About Align

Align is a belief in helping people find balance, inspiration and increased awareness in their life by providing local centers that offer experienced, first class instruction in traditional yoga and other mindful based fitness classes. Alignís studios host world class teachers for workshops and trainings and bring the community together for art, literary or other gatherings.

Align studios are located at Sellwood Yoga in Portland, OR and Bernal Yoga in San Francisco, CA. Brother and sister, Bill and Savonn Wyland own and oversee the growth, development and vision of Alignís studios.

About Bill Wyland

Bill is a lifelong athlete who began studying and practicing Yoga in his twenties as a way to stay healthy playing sports while getting older. After feeling the positive effects of increased awareness, flexibility and strength, he began to study and incorporate yoga classes into his weekly routine.

Today, as a yoga teacher and studio owner, Bill's overall philosophy is rooted in the Vinyasa tradition where the practice of yoga is applied to the overall approach to living. One should use the skill and awareness yoga creates in all the foundations and rhythms of life, including health, sports, relationships, work, and personal evolution.

Bill is owner and managing partner of Align, LLC. Together, with his sister Savonn they oversee the growth, development and vision of Bernal Yoga, San Francisco, Ca and Sellwood Yoga, Portland OR.

He studied at the Sacred Movement Center for Yoga and Health in Venice, California with Max Strom, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye and Sherry Brourman PT. He has a Thai Yoga Therapy Massage certification from the White Lotus Foundation with Saul David Raye. He is ever thankful to Saul and Max for their help and guidance.

He lives in Portland, OR where he teaches public Vinyasa and Thai Yoga classes at Sellwood Yoga and at select retreats worldwide. He can be reached directly at bill@sellwoodyoga.com

About Savonn Wyland

Savonn's approach to teaching yoga is to provide skillful and detailed instruction, non-dogmatic and grounded inspiration, along with mindful intention and awareness. She weaves in many different styles and approaches to her creative sequencing and theme based classes.

Savonn recognizes the importance of an integrated approach to health and wellbeing. She believes that yoga and other meditative and expressive arts are a great complement to athletic, professional and creative pursuits.

Her classes, workshops and retreats offer an opportunity to tap into the transformational energy present when a group comes together to practice without losing the power of personal inquiry and expression. Her one-on-one sessions help to better tailor a personal practice, to address individual concerns, modifications and questions, and to make sure the practice stays safe, nurturing and fun.

Savonn is the founder and co-director of Bernal Yoga in San Francisco, CA and the soon to be opening Sellwood Yoga in Portland, OR. Together with Bill, her brother, she oversees the growth, development and vision of the studios through their company Align, LLC.

Savonn holds Yoga Teaching Certificates in "Flow/Vinyasa" from the White Lotus Foundation, "Pre and Post Natal Yoga" from the Seattle Holistic Center and "Yin/Yang" yoga from Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley. and recently completed an in depth training in "Therapeutic Yoga" from the Yoga Garden of San Anselmo.