After feeling the profound effect of a regular yoga practice on both her body and mind, Chelsea felt a passionate draw toward teaching and helping others realize the incredible benefits of yoga. She completed at 200 hr training with well respected yogi Liza DiGaetano along with additional training with celebrity yoga instructor Baron Baptiste. Chelsea has taught many styles of yoga including kids, prenatal, flexibility based, and power yoga but was ultimately drawn to a strength based vinyasa flow because the deep, rhythmic breathing combined with the continuous flow from pose to pose provide a beautiful balance of strength, calm, flexibility, and mindfulness…something she strives for in her life as a mother and business owner off of the mat. Yoga helped Chelsea’s body regain strength and flexibility after the birth of two children, and more importantly taught her to step back and let go of the stresses in life that are beyond control. She was thrilled to bring Hard Core Yoga to her home town of Eugene in September of 2011.
Committed to the idea that yoga should be fun, Arielle's teaching offers a balance of play, laugh and sweat, with an emphasis on alignment and breath. Yoga has played a significant role in Arielle’s life, and her passion is sharing the healing, strengthening and empowering practice. Completing a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA, was a profound experience. The wealth of knowledge she received from teachers Ganga White and Tracey Rich, and her many yoga teachers, are the foundation of her instruction
After finishing graduate school at the University of Oregon, and working in the mental health field, Tammy found her work/life balance was being thrown off center. Like many Type A personalities, practicing yoga became a perfect way to reduce stress, build strength, rehabilitate a lingering knee injury from years of competitive gymnastics and distance running, while giving her the peace of mind she craved. Tammy's gymnastics background drew her into vinyasa yoga because of the strength based, continuous flow sequencing and because she is a self-proclaimed anatomy and inversion junkie who has yet to find a handstand or arm balance she does not love. With the encouragement of close friends and family, she decided to work with internationally celebrated yoga teacher, Tiffany Cruikshank, to complete her 200-RYT certified vinyasa training, and to share her love of yoga, the stillness it has brought into her life, and most importantly, to share the life changing physical and mental benefits with as many individuals as possible.
Megan is most interested in using the yoga asana practice as a pathway to stillness. Her training and continual studies are in Vinyasa and Power Yoga, and she holds a deep respect for the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. Megan has learned from a variety of teachers including Mark Stephens and Tim Miller, and draws inspiration for her own practice and studies from Erich Schiffman, Mark Stephens, Kino MacGregor, and Kathryn Budig. For Megan, life on the mat has taught her patience and acceptance, and has given her strength and ease in body and mind. She has found that a dedicated asana practice has afforded her more mindfulness and gratitude in her life off the mat. Megan’s classes emphasize using the breath in conjunction with movement to build strength, explore, and create release in all aspects of ones being. She firmly believes that the self is the best teacher and she encourages her students to get to know their bodies and their practice as a means to a happier and more open state of self.
Jessica came to yoga as a way to physically and mentally recover from training for a marathon. She quickly became drawn to the state of mind and physical awareness that followed a yoga class and she wanted to help others experience the same. She completed her 200 hour training with Tiffany Cruikshank and the Yoga Medicine team in February 2014. While Jessica focuses on anatomy and alignment, she believes that connecting movement with the breath is the foundation for the physical aspect of yoga.
Tara Burke is inspired by the way yoga unites us to the present moment, with an how yoga fuels our ability to connect with our true selves and live in higher integrity in this world off the mat. Tara Burke is certified as a 200 HR YTT through Shasta Yoga Center with Amy Cooper, focusing specifically on the alignment restorative practice,Iyengar Yoga. She has also done over 300 hrs of intensive training withVinyasa-based Prana flow yogini, Shiva Rea. She likes to cultivate her practice with the changing of the seasons and how just like with all things, we can always strive for balance.
Lindsey discovered her love for yoga in 2010. Being an athlete for most of her life, vinyasa yoga appealed to her. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank in February 2014. She is excited to continue learning as much about the practice as possible now that she has completed her training.
Yoga has helped Lindsey become more flexible and stronger on and off her mat and has helped her live life more mindfully. Yoga has also been a great compliment to running and triathlon.
In her classes, Lindsey likes to combine alignment and anatomy, creative sequencing, and inspiration to help students deepen their practice. Lindsey hopes that you will leave your mat feeling refreshed, strong, and balanced.
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