• just liz, please.

    I believe in truth, kindness, and miracles.

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    Life humbly ushered me to a yoga class, and one Friday evening my life forever changed. In a room with 200 strangers I moved, breathed, sweat, and surrendered. I had no idea what I was doing, yet walked home that evening and thought, "Whatever THAT was, thank you." For the first time in a long time I felt at home. Fast forward to today and now my heartfelt intention is for all beings to feel at home in their body, on this earth, and in this lifetime. 

     

    I believe teaching is a conversation, not a monologue. I am here to see you and be with you with an open heart, open eyes, and open palms. I teach from a relevant and practical foundation while weaving in wisdom teachings, subtle body awareness, energetics, mantra, and mudra. I believe in our collective consciousness and universal heart and tap into both to teach and guide. Caveat: I am also drawn to levity and absurdity, as laughter is real good medicine.

     

    In January of 2020, my partner Greg and I opened Love Bird Yoga in downtown Redmond, Oregon and bring yoga, meditation, and healing arts - in many forms and styles - to our sweet and thriving town. We believe everyone has unique gifts to share, and we celebrate every person who walks through our door. Our mission at Love Bird Yoga is for all sentient beings to be happy, healthy, and free from suffering. And for all sentient beings to be seen, valued, respected, and know love.

     

    My daily intention

    I bow to the path and practices of yoga.

    May my words, thoughts, efforts, and actions

    bring forth more truth and more kindness

    to our shared and collective world.

  • classes | mentorship

    I am here to serve.

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    Classes

    Monday

    11:00am-12:00pm Foundations

     

    Tuesday 

    9:00-10:15am Mellow Flow

    4:30-5:30pm Flow & Restore

     

    Saturday

    9:00-10:15am Flow & Restore

     

    All classes through Love Bird Yoga.

    Click here to sign up.

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    Mentorship

    Are you a student or teacher of yoga (i.e LIFE) ready to move forward on your path, yet not sure what steps to take? Through a series of meet-ups or Zoom calls, we'll explore your foundation (where you are right now), and your freedom (where you want, dream, desire to be). This may mean breaking down your foundation, exploring all the parts, and rebuilding.

    I'm here to support you moving in the direction of your dreams and becoming an aware and empowered teacher, human, friend, partner - full of grace and strength.

    My guidance includes yoga and meditation, mantra & mudra, book/podcast/reading recommendations, pranayama exercises, journaling prompts, and buckets of love.

     

    To schedule or ask questions, click here to message me.

     

  • Ayurveda: Consultation and Personalized Guidance

    Ayurveda is the oldest, continuous, prevention-based approach to health and wellness in the world - rooted in the understanding of and attunement to the natural world and one's internal nature. Through a series of two sessions, we'll work together to identify your natural make-up (your constitution) and identify areas of deficiency, imbalance, or excess. I'll guide you to vibrancy and optimal health with lifestyle, routine, and dietary guidance. Our time may include cooking, journaling, discussions, and/or breath & movement practices.

     

    To schedule or ask questions, click here to message me.

     

    $308 for Love Bird Yoga members | $388 non-members
    *Includes pre-work, two 75-90 minute sessions, and a personalized guidebook of your constitution and summary of our work together.*
  • workshops | trainings | retreats

    Let's learn, grow, and evolve together.

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    From Earth to Sky: Love Bird Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

    Next training begins Fall 2025

    Yoga is a healing practice and after 5,000+ years it is still purposeful, relevant, and needed now more than ever. At its core, studying yoga is the study of life and self. Our time together will be spent understanding and embodying the 5 great elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space. You will peal away layers, discover your truth, and learn how to offer your gifts and inner illumination to the world. This is a Yoga Alliance approved training.

    **Click here for details.**

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    Baja 2025: Invitation to Grace

    Januray 3rd - 8th, 2025 *registration opens soon*

     

    **Click here for details from the previous Baja retreat.**

     

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    The Space Between: A Semi-Silent Retreat

    June 21th - 23th, 2024: Green Rock Retreat Center

    “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor Frankl

    The element and energy of space (akasha) and quietude offer the gifts of reflection, digestion, and integration of life. This weekend is offered as a mindful exploration of silence and space as a means to connect, or re-connect, to your inner light and internal wisdom.

    **Click here for details and registration.**

     

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    Embody: A Yoga & Ayurveda Immersion

    October 17th - 20th, 2024: Hood River, OR

    Join me for a 4 day / 3 night immersive experience to embody the practices of Yoga and the wisdom of Ayurveda. Our time together includes: daily asana, meditation, and pranayama, workshops, a guided hike, and ample time to rest, create, explore. This is an intimate offering, registration is limited to 8. All retreaters will receive an Ayurveda self-care kit upon arrival. Accomodations: spacious living and learning in a beautiful 5400 sq. foot property, private rooms available, hot tub on site, all overlooking the rolling hills of the Hood River Valley. **Click here for details and registration.**

  • credentials

    E-RYT500 + YACEP

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    200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

    Heart of the Cascades, 2011

    Rolf Gates Yoga, 2014

    Namaspa School of Yoga, 2016

     

    300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

    Janet Stone Yoga, 2018

     

    Path of Devotion, 108 Hour Trainings with Janet Stone Yoga

    Esalen, Fall 2019

    Mandala Springs, Fall 2020

    Columbia Gorge, upcoming

     

    Additional Training with Janet Stone Yoga

    Myth and Mantra, 2019

    Teaching a Healing Tempo, 2019

    Living the 8 Limbs, 2018

    *I am a mentor under Janet Stone and can guide you to offerings, trainings, workshops, and retreats within the Janet Stone Yoga School. More about Janet's offerings can be found here.*

     

    200 Hour Foundations of Ayurveda

    Kripalu School of Ayurveda, 2023

     

    40 Hour Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman

    Accessible Yoga School, 2023

     

    Healing Touch with Dawn Warnaca

    Level 1, 2023

     

    Etc.

    School of Life: I've climbed some mountains and fallen face first into a few gutters,

    1976 - present.

  • commitments

    Intentions in action.

    I am committed to making yoga accessible for all and every. I offer discounts and scholarships for classes, retreats, and trainings for anyone whom finances are a roadblock.

     

    I am committed to collaboration, not competition. I chose to collaborate with woman-owned businesses and non-profits. Let's meet for tea or coffee and talk about how we can work with and support one another.