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Welcome to Sellwood Yoga!

Studio exteriorSellwood Yoga is a family-owned and -operated yoga and wellness studio in the heart of historic Sellwood (Portland, Oregon). We offer classes, workshops, and special events related to yoga, mindfulness, MELT Method, Fitness, Pilates, nutrition, and other health and wellness practices.

Studio interiorWe have something for everyone: if you want to relax and nourish yourself, our gentle, restorative, and yin classes might be the perfect fit; if you’re in the mood to get your heart-rate going, take a look at our more active vinyasa classes and bootcamp series; and if you have little ones, check out our offerings for children (Kid’s Yoga) , families (Family Yoga), and moms (Return to Center).

Enjoy exploring everything we have to offer, and be well!

History

Savonn and family

Savonn with husband Brian and son Isaak

Siblings Bill and Savonn Wyland have extensive experience in both teaching yoga and running successful businesses. They opened their first studio in 2002, and Bernal Yoga (located in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco) continues to thrive (in fact, it was recently voted one of the top destinations in this increasingly hip neighborhood…take a look!) When they moved to Portland several years later, they fell in love with Sellwood, and Sellwood Yoga opened its doors in 2009. They live with their families just blocks from the studio—you’ll probably see them strolling on 13th, grabbing some tea or coffee across the street, or stocking up on groceries for the week. Studio Manager Claire Wilde is a frequent Sellwood Yoga student and lives in the neighborhood too. Be sure to say hi!

Philosophy

Bill and Family

Bill with wife Rosey and daughter Grace

Sellwood Yoga instructors are passionate about yoga and non-dogmatic in their teaching style. They love sharing their excitement about the many benefits of yoga and healthy living. These benefits include decreased stress, overall mood improvement, increased flexibility, greater strength, a clearer mind, and a deeper connection to your best self.

We believe that there are various ways to practice and learn. As such, we offer a diverse and well-rounded schedule that is welcoming for new students, inspiring for those looking to deepen their practice, and challenging for more experienced yogis. Above all, we strive to offer a welcoming, relaxing, beautiful, and clean space to learn, relax, enjoy, and sink inwards. We want students to leave each class feeling better than when they arrived.

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Claire at the front desk

As proud members of Sellwood’s small business community, we love supporting local artisans, craftspeople, and shops, and we also have a strong commitment to sustainability and the environment. The front desk, benches, and storage units at the studio were custom-made from a fallen maple tree by a neighborhood artisan. In addition, we display rotating exhibits of artwork by local artists throughout the space.  If you are interested in exhibiting your work at the studio, please send us an email.

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We hope you to see you begin or deepen your practice at Sellwood Yoga!

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