Greg McDonald

Greg is a yogi, family man, and coffee lover based out of Vancouver, Washington. His teaching style marries breath work, meditative moments, and various styles of asana to promote vitality within the energetic and physical bodies. He is passionate about gently inviting movement into daily life and especially enjoys sharing Kundalini inspired concepts.

Coming from a 17 year career in graphic design, Greg’s passion for yoga revolutionized how he designed his life and wellness. After exploring low back pain within his own body through yoga, teacher training was the natural progression so that he could become a vessel to share the wisdom that brought him relief.

“A failure is only a step on the way to your success.” - Yogi Bhajan

Jenessa Stark

Jenessa is a Pacific Northwest native, foodie, wellness fanatic, and big time dreamer. After discovering that yoga, meditation and proper diet helped to manage her anxiety, she aims to help others discover these essential life tools. Her approach is to do no harm and enjoy the growth that naturally follows.

Teaching a range of levels of yoga is just the surface of Jenessa's interest in the art of thriving. Her classes explore the anatomy of the physical body organically through Hatha yoga concepts. Without force and with precision she guides alignment of the body, control of the breath, and calming of the mind.

Jenessa earned her 200 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification from The Lotus Seed in 2013. Since then she has completed a 100 hour immersion learning advanced techniques from Irene Pappas and Daniel Rama, taken anatomy courses, and attended workshops on adaptations for older adults, pranayama, and Ayurveda.

“Nothing can be forced. Receptivity is everything.” - BKS Iyengar


Guest instructors

Guest instructors will enrich your training experience in areas of their expertise such as anatomy, ayurveda, and philosophy.

Susan Bass - Ayurvedic Educator

We're told early in life that we each have a purpose.  To me someone's purpose is their soul's deepest desire, their gift to share with the world. For some, discovering what that is might happen with ease. For most of us, the dream reveals itself slowly if we can first create the environment for it to flower. That's why I do this work today!

The dream of who I could be and what that could look like was revealed to me a little at a time through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. These teachings created fertile ground for my dreams to break through the darkness, and to see the light of day.

I studied at The Kripalu School of Ayurveda, The Ayurvedic Institute and The Institute of Digestive Health, as well as worked as the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist in a Panchakarma clinic to complete over three thousand hours of study in Ayurveda, Yoga and Nutritional Consulting. Since then, I've led hundreds of motivated souls to explore what it feels like to have a body/mind/soul that isn't raging war against itself.

Suzanne Reynolds - LMT teaching Functional Anatomy

I have been an instructor and campus manager at Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage in Vancouver since January 2017 and a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist and educator for over 18 years. I trained in Hawaii at the Honolulu School of Massage in 1999 and attended Evergreen College of Healing Arts in Vancouver Washington in 2009. I have been teaching anatomy/physiology and massage modalities in workshops and vocational colleges since 1999.

My specialties include integrated deep tissue, working with injuries and various conditions, Swedish, pre/postnatal massage, pediatric and infant massage, sports massage, chair massage, and working with those with special needs. Also, I am a Level 1 Reiki practitioner. I have studied and strongly believe in the body/mind connection which I bring into all my massage and instruction. My style of massage is an integration of modalities and techniques to make each client's massage a unique experience.

I fully believe that massage can heal the body, soothe the mind, and restore one's spirit. Massage therapy is the best way to de-stress and let go of worries along with aches and pains, and an excellent complement to other therapies.

More guest instructors to be added.


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