The Starnes Sisters

The Starnes Sisters (Sarah and Stephanie) have been studying the practices of yoga, health and spirituality their entire lives. They owe much of their knowledge to their mother, Debbie, who raised them all naturally, and taught them many, very valuable lessons about life and how to connect to Nature. Sarah began teaching yoga in 1999 […]

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Melina Donalson

Melina Donalson is a Yoga Teacher and Energy Medicine Practitioner. She was first certified to teach yoga in 2004 with Diana Beardsley of the esteemed Center for Yoga in Los Angeles. Since then, Melina has studied with many other teachers in varying realms and modalities. Today, she continues to study and teach a deep and contemplative style […]

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Tasha Danner

Yoga practice is different every day, shaped by experience, mood, injuries, emotions, and wisdom. I encourage my students to embrace the entire experience, to stay curious and to challenge themselves.  Not just physically, but challenge your expectations, habits and patterns and intuitive sense of how you move, breathe, vibrate and live. Curiosity and exploration are […]

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Kimi Marin

Kimi Marin, a Portland-based yoga teacher, helps people find clarity in their mind, body and spirit. She guides students through their practice by riding the waves of breath, energetically aligning breath and body. Kimi has a master’s degree in literature, and loves to combine the power of stories with yoga. She often weaves the myths […]

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Jay Bodley

Jay discovered yoga in 2001 during a period of profound existential exploration. After years of dedicated practice, he received his certification through Michele Loew at The Yoga Space, under the mentorship of Rosie Acosta. Formerly a long-distance runner, his interest in yoga practice grew out of his love of physical exercise and a need to […]

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Stephanie Starnes

Stephanie is starting fresh, in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. Having taught yoga since 2004 in Chicago, and Southern IL, she desired a new perspective, and a new place to create from. She has had the pleasure of teaching in Finland, Nicaragua, and at festivals such as Wanderlust Festival in California and Chicago, Bhakti […]

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Wendy Hambidge

Wendy Hambidge is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist. She teaches in Body-Mind Centering certification programs in the US and Germany and is Board Chair and President of the Body-Mind Centering Association. She has been playing in the world of BMC℠ […]

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Linnea Solveig

My explorations in body awareness and my love for physical expression have been present for much of my life. Twenty years ago, I began my official relationship with movement as a dancer and, fourteen years ago, I began a widely versatile personal yoga practice. My experience has ranged from the raucously physical to the most […]

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Diana Hulet

I came into this lifetime with parents I will always consider my first teachers. I was immersed in the study of the world at a very young age, and walked into my first yoga class at the age of 18. I studied at Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, and then made the journey […]

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Marianne Tanner

My relationship with yoga began with my first class in 2000, and like every good relationship, it has grown stronger and more committed with time. I completed teacher training in Orlando, Florida in 2004, and have been teaching ever since. My own practice and teaching have continued to evolve and deepen, in large part due […]

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Shaney Aalbers

I have been leading folks through intentional breathing and moving practices since 1995. I surely didn’t reference these experiences as mindfulness or yoga in those early years, I was supporting others in their exercise regimen. Now that it is conscious discipline and a formal, investigative practice, I am more comfortable referencing my role as a […]

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Abby Kraai

Abby Kraai received her yoga teaching certificate (RYT 200) from Yoga Tree in San Francisco, CA, and has studied a rich blend of styles including Iyengar, Vinyasa, Hatha, Meditation, Kids Yoga, and Yoga for Athletes. Abby first came to the mat as a teenager, when she was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. When […]

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Pam Blair

Pam caught the “yogabug” in 1998 when she clamored into a crowded room at the Pittsburgh Public Library for her first Hatha yoga class. “None of us had mats. In true east-coast style, as soon as the doors opened we ran into the room to claim our spot. It was just short of pushing each […]

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Kris Olson

Kris has been teaching Vinyasa and Yin Yoga since 2009. She has certification from The White Lotus Foundation and The Yoga Space. Her classes focus on using the intelligence of the breath to guide movement. She teaches a strong class with both the beginner and advanced student in mind. She hopes to help students open […]

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Julie Westlin-Naigus

Julie comes to yoga through a social justice lens and strives to create classes that are inclusive, compassionate, safe and give space for all to experience embodiment. She is passionate about bringing education and empowerment to yoga teachers and students through trainings, workshops, retreats and classes based on principles of body acceptance, Health at Every […]

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Rachel Stern

Rachel Stern (RYT*) began studying yoga at age 2, took a 20ish year break, and rediscovered the joys of a consistent yoga practice over the past 13 years. She received her 200-hour teacher certification in Interdisciplinary Yoga from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and completed a year long teaching apprenticeship yoga at Amrita, […]

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Alix Northup

Alix began her study of yoga as a teenager, when her mom brought her to her first yoga class after discovering she had scoliosis.  She draws from her own experience of finding balance in her body and mind to compassionately assist others on their own unique path of healing and discovery. A student for over […]

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Sarah Robinette

A forever student, I am committed to the practice of yoga. I enjoy sharing my experiences and serving others. One of my best friends introduced me to the practice during my undergraduate work in Flagstaff, AZ. Here I completed my B.S. in Psychology/Sociology. I continued on to San Francisco, CA for my M.A. in Integral […]

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Nancy Giardini

The magic of Yoga started to unfold for Nancy when she moved to Portland, Oregon in 1998. Realizing the powerful effects it was starting to have on her, she has never looked back and has practiced continuously since then. She feels yoga is a blessing and a challenge for anyone who is willing to take […]

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Suniti Dernovsek

Suniti Dernovsek is a choreographer, performer and movement educator living in Portland. She has been a student of dance, yoga and Buddhism for 20 years. She teaches a warm and generous style of movement that is influenced by her interest in contemporary and classical dance forms, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness. She began her […]

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