Bridgeport Village

Amanda Marchbanks

Corepower Yoga

Amanda’s mantra, “Make it to your mat.” Amanda, a once stressed-out and overworked executive, is a firm believer the practice of yoga changes a person, she is living proof. “People say that if you do the practice, it will transform your life. It is difficult to believe, but it is so TRUE.” Amanda followed her heart and completed her first teacher training with CorePower Yoga in the winter of 2011. After graduation, she bid farewell to her executive-desk life and joined the CorePower Yoga team … she has never looked back! Today, she is a part of the CorePower Yoga Management team and leads CorePower Yoga’s Hot and Hot Power Fusion Teacher Training. Amanda is a relatable, down to earth instructor who thrives when teaching beginners. She gives back to her students with... Read the profile >>

Angela Patrick

Bikram Yoga West Linn

Angela Patrick has practiced Bikram yoga since 2006 and has taught since 2009. In 2004, she fractured her spine while training her horse. In the three years before she found Bikram yoga she experienced a lot of pain left over from her injury. She tried all sorts of pain relief methods, none of which worked until she found Bikram yoga. Angela took over as studio owner of Bikram Yoga West Linn in 2012. "It has saved my life both physically and mentally. Yoga continues to challenge me and I am always learning. I am able to do things I never would have thought possible. It really is never too late nor are you too young, old or sick to start over and begin again. I have seen many breakthroughs as a teacher and am grateful for the opportunity to guide students through their practice. Thank... Read the profile >>

Antje Fimmel

Twist Sports Conditioning

Call it working out, call it exercise, call it health and fitness- whatever the label, it’s been a major part of Antje’s life for as long as she can remember. Having grown up in an active household and began running 10K’s and half marathons with her father while in jr. high, and later moved on to duathlons, adventure racing, and fitness competitions. Antje attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and continued to be active in fitness - taking classes in everything from karate to spin and teaching cardio kickboxing at a local gym. After school, returning to the Washington, DC spending time in the IT industry, but never losing her passion for fitness, her desire to stay healthy or her competitive drive. In May of 2010 Antje broke away from corporate America and moved... Read the profile >>

Keely Linn

Running has always been a part of my life. My mom tells me I ran as soon as I could walk. During the summers, my family lived on a fire lookout in Central Oregon where we enjoyed running in the high desert with ponderosa pines, cool breezes and warm sun. At five years of age, I ran 2.5 miles at the lookout. Crazy to think about that now. I enjoyed running through my high school years. In college, I focused on my physical therapy studies and did not return to serious running until my late 30’s. I started with shorter distances and joined different Hood to Coast teams. When I was 39, I decided to run my first marathon. Now, I love to mix travel and running. My trips have taken me to St. George to see the canyons of Bryce and Zion National parks, Big Sur with its lovely Monterey... Read the profile >>

Krystyn Strother

ClubSport Oregon and Yoga Pearl

Krystyn is a certified yoga instructor, wellness + lifestyle counselor, as well as part-time cowgirl, hiker, camper, music maker, lover of outdoor activities, including but not limited to fireside shenanigans, pancake dinners and outdoor showering. She adores all things homemade, urban gardening, waffles, Scrabble, and tropical islands. Her appetite for yoga and adventure is infectious. Krystyn's path to yoga was not unlike many others'. She began practicing in 2002 as a way to get in better shape. At first the practice was strictly physical. She didn't get the whole chanting thing and had a strong aversion to the new agey side of yoga. The physical motions of her practice came to be second nature and then, one day, with nothing for her mind to really focus on she had an a-ha... Read the profile >>

Will Moroski

Firebrand Sports & 24 Hour Fitness

You’ve probably never met a Biomedical Engineer – UC Davis (BS), University of Oxford (MS) whose intelligence is complimented with such flair and talent on his artistic side. In addition to being an engineer, Will teaches Cycle and Pyrolates at Firebrand Sports as well as Cycle at 24 Hour Fitness in Portland, OR. To Will, fitness is a way of life not just something that you check off a list. He ran Cross Country and Track & Field at UC Davis, as well as rowed Crew, ran Cross Country, and played Soccer at the University of Oxford. On top of teaching Will works as a biomedical engineer for BIOTRONIK Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of pacemakers and defibrillators. On the side he also pursues his passion for art and does sports modeling for Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited. ... Read the profile >>