I'm Abby. I am a yoga teacher, dance teacher, runner, improv comedian, writer, proud dog-mother, and ice-cream enthusiast residing in Portland, OR. I can't wait to meet you!
Abby received her initial 200-hr training in 2012 at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, CA, and completed her 500-hr in 2018 with Jason Crandell. She has studied a rich blend of styles from Iyengar to Kids Yoga, and now specializes in Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yoga with Scoliosis & Spinal Fusion.
Abby first came to the mat as a teenager, when she was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. When back braces, chiropractors, and yoga were not enough, she received corrective surgery in 2002; two stainless steel rods, twenty-two screws, and eleven fused vertebrae later, Abby found new meaning in the word flexibility, and a refreshed appreciation for movement. She took up distance running, cycling, and Ultimate Frisbee, and soon found herself pulled back to yoga. Through a balance of Vinyasa, Restorative, and Meditation practices, she built a stronger connection between her breath, body, mind, and heart – this connection followed her out of the studio and onto the Frisbee field, the race course, and into her daily life. In every class that she teaches, Abby hopes to inspire her students to appreciate their bodies, find joy in movement and rest, and never to take themselves too seriously. Abby’s other interests include improv comedy, learning the ukulele, baking zucchini bread, and snuggling with her dog, Wanda (who also frequently accompanies Abby to class!).