KARI SIMS ANTHON HAS BEEN SHARING THE TEACHINGS OF YOGA FOR OVER 2 DECADES.  KARI IS THE OWNER/DIRECTOR OF LIFE.LOVE.YOGA. IN SISTERS, OR AND IS THE PRIMARY FACILITATOR 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 YOGA 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 SLOANE, PRESIDENT OF 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 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. KARI IS ALSO AN END OF LIFE DOULA; HELPING TO HOLD SACRED SPACE FOR THOSE NEARING THE FINAL STAGES OF LIFE. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE BIRTH, BREATH AND DEATH INSTITUTE AND INELDA (INTERNATIONAL END OF LIFE DOULA ASSOCIATION), AND IS HONORED TO BE A PARTNER IN THE LOCAL CENTRAL OREGON BASED PEACEFUL PRESENCE END OF LIFE DOULA SERVICE.  YOU CAN PRACTICE YOGA 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.







BEFORE EARNING HER RYT200 AT BIRD ROCK YOGA IN SAN DIEGO, CA, CARLY'S YOGA JOURNEY BEGAN 15 YEARS AGO AS A TEENAGER.  YOGA OFFERED HER A TOOL TO BALANCE OUT THE DEMANDS OF DISTANCE RUNNING AND SITTING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME STUDYING AND THE DEMANDS OF LATER WORKING AT A DESK. THIS PATH HAS LEAD HER TO EXPLORE MANY STYLES OF YOGA INCLUDING BIKRAM, BAPTISTE, ASHTANGA MYSORE, HATHA, VINYASA FLOW, YIN/RESTORATIVE AND SILENT STILL MEDITATION. SHE ENJOYS ELEMENTS OF EACH STYLE AND USES TOOLS FROM EACH DISCIPLINE TO CREATE HER CLASSES. SHE OFFERS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING STYLE VALUING CREATIVITY AND ADAPTABILITY. HER GOAL IS TO OFFER A SAFE SPACE FOR GROWTH AND HEALING. WHEN SHE IS NOT TEACHING YOGA SHE LOVE TO CREATE VISUAL ART, AND PLAY IN NATURE BY ROCK CLIMBING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND RUNNING.







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 www.sohamsati.com




I HAVE KNOWN YOGA AS A REFUGE AND GOOD MEDICINE FOR MANY STAGES OF MY LIFE. MY YOGA PRACTICE HELPED ME THROUGH YEARS OF A BUSY JOB, AND THROUGH A BOUT OF HIP ARTHRITIS AND JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY. I HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO STUDY YOGA TEACHING WITH KARI SIMS ANTHON THROUGH THE COCC RYT 200 PROGRAM IN 2012, AND TO LEARN FROM HER TEACHERS AT THE OJAI YOGA CRIB. I THANK MY TRAINING MENTOR JANE BURKHOLDER AND TEACHERS NANCY MAGARET AND ERIN WALKER WHO INSPIRE ME. I ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT AND TEACHING MANY KINDS OF YOGA WITH A FOCUS ON RESTORATIVE, YIN, MEDITATION, AND PRACTICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE. BY COMBINING RESTORATIVE POSES, BREATHING PRACTICES AND MEDITATIONS WE CAN FIND A QUIETER MIND AND ENJOY THE WARMTH AND FLUIDITY IN OUR BODY, NO MATTER WHAT AGE. I LIKE PLAYING WITH PROPS INCLUDING WALLS, CHAIRS, BOLSTERS, AND BLANKETS TO BUILD STRENGTH AND TO HELP US EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF A POSE WITHOUT THE ANXIETY. 







PHOENIX SPENT THE FIRST 30 YEARS OF HER CAREER WORKING WITH KIDS, TEENS, FAMILIES AND ADULTS IN A WIDE RANGE OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS. SHE BEGAN HER PERSONAL YOGA PRACTICE AS A WAY TO HELP MANAGE STRESS AND TO STAY FLEXIBLE AS A DISTANCE RUNNER. AND THEN ONE DAY SHE REALIZED THAT HER YOGA PRACTICE HAD BECOME SO MUCH MORE IN HER LIFE. SO, SHE CLOSED HER COUNSELING PRACTICE TO SPEND TIME EXPLORING OTHER WAYS OF HELPING PEOPLE TO WELLNESS. IN 2012 SHE EXPERIENCED A TRAGIC LOSS AND IT WAS DURING THOSE FIRST HOURS OF DESPAIR THAT SHE WAS CERTAIN THAT HER PRACTICE OF YOGA (AND THE LONG RUN TRAINING) WOULD BE KEY TO MANAGING HER GRIEF PROCESS AND THAT SHE HAD TO SHARE THE PRACTICE WITH OTHERS. PHOENIX IS A CERTIFIED YOUTH YOGA INSTRUCTOR THROUGH YOGA CALM™ AND A RYT-200 THROUGH STILL MOVING STUDIO. PHOENIX'S CLASSES FOCUS ON BALANCE, STRENGTH, AND FLEXIBILITY THROUGH TRADITIONAL YOGA POSES. SHE SPENDS TIME FOCUSING ON MINDFULNESS AND DEEP RELAXATION WITH ATTENTION TO HEALTHY ALIGNMENT. PHOENIX'S CLASSES ARE ECLECTIC AND INFUSED WITH LOVE.. THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT OF ALL! A RECENT TRANSPLANT TO SISTERS FROM PHILOMATH, OREGON, SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND TOM, TWO CATS AND A ABUNDANCE OF GRATITUDE FOR BEING WELCOMED INTO THE SISTERS YOGA COMMUNITY.






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 IN 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. 





CINDY IS A CERTIFIED NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER, FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST, BARRE ABOVE INSTRUCTOR AS WELL AS A DANCE INSTRUCTOR; AND HAS BEEN DANCING ALL OF HER LIFE. SHE AND HER SISTER CO-OWN SYNCHRONICITY WELLNESS, WHICH OFFERS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY AND HEALTH COACHING. CINDY AND HER HUSBAND RECENTLY RELOCATED TO SISTERS FROM BEND, AND CINDY IS OUR BARRE INSTRUCTOR ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS










I stumbled into my first yoga class in 2011, as a  long distance trail runner just looking to regain some flexibility. Later that year as I experienced a series of heart shattering losses and changes, I quickly discovered that yoga was not just about my physical body. My mat became my healing sanctuary---body, mind, and spirit—and the ancient wisdom imparted by my teachers carried me through the toughest three years of my life. In 2014, I was talked into taking a teacher training with Rolf Gates. Although I never intended to teach, I eventually found myself drawn to sharing the gifts I had received from yoga. I hold additional certification in Yoga for Trauma and Stress, am a certified Y12SR leader (Yoga of 12-step Recovery), and currently enrolled in Rolf Gate’s 300 hour advanced teacher training. In the past, I have been an ICU nurse, a licensed midwife, a hospice nurse, and stay-at-home mom. Returning to college in 2002 to become a family nurse practitioner, I am currently a primary care provider in a busy community clinic, and owner of Mountain Glow Lifestyle Medicine, LLC. I love assisting people to prevent, treat and reverse common diseases through whole food plant-based nutrition, mindfulness, movement, and loving connections. I have been blessed to travel to Nepal twice to provide health care in a rural village. Relocating from Lake Tahoe to Bend in 1990, I raised my five sons here in Central Oregon, and love living in Sisters! My husband Danny and I enjoy hiking, backpacking, cycling, growing vegetables, skiing, making music, and practicing yoga together.

 





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