Yoga Instructors

Ati Stich

I grew up in a community where Bhakti Yoga was a central focus. This experience along with the spiritual discipline was the foundation of my passion for teaching and giving back to the community. After living with significant ailments I decided to explore the physical side of Hatha yoga. After years of practicing I experienced a physical transformation, a welcome relief from pain, along with a deep sense of well-being and happiness after each class. In.
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Duane Best

I believe balance, strength and flexibility are the key components to a happy life, physically as well as emotionally. I bring these elements to fitness instruction. I also believe fitness can be fun and playful. It is easy to get wrapped up in the day to day and take life too seriously. I’ve been teaching Pilates mat and equipment for over 10 years at various studios in Seattle and now in Portland. I received my certification.
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Heather Craig

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,.
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Jennifer Oechsner

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.
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Jennifer Smirl

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.
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Karli Erickson

Karli has been a student of movement and meditation since she discovered it as a teenager in Salt Lake City, UT.  Her personal practice is rooted in studying the anatomical body and the emotional response, while embracing these concepts by fostering compassion in a mindful movement.  Her teaching style stems from practicing under strong teachers who focus on alignment, body mechanics, and meditative techniques that contribute to a peaceful, self-reflective practice. She seeks to provide.
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Pamela Sery

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.
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Rae Minten

Yoga Instructor, Thai Massage Therapist Rae was initially encouraged to try yoga by a friend who suggested that it would help improve her posture. The experience was love at first class!  After 27 years of practice, yoga has come to hold a central place for her, offering guidance and support in her emotional and spiritual life as well as her physical well-being. Wanting to share the amazing gifts of yoga, Rae completed a 200+ hour teacher's training at.
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Sharon Hanson

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.
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Yoga Mat Etiquette

Your yoga mat should feel like your own private island in class, but while it might feel like a second home, one of its main purposes is to create a barrier between you and the not so clean ground. Here are some additional yoga mat tips you might not know about. 1.There is nothing wrong with borrowing a mat if it is your first class or you accidentally forgot your mat at home. Otherwise, bring your own.
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