Nola Mandels

I began practicing yoga for many of the same reasons a lot of people come to the mat, for the physical benefits. I noticed myself being drawn back to it often, not certain why, but I soon developed a regular practice. Over the next few years yoga was the foundation for everything. I was discovering an entire new way of life and feeling sensations and emotions I had no idea existed, it was all so new and exciting.

I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training in Costa Rica in 2011, with Frog Lotus Yoga. This training was considered an immersion and was hands down one of the biggest times of growth in my life, physically, mentally and spiritually. It challenged me in ways I could have never imagined, and was one of the most gratifying experiences.

I came back to Portland after a month of eating and breathing yoga, and my teachers words rang in my head “don’t put the books away, get out there and spread this love for yoga that you have.” I was fortunate enough to begin teaching a class a week here at Yoga on Yamhill, where I have now found 

myself practicing for the past five years.

I feel honored and humbled from the people of this community. I have seen and experienced tremendous healing and growth through yoga and that is a beautiful thing that I want to share with others. Yoga is a time in my life when I truly feel ALIVE. I wish to help others discover the endless potential we each have within, and move from a place of awareness on and off the mat.

I have recently embarked on my 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Love Hive Yoga. I am excited for the future and the ways yoga is constantly shifting and evolving. I look forward to seeing you in class!