503-380-2387 judi@aanaayoga.com

 

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Welcome to Aanaa Yoga

Hello!

I invite you to join me for a unique and individualized  yoga experience. The word Aanaa means to come to, or grow out of. Come to your mat to  grow in your yoga practice.  My studio is inviting where everyone is welcome whatever your goal is. So whether it’s to alleviate stress, work on or begin a physical practice, discover how to breathe better,  find solutions to decrease pain or find a way to improve your scoliosis. Aanaa Yoga is the place for you. 

I look forward to meeting you on the mat! 

Judi 

 

My Training

 

My initial 200 hour teacher training,
RYT 200, was completed at Santosha Yoga in Portland, OR. Recently I completed the Master’s Teacher Training, R-YFMT 500, with YogaFaith, a Christ centered yoga training. When going through YogaFaith I was able to keep true to my heart and Christian roots. My Yoga for Scoliosis training was completed with Elise Browning-Miller. Elise is a scoliosis student herself who trained directly under B.K.S. Iyengar. The training required a 6 month practicum and grading process.  
All of these teachings have prepared me to become a well rounded yoga teacher.  
Through the many group classes and private sessions I have taught hundreds of students totaling 1,000’s of hours,  
E-RYT 200. My experiences with many people with strengths and limitations, have helped me to become an intuitive and compassionate teacher. 
I love teaching yoga and have a goal for each class: to listen to what the student needs and to honor where the student is in that moment. Because I believe everytime we come to the mat we need something different, and that difference needs to be honored.  Come join me for an unscripted practice, and know that your practice will change as you do.  
My Yoga Philosophy

Yoga is a framework in which anyone can develop a practice that reflects their needs. At any age, stage of life or faith, the building blocks of yoga can be used to blend mind, breath and body while teaching how to be still and present.  

My Family
I’ve been married to my husband, Walt, for 35 years. I can say that he is my biggest fan and supporter. We have two grown sons, whom I am very proud of.  We enjoy travel, exploring different cultures and people. When around town our time is spent gardening, walking the dogs, going to the movies and sharing the company of family and good friends. At the center of our lives is our faith.  

Excellent Teacher

Judi is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend her classes to anyone of any age and experience.

- Whitney M

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2019-03-10T19:45:59+00:00
Judi is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend her classes to anyone of any age and experience. - Whitney M

Managing the pain

I have been practicing yoga on and off for the past several years, which has been wonderful for my state of mind and flexibility. Working with Judi, though, showed me that it can also be useful for managing the pain and discomfort that come with having scoliosis.
- Jane Kim
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2019-04-02T00:12:00+00:00
I have been practicing yoga on and off for the past several years, which has been wonderful for my state of mind and flexibility. Working with Judi, though, showed me that it can also be useful for managing the pain and discomfort that come with having scoliosis. - Jane Kim

Quality of Life

Judi taught me yoga poses that were specific to my scoliosis that I could use as a tool myself to control and decrease my pain. I have 4-5 poses that I can do in about 5-10 minutes depending on my schedule and degree of pain. After stretching and breathing through these poses my pain can go from an 8 to about a 2. 

- Jennifer Kennedy

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2019-04-02T00:14:11+00:00
Judi taught me yoga poses that were specific to my scoliosis that I could use as a tool myself to control and decrease my pain. I have 4-5 poses that I can do in about 5-10 minutes depending on my schedule and degree of pain. After stretching and breathing through these poses my pain can go from an 8 to about a 2.  - Jennifer Kennedy

Highly Recommended

Judi is exceptionally good at Yoga. It is a pleasure to watch her perform the exercises because she is so flexible and her movements are precise and graceful. And she will make sure I perform the excursive correctly and safely.
- Dorit

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2019-04-02T00:14:57+00:00
Judi is exceptionally good at Yoga. It is a pleasure to watch her perform the exercises because she is so flexible and her movements are precise and graceful. And she will make sure I perform the excursive correctly and safely. - Dorit

I Can’t Thank Her Enough

 Judi had an especially significant impact on me that first class and I credit her for the reason I joined the club. She has been a constant support and a positive influence every class. 

- Dan

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2019-04-02T00:16:11+00:00
 Judi had an especially significant impact on me that first class and I credit her for the reason I joined the club. She has been a constant support and a positive influence every class.  - Dan

I highly recommend yoga with Judi

Personalized yoga with Judi has helped tremendously. Judi creates a plan just for my body and makes sure I am executing it with correct form to save me from injury. 

- Kim

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2019-04-02T00:18:51+00:00
Personalized yoga with Judi has helped tremendously. Judi creates a plan just for my body and makes sure I am executing it with correct form to save me from injury.  - Kim

I love my Saturday morning yoga sessions

I feel my back loosen up, I've never experienced pain from scoliosis and I believe that's thanks to Judi. A side benefit I get from doing yoga for scoliosis is my mental health. I leave feeling so refreshed and happy. It's the best feeling.

