Ave Rio is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 RYT. After moving to Portland in 2019 from her home base in Chicago, she continued her yoga journey by taking part in the Embodied Practice teacher training program, which focused on anatomical alignment and biomechanics, as well as yoga philosophy, pranayama and meditation. Ave’s teaching style infuses mindfulness and playfulness along with creative and intelligent sequences. She has also completed a 30-hour hands-on adjustments & assists training and she enjoys helping students modify or deepen postures.
Ave is passionate about helping others find a conscious connection between mind, body and spirit through intentional movement and a focus on breath. While building strength, flexibility and mobility, Ave’s classes offer students a safe place for playfulness, softness and self-exploration. Ave’s own movement practice also includes hiking with her husband, exploring the beauty of the pacific northwest. Ave is also a new mama to her baby girl, Lola. Outside of yoga, Ave is a full-time writer/editor.