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Be curiously authentic Always be the student
because the most important “core” muscles are the ones that inform our CORE VALUES
Founded in 2013 around the belief that connection fuels happiness, Twist Yoga is a locally-owned yoga studio deeply rooted in community - a true hub of happiness. In addition to many different styles of yoga and fitness classes, we also offer Yoga Alliance certified teacher training, private lessons, online classes, and workplace wellness solutions. Read the story about how we got started here!
After many years spent dabbling in every fitness style known to womankind, Twist Yoga founder Jennifer Pahl literally ‘landed’ on the yoga mat with an injured shoulder and a body that can be described as anything but flexible. She was certainly not a traditionally "zen" person, but she immediately fell in love with how yoga made her feel.
It quickly became clear that yoga was more than just Jennifer’s personal passion — it was her calling. She wanted to share the incredible feeling of empowerment and presence she experienced from yoga with as many people as possible. So, she left her corporate career in finance behind to open Twist Yoga -a supportive studio providing yoga, meditation and functional fitness classes to the greater Portland community. Two years later, she launched Twist Your Workplace, providing corporate wellness solutions for American workplaces. Her students loved the in studio classes, but really wanted to be able to practice with the same amazing teachers from home or on the road. In 2018, she launched online classes at Twist Yoga Online.
When she’s not teaching, Jennifer can be found speaking at local events, writing for wellness magazines and blogs and spending time with her two kids, husband, and two rescue dogs; Elmer and Dante. She is also the Bridgeport Village Ambassador for Lululemon and is part of Mindbody’s One Champion network as a Board Member. She served six years on the board of the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation and volunteers at local charities.
At Twist Yoga, connection is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s connecting mind to body, breath to movement or individuals to their community, our mission is to fuel happiness through connection.
We aim for each and every person who visits our studio to walk out feeling lighter, stronger and more connected with themselves and the world around them.
Located 10 miles outside downtown Portland, Oregon, we are conveniently located for Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, and West Linn. Our studio is right off I5, in the Mercantile Village Shopping Center at the intersection of Boones Ferry Rd. and Kruse Way with plenty of free parking.
Our Online Classes
Whether you’ve got a packed schedule, are traveling or live out of the area, we know you may not always be able to make it to our yoga studio in Lake Oswego. But thanks to our online classes, you can yoga with your favorite Twist teaches — anytime and anywhere! With new classes added every week, there’s no shortage of ways to get your ‘ommm’ on from the comfort of your own home or hotel room!