Yoga & Fitness
- Portland Location
- Yoga and Fitness Classes throughout the week to assist our members in the pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Workshops, Clinics, and Trainings to expand your knowledge and deepen your connection to your movement/yoga practice.
- Personal Training Sessions to help you create a personal fitness plan, improve technique, and provide the motivation you need to achieve your goals.
- Yoga Retreats as a way to step out of daily routine, unplug and reset in nature, and immerse in restorative and nourishing yoga practices.
- Weekly yoga and fitness classes are included for free with our regular gym Day Pass, Memberships, and member guest passes. Click here to see price options…
- Workshops, Personal Training, and Retreats will have their pricing listed in the calendar below.
Class Calendar - Portland
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Meet your instructors!
Anna Mitra Director of Yoga & Fitness
Anna Mitra is PRG's Yoga + Fitness Director! She has been teaching and practicing yoga since 2011, and is an avid believer in movement as a form of medicine. She was born in Wyoming, raised on a cattle ranch in Southern Oregon, and has been living and running yoga spaces here in Portland since 2015. Anna weaves her love for yoga philosophy into her strong steady Vinyasa flows, and also holds advanced certifications in Yoga Therapy and restorative yoga.
When she’s not in the studio, you can find Anna out in the woods with her husband and Aussie pup, Echo, or at home curled up on the couch with her cats, Whiskey & Aurora. As a movement teacher, Anna believes in the wholeness and the deep intuitive wisdom that we all have, and strives to help students remember this within themselves. She empowers her students to be curious, to remain present with all that arises, and supports them in stepping into their own unique way of being. She encourages her students to take charge of their practice, and to make intentional, compassionate choices about how they interact with themselves and in the world.
Christina’s practice began in college when a dorm mate invited her to yoga at the rec center on campus. She fell in love immediately and surrendered to an eternal life of conscious practice and learning. Never before had she been asked to breathe this way, to listen this way, to move and stretch this way, to be this way. Yoga quickly became more than the balance she needed to get herself through the stressful times; yoga became Christina’s spiritual fire and connection to an evolution of movement.
During her time in Southeast Asia, the asanas were brought to life for her in a traditional experience. Traveling from village to village, Christina sought out guidance and training under Buddhist monks. She learned to quiet the mind and surrender to the power of meditation.
Today, yoga continues to challenge her as she strengthens her relationship with herself. As this connection deepens, she is able to share her heart and passion for this life to the people around her through practicing yoga side by side. This ever growing love has presented Christina with the opportunity to teach and share her spiritual journey with our yoga community.
With a background of 16 years of professional and pre-professional ballet training, Lexi has studied movement intensively. After finding a consistent yoga practice at the age of 16, she discovered the movements of asana to heal the body, as well as the ability to calm the mind through meditation and pranayama. Lexi became certified in 2013 with a goal to share the life changing lessons which yoga had taught her. Studying with her fellow yogis has been incredibly rewarding and continues to show the value of practicing gratitude every day. Through guiding flows, she hopes to open the mind through encouraging playfulness, curiosity, and self acceptance.
Jacob Freidman (he/him) has been practicing yoga since 2010 and, after moving to Portland in 2020, has joined the PRG team! Jacob teaches Katonah Yoga, a Hatha practice infused with Daoist principles, metaphors and maps and Yin yoga, a slow meditative practice designed as a container for insight and self-awareness. When he's not on the mat, Jacob enjoys going out into nature, hiking, music, cooking, reading, and his dog.
Brooke's path to yoga started with her young life as an athlete, which forged her love of movement and physical expression. Her exploration of the body deepened during her undergraduate studies in Theatre Arts Performance when she took many movement and breath classes, and began to discover the subtle body. Brooke has now been practicing yoga for over a decade. Upon completing her 200 hour YTT, she was given the "Lila Award" celebrating her sense of creative play, which is exactly the atmosphere you can expect from one of her classes. Brooke teaches with empathy and humor, guided by the beginner's mind. She aims to create a space for students to cultivate awareness internally as well as physically, and her classes balance practical biomechanics, joyous movement, and loving connection. When she's not on her yoga mat, you can find Brooke reading fantasy novels, eating pizza, drinking wine, and exploring Portland with her husband and their moyen poodle, Boomer.
