My goal is to help you re-imagine your life and let go of thoughts and behaviors that undermine you, so that a renewed and fulfilled you can emerge. I hold certifications in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and have attained over 500+ hours of Yoga Teacher Trainings in order to help you build a comprehensive and sustainable personal practice. 


Printable Program Description

A detailed printable program description.

The Science of Life (pdf)


About Me

My Philosophy


Tessa Tovar is a yoga instructor and perennial student in the Portland/Vancouver area. With a personal practice in Vinyasa, Bikram, Yin, Kundalini, and Hatha, Tessa leads well-rounded and healing yoga classes. Self-discovery is deepened through the use of meditation, pranayama, and mantras.


Tessa believes yoga is a vehicle to heal and attune ourselves to levels of deeper understanding. Creating a safe and sacred space for practice is accomplished through a combination of music, essential oils, and loving hands-on adjustments to foster peace and purpose for all students.  

Tessa discovered her path through yoga gradually, starting in 2002. Beginning with a physical 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 Tessa's driving purpose.

Experience & Yoga Training

  • 500+ hours of yoga training through 5-Star Yoga Alliance Rated YogaWorks Programs
  • 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

Tessa Tovar

Tessa Tovar