BendnMove Teachers and Yoga Therapists

BendnMove Staff

Tamara Gillest
Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, and a Certified Yoga Teacher and trainer (CYT 500 level) registered with the Yoga Alliance. I love to help people find balance using the tools of yoga. Whether recovering from an injury or illness, yoga can help you manage your condition and guide you towards wellness. My teaching style incorporates educational tidbits for practical use outside the studio.

I am also an accredited Buteyko Practitioner and offer Buteyko education both individually and in groups to help students manage sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, anxiety, asthma, and other imbalances.

My background includes a career in information technology and I earned a Masters degree of Science in Strategic Management. I also have a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Accounting with a 25 year career in IT Consulting and Software Development. I bring my skills together to not only own and manage BendnMove, but also offer corporate wellness workshops to increase productivity and well-being.

Karie Bloxton
A teacher who has been practicing yoga since 1997, teaching since 2004. Yoga has given me a means to stay centered and present. I encourage students to discover how each posture lives within their own body. The beauty of this lineage of yoga is that it meets us where we are. The practice will never be the same, because we are never the same.
The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education has deepened Karie's desire to connect, to teach and to learn. Why do we injure ourselves? What can we do to prevent or alleviate discomfort? Feldenkrais can be a wonderful tool to figure out how to not just feel better, but "be" better.
Karie offers Functional Integration sessions and she is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (800 hour).
Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT 500
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM)
Pregnant Pauses Teacher
Milo Minnis
Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT
E-RYT500, Yoga Alliance

Milo is a former educator who now uses her teaching skills to provide caring and thoughtful classes for all bodies. She is fully certified as a Yoga Therapist, a Yoga teacher and an Advanced Restorative Yoga Instructor. She has been trained in the Krishnamacharya and Iyengar Traditions. Her philosophy is that every body can do yoga and lotion is motion. She strives to teach each student a safe and sustainable yoga practice as we age. She offers weekly classes and is available for private session by appointment.
Julie McNeil
Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, RYT - 500, Yoga Alliance. Julie has experience working with head injury recovery, along with other physiological imbalances.
Vida Yousefi
I’ve been practicing yoga for many years. Working as a dentist, I found yoga a great exercise to bring balance to my body after long hours of work. Yoga helped me to develop an awareness of my body language and increased my sensitivity to the signs and signals of my body. I became certified by Tulku Lobsang to teach Tibetan healing yoga and I would love to share it with others so they can also benefit from this healing movement practices.
I am also a certified Yin yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance. I found Yin yoga a great complement to the busyness of our life, where we can find some stillness and stretch our bodies through slow paced, simple yoga postures after a long work day, or we can do it as a morning practice to start our day.
Being born and raised in a Iyengar family in South India, Shumit has led a yogic lifestyle all his life. As a kid, he was trained in Sanskrit shlokas, Vedanta and Bhagawad Gita. Shumit is a vegetarian diet proponent and a new lifestyle based on simple living and high thinking.

Shumit comes from both the Shiva and the Buddha lineage. He is a product of the Sivananda school of yoga and is a Vipassana yogi. He considers S.N. Goenka to be his meditation guru and Swami Sivananda to be his asana and Vedanta guru.

Shumit believes that there is a lot more to yoga than just a physical practice. It is a combination of exercise, diet, meditation, breathing and relaxation.

Shumit practices and teaches classical Hatha yoga. His hatha yoga classes are informative and engaging and you come out of it with a clear mind. Shumit organizes yoga and cultural retreats to South India several times a year where you get to experience India as a local.