Tayler has been practicing yoga since 2007 and climbing since 2014. She completed her 200-hour YTT in Kerala, India and subsequently spent 1.5 years climbing and teaching yoga around Asia. Forever a student, Tayler has continued her education to become a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. While the physical benefits of yoga are vast, the jewel that has kept Tayler practicing for 15 years is how it helps her feel more mindful, grounded and grateful in daily life. At PRG, you can find Tayler guiding climbers through breathwork, balance, flexible strength, and mindful movement so that they can enhance physical performance and head game while nourishing overworked parts of the body. Her signature style is a hatha-vinyasa blend utilizing exploratory movement and inquiry to empower the practitioner to connect with their own inner wisdom, curiosity, and self love on the mat and beyond. Tayler believes that a lighthearted approach to yoga and life can increase our sense of wonder and awe, enabling us to move through the world with a greater sense of connection to our inner selves and the world.
Charli first experienced yoga in a community college class in 2007 and knew right away it would be a life long endeavor. Since learning to climb in 2010, the two activities and the relationship between them have defined her way of being in the world. In 2019, Charli completed a 300 hour teacher training in Portland and has been more rapidly deepening her practice and knowledge base. She is excited to share her two movement based passions with the Portland climbing community and assist others in their growth and journeys in whatever small ways she can.
Madi first started practicing yoga when she was a toddler with her Dad, cultivating compassion and a love for movement-based learning. As she got older, Madi found a love for teaching little ones, bringing her to Portland from Omaha NE to be a wobbler teacher. After moving, she looked to yoga to help create a community and completed her 200HR Training and Kids Yoga Certification. Madi is continuing on to complete her Asthanga 500HR Training. Yoga brings the opportunity to share her love for teaching, connection and loving compassion for all! When she's off the mat, Madi spends time with her cats, reading, caring for her plants and exploring the beauty of Oregon!
Phoebe Schiff is a yoga teacher, corporate wellness professional, and writer based in Portland. Her classes invite students to practice svadhyaya [self-study] in each pose, and in every experience on and off the mat. Her highest intention is to teach yoga in a way that honors its Southeast Asian roots, and to guide students to experiences of chit [higher consciousness] and ananda [bliss] in their yoga practice, and in their lives.
Vickie grew up playing soccer at a competitive level. It wasn't until her soccer career came to a close that she discovered a regular yoga practice. At first, she practiced yoga for the fitness benefits. But soon, she realized how beneficial her practice was to her physical, mental and overall wellness. Now, her goal is to share her love and practice with her students. Vickie is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and completed her training at Parallel45 in Vancouver, WA. She is passionate about making yoga accessible and fun to all. Join her in the studio for alignment-based vinyasa classes where you'll flow breath to movement to upbeat playlists.
Dana completed her 500 hour teacher training at ISHTA Yoga in New York City in 2018, and holds additional certifications in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and more. The name "ISHTA" comes from Yoga Sutra 2.44 and is often translated as “that which resonates with the individual spirit." In her teaching, Dana aims to provide students with tools and guidance so that they can tailor the practice to their individual needs in each moment—allowing them to find "that which resonates with their spirit." She hopes to help students see how yoga teachings reach far beyond the mat (that the physical experience connects to other layers of our being), and to always keep the practice fun! Dana’s classes always come with a few silly jokes (please laugh), a reminder to meet yourself where you are, and an extra juicy savasana.
Erica is new to Portland from New Orleans, and excited to be a part of the PRG Yoga community! She has been teaching yoga throughout New Orleans since 2015, and loves teaching vinyasa classes and seeing how students grow from week to week. When not on the mat, she can be found exploring Portland with her dog, attempting to surf on the coast, or working on her art at home.
Katy Cryer has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2008. She incorporates elements from a variety of styles from classical hatha to modern vinyasa to create classes that are accessible and enjoyable for a broad range of students and abilities. She is the author of Yoga for Addiction: Using Yoga and the Twelve Steps to Find Peace in the Present Moment, and her primary teaching goal is for students to discover the healing power of embodiment practices. Expect to be empowered to find your unique and joyful expression of each pose!
