Founder, Breathe Yoga Studio
Greetings! I'm Angela, a compassionate individual dedicated to the art of healing and well-being. With a background as a nurse, mother, wife, and educator, my life's purpose has always revolved around service to others. Recently, I've embarked on an exciting new chapter, transitioning from the world of healthcare to the realm of well care through yoga.
I am on a mission to create a nurturing space where individuals can embark on their unique wellness journeys. My vision goes beyond physical fitness; it encompasses the holistic well-being of the mind, body, and spirit. Drawing from my experiences as a nurse and caregiver, I bring a unique perspective to the world of yoga, understanding the profound impact it can have on one's overall health.
My commitment extends beyond the studio walls; it's about fostering connections and building a supportive community. I believe in the strength of collaboration and the unity of diverse wellness practices. Together, we can create a space where each individual is empowered to take control of their wellness journey.
Join me at Breathe Yoga Studio, where we breathe, move, and grow together. Let's embark on a path of well-being, self-discovery, and empowerment.
Natascha, a dedicated yoga teacher since 2009, draws from nearly 20 years of personal practice, finding inspiration in the transformative power and constant learning inherent in yoga. Guided by the philosophy that "Yoga is a state of mind, not a body position," imparted by her teacher, Indu Arora, Natascha creates a welcoming, accessible, and non-intimidating atmosphere in her classes. She empowers students to navigate life's waves, offering foundational tools and Ayurvedic wisdom with a touch of lightheartedness.
As a certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, Natascha's commitment to education led her to diverse specialties, including restorative yoga, Yoga4Cancer, and more. She founded Udana Yoga and Wellness in Wisconsin, bringing yoga to her community for eight years. Beyond yoga, Natascha is a certified sound healer, Reiki practitioner, and end-of-life doula, offering compassionate support to individuals and families. She is also a pet loss bereavement specialist.
Now residing in the Pacific Northwest since 2018, Natascha continues her journey, exploring the region's beauty and embracing outdoor adventures with her partner and two dachshunds.
Anna is a certified yoga teacher (RYT500, RPYT), passionate about helping people of all abilities feel stronger in their bodies and more connected to their hearts. After struggling with chronic back pain, insomnia, and anxiety while building her career in marketing in New York City, Anna found solace and healing in yoga. She now loves to share the gift of yoga with others, hoping to help them find joy and peace even during difficult times. Her classes offer a welcoming space for both experienced and beginner yogis to slow down, relax, and restore balance. Anna has advanced training in trauma-informed yoga, restorative yoga, and pranayama techniques, which she uses to help her students achieve deep relaxation and mindful breath awareness. She also has a specialty in prenatal and postnatal yoga, providing parents with the support they need through their pregnancy and early parenting. Anna’s passion for movement extends beyond yoga; as a former head dance coach of the University of Portland, Anna loves to incorporate creative movement and rhythm into her classes.
Born and raised in Paris, Zoe's athletic journey started with competitive figure skating, taekwondo, and Graham dance technique, where she discovered the power of breath work. Her love for yoga blossomed in 2016, and since becoming a certified 300-hour instructor in 2021 and 500-hour in 2023, she has been sharing her passion for movement, mindfulness and meditation with her students. During her dual BA in psychology and philosophy, Zoe had the privilege of studying with inspiring professors of eastern philosophy and psychology of spirituality, igniting her deep fascination with yoga philosophy. As a flexologist at StretchLab, Zoe's hands-on assist practice complements her warm teaching style, creating a nurturing space for everyone in her classes to explore and grow.
Kelly is a 200 hour RYT with a focus on Vinyasa
and Yin yoga.
As a life- long athlete Kelly discovered yoga in order to find balance and to experience the 'moving meditation' a classroom practice delivers. She believes group practice creates an experience where students share their energy and drives a community connection.
Her pursuit of teacher training was to give back and to help others enjoy the physical and mental benefits that a regular practice can add.
Ali Herron is a devoted 2nd-grade teacher and mother with a deep passion for mindfulness, inclusivity, and joyful movement. Certified as a children’s yoga teacher through Imagination Yoga and a graduate of Love Hive's 200-hour yoga teacher training in Portland, Oregon, Ali seamlessly integrates movement and mindfulness into daily living. Ali’s teaching style is described as calm, confident, warm, and affirming. She is eager to create welcoming spaces for students of all ages, sizes, genders, and ability levels. Ali particularly enjoys working with students new to yoga, empowering them to own their practice. Her classes emphasize gentle restorative poses, size and ability-inclusive cueing, and mindfulness exercises. With a wealth of experience training teachers, students, and families in mindful awareness practices, Ali is excited to continue her impactful work and contribute to the vibrant community at Breathe.
Jessica is a certified yoga teacher with a master’s degree in mindfulness studies. As a full-time high school English teacher, Jessica felt called to pursue her yoga teaching certification not only to deepen her personal practice, but she was inspired to bring yoga and mindfulness into the classroom to support her students. Her goal is to create a safe environment for all beings to feel empowered on and off the mat. With a strong focus on alignment, she curates yoga sequences that will help students create space in their minds and bodies while deepening their internal connections. Jessica will encourage you to find balance between rigor and rest while having some fun along the way. Born and raised in Chicago, Jessica is eager to continue her teaching in the PNW and to cultivate a sense of community for all.
Alexa is an artist, mover, maker, yoga and movement teacher, birth doula, anatomy lover, and perinatal exercise specialist. She has been dancing her whole life and practicing yoga for over 20 years. Teaching, tutoring and mentoring have been part of Alexa’s life since 2005. She has taught visual art, creative movement, drama, dance, and yoga in a variety of settings to all ages from 3-years-old and up. Alexa has been training yoga teachers since 2016.
Alexa was introduced to yoga in 2001 after a hospitalization from a rare blood disorder. Through the practice of yoga, Alexa began a journey of relearning herself physically, emotionally and spiritually. Throughout her years of practice, Alexa has explored various and lineages of yoga. She has experience teaching a variety of populations, ages, and ability levels. The emphasis in Alexa’s classes is on alignment, accessibility, personal power and connecting with self. Alexa is a relatable and compassionate teacher who is dedicated to meeting students where they are. She continues to learn and study to bring the latest research and techniques to students and clients.
Meet Christine, a dedicated yogi with 25 years of personal yoga practice and a 200-hour RYT certification from an immersive training program in Thailand, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching.
Christine is known for her unique teaching style that combines a focus on alignment with creative flows. By emphasizing proper alignment, Christine ensures that students practice yoga safely and effectively, allowing them to experience the full benefits of each pose. At the same time, Christine incorporates creative flows that encourage students to explore their boundaries and open up in ways they may have never thought possible.
One of Christine's greatest joys as an instructor is witnessing students achieve poses they never thought they could or would be able to. Through thoughtful sequencing and supportive guidance, Christine creates an environment where students can challenge themselves, build strength and flexibility, and discover new possibilities on their yoga journey. She believes in empowering students to embrace their true potential and live their best lives through the practices of yoga. Christine finds inspiration in the growth and learning that comes from teaching, and she is committed to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive.
Additionally, Christine holds a Chopra certification in Ayurveda, further enhancing her holistic approach to wellness. Join Christine on the mat to experience the transformative journey of yoga and discover the incredible potential within you.