Gregory JamielPortland, Oregon, United States
Forrest Yoga Certified


About Gregory:
Greg first stepped foot in a yoga class 14 years ago as a way to increase his flexibility while practicing Kenpo Karate. This Rhode Island native quickly realized how powerful and healing this practice can be. After trying many styles of yoga, he found his place with the amazing practice of Forrest Yoga. He has been practicing Forrest Yoga intensively since 2010, has completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, the Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, and is enrolled in the year-long Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program. He is also the Artist in Residence for the Forrest Yoga organization. Greg followed his heart and left his corporate design job to become the owner of Inner Elements Yoga Studio in Portland, OR. An artist by nature, Greg incorporates the many gifts that bring love, Beauty, and creativity to his healing practice of teaching and working with the gifts of Forrest Yoga to help people reconnect their breath back into their body, feel and build their strength, and realize the truly beautiful gifts they are to this world! Greg teaches a variety of classes at Inner Elements, teaches private & semi-private events, and teaches workshops in Portland and across the country. In his classes you will feel and build your connection of your breath and your beautiful body. He infuses a sense of fun, laughter, and hard work into his teachings so you will feel your body getting stronger, your muscles lengthening, and your heart beaming! You will work your breath, intention, and physical asanas to explore your body in new ways. You will focus on the core tenets of yoga; building on our breath work, alignment, and gaining strength to help secure a strong foundation for our more advanced classes. When not teaching at Inner Elements, Greg spends his time volunteering with Street Yoga, working on one of his many creative entrepreneurial endeavors, or hiking with his dog, Griffen. You may also catch him climbing a local volcano, rafting a river, running, traveling, or enjoying time spent with his wonderful family and friends. Greg is available for group classes, as well as private classes. Here is what world-renowned Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana Forrest, has to say about Greg: “All you Oregonian’s… Walk, bike, or run to Inner Elements Yoga for the opportunity to work with Greg! Greg is one of those rare creatures who can hold space for the student in a compassionate and wise way allowing them to be present in their entirety; wounds, challenges, and brilliance. He has helped transform Inner Elements into a nexus of healing and inspiring energy and I call on all of you to immerse yourself in this wonderful healing whirlpool. Greg’s generosity of heart sets him in a category different from most teachers and comes through in every interaction with his students and community. This is a rare and precious gift. Take advantage of what he’s offering to you. I am so proud that Inner Elements is the Oregon home of Forrest Yoga! AHO!” ~Ana Forrest