Though the process of becoming a yoga teacher involves memorizing sanskrit and learning the roots and traditions of yoga, the best teachers manage to insert their own personality and teaching style into their classes. So when Michelle Ann Thielen founded Northwest Yoga Academy, she designed a teacher training that aims to help budding instructors find that sweet spot between honoring the long tradition of yoga and empowering teachers to develop their own teaching style. The school's instructors lead students through the 200- and 500-hour certification courses, as well as shorter workshops that focus on building solid foundations for a deeper yoga practice. But no matter the training, Michelle and her team work to make sure students find wholeness in mind, body, soul, and spirit.
Students should bring: Yoga mat, towel, water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Family owned and operated. Homey personal experience.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We offer hot and cold classes, keeping people interested throughout the changing seasons. Our prices are also affordable, which helps people continue working out.
When it's 105 degrees out, most people prefer to be cooling off at the pool or in front of an air conditioner. But at Hot Yoga at the Edge, members welcome the increased temperatures. That's because the heat helps to boost flexibility, flush toxins from the body, and alleviate stress and anxiety. During classes such as Hatha and Yin yoga, practitioners move through asanas, or poses, as the heat bolsters their workout and assists in toning and strengthening their limbs, core, and inner magma.