Welcome to Sellwood Yoga and Align Fitness!
Sellwood Yoga (7970 SE 13th Ave.) and Align Fitness (8063 SE 17th Ave.) are family-owned and operated yoga and wellness studios in the heart of historic Sellwood (Portland, Oregon). The two studios are just blocks away from each other, and both offer a variety of classes, workshops, and special events related to Yoga, Mindfulness, MELT Method, Fitness, Pilates, Barre, Nutrition, and other Health and Wellness Practices.
We 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. We also have classes for kids, tweens, teens, and families.
If you have never been to Sellwood Yoga, check out our “Helpful Tips and Things To Know About Taking Classes at Sellwood Yoga” page. And if you haven’t taken a class yet at Align Fitness, check out “Good Things to Know About Taking Classes at Align Fitness.”
You can also contact Kari, our studio advisor. She can be reached here.
Sellwood Yoga and Align Fitness instructors are passionate about yoga, fitness, and wellness, and are 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 and athletes. Above all, we strive to offer a welcoming, relaxing, beautiful, and clean space to learn, enjoy, and sink inwards. We want students to leave each class feeling better than when they arrived.
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.
We hope you begin or deepen your practice at Sellwood Yoga and Align Fitness!
Siblings Bill and Savonn Wyland have extensive experience both teaching yoga and running successful businesses. They opened their first studio, Bernal Yoga, in 2002 when they were both living in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Bernal Yoga continues to thrive (in fact, it was 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, with Align Fitness following close behind. Savonn lives with her family around the corner from Sellwood Yoga—you’ll probably see them out and about in the neighborhood. Bill and his family recently moved to the Woodstock neighborhood. You will still see them frequently in Sellwood when they come to teach, visit friends, and hang out.
Maggie Converse is one of the studio admins. She moved to Sellwood from the east coast (NYC/CT area) and is super grateful to be a part of this community. Be sure to say hello if you ever see Maggie and her dog Daisy hiking on local trails or walking through the neighborhood!
Jessica Henkle is one of the studio admins. She’s a longtime yoga practitioner and has been a part of the Sellwood Yoga community since 2011. Once a Sellwood resident, she now lives in the hills of SW Portland, but she regularly makes the trek down to the studio to take classes. She’s never found another community like this one.