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Bonfire Hot Yoga
3665 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
Don't let the name fool you-- the vibe is chill but the room is hot in this fun, Friday-night twist to the classic hatha series. Join us for low lights, good tunes, and quiet class led by Seth and Emily.
It’s my personal belief that everyone's yoga journey begins with their first breath, arriving at body, or perhaps even before then. When one becomes aware they are on this path it’s simply a matter of time & perseverance.
Around 2003 I stepped into what I knew as my first yoga class. I was recovering from a traumatic brain surgery that left me chronically disabled - I was 14 years old at the time. It was not hot yoga, but a style based in energy work similar to Kundalini or Qi Gong. It was my first experience in what I knew then as yoga, & had tremendous effects on my physical recovery & depression. Later, in 2008 I would begin my hot yoga practice with Bikram yoga, this time I was 19 & mostly recovered from my surgeries with the exception of chronic nerve damage. I always enjoyed being physical & competitive, & at that first class I knew this was going to change my life.
After about 7 years of practice I found myself going through yet another brain surgery in 2013 - this was to be my 3rd operation. Previously I worked in the trades as a metal fabricator & welder, however this last surgery would usher me into my new occupation as a yoga teacher. In 2014 I arrived at my first yoga training. I completed Bikram’s nine week teacher training, spending the next year after that traveling & teaching around the world & across the USA. My training did not stop there, & since then I have trained under Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers, Esak Garcia, & senior teachers of S.N Goenka (Vipassana) & Richard Miller (iRest). I've also done other 200hr YTT’s in person & online as continuing education. My training hours exceeded over 1000, &, since 2014 my teaching hours exceed 5,000.
This is all to say, teaching is my life's passion. It is not a job or a duty. But a privilege & an honor for which I am grateful.
I was first introduced to yoga in the mid 90's when the costume designer at Willamette University saw a need and generously taught an unofficial vinyasa class to stressed out students. Years later I took up long distance running and needed something to help with muscle cramps. As I ran past the yoga studio I remembered those beautiful classes and decided to try yoga again. I was immediately hooked.
Eleven years later, a 200 hour YTT in Vinyasa flow at Pure 8, a Ghosh apprenticeship with Seth Brown and a Yin teacher course at Bonfire Hot Yoga all under my belt, yoga has become an integral part of maintaining and increasing my health.
The more I practice yoga, the more it becomes an essential part of my spiritual practice, too. The study of yoga helps me dive deep into all aspects of my humanity, which only serves to increase my understanding of the divine. I hope to offer the opportunity for that discovery to others as well.
In addition to yoga practitioner, I'm a wife, a homeschool mom, and a pastor at Hillsdale Community Church.
Emily Cawley Feldman
Emily Cawley, originally from Beaverton, has been a student of Bonfire Hot Yoga since 2011. Emily earned her her 200 yoga teacher certification in 2016 in a program focused on the 26&2 hot yoga series, training Sarah Grace, Kathy Allen and Kevin Cooke at Sealevel Hot Yoga. Her teaching is influenced by her practice of ashtanga and the yoga lineage of Bishnu Ghosh. Her instructional style is warm and direct, which emphasis in stillness, discipline, and finding ease within effort. Emily has 15 years of study in education which she puts into practice not only in teaching yoga, but in mentoring new yoga teachers, and offering professional development opportunities to improve teaching practices for the yoga community. She and her teaching partner Seth Brown have taught several teacher trainings, advanced asana workshops and posture clinics since the beginning of their collaboration in 2017. Emily also teaches voice workshops for actors and yogis alike, and has worked as a dialect coach and acting teacher in the Seattle, WA. You can find her at Bonfire Hot Yoga, the Beaverton-located studio of which she is the owner. She has lived and practiced in Seattle, New York City, and Vancouver BC.