Tania Wildbill is the Owner/Founder of Wellness Wave, LLC, which was created in June of 2016, with the intention to promote health and wellness both in the City of Pendleton and on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. She is has her 500 ERYT with the National Yoga Alliance and is a Certified Amrit Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Yoga Nidra. Yoga Therapist and Life Coach. She creates workshops for retreats and leads corporate and not for profit visioning.
Yoga & Yoga Nidra: Tania teaches both Yoga and Yoga Nidra as a way to still the mind and awaken our breath. She also uses writing as a tool to discover our life intention.
Tania Wildbill is also a certified Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, Zumba Instructor, Beachbody INSANITY Live and Imagination Yoga Instructor and teaches at her Downtown and Reservation Wellness Wave Yoga & Fitness Studio.
Tania Wildbill, and her husband, Cedric, was the writer, producer, and director of the award winning documentary, American Cowboys. Wildbill graduated with a BA in French from Rice University in Houston, Texas and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York City in 1995.
Wildbill was a producer, reporter, and anchor with both KASE/KVET Radio in Austin, Texas and the Texas Associated Press Network in Dallas, Texas. She studied literature at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France and with the Institute of European Studies.
American Cowboys won Best Documentary Made for Public Television at the 1999 Great Plain Film Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. In April of 2001 American Cowboys won Best Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
Wildbill worked for two years for Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center as a Life Coach-Community Outreach and hosted a weekly radio show “Wellness Works” on KCUW 104.3 FM. She has been the co-owner and partner of Wildbill Productions, LLC, since 1996.
Wildbill was a presenter at the 2010 Texas Yoga Conference and was interviewed about the Yoga Round-Up on India Television Network on the Rene Lobo Show which was broadcast in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In November of 2016, Tania Wildbill was awarded the National Indian Health Board Local Impact Award and her company, Wellness Wave, was recognized in December of 2017 as a Success Story by America's Small Business Development Centers of Oregon.
Considers herself one of the few lucky ones who have been able to share their life's passion for dance with others. Growing up in a family active in both instrumental and voice music, it seemed second nature to her to express her enjoyment through the art of dance. April teaches many genres of dance including Line Dancing, Country Western, Latin, Swing, and Smooth Ballroom, and has had hundreds of people take her classes through Pendleton Parks & Rec, BMCC, and Hermiston Parks & Rec over the past 21 years. In addition to group lessons, April also offers private and semi-private dance instruction. She has been a first place competitor at the Portland Dance Festival and continues taking advanced lessons from competing professional instructors. April believes dancing to be both fun and healthy, and she strives to help everyone "dance like nobody's watching".
Leigh Pinkham-Johnston is one of the INSANITY Live instructors for Wellness Wave on the rez. She is relatively new to the fitness field. Leigh attained her INSANITY Live certification in April 2016. She has been obsessed with High Intensity Interval training (HIIT) since August 2015. Leigh started with Beachbody 21-day fix with Tania and has lost over 99 inches. INSANITY has become one of Leigh’s favorite ways to exercise.
Denae is a mother, wife and lover of movement. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon with emphasis on Human Anatomy & Physiology. Her 12-year personal yoga practice has included many types of yoga, including Vinyasa, Hatha and Kundalini. Looking for a new challenge and community after becoming a stay-at-home mother of two, she tried Buti® Yoga, fell in love with the practice and found a new desire to begin sharing yoga with others. She is now a 200 hour RYT in Vinyasa Yoga, and also holds certifications for Buti® Yoga, HotCore®, Buti Sculpt®, and DEEP®. “Yoga is a personal journey. Even when we are in class moving and breathing together, you take what you need. I’m simply a guide and humbled to be a small part of your journey.”
ACOSIA RED ELK
Acosia Red Elk is an 8 time World Champion jingle Dancer who besides those wins has been at the top of the winners lists since 1998 when she first started competing . She has been swept away by Yoga and the lifestyle that follows it . It's been life changing and she now feels it's time to help others find yoga.
Acosia is an enrolled member of the Confederated tribes of the Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla . Her bloodlines are also that of the Nez Perce and Colville tribes . She is the Mother of two beautiful teenagers. In addition she is a Glass Artist and very well known seamstress specializing in contemporary Native American regalia. She is a hunter,fisher, gardener and gatherer.
She enjoys teaching the youth dancing and cultural arts and crafts . She is a Certified Buti and Vinyasa, Yoga, Sculpt and Hot Core Instructor. Acosia is a well Known Jingle Dancer who travels extensively competing and taking part in Powwows and cultural events and ceremonies . Called upon many times to serve as Head Woman Dancer for powwows and events across Indian country and beyond . She has been featured in books, magazines, calendars, brochures, billboards etc..
Acosia is an 8 time World Champion jingle Dancer who besides those wins has been at the top of the winners lists since 1998 when she first started competing .She has been swept away by Yoga and the lifestyle that follows it . It's been life changing and she now feels it's time to help others find the practice of Yoga. She is Very honored and humbled to share the TAKING FLIGHT Retreat across the USA.
Monique Malevich has been actively involved in the wellness industry for nearly a decade as an Internationally Certified Fitness Trainer and Wellness Coach. She also carries multiple certifications in Nutritional Planning, Buti® Yoga, BARRE®, Group Fitness Training & multiple ISSA and AFPA Certifications.
Monique is also a level II Reiki Attunement Practitioner and loves to integrate chakra work into her own personal practice as well as the fitness and yoga classes which she offers
With a strong desire to encourage others to find their own personal strengths, she hopes to help everyone live their most fulfilling and healthiest lives.