We are your neighborhood Mom n' Pop hot yoga shop! As a family-owned and operated small business, we've hand-picked our staff to give you the very best experience, inside the hot room and out. Our warm, friendly instructors are highly trained to give you clear instruction and helpful guidance for your personal yoga practice. Here's a smush more about us:
Kay Dover, Studio Director & Lead Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor
Step into Kay's class and prepare to be the most powerful version of yourself. Before becoming a Bikram yoga instructor, she was a Montessori teacher, an English teacher, a wildland firefighter, and a student of dance and language. Kay's experience in education feeds her approach to teaching yoga, which is to provide precise instruction complemented by holding a loving space for students to have their struggles and celebrate their success. Kay has been practicing Bikram yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2013. She practiced Rajashree's Pregnancy Yoga 5-6 days a week throughout her first pregnancy with little Alva and credits her smooth pregnancy and delivery to her regular practice and healthy lifestyle. (Now expecting her second child, she's enjoying another easy and happy prenatal adventure, thanks to Rajashree's Pregnancy Yoga! Building a Bikram yoga studio has always been a dream of hers, and she's super excited to share this amazing practice with her favorite neighborhood: St. Johns.
Orlo Flock, Studio Director & Cheerleader
When Orlo grins at you from behind the desk, you feel like you're a cherished friend he's been expecting! This guy is passionate about living life, and about helping you live yours in the most enjoyable way. While you're in class (if he's not practicing beside you in his snazzy shorts) Orlo works hard to maintain the clean and lovable environment we treasure. Ask him anything! If he doesn't have the answer, he'll find it for you. Orlo's background includes everything from breaking mustangs in the high desert, wildland firefighting, loss prevention, radio disc jockey-ing, entrepreneur-ing, being a seasoned army combat medic and real estate investing. No matter what he's doing to bring home the bacon, Orlo always places a priority on a healthy life and beautiful relationships. His wife and co-studio-owner Kay introduced him to Bikram yoga, and he fell immediately in love with its simplicity and consistency, Since then he has had a mighty hankering to bring the power of this practice to his friends, family, and his neighbors in St. Johns. He's so glad it's happening here with you!
Lil' Alva Flock, Mascot & Shoe-Reorganizer
Alva is our Official Cuteness Officer and Studio Mascot! She was born in September 2015, after attending hundreds of Bikram yoga classes inside her mom's belly! Some of her favorite things are climbing on the desk, pouring her own kombucha and sweaty people grinning at her. She loves hanging out at the studio with her mom and dad, and she's going to love meeting you!
Derek Cummings, Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor
Come to Derek's class for warm-hearted instruction that will challenge and encourage you to nudge your personal edges. Derek took his first Bikram yoga class in 1998 in San Francisco- he couldn’t even touch his knees, let alone his toes! He weighed nearly 300 pounds, drank and smoked heavily, had skyrocketing blood pressure, cholesterol, and major depression. With regular practice, Derek got sober, dropped 100 pounds, and got his healthy life back - Bikram yoga was the key! He attended Bikram Teacher training in Fall 2002. Along with his wife, Suzanne, he was Co-owner/Director of 3 successful Bikram Yoga studios for over 14 years in the Portland area. Now, in addition to teaching this wonderful and healing series, Derek enjoys spending time with his family and working with special needs kids in the Portland Public School system. He can't wait to see you in class soon!
Adam Roper, Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor
For instruction with a sense of humor and a friendly push to do your best, give Adam's class a try! Adam discovered Bikram Yoga in NYC at the end of his freshman year of college in 2002. His first class was challenging to say the least. But he stuck with it and saw almost immediately huge changes and growth from the 90-minute practice. Adam attended Bikram's Teacher Training in 2004 and started teaching full time the moment he graduated. In 2008, Adam opened Bikram Yoga Harlem in upper Manhattan. In 2016 he sold his studio to relocate to the Pacific Northwest in search of a less stressful lifestyle and more liveable city. Adam is overjoyed to be a part of the Portland yoga community and looks forward to seeing you in his class. Adam wants everyone to remember that being a good listener is all you need to be "good at" yoga!
Brandi Trella, Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor
Come to Brandi's class for a calm voice and helpful alignment cues. With a background in dance, contortion and massage, she has a deep understanding of anatomy and how the body works, which comes through in her teaching. Brandi fell in love with Bikram yoga from her very first class, and as soon as she learned about Teacher Training she knew she had to go! She graduated from the Fall 2009 Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Las Vegas, began teaching as soon as she returned home and has been enjoying every minute of it since then. Her teaching has allowed her to meet tons of amazing people and travel to some awesome places, including Jakarta, Indonesia; Bali, Indonesia; Providence, Rhode Island; and of course Portland, Oregon. She practiced Rajashree's Pregnancy Yoga throughout her healthy pregnancy with her son, and is very glad she did. Brandi's favorite part of teaching is helping students take back control of their health.
Cally Freggiaro, Studio Assistant
Cally enjoys interacting with others and being the best Studio Assistant she can be! She moved to Portland from Las Vegas two years ago and has never looked back. She is happy to call Portland her home! Cally has taken Bikram and hatha yoga classes for several years and earned her black belt in Tang Soo Do. She loves going on adventures in her 4Runner, BIG Bessie, and taking pictures. She earned her degrees at UNLV in Communications and Photography. Her fun-loving, energetic, bubbly attitude will make you feel welcomed right away. Ask Cally about anything around the studio, she gets her kicks out of helping you have the best experience possible!