We are Grinning


The Grinning Yogi was founded with a simple mission: to celebrate you, as you are, TODAY. Fed up with the marketing of 'not enough' so rampant in the fitness world, we sought refuge. We were sick of being told we needed to change and we were ready to do something about it. It is with this on our hearts that we opened our first studio in Capitol Hill, Seattle in 2012.

Thee studio and years later, nothing has changed. We believe in the power of acceptance, compassion and self-love. We believe that bodies are here to be listened to and cherished. We believe you know what you need, you just sometimes need the space to hear it. We believe in the power of our practice and our community.  We believe in YOU.

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or just trying yoga for the first time - we are here for you. Our *lightly* heated studios are full of fun, flow and -of course- grinning! At Grinning, we blend compassion and skillful guidance with fun and sweat to create a space for people to connect and take CARE!


The Grinning Yogi teachers are some of the most qualified and highly trained teachers in all of Portland. Our teaching team has over 3000 hours of training and includes an Olympian, a doctor, self-care experts and many other *awesome* teachers guaranteed to make your day!