Alix believes the path of yoga is accessible to all people as a means of healing and inner exploration. Her teaching reflects over twenty years of experience and study through various teachers and traditions of yoga, movement, bodywork, and meditation.

As a licensed massage therapist, Alix brings a deep understanding of anatomy and alignment into her teaching and hands on adjustments. She greets each class with a fresh eye, using modifications of poses and props as needed to meet the individual needs and level of each student.

Alix’s classes combine elements of meditation along with carefully sequenced active and restorative yoga poses, unwinding movements, SATYA (see below), and pranayama (breathwork), with the overall intention of bringing mindfulness into the yoga experience on and off the mat.

Alix is based in Portland, OR and offers group classes, private sessions, workshops, and retreats both locally and internationally. She specializes in yoga therapeutics, specifically backcare and scoliosis.

Weekly Drop In Classes in Portland, OR:

Schedule private session through Alix’s online store.

Tuesdays: Gentle Hatha 6:30pm- 7:45pm at The People’s Yoga NE Killingsworth studio (in person and live-streamed)

Fridays: Mindful Hatha 9am to 10:15am at The People’s Yoga NE 30th studio (in person and live-streamed)

Saturdays: Gentle Hatha 9am to 10:15am at The People’s Yoga NE Killingsworth studio ( in person and live-streamed)

To learn more about Alix’s current workshops and retreats, please visit her Events page.

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Yoga for Scoliosis

Alix discovered yoga as a teenager soon after she was diagnosed with scoliosis. While wearing a back brace for several years, she committed to her yoga practice and was able to avoid getting surgery to fuse her spine. Dedication to her daily practice allows her to lead a very active lifestyle.

Alix is grateful to be able to share what she has learned over the years with others. Alix is a certified Yoga for Scoliosis teacher through her training with Elise Miller. She sees clients with scoliosis through private yoga sessions, massage therapy, and teaching regular Yoga for Scoliosis workshops.


Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement

This unique floor based yin practice is based on somatics and was developed by Tias Little as a means to support ease, joy and flow within the body through gentle sliding, gliding, unwinding, stretching movements, and also accessing the deep core muscles.

SATYA movements helps to release tightness in the muscles and connective tissues surrounding the joints, as well as improving the circulation of prana throughout the body including the organs, skin, and lymphatic system.

SATYA is effective for recovering from stress, fatigue, or injury either practiced on its own or as a complement to a sustainable yoga practice. As the name suggests, the practice of SATYA brings one into the sensory experience of the body and increases proprioceptive awareness and mindfulness. SATYA leaves the body and nervous system feeling somewhat like having had a deeply restorative massage and supports the capacity of self healing.

Alix is a Certified Prajna SATYA teacher and integrates this practice into her yoga classes and private sessions.

Private Sessions

*currently available online or in-person

Working one on one with an instructor can be helpful for those just beginning a yoga practice and not feeling ready for a group class, those with specific injury, scoliosis, limitations, or health conditions, or those simply wishing to deepen their yoga practice and/or develop a personalized home practice.

What to Expect

In a private session Alix will discuss your needs and guide you through a series of gentle movements and yoga poses with specific modifications and props to make each pose more therapeutic for your body. These sessions may also include breath work and meditation. There will be space for you to ask questions and give feedback, and Alix will follow up with notes through email after the session with a list of poses for an individualized home practice.

Yoga is part of a holistic approach to healthcare not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment.

Rates for Private Sessions

Private Session:
60 minutes $90
90 minutes $120


  • 60 or 90 minute private session with Alix
  • Intake evaluation
  • Personalized assessment
  • Follow up email support with list of poses and notes

Backcare Package of Yoga and Massage: $330


  • One initial private yoga session
  • Email follow up and support
  • One 60 minutes follow up yoga session
  • Two 60 minutes massages

If desired, the two 60 minute massages can be substituted for additional yoga sessions.

Booking and Location

Visit Alix’s store to purchase a Massage or Yoga Therapy session, as well as the new Mindful Hatha video!

To schedule a session please contact Alix.

Private sessions are held within Alix’s peaceful renovated garage studio adjacent to her home in NE Portland, unless other arrangements are made with the client.

Please note:

  • Packages can be used within one year of date of purchase, and are non refundable. They may be shared or transferred to another person.
  • Payment is due at time of service unless other arrangements are made prior to appointment time.
  • Cash, checks, or cards are accepted.
  • Cancellations: Please allow 24 hour notice for cancellations and rescheduling. Payment will be required for for sessions cancelled in less than 24 for hours, unless due to sickness or emergency.