FESTIVAL TEACHERS

Annie Adamson

Annie is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center and founder of Primal Vinyasa Yoga. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching yoga, workshops, and trainings. Her deep love of mythology, natural movement, and the study of Earth Medicine traditions inspire and define her work. She has studied yoga therapeutics with Doug Keller and apprenticed with Tami Kent in Holistic Pelvic Care™ for women. Annie has participated in several courses in KMI and Anatomy Trains. After many years of case studies and dedicated time teaching hundreds of committed clients to effectively help themselves, Annie created Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™.  She has trained and certified a thriving community of practitioners in this body of work. Annie is inspired by the great mystery of life, nature, community, family, and of course, making new friends!

Todd Vogt

Todd is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. He is a certified Anusara Inspired teacher who also holds certifications in Vinyasa Yoga and expertise in Restorative yoga. Todd’s yoga practice was born from his quest for relief from chronic low back pain. Shortly after, he moved to Portland to drum in a rock band and was immediately delivered to his yoga community at Yoga Union. Among the community he met his first real yoga teacher, Annie Adamson. Years later the two lovers were offered ownership of the very place where they met, Yoga Union, and together they took a leap of faith, becoming Yoga Union studio owners. Todd is forever grateful for his mentorship with Sianna Sherman, whom he studied extensively with including immersions, teacher trainings 1, 2, and 3, and countless classes, workshops, and therapeutics sessions. Todd largely attributes his poetic styling and playful use of heart-language to Sianna’s artistic guidance. As a yoga teacher and leader, Todd’s ambitions stem from his love for nature and movement, as well as his commitment to facilitating good relationships in community.

Jonas Westring

Jonas Westring, originally Swedish with decades in the USA and Asia, began his yoga journey in 1981 at the Scandinavian Yoga School and hasn’t stopped since. A Licensed Physiotherapist, Yoga Therapist, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 500 and founder of Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School - Jonas brings to his teaching 35 years experience in a multitude of yoga styles and therapies as well as clinical physiotherapy work. He has been a pioneer in spreading the Thai healing tradition through his Thai Yoga Certification program since 1998. Jonas enjoys transmitting the essence of yoga, bodywork and therapeutics around the world with insight, clarity and joy.

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen is an experienced Vietnamese yogini, Anusara-Inspired, E-RYT500 with 10+ years immersed in yogic practices and healthy living. Founder of Shri Yoga studios in Saigon, she brings caring, enthusiasm and expertise to her teaching.

Chloe Copeland

Chloe, a 300-hr certified yoga teacher, has been committed to yoga through her own practice and teaching others of all ages for 17 years. Her teaching style blends the benefits of different yoga traditions, offering warm and passionately created classes that weave together universal heart themes with physical application. She enjoys leading kirtan and incorporating the tradition of Bhakti yoga, the path of love and devotion, into her classes. Additionally, Chloe holds certifications in Aerial Yoga, Children’s Yoga - RCYP Levels 1-2, YogaMinded-Yoga 4 Teens, Kirtan, and a Master’s Degree in Education. Her desire is to inspire her students, of all ages, to use the yoga practice as a tool to uncover the true nature of their being -that which is LOVE itself.  Chloe is the creator and owner of Love Roots Yoga Shala in Wrightwood, CA. 

Christy Harris

Christy began a deep study of yoga with Rama Joyti Vernon in 2014. This strong foundation in yoga philosophy, rooted in the yoga sutras, has been the basis of her training in understanding the yogic perspective of how the mind works in conjunction with the body, breath and emotions. Christy is an RYT 500 and received her Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification from the Himalayan Institute. She is co-founder and lead trainer at the Dharma House School of Yoga RYS 200. Christy teaches Ayurveda on her farm in Kansas where she works with individuals to develop lifestyle practices of Ayurveda, yoga, pranayama, mantra and meditation through the application of yogic philosophy.