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yoga is good for your mind, body + soul. we have classes for everyone, no matter what your goal. WE BELIEVE THAT YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE; REGARDLESS OF AGE, SHAPE, FITNESS LEVEL OR FINANCIAL STATUS. if you've ever worried that yoga was not for you or out of your reach, you aren't alone. a lot of people have questions before their first class. let us help! give us a call, email or stop in and we'll help you find a class that's perfect for YOU. we are an environmentally friendly yoga studio + boutique, and are proud members of the green yoga association.

karen kassy

ryt 200

tara seymour

ryt 500, lmt

akiko oncken

ryt 200

KARI SIMS ANTHON CAME TO YOGA EARLY ON, BUT DID NOT TRULY COMMIT TO HER PRACTICE UNTIL 1998 WHILE STUDYING AT UCLA AND PLAYING ON THEIR LACROSSE TEAM. SHE COMPLETED HER FIRST RYT 200 TRAINING IN 2000 WITH INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY AND HAS BEEN TEACHING AND SHARING HER LOVE OF YOGA EVER SINCE. KARI IS THE OWNER/DIRECTOR OF LIFE.LOVE.YOGA. IN SISTERS, OR AND IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE LIFE.LOVE.YOGA. SCHOOL & YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM. KARI WAS ALSO THE PRIMARY FACILITATOR OF THE HEART OF THE CASCADES YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE FROM 2009-2014. KARI HAILS FROM OJAI, CALIFORNIA WHERE SHE WAS A TEACHER AT LULU BANDHAS, THE HOME OF THE OJAI YOGA CRIB. KARI HAS STUDIED UNDER MANY TEACHERS IN VARIOUS TRADITIONS OVER THE YEARS INCLUDING PAUL GRILLEY, ERICH SCHIFFMANN, PATRICIA SULLIVAN, RAVI RAVINDRA, JASON CRANDELL, & DANA FLYNN AMONG OTHERS  AND IS GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THEIR GUIDANCE. HER TEACHING IS PRIMARILY INFLUENCED BY KIRA RYDER OF LULU BANDHAS AND YOGAANYTIME.COM, AND HER STUDIES WITH INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY. KARI HAS TAUGHT YOGA IN OREGON, CALIFORNIA, ENGLAND AND NEW ZEALAND AND IS BLESSED TO CALL SISTERS, OREGON HOME. OFF THE MAT KARI IS A NEW MAMA TO HER SON AUCKLAND, HER FURRY SON TROUT, A FLY-FISHING CADDY TO HER HUSBAND DAN, AN AUNTIE, A DEVOTED FRIEND AND AN INSATIABLE TRAVELER. PRACTICE WITH KARI ONLINE AT WWW.YOGAANYTIME.COM for 30 days free with code "KARI"





JANE WORKED FOR 26 YEARS AS A PASTRY CHEF BEFORE BECOMING CERTIFIED AS A YOGA INSTRUCTOR IN 2008, TRAINING AT THE MT MADONNA CENTER IN CALIFORNIA. SHE COMPLETED REQUIREMENTS FOR HER 500 HOUR CERTIFICATION WITH TIAS AND SURYA LITTLE AT PRAJNA YOGA IN SANTA FE AND IT IS THE PRAJNA PRACTICE AND PHILOSOPHY THAT MOST INFORMS HER TEACHING TODAY. ADDITIONALLY, JANE HAS STUDIED WITH JULIE GUDMESTAD, ELISE BROWNING MILLER AND PAUL AND SUZEE GRILLEY AND SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARD A YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS CERTIFICATION WITH ELISE MILLER. JANE TEACHES CLASSES WITH A STRONG ANATOMICAL FOCUS AND THOUGHTFUL ATTENTION TO ALIGNMENT AND POSTURAL DETAIL. SHE ENCOURAGES MOVEMENT AND ASANA AS A MEDITATIVE PRACTICE ADN LEADS STUDENTS TO A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF PERHAPS THE LEAST UNDERSTOOD ASPECT OF OUR LIVES - OUR OWN BODIES.





