Meet Our Fabulous Facilitators

Sarah Manus

Sarah is a high school English teacher, and  social justice educator. She is also the co-director of Co-Action Foundation,a nonprofit that supports displaced children in Nepal. Sarah teaches poetry and creative writing as a tool to move beyond self-reflection and build empathy, community engagement, and social change.

VENMO: @Sarah-Manus 

Dawn Spiegelberg

Dawn is the owner of Bodywise Bodywork in Bothell. She is a licensed massage practitioner, heart coherence mindfulness coach, and a US ranked fencing instructor. Dawn embodies the holistic lifestyle and shares that passion with every person she meets.

Ali Daschbach

Ali is an assistant principal at the middle school level. She has one daughter, one husband, one frenchie and one cat. She will be moving to Spokane in July and is excited to bring her passion for creating community with women, civics, and education to the east side of the state.

VENMO: @aliforsyth1989

All proceeds from Ali's classes are donated to

Sarah Young

Sarah is the Founder and Executive Director of the Social & Emotional Wellness Initiative (SEWI) which provides mental health support for youth across LA county. Sarah has a passion for helping youth thrive. She received her Master of Social Work degree from USC and in her free time loves to bake and feed people. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors. 

Meet Our Facilitators

Laurel Lanier

Laurel works as a Certified Life Coach helping couples and individuals discover their limitless potential for growth and lasting life change. She guides clients to uncover obstacles, 

reach goals, and 

move beyond, towards the life they wish to lead.

Sarah Schwager

Sarah teaches theme-based vinyasa flow and yin yoga classes that cultivate mindfulness, self-reflection, and growth.  Sarah is also a high school English teacher and believes that both literature and yoga can reveal lessons about ourselves and how to live more meaningful lives! 

VENMO: @Sarah-Schwager

Linette Bixby 

Linette is a mindfulness and self-compassion teacher who helps people reduce stress and find more emotional ease and self-compassion. She teaches programs for teens and young adults as well as for adults. She is also a newly published author of the Mindfulness Workbook for Teens.

Hadlee Garrison

Hadlee is a health and lifestyle change coach. She helps people feel better in their bodies, have more energy, become more confident and cultivate a better relationship with food.

She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and a Master's in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education.

VENMO: @hadlee

Kelly George

Kelly is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor trained in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition and is the creator of Sacred Flow Holistics - Yoga + Sound. She has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and honors the mind-body-spirit connection. She is a mother of two teenagers, a dedicated tree-hugging environmentalist, and a social justice ally. Kelly is beyond excited to join The Tend family.

VENMO: @kelly-george-333