This is a list of professionals who regularly teach classes out of The Hive. You can find their classes on our events page, Facebook, Meetup, or through their personal websites.
Shireen Amini is a singer-songwriter / musician based in Bend, Oregon whose performance career has interwoven with her passion for healing and indigenous wisdom through the development of “music medicine” offerings. She strongly believes in utilizing the power of music to restore a soulful and conscious existence on our planet and in bringing music back to it’s functional roots through modern means. She performs original world-soul-pop with conscious messages, groovy beats, and often built-in interactive community elements. She also leads the lively local Latin dance rock band, ¡Chiringa! In 2007, she released a solo EP entitled, “Turnaround” and in 2017 ¡Chiringa! released it’s first full-length album entitled “Familia.” Most recently Shireen put out a single called “Skeleton in the Closet” with a project called JoyRoot. With a background in world music, drum circle facilitation, and sound healing, Shireen also facilitates community music-making events that are both exciting and soul-nourishing. She has worked with youth, lead community drumming and singing events, offered community sound healing experiences and has more music medicine offerings and recorded projects are in the works! Learn more about Shireen and her offerings at shireenaminimusicmedicine.com
Ashley is passionate about holistic education as a powerful tool to empower children to be their best, authentic selves through programs that are heart-centered and purpose-driven. She founded Obsidian Education in 2017 and is currently offering cooking, yoga, mindfulness, and girl’s empowerment classes at a variety of locations in Bend, Oregon. The driving force behind each class is to allow children to better understand and love themselves so that they can become future advocates for humans and the planet.
As an educator, she’s worked with children in public, private, charter and holistic schools in the United States and abroad for nine years. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Bemidji State University and is a licensed Oregon Elementary Teacher. She has completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training as certified by Yoga Alliance and is in the process of completing Chef Certification courses through Pure Joy Planet. She served as a nanny for many years as well as a nature guide for children at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon prior to moving to Bend.
When she’s not surrounded by children she loves hiking at a reasonable pace, creating killer green smoothie recipes, and dancing ridiculously in her living room with her daughter (actually, she does these things around children as well).
Information about Obsidian Education's programs can be found at obsidianeducation.org.
Julie Tartak, Whole Soul Wellness
Intuitively, Energetically and Purposefully, Julie invokes heart-spaced healing. Her focus is on the energetic/emotional healing level. She provides the opportunity for you to explore what works for you, bringing fresh perspectives, clarity, resolve and action steps. Julie gets to the heart of what's blocking you in your life and invites you in for an honest conversation while she uses a variety of coaching methods, intuitive guidance and energetic clearing. She is a catalyst and gateway for beginners and those looking for a whole being approach. Whole Soul Wellness is about you and your journey into personal growth and self-empowerment.
Marjon Murphy, CPD, CBC, CEIM, Lactation Educator
Marjon teaches Infant Massage, Baby Reflexology and Baby Language, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care classes at The Hive.
Marjon began Baby Wellness Bend in 2017. Marjon is a Postpartum Doula (CPD-CBI), Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC -CBI), a Bastyr University trained Lactation Educator, Certified Educator of Infant Massage (IAIM), and teaches classes in Baby Reflexology and Dunstan Baby language. Marjon focusses on counseling and educating parents with young babies.
In Hong Kong, she worked among experienced birth professionals and taught breastfeeding and newborn care classes at a Birth Centre. In The Netherlands, she gave classes and followed along lactation consultants and baby nurses who, in that country, take care of every new mother and newborn for the first ten days after birth in their home. This beautiful service she likes to provide as a Postpartum Doula for moms and babies here in Bend and surrounding cities.
Originally, Marjon was an elementary teacher from the Netherlands and has two active teen boys. She volunteers for St. Charles at the Mommy and Me breastfeeding support group.
You can call or text Marjon (pronounce Mar-Yon) at 541 678 0687 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.babywellnessbend.com.
Jennifer Burnett has been in the fitness industry for over eleven years. She has a love for all things fitness and enjoys exploring and learning all the wonderful ways her body can learn, grow and move. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, mat level 1 and 2 certified Pilates instructor, and has attended several continuing education workshops and studied under great movement practitioners such as Ido Portal (one of the trainers to Connor McGregor), Kelly Starrett, and many more. In addition to training young athletes, stay at home moms, and clients of all ages and walks of life, she has also taught workshops on body image, self-love and various mindset programs that help promote a healthier vision of self-care.
Jennifer is on a mission to serve people who desire to change their mindset when it comes to fitness, health and body image. She has a passion to help revolutionize the way we look and think about our health and self-worth. Having recently moved to Bend from the east coast, she is looking forward to making new friends and serving the community
Join her for a Pilates mat level 1 and 2 at The Hive every Saturday at 10 am. This is a donation based class. Please bring a mat.
Tanya has worked in healthcare for twenty years, as an RN and then as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. With knowledge of the human body and mind, she chose to dig deeper into the science of prevention. She now works as a Population Health RN, Yoga Calm Certified Youth Instructor, an RYT 200, and a certified TRE® Provider.
Her work is infused with tender lessons, carefully collected from her experiences growing up in rural Wyoming, military officership, pediatric oncology nursing, and psychiatric medicine. Her life has been one of service and diligence in care alongside the joy and suffering of others.
Tanya's areas of focus and joy include: Supporting confidence in early childhood; Believing families want nothing more than to see their children thrive in mind, body, and spirit; and Sharing the experience of embodied self-regulation with those who seek inner peace.
In addition to traditional evidence-based and mindfulness practices, Tanya offers intuitive listening modalities for spiritual wellbeing. Please inquire for specifics if you are drawn to this aspect of her service.
Being our true self is what the journey of life is all about. Life is to be lived without any delusions stated in words from past experiences. True self cannot be stated in words but lived as an experience. Shiv refrains from attaching himself to any definable label, be it of status, gender, religion, nation or any other description that would define and therefore limit. All that he is, is.
Shiv is the author of “The Seed of Nothingness” and creator of Dance Meditation Transformation also known as Morning Celebration Meditation. He a visionary who believes the truth of life is through living life simply. When you realize who you truly are the search for happiness on the outside ceases and the nectar of life can be truly experienced through the inner joy and life that surrounds you. He shatters Western and Eastern dogmas of spiritual ideology of ‘doing to achieve’ by his profound message that everything is already within you and through the ‘non-doing’ do we really come to know our true essence. Thus imparting wisdom that a person’s journey towards Nirvana is only possible through self-realization, and not through borrowed knowledge or belief systems. Shiv’s very presence will invite you to settle the mud of mental chatter, confusion, and distraction to allow the clarity to shine through. Shiv joyously teaches through the spaces in between his words, inviting each one of us to experience the compassionate support to journey inward. Through his own inner silence and presence others around him will feel the resonance of his inner silence that is sure to create a ripple effect. Enjoy and allow this experience to completely unravel the mysteries of life and beyond.