I hold a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and have attained over 500+ hours of Yoga Teacher Trainings from Yoga Alliance accredited schools. I believe that our approach to yoga and health should be customized to the individual. In order to help you build a comprehensive and sustainable personal practice, please fill out the intake form below so we can get started! 

Good to know info!

  • We will meet for 60-75min sessions. 
  • My rate is $80 per session. 
  • We will work together to find a meeting time and location that is mutually beneficial. 
  • I am setup to host you at my house (address provided upon scheduling your first session).
  • I'd be happy to meet you at your home if preferred!
  • In order to proceed fill out the intake form below and I will get back to you to confirm your session!


Printable Program Description

A detailed printable program description.

The Science of Life (pdf)


About Me

My Philosophy


I am a yoga instructor and perennial student in the Portland/Vancouver area. With a personal practice in Tantra, Vinyasa, Yin, and Kundalini, I lead well-rounded and healing yoga classes. Self-discovery is deepened through the use of meditation, pranayama, and mantras.


I believe yoga is a vehicle to heal and attune ourselves to levels of deeper understanding. I aim to create a safe and sacred space for practice and love to add a combination of soothing music, essential oils, and gentle hands-on adjustments to foster peace and purpose for my students.  

I discovered yoga in 2001 during my Freshman year of college. I began with a physical Asana practice that deepened over time through philosophy, writing, nutrition, and Ayurveda. Acting as a guide to others who are seeking a deeper connection with themselves is my driving purpose.

Experience & Yoga Training

  • 500+ hours of yoga training through 5-Star Yoga Alliance Rated YogaWorks Programs
  • 100 HR Yoga Nidra Certificate
  • 1-year apprenticeship with Rosie Acosta assisting in trainings and workshops
  • Living Yoga Trauma Informed Certified Teacher
  • Level I & II Reiki Certified
  • Certified Health Coach (IIN)

Tessa Tovar

Tessa Tovar