Cecilia (she/they) is a south Florida transplant, and has been living in Portland for almost three years. Yoga has been a force of grounding while navigating her solo move across the country during the pandemic, and continues to facilitate healing, processing and the recognition of beauty despite the stressors of an ever-changing world. She is passionate about creating a space for people to practice vulnerability and to find solace in both themselves and in community. When not practicing or teaching, she finds inspiration from other sources of connection: dancing, playing music with friends, and exploring outside!
Ashley is a fresh PNW transplant from Madison, Wisconsin who now (excitedly!) calls Portland her new home. Ashley’s yoga practice began and has evolved since 2012, she completed her 200 CYT with Alex Pfeiffer of 21st Century Yoga on the Mat in June 2019 and has been teaching ever since. In 2020, she completed a 100 hour training on Yoga: Social Justice & Equity with Brima Jah of Laughing Lotus in San Francisco. Things you will hear in her classes: music, laughter, nerdy jokes, and a lot of breathing. Things you will feel in her class: support, encouragement, challenge, balance of pace and energy, and confidence to bring your best self forward without judgment. Outside of the studio space you’ll find Ashley planning events for various non-profits, coaching at [solidcore], going on dog walks with her partner and two pups (Timber & Tuna), skimming through a cookbook for fresh ideas and cycling around to find a new cocktail spot for an after work happy hour. She looks forward to seeing you on your mat!
Steph’s yoga practice began as a complement to her full-time schedule of teaching indoor cycling and boot camp classes. Her practice has carried on since 2008 and she continues to learn the benefits of consistently showing up to her mat. Today, her practice keeps her grounded, humbled and courageous. Steph teaches yoga because she wants everyone to experience the gift that her practice has given her: SELF-CARE. Steph hopes to share the benefits of yoga in order to co-create a growing and supportive community that is inclusive and caring. Her gentle (yet fierce!) approach invites all beings to move with the natural rhythm of their body and find strength by knocking down mental limitations in order to reach the goals they truly desire. Steph’s philosophy: Yoga is ALWAYS a good idea! When Steph isn't in the studio, she is probably at school pursuing a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, playing with her dog Sigmund, or dancing the night away.
Brandy (she/her) has been practicing yoga since 2010 and began teaching in 2020 following her 200-hour YTT at The Grinning Yogi in Seattle. Brandy holds additional certification in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method and teaches through a trauma-informed lens, emphasizing principles such as agency, accessibility, and inclusivity. Brandy views yoga as a vehicle for both personal and collective healing and liberation and feels passionately about applying the eight limbs of yoga on and off the mat. When she is not teaching, Brandy works as a psychologist and enjoys gardening, cooking, brewing kombucha, and outdoor adventures with her partner and pups.
Born and raised in Paris, Zoe's athletic journey started with competitive figure skating, taekwondo, and Graham dance technique, where she discovered the power of breath work. Her love for yoga blossomed in 2016, and since becoming a certified 500-hour instructor in 2021, she has been sharing her passion for movement, mindfulness and meditation with her students. During her dual BA in psychology and philosophy, Zoe had the privilege of studying with inspiring professors of eastern philosophy and psychology of spirituality, igniting her deep fascination with yoga philosophy. As a flexologist at StretchLab, Zoe's hands-on assist practice complements her warm teaching style, creating a nurturing space for everyone in her classes to explore and grow.
Sarah is a Portland native that has practicing yoga for over 5 years and teaching for 1 year. She is a trauma informed teacher with 200hrs of training in Ashtanga yoga and a focus on accessibility. Sarah enjoys offering vinyasa classes blended with hatha and encourages the use of props. She is currently in a 300hr training program for tantra yoga as well, and expects to be done summer, 2024.
Amy has been teaching yoga since 2008 and completed her Vinyasa Flow certification with the astounding Mark Stephens in Santa Cruz, CA. She has apprenticed with Kimberley Dashiell-Danza in Los Angeles and Jillian Glikbarg in Palo Alto, CA. Amy has a number of specialties in her teaching toolbox: introducing yoga to new students, power classes for athletes and climbers, Vinyasa flow, and an advanced training in prenatal and postnatal yoga. As a PDX native, Amy is thrilled to be part of the growing Beaverton community at PRG. Her hope is for everyone to feel welcome in her classes and to enjoy the empowerment yoga can offer: choosing modifications or explorations endless variations in a practice. When she’s off the mat, Amy enjoys the happy chaos of her 2 kids, catching a dance class, hiking with her golden retriever, raising backyard chickens, fostering dogs, and her event-planning work for her longtime nonprofit organization.
