Anahata Heart Center Instructors
Jennifer Jamieson started practicing yoga in 1996. She soon noticed that practicing yoga helped her feel more calm and at ease elsewhere in life.
She completed her first YA accredited 200hr teacher training with her long time teacher, Sarahjoy Marsh, in 2007. She started teaching shortly after, and went on to complete her IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy training in 2013. Her Yoga Therapy training included accessible/adaptive yoga, restorative yoga, strength and conditioning, Ayurvedic principals, meditation, and mindfulness.
My intention is to use movement and physical expression as a tool for deeper self-inquiry and meditation. Throughout my years of practicing and teaching yoga, my relationship to the teachings have grown. What started as a physical practice has become a skill set for me that I practice on my mat to bring out into my daily life. It is a mirror where I can reflect honestly and compassionately.
Diane's cancer diagnosis ten years ago led her to become a strong advocate for healing through modalities like yoga, and meditation. Her teaching focus is to quiet the mind and let present moment awareness cultivate strength, peace and compassion. She is a yoga educator offering workshops, and training in yoga, teacher training, and yoga nidra.
Emily believes that yoga is a path toward mental, emotional, and physical resilience. She loves weaving together philosophy, anatomy, breath, and movement in her flows. Her yoga journey has evolved with her lived experience: from creating more strength; to supporting injuries as they heal; to sustaining the body through the challenging transitions of life. In her classes, she invites you to listen to what your body needs, and to answer those needs through rigor, ease, and expansion.
Amelia has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She became a certified 200 hour Hatha yoga instructor in 2011 and certified in Prenatal Yoga in 2015. She is now enrolled in her 500-hour training with SarahJoy Marsh focusing on Yoga for Healing Trauma. Amelia believes in the healing power of breathing techniques along with mindful movement to calm and soothe the soul. The path of Yoga has helped her deal with anxiety and depression, and she hopes to bring that healing energy to her students.
Wendy has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for 20 years. She is certified 200 hours YTT in Alignment Yoga and is currently completing a 500-hour YTT with Sarah Joy Marsh in Yoga for Trauma. Wendy is a certified energy healer, Reiki Master and has trained in BreathWork, Spiritual Response Technique, and Meditation practices. The founder & CEO of Eugene's Good Clean Love wellness brand and of our Anahata Center, Wendy has led several healing initiatives in the greater Eugene community.
Diane has worked with children of all ages, both in schools and at home. She is excited to work with Anahata Heart Center to help children and their parents cultivate calm, focus, awareness, and empathy while building a healthy physical practice. Diane recognizes the importance of these qualities in building a firm foundation for lifelong success, happiness, and healthy relationships. She completed Imagination Yoga teacher training in March 2017 and the Eugene Yoga Center’s 200-hour Alignment Yoga training in May 2019.
Ali believes the only prerequisite for yoga is curiosity, and not a single human on this earth is born without it. In 2010, She completed 200-hour YTT in Alachua, Fla., under the guidance of sisters Syama and Dhyana Masla at the YogaVeda School of Yoga and Ayurveda. In 2017, Ali completed a second 200-hour YTT with Libby Cox of Two Birds Yoga Training in Eugene, Oregon. Additional training includes Trauma-Informed Brain-Sensitive YTT and advanced training in Skillful Vinyasa Sequencing.
Alaina started her yoga journey more than 10 years ago after her youngest child began kindergarten. A native NYer, she caught the teaching bug a few years later after moving her family across the country to Oregon. With many trainings since, she has completed 300 hours in yoga therapy with Sarahjoy Marsh. Alaina says, “Each time I step into the room I feel students eager to move both mind and body. My goal is to lead an experience for students that will help them leave a little lighter than when they arrived.”
Robin has been helping people get stronger and rid their bodies of pain for 15 years as a Physical Therapist. In recent years, she has developed a passion for connecting to the Spirit and finding peace within through meditation, mindfulness and breath. She designed this class with a desire to bring the lessons that she teaches individual clients to a larger group: simple but profound core strengthening, lengthening along myofascial planes, and connecting inward to the breath and self with acceptance and love.