Teachers Archive - Karma Yoga

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Alicia McMahon

My name is Alicia, I just recently moved to Portland. I started practicing yoga several years ago and last year I made the decision to deepen my practice and completed a 200 Hour Teacher Training with LifePower Yoga. Not only did the training teach me about the inner workings of a yogic practice…

Alisa Chen

Alisa began practicing yoga over 10 years ago, finding her way to the mat from a background in other types of movement. She fell in love with what she found and continued to pursue yoga because of the more subtle transformations she discovered within herself as she went deeper into the practice.

Allison Duckworth

Allison is passionate about breath centered movement. She utilizes asana classes as a form of moving meditation and self-discovery. In her classes you will experience invigorating and nourishing flows catered to all levels. Her intention is to foster presence and compassion on the mat, empowering…

Heather Day-Melgar

Heather came to the physical practice of yoga through athleticism and a fondness for Sanskrit and Ganesh, but stuck with yoga because of the inner transformation that she had not anticipated. She believes the practice of yoga through asana practice is a continuous unfolding of the higher self.

Jacquie Hill

Jacquie Michelle is a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor, a teacher trainer and runs several programs for school aged children around the metro area. Her passion for movement started at a very young age. As an athlete growing up she was introduced to yoga at the age of 19, fell in love with the practice…

Jennifer Oechsner

Jennifer Oechsner’s love of yoga began as a practice to complement her martial arts training, bringing balance to her path. When she started she didn’t know it would take her life in a completely different direction. In 2010, Jennifer traveled to India to complete her 200 HR teacher training in…

Julie Jones

Julie has been teaching Hatha Yoga for over 4 years and practicing for 8 years. She was inspired by the transformative effects of yoga and has studied with teachers who integrate the mind-body effects of practice (Dr. Marc Halpern, Amy Weintraub, James Baraz and others). Julie completed Karma Yoga…

Lauren Eisenberg

Lauren Eisenberg is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor. A 1999 graduate of the University of Oregon, Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science and a minor in Biology. In 2002, she earned her Massage Therapy License from the East West School of the Healing Arts…

Marianna Jones

Marianna came to yoga, searching for healing and ease in her body, and found so and much more than physical healing in this powerful practice. Her teaching is centered in listening to the body and the deeper wisdom that lives within our own unique felt experience. She is passionate about sharing…

Sean Nelson

Sean has been enamored by the wisdom of the east since his teen years, however, somehow he did not get exposure to the practice of yoga outside of its mention in books until a couple years ago. Like so many of us, he felt he finally found one of the ultimate keys to human happiness and fulfillment in yoga…

Stephanie Oxford

Stephanie has always been interested in spirituality, meditation, dreams, and the potential of the human mind and body.  She has also been involved in performing arts and in love with dance since she was young, and began studying yoga several years ago as another way to stretch and strengthen both her body and her mind.