Alyssa is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She studied with The Lotus Seed School with whom she completed a 95-hour children’s yoga teacher training, as well as a 200-hour & 300-hour yoga teacher training in Tulum, Mexico and Portland, Oregon. She received continuing education and teacher trainings with Street Yoga, The Bhakti Shop, and at Mahadevi Ashram.
Alyssa has been a student of yoga since 2008, and began teaching soon after personally experiencing the healing benefits of the yoga practice. She took her first teacher training in 2010 in Colorado and has been enjoying providing the space to explore the equilibrating nourishment yoga offers for its practitioners.
Prior to teaching yoga, she instructed group fitness classes including Zumba, cardio-kickboxing, strength and indoor-cycling. Her background is in Nutrition & Exercise Science and Alyssa served as a Health Educator and Community Organizer with Peace Corps in Guatemala. For two years, she lived and worked in rural villages teaching health education, cooking and English in schools and community groups.
Habla Yoga was created in response to personal and professional experiences and connections in yoga and diverse cultures. She is passionate about co-creating an accessible, dynamic space to practice and enhance language learning and community wellness.
Alyssa teaches group and private yoga and language classes in Spanish and English for youth, teens and adults in Portland, OR and Guatemala. She received her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate through Proyecto Santa Teresa in Costa Rica, and enjoys teaching and supporting the language learning process through yoga, healing arts and sustainable projects.