Hey! I'm April.
I teach yoga classes based out of Portland, Oregon -- everything from flowing vinyasa to slower-paced and gentle classes.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan and I've also spent some time living in Melbourne (Australia). I moved to Portland in 2014 and started teaching yoga at that time, too.
I love to move, dance and run. I really enjoy terrible jokes, good books, and great music.
(People ask me all the time what Doom Metal Yoga is -- its simple! It's the same as any other yoga class, some breathing and intention setting and movement... we just play a dark heavy slow soundtrack! Check it out on YouTube or join us on Zoom!)
I live by the following rules:
Move every day.
Do things you kind of suck at.
Laugh at yourself.
Never stop seeking joy.
My credo for teaching is from Galileo Galilei...
"We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves."
Let's discover stuff together.
500 e-RYT, YACEP
The alphabet soup listed above are my certifications through Yoga Alliance. They mean I have over 2000 hours of teaching, over 500 hours of training as a teacher, and I am qualified to teach continuing education to other yoga teachers.
I have training in teaching many styles of yoga, including Vinyasa, Hatha, the Ashtanga primary series, Yin, Restorative, Gentle, and Chair Yoga.
I also have training and experience working with Seniors, children and teens, and moms-to-be.