EPY maintains the highest professional standards for yoga instruction. All of our yoga instructors are certified through Yoga Alliance approved programs. Each instructor considers teaching to be an exercise in loving-kindness, striving to be as genuine, compassionate, and helpful as possible. 


Alisha Tharp

 Yoga is a beautiful way to tend to ourselves and to find a deeper connection with our bodies and our breath. It is so easy to get lost in all of the stimulation our society has to offer, sometimes we forget to take the time to nurture ourselves. In my classes we will explore connecting our breath with our movements and practice techniques to help restore and relax both the body and mind. I am grateful to be able to share this practice with you as we work towards finding more patience, peace and compassion with ourselves. Namaste.


Jen Peterson

Wherever we are in life, yoga offers us a path not only to improved flexibility and strength, but also to smoother functioning and rejuvenation of all our bodily systems, as well as to greater mental, energetic and spiritual health.   Whether we realize it or not, we bring our whole body/mind/spirit/experience to the mat, and our practice affects every aspect of our life. As a teacher it is my goal to help each student, whatever the current circumstances of their body and their life, to develop greater physical and emotional ease, fluidity and joy. I live and teach both in Baja California Sur and in Eugene and am proud to call EPY my northwest home!


Upāsana Giglia

As a seasoned Yoga Instructor and practitioner of Ayurveda (the ancient, traditional medicine of India), it is my heart’s desire to share the profound healing power of these two beautiful, complementary modalities.  My training in AyurYoga, based on the balancing principles of Ayurveda, and my devotion to my spiritual teacher, Mata Amritanandamayi (“Amma”) are the foundation of my practice and my teaching.  I’m honored and delighted to be a part of the Everyday People Yoga community!


Jordan Hasha

Greetings friends! Yoga for me has been a way to deepen the knowledge of my own inner self. It brings our awareness away from the outer extremities of the world, allowing us to instead focus on the breath and movements within our bodies. During my classes, I emphasize synchronizing breath awareness with fluid and controlled movements that make up a powerful, yet playful flow.


Colin Taylor

Om Namah Shivaya! The path of Yoga is taking me on a lifelong journey into the vast treasures of Divine Consciousness. There are moments of great challenge and profound victory in yogasana and meditation. With patience and determination, these moments become educational fractals for our daily lives. We can learn what is happening in our lives by accessing deep and persistent awareness of the energies moving through our bodies. All the tools for personal and global healing are already within us.  I am learning that Yoga can be an inward journey of liberation from suffering, yet also a collective experience of celebration and emancipation! I am grateful to share this sacred space with our ever-extending community. May all beings on Earth find lasting peace and happiness. Bless you!  Namaste.


Jordan Lindstrom-Demant

Namaste! I am honored and grateful to be a part of the Everyday People community. I have been practicing yoga for 10 years and am drawn to the practice for its mental, emotional, and physical healing power. It is truly a blessing to be able to share this gift with my community. I have completed trainings in Kundalini yoga, Yin yoga, Meditation and Pranayama, Clarity Breathwork, Clearlight Healing, Sacred Art and Yoga therapy, as well as advanced Kundalini teacher training on Vitality and Stress and Conscious Communication.  My intention in classes is to calm and quiet the mind, creating deep and lasting states of peace and vibrance.


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Jackie Lila Moon

Greetings friends. My offering is to intending to deepen the understanding of connection among all living beings.​ ​My intention is to hold profound respect for personal expression found within the unique​ qualities of each practitioner​ in their present state, allowing the structure of practice to fit individual needs.​ ​Together we find union of mind, body, breath and spirit harmonizing in a grounding way through fluid movement meditation. Strong earth energy supports our process of dropping into a very natural state of peace and ease with full awareness. Om shanti~


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Ariel Fair

Yoga is a beautiful practice for healing by connecting breath and movement. Discovering this art has changed my life in a way I could never have imagined. I wish to help spread the inner sense of peace experienced through Yoga, while continuing to grow and learn with others I meet along the way. Namaste!


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Nikki Ferguson

Namaste! I began practicing yoga as a way to quiet my mind and connect with my inner Self. I believe in the simple beauty of unifying breath with movement, and using this tool to deepen our connection to both the energetic and physical universe. I look forward to helping students discover the advantages of all that Yoga has to offer, improving the well-being of body, mind and spirit.


Kanixa Branch

Kanixa is a certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher who studied at the Himalaya Yoga Valley School in India. Kanixa has been practicing Yoga since 2011. She has a background in gymnastics and other circus arts. She has taught AcroYoga classes around the world. She is an Intuitive Tantra Practitioner , Reiki Master Healer and Teacher. Kanixa is passionate about holistic health and views Yoga as medicine for the body, mind and soul.


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Lauren Lewis

Practicing yoga has been an amazing journey of self-discovery, and I feel honored to be able to walk alongside others on this beautiful path. We are truly blessed in this human birth, and every opportunity we have to reconnect with the breath through movement can bring peace and healing. This has been my experience, and as a student of bodywork and other healing arts, yoga is an integral part of maintaining compassionate awareness and coming home to the true (yet ever-changing) self. Welcome home!


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Yogeshwar Prado

Yoga has brought me true healing, and has improved all facets of my being. At this time on the path of Self-realization, I can no longer keep the bliss of yoga to myself; I must share it with others. My intention as a yoga instructor is to help students connect with their inner teacher. I feel blessed to aid fellow seekers on their path. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti


Zoe Werthamer

The yoga practice has granted me a sense of peace; bringing awareness and intention to the body and breath. In my classes, I strive to promote openness physically, mentally, and spiritually, spreading calm and compassion through mindful instruction of breath and movement.


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Matt Shinkai Kane

I consider myself extremely lucky to have learned from extraordinary teachers during the course of 9 years of Zen practice in Japan. Throughout this time I was taught how to pass on the traditions of Zen Yoga, Zen meditation and East Asian energy work practices (Jpn. ‘kiko’). My classes teach students how to settle into the present moment, tuning in to what can release and un-lock in ourselves so that we can relax deeply. I have over 7 years of experience teaching at temples and studios in Japan, London, and the US, and am registered as an E-RYT.


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Heidi Bailey

For me, yoga has been a beautiful journey of self discovery –  a sacred path that becomes richer every day. I believe that each of us is powerful beyond measure. As a teacher and friend, I hope to support you on your path, but most of all, I hope to inspire you so that you may realize your own brilliant inner light. “You are not a drop in the ocean but the entire ocean in one single drop” – Rumi


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Soma Bhargo

Yoga is much more than a physical practice – by connecting the body, breath, and mind, we gain access to our highest Selves. Yoga is also a form of prayer: a gateway to ancient wisdom traditions. The practice of yoga develops strength, flexibility and stability on all levels of our being, allowing us to more fully share our gifts with the world. Practicing with the community at EPY has brought me personal healing and a feeling of family that I hope to share with my students. I look forward to meeting you on the mat. Namaste!


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Danni Frans

Yoga invites us to come as we are, to take part in a journey that supports our personal evolution. Learning to relax fully, uniting mind, body, and breath through conscious movement, we can open a space that allows wellness to take root and grow. I am privileged to share with you this beautiful, healing practice.


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Phoenix Desmond

Since 2007, I have been studying yoga and healing arts with Masters from the East. After a series of life-altering experiences walking in the Himalayas, I returned to the states and spent several years immersed in practice. Afterward, I was guided to become a formal teacher and make Eastern wisdom accessible to the modern Western yoga practitioner. My intention is to spread the abundance of healing energy I have received from the practice, in order to create the greatest good for the greatest number of beings. May you be blessed with perfect health, happiness, and harmony!

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