Allison Duckworth is passionate about breath centered movement. She utilizes asana classes as a form of moving meditation and self-discovery. In her classes you will experience invigorating and nourishing flows catered to all levels. Her intention is to foster presence and compassion on the mat, empowering her students to live authentically at their highest potential.She began practicing yoga while attending college in 2000. After graduating, she lived aboard a sailboat with her now husband. She nurtured her path of living yoga while experiencing this simple and pureexistence, deeply in tune with the natural elements. In 2006 she completed a 200 hour Integral Yoga teacher training. During this time, she found a deep connection with Prana Flow® Yoga and in 2010 completed a 500 hour teaching certificate under Shiva Rea.
With a background in the service and wellness industries, Julie's classes focus on each individual's needs, alignment and comfort. Yoga can provide us with many tools for self-transformation like mindfulness, poses, breath work and meditation practices such as those found in her classes. Anyone can benefit from some type of yoga practice whether through stillness. a chair practice, traditional yoga on a mat or venturing into the aerial hammocks. Whatever changes you are seeking so make within yourself - mentally, physically, emotionally - you will find methods to support your personal goals. Each class is clearly lead with time to move at your own pace and stay attentive to what is happening within yourself in each moment.
Robin Dodson has been practicing yoga for nearly 15 years. She has an incredible passion for the practice and a desire to share that with others. Robin's classes are relaxing and calm with a focus on flow, balance and breath. Robin is passionate about helping students find a mind to Body connection. She hopes to help maximize the psychological and physical strength in all of her students. With a background in athletics, Robin found yoga by casually walking into a class at her gym. As she became more aware of the practice she felt more and more comfortable. Robin began to see significant changes in the way she looked, but more importantly in the way she felt. Eventually yoga had awakened her soul and helped her to see the possibilities inherent in yoga, and in life.
Born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawai’i, Jenny moved to Portland in 2008. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Psychology and studying Studio Arts for a year, life led Jenny in an unexpected (but wonderful) direction. Jenny’s heart for creative healing was infinitely expanded with her practice of mindful movement. Yoga, in all its forms, brought about some amazing changes, and Jenny realized that this was the beautiful meeting point of therapeutics and creativity. And of course, she couldn’t resist wanting to share the goodness that she had discovered. In her education, Jenny had the immense privilege to study and train under the talented Shakti Sharon Hanson and Teri Poch in Anti-Gravity Yoga at the former Gravitas Center for Structural Movement. Certified in Fly Gym® Aerial Fitness Jenny continued her formal training at Karma Yoga with Krista Basis and is a RYT-200.
Sean has been enamored by the wisdom of the east since his teen years, however, somehow he did not get exposure to the practice of yoga outside of its mention in books until a couple years ago. Like so many of us, he felt he finally found one of the ultimate keys to human happiness and fulfillment in yoga and is a walking testament to its medicinal and transformational properties. This transformation through yoga has seen Sean totally re-orient his being away from life long self destructive patterns and suffering (addiction being the near fatal apex) and towards self actualization and contentment (even joy at times!) In kind, Sean is deeply inspired by the profound ways yoga affects people of all backgrounds, in their own unique and personal manner, and is truly honored to share this gift of yoga with others. Teaching yoga became a surprise passion in and of itself as Sean completed his 200 hour power vinyasa training with CorePower Yoga, and he has gone on to incorporate a number of varying styles (kundalini and restorative being other favorites), extensions programs, and Living Yoga’s trauma informed yoga training. Always warm and inviting, Sean strives to cultivate the space for everyone to feel safe and strong so that they may continue discovering themselves and growing on the mat and beyond.