Vino & Vinyasa is a partnership between two wine-loving, life-long friends; Nichole Taylor and Ivy Hover. The yin and yang they have developed since high school (South Albany, class of 1987!) perfectly reflects their commitment to hosting yoga while surrounded by the most gorgeous scenery they have discovered in their native state of Oregon. Vino & Vinyasa events are held in conjunction with select Oregon vineyards and are customized to best capture the uniqueness of each winery and its location.
Nichole holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Oregon State University. In 2004 she left an 11 year career in neuroscience at the University of Texas medical school to pursue fitness full time. She has been in the fitness industry since 2002 and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour level), and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer; her resume also boasts a long list of other certifications.
Ivy is a graphic artist who spent 20 years in Las Vegas honing her public relations and marketing skills through web site development, rock concert promotion and by turning various dive bars into popular live music venues. She returned to Oregon in 2008, and is a contributing writer for the alt-weekly newspaper Las Vegas CityLife and the Portland Drinks Examiner for Examiner.com. If you have any press inquiries, please direct them to to ivy (at) vinovinyasa (dot) com