About Olga

Hi there! My name is Olga Kabel. I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga for almost two decades. Over this period of time, as yoga had carried me over life’s peaks and valleys, I came to realize that yoga to me is not about achieving a particular physique, but more about how I handle life’s challenges, big and small, that get thrown my way. It is also about finding joy and contentment in everyday moments. To me, yoga is not just a thing to do, but a place to be—it’s a state of feeling more centered, more awake, and more aware of my experiences. This is why I practice yoga, and this is how I teach it. This is why I’ve made yoga both my profession and a way of life.

I don’t want you to miss out on the full potential of what yoga has to offer. Regular yoga practice has the power to transform any area of your life for the better. One thing that’s always fascinated me about yoga is its ability to affect change. We all know change is inevitable—our bodies and our lives go through it every single day. We cannot stop change (no matter how hard we try), but through our yoga practice, we can affect the direction of change. This redirection doesn’t need to be dramatic—even the slightest one will set you on an entirely new course. And this can show up in any area of your life, whether it’s your health, your work, your relationships, or your experiences of joy and contentment.

Where do you choose to direct your energy and attention right now? Where are you looking for fulfillment? If things are not working out the way you want them to, maybe it’s worth giving yoga a try. I would be honored to be your guide on this journey. I would introduce you to both the tools that ancient yogis developed for the purpose of personal transformation and concepts that contemporary scientists have presented regarding brain function and human behavior. You’ll be amazed at how often modern science confirms and explains original yogic ideas.

Now I do not have all the answers, and you shouldn’t blindly trust me with anything. As my teacher always says, “Take the suggestions I give you, try them out for yourself, and with that, prove me right or wrong.” And remember: doing nothing changes nothing; doing something changes everything. So let’s get started!

My education

1994 – 1999 Omsk State University, Russia, majored in Education

Summer 2002 Mt Madonna Center 
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
 (certified in August 2002)

2004 – 2006 American Viniyoga Institute
500-hour Yoga Teacher Training (certified in June 2006)

2008 – 2011 American Viniyoga Institute
Yoga Therapist Training 
(certified in April 2011)

 

 

 

 

My endeavors

Potentials Yoga Studio, Portland, OR
Owner, yoga teacher and yoga therapist
August 2007 – September 2013, Portland, Oregon 

Sequence Wiz yoga sequence builder
Founder and Managing director
August 2012 – present

Yoga Adaptations, website with videos of pose variations
Owner
September 2017 – present