Envisioning a world, where compassion, peace,
and love is the purpose for living.

MEET Our Teachers

"In 2018, I had a vision to bring together experienced teachers that shared the same love for yoga, but with a variety of passions and strengths, so that our trainings would be very heart-centered, intentional, and well-rounded. We have created a wonderful balance of teaching asana, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, energetic anatomy, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and more."

- Crystal Borup


Crystal Borup
Founder, Director & Lead Teacher


Chantel Alcaraz
Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda


Kathy Kacena
Yin Yoga


Melissa Vovou
Safe Yoga Practices


Kristin Franger
Prenatal Yoga


Kay Alton
Trauma Informed Yoga

ABOUT Peaceful Living School of Yoga

Crystal is the founder and director of Peaceful Living school of Yoga. A Yoga Alliance RYS (Registered Yoga School) dedicated to bringing essential and core teachings of yoga into their trainings, going beyond the physical practice, to inspire a deeper understanding of what yoga really is. ​

Our main priorities are to help trainees to experience and understand the depths of yoga, to inspire them to bring the teachings of yoga into every day living, and to give them the tools they need to feel confident in a classroom, encouraging them to find their own voice and teaching style. 

We currently offer Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education online and in the Columbia Gorge, at Yoga Samadhi, located downtown White Salmon, WA, an hour east of Portland, OR. We have plans to grow our trainings to the Tetons (Idaho & Wyoming), so stay tuned! If you are a yoga studio, and would like to work with us on bringing our trainings to you, we'd love to hear from you!

What PEOPLE are saying...


"A well rounded introduction into all that yoga has to offer in a supportive and loving environment. I feel honored to have such a wonderful experience!"


"Crystal, words alone cannot express what an amazing experience you provided for me at a time when all the world turned upside-down. I know it may have been one of the more difficult experiences you have faced, however, you shined with grace. I wish you all the best in your many exciting paths you will take in the years to come."


"Crystal, the lead instructor has attention to detail and lives her life in the same integrity that she teaches her students. She is lovely inside and out."