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    Michele Loew

    Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Vajra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga

    Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher's teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr & 500 hr long time yoga schools and her ability to impart the deeper philosophical & esoteric aspects of yoga, while bringing in cutting edge modern science & kinesiology into the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation.  She is also the director of the Vajra Yoga Teacher Training that she co-teaches with Robert A.F. Thurman at Menla in New York.  

    She has studied and taught avidly since 1998, working extensively wtih the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions as well as the Himalayan masters in the Sri Vidya lineage.  Since 2014, she has been practicing the Tibetan Vajrayana yogas of Kalachakra, Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini, and integrating the Buddhist tantric practices with those in Hatha Yoga, seeing both as powerful, and not separate, extensions of one another.  Her trainings on Yoga Nidra and the Sleep Yogas are an impassioned synthesis of all of these yogic traditions.  

    Michele is known for her keen observation skills and her ability to guide a student towards aligning the physical and energetic body through the use of expert hands-on assists, intelligent verbal cues, and meditative insight.  She brings to her teaching a warm, joyful, and engaging style that reflects her own internal understanding of the practice.  

    She honors the lineage of teachers she comes from and bows to her long time Hatha Yoga teacher Richard Freeman for elucidating the middle path with the utmost clarity and compassion.  To Robert A.F. Thurman, her beloved principle teacher in Buddhist studies, and to her root guru, HH The Dalai Lama, the deepest bow for empowering her in the anuttara yogas. 

    Follow her on FB and Instagram:  @micheleloew

    503-869-1660 | michele@theyogaspace.com

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    Ian LeMasters

    Vinyasa, Acro Yoga

     Ian discovered the practice of Yoga in 2011 while seeking a physical routine to stay in shape for his field work as an Archaeologist in Latin America. His practice quickly grew to incorporate mental and spiritual connotations as well, and in 2013 he completed his 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Yoga under Tiffany Maloney in Beaumont, Texas. His classes are a Vinyasa-based Asana practice that aim to find the connection of Mind, Body, and Breath while exploring the joy of being present in motion. Being an avid lover of movement culture, Ian also completed an Acroyoga Teacher training under Daniel Scott in 2016, a.k.a. The Yoga of Trust, and offers a teaching style that emphasizes the power of human connection with a personal motto: "To show how healing the art of play can be when done through a space of mindful connection".

    409-656-6465 | Ian.LeMasters@yahoo.com

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    Allie Lyon

    Vinyasa, Flow & Restore

    Allie is an abstract artist originally from New York, and has been heavily influenced by the practice of yoga. After noticing the self healing aspects yoga has to offer, she decided to deepen her practice in 2016, diving into Michele Loew’s 200 hour training (and currently, the 500 hour program.) Her classes focus on an integrated blend of Vinyasa flow, breath centered moving meditation, and restorative practices. Her passion is to create a space for people to reconnect with themselves, deepen their awareness, and navigate the practice physically and mentally: on and off the mat. Yoga has shined a light on the power of the present moment: whatever you are seeking, already lies within. 


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    Allison Duckworth

    Vinyasa, Prana Flow Yoga

    Allison is passionate about breath centered movement. She utilizes asana class as a form of moving meditation. She creates a fun and compassionate space for students to explore and grow their yoga practice. Her intention is to empower students on the mat so they can share their gifts with the greater community. She began practicing yoga while attending college in 2000. After graduating she lived aboard a sailboat with her now husband. This very simple and pure existence, deeply in tune with the surrounding elements, allowed her to nurture her path of living yoga. In 2006 she completed a 200 hour Integral yoga teacher training. She found Prana Flow® yoga during this time and immediately felt deeply connected. In 2010 she completed her 500 hour teaching certificate in Prana Flow® with Shiva Rea. This transformational experience cultivated deep community and broadened her understanding of yoga to include the embodiment of yoga, energetic alignment, ayurveda, and tantra.  She has continued to deepen her life as a living sadhana. Allison is currently a mentor for the Samudra School of Living Yoga.

