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Volume 8, Issue 5


May 2010

New Member Spotlight

Gretchen Eyth, Certified Yoga Teacher

Gretchen took her first yoga class when she was 13 years old, but then not again until she was in college. “It seemed to keep tapping me on the shoulder over the next few years. It was not until I took my first Vinyasa yoga class after the birth of my second son that I became a dedicated student. I was able to get a fabulous work-out, feel like I just had a massage, and take a much needed mental break from parenting my two toddlers. I was hooked!” she said. She began her teacher training in 2006 and received her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certificate though Tranquil Space Yoga in Washington DC. She’s working towards her advanced training in Power Vinyasa through Yoga Pearl in Portland.

She says that her long-term plan for teaching in the area is to stay local! “As far as I can tell the only yoga north of 26 is at Bethany Athletic Club and Sunset Athletic Club. I would love to make yoga available to all the people in our community and to build on that over the next few years. I hope to add other class options as well, like: Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Teen and Kids Yoga,” she continued.

She teaches an all-levels class where she offers modifications to make a pose easier as well as ways to advance the pose. “I teach my students to listen to their bodies and most importantly to respect where they are on their yoga journey. I teach a flowing-style yoga (vinyasa) where the poses are linked together with the breath. My classes build strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance.”

Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move easily. Yoga is practiced in bare feet, so there is no need for special footwear. Students should bring a yoga mat and a small hand towel to class. Props will be provided.

Classes will be 1 1/2 hours and the cost is $12 for a drop-in or $100 for a 10-class pass. Classes will start in June, and meet on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am at Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman. Contact her at 503-641-3492 or for more info or to sign up.

Stephanie Roitstein, Scentsy

Stephanie Roitstein, who also works at the Sunset Credit Union, recently became a distributor of Scentsy products after attending a Scentsy party in November of 2009. “Our neighbors lost their home to an open flame on Christmas Eve. After that, I removed all the candles from our home. I began missing the fragrances the candles had so when I was introduced to Scentsy, I was hooked.”

Since it works from a low-watt bulb, there’s never a fear of leaving a candle burning, and with the variety of scents available, everyone can find a lot of scents they’ll simply love. Plus, each Scentsy block lasts more than ten hours—much longer than a standard candle and for a fraction of the cost.

Scentsy, which was started in 2003, is sold through catalogs and parties. A group can invite Stephanie to their home or office to display and talk about the product. She explains, “We have over 80 different fragrances to smell and numerous warmers to see, so we’ve found this to be the best way to really experience the uniqueness of Scentsy. Whoever hosts the party will always receive a few gifts from me for their help. If a home or office party isn’t feasible for you, a basket might be the way to go. Simply show off the basket to friends, family, co-workers & more. My kit includes small fragrance testers of each scent, order forms, catalogs & a plug-in warmer to demonstrate. You can keep the basket for a few days or even a week and then return it to me and we’ll close your party.”

To learn more about Scentsy or to place an order, contact Stephanie at 503-701-3610, or visit her website at




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