Love Bird Yoga is a local, family owned yoga studio located in historic downtown Redmond. Classes are steeped in the traditions of yoga and brought forth from a place of now. Our teachers come from a variety of lineages and we believe movement, mindfulness, and meditation will indeed change the world. See schedule below for both in-studio and online classes. Join us to be, breathe, and move together; we'll save a mat for you!
T H E | F L O C K
Liz Skarvelis, Founder/Owner, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP
I'm a life long learner and teacher. I spent years as a high school teacher, then worked in health care in outreach for seniors and people living with disadvantages and disabilities. Yoga has been my path and practice for over 20 years; therefore, Love Bird Yoga was a natural next step as it combines my love of connection and my passion for yoga. This ancient practice has led me to truth, freedom, and purpose. By leaning into the 8 limbs of Yoga, I found the path home to my true self. I bow to my teachers, to this community, and to this path.
Greg Skarvelis, Founder/Owner, RYT200
I found the joy of yoga and realized I wanted to share the benefits and experience of yoga with others. As an avid motorcyclist and outdoorsman, I have found practical application of yoga to my life.
Amber Chenault, RYT500
I started practicing yoga in 2013, during a particularly rough patch in my life and wanted real change. The mind/body connection of yoga introduced me to a sense of empowerment I had not experienced before. It was key in renewing my lost confidence and healing my broken spirit. I hope to leave people feeling empowered and inspired the same way I have been. Gratitude is key!
Brooke Coletta, E-RYT500, YACEP
I love Yoga because it makes me feel whole. I love that the practice is more than physical, yet it is physically challenging every time you step onto the mat. I strive to teach every student how to experience each posture in a safe, sustainable and intentional way. As a serious student of philosophy and teacher of all of the limbs of Yoga, it is my responsibility to share the ancient but very alive teachings in an authentic and compassionate way.
Stephanie Salafia, RYT200
I began my yoga journey in 2013 when I needed something that allowed me to drop in and let go. I had no idea the amount of places in my body that needed to be “un stuck” and immediately felt connected with the practice and loved how it made me feel from the inside out. My intention is to share this practice and hope it gives my students the strength and peace it gives my every time I step on my mat.
Kelly Nie, E-RYT500
I believe that change, freedom and movement go hand in hand. Movement is one of the most accessible forms of healing for our bodies and minds. I have developed a more compassionate connection to my body through the practice of yoga, primal vinyasa and functional movement, and have set my body free. I am inspired by Primal Vinyasa (Annie Adamson), Janet Stone, and Power Yoga (Baron Baptiste).
Toni Larson, RYT500
Nature brings me joy and sets my heart on fire! I practice yoga to stay grounded, happy, healthy, balanced and connected to Spirit. This keeps me doing the things I love most in life. All things rooted in love and gratitude, this is the recipe for life. I believe in sustainable yoga and I teach with a very real and down to earth style. Recognizing that each person’s body, range of motion, strength and energy is different, I create a unique and playful space so students can approach their practice with wisdom, courage and most importantly unconditional love.
Rachel Medlock, RYT200
I became curious about Yoga when I was looking for gentle physical activity needed to heal my body. After a few years of practicing regularly, I earned my 200HR Yoga Teacher Certification, marking the beginning of my path to healing my heart. I continue to to learn about different methodologies, meditation and various ways to incorporate Yoga on and off my mat. Yoga has also taught me to give back. Through service work I have learned that being present for others does make difference in the world. I am a Yoga “teacher” and a humble student for life.
Margaret Lawson, RYT200
I pursued my yoga teacher training to deepen my understanding of yoga. Knowing there was more to yoga than the shapes we put ourselves in on our mats, I discovered yoga to be both a spiritual and mental practice that takes constant attention, patience, and self acceptance. Through connection with each person, I hope to convey a deeper understanding of the practice of yoga, both on and off the mat.
Heather Ferguson, RYT200
I became a lifetime student of yoga in 2009 in the hopes of gaining more ease and flexibility in my body, but found it permeated into all areas of my life. Yoga has helped me to live my life more from the heart by bringing me out of my head and fully into the present moment. Through leading the union of breath and movement, I hope to hold space for my students to gain exactly what they may need in that moment, so they can take some ease off their mat and into their day.
