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!
Em Hill received their 200 hour training in 2017 from Sage Yoga School in Arkansas. They prioritize creative flows and setting long term goals in their own practice and teaching, while maintaining a strong focus on breath and presence in their all-level Hatha classes.
Breath and presence are at the center of my teaching method. I value creative flows and setting long term goals in my own practice and seek to bring that to others as well. I specialize in beginners classes but love teaching more intense asanas to boost confidence and self-discovery and to deepen students’ svasana.
Rise and shine with a morning flow that is sure to awaken the body for a productive day ahead. Come and enjoy the soft mornings at Doe Bay with an all levels stretch and strengthening yoga class. A sure what to start the day and put your best foot forward.
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.