NANCY MAGARET BEGAN HER HEALTH CARE PATH PRACTICING NURSING IN 1990, AND TURNED TO YOGA IN 1999. SHE RECOGNIZES THE CRITICAL IMPERATIVE OF SELF-CARE BEGINNING WITH SELF-KNOWLEDGE. NANCY HAS A LONG LIST OF TEACHERS SHE LOVES. TIAS AND SURYA LITTLE OF PRAJNA YOGA IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO HAVE BEEN HER PRIMARY TEACHERS SINCE 2003. KIRA RYDER AND RAVI RAVINDRA HAVE ALSO STRONGLY INFLUENCED HER TEACHINGS. DAILY EXCURSIONS INTO THE WOODS AND HER SITTING PRACTICE ALSO GET CREDIT FOR INSPIRING HER TEACHING. WHILE NANCY'S CLASSES ARE DYNAMIC AND EXPLORATORY, NONE ARE VIGOROUS. SHE TEACHES STUDENTS HOW TO FIND PROPER AND SAFE ALIGNMENT WHILE RESPECTING THEIR INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS. "I LEARNED IN MY FIRST CLASS AS A STUDENT THAT THROUGH YOGA I WOULD BECOME MORE HEALTHY," SAYS NANCY. "I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE TRANSFORM PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY THROUGH YOGA … WHEN I STARTED PRACTICING, PEOPLE TOLD ME IT WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER. WHAT AN UNDERSTATEMENT. MY GOAL AS A TEACHER IS TO OFFER THIS VALUABLE AND HEALTHY EXPERIENCE TO MY STUDENTS."






BORN AND RAISED IN ECUADOR, AKIKO DISCOVERED YOGA AND MEDITATION AS A TEENAGER. SHE MOVED TO THE US IN 1996, GOING TO SCHOOL IN MONTANA AND MARYLAND, AND WORKING MANY YEARS IN WASHINGTON, DC IN TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. SHE MOVED TO THE NORTHWEST, SETTLING IN BEAUTIFUL SISTERS, IN 2008 WITH HER HUSBAND AND YOUNG CHILDREN. SHE FEELS IT HAS BEEN ONE OF HER LIFE’S GREATEST BLESSINGS TO HAVE FOUND YOGA DURING HER FORMATIVE YEARS AND TO HAVE LEARNED TO WELCOME MINDFULNESS AND A METHOD FOR SELF-REALIZATION. OVER THE YEARS, AKIKO HAS PRACTICED A VARIETY OF STYLES, FROM SIVANANDA AND IYENGAR TO ASHTANGA AND VINYASA YOGA, AND MORE RECENTLY, RESTORATIVE YOGA. HER PERSONAL PRACTICE AND TEACHING STYLE REFLECT THE INFLUENCE OF THESE LINEAGES AS WELL AS THE TRANSFORMATIVE EVOLUTION OF HER PERSONAL PRACTICE. HER TEACHERS ARE TOO MANY TO COUNT, AND MANY ARE HER STUDENTS. SHE HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF ATTENDING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES WITH KIRA RYDER, RAVI RAVINDRA, JASON CRANDELL, ERICH SCHIFFMAN, SCOTT BLOSSOM, PATRICIA SULLIVAN, CHANDRA EASTON, GANGA WHITE, SHIVA REA, ANGELA FARMER, RAMA BERCH, AND DHARMA MITTRA. IN APRIL 2011, SHE COMPLETED HER 200 HR. TEACHER TRAINING AT COCC. SHE IS ALSO CERTIFIED TO TEACH YOGA TO CHILDREN (K-5). SHE BELIEVES IN THE IMPORTANCE OF A MINDFUL, REVERENT PRACTICE THAT INVITES HER STUDENTS TO IMMERSE INTEGRALLY IN THE PRESENT MOMENT. AKIKO IS ALSO COMMITTED TO MAKING YOGA ACCESSIBLE TO THE GROWING HISPANIC POPULATION IN CENTRAL OREGON; THUS, SHE OFFERS BILINGUAL CLASSES. SHE IS AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT, FOR PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTION (SOHAMSATI.COM)





KAREN KASSY IS KRIPALU-CERTIFIED AND YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED. SHE HAS PRACTICED YOGA SINCE 1997. YOGA HELPED HER TO REHABILITATE FROMA SERIOUS CAR ACCIDENT. KAREN IS AN AUTHOR WHO HAS TAUGHT INTERNATIONALLY. SHE HOLDS A MASTERS DEGREE IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND HAS WORKED AS A PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE. A PERPETUAL LEARNER, SHE HAS STUDIED MANY DIFFERENT FORMS OF STRETCHING AND MOVEMENT AND LOVES SHARING WITH HER STUDENTS BOTH TIME-TESTED FAVORITES AS WELL AS NEW RESEARCH.




