Community, Family, Togetherness
For nearly 25 years, my family and I have lived in the Dubois Park neighborhood of Vancouver – just around the corner from the space that is now Heights Yoga.
In the years before I opened the studio, I drove from neighborhood to neighborhood throughout Portland, Vancouver, Camas, and Salmon Creek searching for my family in the world of wellness. I found communities that I treasured – communities that taught and challenged me – but I dreamt of building something closer to home and creating an atmosphere of nourishment, love, and kindness in my own backyard.
Family has always been essential to the way I live my life. I’ve been married to my husband for 39 years and together, we have raised five loving children. As they grew into adulthood, I began looking for ways to nurture myself and find new purpose, eventually enrolling in my first yoga teacher training.
Yoga is an important part of my ritual; I love to move, live healthily and intentionally, and I cherish the connection to self and others that yoga has fostered in my life. The more I learned in training about yoga postures, ancient philosophies, breathwork, and meditative techniques, the more I realized that yoga is not just a physical practice; it is a way of life that has the potential to uplift not only our lives as individuals, but as a whole community.
So when the space at 600 North Devine Drive became available in the winter of 2019, I immediately knew that I wanted to open a neighborhood yoga studio where people could come to move together, reflect, and heal. And even though the COVID-19 pandemic delayed my dream for a bit, I know that now more than ever, my community can benefit from the qualities of inner strength, wisdom, and resilience that are nurtured within the practice of yoga.
What was once a dingy, old, and outdated space is now transformed into a light and airy studio where all are welcome to find refuge from the chaos of the outside world. At Heights Yoga, you are invited to join a family where you will feel loved, nourished, and full – both on and off your mat.