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Mariane Ballete is the founder and managing director of Rasa Yoga Center in Southern Oregon. She has trained and studied with Tias Little and Max Strom, and honors all her yoga teachers and influences such as Les Leventhal, Rod Stryker, Kristin Laak, the outdoors and her daughter, Malaya. Mariane has spent much of her life in the outdoors, mountain climbing, backpacking, skiing, kayaking – making the natural world her personal yoga studio. She has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga for over 12… >> learn more.
Julie has explored movement and health for over 25 years. She teaches Bhakti yoga classes at Rasa in Ashland where she also manages the studio. This class focuses on breath-initiated movement, bringing mindfulness to your yoga practice and the exploration of Bhakti, devotion/love, on and off the mat. Utilizing music and the beauty and grace of vinyasa flow, the class will invite you to delve deeper into your body/mind awareness, as well as facilitate yoga’s benefits to relax… >> learn more.
Lori began her yoga journey in 2000 as a student at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. She was drawn to practice because it helped her to reconnect with her most authentic self while making her stronger and more open, physically and mentally. Her passion for yoga grew stronger as she traveled around the United States during the summer of 2003, practicing at many studios along the way. After settling in Pittsburgh, PA she completed her teacher training and… >> learn more.
Cynde Gragert, RYT, LMT
Cynde is an experienced, registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500), teaching since 1985. She is guided by the ongoing study of yoga philosophy, the principles of Yin/Yang from Taoism, mindfulness meditation from Buddhism, and the deep understanding of body mechanics and movement from her practice of massage therapy and holistic health. Her classes are offered with clear, concise guidance yoking breath with movement, alignment with a fluid sequence of postures to challenge, balance, and… >> learn more.
Sheryl Grunde, RYT
Sheryl has embraced yoga as a way of life. She has a gift for helping people to feel comfortable and relaxed, and a way of describing breath and movement that is easy to follow. Her students love her gentle voice, her keen eye for alignment and the creative flow of her classes. She has been teaching yoga since 2000, and deepening into her own practice since 1996. Sheryl is also a practitioner of Thai Massage and a… >> learn more.
I found yoga ten years ago while living in Seattle, Washington pursuing a degree in dietetics with emphasis on whole foods nutrition. While attending Bastyr University for my degree, I explored many different types of yoga in studios around the city, and found the common thread of a mind, body, spirit approach. This practice resonated with my passion of living and teaching a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
After graduating, my yoga practice continued to flourish, as I began working… >> learn more.
Krista Holland, RYT
Krista has dedicated much of her life to sharing her passion for yoga. Her teaching blends the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation with an in-depth knowledge of yogic alignment and biomechanics. Her teaching style has it’s base in traditional hatha yoga and non-dual classical tantrik yoga and honors both the solar and lunar aspects of yoga practice. Her knowledge of the physical practice of yoga spans the gamut from highly advanced asana and inversions… >> learn more.