STEPHANIE IS EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO ADD "YOGA TEACHER" TO HER BIO THESE DAYS. WHEN SHE'S NOT TEACHING YOGA, SHE WORKS AS A FREELANCE MUSICIAN AND SUBSTITUTE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER, AND LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HER 3 PRECIOUS GRANDSONS. BALANCE IN LIFE HAS ALWAYS BEEN IMPORTANT TO HER, AND YOGA EMBRACES THE YIN + YANG, THE EBB + FLOW OF LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY. MANY YEARS AGO, SHE BECAME INVOLVED IN YOGA AS A WAY TO ADD FLEXIBITY & STRENGTH TO HER BODY, AND AS A WAY OF RELIEVING STRESS IN HER BUSY SCHEDULE. BUT ONE DAY IN CLASS, SHE FOUND TEARS FLOWING AND REALIZED THE POWER OF YOGA TO TAP DEEPER INTO OUR CORE AND HELP US EXAMINE WHO WE REALLY ARE. IN 2015 STEPHANIE WAS PROUD TO BE PART OF TH EFIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF NEW TEACHERS FROM LLY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KARI. SHE IS A LIFELONG LEARNER, AND ENJOYS NEW IDEAS FROM YOGA WORKSHOPS & OTHER TEACHERS. STEPHANIE LOVES MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF YOGA, BUT PARTICULAR LOVES VINYASA FLOW. SHE HAS MANY YEARS OF BALLET IN HER BACKGROUND, AND ENJOYS CRAFTING HER CLASSES TO ARTISTICALLY FLOW FROM POSE TO POSE IN AN INSPIRING WAY. SHE LIKES TO THINK OF YOGA AS "PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE", BUILDING HEALTHY BONES AND SERENE SOULS THAT CAN HANDLE THE STORMS OF LIFE. HER CLASSES ARE FUN, FULL OF VARIETY, AND CHALLENGING. BOTH EXPERIENCED YOGIS AND NEWCOMERS ARE ALL WARMLY WELCOMED, AND SHE HOPES EACH PERSON THAT COMES TO HER CLASSES LEAVES FEELING ENERGIZED, ENCOURAGED AND REFRESHED. 




YOGA IS A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE. MY PASSION, DEDICATION AND LOVE PLAY A HUGE FACTOR IN MY CLASSES. I FEEL THAT THROUGH YOGA, WE ARE ABLE TO ACCESS THE TRUE SELF, THE "REAL US". FOR ME IT IS ALL ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND FOCUS. I LOVE THE BREATH WORK AND THE MEDITATION THAT COME WITH THE PHYSICAL PRACTICE. I HAVE LIVED IN CENTRAL OR SINCE 1994. I MOVED HERE TO SKI, AND STILL HAVE A HUGE PASSION AND DESIRE FOR THAT. I LOVE ALL THAT I DO. I AM INSPIRED BY MY TWO YOUNG CHILDREN, AND MY AMAZING HUSBAND. MY YOGA JOURNEY STARTED IN BEND WITH ASHTANGA 15 YEARS AGO & I WAS A VERY DEDICATED ASHTANGI FOR 14 YEARS, PRACTICING THE PRIMARY & SECONDARY SERIES. HAVE YOU EVER FELT IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON? WELL SO DID I, AND I ENROLLED IN RED STONE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN BEND OR, WITH MY 64 YEAR OLD FATHER. WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. TEACHER TRAINING WAS LIFE CHANGING, AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON I KNEW THAT I WAS DESTINED TO SHARE MY LOVE & DEDICATION WITH THOSE IN MY COMMUNITY. I LOVE SISTERS AND ALL IT'S PEOPLE. I AM SO ECSTATIC ABOUT MY JOURNEY AND HOPE TO DRAW YOU INTO A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE OF CHANTING, BREATH AND MOVEMENT. EACH CLASS IS DEDICATED TO THE NEEDS AND DESIRE OF THE STUDENTS THAT DAY.