    410-699-1798 | allison.n.duckworth@gmail.com

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    Lockett Taylor

    Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga

    Lockett began practicing yoga in 1998. Walking out of her first class ever, she thought to herself, "Well I guess I'll do that for the rest of my life...." She went on to study Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga extensively with Timo Jimenez here in Portland, and completed teacher training and advanced teacher training with Tias Little in Santa Fe. Her practice and teaching reflect her experience with those traditions, as well as the broader creativity of Vinyasa yoga. In Lockett's classes you will be guided to work at your own pace towards balancing strength and flexibility while cultivating breath and mindfulness through a continuous flow. She believes yoga is a practice of patience and determination, an increasingly subtle balancing between effort and ease. Lockett also teaches Restorative yoga in which quiet supported poses work to restore energy, provide healing, reduce stress and soothe the mind.

    971-570-3702 | lockettallbritton@hotmail.com

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    Lauren Bozarth

    Dynamic Vinyasa

    Lauren discovered the practice of Yoga while living in NYC in 2005. Seeking a space to calm her mind in a city that never sleeps, her practice quickly manifested into a deep passion that provided balance, inspiration, and ease in her day-to-day life. Upon moving to Portland in 2015, Lauren immediately became an embedded member of the Yoga Space community, where she decided to take her practice to the next level with teacher training. Having completed both her 200 and 300 hour training with the renowned Michele Lowe, Lauren became a regular teacher at the Yoga Space upon her graduation in 2018. Blending dynamic movement with the importance of breathwork and alignment queues, Lauren's creative and playful flows are designed for all levels of practice. And, as an avid lover of music, she pairs her in-person classes with expertly curated rhythmic experiences that will help you stay present and stay moving.


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    Kristine Yan

    Slow Flow, Yin

    Kristine is an interdisciplinary artist and life-long learner that approaches the practice with a curious beginner’s mind and sincere heart. Her first introduction to yoga was in 2005, it wasn’t until ten years later when she found roots in Taoism with Qi Gong and meditation in which a steady practice was formed. The sprouts of a flourishing yoga practice took shape with a passion at The Yoga Space in 2018. She is eternally honored and humbled by the infinite perspectives of her teachers from a range of lineages. Kristine is a certified graduate of Michele’s 200, 500hr and Yoga Nidra studies. Currently, she is pursuing a teacher certification in a two-year program for mindfulness within the secular setting with focusing on Diversity & Inclusion.

    Kristine brings a unique blend of Yoga asana with Taoist energy work to her Slow Flow class and mindfulness techniques for personal inquiry to her Yin Yoga class. Her devotion to the practice is to share and connect meaningful experiences for students; using focused breath to move into ever-deepening awareness and grounding within our mental, emotional and physical fields. She encourages students to explore their own path at their own pace, offering a safe space to show up as you are with kindness, compassion, and gratitude. 

    You can find her creating artwork, making playlists, exploring nature, reading, and very likely playing with her Japanese Bobtail cat.


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    Robi Wood

    Vinyasa, Hatha

    Robi began studying asana and philosophy with Michele Loew in January 2020, just before the pandemic. Although she had a dedicated meditation practice for years prior, it wasn’t until The Yoga Space that Robi committed whole heartedly to her asana practice. Robi completed her 200hr and 500hr TTs with Michele in 2021, and continues to study Vajrayoga and Tibetan Buddhism with Michele Loew and Robert Thurman.

    Yoga unites the many worlds Robi inhabits: poetry, somatic healing, philosophy, astrology, and community. Robi’s classes blend the intelligence of the Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage with gentleness and affection for the body that arises in restorative practices. Her classes encourage students to deepen their intimacy with themselves as they create and dissolve shapes with those around them. This Cancerian approach culminates in hatha and vinyasa classes that invite students to welcome themselves back home to their embodiment.


    As a queer person, Robi continues to learn and develop yogic language that is non-binary and body-affirming. Her classes are open-hearted and welcoming to all identities, expressions, and body types. It is Robi's wish to welcome and represent those outside of the mainstream world of yoga, by creating an open and accepting place for them and their practice. She is so grateful to Michele Loew and The Yoga Space for sharing this vision.


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    Rayne LaFleur

    Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Slow Flow, Restorative

    Rayne is a 500hr Yoga Alliance Teacher graduate and manager at The Yoga Space. She finds a deep solace in her yogic practice and seeks to share that loving-acceptance with her students. She teaches classes for all walks of life, from individuals working towards rehabilitation, to young children.

    Rayne provides classes that allow space for her students to embody and empower themselves, to gain confidence, and find peace with their individuality.

    Rayne offers all levels and styles of yoga, but is most attuned to Vinyasa Flow.

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