Why “HOBO” Yoga?
Starting a new business is challenging. In fact, we did everything to set up the business before choosing a name for the studio. When it came down to it, we wanted something easy to remember yet meaningful. With a passion for travel and playful spontaneity, owners Kyle & Ashley settled on HOBO Yoga.
Everyone’s HOBO journey is different.
If you ask Kyle, HOBO as an acronym means: Henotic Ochlocracy By Oinomancy
If you ask Ashley, it means: Happy, Optimistic, Blissful One
What else we’ve heard:
- Honoring Our Body On Yoga
- Helping Others By Observation
- How One Bends Over
What does it mean to you?
Either way, we’d love for you to join the HOBO Yoga tribe and try a class today!
New members receive their first 14 days for $29.
The space that HOBO Yoga encompasses was founded in 2018 as White Lotus Yoga under the previous owners, Olya and Travis Pine.
MEET THE TEAM
Ashley Hagen (E-RYT), started practicing yoga in 2010 to help improve her performance as a college athlete. In 2013, after experiencing the benefits of a daily yoga practice, she received her 200-hr yoga teacher certification and began teaching vinyasa yoga, the most accessible style of power yoga. She is inspired by all movement styles including martial arts, calisthenics, running, weight lifting and dance. Her classes and workshops are fun, yet challenging with focus on finding the yogi warrior within.
Hobo Fyl, AKA Kyle Hagen started practicing yoga many years ago, at about the same time that he started growing out his beard. He is inspired by famous Instagram yogis. His life-long dream is to be able to do one-arm handstand and arm balances to impress all the yogis. He is frequently seen walking the streets with his glorious beard and a tiny human strapped to his chest. (Hope you got a good chuckle. Real bio coming soon.)
Lang Charters has been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, Power, and occasionally Gentle or Restorative Yoga for 5+ years and practicing for 9 years. Lang was inspired by and studied with Meghan Currie and Eoin Finn, while also being influenced by Clara Roberts-Oss, MC Yogi, Janet Stone, and Dylan Werner. Lang graduated from 200 HR YTT in 2015. He is partway through his 500 HR YTT, where he’s gotten certificates in Yoga Mind Body Medicine, Alignment and Adjustments, and Yogic by Nature. Lang teaches a class that’s all about Love, connection, and embodying joy. He includes music with a message, emphasis on inner-work and alignment, and while the classes are creative and on the vigorous side, he creates space for all levels of students.
Sandy Francis has been teaching Hatha yoga for about 6 years and practicing on and off since the 1970s. Sandy was inspired by Rolf Gates and other friends and family who practice with her. Sandy has studies with Jen Michell, Kate Towell, Janell Harman, Samara Andrade, Amber Tande, Betsy Shilling – among other inspiring teachers. Sandy graduated from the 200 hour program at Twist Yoga Edmonds in 2013 and will complete the 500 hour certification in early 2020. Her classes are slow flow, building a bit of heat with music, breath work, traditional and creative movement. The class moves through shapes and will hopefully find a sense of where you are on and off the mat. The goal is to strengthen the central nervous system so that all situation become manageable.
Kay has been teaching a blend of hatha flow, restorative, functional and intention-based yoga since 2010. After a back injury in 1999, after years of long-distance running, was her firstintroduction to yoga as a practice, a lifestyle. She was inspired by her non-surgical return to improved spinal health, and by her amazing, supportive teachers along the way. She is grateful to Beth Shaw and Michele Hutchins for her YogaFit 200 HR YTT in 2012, and has gratefully received additional yoga wisdom with Judith Lasater, (restorative yoga), Angela Farmer (pranaenergy yoga), Jen Breen (Bikram-style yoga), and Sherry Zak Morris (Gentle/Senior/Chair yoga). Kay is especially eager to invite newcomers, all shapes and ages, to the mat. With previous experience as an Intensive Care/Cardiac Rehab nurse, she also has specialty certifications in Personal Training, Senior Fitness, and Advanced Gentle/Chair Yoga. Kay’s class practices rely
on the addition of props and adjustments to accommodate and modify for “yoga for every
body”; slow-flow, and practicing yoga-off-the-mat are her personal challenges. She is happy to welcome you to HOBO Yoga!
Jenn has been practicing yoga for 5 years and helps her stay mindful and grateful of the body and life she has been blessed with. She completed her 200 hr yoga teaching certification with Maui Yoga Shala in 2018.
Her classes start slow with meditation and breath work. Her vinyasa flow classes focus on alignment and building strength.
Adrienne has been practicing yoga for 10 years, with her practice becoming a more integral part of her life after the birth of her second child in 2014. She completed her 200 hr yoga certification in Interdisciplineary Vinyasa Yoga in 2017 and is working towards her 500 hr certification.
Her mission is to help students develop compassion and kindness for themselves, and to cultivate open-heartedness to share with the world. Her vinyasa classes cultivate mindful movement through a focus on the breath and the sensations of the body. Her restorative classes offer a safe space of warmth and support, to allow my students the opportunity to let go, relax, and renew.