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, her 500 hour certification from YoYoYogi and also has completed a teaching intensive with Strala Yoga. She is currently working towards additional 500 hour certifications with Yoga Medicine 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!"
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!
Mika Timmons, RYT
Mika has been practicing yoga since 2008 and has been a teacher since 2015. She has a cheerful approach to teaching hatha and vinyasa styles of yoga. By guiding students to connect with their own bodies, hearts, and minds, she aims to create class experiences that wisely serves every student. Mika teaches yoga classes in hopes of helping others to find the fullest expressions of themselves, freedom, and fun.
Her favorite beers are Belgian wits and saisons. Her favorite poses are whatever she can test out in nature and corpse pose (savasana).
Mika is also an urban farmer, hiker, and hopeless lover of chocolate. She lives near Woodinville, WA and loves to spend time with her husband and cat.
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.