Our Yoga Instructors
While Megan has practiced yoga on and off since her teenage years, it wasn’t until she began attending regular classes at the Orcas Mandala Yoga Studio in October 2014 that she became a dedicated student on the path of Yoga. After practicing under the teachings of Djuna Mascall for a year, Megan felt the call to deepen her practice and began pursuing a teaching certification through Prajna Yoga. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from Prajna Yoga in November 2016 after attending training sessions on Orcas Island with Djuna and in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Tias and Surya Little. Megan aims to invite the qualities of mindfulness and curiosity throughout the practice of the yoga postures to encourage students to deeply connect with their own inner wisdom and insight.
Flow yoga is a style of yoga where each movement in to or out of a posture is made on an inhalation or exhalation, so the yoga unites the breath with the movement in a choreographed sequence. The flowing movements may be combined with some longer holds of certain postures.
Michael is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Trauma Specialist with a private practice on Orcas Island. He came to the practice and teaching of Yoga Nidra through his work in healing the physically held memories of overwhelming past events. He was first introduced to Yoga concepts in 1979 and continues a personal Hatha Yoga practice. He teaches the iRest® form of Yoga Nidra for its safety, accessibility, and ability to enhance any other personal growth practice by bringing attention to the practitioner’s current state of being without requiring any particular belief or cultural context. He is designated an iRest Teacher in Training level 1 by the Integrative Restoration Foundation.
It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is worth 3 hours of normal sleep!
You will lie down or sit in a comfortable position while the practitioner guides you through a series of meditative visualizations designed to relax your whole body and being.
Gentle and Perfect for all ages and levels of fitness
- Post-traumatic Stress
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Many other Health Benefits!
Joshua Jacobs first discovered yoga back in 2012 at a music festival called Lightning in a Bottle, and instantly fell in love with the practice. Coming from a background of athletics, kinesiology, and nutritional study; yoga was a complete approach to health and wellness that he had never experienced before. Since then, Joshua has been practicing yoga nearly every day! He has developed a style that blends the energy of Vinyasa flow, the stillness of Hatha poses, and the depth of Restorative yoga.
Joshua completed his 200 hour teacher training in July of 2018 at Wild Thing Yoga in Bend, OR. He has been giving private/partner sessions and teaching regular classes ever since. When you attend one of Joshua’s classes; come prepared to move your body, ground your spirit, open your heart, and elevate your mind.
Come find the balance between strength and grace at Doe Bay Yoga Studio’s all-levels Vinyasa class, taught by Joshua Jacobs. We will explore our flowing movement of the body, as well as diving into certain poses for deeper and more restorative stretches. Wednesday’s class is an active energy flow, while Friday mornings are slower and more relaxed.
Rusty is a 9 year practicing Acro-yogi with 15 years of yoga practice. He has traveled extensively through Europe, Asia and India sharing this partner practice as a therapeutic, social purpose and circus-based offering. His love for the practice comes through in his offerings with his awareness of the neurological system and its connection to the physical body.
Cultivate empowerment and confidence in your body, while working with the dynamics of physical and emotional balance. The practice of AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of Acrobatics and the loving-kindness of Thai massage.
Challenge your perception of what’s possible. Through this playful partner practice, you will build strength and flexibility, as well as trust and connection, while having fun.
This exploration of partner balancing will be geared toward therapeutic and restorative postures, partner stretching, and conscious communication with the option for more dynamic acro-balancing as suitable.
No partner required. All levels encouraged to join.