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ABOUT ZENSPOT

ZenSpotís Mission is empowering people to discover their true self.

ZenSpot, Inc. is a support system for those interested in living their healthiest and best life now. Born in New York in 2007, ZenSpot relocated its headquarters to Oregon and operates facilities in both Portland and Eugene. Services are delivered regionally, nationally and internationally to meet the needs of individuals around the world.

Mission Statement

ZenSpot’s Mission is empowering people to discover their true self.

Core Values

To be fearless
To celebrate the self and other living beings
To learn to love
To cultivate positive energy
To live in balance with the environment 

Through its mission and core values ZenSpot emphasizes the importance of positive energy as a way to sustain and nourish the individual and their community. 

At ZenSpot there are three primary paths: Hot Yoga, Ayurveda (Life Coaching, Nutritional Counseling, Stress Management & Reiki Energy Healing) & Feng Shui.

These three paths serve to catalize individuals to a life of radiance. They fuse thousands of years of holistic practices, contemporary science and practical application resulting in an enlivened mind, rejuvenated body and uplifted spirit. 

So come and visit us and find your ZenSpot today!

FOUNDERS & INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Kelli Harrington - Founder
Dr. Kelli Harrington embraces the belief that the philosophies underlying and relationships between yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, coaching, Ayurveda and Reiki are principle vehicles for ideal living, health and wellness. As co-founder of ZenSpot, Inc., a Hot Yoga, Ayurveda and Feng Shui lifestyle company, Harrington is dedicated to creating po [...] Full Bio
Dr. Michael Bittner - Founder
Learning, teaching and traveling are Dr. Michael Bittner’s passions. A native westerner, Dr. Michael Bittner brings a complementary blend of western practicality, free spirit and authenticity to teaching, coaching, interior design and innovation and entrepreneurship in his role as co-founder and managing partner of ZenSpot, Inc., a holistic l [...] Full Bio
Maddie Allen
Maddie is originally from Boulder,CO, where her mother coerced her into trying hot yoga for the first time. It was love at first shavasana and led her to become a teacher to share that love with others.  Maddie taught at the Eugene ZenSpot until she graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012 with Environmental Studies and Spanish degrees [...] Full Bio
Sydney Clagett
A practitioner for four years, Sydney became a teacher after discovering the purely healing benefits of yoga while in high school. From Malibou Lake, California, Sydney is currently a junior at University of Oregon double majoring in Environmental Studies and Sociology. “I was terribly stressed in high school, was sick every other month, and [...] Full Bio
Nina Hidalgo, MA
Nina has been interested in bodywork since college, where she earned her BA in Dance/Movement Studies and psychology. She discovered her passion for yoga while starting her doctoral work in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon. “Yoga provides me with the tools to be balanced and present both in and out of the studio in what can s [...] Full Bio
Alexa Lachman, MA
Alexa Lachman has been living in her head for years and only recently discovered the necessity of integrating mind, body and spirit. Originally turning to yoga as a way to lose weight and cope with stress, she was surprised at her emotional and spiritual growth. Having never envisioned becoming a yoga teacher, she enrolled in teacher training to mo [...] Full Bio
Jaclyn Leeds, JD
Originally from New Hampshire, Jaclyn is thrilled and humbled to share with others the physically and emotionally healing benefits she has experienced on her mat. Jaclyn earned a B.A. in psychology and music from Wellesley College, a J.D. with an environmental and natural resources law with an emphasis in animal law certificate from Lewis & Cl [...] Full Bio
Julie Marie, LMT
A Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008, and a yoga practitioner since 2003, Julie harbored a secret desire to be a teacher for years before taking teacher training. “As a body worker I know the importance of self-care, and yoga is the single best self-care activity I know of,” she says. Julie’s current favorite pose is Standing [...] Full Bio
Trisha Moore
Trisha has been practicing yoga since 2002. She graduated from Zenspot Teacher Training in the summer of 2011. Originally from Seattle, Trisha loves the great outdoors, kayaking, and hiking with her family much of the time when she is not on her yoga mat. She now lives in West Linn with her husband, teen aged sons and two dogs. [...] Full Bio
Amber Phillips
Amber started practicing at ZenSpot originally to seek help for her scoliosis when she was sixteen years old. From her very first class she knew that she had found her practice and would never go back to another chiropractor.  After practicing yoga for two years Amber decided to further her education by becoming a teacher. “My eyes [...] Full Bio
Renee Taylor Valentin
Renee relocated to Eugene in 1998 from Port Townsend Washington. Her passion for nature & human phisiology led her to earn a bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Oregon which continues to play into her developing understanding of the world around her. Primarily she considers herself a student of life and finds that hands on learning [...] Full Bio
Melissa Wastell, RN
A registered Nurse for 8 years and from Michigan Melissa began practicing yoga as an adjunct to running and quickly realized the fantastic benefits it had on both the body and mind.  "When I started practicing yoga, my body felt amazing but I loved the peace of mind and the deeper understanding I gained about myself." My favorite pose is pig [...] Full Bio
PARTNERS & AFFILIATES
Terron J. Cook- Partner
Terron has been attending; what he refers to as “The School of Life;” since the age of 15; when he was forced into the World; to support and fend for himself; due to life events.   His transcendence above these life circumstances solidified his stance in the health & wellness field as well as in the hearts of those in the busi [...] Full Bio
Rev. Charlene Robbins, BS, GSM- Partner
Charlene is a Reiki Master, Intuitive Healing Practitioner, Teaching Minister, and Hypnotherapist, and has received formal training in Intuitive Development, Reiki and Seminary. She has over 35 years of professional experience in the allopathic and esoteric healing fields. Coupled with a strong academic background, she has earned an array of academ [...] Full Bio
Kara Yahn- Affiliate
Originally from Clinton, Iowa, Kara came to the beautiful campus of the University of Northern Iowa in the fall of 2003. She was recruited by the UNI Track and Field team as a hurdler/sprinter and I chose to major in Worksite Health Promotion. Her 5 years at UNI were some of the best ever. School was wonderful and she had a lot of success in track [...] Full Bio