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 & Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor
Step into Kay's class for joyful instruction with useful tips and motivational "fun facts" along the way. 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 accurate instruction of technique while 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 in the hot room while expecting each of her two children, and credits her smooth pregnancies, deliveries and post-partum healing to her regular yoga practice and the health it helps her maintain. Building a Bikram yoga school has always been a dream of Kay's, 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!
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!
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!