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.
Originally from Dubai, Lia discovered Yoga upon moving to the U.S. She has achieved her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with a strong Ashtanga Yoga influence as well as her 500-hr Yoga Training at an alignment focused yoga studio. Lia has explored many other forms of health practices and movement experiences including completing a Prenatal Yoga Training, a Shamatha-Vipasana Meditation Teacher Training, a CrossFit Level 1 Training, thru-hiking, becoming a personal chef, and a nutrition coach.
Dana is an experienced and joyful yoga teacher whose teaching style is modern and fun while rooted in yogic history.
She has completed 500+ hours of advanced yoga teacher training, taught thousands of hours to a wide variety of students, and lead international retreats and local workshops. Her background in dance and massage therapy has given her a deep and embodied understanding of anatomy. Dana's passion is teaching people proper alignment and yogic philosophy with a dash of humor.
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.
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