OUR TEAM

Highly knowledgeable and dedicated, we require a minimum of 200 hours of certified yoga training for our yoga instructors, many of whom have upwards of 500+ hours and specialty trainings. Our 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.

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RACHEL AUGUSTINE

Free Spirit Bend Owner Rachel Augustine

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 Bend Owner Seth Augustine

For Seth, Free Spirit embodies his spirit for outdoor adventure, international expeditions, 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.  

SHONDRA ZIMMERMAN

Free Spirit Bend Fitness Instructor Shondra Zimmermann

Shondra plays hard in the outdoors; hiking mountain tops, mountain biking, paddling, running, swimming, camping, XC skiing, and snowboarding. After major snowboarding injuries transformed her from a competitor into coach, she dedicated her life to the body and movement, helping others unlock their special powers! Her classes are fun, dynamic and educational, motivating students to become the strongest versions of themselves and empowering them to enjoy a fulfilling outdoor lifestyle.

JENNIFER WALL

Free Spirit Bend Yoga Instructor Jennifer Wall

Jennifer’s goals as a teacher are: to cultivate a space of acceptance and playfulness, to help let go of whatever came before, and to empower students to face what lies ahead. Through effort and ease, she encourages her students to push beyond the boundaries of their minds, to be in the moment, breath by breath, and movement by movement. She is honored to support people of all stages of life. Jennifer has achieved her 200-hour yoga teacher certification, and has been a yoga practitioner for over 20 years.

TAMMY KOVALUK

Free Spirit Bend Fitness Instructor Tammy Kovaluk

With over 20 years of experience, Tammy specializes in sport-specific strength and conditioning. She is a true multi-sport athlete having trained for competitive boxing, run collegiate cross-country, competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, trained as an Elite Spartan Obstacle Race Athlete, and recently placed 10th in the Ultra Beast in Lake Tahoe. These experience fuel Tammy’s passion for helping all her students achieve a level of physical training that works with their personal goals.

TIN BINDI

Free Spirit Yoga Instructor Tin Bindi

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.

MAX FRITZ

Free Spirit Bend Yoga Instructor Max Fritz

Hailing from the magical land of Southern California, Max has found a new home in Bend, where he encourages his students to find more enjoyment in their workouts. With a fitness background that includes marathons, weight training, yoga, skiing and spin, he loves a wide variety of movement experiences and complementary practices. Max is always striving to gain additional knowledge and trainings and has certifications in spin, group fitness, personal training and his yoga 200 RYT.

LEANNE SCHWEITZER

Free Spirit Bend Yoga Instructor Leanne Schweitzer

With over 10 years of dedication, Leanne is a devoted yoga student. After spending her life practicing gymnastics she transitioned into yoga upon entering college. She has achieved her 200-hour yoga teacher certification through CorePower Yoga in Denver, CO, and is a certified kids yoga teacher. She loves snowboarding, hiking, biking, meditation, camping and music. Yoga has taught her patience, compassion, humility and self-love and she channels these energies into her teaching style, sharing these gifts with others.