Meet Our Team
Carrie Strachan, Co-Leader
Carrie is a Yoga Alliance 200 ERYT/YACEP and has been teaching yoga since 2006. She earned her BA from Pepperdine University. In 2012, she was introduced to Holy Yoga, an international non-profit wellness ministry where she served on the leadership team as the Northwest Regional Director and as a Lead Trainer for their 225-hour teacher training program. Carrie believes that God called her to these positions to give her the opportunity to integrate her four passions: Jesus, yoga, woman’s spiritual health and holistic wellness.
Carrie believes that we are all created on purpose, for a purpose by a most colorful God. Carrie delights in coming alongside other woman during all seasons of life. She aims to help them uncover their unique giftings while encouraging hope and healing in Jesus. She cheers women on as they confidently say yes to their callings and becoming effective servant leaders in every areas of life they touch. Carrie's own life story lends testimony to how God often calls each of us in the most unconventional and unexpected ways! In 2017, she was called to Kenya with a team from Beyond the Mat Ministries. She continues to travel back each year to serve, lead and love on women and children. She returns home each time with a changed heart; a deeper knowing of God.
In 2020, Carrie joined Be New, partnering with her life friend & life coach Katie Pearson in co-leading women through SheLeads; Answering the Call to Servant Leadership in Christ and a variety of Be New Book Club offerings. Daily, she is in awe of the aesthetic beauty in the PNW and celebrates being a mom to four treasured gifts from God.
Michelle Knott, Retreats
Michelle is an Integrative Holistic Health Coach, recently certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). She is currently working on building her coaching practice, continuing her education and teaching yoga. Michelle feels called to partner with women to equip, encourage and empower them to create a healthier, happier and more stress-free lives in alignment with their unique health goals.
Michelle completed her 225-hour Holy Yoga Certification in 2018. Holy Yoga is an international non-profit wellness ministry where she also completed Leadership Development Training, Yin I and II, and 60-hour Trauma Sensitive Training. Michelle loves integrating her love for Jesus with mindful movement. The practice of Christ-Centered Yoga was instrumental and transformational in Michelle’s life after back to back cervical neck surgeries in 2016 and 2018.
Michelle relocated from Florida to the Pacific Northwest, in 2010 with her husband and four children. In 2011 Michelle and her husband purchased the Poulsbo Compounding Pharmacy, which is now rebranded as Cascade Specialty Pharmacy, in the beautiful historic town of Poulsbo. Michelle has an extensive athletic background. She attended the University of Florida, 1995-1998, on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences. In 1998, Michelle and her teammates won the NCAA Division 1 Soccer Championship.
It was here, at the University of Florida, where Michelle began her passionate love for the Lord. In 2000 she graduated from the Florida School of Massage and practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) for 10 years before moving to Poulsbo. Michelle has a passionate, authentic, and loving heart for those around her and feels called to radiate and reflect health and wellness for the Glory of God. Michelle’s favorite passions are spending time out in nature, adventures with her family, connecting with God, yoga, CrossFit and time at the local Farmers Market.
“No Matter what you are going through today or will go through tomorrow, your destiny is greater than your difficulty, greater than your dilemma, greater than your discouragement. And God has given you everything you need to get there” - Sharon Jaynes