Co-Owner/Co-Founder & Senior Instructor
Bill Wyland is the co-owner and a managing partner of Align Integrative Wellness, LLC. Together, with his sister Savonn, they oversee the vision, development, and growth of Sellwood Yoga, its Teacher Training programs as well as their national and international Yoga Retreats.
After a career in the labor movement in Washington D.C. and California, Bill changed professions and helped his sister Savonn open Bernal Yoga in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood in 2002. In 2009, they opened Sellwood Yoga, in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood and in 2012 opened Align Fitness also in Sellwood. Bernal Yoga and Align Fitness were closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.
As a studio owner and yoga teacher, Bill’s overall philosophy is rooted in the belief that the practice of yoga is an important piece in the overall approach to healthy living. One should use the skills and awareness yoga creates in all foundations of life, including health, relationships, work, and personal evolution.
Bill is a longtime athlete who grew up playing many sports. He credits yoga with helping that continue to this day. He enjoys playing in the Portland Adult Soccer leagues as well as tennis, hiking, biking and skiing. He also enjoys gardening and landscape architecture and design.
He got his yoga teaching certification at the Sacred Movement Center for Yoga and Healing in Venice, California in 2003 where he studied with Max Strom, Shiva Rea, and Saul David Raye. He also has a Thai Yoga Therapy Massage certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California in 2004.