Avery is a graduate of The Movement Center’s 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies and has spent the last seven years working on Fair Trade and sustainable development projects in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Columbus, OH (her hometown) and in Portland.
“I believe that yoga acts as a microcosm of life off of the mat. It teaches us self acceptance, reflective awareness, and how to communicate kindly and intentionally with ourselves and others. I also firmly believe that the compassion, understanding, and forgiveness we learn from yoga are the building blocks of strong, supportive communities – communities that respect people, the planet, and interact peacefully with others. This is my main motivation for teaching.
My teaching style is playful and explorative. In my classes, you can expect emphasis on the use of breath to support movement and deepen the experience, as well as useful alignment cues to ensure safety and optimal functioning of the body. It is my hope that students will leave my classes feeling a stronger connection to the Self, grounded, and open in both body and mind. I look forward to seeing you in class, learning, growing and creating together.”
Crystal was born and raised here in Portland, Oregon. She is an online MSW student. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, she enjoys working at her friend’s super fun bar, Turn! Turn! Turn! and handcrafting candles. You can most often find her spending time with her family; Ricardo and little Nola.
Please follow her and take her classes on YouTube at Crystal Covelle Yoga.
“I’ve been practicing yoga since 2000 and loving it! Since 2015, I have over 500 yoga teacher training hours, including Living Yoga’s training.
My classes are intended to provide students with a safe and fun environment to have their own practice. I encourage students to let their bodies tell them where to go, taking a modification, an extra challenge, or something different than what I suggest. In my classes, we will aim to collectively focus on the breath and stay in the present moment, all while giving our bodies a good work out.
Thank you kindly for sharing your practice and allowing me to share mine. I truly love this community.”
Movement has always been a source of grounding and balance for Jamie, and she has consistently been intrigued by the variety of ways we can master our functionality as humans, in both optimized health and when recovering from illness or injury.
Jamie believes that within the variety of activities one might choose from, it is when we become most curious about how our own mind and body functions in versatility, that we find true optimal health. Movement and mindfulness, carries us through not only specific activities we choose to attend to ‘stay in good health,’ but also through the routines of our daily lives where our choices and decisions have the greatest impact on our well being. Jamie strongly believes that yoga presents an opportunity for us to practice these philosophies and more.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in Political Science and Psychology from Iowa State University. However, not surprisingly, Jamie found that she would rather move that sit all day. Having classically danced since the age of two, she was naturally drawn to yoga. However, it was when she determined that she needed to recommit to her own wellness and healing, that yoga became a truly passionate pursuit.
Jamie completed her first 500-hour training with Madeline Huish, of the Yoga Shala of Portland, OR in 2009. She also completed a 200-hour training with Tiffany Cruikshank in Portland, OR, in 2010. Most recently, Jamie completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy Training with Annie Adamson, of the Yoga Union of Portland, OR in 2017. In addition to teaching public classes, Jamie is a Holistic Yoga Therapist™.
Jamie also holds a Personal Training Certificate through the National Association of Sports Medicine. She has taken countless other classes; all with the inspiration to really help the communities she is honored to serve.
Jamie stands united with those who are against hate and violence. All people are welcome in her classes. For more information about Jamie Busch, go to jamiebuschyoga.com. You can also find her on Facebook at Jamie Busch Yoga or follow her on Instragram at time4u2breathe.
As a forever student, Yoga is a constant companion that continues to inspire me everyday. Yoga offers me more space for self-compassion, acceptance and possibilities, adding a richness to my life that I am eager to share.
As a teacher, my intention is to hold space that is inclusive, supportive and empowering, inviting curiosity and an exploration of a deeper connection with the body and breath, finding a balance between effort and ease. I teach from a place of gratitude for the practice, with an open heart and mind.
My approach is a creative blend of strength and fluidity within a guided, embodied flow. Honoring the vast tradition of yoga while drawing on a variety of new perspectives of movement, including my background in Pilates, dance, strength training and functional fitness.
Together we will explore moving through shapes and dynamic transitions at a pace that feels supportive. Arriving in stillness and returning to the breath.
I am originally from Los Angeles and was born into a diverse family of Mexican and European Jewish decent. I enjoy traveling and exploring new places just as much as getting lost in a local antique shop. I’m obsessed with music and love staying up late playing records and nerding out to my favorite artists.
Kim Louvin is a southerner who lives in the Pacific Northwest carrying out the legacy of her grandfather a great country music/bluegrass legend from the Grand Ole Opry. Charlie Louvin was one half of the Louvin Brothers and her Gemini nature allows her to always be reminded that each part has an equal and opposite counterpart serving its own unique role in the stories of our lifetimes. She is a mental health practitioner by daytime and a spiritually inspired yoga and mindfulness guide in the moonlight. She’s worked with people her entire adult life to help us all find our ways back home to our true selves. Through live, love, and the pursuit of logic, Kim weaves in nuggets of her favorite songs, quotes, and stories to create an experience where you’ll learn alternative meanings to “hips don’t lie,” Satan is Real, and how powerful the ever-present sentiment of “just take a deep breath” truly can be.
Kim believes in the power of yoga, writing, journaling, meditating, dancing, and getting our stuck energy out any way that we healthily can. She began teaching yoga after experiencing her own personal journey through the pandemic and being healed and held through the combination of yin yoga and journaling. She desires to share what has helped so profoundly and would love to invite you along to ride the waves with her on your own magic carpet.
Yoga is how I became in tune with my mind, body, and spirit at a deeper level. My grandfather always had a special essence about him and over the last few years, I’ve learned to embody and live into this essence through returning to writing and journaling as an integral part of my self-care routine. Yoga and Journaling have become a spiritual practice where I’ve reconnected to myself and the lessons and stories deeply encoded into me. I’ve learned to decode the stories placed on me, untangle the knots in my shoulders, and write out my version of the “how did I get here” and “why is this happening” through unweaving the patterns in my body that can only be untangled through long holds, deep stretching, and stillness of the mind. Yin Yoga has brought me through more breathtaking moments in 2020 than I’d ever imagined facing over a lifetime. Journaling has allowed me to jot down lessons, stories, and emotions in a profound way to showcase my own growth to myself, wrestle with hard truths, and document the mind-bending experiences we’ve collectively faced in 2020.