All of our teachers, like their students, are lifelong learners of the intricacies of yoga.
Janet Langley is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and owner of Rose Yoga. Certified for 15 years, she has completed two levels of certification as well as a three-year course on therapeutics in yoga. She has studied at the Ramamani Iyengar a Memorial Yoga Institute in India, has attended many conventions here in the US, and continues to study regularly with senior Iyengar teachers. Janet encourages the community of yoga students to challenge themselves with determination and light-heartedness.
Marion graduated in 1989 from the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and has taught extensively since then. Her teaching style is gentle and relaxing, with special attention given to creating a safe place to start for beginners with low flexibility, or people with various types of physical limitations.
Michal grew up in Warsaw, Poland and began his exploration of yoga at age 17. Michal has trained with many accomplished mentors around the world including Patricia Walden and Karin Stephan. His yoga teaching style emphasizes efficiency and alleviating suffering in the body. Michal has also performed around the world as a cellist and enjoys bringing the musician’s mind into the practice of yoga.
Vrnda Leier Hayden
Vrnda is a lifelong student of yoga, having begun her exploration of meditation at 16 and yoga at 21. She has taught yoga for over 25 years. She trained with many Iyengar teachers, including Karin O’Bannon and Judith Lasater. She has also had the opportunity to study with Geeta Iyengar at the Iyengar Convention in 2001. Vrnda weaves philosophy and history into her classes, reminding students to bring the age-old wisdom of yoga into daily life.
Matthew completed his RYT-500 Yoga teacher certification with LA-based Noah Maze, where he both participated in and assisted in the teacher training programs. Matthew’s classes deliver a strong physical practice, an emphasis on anatomical alignment, and tangible application of philosophical teachings. His approach is challenging, yet accessible.
Abby began her yoga studies in 1997 with Iyengar teachers Dean and Rebecca Lerner in Pennsylvania. When she moved to Oregon in 2000, she delved into the study of Anusara yoga. Abby trained extensively with Sarahjoy Marsh in Portland, OR, receiving both her 200-hour teacher training certificate and 500-hour certificate. She is now an IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist, specializing in yoga for anxiety, depression, trauma, and pain. Abby brings humility, curiosity, and sacred presence to every class.
Vanessa’s enduring love and commitment to yoga began with her first teacher, Elise Miller, a Senior Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Vanessa completed the 500 hr. Advanced Studies Program at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco in 1997. With that foundation, she became a Certified Anusara Instructor in 2003, and continues integrating teachings from Tias Little (Satya 1 training) and others. Her style is eclectic, combining the wisdom and focus of asana and alignment, the sanctuary of breath and self-awareness, and the well-being of each student.
Adrienne has been an ardent student of yoga for twenty years. In 2012 she earned her first 200-hour certification studying Ashtanga with Larry Shultz. In 2013, she studied the Radiance Method and earned an additional 200-hour certification. She has since earned her 500-hour certification in yoga therapy. Adrienne believes in making yoga available to all. Her teaching style is both playful and informative. Her classes are safe, accessible, and empowering.
Linda Grace Wilhelm
Linda-Grace, LMT received 200 hr. certification in Kriya yoga in 1995 and continued her studies with senior teachers in both the Iyengar and Anusara traditions for many years hence. LG’s style is meditative, introspective and informed by strong alignment principles and a background in the healing arts. She is passionate about guiding students to deeper states of joyful self-awareness and acceptance through the integrated practice of i-rest/yoga nidra as taught by Richard Miller and incorporates this work into her classes.