a few international destinations in the next couple years. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach at RCF Studio. I have received certifications to teach Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Barre, Wall System and am a constant student both taking classes and continuing education.

image0 (11).jpeg

Julie Bishop


Julie started her yoga practice in 2022 and quickly became addicted to hot yoga. She completed her YTT in summer of 2023 through Saucy Yoga, and is excited to bring her style to the RCF community. Her classes will involve props, adjustments and jokes - all while working hard!

Outside of yoga, Julie works in the telecommunications industry. She enjoys spending time at home, hosting friends and being lazy with her two greyhounds. She's originally from Upstate NY and has been in the beautiful PWN for 11 years.

image0 (5).jpeg

Darah Harris


I have been a Certified MixxedFit® Instructor since 2014, also I am a Corporate National Trainer and a Certified Personal Trainer. I love to see people's faces before and after class, the look of eek then to the accomplishment and enjoyment truly fills my cup!

All ages and levels are welcome! Let’s dance and have a good time while enjoying the turn-up! “When in doubt, squat it out!” Let’s werrrkkk!


Carolina Mendes


Carolina was introduced to yoga in 2015 while struggling with a lot of anxiety. Amused by the discovery that consistent practice provided the emotional and spiritual balance she was unaware she needed, she decided in 2020 to sign up for a 200 RYS training in Vinyasa and Iyengar based training. Being originally from Brazil and used to warmer temperatures I felt in love with Hot Yoga. It feels like going home! 

“When I guide a class, I always set an intention to hold a safe and loving space where everyone will feel welcomed”.

image0 (8).jpeg

Thania Goodman


Originally from Mexico, she has been practicing yoga since 2014. The first yoga class she thought was” yoga for kids” then she got certified as a 200-hour RYT yoga instructor. She moved to Seattle in 2016 and continued with her yoga journey but now in a different language.

She loves to teach everything in her own style like vinyasa, sculpt, aerial yoga, yoga for kids, prenatal yoga and rocket yoga. She thinks one of the most important things in her class is the playlist so everyone can have fun with it. She loves to share some of her culture while she is teaching yoga.For her, yoga is really important because she can connect with others, yoga has changed her life and now she wants to share that with everyone. 


unnamed (3).jpg

Scotty Tymczyszyn


Scotty has practiced yoga since 2003 at dozens of studios including Hot Yoga Inc and Get Zen.  He has taught Vinyasa and Hatha Fusion since 2014.  He got certified in Buti yoga in 2019.  He has assisted with multiple teacher trainings and currently travels to different resorts with fit bodies and practices while his wife Vanessa teaches yoga. 

unnamed (4).jpg

Charity Torres


My yoga journey began 15 years ago and it has been an educational love affair ever since. My current certifications are RYT 200 hour including vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga. My passion lies with vinyasa because of its combination of breathwork, movement and uplifting music. Being able to connect my mind, body and spirit through breathwork has been my saving grace. The opportunity to guide others through the discovery of self love and care, is what inspires me to continue my work. This includes pursuing a 500 RYT and Buti yoga certification.  When I’m not practicing yoga I spend time with my 12 year old daughter we enjoy hiking, gardening and going to live shows.

unnamed (5).jpg

Sequoia Nelson


Sequoia began her yoga journey around the age 14, when she happened upon a Vinyasa studio and she was hooked from that moment on. She practiced Vinyasa and Bikram with a devotion and love she had never been able to find in other after-school activities. She was also very interested in the more philosophical and metaphysical sides of yoga from an early age as well. Sequoia’s classes blend the physical with the spiritual, because that is what we are as human beings; spiritual beings in a physical form. So we must take great care of that physical form and have the most fun in it as possible.

image1 (1).jpeg

Vickie Cabrera


Certified MixxedFit instructor since 2012...  She makes working out incredibly fun!  All you need to do is show up and let her take care of the rest!  She’s known for her toning sessions in between dancing too!  It gives her absolute joy seeing her students smile & have fun while getting in a fantastic workout!

When Vickie is not dancing, you will find her “beasting”out CrossFit workouts on the other side of the gym.

bottom of page