I’ve been volunteering with this non-profit organization since 2010 and on staff as a Teacher Trainer since 2011 helping to educate, prepare and support our volunteer yoga teachers. The mission statement: Fostering healing and resilience through trauma-informed yoga. We offer classes in prisons, alcohol and drug recovery centers, shelters, community health clinics, and more for both adult and youth populations.
THE SUN MAGAZINE For decades now, this is the only magazine I have subscribed to. It is full of inspirational and educational stories, essays, poetry, interviews and photography. I cry, I laugh, I learn. Every time. And best of all, it is free of advertising, existing solely on reader support.
EVOLUTION HEALTHCARE, Dr. Montserrat Andreys
Chiropractor, Portland OR
I've known Dr. Andreys for many years and continue to get treatment from her for personal maintenance. She's a flamenco dancer, Pilates and yoga student, former massage therapist, anatomy nerd and social justice warrior. All of these things influence her depth of knowledge, tool kit and work.
INNERSTELLAR YOGA & PILATES
This studio is the baby of my best friend and colleague, Kristin “Kiki” Lovelace. You will be delighted at the warmth and skill that this community of teachers and practitioners ooze.
PORTLAND BIPOC HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
This list was lovingly put together by my friend, Dr. Montserrat Andreys. Go support your local black, indigenous and people of color's businesses!
STEPHEN MITCHELL GILBERT PHOTOGRAPHY
This man is so full of life and love. Never have I felt comfortable in front of a camera, until I met Stephen. I am so proud to display his beautiful photos on my website and to call him a friend.
CHRISTY CASSANO PHOTOGRAPHY
While Christy is primarily a wedding photographer, she is also a badass yoga photographer. I'm continually surprised at her effortless (seemingly) picture taking.
My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
Radical Dharma by Rev. angel Kiyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens with Jasmine Syedullah, PhD
The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Skill In Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle C. Johnson
Me And White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Practice And All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics and Healing In Yoga And Beyond by Matthew Remski
CENTER OF BALANCE
Mountain View, CA
For the absolute highest quality of Pilates education and movement genius, go take a class at COB. If you want
to be a Pilates teacher, go study with Tom McCook!