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  971 NW Spruce Ave Ste 101, Corvallis, OR  |  541-224-6566  |  My Account  |

Gentle Yoga ~ Level 1


This class is taught by:

Brianne LaBauve

"What IS yoga" is a question I find myself asking daily. I learned a simple concentration practice in 2005 that lead to a daily meditation practice and studying of various spiritual texts. I began a improvisational dance practice around the same time and until about two years ago danced five days a week. I love movement, I love meditation and found a synchronicity of the two as I began practicing yoga regularly six years ago. My Asana teachers have been Pamela Maldenado in Northern California, Shiva Rea in Los Angeles and Elan Adams in Denham Springs, Louisiana. I received my 200-hr. teacher certification in Vinyasa Flow a year and a half ago in Louisiana and hope to share the vividness, passion and rejuvenation that I have discovered on the mat. My teaching style incorporates my roots in Ashtanga yoga, a new-found interest in Anusara yoga, and the fluidity and grace learned from years of dancing. I strive to meet students wherever they are at, with presence, commitment and love, and ultimately hope to serve as a guide to the teacher within.

Lisa Wells

Co-owner, Lisa Wells, PhD, ERYT500, teaches yoga, pilates, core, meditation, trauma-release and 'Making Peace with Your Body' in addition to co-managing the studio . Her 25+ years of yoga practice have taught her patience, humility and happiness. Lisa has been teaching yoga since 2000. She received her PhD in Geology from Stanford University and in her current incarnation as yoga teacher has been called 'a geographer of the body.' Lisa's yoga classes are for your whole being, as she believes there is no separation between body, mind and spirit.  Her philosophy is grounded in the primacy of love.

Naomi Halpern


Naomi Halpern, RYT 200, earned her initial certification at Shanti Yoga, Nelson, B.C. in 2009 and a follow-up 100 hour certification at Freedom Yoga, Eugene, Oregon in 2011. She is also a certified Pilates Mat instructor. Naomi's practice is informed by the study of Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga, but she is most interested in working to settle our nervous systems and to deeply align body and mind. She brings to class an interest in postural alignment, philosophical study, breath awareness, and self-study through a compassionate lens. She teaches to share the joy and restfulness yoga has brought into her own life and welcomes any student of any level.
Gentle Yoga is yoga practiced at a gentle pace. Gentle Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance while reducing pain, decreasing stress, and improving overall health. This class will teach poses and body awareness with adaptations, modifications and the use of props. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for those new to yoga, those wishing to practice at a slower place, and those with injuries and movement limitations. Students should be able to independently get from the standing to the floor and back. Meditation and savasana bound the practice

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Sep 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Dean Jones
  • Thu Sep 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Brianne LaBauve
  • Fri Sep 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Mon Sep 25 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Tue Sep 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern
  • Wed Sep 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Dean Jones
  • Thu Sep 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern
  • Fri Sep 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Mon Oct 02 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Nancy Rosenberger
  • Tue Oct 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern
  • Wed Oct 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Dean Jones
  • Thu Oct 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern
  • Fri Oct 06 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Mon Oct 09 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Tue Oct 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern
  • Wed Oct 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Dean Jones
  • Thu Oct 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern
  • Fri Oct 13 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Mon Oct 16 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Lisa Wells
  • Tue Oct 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Naomi Halpern