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. 


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.


Valerie Morris

I was introduced to yoga in the late 70’s during my undergraduate years, but did not begin a regular practice until 8 years ago after a serious accident. I needed to recover, and yoga was there for me at a critical time. Since then, yoga has brought so much benefit to my life! Giving my Self space to be nurtured has allowed expansion of thought, heart and soul. I teach yoga because I love the way I feel when I practice. While teaching, I offer a practice that will challenge participants to grow from a safe and sustainable platform. I focus on setting up postures thoughtfully and craft my sequences carefully. I encourage students to disregard judgments or comparisons. One of the best lines I’ve ever read comes from a studio wall in Brisbane, Australia: “It doesn’t matter how deeply you go into a pose, what matters is who you are when you get there.”

I’ve been a classroom teacher, gymnastics coach, fitness professional, program manager, people manager, and department head. I’m a fan of rock climbing, surfing, skydiving, mountain biking, snow riding, and camping. I love to learn, and have 3 degrees – BS in Physical Education from UO, Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Canberra (Australia) and MS in Health Education from Portland State, and am currently working on a certification in MindBody Medicine.

As the home studio for my 200 hour YTT, EPY holds a very special place in my heart. I love the feeling of peace that washes over me every time I step in the space.


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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 & Thomas Moore

Kanixa and Thomas are certified Ashtanga Yoga Teachers who studied at the Himalaya Yoga Valley School in India. Kanixa has been practicing Yoga since 2011 and Thomas has practiced Yoga since 2012, they both have a background in gymnastics and other circus arts. Together they have taught AcroYoga classes around the World. Kanixa is an Intuitive Tantra Practitioner , Reiki Master Healer and Teacher. Thomas is a certified YogaSlacker and Bodyworker with a focus in Thai massage. Kanixa and Thomas are passionate about holistic health and view Yoga as medicine for the body, mind and soul..


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Denise Massey

I believe that yoga is truly a divine gift to humanity. The philosophy and teachings of yoga provide us with the tools necessary for healing ourselves. My own personal healing and transformation through this beautiful, ancient practice over the last ten years has inspired me to teach so that I can help others to find strength and flexibility in their bodies, to center and quiet the mind, and to nurture the spirit. I hope to spread the bliss among all and any who seek!


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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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Austin 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 Zola

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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Susan Goldberg

Susan (RYT 500) leaves her ego at the door when she teaches yoga. Her classes are powerful, playful, and heartfelt. She completed her 500 hour Vinyasa Flow training with Tracey Rich and Ganga White of the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara California and has also completed advanced training with Ana Forrest and Max Strom. She loves connecting with people and helping them to regain that sense of freedom and aliveness in their bodies, minds and spirits!


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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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