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.
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.
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.
Local Bendite and recent COCC graduate, Rachel Young is a natural with kids! Having worked with kids for many years in after school programs, she loves helping kids be creative, fostering a welcoming environment that enables kids to build new social connections, and encouraging them to overcome obstacles- including Ninja Warrior obstacles!
Sasi is a native German who has lived in various countries. As a youth group leader and school teacher, Sasi values social connection. Through teaching yoga and languages she loves to bring people together and create community. Her yoga classes are a balance of strengthening, stretching, and breathing incorporated into an upbeat flow to create a more mindful, confident, and stronger you- on and off your mat. As a new mom she is excited to teach Ninja Warrior classes and build kid’s confidence!
Travis is a passionate youth leader for various programs and camps in Bend. His upbeat and easy-going vibe helps fuel himself as he lead classes, games and activities on the ninja course. Known as Coach "T", he tries to bring the best of in kids and encourages them to try their best. Travis is also trained in different dance styles, favs include Hip Hop and Tap.
Liz has been teaching yoga for 12 years in a variety of styles from beginners and prenatal to athletic and heated versions of the practice. She believes the beauty of yoga is how it benefits ALL people and simply morphs to where you are in your fitness and spiritual journey. As a mother herself and with a background in Exercise Science, she can also appreciate the body and mind changes a woman goes through in a lifespan while making appropriate modifications based on those experiences.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Chelsea has an athletics background in soccer and cross country. With 9 years of experience as a personal trainer, she specializes in strength training because of its progressive nature and many mental and physical benefits. She is also a Corrective Exercise Specialist, TRX Qualified Trainer, and Pre / Post-Natal Coach. Plus, as a mom of a one year old, she knows from personal experience that exercising helps prepare women for the mental and physical challenges of having and caring for a baby; she is passionate about helping women stay strong!
Lizet has been an athlete throughout her life. As a certified personal trainer she discovered her love of helping improve the lives of others through fitness. In 2016, her curiosity to expand her knowledge inspired her to travel to Costa Rica and earn her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate at The Blue Osa School of Yoga. Lizet has fused her knowledge of personal training and yoga, to create a Yoga Sculpt program designed to strengthen and challenge the mind and body, empowering you to develop and discover your inner physical and mental strength.
Jenna has been teaching fitness classes in Bend since 2016, starting off in the park with her fellow stroller moms and her two daughters in tow. She has her Master’s Degree in Nutrition, is a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, a certified TRX Trainer, and has had training as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. She has a passion for strength, functional, and HIIT training – she believes if you want to see change and accomplish your goals, you have to challenge yourself, and she’s here to help you do just that.
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