Sally Hoesing, RN

Sally, our newest teacher at Gudmestad Yoga Studio is a Chicago native. She began her career as a certified athletic trainer, working with collegiate athletes at the University of Iowa, and then at Cascade College when she and her husband relocated to Portland a dozen years ago.

Wanting to further her ability to help others heal, she pursued a nursing degree and worked several years as a labor and delivery nurse. It was during this time, as she juggled motherhood with her two young daughters and full time nursing that she became aware that her background as both a trainer and a nurse prepared her to fulfill her dream to become a yoga teacher.

Sally first came to yoga during her college years, as she searched for something to complement her marathon training regimen. She picked up a copy of BKS Iyengar's "Tree of Life" and found the inspiration she was looking for. She began studying with Julie Gudmestad in the fall of 2001 and feels that "Julie has a gift for making students aware so that the prana can travel."

Sally has spent the past year intensively studying the Gudmestad Yoga teaching method, and is also apprenticing with Julie Lawrence in preparation to become Iyengar certified. Her area of special teaching interest is in prenatal and postpartum yoga.

Outside of the yoga studio, Sally still runs 30 - 35 miles a week. She also treasures time spent with her husband and two daughters: some of their favorite shared activities are hiking, visits to the coast and gardening (the girls decide what will be planted).