Sophie Sichel, RYT200
Sophie is a native Oregonian and has lived in Eugene since 2011. She enjoys spending time being active and outdoors snowboarding, hiking, and camping. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Oregon with honors in biology and minors in organic chemistry and music. She currently works at the University of Oregon as a research assistant in the Institute of Molecular Biology and plans on pursuing a graduate degree in biology.

Sophie began practicing yoga in 2013 it quickly became a place she found solace and peace. Although she initially began practicing as a form of physical exercise, she began to feel the impact of her practice throughout her entire life. Sophie has found strength, happiness, and sanctuary in her practice is passionate about sharing her experiences with the community. In June of 2016 she finished her 200 hour RYT certification and is beginning her 500 hour training soon.

Although she is a passionate researcher in the lab, she is intrigued by the mind-body connection that the ancient teachings of yoga explore. By continuing her education in the sciences and in yoga, Sophie hopes to further understand how the mind and body are interconnected.

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.” –Amit Ray