Favorite PDX Hangout: I love Peninsula Park, and OMSI, and YoYoYogi!
Favorite NW Beverage: High Tea at the Heathman Hotel and smoothies from Green Leaf Juicing Company
Yoga Philosophy: Come for the workout, stay for the peace of mind
A song that makes you want to dance: Billy Jean by Michael Jackson, Trees of Fire by Marco Mckinnis and Amber Mark
Favorite Oregon region: Downtown Portland & Hood River for hiking and SUP
Certifications: 200 RYT certified by YoYoYogi
Spotify Profile: amyhallyogajedi
Favorite PDX Hangout: Forest Park hands down. Give me nature any day. I love walking or running through the park and stopping often to take in the beauty of it all. The towering trees, all the moss, ferns, and running water.
Favorite NW Beverage: Brew Dr. Kombucha
Yoga Philosophy: Mana eva manusyanam karanam bandha moksayoh. "As the mind, so the person; bondage or liberation are in your own mind."
It is a constant choice to be here now. Your attitude towards the world can either bind or liberate you. That is we why we practice pranayama, asana, meditation, and the other 8 limbs of yoga. You hold the key to your own peace of mind!
A song that makes you want to dance: Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest
Favorite Oregon region: Although I haven't spent much time on the coast, from what I have experienced, it is my favorite Oregon region. I love the water and salty air!
Certifications: 200 RYT from Infinity Yoga in Atlanta, Georgia (now Yogaworks)
Favorite PDX Hangout: When it’s sunny, catch me running on the waterfront or on a rooftop soaking up the sun! When it’s chilly or rainy, cozy in a coffee shop with a warm drink.
Favorite NW Beverage: Tea Bar! Matcha Latte and the Jasmine Boba Tea all the way
Yoga Philosophy: Inhale, Exhale and Give Thanks. No matter what is going on around you or inside you, every breath in and every breath out is a new chance. A chance to begin again, to grow, to change, to continue steadfastly on your path. Express gratitude for this, for your body, mind and soul and for our ability to practice. Inhale, exhale, take a step and keep going, keep evolving and experience every breath of this exciting and ever-changing journey to the fullest!
A song that makes you want to dance: Danza Kuduro - Don Omar
Favorite Oregon region: Bend for sure!
Certifications: RYT200 by Yoyoyogi! ACE CPT & Group Fitness Certified, Certified Nutrition Specialist
Spotify Account Name: alexpicc14
Favorite PDX hangout: YoYoYogi of course! Other than that, I would have to say the trails in the SW Hills
Favorite NW beverage: Beer -Widmer HefeweizenWine: Stoller Pinot Coffee: Barista Cold Brew
Yoga philosophy: It’s not what you think, say or believe, it’s what you do on a daily basis that becomes your spiritual practice.
Song that makes you want to dance: Music that is tribal, earthy, and soulful
Favorite Oregon region: All of it… I love that the city is vibrant and pulsing with life. And then, in no time you can be on the jaw-dropping Oregon coast or hiking in the Gorge or deep in the mountain forest. This place is magical.
Certifications: E-RYT 200 with over 5,000 hours teaching // YACEP // a 140-day/studio-a-day roadtrip taking from the most sought after teachers on the West Coast // 60 years of life, the best teacher of all
Spotify Profile: yoyoyogis
Favorite PDX hangout: Forest Park
Favorite NW beverage: If I'm celebrating, The El Guapo by mixologist Micheal at Box Social. For daily sipping...my own pear/ginger home brewed Kombucha.
Yoga philosophy: I believe our deepest, most true self simply wants to feel connection... To ourselves, to each other and the greater world. Yoga can take us there through body, breath and awareness, where we see there is no separation. "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built." -Rumi
A song that makes you want to dance: "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers
Favorite Oregon region? Definitely the Mountains. Skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, waterfall hikes... all make my heart sing!
Certifications: 200hr Teacher Training with Yoga Shala & YoYoYogi // Physical Mind Mat Pilates // 500hr Teacher Training at YoYoYogi (in progress), humbly mentoring with Jill Case
Spotify Profile: Alesha Hanson