Mikki Trowbridge, E-RYT, MBA
Founder & Senior Teacher
Mikki enjoys making hard things easy. Her classes are anatomically informed and soulfully inspired and promise to be fun, flowing and leave you feelin’ good. She aspires to infuse her passion for the practice, her love of music and genuine, life-inspired musings into each class. Her style creates a space for yogis to be challenged and to grow their practice, but also to find ease, confidence, laughter, yogi friends and bliss. And this style naturally led to her creation of Yoga + Beer events across Oregon in 2013.
Mikki obtained her 200 hour certification from YogaWorks and also has completed a teaching intensive with Strala Yoga. She is currently working towards 500 hour certifications with Yoga Medicine, YoYoYogi and Annie Carpenter's Smart Flow. Her home base is Salem, Oregon, where she teaches weekly Yoga + Beer events and studio classes.
Mikki is an equal opportunity beer lover - but has a soft spot for porters and fresh hop season in Oregon. In addition to her love of yoga and beer, she enjoys hiking, coffee, stand up paddle boarding, reading, exploring the beauty of Oregon, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends and Shiba Inu pup.
Chantal Barton, RYT
Chantal loves to make the practice of yoga lighthearted yet focused. Inspired by the anatomy of movement, her classes contain creative flows guided with precise cues that teach students how to engage the entire body throughout every transition. She strives to loosen up the pressure by creating a space that is open to laughter and creativity, enabling each yogi to find their own groove with their own unique body.
Chantal earned her extensive 200 hour certification from Yoga Bhoga in Portland. She returns in the fall to continue education under the guidance of her teacher, Meghan Maris. Chantal currently teaches all over the Mid-Valley but spends the majority of her time at Body Theory in Silverton, Oregon, a yoga studio that she opened in May 2016. Along with her studio efforts she is always striving to build community in small towns which led her to the Yoga + Beer events that she is excited to be a part of.
Chantal didn’t start out as a connoisseur of beer but her taste buds have evolved with her ever-growing enjoyment of summer ales and winter stouts. She loves to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors doing things like rock climbing, backpacking, rafting, camping and preserving each memory with silly doodles. Always ending the adventure days with a cool drink and friends around the campfire.
Seville Strickler, RYT
Seville believes in the healing power of yoga. She loves bringing the revitalizing and calming aspects of the practice into each class she teaches. But she also brings lightheartedness, a funky flow, and a couple swear words to each practice! She believes that yoga can be for everyone and every body. Seville loves how Yoga + Beer brings so many people together and she's excited to be a part of this community!
She completed her 200 hour certification at Love Yoga Studio in Albany where she has been teaching.
Seville loves all types and varieties of beers and ciders, but she's recently found a love for IPAs. She enjoys trying new beers, especially while trying new and exciting recipes. She can be found spending time with her two sons, wearing tie dye, singing, and riding her bike around.
She lives her life by the mantra of "Peace, Love, Namaste, and Cheers!"
Kelly Ard, RYT
Outdoor adventure guide – could be Kelly Ard’s dream job. Outdoor activity is high on her list and includes mountain biking, camping, skydiving and multiple water sports … including Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga! To balance out her life, Kelly brings Restorative Yoga to a whole new level. Having spent over a decade as a massage therapist, (specializing in Prenatal massage), Kelly brings her uniquely qualified talents to her Restorative Class. When she isn't teaching Restorative she still loves to add a good dose of relaxation to her flow classes to balance out the active side of her class.
Kelly completed her certification through Love Yoga Studios and is also a licensed massage therapist. Her classes are inspired by the healing combination of breath, movement and awareness in yoga that balances out the adventure…and pressures of living. Look for Kelly to guide you on a journey to ‘Extreme Relaxation’.
After class you can join Kelly for a beer, you'll probably find her drinking her favorite, lagers and stouts. Unless she's feeling light and sweet in which case you'll find her with a nice crisp cider.
Jana Bedard, RYT, CPA
Leaving her roots in Oregon and relocating to Southern California for college, Jana started practicing yoga in 2006. She quickly realized that the peaceful and quiet internal state of heart and mind the practice brought to her could considerably enhance her everyday life. Her love of yoga has created the opportunity as a licensed accountant to bring intention and mindfulness to colleagues in California, London and Oregon.
As an avid baker, reader, runner, traveler and yogini, she has learned from multiple disciplines of yoga that are intertwined into her offerings as a teacher. She obtained her 200 hour certification from YoYoYogi in Portland, where she now resides, and specializes in teaching all level classes with a balance of mindful strong breath, alignment-based vinyasa flow and inspiring messages. Her classes are heart-centered, inviting and open, offering smiles to remind us all that life can’t be taken too seriously.
Jana is partial to APAs and IPAs, but also loves trying new types of beer. She believes that nothing goes better with an ice cold beer than an Oregon Ducks college football game (except for yoga, of course). Because of her primarily German heritage, she can't pass up a Schwarzbier!
Caroline Fowler, RYT
Caroline started practicing yoga in 2011, and began teaching in 2013. Her training in yoga asana has been through her home studio in Huntington Beach, California. She believes that yoga can make impactful changes in both body and mind for all. Her creative and invigorating classes are smoothly sequenced and infused with practical yoga philosophy, and through her calm and focused style of teaching, she is motivated to help each student explore the same, limitless benefits that she enjoys through her own yoga practice.
Assistant, Photo Creeper, Merch Manager, & All-Around Nice Guy
Yoga + Beer was actually this guy's idea. We'll give him credit. He also deserves photo credit for pretty much every Yoga + Beer photo ever taken. Brian is the ultimate Yoga + Beer assistant, making sure that everyone has what they need to enjoy their practice.
Yoga + Beertender
Bartender at Taproot Lounge & Cafe as her primary gig, Clare also brings her good vibes to Yoga + Beer. You can find Clare assisting our Yoga + Beer retreats, working behind the scenes to make sure our pint glasses stay full, and helping out at classes.