Frankie Leigh Niwot
"By providing classes that strike a balance between effort and ease, students have a chance to discover and reflect on the potent parts of their practice."
As a graduate of the 2012 Bhaktishop Yoga School, I am grateful for the opportunity to be both a teacher and a student inside these walls for many years. I have been practicing asana and meditation since my first university yoga class in 2004. In 2009, guided by Portland's talented community of teachers, I began a more dedicated practice that continues to flat out amaze me ... daily! I am inspired and humbled by the pure beauty of yoga practice, with all of it's intricacies, challenges and nooks and crannies to explore. As a teacher, I am committed to an ongoing refinement of my style and skills in order to meet the ever evolving world of yoga and to meet the needs of my students. By providing classes that strike a balance between effort and ease, students have a chance to discover and reflect on the potent parts of their practice. This balance gives my classes a focus on strength and stability with a nurturing undercurrent. Using visualization and mindbody connection, the guided breath brings the postures to life, while building familiarity with a deep steadiness that is useful on and off the mat.
Outside of teaching, I am a Nutritional Therapist at Watershed Wellness, where I am passionate about bringing people closer to their relationship with food and a deep sense of well-being. I am an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and a student of the 500 hour Yoga Medicine Teacher Training, which fosters my passion for yoga's effect on our optimal health. I am also an ongoing student of Inner Body Yoga with Todd Jackson. A forever student, in love with life and all of it's offerings.