My name is Chelsea Paxton and I am passionate about yoga and good food. OmTown Girl is my way to do what I love: teach, create, and nurture through yoga and baking. Through my blog, I hope to share with you what I learn on my mat and in the kitchen and how the art of baking has a lot in common with the discipline of yoga.
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. I teach vinyasa yoga classes based on Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. I completed Level I teacher training with Baron Baptiste in October 2009 and Level II in September 2010. I plan to be Portland’s first certified Baptiste yoga instructor and to help create a vibrant Baptiste community in the greater Portland area.
I encourage my students to listen to their bodies and find their own inner strength on their mats, which will then transform their lives off the mat.
My inspiration for teaching and baking is my mother, Trish Paxton, who has always encouraged me to follow my dreams and believe my own inner wisdom. As a Jazzercise instructor, my mom taught me to love fitness and how to eat a healthy and balanced diet – and we even indulged in a homemade dessert once a week as a family. She believes in using only really good organic butter for baking – happier cows equals better desserts! – and she has the most beautiful standing bow pulling pose ever.
I look forward to sharing my adventures in yoga and baking with you!