Allison Brando is an intuitive artist who brings broad vision, bold enthusiasm, and electric energy to her work, both habitually and intentionally.
Originally from New Orleans, Allison completed an intensive training program in Seattle with Dorothee VandeWalle, a master Pilates teacher who is recognized worldwide as a teacher-trainer and Pilates practitioner.
Allison teaches in the tradition of the original, authentic Pilates method. As a certified Metropolitan Authentic Training (M.A.T.) Pilates instructor, she.Read more
Amy’s practice started in college, first in Hatha Yoga, then in Ashtanga. She practiced at PSU for 4 years, until graduating in 2006. She came back to a regular practice in 2010, searching for an Ashtanga class, and discovered Vinyasa Flow. At a transitional point in her personal life, she found the direction she needed in practice. She finished her teacher training course in Nov, 2010 where she explored a heated Vinyasa practice and the.Read more
Eliot Sitt began learning Yang Style Tai Chi from David Barrett at Reed College in 2003 and has been teaching since 2009. Since then he has also studied with Sifu Pikshan Ko and Sifu Gregory Fong. Eliot also practices acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbalism in Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie Acupuncture) and is a part-time faculty member at the herbal medicinary at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM)..Read more
Heather Craig is the founder of Body Luv Fitness LLC/Booty Luv® Fitness. She has been in the fitness industry for over a decade and absolutely LUVS her work! She teaches a variety of classes all over Portland, but trains exclusively at Me Fitness Studios. Heather holds multiple certifications, has a dance background, and cultivates an atmosphere of FUN that keeps people coming back both as one-on-one clients and students. Her specialty lies in strengthening the hips, glutes,.Read more
Heather first turned to yoga as a path to healing from physical injury while living in Vietnam. Like a seed taking root, her simple fifteen-minute home practice grew. Curiosity and a desire to learn more, soon led her to enroll in an intensive yoga retreat in the south of Thailand. While on retreat, Heather stepped fully into the flow, and never looked back. She is now an RYT 200, having graduated from her first teacher.Read more
Professional Affiliations: Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition (HNCB) Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 hour 1st Degree Black Belt (USK) Certified Personal Trainer (NESTA) EFI Gravity Certified ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” -Bruce Lee A holistic view of wellness includes good nutrition, mental health, and consistent exercise. In my professional practice, I weave all of these elements together to assist my clients in achieving optimal health and wellness. A healthy diet is an.Read more
Jennifer has been involved in the fitness industry since 1993, when she started teaching aqua aerobics classes in the Portland area. From there she relocated to Arizona to work as am EMT and attend Paramedic school. She was enjoying Iyengar yoga classes as a means of rejuvenation from the stress of work. Yoga had such a big impact on her life and the emergency medical field was so demanding that she decided on a career.Read more
Pamela is happy to be a part of the Me Fitness Team! She is grateful for the connection and joy yoga offers her community. Every day is a fresh opportunity for all of us to discover who we are on our mats, and to connect with others on the same, but unique path. Her journey started in 2002, influenced by the joyful teachings of Steve Ross from Maha Yoga in California. She has since studied the.Read more
I have been practicing Hatha Yoga since 1991 and teaching since 1996. When I first came to yoga I had the shortest and tightest hamstrings known to mankind due to long distance running and never stretching. My very first yoga class turned my world upside down, figuratively and literally! I remember with laughter my very first class my teacher Diane Wilson working her hardest to help me into fish pose, which now is one of.Read more