Bridget Howe, RYT200
My journey with Yoga started in 2011, when I was in a place of deep disconnection with my body. Developing a practice has led me to finding acceptance (over and over) with my body, self, and difficult experiences over the years. I teach with the mindset that Yoga isn't about "looking" like a Yogi, but LIVING like one. I am to provide students with a safe place to move and grow with compassion, acceptance, & non-judgement. Mental health is one of my passions and I believe yoga aids in developing a healthy mind, body, and soul.
Jaimie Edwards, RYT200
Yoga has brought me freedom from chronic pain and a desire to live in balance. I strive for effort and ease, with a twist of playfulness, in both life and teaching. As an empathic healer, I rely on intuition when working with students on their healing journey. I am always learning, a forever student, and love to bring new methods and modalities into my classes. In addition to teaching yoga, I also teach Chakra workshops and provide Reiki in our community. I am inspired by Baron Baptiste, Eckhart Tolle, the vibrancy of wildflowers, and the elements of nature.
P R I C I N G
New Student | $39 (one month unlimited)
Drop-in | $15
5 Class pass | $50
10 Class pass | $90
20 Class pass | $150
Kids (under 14) 5 class pass | $25
Visitor 10 days unlimited | $29
MEMBERSHIP - INVEST IN YOURSELF & YOUR WELLNESS
$70/month ($60/additional household member) 3 month minimum.
*Membership Perks: free towel use, 10% discount on LBY workshops,
immersions, trainings, retreats, B Mats, LBY gear.
Sign up online or just show up!
A D D I T I O N A L
O F F E R I N G S
Private and Small Group Classes
Let's connect! Private classes give us an opportunity to understand and address all of you. Where do you want yoga to take you? Are you looking for ease in your body and mind? Strength in your physical being? Private classes can be individual, couples, or small groups at our studio or in your home. Contact us to get started! $65/hour , $225/4 sessions (Private sessions are discounted 15% when done via Zoom)
Special Event Classes
Are you celebrating a special event and want to incorporate a yoga practice? We will customize an offering for your group including breathwork, meditation, and yoga to honor and celebrate you or a special someone. Practicing yoga together creates authentic connection and is perfect for wedding & baby showers, birthdays, retirements... Classes can be held at the Love Bird studio or we can travel to you. Mats and props provided. (starts at $75/hour)
R E T R E A T S
Nov. 5th-8th, 2020
Pause & Reset
at Loloma Lodge
Join Liz and Greg for three nights on the McKenzie River for yoga, meditation, and nourishing food all created to attune to you. Each morning we'll meet for meditation and practice, followed by optional day activities (such as hiking & hot springs), workshops, and space for being and breathing. Evenings will consist of yoga nidra, yin, and restorative yoga. You'll leave our time together feeling renewed and restored. (Click here for more details). This retreat is SOLD OUT, please email to be added to the waitlist.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"From the first class I ever took from Brooke, it was apparent that she was a gifted teacher. Her approach to the practice is both deeply spiritual, physically challenging and creative in transitions, always leading to a beautiful flow."
“Kelly is always a great teacher, and her Vin/Yin class is truly an experience. Her transition from Vin to Yin is intentional and so graceful. I’ve never had a class I didn’t leave feeling totally refreshed and grounded. ”
"Liz's enthusiasm is contagious. She is authentic, transparent, and real - a jewel of a teacher.
Learning from her is enlightening and powerful."
"I appreciate Stephanie's calm confidence and power that leads each class.
Stephanie helps me to deepen my focus and strengthen my practice.
Her classes always leave me feeling revitalized."
"Toni's knowledge of the anatomy of our bodies and her keen awareness of alignment and proper form are right on. She uses forms of verbal visualization to guide her students in their practice. For example the Eb and flow of the ocean waves in relationship to our breathing technique. I’m so thankful I have found strength and beauty through Toni’s nurturing classes."
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