Meet Our Team
Founder & Yogi
My Favorite Pose is the Flying Pigeon: When I get stuck in a rut the Flying Pigeon just takes me out of my comfort area and into something new. It's so much fun and embraces the unknown and welcomes us falling and laughing.
In 2007, Sharon won a trip of a lifetime through a Marmot sponsored contest--a trek to the Himalayas! Once there, the ancient Tibetan monasteries in the Ladakh region of Northern India inspired her in a life-changing manner. Basking in the peace of her surroundings, Sharon committed to heal herself from the trauma of an attempted murder attack in her past. Upon her return from India, she read an article on the practice of yoga and her journey with yoga began! Sharon completed her Level 1 Yoga Flow training with Baron Baptiste in 2010 in Hawaii and finished a 200 hour Power Yoga Certification and Advanced Training with Suzie Harris at the Namaspa Yoga Studio in Bend, Oregon in 2011 and has continued training with such teachers as Philip Orzo, Rusty Wells, Shiva Rea and Seane Corn.
Mukha Yoga is the result of a long, amazing journey. It is a dream becoming true.
Julie Bertagna is a 500 RYT and Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher who teaches Baptiste Power Yoga and Recovery Yoga at Namaspa, as well as in her home studio, The Yoga Loft, in Bend , OR. She is a mother, grandmother, loves the outdoors and still practices Dental Hygiene one day a week! In, the Summer, she spends time at her partner's retreat venue Vernonia Springs, putting on retreats and special events. More information about Julie’s offerings can be found on her website, www.juliebertagnayoga.com
Yoga is everything to me. It is my passion, my philosophy, my physical outlet, my community, and my home. I have been practicing for over a decade and have taught both beginners and advanced practitioners throughout the past 6 years. I hold three 200HR certifications with focuses on power yoga, mediation and anatomy. My dedication to yoga has brought me around the world and closer to myself. I draw upon
Janet Stone, Rolf Gates, and Baron Baptiste in my teaching - with an emphasis on connecting to the body and the breath.
Fae Leslie Hoffman
Fae is a butterfly leaf girl. She teaches yoga, cartwheels in the rain, reads ferociously, and is learning how to listen to stillness. Fae has been published in The Southampton Review and elephant journal and writes best barefoot. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Leslie Pearlman and is trained in Vinyasa with a fierce Forrest influence. She is also certified in Thai massage, and has taught in New York, Thailand, Oregon, Wisconsin, and deep in the backwoods of California. Yoga makes her brave.
RYT 500, Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher and co-owner of Namaspa Yoga
Began her yoga experience in 1983 when diagnosed with a fast growing tumor and heard the word; cancer. To help deal with the pain and stress of her treatments she began exploring different types of yoga. Fast forward to 2015 Nancypractices every day and contributes her good health to the benefits that yoga brings. The gentle stretches allow us to maintain a healthy muscle tone and the meditation creates ease in our lives.
CEO and Founder of Smartwaiver
Smartwaiver is the online waiver solution for business. We convert release of liability waivers into interactive, digital documents that can be signed online from any device and store the data in a secure, searchable database.
CRM Strategist for NAVIS
Chris has been managing marketing for various premier digital brands for close to a decade now with experience in almost every area of digital marketing, his strengths lie in helping brands optimize their digital campaigns to maximize revenue and achieve their desired ROI.
He is also works for Orange Chair Supply Co., a digital consulting firm helping local start ups take their businesses to the next level as they navigate the world of 3P marketplaces like Amazon.com and eBay.com.