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columbia gorge school of yoga
yoga teacher training

SPRING, 2023 - RYT 200


We are proud to offer a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training in spring 2023 at our beautiful studio in White Salmon, WA.


This program is for anyone who wants to learn more about yoga and meditation or simply connect to themselves on a deeper level. Our in-person training will introduce the core teachings of yoga, including in-depth training in the techniques, such as vinyasa, yin yoga, restorative yoga, pranayama, subtle body and meditation; anatomy, physiology & biomechanics; yoga humanities, including the history, philosophy & ethics of yoga; and professional essentials, such as teaching methodology & professional development.


Our intention is to offer a warm sense of community for yoga teacher trainees, a safe space for learning, growing & developing a deeper understanding of the teachings of yoga beyond what we experience in classes. Trainees will be inspired to bring the practice of yoga into their daily lives and to more fully experience what is available through regular yoga practice.  This course will be a rich, transformative experience for all. 


Each trainee will have the opportunity to more fully find their own voice & will graduate with the experience & knowledge needed to teach & continue growing.

Spring 2023 Training Schedule 

Three 7-Day Immersions over 3 Months: April 2-8, May 14-20 & June 25-July 1.

Investment: $2550 (Payment Plans Available.)

$500 deposit to hold your space. 

Please email Pamela Stone Chambers, owner of Yoga Samadhi & Columbia Gorge School of Yoga

at with questions. To register, CLICK HERE.

Teaching staff

Lauren Pisano


As I have learned it, yoga practice encourages balanced discipline and stable flexibility in both body and mind. Human beings have sought to understand the world and themselves as long as we have been alive. Yoga, a gift from India, is a science for that inquiry. I feel fortunate to have been taught it and to have yoga as a framework through which to grow, explore and connect.

The majority of my formal hours of study have been with Annie Carpenter, Stephanie Adams and Adi Vajra. I have also been greatly influenced by Vipassana meditation as taught by SN Goenka. Work, relationships, books, nature and music are opportunities to open to the practice in our everyday experience.


I cherish yoga as a sanctuary where all people may come and do their work in peace. I do my best to question my own biases and habits to refine my way of being in the world, and to contribute to a future that celebrates and represents everyone. 


Kathy Kacena

Kathy is the founder and inspiration of Yoga Samadhi Columbia Gorge. Before moving to the Gorge in 2005, she was co-founder/director of Yoga Samadhi Atlanta, Georgia. Kathy’s teaching style is warm and welcoming. She combines traditional active yoga poses balanced with yin style poses, which are long held passive stretches that work deeply to open connective tissue. By offering pose options and individual attention, Kathy makes her classes accessible to all skills levels.


Kathy has been teaching since 1999. Her training includes: 

  • Viniyoga apprenticeship (Krishnamacharya /TKV Desikachar lineage), Pierce Program, Atlanta, Georgia. 

  • Yin Yoga training with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers at Peachtree Yoga Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Vipassana meditation with Phillip Moffitt. 


Janet Stone

Always a student, Janet has immersed herself in the ancient practices of yoga for over thirty years. A global yoga teacher, she shares the teachings from the heart. Through curiosity, devotion, and dedication she creates a unique approach to living yoga.rJanet’s yoga journey began at 17 under Maharaji, her meditation teacher, whose reverence for simplicity and joy live on in her practice and teachings to this day. She shares from the depth of her own sadhana (sustained practice), her studentship in the eight-limbed path, her creative approach to asana, and her reverence for bhakti (devotional, heart-centered yoga, including chanting mantra). Janet challenges students to investigate what they think they know, to hold compassion for what they discover within themselves, and to remember presence, the long view and the radical depth of our interconnectedness.

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Aiyisha Castillo

Aiyisha specializes in body, mind and soul connection. She has devoted the last two decades to studying human development, massage therapy, somatic psychology and yoga. Aiyisha teaches from a framework that recognizes these human bodies are a gift and she is passionate about supporting folks in building a deeper relationship to the wisdom within.

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