OUR TEAM

Highly knowledgeable and dedicated, we require a minimum of 200 hours of certified yoga training for our instructors, many of whom have upwards of 500+ hours and specialty yoga trainings. Our gym fitness instructors are also top-notch and are required to have achieved a Group Fitness Instructor certificate and specialty trainings. Our teachers are auditioned at length and chosen to best suit the needs of our students. Down-to-earth and approachable, they exude the positive energy that is at the heart of our yoga and fitness community.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

RACHEL AUGUSTINE

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Dedicated yoga teacher, mother, artist and owner of Free Spirit, Rachel loves teaching yoga to a wide variety of people, ages and body types. She is E-RYT 500 and has been practicing yoga for nearly two decades. Her classes are fun and flowy with unique sequences that include the energetics so students feel the mind-body connection. Her warm and encouraging presence allow students to feel safe and cared for, and often include breath-work, mindful practices, and hands-on adjustments.

SETH AUGUSTINE

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play Fitness Instructor, Kids Instructor, Seth Augustine

For Seth, owner of Free Spirit, the gym embodies his spirit for outdoor adventure, fun team sports, and fresh movement experiences. Whether paddling the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, ascending peaks in the Andes of Peru, or journeying through the Sahara Desert, Seth is always ready for action! His fitness classes are upbeat and focused, and he challenges his students with creative approaches to full-body movement patterns, fostering a fun team-driven atmosphere.  

SUSAN TOWEY

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Susan has always loved athletic endeavors, especially anything involving being upside down. With a passion for all things playful Susan has found that yoga, fitness, and rock climbing have teamed up to be a wonderful career, hobby, and way of life. She believes that health and wellness isn’t an endpoint, but rather a path which continually evolves. Susan teaches yoga, group fitness, youth rock climbing, and kids ninja! 

BONNIE WALKER

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Bonnie started practicing yoga in 1999, before becoming a yoga teacher, she taught high school math, dance and snowboarding and has worked with kids and adults. She began teaching yoga in 2013 and has been a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 2016. Bonnie is dedicated to ensuring her students gain the understanding in their poses, and the practice necessary, to prevent injury and allow for enjoyment and healthy progress.

COACH BAMBI

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Fear is not in Josiah’s vocabulary; he lives life to its fullest, whether it is coaching Ninja Warrior, Crossfit, riding his Harley, snowboarding, playing guitar, or taking his sidekick and best friend, adopted dog Andy, on adventures around our great state. Coach Bambi is a Crossfit competitor with numerous certifications including: Crossfit Level 1, Crossfit Adaptive, Crossfit Jump Rope, Crossfit Gymnastics and is a Certified Functional Strength Coach. 

JOY WEISEN

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Joy began her Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training as an avenue of deepening her practice and challenge herself in a new way. She loved YSTT so much, that she went on to achieve her 200-hr Power Teacher Training to delve deeper into the anatomical and mental benefits of the practice. She has enjoyed teaching Sculpt and Vinyasa immensely over these last 5 years as they complement each other beautifully and have benefitted her own practice tremendously.

GRACE BAKER

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Yoga has been an integral part of Grace’s life since childhood. She began her teaching career in 2018 by traveling to Rishikesh, India to accomplish her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Grace loves working with adults and children, and believes people of all ages can appreciate the benefits of yoga. Being a dedicated musician and dancer, Grace also loves the creative side of yoga, and hopes to help everyone become in touch with their inner artist through yoga practice.

BEN SCHADE

Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play Yoga Instructors, Yoga Teacher, Ben Schade

Ben discovered yoga in 2015 at Breittenbush hot springs, upon first starting his yoga practice he found he could breathe deeper, stand up straighter, and the chronic nerve pain he experienced from a motorcycle accident was much easier to cope with. Ben is RYT 200-hour certified yoga teacher and continues to explore the powerful health benefits of a regular yoga practice. He loves sharing these positive benefits through his teaching.

TIN BINDI

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For Tin, yoga is the foundation that supports her passions in life: acro, slacklining, running, hiking, biking, SUP, and skateboarding with her pup! She is passionate about helping kids build their self-care toolkit which includes: a mindfulness yoga practice, self-confidence, flexibility and strength. Tin has extensive training and is RYT 500 certified, and specializes in AcroYoga, Kids Yoga, AcroYoga Families, Yoga Therapy, Thai Massage, as well as training as a Wilderness First Responder and Lifeguard.

OUR STAFF

TRAVIS NUNEZ

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JENEFER HAYS

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ERIN SWANSON

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BRIANA STEIN

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GIGI CARLOS

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CAROLINE EGGERTH

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COME VISIT

CONTACT

EMAIL: info@freespiritbend.com


PHONE: 541-241-3919

LOCATION

320 Southwest Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend, Oregon 97702