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Who We Are

Your Wellness Professionals

Liz Suchinda

Yoga Instructor, Teacher Trainer, Owner

"The foundation of my instruction combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, I strive to promote an understanding of the integration of all these aspects in your personal health and well-being. It has been such a joyful journey as a teacher and student of yoga these many years! My passion is to teach life skills through the lenses of yogic philosophy, holistic wellness, and how to co-create experiences that enrich our lives! "

Liz has been certified and teaching since 2010, teaching a variety of classes ranging in levels of intensity and recently received an additional 300 Hour Certification in Goa, India 2019. She leads Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings. She continues her studies through various teachers and mentors, workshops, and retreats.

Bethany Learn

Yoga Instructor, Private Lessons

Beth has been immersed in the fitness industry since she began working in athletic clubs in 1995. She became a certified group fitness instructo in 1997 and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science from Oregon State University in 2001. She has trained and certified in a wide variety of fitness specialities since then including: Yoga, Pilates, hypropressives, aerobics, spinning, weightlifting, prenatal/postpartum fitness, and restorative exercise. Her personal struggle with diastasis recti, as well as the struggle she observed in many of her clients, led her to creating fit2b.com which is the world’s first home workout video website exclusively devoted to TummySafe Fitness. Beth has worked tirelessly since 2010 to integrate diastasis recti rehabilitation into mainstream fitness styles.

She has traveled the world as a speaker and educator, and she has fostered world-wide collaborations for her Fit2b Radio podcast and online fitness courses including Experts In Diastasis Recti, 14 Days to A Better Neck, Get your Glutes In Gear, and many others on fit2b.com.

Beth enjoys teaching locally here at Yoga Garden, and her hobbies include reading historical fiction, race walking, snowshoeing, hiking, and growing blueberries and goats on her small farm with her husband and two children.

Mimi Reid

Yoga Instructor

Mimi has been practicing yoga for 16 years, and been steadily teaching 9 years. She was certified here in Portland at Core Power Yoga. After receiving her 200-hour teaching certification Mimi has taught a variety of classes including power yoga, vinyasa, yin, gentle, and pre-natal.

In her classes, Mimi brings a focus on Prana energy (breath), and connecting movement with breath to help your practice flourish. The goal for her is to create the union of mind, body, and spirit throughout each class.

As a wife and mother, to a very active 8 year old boy, she enjoys the practice of yoga to bring balance to her busy active lifestyle. She enjoys the ability yoga brings to quiet the mind, and help one reconnect to the self! Mimi strives to always build a sacred space to practice. A space with no judgements. Through practice finding self love and acceptance.

Lianne Nibley

Yoga Instructor

Lianne is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher for the past 5 years, 400+ class hours in vinyasa, ayurveda, pranayama, asana, anatomy, meditation, having studied at the Yoga Mala School is Light in Israel underneath Roxi Stolk.
Her style of teaching leaves the body feeling completely at ease and centered, ironing out any knots in your energy from the head to the toes and finishing in spinal twists, backbends and inversions. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and doesn't go a day without visiting her mat. She is also a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer specializing in functional mobility, athletic performance, weight loss and high intensity interval training.
She has been vegan for 10 years and practicing raw foods for four years, having just got back from a 3 week water fast in Costa Rica at the Tanglewood wellness Center. She has healed herself of chronic inflammatory disease without the help of any medical professionals, turning to diet, lifestyle and mindfulness to bring about optimal health.
She ran her own wellness practice in Israel for 3 years, managing a full time fitness studio, teaching yoga classes in cities across the north of Israel, and coaching clients one on one in raw foods, personal training and yoga/mindfulness. Now she is back in the NW and working full time as a raw vegan lifestyle coach, yoga instructor and personal trainer.

Rosette Braaten

Yoga Instructor

My yoga journey is ever-evolving and growing deeper as I move through this new season of my life. I have long been a teacher, whether it was in a classroom, a gym, or studio, I have always LOVED to teach. While I have worn many hats throughout my life and career, I have found that Yoga has helped me remain calm and grounded - especially when I find myself in transition. It was only natural that I would eventually find myself taking the 200 hour Yoga Teacher training course.
As your instructor, my intention is to support you in your daily asana practice through movement and breath work. I believe that everything begins with the breath and when we are able to focus on that one point, we are able to find the calming stillness that our mind and body craves.

Nate McConnell

Movement Instructor

I have been involved in fitness since beginning sports in my pre-teen years, and have loved helping others with their fitness goals since high school. At the age of 22 I started my first job as a personal trainer, and since then my approach to program design has been geared toward integrating and connecting the body through dynamic movement combinations. As I grew in my practice i gravitated toward functional movement patterns and mobility more and more. Eventually I dove in to my yoga practice 6 years ago, and integrated many of the philosophies into my training style. Since then i have been leading meditations as a part of my offerings, and teaching ways to take an intuitive approach to developing daily self care practices. Body awareness and movement that is healing for the nervous system are fundamental aspects of what i offer, as well as playful movement flows designed to help you move well and be well.

Lynn Styglich

Yoga Instuctor

The inner peace found in mindfulness, the sense of strength inherent in movement, and the vitality of breath are attributes of a yoga practice that serve me on the mat and carry
into life.

My intention in class is to offer guidance as you discover and experience a practice that fits and fulfills you, and to cultivate a sense of community with other yogis.

Lynn has practiced yoga for years, completing a 200 hour yoga teacher training program in 2018. She seeks depth, balance and creativity in her yoga, and in life’s endeavors.