Annie Adamson
Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center and founder of Primal Vinyasa. She brings over a decade of experience practicing and teaching Yoga, Workshops, and Trainings. Annie’s deep love of mythology, natural movement, and the study of Earth Medicine traditions inspire her work. She is certified in Anusara, Power Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.…
Todd Vogt
Todd is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. He is a certified Anusara Inspired teacher who also holds certifications in Vinyasa Yoga and expertise in Restorative yoga. Todd’s yoga practice was born from his quest for relief from chronic low back pain. Shortly after, he moved to Portland to drum in a rock band and…
Winter Pemberton
Winter has been part of Yoga Union from its inception and her vibrant presence has been integral to the development of the community. Winter is grateful to both Annie and Todd for the opportunity to be a part of Yoga Union and for their unending support in her growth. In addition to her dedicated yoga practice,…
Chris Calarco
Chris began his yoga practice at Yoga Union and has been a part community for nearly a decade. He is the owner of The Breathe Building and over the last seven years has accumulated thousands of hours studying yoga with a diverse set of teachers including Christina Sell, Todd Jackson, Sianna Sherman, Jason Crandell, Rolf Gates, Noah…
Kate Smith
My personal experience with yoga began as a simple quest for creating physical flexibility and strength as a cross training exercise for running. While my physical body began to stretch, I found yoga began to stretch my mind and heart in an even deeper way. As a Naturopathic physician, I find that the philosophy and principles…
Annie Lawrence
Annie Lawrence has been teaching yoga since 2010. She began a regular yoga practice while living in Bolivia in 2007 during her Peace Corps service. Her yoga practice allowed her to both stay centered and connect with others, just as it does today. She completed an Alignment Based Vinyasa teacher training at the Yoga Union Community…
Natalie Gildersleeve
Natalie teaches dynamic and inspiring movement-based classes that will challenge you to maintain a steady connection to your breath and encourage your active investigation. She intelligently guides you through creative sequences and challenging flows, building strength and flexibility. Natalie's 500 hour yoga certification and alignment-based training anchors her approach to teaching mindful vinyasa yoga. She has…
Natalia Policelli
Natalia's yoga practice began in 2003 out of pure curiosity. What began as a physical practice developed into much more as she began to notice the positive effects a regular practice provided. She has participated in workshops focusing on Vinyasa and Anusara Yoga and completed the Teacher Training at the Yoga Union in 2007. Yoga has…
Kate Saul
Kate likes to create an uplifting space for you to explore your relationship to the shapes that yoga offers with heart focused intention. She teaches dynamic, flowing sequences that bring attention to the breath and connect us to our innate fluidity. There's always encouragement to be playful and not take yourself too seriously so we can…
Lisa Skaff
Lisa completed her teacher training under Annie Adamson and remains working with Annie daily. Continuing education is very important to her since our knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit are constantly evolving. She studies Yoga As Therapy with Doug Keller, has trained with numerous Iyengar instructors and is endlessly researching on her own. Playful flows…
Ingrid Diran
Ingrid completed her 200 hour teacher training under Annie Adamson in 2015. She is also studying therapeutic applications of yoga with Annie and aiding her in teacher training programs at Yoga Union. New to the practice when she first moved to Portland a few years ago, Ingrid quickly fell in love with yoga as both a…
Carly Budhram
With 15 years of dedicated studentship as the foundation of her teaching, Carly has been fortunate to study a wide variety of styles and with experienced teachers – including intensive study with Todd Jackson, Christina Sell, Sianna Sherman, and Annie Adamson of Yoga Union. She honors her teachers and the YU community for assisting the exploration…
Kate Baldwin
Kate loves working with students of all ages and varying skill levels. Upon completion of Yoga Union’s 200hr teacher training program in 2011, she found her niche working with older beginners, Seniors, and students who desire a simple, easy-on-the-joints style of yoga. Kate is the director of the Gentle Yoga Program at Yoga Union, guiding chair…
Star Studonivic
Star loves working with students of all ages and varying skill levels. She trained and completed her teacher training with Annie Adamson at Yoga Union. Her passion is working with the differently abled and seniors as, after all, she lives in a 70 year old body. As a senior, her approach to movement and asana modification…
Em MaBelle
Em MaBelle first studied Hatha with Holiday Johnson over 25 years ago, but delved deeply into a committed practice just 9 years ago. She sees the healing and transformational effects of a steady practice in her own life, and aspires to share that with others. She is grateful for her teacher, Annie Adamson, who encouraged her…
Shalom Mayberg
For over 10 years, Shalom Mayberg has been helping people from all over the world relax, heal, and find overall balance in order to live a healthier life. He uses traditional healing modalities, which are practical and useful; such as a combination of energy work, intuitive touch, yoga, and meditation. These techniques help to release emotional…
Ivy Katz
Ivy is an experienced yoga teacher as well as a somatic based psychotherapist. She loves helping her students take what they receive from their yoga practice and integrate it into their everyday lives. She has a passion and excitement for working with teens as well as adults. Ivy is an internationally recognized teacher trainer for the…
Anna Mitra
Anna Mitra is an Oregon-native yoga teacher. Her intention as a teacher is to be of service to any searching soul, a resource for exploration, empowerment, and play; for anyone interested in creating or deepening their relationship to the full-spectrum practice of yoga, and in discovering the magic they hold within their body.  Anna found yoga early in…