My name is Adrienne. I was born and raised on a cattle ranch in rural northeast Oregon. I attended college at Oregon State University where I studied Human Development and Family Studies and swam for their women’s swim team. After injuring my rotator cuff lifting weights, I decided to try Yoga to see if it would help me heal without having surgery. Not only did my shoulder heal, but I also fell deeply in love with the practice of Yoga. I am a small-town girl at heart and once I graduated I moved back to northeast Oregon to coach a swim team and to work as a Prevention Specialist in schools. Little did I know that I would end up becoming a full-time Yoga teacher
In my 20’s and 30’s, because there were no Yoga teachers near me, I traveled to the United States, Canada, and Mexico to study Yoga with the leading teachers of the time. I brought everything I learned home with me and started teaching to others. In 2001 I opened a Yoga studio in my hometown. It became a mission of mine to give those folks living in small towns a chance to try out this healing practice. For years I worked in the rural towns surrounding me teaching weekly Yoga classes, where now, those areas all have thriving, vibrant Yoga communities. Having taught yoga for 30 years and worked as a Yoga Therapist in physical therapy centers, as well as taught Yoga Teacher Training, workshops, and retreats, I have witnessed Yoga improve many lives, including my own. My own practice still nurtures my love for life and the joy in my heart.
This past year my husband and I moved to Kansas. After graduating from college he had worked in Nebraska and Kansas and he fell in Love with the Plains. Once he retired we decided to return to Kansas. We now live in Beloit and our love for this area grows every day. I am so happy to be here and to have the opportunity to share Yoga – as a student, practitioner, and teacher.
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