Aimee is a passionate, intuitive and unpretentious teacher who guides students through an accessible practice designed to meet the needs of each student in the moment—even in a group setting. She is an expert at combining ancient tradition with modern research on yoga, meditation and mantra to help students work through the deeply held patterns and habits that limit them. Aimee believes everyone has a potential for transformative healing through self-study (svadhyaya) and by learning to tune in to the present moment. Her classes offer opportunities to grow and develop in body, mind, and energy. Aimee specializes in accessible, trauma-sensitive yoga.
Aimee began her studies over 25 years ago while pursuing a degree in Art History and focusing on East Asian Art. She has been teaching yoga full time since 2007, providing both group and private instruction. Aimee continues to study Tibetan Tantric Buddhism through the teachings of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Pure Land Farms, the Center for Tibetan Medicine, Mediation and Rejuvenation, and Sorig Khang Portland.
After teaching for a number of years, Aimee realized that her primary goal was to make yoga accessible to all—those who were new to the practice, who had tried yoga and left feeling overwhelmed, or who had serious health issues that prevented them from attending classes. Aimee’s teaching style began to evolve, moving away from any particular tradition, brand or set sequence and toward meeting the specific needs of the people in her classes. Once she opened a dialogue between teacher and students, she noticed amazing growth in her students, regardless of their age, ability or health challenges. She saw transformations that affected not only their bodies, but their minds and souls as well. This led her to found her own studio—Studio 508—which she ran for a number of years until the rising cost of Portland real estate made that impractical for her.