Portland, Oregon, United States

(208) 891-4261

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practice

Russell Christensen


 I discovered yoga over a decade ago as a remedy for my chronic back pain and as a refugee from my corporate consulting career. After completing my 200 hour teacher training in 2010 I began teaching at local studios and gyms in Boise Idaho. 

My desire to share this method of bringing wellness to the body and the mind led me to begin Yoga Therapy training through Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, .I am now completing my therapist training and have founded Parvati Therapy as a place to provide a community for the healing arts and bring the innate healing wisdom of the body back into the forefront of wellness.

Over a decade after that first yogic breath, I have fulfilled my dharma to share the extraordinary benefits of yoga with you so that you may find less resistance and more joy in your life 


Yoga Therapist -  Candidate

Graduate Winter 2019 - Soul Of Yoga - Encinitas Ca.

Yoga of the Heart® Cardiac and Cancer certification program

October 2018 - Soul Of Yoga - Encinitas Ca


May 2019 - Yoga Alliance

E-RYT 200 

May 2019 - Yoga Alliance

RYT 200 

June 2010 - Shanti Yoga School - McCall Idaho


Yoga Therapist Training - April 2019 Graduation

Soul of Yoga -  Encinitas California

300 hour teacher training  - 2018

Soul of Yoga -  Encinitas California

200 hour teacher training  - 2010

Shanti Yoga School - McCall Idaho

BS in Computer Science - 1998

Western Oregon University - Monmouth Oregon



Elisabeth Grygelko

 Lisa is been exploring and teaching Tantra for over 13 years as a graduate of 2 international school of temple arts level 1 and 2 training.  mahamudra tantra training Tantraquest San Diego with shawn roop in 2015, Tantra for awakening with Crystal dawn mMorris and yoga for the heart with nischala joy devi, at soul of yoga Encinitas , ca. Shambavi mahamudra training with sadhguru jaggi vashudev and a masters degree in social work/addictions focus.