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ElizabethElizabeth took her first Bikram yoga class in August of 2000 then signed up for teacher training after her 5th class. She has practiced yoga 5+ days a week since 2000 & has been teaching enthusiastically in Corvallis since 2002. Whether on her mat, or at the front of the room, Elizabeth always finds the yoga practice to be enlightening, intriguing, and powerful.

Magnetize Elizabeth’s passion for yoga by a quantum leap and you’ll find yourself blissfully relaxed in her hypnosis chair – easing your life in the direction of your dreams. The levels of healing that can be found within the body are mirrored in the unconscious mind. Hypnosis, a powerful tool, similar to yoga, can help to instill or nourish the resources for the true expression of your authentic self.

jeannie 1Find out more about Elizabeth and her hypnosis and healing work at http://elizabethweberhealingarts.com

Jeannie ~ I started my Bikram Yoga practice in February of 2002 and completed teacher training in the Fall of 2003. I love the yoga and am a regular teacher in the Corvallis Bikram studio.

 

CarolCarol ~ I went to Teacher Training in spring of 2007 in Hawaii. I am honored to be a part of Bikram Yoga of Corvallis. I am a Mother of 6 children, and a Grandmother of 9. My biggest addiction is BIKRAM YOGA! My one wish is that we change the world one yogi at a time, and that as we age we always use “Integrity” in our life, to do what we do when someone is looking and when they are not. I love what this yoga does for me and the yoga community.

 

Erika Bow

 

Erika believes strongly in a daily practice, and using the yoga to mindfully find and challenge one’s edge. Pushing through and beyond perceived limitations became more tangible during Training as trainees were instructed by Craig Villani to “Break Through the Boundary Line.” In so doing, Bikram’s words ring true: “The worst crime in human life is that, because of lack of Self Realization, we always underestimate ourselves.”

 

1 heidiHeidi ~ I attended a yoga class on the very first day Elizabeth opened her studio. I’ve been coming ever since. For years, it’s been on the back of my mind that I wanted to attend teacher training after I retired from my career. After a dear friend died, I realized I shouldn’t put my dreams on hold. I attended teacher training in Thailand in the fall of 2014. I now have the opportunity to teach in Corvallis and absolutely love it.

colin-mugColin ~ As a teacher and a practitioner of Bikram yoga, I encourage a strong connection to the awareness of breath. It took me many years of practice before I had the “Aha” moment and realized that if I could control my breathing I could exert influence over my body and eventually over my mind, as well. I have devoted myself to regular practice for many years and every time I step into the room I am grateful for the chance to do so. I first encountered Bikram yoga in 2007 after a running friend challenged me to get through one single class. That first class was really tough and life-changing because I quickly sensed that this yoga, this specific set of postures in this specific environment, would help me heal and keep my body healthy for the rest of my life. So I went back and have been going back regularly since that time and love the yoga journey that has unfolded over the years. As a teacher now, I draw inspiration from the focus and dedication that I see from our students every day in the room.

ita-mug“I wish I knew who I am, or how to introduce myself… but I am still discovering. Every now and then something, someone moves me, and it is then when I am able to glimpse bits and pieces of my truth. An instinct of freedom and life guides me and I portray in every dimension elements of my being. Gradually, I create myself.”

Ita believes in the power of collective wisdom and the importance of developing awareness through connection. She finds profound inspiration in nature and complements her life passions with the discipline of yoga. Ita’s dedication to yoga has helped her acknowledge some of her patterns and move towards a more centered self. You will often find her practicing with her mother.

MartyMarty took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2005 and was instantly hooked! Soon after, she moved to a town that had a Bikram studio in order to complete the 60 Day Challenge. If you can do Bikram Yoga for 60 days in a row, you can do anything! Marty attended Teacher Training in 2006 and has been passionately teaching the 26 and 2 ever since. Marty holds a deep respect for the yogic principles that Bikram Yoga is based on. She has taught thousands of classes, and feels blessed to witness the healing and transformation that all dedicated Bikram Yoga students experience. Marty teaches from a place of knowing ­that Bikram Yoga in its purest form works, for every student, every time.

Erin ~ I came to this yoga in 2010 looking for the next step on my path to nonviolence. In every way, I found much more than I expected. After five years of living overseas, I landed in Corvallis and was relieved to find that there was a home waiting for me in this studio. No matter what else has happened in my life, this practice has been a consistent place of learning and healing for me. I’ve been grateful to have this space to put myself back together, to learn and to grow. Now I’m honored to be a teacher here and have the opportunity to hold the space for others to embark on their own journey to find their best selves.

 

My name is Kathleen. I’m a Taurus. My favorite color is Oregon. My favorite potato dish is french fries. I took my first Bikram style yoga class in December of 2003 in Corvallis. Since that time the hot room has always been there for me. As a student, this yoga helped me concentrate, as a runner it was simply cross training. As a new mom the practice gave me time for myself, and as an Emergency Room nurse it was a cathartic post shift sweat. When my shoulder was plagued by pain and injury the hot room was my physical therapy. Finally, when my heart was so heavy with grief that I felt I couldn’t go on, this moving meditation has brought me peace. Mostly, I find resolution in coming to know myself more fully through this practice. I went to training in Portsmouth NH in summer of 2018. Whether I am standing on the podium or shaking alongside my peers in Awkward Part 2, I love the adventures in the community of the hot room.

 

In lak’ech
Tú eres mi otro yo
Namaste
Elena continues recreating herself as a lifelong learner and teacher on matters of individual and collective energy through language, art, nature and yoga. Elena and her daughter Ita were given the gift of Yoga by Shelly Brown, a committed and devoted practitioner here at the Bikram Yoga of Corvallis Studio.  They remain grateful and show it by inviting you now to the Yoga’s life transforming practice.

 

 

Louisa took her first yoga class at Bikram Yoga of Corvallis in about 2006 after her friend and boss at the time kept encouraging her to go. She had taken a “yoga for relaxation” class that did nothing for her. Being a heat lover, she found her first class to be exceptional and the best workout of her life. Yoga is now a huge part of her life and does everything for her. She feels she can relate almost any life experience or feeling to what happens in the yoga room. Everything is connected and yoga means union.
Louisa completed Raja Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring of 2018 and started teaching the 2nd day back from training. She knows for sure that yoga heals, since she went to training with pain and now can practice asanas, her nursing profession and enjoy activities she loves with minimal to no pain.
Louisa is a nurse, lactation consultant, wife, mother of 2 grown children and has and Aussie and 2 cats. She loves nutrition, writing, gardening, yoga (duh), belly dancing, hiking and connecting with nature. Her greatest joy has been watching her children grow into amazing humans while also getting to be entertained by all their amazing talents in dance, music and overall coolness.
If Louisa could influence humans to do only 2 things, it would be to have everyone go to yoga and for everyone to be excellent to each other.