about Tori

teacher, guide, artist

mama, daughter, sister, partner

Tori's daily practices assimilate ancient traditions and contemporary philosophy. Many years ago, Tori woke up to her path in a time of great healing. Since those early moments of awareness, she has traveled to Vietnam, Laos, Bali, England, Scotland, France and Zimbabwe. Additionally, she has traveled and taught in Botswana, Nicaragua, Mexico, and throughout the US. She has danced and studied with the Prana Vinyasa Tribe; immersed in the Kundalini tradition; and maintains a deep discipline in the daily practice of meditation. She has found an essential resonance in the power of self study and continues to explore many world wisdom traditions. She lives a full spectrum life and offers her insights through writing, creativity, movement, gratitude, compassion, guidance and breath. 


She believes in the amazing potential of guiding people into clarity of self and how to be in this world through many integrated practices. She created This Gentle Way Guide Programs, which provide curated curriculum and one on one monthly coaching. These programs guide students as they dive into the life transforming and illuminating practices Tori has received from her own Guides and gathered from the shared wisdom of all traditions.


Please join her on this path of transformation, evolution, creating, moving, remembering, practicing and being. 



Tori holds a BA, MFA and ERYT 500, YACEP. She is a graduate of DePauw University (BA) and American University (MFA). She has exhibited her art both nationally and internationally. She is an alumni artist of the Art in Embassies Program (Botswana). She completed her 200hr YTT certification with Flow Yoga Center (Washington, DC) and received her 500hr YTT certification in the Prana Vinyasa tradition. Tori is a senior teacher and Director of Continuing Education at YoYoYogi - located in the Pearl District, in Portland, OR.  

When she isn't teaching, guiding or creating, she spends her time being Mama to her wise, soulful children Josephine and Reeves, and being in partnership with her grounding, inspiring husband John. She grew up with her sister, parents, and large extended family in the Midwest. She is currently living in Portland, OR.


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