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Farewell, Frank. You are already missed, but the magic you shared will live on.

- A note from Linda and Howard

 

Many of us know that Frank Abbott left us for good about a week ago. We feel that he left us better people, and did so in the quietest and gentlest way possible.

Frank taught mostly Yin yoga here at North Coast, a slow, meditative form of yoga that suited him well and to which he was strongly pulled. The work goes deeply into one’s body, and Frank took his students there easily. Let us show a distinction which he made: he always referred to “leading” a class rather than “teaching” it, a sign of his true humility.

Over a decade of association we interacted a fair amount with Frank and his wife Sandy: a super-solid couple with a deep and obvious connection. Our knowledge of who Frank was has, interestingly, only grown since his passing: not saying that we didn’t take the time to know him, but one could make that assumption. Like many people in our lives, our relationship could have been described as somewhat superficial: too bad. Maybe a lesson we could all draw here is to take more time in learning one another, not merely “friending” folks through electronic media.

Another teaching of Frank’s was both simple and profound: his personal mantra. “Breathe, relax, and feel.” “Breathe, relax, and feel.” Frank was a true servant, to his family, his beliefs, and importantly in his career as a firefighter, a public servant. He grew into a yoga instructor in the later part of his too-short life, and we’re very grateful that he did. The lessons of yoga seem to have helped him in his untimely passing: the ultimate lesson. Thank you from our hearts Frank: you served this world very, very well. Howard and Linda

Kids Yoga Fun!

Kids Yoga Fun!

Partner Yoga Workshop

Partner Yoga Workshop

Partner Yoga

Partner Yoga

Linda & Howard

Linda & Howard

Our beautiful studio!

Our beautiful studio!

Partner Yoga

Partner Yoga

Partner Yoga Workshop

Partner Yoga Workshop

Alessa's Artwork

Alessa's Artwork

Little Alessa Levee doing Star Pose

Little Alessa Levee doing Star Pose

Yin & Yoga Nidra Training

Yin & Yoga Nidra Training

Linda & Becky - Partner Yoga

Linda & Becky - Partner Yoga

The beautiful Linda!

The beautiful Linda!

The Infamous Howard!

The Infamous Howard!

Amy Jones - Tai Chi Instructor

Amy Jones - Tai Chi Instructor

Becky & John - Partner Yoga

Becky & John - Partner Yoga

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Frank - "He's Magic"

Frank - "He's Magic"

More Partner Yoga Fun!

More Partner Yoga Fun!

Linda Hjortshoj

Studio Owner

Yoga Instructor

Polarity Practitioner

Howard Bartle

Studio Owner

Yoga Instructor

Class Clown

Becky

Becky is trained in Vinyasa flow, Yin & Yoga Nidra, Children's Yoga & Reiki

She loves working with beginners as well as those with more experience. She will modify any pose necessary to suite the needs of any level of practitioner. Becky enjoys infusing various genres of music within her classes & loves the creative aspect of planning & sequencing each class uniquely so that her students are always learning something new no two classes are ever the same.

Find her on Facebook, she is always posting something inspiring & motivational!

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Frank

  Our students call him "Magic."

Frank led our Saturday morning Yin class. His voice was perfect for this style of yoga & his presence alone would put you at ease. His classes filled quickly and consistently. You will be missed and forever a part of our yoga family. Rest peacefully, Frank. We love you. 

Cathy Smith

Cathy leads Recovery Yoga

and is trained in Yin. She recently obtained her RYT200! Congratulations, Cathy! 

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Amy Engle

Amy leads Tai Chi on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. She is also trained in Yin Yoga and loves attending yoga on a regular basis!

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