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.

erin walker

studio manager, ryt 200

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. 

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CINDY IS A CERTIFIED NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER, FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST, BARRE ABOVE INSTRUCTOR AS WELL AS A DANCE INSTRUCTOR. SHE HAS ALSO 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 THE BARRE INSTRUCTOR AT LIFE.LOVE.YOGA. 

I STUMBLED INTO MY FIRST YOGA CLASS IN 2011, AS A LONG DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNER 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, BUT MY MAT BECAME MY HEALING SANCTUARY — BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT. THE ANCIENT WISDOM IMPARTED BY MY TEACHERS CARRIED ME THROUGH THE TOUGHEST THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE. IN 2014, I WAS TALKED INTO TALKING A TEACHER TRAINING WITH ROLF GATES. ALTHOUGH I NEVER INTENDED TO TEACH, I EVENTUALLY FOUND MYSELF DRAWN TO SHARING THE GIFTS I RECEIVED FROM YOGA. I HOLD ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION IN YOGA FOR TRAUMA AND STRESS AND AM A CERTIFIED Y12SR (YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY) LEADER. I AM CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ROLF GATE'S 300-HOUR ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING. IN THE PAST, I'VE BEEN AN ICU NURSE, LICENSED WIDWIFE, 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 NAPAL TWICE TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE IN RURAL VILLAGES. I RELOCATED TO BEND FROM LAKE TAHOE IN 1990 TO RAISE MY SONS IN CENTRAL OREGON AND LOVE SISTERS. MY HUSBAND, DANNY, AND I ENJOY HIKING, BACKPACKING, CYCLING, GROWING VEGETABLES, SKIING, MAKING MUSIC, AND PRACTICING YOGA TOGETHER.

kari sims anthon

director/founder of life.love.yoga.

eryt 500, c-iayt certified yoga therapist 

​yacep, end of life doula

www.yoginikari.com

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.


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.

cindy miskowiec

barre above instructor

maret pajutee

ryt 200

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 SISTERS 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.

KARI HAS BEEN SHARING THE TEACHINGS OF YOGA FOR OVER 2 DECADES.  SHE HAS LIVED IN BEAUTIFUL CENTRAL OREGON SINCE 2006, AND OPENED LIFE.LOVE.YOGA. IN DOWNTOWN SISTERS IN 2009. THE LIFE.LOVE.YOGA. TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOL SOON FOLLOWED. KARI WAS ALSO THE PRIMARY FACILITATOR OF THE HEART OF THE CASCADES YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM AT CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE FROM 2009-2014. ORIGINALLY FROM OJAI, CA, KARI TAUGHT AT LULU BANDHAS, THE HOME OF THE OJAI YOGA CRIB AND HAS STUDIED UNDER MANY TEACHERS AND TRADITIONS OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS INCLUDING PAUL GRILLEY, ERICH SCHIFFMANN, PATRICIA SULLIVAN, RAVI RAVINDRA, JASON CRANDELL, DANA FLYNN, AND OTHERS. HOWEVER, HER TEACHING IS PRIMARILY INFLUENCED BY KIRA SLOANE, PRESIDENT OF YOGAANYTIME, AND HER STUDIES WITH INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY. KARI HAS TAUGHT YOGA IN OREGON, CALIFORNIA, ENGLAND, MEXICO AND NEW ZEALAND. OFF THE MAT, KARI IS A MAMA TO HER SON AUCKLAND, AND HER 16 YEAR OLD LAB MIX TROUT; A FLY-FISHING CADDY TO HER HUSBAND DAN ANTHON WHO OWNS JUST ADD WATER FLY FISHING; AN AUNTIE, A DEVOTED FRIEND, AN INSATIABLE TRAVELER, AND AN END-OF-LIFE DOULA. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE BIRTH, BREATH AND DEATH INSTITUTE AND INELDA (INTERNATIONAL END OF LIFE DOULA ASSOCIATION) AND NEDA. SHE IS HONORED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL OREGON BASED THE PEACEFUL PRESENCE PROJECT, AN END OF LIFE DOULA 501c3 NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION.  YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH KARI ONLINE 24/7 AT  WWW.YOGAANYTIME.COM - JOIN FOR 30 DAYS FREE WITH PROMO CODE "KARI."

lisa kuettle

ryt 500

jane burkholder

eryt 200, ryt 500

tara seymour

ryt 500, lmt

phoenix ries

ryt 500