Portland Rock Gym's Fitness Coordinator and in-house Personal Trainer! Years of experience in different fitness modalities, from powerlifting to endurance sports, inspired Kensie to complete her personal training certification to help empower other individuals through strength training and love of movement. Her primary passion as a fitness professional is complementing outdoor, athletic, or everyday recreation with cross-training that not only helps us perform and feel better, but also fosters longevity in our favorite activities. In working with Kensie, you can expect to practice fundamental movements as well as progressions, build or improve a foundation of strength by maximizing your effort, and better understand how movement mechanics improve performance (oh, and also have fun!). She works with all levels of ability and cultivates inclusivity in the spaces she leads.
Karra became a fitness trainer and coach in order to combine her passion for exercising and teaching. She got her fitness specialist certification at Lane Community College, with a focus on kinesiology, injury prevention, and exercise science. From there she acquired several training certifications and has been working in the Portland area as a personal trainer, stretch specialist, and group fitness coach. Karra loves participating in every type of sport and will try any new activity at least once, but she also enjoys playing video games, reading comics, drawing, and spending her free time with her pup. She teaches a wide variety of modalities including circuits, strength, conditioning, HIIT and more, along with specific types of classes such as boxing. No matter what class she teaches though, she always makes sure the classes are fun, engaging, and challenge her students to do their best, and improve their skills and strengths.
I have been in health and fitness for over 20 years with a bachelors in Exercise Sports Science, a concentration of Health and Human Performance with countless certifications in order to provide you with the safest and most effective program to help you elevate your fitness goals. I have such a strong love for helping people achieve their health and wellness goals. As a child, I was extremely into jumping ramps on my bike, climbing trees, and sprint racing. As I became older I had a strong desire to help people to have a balanced and well rounded healthy life. As an adult, I enjoy going on hikes, kayaking, going on long walks, riding my bike, strength training, and cooking healthy food that taste and feels good eating it:) I am originally from Memphis TN and moved to Portland during the pandemic because I always wanted to live here and felt it was the best time to pack up and come here. Portland has a awesome vibe and I am so happy to be here! I look forward in meeting each and everyone at PRG and help you excel in your fitness goals. I am truly devoted for your growth feeling greater and having a robust life. Also, we will have a blast and walk away with a smile!
Hi, my name is Megan McGarry. I was born and raised in Portland, OR, and attended Portland State University for my undergraduate degree in International Studies and Japanese. While studying at PSU, I became a certified group fitness instructor and fell in love with teaching group fitness classes. My favorite format to teach is strength training because I like to help my participants feel powerful and strong in their bodies. When I'm not in the gym, I love running with my dog, camping with family, cooking, and trying Portland's many delicious restaurants!
Alex became an instructor because his college instructors noticed how much he loved dancing. Ever since 2017, he has been teaching dance fitness classes. From there, he began his journey into teaching other formats like full body strength and toning, HIIT, and cycle. His goals are to provide fitness classes that are easy to pick up and make you feel stronger and a little bit more sweaty than when you come in. You can expect he'll be dancing and singing along to the music in his classes, even if it isn't a dance class. He has three rules for his class: Have fun, keep moving, and avoid colliding with others.
Hey There! My name Isabelle, to dive right in I live by the motto that movement is medicine. It is this reason that I decided to turn my passion of movement and the mind body connection into a career. I graduated Portland State with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Health and Fitness with a focus in Health Coaching. If I am not lifting weights, you can find me strolling through nature with my lab Rufus, cooking or talking to others about the mind body connection.
Events & Workshops
The Vinyasa practice is designed to unite our breath and movement. Cultivate strength, flexibility, and body awareness in this strong dynamic flow.
Expect a strengthening, alignment-based practice composed of a full body warm up, a flowing sequence including standing poses, balancing shapes, core stabilization, and end with Savasana.
Dynamic Vinyasa is designed for experienced students interested in advancing their yoga practice. You can expect strong and challenging flows that progressively build up to more "advanced" postures, with plenty of less-intense places to pause and explore along the way. This class will also incorporate down-to-earth accessible lessons rooted in yoga philosophy. Show up, work hard, and then let it go and rest in savasana.
