The Yoga Lab is a group of dedicated yoga practitioners committed to offering opportunities to study, grow and explore in the practices of yoga. We are passionate about self-inquiry and the process of conscious change and transformation. Our mission is to blend theory with practice, hard work with celebration, sweat with smiles and help you relax into the love that is YOU.
The Yoga Lab’s founders Aleta Adams, Rebecca Bell, and Ulla Lundgren are friends, dedicated yoga practitioners and teachers with over seventy-three years of combined exploration and study of yoga. We came together out of a longing for a “yoga home” grounded in tradition yet open to innovation, exploration and continuing education. Our asana/yoga-pose background is in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara and eclectic Vinyasa Flow. We are dedicated to offer a full spectrum of yoga sadhana/practices including yoga philosophy, kirtan/devotional chanting, meditation, ayurveda and of course lots and lots of fun Yoga classes. We welcome all ages, beginners to advanced practitioners, and hope that you will find The Yoga Lab an inspiring, playful, and transformational yoga community. Today, The Yoga Lab is owned by Aleta Adams, Rebecca Bell and Ulla Lundgren. Nicole Baumann is our studio manager and front desk guru. We have a dedicated staff of karma yogis who help our daily operations by ensuring that the studio is clean and our towels are washed as well as checking in our classes and plastering Bend with our flyers. If you are interested in joining our Karma Crew as a work/trade volunteer please email Nicole at email@example.com. We also have a fabulous group of yoga teachers to lead you through your practices. If you are a yoga teacher interested in joining our staff please email your resume and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to all the spokes of our wheels that keep our wagon cruising! We couldn’t do it without you.
TEACHER | CO-FOUNDER
Ulla is a co-owner and founder of The Yoga Lab. She is a certified yoga teacher and ERYT-500…
TEACHER | CO-FOUNDER
Rebecca is a co-owner and founder of The Yoga Lab. She began formal yoga studies in 1992…
TEACHER | CO-FOUNDER
Aleta is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hr level, RN, and co-owner of The Yoga Lab…
TARA MALA WHITE
Tara Mala White is a dedicated, devoted and ever-evolving student of Yoga. Her approach to teaching is…
TEACHER | STUDIO MANAGER
Nicole was born and raised in Chicago. Her journey in linking movement with breath began when she took…
Sabine Keagy has been practicing Yoga since 2000 and been teaching since 2005. She has learned from many teachers…
Petit is from a small town near Sequoia National Park in central California. It was on hot granite with toes in the cool…
As a ballet dancer Jennifer Abrahams found it very natural to turn to a yoga practice…
Nicole Williams began her interest in mind body awareness training while studying zazen meditation in Japan…
Deven Sisler will empower your practice on and off your mat. A senior certified AcroYoga teacher she is…
Katie was born in Bend, and has lived here most of her life. She grew up snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor in…
Julie Southwell has been authorized to teach ashtanga yoga by Manju Pattabhi Jois, and is a long time student…
YOGA LAB FAQ’S
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or yogini, or its your first class, the Yoga Lab welcomes you to our studio. As part of our mission, we want to provide you with the most nurturing and supportive experience possible. When you enter our yoga studio doors you will find a smiling face, space to store your personal belongings, and access to loaner mats should you need it. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help enhance your experience at the Yoga Lab. Below are some of the most common question, however feel free to reach out via email should you have a question not addressed below.
Please practice saucha/cleanliness. We ask that you respect our sacred practice space, and your fellow yoginis and yogis, by coming to class with your body and clothes clean. Refrain from using perfume, strong scented deodorants, essential oils and hair spray.
I'M NOT NATURALLY FLEXIBLE. CAN I STILL DO YOGA?
Yes! You do not need to be flexible, strong, have good balance or be coordinated to start doing yoga. Yoga welcomes you exactly they way you are. We will help guide you toward an appropriate level class for you.
ARE YOUR CLASSES HEATED?
For vinyasa classes we keep the studio between 80 – 85 so that you are able to work up a sweat. These classes are indicated by an * on our class schedule. All other classes are warm and comfortable, but not overwhelmingly hot.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. We suggest shorts, workout tights, yoga pants, t-shirt (if you are a woman wear something on your upper body that stays put when you go partially or fully upside down.)
DO I NEED ANYTHING SPECIAL FOR MY FEET?
Please remove your shoes upon entering the studio. Yoga is best done barefoot, you have better grip and balance with bare feet.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Please show up at least 10-15 minutes before class starts so you can sign in, arrange your practice space, and have a moment to settle in before beginning your practice.
DO YOU HAVE LOCKERS? WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY STUFF?
We do not have lockers however, we have several cubbies where you can store your belongings can doors lock 10 minutes after start of class. If you are concerned about theft please leave your valuables in your car.
DO I NEED WATER? SHOULD I BRING A WATER BOTTLE?
You are welcome to bring in a water bottle to class but please NO open containers. We have filtered water for refilling containers.
I HAVE AN INJURY. DOES THAT MATTER?
If you have injuries or physical limitations please let the teacher know before the start of class. Please modify your postures appropriately.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND WHO IS NEW TO YOGA?
Of course! Check out our class descriptions page to find a class appropriate for them.
DO YOU RENT MATS?
Yes, we rent Manduka ProLight mats for $2. We highly recommend you get your own mat, we sell them at the studio along with YogiToes towels.
The Yoga Lab offers students who may not have the ability to pay for yoga classes the opportunity to practice in the studio with a scholarship. Twice each year The Yoga Lab will review applications to our scholarship program and will announce scholarship recipients during the months of December and July. We have a selection of class packages and unlimited memberships that will be offered to qualifying individuals.
Scholarship recipients are chosen by The Yoga Lab Board of Directors and are chosen based on demonstration of financial need, commitment to studying and practicing yoga, and a strong desire to learn from teachers who teach at The Yoga Lab. The number of scholarships given will vary each application period and is based on the donations made by the community to the scholarship fund. Many of the class packs and memberships available are purchased and gifted by community members.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a scholarship please download the following application, print and return to:
The Yoga Lab
550 SW Industrial Way Ste 170
Bend, OR 97702
Please contact us with any questions.
MADE POSSIBLE BY
Thank you Karen Hsu for your generous donations to the scholarship fund! We are currently seeking donations for this periods scholarship fund.
*If you are interested in contributing to our scholarship fund please contact Nicole at email@example.com
DEADLINE: Scholarship applications are due by December 1st and June 1st.