SINCE CHILDHOOD, ERIN NEVER FELT LIKE SHE WAS PHYSICALLY FIT. WHEN SHE DISCOVERED YOGA AT COCC I 2008 SHE FINALLY FELT LIKE SHE WAS CAPABLE. THERE WAS A CONNECTION. AT FIRST IT WAS A CONNECTION BETWEEN HER MIND & BODY. OVER TIME, SHE FOUND THE CONNECTION TO HER BREATH AND THE MENTAL BENEFITS LED HER TO TAKE HER FRIST 200HR YTT IN 2012. THE INTENTION BEHIND TAKING THAT STEP INTO TRAINING WAS TO FIND MORE AUTHENTICITY AND WHAT SHE FOUND WAS JUST THAT, AND TEACHING CALLED TO HER FROM WITHIN. THE DOORS HAVE CONTINUED OPENING; WITHIN HER HEAR, HER LIFE AND HER PRACTICE. IN 2015, SHE FELT SOMETHING WAS MISSING AND DECIDED TO CONTINUE HER EDUCATION WITH ANOTHER 200 HR TRAINING HERE IN SISTER WITH KARI, AND THIS IS WHERE SHE HAS FOUND HER TEACHINGS EXPAND FAR BEYOND WHAT SHE TOUGHT WOULD EVER BE POSSIBLE. ERIN'S PRACTICE OF YOGA IS ALWAYS GROWING AND THE TEACHINGS ARE FLOWING FROM HER HEART OUT TO MEET ALL OF YOU. THE MANY TEACHERS WHO HAVE INSPIRED HER PRACTICE CONTINUOUSLY INSPIRE HER TEACHING. SINCE FINDING YOGA, ERIN HAS FOUND A LOVE FOR LIFE THAT GOES BEYOND THE MAT. SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAS ASSIMILATED INTO THE ESSENCE OF WHAT CENTRAL OREGON HAS TO OFFER. THEY ENJOY SKIING, HIKING, KAYAKING AND EMBRACE ALL OF THE GORGEOUS OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES THEY CAN GET WITH THEIR TWO DOGS. THE JOURNEY OF THIS PRACTICE HAS NO ENDING, SO COME JOIN ERIN IN THE EXPLORATION OF YOUR PERSONAL PRACTICE.  




CARYS BEGAN TAKING YOGA CLASSES IN HER LATE TEENS AS PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL THERAPY AFTER A MAJOR SPLEEN INJURY. UNCONSCIOUSLY, THE PRACTICE STUCK WITH HER AND SINCE HAS TAKEN MANY FORMS. HER YOGIC INFLUENCES BEGAN WITH CASSIE BULL WHO TRAINED HER IN HATHA YOGA AND AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT, A MOVEMENT THAT COMES FROM LISTENING TO THE INNER WISDOM OF THE BODY. THIS TRAINING HAS DRAWN CARYS TO THE FREEDOM YOGA TEACHINGS OF ERICH SHIFFMAN, WHICH IS HER MOST CURRENT INTEREST. MELISSA COOLEY OF ASHLAND, OR, BROUGHT A STRONG VINYASA FLOW PRACTICE INTO CARYS’ LIFE WHEN SHE NEEDED IT TO COUNTERPOSE THE PHYSICAL ABUSE OF SITTING AT DESKS FOR HOURS DURING COLLEGE. THEN, KARI SIMS ANTHON TAUGHT CARYS TO SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE- THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE YOGA TEACHING. KIRA RYDER DESERVES A DEVOTIONAL THANK-YOU FOR HITTING HOME WITH HER INSIGHTS... EVERY, SINGLE TIME! THESE TEACHINGS AND MORE BROUGHT CARYS’ PRACTICE TO A PLACE WHERE SHE FELT READY AND ABLE TO SHARE IT HERSELF. SHE GOT HER 200 HOUR CERTIFICATION WITH KARI AS HER TEACHER IN JUNE 2014.  AS A TEACHER CARYS’ GOAL IS TO OFFER A SPACE FOR THE DEEP TRANSFORMATION THAT CAN COME WITH YOGA, TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TRANSFORM. OFF THE MAT, CARYS, WITH HER LOVE-OF-LIFE-LONG PARTNER BENJI NAGEL, OWNS AND RUNS MAHONIA GARDENS, A SMALL, ORGANIC FARM RIGHT HERE IN SISTERS.


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