The ability to do big, complicated, intricate poses does not inherently make a student more advanced than another in their yoga practice. At its heart, this practice is about being present with what is here in the moment, deepening the relationship you have with yourself, and making intentional choices around how you act and move in the world.
Yoga for Climbers
In Yoga for Climbers, you will specifically target areas of the body overworked on the wall. Expect some joint work, hip mobilizers, balance work, shoulder and chest work, mindful movement.
Core Yoga classes incorporate specific poses, movements, and sequences designed to help students access core strength and build trunk stability, which can help improve posture as well as our yoga, climbing, and everyday movements.
Greet the day with strength and grace! In these Sunrise Yoga classes, we will wake up our bodies with a gentle warm up, creative Vinyasa sequence, followed by a relaxing cool down, leaving you feeling nourished and ready to take on the day.
Flow & Restore
Cultivate strength and flexibility while building body awareness. This class begins with gentle opening postures and slowly builds into a warming vinyasa flow. Wind down the practice with several supported restorative shapes. Think of the perfect fusion of vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga.
Expect to build up to a steady flow, and then rest back into the warmth you’ve created.
Hatha Yoga develops strength, flexibility, bodily relaxation, and mental concentration. Hatha classes provide a balanced combination of sustained poses with attention to basic alignment and therapeutic principles. Mindfulness, and the observing of breath and body are integral parts of all classes.
This slow, quiet and warm class is all about soothing the nervous system and relaxing into your body & mind. In Restorative Yoga, you will hold gentle poses supported by props for extended periods of time. Restorative Yoga allows you to work with the breath to soothe the inner (energetic) body and create more space in the outer (physical) body.
Expect physical comfort: lots of props; postures will stay low to the ground.
Bodyblast is truly a total body workout designed for all ages and skill levels. Exercises can be modified or progressed upon each individuals needs/abilities. The perfect workout comprised of HIIT cardio, Upper extremity (arms), Lower extremity (legs), abdominal strength , and a sprinkle of fun intensity! Each workout is different so we are able to keep each class fun and exciting, not to mention a great playlist to help you get through your new favorite workout! All levels and abilities welcome.
Cardio & Core
Cardio & Core is a fun, energetic circuit-style workout that incorporates a variety of equipment and bodyweight exercises that is sure to get your heart pumping! Finish with 15-20 minutes of core strengthening. All levels and abilities welcome.
Strength for Climbers
Strength for Climbers is a 60min, full body workout that emphasizes general strength through fundamental lifts, as well as sport-specific movements and a focus on power and grip strength. It is a key complement to any climber’s training, and also worthwhile for anyone interested in general fitness. As an approachable and inclusive format, this is both a great introduction to weightlifting, and a way to build upon existing experience.
Strength & Stretch
Are you looking for a class that will increase your fitness tone, flexibility, and decrease your recovery time? If you are beginning your fitness journey, a person wanting to add to your fitness schedule, or an athlete wanting to increase overall performance this class is for all fitness levels. It will help improve muscle mass, reduce back pain, have better posture, manage chronic conditions, prevent injury and many more healthy outcomes. This is an awesome low impact full body workout using body weight, utilizing some equipment, and giving you a smile on your body.
Strength & Endurance
Strength & Endurance is a total body workout that combines functional strength exercises with high intensity intervals to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength and endurance.
Utilizing lower reps with higher weights to focus on building power and strength. Class will work through a slower tempo while maintaining time under tension to efficiently fatigue the muscles. Great for beginners interested in strength training as well as skilled lifters.
Personal Training Sessions
- 4 Session Package: $360
- 8 Session Package: $720
Payment is required in full at the time of registration.
Open Sessions can be found in the calendar below.
Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy:
- If a session is rescheduled 48 hours or more before the session start time, there is no penalty. This can only be done once per session, and the rescheduled session must be within one week of the original session.
- If a session is rescheduled less than 48 hours before the session start time, a fee equivalent to 50% of the single session price will be required to rebook.
- If a session is cancelled less than 48 hours before the session start time, the single session amount is forfeit. Failure to attend a session ("no show") or cancelling with less than 48 hours makes it ineligible for a refund or credit.
- If a participant arrives more than 15 minutes late, it is considered a "no show."
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