- Katelyn

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2019-04-02T00:21:35+00:00
I feel my back loosen up, I've never experienced pain from scoliosis and I believe that's thanks to Judi. A side benefit I get from doing yoga for scoliosis is my mental health. I leave feeling so refreshed and happy. It's the best feeling. - Katelyn

So, So Grateful

Katelyn has been doing yoga with Judi most Saturday morning for the last 2 years, not only has Katelyn seen benefits from yoga session with Judi in her X-rays, but her self-esteem has greatly improved. I'm so, so grateful for everything Judi has done for our family.

- Kristy

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2019-04-02T00:25:52+00:00
Katelyn has been doing yoga with Judi most Saturday morning for the last 2 years, not only has Katelyn seen benefits from yoga session with Judi in her X-rays, but her self-esteem has greatly improved. I'm so, so grateful for everything Judi has done for our family. - Kristy

Generous Spirit

Judy is a natural yoga instructor with a generous spirit, deep knowledge, skillful techniques, and a nonjudgmental approach delivered with a million watt smile adored by experienced yogis and newbies alike!
- Sheri

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2019-04-02T00:34:54+00:00
Judy is a natural yoga instructor with a generous spirit, deep knowledge, skillful techniques, and a nonjudgmental approach delivered with a million watt smile adored by experienced yogis and newbies alike! - Sheri

Easy to Follow

Aanaa Yoga teaches a wonderful class. She is easy to follow and I'm progressing in my yoga skills.
-Julieanne

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2019-04-02T00:36:48+00:00
Aanaa Yoga teaches a wonderful class. She is easy to follow and I'm progressing in my yoga skills. -Julieanne

Open, Positive, Patient

Judi excels at guiding you to develop your poses exactly where you are in your practice. She has taught me to be more open, positive, and patient - qualities that help me grow beyond my experience on the mat.
- Dorothy

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2019-04-02T00:37:18+00:00
Judi excels at guiding you to develop your poses exactly where you are in your practice. She has taught me to be more open, positive, and patient - qualities that help me grow beyond my experience on the mat. - Dorothy

Better Form

Judi's class that I attend offers the perfect balance of work and rest. She has explained poses in a way I have not heard before, which helps to better my form.
- Julie

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2019-04-02T00:38:39+00:00
Judi's class that I attend offers the perfect balance of work and rest. She has explained poses in a way I have not heard before, which helps to better my form. - Julie

Strength and Flexibility

I enjoy Judi's yoga classes because they always offer a balanced mix of strength and flexibility. I come to each class knowing I will be building strong core while working on enhancing my flexibility.
- Kelly

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2019-04-02T00:39:23+00:00
I enjoy Judi's yoga classes because they always offer a balanced mix of strength and flexibility. I come to each class knowing I will be building strong core while working on enhancing my flexibility. - Kelly

Works Within Your Capabilities

She is very focused on what you need as individual and works within your capabilities so that you achieve as much as possible from your practice.
- Lynda

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2019-04-02T00:39:59+00:00
She is very focused on what you need as individual and works within your capabilities so that you achieve as much as possible from your practice. - Lynda

Renewing and Great Exercise

Judi leads yoga flows that are both renewing and great exercise. I leave her yoga practice feeling like my mind and body have been put back together.
- Jerry F

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2019-04-02T00:40:36+00:00
Judi leads yoga flows that are both renewing and great exercise. I leave her yoga practice feeling like my mind and body have been put back together. - Jerry F

Consistency and Novelty

These classes are a rare balance of consistency and novelty. They bring the familiar and expand it into a purposeful exploration of self.
- Logan

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2019-04-02T00:41:06+00:00
These classes are a rare balance of consistency and novelty. They bring the familiar and expand it into a purposeful exploration of self. - Logan
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Class Options

There are three different options for working with Aanaa Yoga. Learn more about classes and individual training options below.

Private

Private

Meet with me individually in the comfort of my studio. Private sessions allow you to ask questions freely and move into a yoga practice at your pace.  Learn the fundamentals of yoga: Breath (Pranayama), Postures (Asana), Stillness  I can teach you proper technique to...

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Semi-Private

Semi-Private

Come and learn with a friend or two. Experience time together as you learn the practice of yoga.  Learn the fundamentals of yoga: Breath & Postures  Develop an existing practice Reduce stress Increase strength and flexibility Enjoy a bonding time together   ...

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Groups

Groups

 My passion comes through in teaching. There is nothing better than passing along to others what I enjoy. And then seeing that same joy in them. My workshops focus on what I love - Sun Salutations, Breath Work and helping others to understand Scoliosis. Experience for...

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Location

Beaverton, Oregon 97007

Tel: 503-380-2387

Questions?

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

Studio Information

Monday – Saturday
By appointment only