Debi Ellis is the Founder and co-owner of “Yoga Hive”, along with her daughter Christina. She has been practicing yoga intermittently for 40 years and has recently attained her 200hr certification in Alignment Yoga. Debi is a Registered Nurse and has experienced ,not only personally but in the lives of many patients, the benefits that yoga brings to the whole person..mind and body. Upon retiring and moving to our beautiful community she quickly realized that yoga offerings in Bandon were very limited. One had to “know someone” in order to find a class that was taught out of a home. Bandon had excellent yoga teachers but was lacking a dedicated space to teach. This is where the concept was born. Debi is continuing her education in accessible yoga for everyone, studying under Sarah Joy Marsh in Portland. Her ultimate goal is to become certified in Yoga Therapeutics.
Tracy was introduced to yoga over 25 years ago when she was a body builder. She has studied under teachers of varying styles, but resonated most with Iyengar-influenced flow. She has been teaching alignment based, accessible hatha flow for eight years where she’s serious about safety but also likes to have fun! She also leads kirtan and loves seeing the bliss on people’s faces as they immerse in mantra! Yoga affects every facet of her life so of course she love to share its benefits with others!
Hi, Yoga Hive, I’m Goldie Warncke! My journey with yoga began back in 2000 in Community College. I quickly learned that the practice of yoga was a wonderful way to distress and a valuable tool to increase focus. I have practiced many styles of yoga always eager to absorb new techniques that could improve my personal practice. I loved sharing what I had learned with my friends and family, but it wasn’t until my path lead me to Ashland, OR in 2012 that I committed to a teacher training. I received my 200 RYT from Rasa in 2014 alongside my BA in Biology. Then in 2017 I received Imagination Yoga certificate to teach story style yoga to our younger yogis and yoginis. As Virginia Wolf says “I am rooted but I flow” is my style of yoga is playful and grounded. My classes include pieces of flow to create meditative movement and moments of quite gentle yoga to bring us back to the present.
When I am not practicing yoga, I spend my time botanizing, spending time with my friends and family cooking, hiking, biking, snowboarding, camping, and white water rafting.
Mona has 17 years of experience in Massage and Body Care and has practiced Yoga off and on since High School. After moving to California in 2006, seeking a deeper understanding and meaning for life as we know it, she took her Yoga practice more seriously, practicing all styles until finding Yin and Restorative yoga as a pathway to find her true purpose. In 2017, she completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga is a journey, one she admits is continual, and she is excited to share this wonderful practice of yoga with you. Her knowledge of anatomy through her Massage practice and education, gives her an understanding of how the body moves, making alignment a priority in her classes. Whether it is a Restorative/Yin class, or a Gentle/not so Gentle Flow, she has your best interest at heart. “I look forward to seeing you on the Mat.”
Growing up as a dancer Faith Slater has always had a passion for movement and health. She has been classically trained in ballet since the age of 3 , as well as contemporary, jazz, and tap, and has danced with Ballet Fantastique as an apprentice as well as completed State Street Ballet’s Professional Track Trainee program. In both of those programs she received Pilates training from certified teachers as part of her curriculum. Since her training, Faith is now a dance instructor, teaching ballet, contemporary, and tap, as well as Pilates and barre. Because of her dance background, faith brings a contemporary approach to her teaching style. She aims for her classes to be fun yet challenging, while creating an encouraging space for her students to reach their personal goals.