Kristine Backes, M.A., RYT-500

 Kristine holds a 200 hour yoga teaching certificate in alignment-focused hatha yoga from Amrita: a sanctuary for yoga in Portland, Oregon; and a 500 hour teaching certificate in Ashtanga yoga from Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India, and is also certified through Yoga Warriors, International. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance, and has been teaching since 2008. She received her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2009. She is currently studying Ayurvedic healing through the Vedic Institute.

Kristine's yoga teaching focuses on alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and mindfulness. She does not adhere to any one lineage in her teaching, but draws from the several schools of yoga that she has studied. Kristine works to help each student modify the postures for his or her individual needs. 





Margarita Castro

Margarita began receiving the gift of yoga over a decade ago and has been teaching for 5 years.  She received her 200 hour teacher training certificate in alignment-focused hatha yoga from Amrita, and went on to complete a year long teaching apprenticeship. She is currently training in Hakomi, a mindfulness based, body centered psychotherapy.

Margarita’s classes are thought provoking, heart expanding and invigorate the body. She is inspired by yoga’s ability to reconnect us to our inherent beauty and wisdom. She constructs class around a theme, and selects asanas that build to a peak pose, supported by breath and alignment.  She approaches her work with enthusiasm, gentleness, and curiosity.



Karin Parramore, LAc, CA

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Karin graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine with a Masters in Oriental Medicine. She teaches Qigong in the Jin Jing Gong lineage, which focuses on tendon strength and is deeply centering.